Matt McBride returned to the Colorado Rockies shortly before the start of Tuesday’s game, made his first start Wednesday and seized the opportunity with one memorable swing. The first baseman hit a grand slam in the sixth inning, leading the Rockies to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. The loss was just the seventh in 29 games for the Royals, whose lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central was trimmed to one game. McBride’s first career grand slam and third career homer came against Danny Duffy.

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If you need saves off the waiver wire, you’ll need to hope for injuries – and then be there with the right guy.

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- – - Brewers 6, Blue Jays 1 Mike Fiers struck out six and the Milwaukee Brewers got two doubles each from first baseman Jonathan Lucroy and third baseman Aramis Ramirez in a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Fiers went seven innings and held the Blue Jays to a run on two hits and a walk, while retiring his final 18 batters in order. The Brewers won their fifth straight to stay 2 1/2 games clear at the top of the National League Central. Toronto fell to 64-62 with the loss.

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Jerome Williams was on the waiver wire. Andres Blanco was injured, and out of baseball. Williams pitched seven strong innings and Blanco hit his first homer in over three years as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1. Williams, making his second start for Philadelphia since he was claimed off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Aug. 7, allowed one run and three hits to record his first decision with his new club.

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Nick Markakis preserved the lead on defense and then enlarged it at the plate. The right fielder hit a two-run homer after preventing one with a leaping catch, sending the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. ”Robbing a two-run homer,” he said, ”especially in that situation.” Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy each added a solo shot as the Orioles upped their AL East lead to 7 1/2 games over the idle New York Yankees. Cruz hit his 32nd homer, passing White Sox rookie Jose Abreu for the American League lead.

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HardballTalk’s Craig Calcaterra joins Jenna Corrado to discuss the resurgent Marlins. Miami lost 100 games in 2013, but is sitting at 62-62 with just 38 games left this season. The Marlins’ success can be attributed to the development of young talent, like Giancarlo Stanton, who is in contention for MVP.

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MIAMI — A lot can — and probably will — happen between now and the start of the 2015 season. Even so, here’s an analysis of what the Marlins roster may look like next year:

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Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers The Brewers ended Kershaw’s unbeaten run at 13 games and defeated Los Angeles (70-55) for the second night in a row. The Brewers have won four of five meetings between the two this season and captured 11 of their last 15 games at Dodger Stadium. The National League Central-leading Brewers beat Kershaw (14-3), who had a career-best streak of 11 straight wins and a 1.16 ERA since June 2.

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Henderson Alvarez was a bit rusty. Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts and pitched seven innings for the Miami Marlins who beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Saturday. ”He did a great job today and he’s a unique player for sure,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. This guy has great stuff and you saw that tonight.” Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out six after being reinstated from the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

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The Miami Marlins activated right-hander Henderson Alvarez from the 15-day disabled list and will start Saturday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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