After snapping a seven-game losing streak, the Rockies open a three-game series against the NL Central-contending Pirates at Coors Field on Friday. Colorado will start Brett Anderson, who will oppose Charlie Morton.
Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez took part in the PLAY Campaign stop at Wrigley. PLAY is a national public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with MLB Charities and the Taylor Hooton Foundation. The Cubs' athletic trainers PJ Mainville, Ed Halbur, and Matt Johnson and physical therapist Ryan Mertz all took part in the two-hour session.
The D-backs on Wednesday gained an extra pick following the second round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft via baseball's Competitive Balance Lottery. The D-backs wound up with the sixth and final pick of the Competitive Balance Round B picks
Outfielder Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, became the second Minor Leaguer to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases this season when he homered Wednesday in Triple-A Albuquerque's 8-7 victory against Fresno.
Known for their energy and durability, Hunter Pence and Madison Bumgarner looked ready Wednesday night to tow the Giants into October with their efforts in a 3-1 triumph over the Phillies.