Games played Wednesday (April 29, 2015)


  • Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun hit 2 HRs, including a grand slam, in an 8-3 win over the Reds. Click here for more details ***
  • Batting at the top of the lineup for the first time, L.A.’s Joc Pederson homered on the second pitch he saw and made a diving grab Wednesday in a 7-3 win over the Giants. He also drew his 17th walk, second-highest in the N.L. Pederson had batted either 7th or 8th until manager Don Mattingly reconfigured the batting order ***
  • Speaking of Joc Pederson, guess which rookie the Dodgers nominated to play in this year’s All-Star Game?
  • Detroit’s Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a double in Wednesday’s 10-7 win over the Twins ***
  • Toronto’s Kevin Pillar went 1-for-4 with a double in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to the Red Sox. The double was Pillar’s 7th, tying him for 2nd in the A.L. ***
  • Oakland’s Ike Davis went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and teammate Sam Fuld went 0-for-4 in Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Angels ***


  • Oakland prospect Nick Rickles (A+) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo HR on Wednesday, his first HR since 9/4/2013. Rickles sat out all of 2014 due to injury ***
  • In only his third start for the Syracuse Chiefs and on just two days’ rest, Nationals prospect Richard Bleier (AAA) pitched one of the best games of his career Wednesday. Over 6 innings, the 28-year-old southpaw yielded one earned run on 6 hits, walking none and striking out three in a 5-1 win ***

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