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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets vs Nationals - Lineup for Wednesday Night Baseball

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

What a month for Arizona 3B Jake Lamb. Just hit one over CF fence. Nine homers in June, looks like 30-100 guy.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins acknowledged the Mets need to win on Wednesday night and avoid a sweep in D.C. He noted it would put a better taste in the team's mouth after a subpar road trip. It would mean trailing by four games instead of six games. And, Collins noted, the Mets will return home to face the Cubs for four games. And that will be no picnic.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Granderson will get his right calf wrapped and do some exercising pregame to allow the Mets to gauge whether he will be in the lineup on Wednesday night. Granderson has success against Max Scherzer, so the preference is he plays, as long as he is physically able. Otherwise, Brandon Nimmo and Alejandro De Aza would man the corner outfield spots.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs rookie C Willson Contreras is 2 for 2 throwing out runners in 4 starts while veteran Miguel Montero is 2 for 37 in 36 starts this season. Contreras has a cannon for an arm.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Watching Carl Edwards Jr. throw for the Cubs, looks a lot like former reliever Juan Cruz in his delivery… Throws in mid-90s.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees lineup against a right-handed, at least temporarily, as Carlos Beltran sits out with a hamstring injury suffered Monday night. Here's the lineup: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Rodriguez DH, McCann c, Castro 2b, Gregorius ss, Headley 3b, Hicks rf, Refsnyder 1b. Tanaka pitching. Teixeira not in the lineup; we'll find out why from Joe Girardi in a few.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's self-assessment after 4-0 loss to the Rays: "Bad. Again." Wasn't happy with his changeup or curveball. "It's crushing me right now," he said. "I'll take the blame."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez's right side did, in fact, tighten up after that big swing in the sixth inning. Day-to-day, according to manager John Farrell.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Also a neat stat regarding Tigers' Miguel Cabrera's fourth-inning home run, which was calculated at 451 feet. That's his fourth homer of 450 feet or more. According to ESPN Stats and Info, no other player in the majors has more than two homers of more than 450 feet.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers go back-to-back with home runs from Steven Moya and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. That's the sixth time this season the Tigers have homered in consecutive at-bats. DET leads 8-2.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks threw a career high 117 pitches on Wednesday after a 15 inning game for the Cubs on Tuesday. He came out with 2 outs in the 7th with the Cubs leading 8-2, saving the bullpen as much as possible.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox go quietly in the top of the ninth, lose 4-0 to the Rays, and finish a mostly miserable road trip with a 2-4 record, having been outscored 42-28 in Texas and Tampa Bay. Boston went 10-16 in June and is 42-36 overall.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees are currently 9 games out of first place in the AL East, their largest deficit of the season; have not been closer than 5.5G out since they were 4.5G back on 4/28. Going into their third game of the series against the Rangers tonight, the Yankees have lost 5 consecutive games to Texas at Yankee Stadium dating back to 2015 (0-3 last season).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez is replaced here before the bottom of the eighth inning. He appeared to injure his back on a ferocious swing-and-miss in the sixth. He was due to bat second in the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox trailing 4-0.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris has eight strikeouts through four innings. Quick, easy fourth. Tigers lead Marlins 5-2 after a four-run first inning.