James Paxton struggled with his command and the Mariners were stifled by the Phillies' bullpen in a 4-3 loss on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.
The Padres' Rymer Liriano was called out at third in the eighth inning on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, a ruling that manager Bud Black challenged. The umpire's call was confirmed, that third baseman Justin Turner got the tag down.
Manager Ryne Sandberg entered the Phillies' media room Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park wearing an unfamiliar blue T-shirt and blue cap.
Gerrit Cole's first start since Independence Day originally looked like it may go the route of his teammates in the first two games against the hot-hitting Braves. But he settled in, retired 12 consecutive hitters at one point and put his team in a position to snap its seven-game losing streak in Wednesday night's 3-2 win.
Julio Teheran gets the call as the Braves open a four-game series against David Holmberg and the Reds on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park.