Need some Wednesday uplift? Thanks to makeup doubleheader in St. Louis, we've got a more-than-full 16-game MLB slate with plenty of day baseball. The hobbled Yankees will be trying to extend their lead in the AL East. The Phillies and Cubs will play the third game of their big four-game series in Wrigley. The Athletics will be gunning for their sixth straight win, and the Dodgers and Rays will continue their compelling interleague clash and potential World Series preview. Now let's jump in.  

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Baseball schedule and scores for Wednesday, May 22

Athletics, Rangers extend winning streaks

The AL West isn't the most competitive division in baseball -- the Astros have an eight-game lead, the largest in the sport -- but the race for second place is a compelling one.

The Rangers and Athletics entered Wednesday separated by a half game (in Texas' favor) and with midday contests ahead of them. Each had a winning streak going on, with the Rangers having won three in a row and the Athletics reeling off six consecutive Ws.

Naturally, both extended those streaks on Thursday. Texas downed the Mariners by a 2-1 final, as Hunter Pence hit his 10th home run of the season and Adrian Sampson put forth 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Oakland, meanwhile, throttled Cleveland 7-2 thanks to a strong effort by Frankie Montas (six shutout frames) and a surprisingly competent day at the plate by Nick Hundley, who recorded three hits (including a home run and a double) and drove in a pair of runs.

While it's unclear if either team has enough firepower to win a spot in the Wild Card Game (the Rays, Red Sox, and perhaps the Indians would likely be favored), they're now each within a game of the second spot. 

Nationals' pen blows another

One team who probably won't be competing for a playoff spot? The Nationals. They lost again on Wednesday, with their bullpen again being the culprit. Click here to read about why their playoff odds are probably worse than you think.

Cano leaves game injured after hustling 

Robinson Cano's weird week continued on Wednesday. After hearing about his lack of hustle in the preceding days, he hurt himself and had to leave the game early after running hard on a routine grounder. Click here to find out why it's of particularly poor timing for the Mets.

Guerrero hits first home home run

Vladimir Guerrero pulled off another career first on Wednesday, hitting his first home run in front of his own fans. You can watch that here, but check out the nifty web gem he turned later in the game below:

Stat of the day: Torres authors another multi-homer game

Think Gleyber Torres enjoys playing the Orioles? On Wednesday he hit multiple home runs in game against Baltimore for the fourth time this season. How does that stack up to the rest of the league? Click here to find out.

Highlight of the day: White Sox turn first triple play of season

It was bound to happen at some point. The White Sox were able to get three for the price of one against the Astros when Jake Marisnick hit a well-placed (or poorly, depending on your perspective) groundball. For more on that, click here.

Quick hits

  • Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton has cut short his minor-league rehab assignment because of a calf injury. Read more here.
  • Meanwhile, LHP CC Sabathia expects to be heading to the injured list due to a bum knee, per's Bryan Hoch.
  • The Blue Jays have released OF Ben Revere from their Triple-A roster.
  • Indians C Roberto Perez has been diagnosed with a concussion. It's not yet certain whether he'll go on the seven-day IL.
  • The Indians have designated OF Carlos Gonzalez for assignment.
  • Brewers OF Christian Yelich says his injured back has improved, and he hopes to return to the lineup by Friday.
  • The Rockies have placed RHP Wade Davis on the IL with a left oblique strain.
  • The Orioles have acquired OF Keon Broxton from the Mets in exchange for international bonus pool space.