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Dan Shulman @DShulman_ESPN

In the wake of what happened last night at Yankee Stadium, what say you? Sport-wide consistency, or as it is now, up to each team?

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The frightful Yankee Stadium episode Wed. in which a little girl was injured by a foul ball calls to mind the ongoing concerns of Mandy Coolbaugh, whose husband Mike -- a minor league first-base coach -- was killed 7/22/07 on a liner that struck him in the neck. She says when she and their two toddler sons attended Mike's games, he insisted that they stay in an area with protective netting and that she advocates extending netting at ballparks.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Indians held on for a 6-5 win over the Angels and now they're back on a four-game winning streak. I'll do the math for you: That's 26-1 over their past 27 games. They haven't lost a road game since August 20. Francisco Lindor is on a tear, slamming his 31st home run. Jason Kipnis is trying out center field and had two hits. Jose Ramirez hit his MLB-leading 51st double. Now, about the Browns ...

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Hunter Renfroe, just back from a month-long minor league demotion (where he hit .509 in 14 games!), became the first Padres player to hit three home runs in a game since Phil Nevin in 2001. That was the longest drought for any team without a three-homer game. In fact, since Nevin's game on October 6 of 2001, there had been 162 three-homer games -- 12 of those came AGAINST the Padres, the most of any team.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers had a chance to clinch the NL West on Wednesday, but instead suffered a third straight loss to the lowly Phillies, who will go for the series sweep on Thursday. The Dodgers are 5-20 over their past 25 games and their magic number remains at two. The Red Sox did clinch at least a wild-card spot with their win and the Angels' loss. Other magic numbers: Red Sox: 8 (to win AL East) Cubs: 8 (to win NL Central) Yankees: 3 (to clinch wild card) Diamondbacks: 4 (to clinch wild card)

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Chris Sale became the second-pitcher in Red Sox history with 300 K in a season, joining Pedro Martínez who did it in his Cy Young winning 1999 season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough loss for the Brewers. With a chance to tie the Rockies for the second wild card and gain a game on the Cubs, Aaron Wilkerson made his first career start and didn't last long, but the Brewers still took a 4-3 lead in the seventh. Corey Knebel's throwing error on a little dribbler allowed a run to score in the eighth, however, and then Adam Frazier clocked his first career walk-off home run, a two-run shot off Knebel. The Pirates snap a seven-game skid, but that L1 is going to sting for the Brewers.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the struggles of lefty Jon Lester.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his struggles after falling to the Rays on Wednesday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 8-1 to the Rays as once again Jon Lester had a very shaky outing. He didn't make it out of the fifth while giving up runs in three different innings including the first when Steven Souza Jr homered off him. Lester has now given up a league leading 8 home runs in the opening inning this year. His ERA is 5.11 since the all star break after 7 Rays crossed the plate on 8 hits, 3 walks and three stolen bases. He also didn't strike out anyone in 4.1 innings. The Cubs offense did next to nothing off lefty Blake Snell but Lester's subpar performance has the biggest meaning for the team.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale's most frequent strikeout victims in 2017: Aaron Judge and Steven Souza Jr. (10 apiece). Next up: Peter Bourjos and Jose Bautista (8 apiece).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale records his 300th strikeout of the season by catching Ryan Flaherty looking. High-fives all around for Sale, who becomes only sixth lefty in AL history to fan 300 in a season and first since Randy Johnson in 1993.