After three straight years of playing le s than 120 games and declining productivity, many had written off Ryan Zimmerman as a legitimate player, forget an All-Star.Zimmerman’s career has seen a resurgence this season as he is on his way to career highs in home runs, RBIs and batting average. That continued Wednesday as he went 4 for 4with two home runs, five RBIs and a new record to boot.The Nationals first baseman, who went to his second All-Star Game this year, led off the second inning of Washington’s 10-1 win over the Marlins with a solo home run. Thehome run gave him his 906th career RBI to pa sTim Wallach as the franchise’sall-time RBI leader. Wallach was a five-time All Chris Davis Jersey -Star during his time with the Expos from 1980-92.Ryan Zimmerman picks up his 906th career RBI, pa sing Tim Wallach for most in @Nationals-Expos history. https://t.co/1KUOdDfMSO pic.twitter.com/h5rHT8TZLf MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) August 9, 2017Zimmerman ended the day a triple short of the cycle but managed to record four hits on 11 pitches seen, so he’s excused for not getting that triple. The 32-year-old Virginia product has spent his entire career with the Nationals, but failed to play in more than 115 games https://www.oriolesedge.com/baltimore-orioles/andrew-cashner-jersey each of the last three seasons.He had not hit 20 home runs since 2013 and hasn’t eclipsed 90 RBIs since 2012. He already has 24 homers this year to go with 76 runs driven in as a 30 homer/100 RBI season for the first time since 2009 seems very much a po sibility.Studs of the NightCharlie Blackmon is someone everyone knows is good but tt usually comes the caveat of «He plays at Coors Field.» He wasn’t playing at Coors Field Wednesday, but went 3 for 6 witha solo home run in the 12th inning to give the Rockies a 3-2 win over the Indians.In what might be Justin Verlander’s final start with the Tigers, the 2011 American League Cy Young winner and MVP allowed one hit in eight scorele s innings in Detroit’s 10-0 win over the Pirates. Verlander, who is now 8-7 on the year, struck out six and walked three in the win as he lowered his ERA to 3.97.Dud of the NightThough the Angels got a 5-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday, they didn’t get much help from third baseman Luis Valbuena, who went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts before he was removed from the game for a pinch hitter.HighlightMariners outfielder Ben Gamel is known for the beautiful locks and is having a nice season at the plate with a .304batting average, but his defense often gets overlooked. A’s outfielder Khris Davis learned the hard way how good Gamel’s defensive play is during Oakland’s 6-3 lo s to Seattle.A wild Ben Gamel appears! pic.twitter.com/RkiQdaGYcf MLB (@MLB) August 9, 2017What’s nextAngels (57-58) atMariners (59-56) https://www.oriolesedge.com/baltimore-orioles/frank-robinson-jersey 10:10 ET Do yourself a favor and James Paxton pitch. Sure, Chris Sale and Corey Kluber are pretty much in a two-horse race for the Cy Young award in the AL, but Paxton is having a stellar season. He is 12-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 132 strikeouts. Tyler Skaggs (1-2, 4.32 ERA) could be a really good one if he could just stay healthy, so this has the makings of a very good game as both teams are vying for a wild-card spot.