MLB Wednesday scores, highlights, updates, news: Phillips reaches a milestone

Not only does Wednesday afford the baseball enthusiast a healthy slew of day games, but also we’ve got a pair of doubleheaders, which means 17 games in total. Seventeen, people. Let’s light this candle … 

Final scores

Braves at Phillies, Game 1 (GameTracker)
Indians at Yankees, Game 1 (GameTracker)
Cardinals at Brewers (GameTracker)
Mariners at Orioles, 3:05 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Tigers at Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Braves at Phillies, Game 2, 3:35 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Marlins at Nationals, 4:05 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Indians at Yankees, Game 2, 4:35 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Rangers at Astros, 7:08 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Mets at Reds, 7:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Pirates at Cubs, 8:05 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
White Sox at Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Rays at Royals, 8:15 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Giants at Padres, 9:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Athletics at Angels, 10:07 p.m. ET (GameTracker)

Phillips reaches milestone

Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips on Wednesday notched the 2,000th hit of his big-league career. Here’s a look at the knock that did it … 

And best of all, Phillips’ mom was on hand to witness it … 

With that hit, Phillips became the 286th player in MLB history to reach 2,000 hits. He’s also the 12th active player to reach this particular milestone. The 36-year-old second baseman this season is batting .293/.331/.427 (98 OPS+) while leading NL second basemen in games played. Earlier in 2017, Phillips registered his 200th career home run and 200th career stolen base. He’s racked up all those numbers across parts of 16 big-league seasons. 

M’s acquire Leake from Cards

On Wednesday, the Mariners acquired right-handed starter Mike Leake along with cash and international slot money from the Cardinals in exchange for minor-league infielder Rayder Ascanio. Read all about it here

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