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Date Player
8/24/2016 Jay Bruce, NYM, RF
Bruce left Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning with a cramp in his right calf.

Analysis: After blooping a double down the left-field line to start the inning, Bruce held at second as James Loney flew out to left. Manager Terry Collins and a trainer popped out of the dugout before Asdrubal Cabrera's at-bat and removed Bruce. Bruce is batting .248 with 27 homers and 86 RBIs for the year. He was acquired on July 31 from the Cincinnati Reds to bolster New York's offense, but is only 13 of 77 since the trade.
8/24/2016 Kendall Graveman, Oak, P
Graveman won his second straight start Wednesday to give him 10 victories on the season. The right-hander allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings against the Indians.

Analysis: Graveman is 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in his last four outings, and 9-2 with a 3.33 ERA in his past 16 starts.
8/24/2016 Trevor Bauer, Cle, P
Bauer lost for the first time in four starts Wednesday, allowing five runs - three earned - and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Athletics.

Analysis: The right-hander was 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in his previous three outings.
8/24/2016 Ryon Healy, Oak, 3B
Healy singled and drove in a run Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Analysis: He's batting .415 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs over that stretch.
8/24/2016 Khris Davis, Oak, LF
Davis record his second straight two-hit game Wednesday.

Analysis: He's batting .354 with six homers, four doubles, a triple, 12 RBIs and 13 runs scored in his last 13 contests.
8/24/2016 Danny Valencia, Oak, 3B
Valencia singled Wednesday to give him a hit in 10 of his last 12 games.

Analysis: He's batting .429 with a homer, three doubles, three RBIs and six runs scored over his last nine contests.
8/24/2016 Jake Smolinski, Oak, CF
Smolinski went 2 for 5 on Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to seven games.

Analysis: He's batting .321 with a homer over that stretch.
8/24/2016 Francisco Lindor, Cle, SS
Lindor had a pinch-hit single Wednesday.

Analysis: He's batting .380 in his last 13 games.
8/24/2016 Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle, RF
Chisenhall went 2 for 4 with a double Wednesday.

Analysis: He's 10 for 24 with two homers, three doubles and six RBIs in his last seven games.
8/24/2016 José Ramírez, Cle, 3B
Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a double Wednesday.

Analysis: Ramirez, who was 0 for 7 in his previous two games, is batting .374 with six homers, 10 doubles and 16 RBIs in his last 27 contests.
8/24/2016 Rob Segedin, LAD, LF
The Dodgers placed Segedin on the paternity leave list Wednesday. Segedin is expected to return Thursday after a wild start to the week. He hit his first major league homer Monday in Cincinnati, then homered off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday before leaving in the eighth inning and rushing to the hospital to meet his wife for the birth of their first child. Manager Dave Roberts had to convince Segedin to take the one day of paternity leave.

Analysis: The rookie is batting .286 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 15 games since having his contract purchased from the minors Aug. 7.
8/24/2016 DJ LeMahieu, Col, 2B
LeMahieu, among the NL leaders in batting at .344, missed his second consecutive game Wednesday with inflammation in left wrist.

Analysis: ''He's still available to do some of the other things, but I'm not going to use him to hit,'' manager Walt Weiss said. ''When you hurt your wrist, your fingers or anything to your hand as a hitter, it is going to take a while.'' The Rockies have an off day Thursday.
8/24/2016 Zach Davies, Mil, P
Davies avoided a third straight losing start Wednesday, allowing one run and striking out eight over six innings to beat the Rockies.

Analysis: The right-hander had gone 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA in his previous three outings.
8/24/2016 Tyler Anderson, Col, P
Anderson pitched well Wednesday, but his winless streak reached four starts. The rookie left-hander allowed two runs and three hits while striking out a career-high 10 over five innings in a 7-1 loss to the Brewers.

Analysis: Anderson (4-5, 3.69) has received five total runs of support over those four outings.
8/24/2016 Orlando Arcia, Mil, SS
Arcia went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored Wednesday.

Analysis: He has three hits in his last four at-bats after going 10 for 70 in his first 19 major league games.
8/24/2016 Chris Carter, Mil, 1B
Carter doubled and drove in a run Wednesday.

Analysis: He's 6 for 18 with three homers, two doubles, five RBIs, five walks and five runs scored over his last six games.
8/24/2016 Hernán Pérez, Mil, 3B
Perez singled, walked, scored twice and stole a base Wednesday.

Analysis: He's hit safely in six straight games while driving in four runs and stealing three bases.
8/24/2016 Ryan Braun, Mil, LF
Braun homered twice and drove in three runs Wednesday.

Analysis: He entered in a 4-for-27 funk in his previous eight games but did have six RBIs over that span.
8/24/2016 Jonathan Villar, Mil, SS
Villar went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI on Wednesday to push his hitting streak to seven games.

Analysis: He's batting .345 with a homer, three doubles, four RBIs, four stolen bases and six runs scored over that stretch.
8/24/2016 Tim Anderson, CWS, SS
Anderson tripled and drove in a pair of runs in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Phillies.

Analysis: Anderson has hit safely in 14 of 15 games, batting .339 with a .959 OPS.
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