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Francisco Cervelli (foot) is back in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

Cervelli left Friday night's game after taking a pitch off his right foot but it wasn't enough to keep him out of the lineup on Saturday. He'll start behind the plate and bat sixth against Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. Pittsburgh is extremely thin at catcher with Chris Stewart rehabbing a knee injury so the Bucs dodged a bullet here.
Jul 30 - 5:32 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Manager Paul Molitor wants to give him a day to clear his head. "I see him trying to do a little too much," said Molitor. "We'll give him a chance to watch tonight." Danny Santana will handle third base with Sano getting a breather on Saturday.
Jul 30 - 5:25 PM

Tyler Flowers (hand) advanced to hitting off a tee on Saturday.

He's well ahead of schedule in his recovery from a fractured hand. The Braves are hoping he'll be back in the lineup in about two weeks. A.J. Pierzynski and Anthony Recker have filled in at catcher during his absence.
Jul 30 - 5:04 PM

Leonys Martin delivered a two-run double off Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning on Saturday, propelling the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs.

The Mariners entered the eighth inning trailing 1-0, but started a rally with a pair of leadoff walks against Jake Arrieta. Hector Rondon was summoned to face a pair of right-handers, retiring them both before Chapman came on to face Martin. Martin crushed a 1-1 offering to center field, plating the tying and go-ahead run. He then deftly swiped third base and scampered home on a wild pitch providing valuable insurance. Martin finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting .250/.324/.427 with 13 homers, 32 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
Jul 30 - 5:02 PM

Wade Miley was outstanding in Saturday afternoon's victory over the Cubs, allowing just one run on one hit over seven strong innings.

The left-hander racked up nine strikeouts on the impressive afternoon while walking one. He carried a perfect game into the seventh inning where Dexter Fowler drew a leadoff walk. Kris Bryant then followed with a single, breaking up his no-hit bid. After a sacrifice from Ben Zobrist, a ground ball from Javier Baez plated the Cubs' lone run in the contest. Miley draws a difficult assignment his next time out, as he'll do battle against the Red Sox at home on Thursday, provided he remains with the M's and isn't moved at the trade deadline.
Jul 30 - 5:02 PM

Addison Russell had a rough afternoon at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

The Cubs struggled to get anything going against Wade Miley and company, generating just one run on three hits in the contest. With the 0-for-4, Russell is now hitting .241/.329/.407 on the year with 12 homers and 61 RBI.
Jul 30 - 5:01 PM

Jake Arrieta logged a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, allowing two runs on two hits over seven-plus innings.

The right-hander struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. He carried a bid for a shutout into the eighth inning, but was lifted after allowing a pair of walks to start the inning. Both runs would come around to score, charging him with the loss. Even with his recent struggles, Arrieta still owns a terrific 2.75 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 139/49 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings. He draws a terrific matchup his next time out, taking on the Athletics in Oakland on Friday.
Jul 30 - 5:00 PM

Carlos Gomez (hamstring) is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Gomez is still nursing a strained right hamstring but hopes to return on Sunday. Jake Marisnick is filling in for him at center field and will bat ninth against Justin Verlander on Saturday. Gomez has had a poor season, hitting just .216 with five homers, 29 RBI and 12 steals. He's in the last year of his contract and probably won't be back with the Astros next season.
Jul 30 - 4:59 PM
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