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Williams Perez held the Dodgers to one run in six innings but got a no-decision as the Braves lost on Monday.

Perez's only run came in on a bases-loaded walk in the first inning. It was the only walk he allowed along with seven hits while striking out seven. The results are almost identical to those in his first major league start on Wednesday against the Rays. Perez will try for three solid outings in a row when he toes the rubber in San Francisco against the Giants.
May 25 - 11:10 PM

Alex Guerrero slugged a pinch-hit two-run home run in Monday's win against the Braves.

Guerrero pinch-hit for the pitcher against right-handed reliever Nick Masset with a man aboard, socking a pitch to deep left-center, extending the Dodgers' lead to 5-2. Guerrero also homered on Sunday and now stands with eight along with 20 RBI and a .309/.337/.679 batting line.
May 25 - 11:08 PM

Andre Ethier broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a solo home run, helping lead the Dodgers past the Braves on Monday.

Ethier started what turned out to be an avalanche of home runs, as Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins followed up with round-trippers of their own. Ethier finished 2-for-3 with a walk on the evening. He has cooled off over the last couple of weeks, but still maintains a stellar .313/.407/.548 triple-slash line with six home runs and 17 RBI.
May 25 - 11:05 PM

Mariners activated OF Austin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list.

Jackson batted only .263/.333/.289 over nine rehab games for Tacoma, but he's feeling healthy and that's really all the Mariners care about. The veteran outfielder had been sidelined since early May with a sprained right ankle.
May 25 - 10:26 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Danny Farquhar to Triple-A Tacoma.

Farquhar has been a disappointment this season, posting a 6.46 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 20 relief appearances. He'll try to iron out his issues at Triple-A before rejoining the bullpen at some point.
May 25 - 10:20 PM

Fernando Rodney worked a stress-free ninth inning to pick up his 13th save in Monday's 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Rodney got two ground outs before Joey Butler reached base on a single to shallow right field, but he was able to get Evan Longoria to fly out to end the game. The veteran closer has been anything but a sure thing taking the mound in the ninth inning, but he's now 13-for-14 in save chances with a 5.89 ERA and an 18/8 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings.
May 25 - 10:16 PM

Roenis Elias continued to pitch well in Monday's win, holding the Rays to a lone run in six innings of work.

It's the third start in a row in which Elias has limited the opposition to exactly one run while pitching at least six innings. He worked around six hits and three walks while striking out six. The only run came on a Logan Forsythe solo home run in the sixth inning. Elias will bring a 2.56 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and a 31/12 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings into a home start against the Indians over the weekend.
May 25 - 10:14 PM

Jake Odorizzi lost his third straight decision despite yielding only two runs (one earned) in seven innings against the Mariners on Monday.

Odorizzi has notched quality starts in all five May outings, but has lost his last three because the Rays have provided him a grand total of four runs of support. On Monday, he scattered five hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. Both runs scored in the first inning, thanks in part to a Tim Beckham fielding error. Odorizzi, sporting a fantastic 2.31 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 53/12 K/BB ratio over 66 1/3 innings, will try to get back in the win column in Baltimore against the Orioles next.
May 25 - 10:11 PM
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