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Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

Smith was recalled for Sunday's doubleheader, as MLB rules allow for teams to roster 26 active players on those days. The left-hander has a cool 2.81 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 16 innings at Triple-A this year.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Mike Trout had a productive night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a triple, a two-run home run, and three runs scored in Saturday's win against the Rangers.

Trout by himself accounted for four of the Angels' eight runs on the evening. He came to bat in the seventh inning needing a double for the cycle but struck out looking. Nevertheless, Trout bumps his slash line up to .290/.379/.568 with 35 home runs, 109 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 112 runs scored.
Sep 21 - 12:06 AM

Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI on Saturday.

Jones hit a two-run home run in the third inning off of Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa. He added another two-run shot in the fifth. The two homers give him 27 for the year, to go with 91 RBI. Jones is slashing .285/.316/.472 this season. He's also posting a WAR of 4.8, which would be the highest of his career. Jones has been hitting just .254 in the second half of the season (as compared to .301 in the first half), but despite the summer slumps, he still has an outside shot of putting up a 30 homer, 100 RBI season.
Sep 20 - 11:38 PM

Andrew Cashner flirted with a second consecutive shutout, but settled for allowing two runs in eight-plus innings in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Cashner brought the shutout into the ninth, but was greeted with a Hunter Pence solo home run to lead off the inning. He allowed a single to Joe Panik next before making his exit. Panik later scored against reliever Kevin Quackenbush. Overall, Cashner allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out seven. The right-hander has yet to allow more than two runs since returning from the disabled list, and now owns a 2.21 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and an 89/29 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Giants again to wrap up his season, on Thursday in San Francisco.
Sep 20 - 11:34 PM

Lyle Overbay doubled in the ninth inning, helping set the Brewers up to take the lead and defeat the Pirates on Saturday.

Overbay finished 2-for-3 with a walk and the double, which pushed Elian Herrera to third base. Herrera later scored, breaking a scoreless tie, on a Logan Schafer sacrifice fly. The 37-year-old Overbay has mustered a .241/.339/.347 slash line on the season with four home runs and 35 RBI.
Sep 20 - 10:39 PM

Dallas Keuchel scattered seven hits while pitching eight innings of one-run ball against the Mariners on Saturday.

Keuchel was spotted a four-run lead by the time the first inning was over, thanks to early home runs by Chris Carter and Alex Presley. He did not squander the cushion. Other than an RBI single by Robinson Cano in the third, Keuchel sported what was mostly a clean line. He allowed struck out eight and walked one while scattering seven hits. The victory bumped him up to a 12-9 record this season. Keuchel has been one of the biggest surprises in the game this season, posting a 2.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and a 146/48 K/BB ratio over 200 innings. This was likely his final start of 2014, but he won't sneak up on anyone next spring.
Sep 20 - 10:02 PM

Mike Minor lasted just one inning Saturday because of shoulder discomfort.

Minor missed the first month of the year because of shoulder tendinitis, and he was inconsistent for most of the year before suddenly turning it on last month. Now it seems likely that his season is done, but with the Braves collapsing, he was just about finished regardless.
Sep 20 - 8:37 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-2 with three walks, a solo home run, and four runs scored as the Blue Jays emerged victorious against the Yankees on Saturday.

A huge night for Bautista, who continues to pad his sterling numbers. He hit his 34th home run of the season in the seventh inning off of Chase Whitley, extending the Jays' lead to 5-2 at the time. Bautista has knocked in 101 runs and slashed .284/.405/.527 on the season.
Sep 20 - 7:31 PM

Ken Giles converted the first save of his career, sending the Athletics down in order in Saturday's victory.

Giles is the interim closer while Jonathan Papelbon serves his seven-game suspension. The 24-year-old closer has put up fantastic numbers in his first season in the big leagues, sporting a 1.24 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 63/11 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. If Papelbon remains in Philadelphia, saves will still be hard to come by for Giles next season.
Sep 20 - 7:13 PM

Eddie Butler earned his first major league win after limiting the D'Backs to one run over six innings on Saturday.

It was a marked improvement over his previous start in which he allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on June 6. The rookie right-hander scattered five hits and a walk while striking out one. The only mistake he made occurred in the fifth inning, when Jake Lamb hit a solo home run. It is not known yet whether Butler will get another turn in the rotation.
Sep 20 - 7:02 PM

Mark Teixeira exited Saturday's game because of renewed soreness in his troublesome right wrist.

It might be time for Teixeira to shut it down. Brendan Ryan replaced him at first base today. The Yankees could give Brian McCann some starts there during the final week, opening up time for Francisco Cervelli, John Ryan Murphy and Austin Romine behind the plate.
Sep 20 - 6:22 PM

Chris Coghlan had a monster day Saturday against the Dodgers, capped with a go-ahead two-run homer in an eventual 8-7 victory.

The Cubs trailed 7-2 before scoring four runs in the seventh inning and two more on Coghlan's blast off Brian Wilson in the eighth. He finished the day 4-for-4 with two homers, a double, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored. It was the third two-homer game of his career. Coghlan has been a nice surprise with the Cubs this season, batting .283/.349/.449 with eight home runs, 38 RBI, and six stolen bases over 118 games.
Sep 20 - 6:00 PM




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