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Yu Darvish allowed three runs on six hits over five innings in Sunday night's win over the Angels.

There was some concern that Darvish may have been overworked after nearly throwing a perfect game in his last start, and it's clear that he didn't have his best stuff. He worked in and out of danger, but was able to minimize the damage with six strikeouts. Darvish had to be removed after just 85 pitches due to a blister issue on his right finger. He could be in danger of missing his next start Friday against the Mariners.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 10:33:00 PM

Gregory Polanco delivered a run scoring triple late to help the Pirates edge the Padres on Tuesday.

Polanco finished 1-for-3 with a pair of walks on the evening. He tripled to bring in Sean Rodriguez and break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. All the Pirates had to do was bring in Mark Melancon from there. The 23-year-old has otherwise had a quiet year offensively, batting .232/.304/.336 with three home runs and 20 RBI.
Jul 7 - 11:45 PM

Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in as the Royals easily beat the Rays in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Gordon tied the game at one apiece in the fifth inning with an RBI single, added another RBI single to cap off a four-run sixth, and knocked in two with a double in the eighth. Gordon entered the game batting .133 (4-for-30) in his previous nine games. On the season, he's sitting on 10 home runs with 37 RBI, 30 runs scored, and a .280/.394/.459 batting line.
Jul 7 - 11:27 PM

Roberto Osuna picked up his fourth save of the season Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth to secure the Blue Jays' 2-1 win over the White Sox.

Osuna gave up a hit but nothing more in the frame. The right-hander has asserted himself since taking over the closer role for the Jays, registering four saves since June 22 while allowing one run in seven innings of work. The 20-year-old now owns a 2.08 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 43/10 K/BB ratio over 39 innings on the year.
Jul 7 - 11:24 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the Indians fend off the Astros on Tuesday.

Brantley singled with two outs in the first inning and came around to score on David Murphy's double. He then clobbered a solo home run in the sixth inning to add an insurance run. Though he hasn't been nearly as dominant at the plate as he was last year, Brantley is still batting a productive .293/.365/.425 with five home runs, 43 RBI, 31 runs scored, and nine stolen bases.
Jul 7 - 10:46 PM

Corey Kluber hurled 6 2/3 shutout innings to earn the win on Tuesday against the Astros.

Kluber limited the opposition to five hits (all singles) and two walks with seven strikeouts. The right-hander has looked downright dominating at times and pedestrian at other points this season. Altogether, he has a 3.45 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 148/26 K/BB ratio in 125 1/3 innings. Kluber will close the chapter on the first half at home against the Athletics next.
Jul 7 - 10:39 PM

Brett Lawrie went 1-for-4, delivering a home run in the top of the 10th to help the Athletics squeak out a win against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Lawrie was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts coming into his at-bat in the 10th inning, so the home run was a nice way to recover. He's gone yard eight times this season with 37 RBI and a .291/.328/.432 batting line.
Jul 7 - 10:25 PM

Xander Bogaerts hit a bases-clearing single in the seventh inning to send the Red Sox to a victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Bogaerts finished 2-for-4 with a double on the evening. The bases were loaded with two outs in the seventh inning with the Red Sox trailing by two runs when Bogaerts lined a single to right-center, clearing the bases and giving his team the lead. The 22-year-old has hit safely in all six games in July. In those six games, he's registered multiple hits in four and multiple RBI in three. Bogaerts is hitting .304/.341/.418 with three home runs and 40 RBI on the season.
Jul 7 - 9:55 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with three RBI, finishing a triple short of the cycle in Tuesday's win against the Nationals.

Votto doubled in a run in the first inning and later scored. He blasted a solo home run in the third, and tacked on an RBI single in the fifth. The first baseman had curiously been held without an extra-base hit in 19 consecutive games dating back to June 15, so Tuesday's performance was a nice way to break the slump. Votto is hitting .281/.390/.492 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.
Jul 7 - 9:38 PM

Johnny Cueto held the Nationals to just two hits in a shutout to earn the win on Tuesday.

It's his first shutout of the year. He issued only one walk while striking out a season-high 11 batters. One of the two hits was a triple to Ian Desmond to lead off the fifth inning, but the right-hander rebounded with three consecutive strikeouts. Cueto appears to be getting stronger as the season progresses. He has a 2.61 ERA with a 0.87 WHIP and a 111/21 K/BB ratio in 113 2/3 innings. His first half will come to a close in Miami against the Marlins.
Jul 7 - 9:36 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro on Tuesday indicated that Cesar Hernandez will remain the club's second baseman even after Chase Utley (ankle) returns from the disabled list.

"Not for me he's not," Amaro said when asked if Utley would still be the everyday second baseman when he returns. "Cesar Hernandez is our best second baseman." It's hard to argue with the GM given what Utley did before hitting the DL and what Hernandez has done this season, but it's still a little surprising to hear Amaro be so blunt. There remains no timetable for Utley's return.
Jul 7 - 7:41 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Brandon Beachy (elbow) is a candidate to start on Saturday versus the Brewers.

Making his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Beachy holds a 2.41 ERA over five rehab starts and went six innings and threw 92 pitches in his last outing on Monday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Mattingly said the righty touched 93 mph on the radar gun in the start, so it appears he's ready. The Dodgers have been seeking back-of-the-rotation help all season, so it would be a huge lift if Beachy can be even close to his pre-op form.
Jul 7 - 7:22 PM




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