Nightly 9: Carlos Carrasco falls one strike away from no-hitter

Baseball Each night we'll provide you with the nine top story lines from the day's action, beginning with the stars of the day, and look ahead to the next day's matchups.Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from the third no-hitter of the season, but Rays outfielder Joey Butler singled over the head of second baseman Jason Kipnis on Carrasco's 124th pitch of the night. Carrasco retired the first 19 batters he faced before walking Butler on a 3-2 pitch in the seventh inning. It was the second time in three days an Indians pitcher has taken a perfect game into the seventh against the Rays. Marlins first baseman Justin Bour committed one of three Miami errors, but he made up for his mistake with a three-run walkoff homer in a 6-5 victory over the Giants. It was first time in 43 games the Fish had won when trailing after eight innings.Here are more highlights from Wednesday's games: Impact players C — Tyler Flowers, White Sox: Flowers homered for the third consecutive game and finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.1B — Justin Smoak, Blue Jays: Smoak had two of the Jays' five homers against the Red Sox, hitting one from each side of the plate. He finished 3 for 5 with three RBIs.2B — Neil Walker, Pirates: Walker was 4 for 6 with two homers, three RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base. SS — Jose Reyes, Blue Jays: The speedster was 4 for 5 with four runs scored as the Jays routed the Red Sox. 3B — Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays: Donaldson had three of the Jays' 16 hits — a double, a single and a two-run homer. OF — Brandon Moss, Indians: Moss recorded his first multi-RBI game since June 4 with a two-run double in the second and a three-run homer in the eighth. DH — Jimmy Paredes, Orioles: Recording his sixth multi-hit game in his last eight contests, Paredes was 2 for 4 with homer and two RBIs. SP — Johnny Cueto, Reds: Cueto helped his trade value by pitching eight innings of one-run ball against the Twins. He allowed four hits and struck out eight en route to his fifth win of the season. Key injuriesGiants catcher Buster Posey exited Wednesday's game three innings after a foul tip struck him in the mask. He passed a concussion test after the game and will be evaluated further Thursday. Athletics ace Sonny Gray (illness) was released from the hospital Wednesday after suffering "severe gastroenteritis." There's no timetable for his next start. Astros outfielder George Springer was removed with a right wrist contusion after being hit by a 95 mph fastball from Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after the game that he's not optimistic Springer will avoid the disabled list.Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia (groin) will not make his scheduled start Thursday against the Padres.Surprise performersGood: Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano ended a 2-for-18 skid by going 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs. Bad: Cubs left-hander Jon Lester was 0 for 2 at the plate to extend his career hitless streak to 73 plate appearances.Web gemsAngels outfielder Kole Calhoun sprinted to his right and fully extended to make a diving catch, taking a hit away from Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado dives to his left to field Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo's grounder, then fires to first as he falls backward for the out. Facts of the dayThe Indians are the first team in the expansion era (since 1961) to have their starting pitchers throw at least five perfect innings in three consecutive games: Cody Anderson, Danny Salazar and Carrasco. Ace Corey Kluber will pitch for the Tribe on Thursday.Jose Bautista snapped an 0-for-25 skid with a two-run homer in the second off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello. The slump was Bautista's longest hitless in a Blue Jays uniform. He is four homers shy of tying Vernon Wells for second on the club's all-time list.With a single in the seventh, Orioles slugger Chris Davis extended his hitting streak to 11 games, tying a career high set in 2012.Starters Alfredo Simon (Tigers) and Aaron Harang (Phillies) gave up 15 and 14 hits, respectively. The last time two pitchers gave up 14 or more on same day was July 9, 1977, when it was also a Tiger (Fernando Arroyo) and a Phillie (Steve Carlton). ReactionsAsked if Kipnis should've tossed his glove in the air to try to catch Butler's hit, Carrasco laughed: "I wish he would've done that." (Ed.: Throwing one's glove at the ball is against the rules.)"Hopefully I can throw a first-pitch strike," Marlins starter Jose Fernandez said about making his return from elbow surgery Thursday, via .com. "That's what I care about — giving my team a chance to win. Just throwing and being healthy. That's all I can ask for tomorrow.""The only thing I thought about when I got the triple, is that it takes away from my double total,” Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler told reporters. "It's nice to get your own present, I guess," Nelson Cruz said, via .com, after hitting his 20th home run of the season on his 35th birthday.Off the fieldThe unrest between the Angels' front office

and the coaching staff crested with the resignation of general manager Jerry Dipoto. Former Angels GM Bill Stoneman, who hired manager Mike Scioscia prior to the 2000 season, will take over as interim GM.The Twins will reportedly promote Miguel Sano, one of the top minor league prospects in baseball, on Thursday. Sano, 22, is expected to join the club for the start of its series in Kansas City against the Royals.Buck Weaver's family is trying again to get the "Black Sox" player reinstated by Major League Baseball. Weaver was one of eight White Sox players banned from baseball after being accused of throwing the 1919 World Series in exchange for money from gamblers.Former Mets star Bobby Bonilla hasn't played professional baseball since 2001 and hasn't played for the Mets since 1999, but every July 1 from now through 2036, he'll receive a check for $1.2 million.The Orioles recalled pitcher Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk and designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment.Giants starter Tim Hudson will leave the team for about a week due to personal reasons.The Dodgers are expected to finalize a $16 million deal with Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez when the international signing period begins Thursday. Wednesday's scoresAmerican LeagueBlue Jays 11, Red Sox 2Yankees 3, Angels 1Orioles 4, Rangers 2Indians 8, Rays 1Astros 6, Royals 5National LeagueBrewers 9, Phillies 5Marlins 6, Giants 5Cubs 2, Mets 0, 11 inningsBraves 4, Nationals 1Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 3InterleagueReds 2, Twins 1Mariners 7, Padres 0Athletics 4, Rockies 1Pirates 9, Tigers 3White Sox 7, Cardinals 1A look ahead(All times Eastern):Giants (42-37) at Marlins (33-46), 12:10 p.m.: Both starting pitchers in the series finale will be making their season debut. Matt Cain will toe the rubber for the Giants after missing the first half of the season with a forearm injury, while Fernandez will make his first start since having Tommy John surgery on May 16, 2014. In five rehab starts, Fernandez struck out 33 batters in 24 2/3 innings. Indians (36-41) at Rays (42-38), 12:10 p.m.: Also making his season debut as he comes back from Tommy John surgery, Rays pitcher Matt Moore will look for his first win in over 14 months as he faces Corey Kluber (3-9, 3.66 ERA) and the Indians. Kluber has struck out 10 of more batters five times this season but has not won a game since May 28. Cubs (41-35) at Mets (40-39), 1:10 p.m.: Jake Arrieta (7-5, 2.94 ERA) rolled through the month of June with a 3-1 record and 2.45 ERA, but Mets starter Jacob deGrom (8-5, 2.15 ERA) was even better. DeGrom owned a 1.21 ERA in five June starts and opposing batters hit .157 against the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year.

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