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Kenta Maeda allowed three earned runs on on three hits and one walk while striking out four across six innings Thursday against the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.

Jeff Samardzija will stay on turn and start Friday's game against the Dodgers after dealing with a blister in his previous two starts, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Taylor Rogers (1-1) recorded only one out but surrendered three hits and two earned runs to blow the save and take the loss Thursday against the Pirates.

Manager Mike Shildt announced Thursday that Jack Flaherty will make his next start either Sunday against the Cubs or Monday against the Pirates, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Byron Buxton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Pirates.

Daniel Ponce de Leon will start Friday's game against the Cubs, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Eddie Rosario went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs scored Thursday against the Pirates.

Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Thursday against the Pirates.

Reggie McClain was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right shoulder impingement, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Jose Quintana (thumb) threw a 35-pitch simulated game Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Manager Rick Renteria said he expects Edwin Encarnacion's (shoulder) injury to be resolved by the weekend, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Jacob Waguespack was recalled from Toronto's alternate training site Thursday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with elbow inflammation, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed) took batting practice and did some running Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Jose Urquidy (undisclosed) threw off a mound Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Pedro Severino is not in the lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

Jose De Leon was recalled from the Reds' alternate training site Thursday.

Rio Ruiz (shoulder) is not starting Thursday against the Marlins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

Matt Andriese allowed one run on three hits in three innings of relief against the Mariners on Wednesday. He struck out one batter.

Andrew Knizner will be Matt Wieters' primary backup at catcher while Yadier Molina (illness) remains out of action.