■ The Pirates’ Erik Bedard became the 13th active pitcher with 1,000 career strikeouts. The former Red Sox lefthander is now 2-7 with a 6.60 ERA in nine road starts; at home he is 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA in seven starts.
■ Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is batting below .300 (.299) for the first time since April 8.
■ Following another terrible start, the Orioles demoted lefthander Brian Matusz. He allowed 20 earned runs over his last 21⅓ innings.
■ Since taking over as Nationals closer, Tyler Clippard has worked 15⅓ scoreless innings.
■ The Cubs’ Travis Wood has allowed only one run over his last three starts (20⅔ innings).
■ Reds slugger Joey Votto sat out with inflammation in his left knee.
■ Milwaukee had green jerseys with red trim featuring the word ‘‘Birrai,’’ the Italian translation for ‘‘Brewers,’’ on Italian Heritage Day at Miller Park.
■ The Indians are 16-0 on the road when leading after six innings.
■ The Nationals are 10-2-1 in their last 13 series against the Braves.