The Rundown: Cubs’ Bats Silenced by…Zach Davies? Pirates Clinch Playoff Spot, Rizzo Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

Last night was simply one of those nights for the Cubs where you just shrug your shoulders and move on to the next game. Some guy named Zach Davies started…

Manziel ‘obviously’ disappointed he won’t start

Johnny Manziel conceded it’s disappointing that he will go back to the bench after starting Sunday for the Cleveland Browns. However, the signal-caller said he did his job in leading the team when called upon.

Birthday boy Gyorko gifts Padres with walk-off

Jedd Gyorko celebrated his 27th birthday in style Wednesday as he hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Padres edged the Giants, 5-4, at Petco Park. With the loss, the Giants fell seven games back of the Dodgers in the National League West, as Los Angeles won Wednesday.

Angels, Twins gain ground in Wild Card

Take a look at how Wednesday’s games impacted the postseason picture.

Texas’ big blasts sink A’s, swell AL West lead

Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre hit a pair of three-run home runs, Rougned Odor had a solo shot and starter Colby Lewis earned his 17th win as the Rangers continued to widen their lead in the American League West with a 10-3 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.

Statcast: Orlando dashed home for Royals’ win

An in-depth look at all highlight plays from Wednesday night, courtesy of Statcast.

Cano logs 2,000th career hit against Royals

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano collected the 2,000th hit of his career in Wednesday night’s 4-3 loss with a sharp single to left in the eighth against Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera, becoming just the 14th player in MLB history to reach that milestone in their first 11 seasons.

Smyly, Souza Jr. help Rays defeat Red Sox

Drew Smyly fired 6 1/3 shutout innings, Steven Souza Jr. had four hits, including a home run, and Daniel Nava came up with a clutch RBI single against his former team on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, leading the Rays to 6-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Dayton’s Pierre suspended for first semester

Dayton’s Pierre suspended for first semester

Brewers spoil perfection, take finale from Cubs

Starters Kyle Hendricks and Zach Davies were both at their best, allowing a combined six hits, but it was the Brewers who capitalized on their chance, winning, 4-1, at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.