Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke will replace left-hander Jon Lester on the National League All-Star roster.
Lester is due to start for the Chicago Cubs against San Diego on Sunday and would be unavailable for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington.
Cabrera’s 17th homer marked the most by a Mets second baseman before the All-Star break. … Matz had held opponents hitless in their last 26 at-bats with runners on base until Soto singled with one out in the first and Rendon followed with a home run.
Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg, out for nearly a month because of shoulder inflammation, threw a bullpen that went well, Martinez said. Strasburg will make rehab start Sunday for Class A Potomac and is expected to throw 80-85 pitches. … 1B Ryan Zimmerman (oblique strain), sidelined since May 10, could rejoin the Nationals right after the All-Star break at home vs. Atlanta, Martinez said.
Miller left Wednesday’s loss with elbow tightness and was sent back to Arizona for further evaluation. It was Miller’s fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery.
He’s going to get an MRI, manager Torey Lovullo said. Holding out hope and always optimistic that it’s going to be as positive as it can be. [Wednesday] night was in a rough spot, he felt bad, but nothing he did was his fault.
Lou Trivino struck out two in the ninth for his fourth save in five opportunities.
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We knew coming in they were playing well and we see why, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said of the Athletics. They did a lot more right than we did during the series. They completed games, made us work and kind of wore us out and came up with big at-bats when they needed to. We got outplayed this series.
Oakland starter Trevor Cahill went 3 2/3 innings in his first start since June 2 after spending more than a month on the disabled list with an Achilles injury. He allowed three runs on three hits and walked three.