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Update: X-rays came back negative on Hanley Ramirez's hand.

The X-rays did not reveal any fractures. Ramirez will fortunately walk away from getting hit on the hand by a pitch Wednesday with a contusion. Han Ram will likely be listed as day-to-day with a good chance he misses a few upcoming games due to the injury. ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Giants 6-4 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Crawford set a new career high with his 11th home run of the season on Wednesday. The blast gave the Giants a 4-3 lead which is something they held onto until blowing the game in the ninth inning. Known more for his defense Crawford has excelled with the bat this season, hitting .270 with 38 runs, 11 home runs, 47 RBI and four stolen bases. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Santiago Casilla failed to record on an out on Wednesday, allowing a walk-off three run home run in the Giants 6-5 loss to the Marlins.

Tough loss for Casilla who had been light outs in June, earning five saves over 7.1 scoreless innings. Overall this year Casilla has been pretty solid, saving 20 games with a 3.03 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Chris Heston allowed three earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out one over six innings in the Giants 6-5 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Heston was in line for his ninth win of the season before his bullpen gave it up in the ninth but overall it has been a solid season for the rookie which has allowed for him to keep his job as Matt Cain and Jake Peavy make their returns to the Giants rotation. Overall this season Heston is 8-5 with a 3.78 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Justin Bour went 2-for-4 with a walk off three-run home run in the Marlins 6-5 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

Bour had a big month of May where he hit .322 with five home runs and a .992 OPS but crashed back to earth in June, hitting just .138 with one home run and a .515 OPS but that one home run came on Tuesday which makes Wednesday’s walk-off shot his second straight game with a home run. Mike Morse could be returning soon which will cut into Bour’s playing time but as long as he is in the lineup the power potential is the real deal. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Dan Haren allowed four runs (three earned) on 10 hits while walking none and striking out one in the Marlins 6-5 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

Haren had pitched well over the first couple innings before struggling in the sixth inning, allowing two earned runs including a home run to Brandon Crawford which gave the Giants a 4-3 lead. Haren was saved from suffering his fourth straight loss thanks to Justin Bour’s walk-off home run and though he has pitched well this season his last few starts have ended abruptly due to his struggles. Overall this season Haren is 6-5 with a 3.45 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Alex Colome allowed five earned runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out three over seven innings in the Rays 8-1 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

Colome has struggled this season, going 3-4 with a 4.70 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. Over his last four starts Colome has allowed 14 earned runs over 22 innings while allowing 20 hits and walking 11. The pending return of Jake Odorizzi could ultimately put Colome’s rotation spot in jeopardy if he does not turn things around over his next few starts. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with a home run, double, five RBI and one run scored in the Indians 8-1 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

Moss launched his 13th home run of the season on Wednesday to go with 32 runs, 42 RBI and a .233 batting average. Moss is in his first season with Cleveland but has come as advertised from Oakland as he has provided plenty of power from the left side of the plate. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Carlos Carrasco found himself just one out away from a no-hitter on Wednesday but ended up tossing 8.2 innings of one hit baseball, allowing one earned run while walking two and striking out 13 in the Indians 8-1 win over the Rays.

Carrasco was perfect through six innings before walking Joe Butler in the seventh inning. Butler was also the man who broke up Carrasco’s no hitter with two outs in the ninth inning as he singled over the head of the second basemen. For the season Carrasco has gone 10-6 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 110 strikeouts over 97.1 innings. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Bartolo Colon tossed seven shutout innings on Wednesday, allowing three hits while walking one and striking out eight but earned a no decision in the Mets 2-0 extra innings loss to the Cubs.

Colon tossed his best start in nearly a month on Wednesday as he matched Jon Lester pitch for pitch on his way to seven shutout innings. After a fast start to the season it has been a rough couple of months for Bartolo as he is coming off a month of June where he went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA. Overall this season Colon is 9-6 with a 4.55 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Justin Grimm got the final out of the 11th inning to earn his first save of the season in the Cubs 2-0 extra innings win over the Mets on Wednesday.

Grimm relieved James Russell who got the first two outs of the ninth inning and closed the game out for his first career save. After a few poor seasons as a starter Grimm has found success out of the Cubs bullpen this season, going 1-2 with a 1.45 ERA over 23 appearances.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jon Lester tossed seven shutout innings on Wednesday, allowing just five hits while walking one and striking out seven but earned a no decision in the Cubs 2-0 extra innings win over the Mets.

Lester bounced back nicely from his last start where he allowed four runs over four innings against the Dodgers to toss seven shutout innings which lowered his season ERA to 3.74. It has been an up and down year for Lester as he flashed ACE type stuff during the month of May, going 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA but was equally as dreadful in June, going 0-3 with a 5.74 ERA. He starts off July with on a high note so Lester owners are hoping this is a sign of things to come. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Raisel Iglesias (oblique) will make two more rehab starts before returning from the disabled list.

Iglesias struggled before injuring his oblique, making his fantasy value rather low when he does return. However, one thing he does have going for him is that he has swing-and-miss stuff. In his last two starts before going on the DL, he struck out 14 batters in just 8 2/3 innings. Analysis: Colby Conway

Kings are seriously interested in free agent guard Monta Ellis.

The Kings recently traded two forwards to the 76ers to open up some cap space and now the word comes out on why the trade really happened. If they do bring in Ellis, it will be interesting to see whether or not they are able to retain Demarcus Cousins. Cousins and Ellis could make for a lethal guard-forward combination. Analysis: Colby Conway

Manager Chip Hale is leaning towards giving Patrick Corbin the start Saturday.

Corbin's return from Tommmy John wasn't expected to happen until next week, but a vacant spot in the rotation on Saturday could make for Corbin's 2015 debut. He was a serviceable fantasy asset prior to the surgery and many people have already added Corbin to their rosters. He makes for a risky DFS play on Saturday, given that it is his season debut, but for the matchup junkies out there, the Rangers do struggle against lefties. Analysis: Colby Conway

Juan Lagares says his right foot feels "good" after getting hit by a pitch but may go for an X-ray Thursday depending on how he feels.

Lagares could move up in the order with manager Terry Collins saying he wants to shake up the current order. For that to happen, Lagares foot will need to be healthy, especially since speed is an important part of the outfielder's game. Analysis: Colby Conway

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