Rookies Skaggs, Turner pitch well

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Tyler Skaggs made his big league debut Wednesday with 6 2/3 innings of three-hit, two-run ball, earning the victory. Skaggs was unusually wild, as he walked five Miami Marlins, and struck out four. According to the Arizona Republic, the D-backs will try to keep the 21-year-old Skaggs around, rather than sending him back down. Look for him to contribute in September, and really matter in future seasons.

• Skaggs beat Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner, who made his debut for the NL team after six mostly ugly outings over two years for the Detroit Tigers. Turner was good, permitting four hits and three runs, with nary a walk and five strikeouts, over six innings. Turner, also 21, isn't quite the strikeout option Skaggs is, but he should have more opportunity to pitch and help fantasy owners the rest of 2012.

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre swatted three home runs Wednesday, doing so by the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles. Beltre entered the day seventh among third base eligibles on the Player Rater, and outside the top 50, and now is fourth and 38th, respectively. It's not a disappointing season for the 26th pick in ESPN average live drafts, and Beltre should be a safe third-rounder again in 2013.

Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale continues to pile on the strikeouts and earn Cy Young Award consideration after winning his 15th game Wednesday. Sale fanned 13 New York Yankees and allowed one run and three hits over 7 2/3 innings. Remember when Sale's elbow was sore, or when he briefly went to the bullpen? This is a top-10 starting pitcher for the season, and safe the rest of the way.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler singled in two at-bats Wednesday, but left early because of a sprained left ankle. The Rockies say Fowler is day-to-day. His owners better hope he returns soon; he's hitting .359 in August, with seven multi-hit performances in his past 10 games. Colleague Eric Young Jr. hit the DL Monday, Fowler could be next.

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist played his 10th game at shortstop Wednesday, adding key eligibility for many in ESPN standard leagues. Zobrist is also halfway to earning eligibility for 2013 (which would take 20 games). It's certainly not irrelevant, and Zobrist notched his 50th RBI and remains on pace for 18 home runs and 17 stolen bases, with 88 runs scored.