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Rich Hill will work in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

He had his start pushed back a day due to Friday's rain out. Jesse Hahn, Saturday's scheduled starter, will work in the nightcap.
May 6 - 6:51 PM

Friday's scheduled contest between the Athletics and Orioles was postponed due to inclement weather.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. Friday's scheduled starters, Ubaldo Jimenez and Rich Hill, are expected to be pushed back a day. Make sure to get any and all O's and A's out of your daily fantasy lineups before lineups lock.
May 6 - 6:43 PM

Rockies recalled C Dustin Garneau from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 28-year-old appeared in three games with the Rockies earlier this season, going 4-for-10 (.400) with three doubles and an RBI. He'll share time behind the dish with Tony Wolters while Nick Hundley is sidelined.
May 6 - 6:40 PM

Rockies placed C Nick Hundley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Hundley has been battling a sore left oblique all week and it got to the point where the Rockies needed the roster spot and couldn't wait for him any longer. Dustin Garneau was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the roster.
May 6 - 6:38 PM

John Lackey recorded 11 strikeouts while holding the Nationals to two runs over seven innings in Friday's 8-6 victory.

The Nats got single tallies in the first (on an Anthony Rendon homer) and second (on a Max Scherzer single) innings, but Lackey cruised after that. It was a great outing made all the more impressive when you consider that the wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field. Lackey has mixed in a couple clunkers among his six starts, so his ERA is still at 4.02. However, he boasts a 1.09 WHIP and 40/10 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings. The veteran righty will take on the Padres at home next week.
May 6 - 5:53 PM

Hector Rondon nailed down his fifth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Friday's win over the Nationals.

He got Chris Heisey looking, Ben Revere to ground out and Anthony Rendon swinging to close out a two-run victory. Rendon hasn't had many save opportunities because the Cubs have been blowing everyone out, but he's converted all five of his chances and has allowed just four baserunners and on run over 10 1/3 frames. He also boasts a 17/0 K/BB ratio.
May 6 - 5:49 PM

Max Scherzer served up four home runs and allowed seven runs over five frames in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

A little context is needed, as the wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field on Friday. However, Scherzer giving up taters isn't anything new. The eight home runs he's served up this season are the most in the majors, and that's after he allowed 27 dingers last season. The longball is a major reason why Scherzer's ERA now sits at 4.60. He'll try to get back on track next week against his former team, the Tigers, at home.
May 6 - 5:44 PM

Miguel Gonzalez will start for the White Sox on Monday in Texas.

Erik Johnson started Thursday but was optioned back to Triple-A Charlotte after the game. Gonzalez first outing with the Pale Hose didn't go well, as he allowed 11 hits and five runs over 5 1/3 innings. Still, he'll have a chance to stick around for a while with John Danks no longer in the picture.
May 6 - 5:40 PM
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