Danny Espinosa (2B Wash) now leads all rookies, and all second baseman, in home runs with 16.
Sam Demel (P AZ) gave up his first run in 19 games against the Brewers on Wednesday.
Prince Fielder (1B Mil) is 5-for-14 (.357) with a home run and two doubles for his career against Homer Bailey.
Todd Helton (1B Col) is 9-for-13 (.692) for his career versus Tim Hudson.
Dan Uggla (2B Atl) has hit a home run in back-to-back games and is 4-for his last-8.
Jaun Nicasio (P Col) is 0-1 with a 7.47 ERA in three road starts, but is coming off a win where he threw eight shut out innings over the Royals.
Zack McAllister (P Cle) will make his major league debut tonight when the Indians host the Blue Jays. McAllister went 8-3 with a 2.15 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Columbus.
Jose Bautista (OF Tor) is 10-for-26 (.385) with four home runs and eight RBI over his last seven days. Bautista is 6-for-12 with zero home runs against the Indians this season.
Bartolo Colon (P NY-A) is looking to win five-straight games for the first time since 2005. Colon has thrown 13 consecutive scoreless outings.
Johnny Damon (OF TB) was hit on the hand Wednesday. Whist there was no break, expect Damon to sit out through the All-Star break. On the season, Damon is batting .279 with 9 home runs and 41 RBI.
Aramis Ramirez (3B Chi-N) has a major league leading 9 home runs and 15 RBI since June 25th.
Ryan Zimmerman (3B Wash) has back-to-back multi-hit games and his first three hit game since last September. Zimmerman is batting .214 since returning from the DL.
Michael Young (DH Tex) is 8-for-31 (.258) with eight strikeouts against Rich Harden.
Rain could be a factor in both Atlanta and Washington. Something to monitor for those in daily leagues.
Mariano Rivera (P NY-A) is expected to resume his closer duties on Thursday when the Yankees host Tampa. Picking up David Robertson would be a wise move. Robertson has been lights out this season and could be a source of cheap saves should he be called upon.