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Jason Motte (elbow) threw a scoreless inning in his rehab debut for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Motte made four scoreless appearances at Double-A Springfield before moving his rehab assignment to Memphis. The hard-throwing right-hander should be ready to join the Cardinals' bullpen in about a week. He missed the entire 2013 season due to Tommy John surgery.
May 13 - 4:53 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI in Friday's 13-5 win over the Rockies.

The grand slam came in the ninth inning off of Rockies' reliever Juan Nicasio. It was Ozuna's 19th home run this season. The slew of RBI brought him up to 70 on the year. Ozuna had been struggling this August (.210/.300/.371), so maybe this grand slam gets him going. For the year he's hitting .261/.316/.440.
Aug 23 - 3:13 AM

Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in two in Friday's tilt with the Tigers.

The triple was Escobar's first of the season. He ended up one double shy of the cycle. In addition to that triple and his second inning home run off of Robbie Ray, Escobar collected two singles and scored three runs. The offensive outburst was certainly unexpected for Minnesota's number eight hitter. He's slashing .272/.315/.391 this season.
Aug 23 - 2:34 AM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI as the Pirates beat the Brewers 8-3 on Friday.

Harrison broke out of a 7-for-38 slump with the three-hit game. He hit a two-run double in the second inning, had an RBI single in the fourth and hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Harrison had just one run driven in the entire month of August before the outburst. Even with the slump, Harrison is still batting .308/.344/.496 with 11 homers in his breakout year.
Aug 22 - 11:43 PM

Jon Singleton hit a go-ahead three-run homer off of Indians closer Cody Allen on Friday, propelling the Astros to a 5-1 win.

The clubs entered the ninth inning tied at one, but a defensive miscue allowed Singleton the chance to pull the game out. The home run was Singleton's twelfth of the season and the three RBI put him to 40 RBI. Singleton's problem at the major league level has been a complete inability to hit for average. He fits in well on the Astros (Jose Altuve notwithstanding). On the season, Singleton is batting .186/.290/.364.
Aug 22 - 11:35 PM

Fernando Rodney earned the save against the Red Sox on Friday, closing out the Mariners' 5-3, comeback victory.

Rodney didn't expect to pitch after Koji Uehara entered to hold a three-run lead in the top of the ninth, but the M's put up a five spot to put Rodney in line for his 37th save. And he came through, tossing a scoreless inning. His 37 saves are second-most in the American League, and the right-hander owns a 2.24 ERA through 52 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 22 - 11:09 PM

Koji Uehara suffered a complete meltdown Friday, allowing five runs while recording two outs in a blown save against the Mariners.

Uehara came close to getting out of it, but with two outs and the bases loaded he proceeded to give up a two-run double, two-run single and finally an RBI single that signified the end of his night. Not only was it the first time Uehara has ever given up five runs in an outing, he'd never even allowed four runs in a single appearance before Friday. He's now allowed seven runs over his last 2 2/3 innings, so it's certainly rough times for the 39-year-old right now.
Aug 22 - 11:02 PM

Martin Prado delivered a walk-off RBI single, his third RBI of the night, as the Yankees edged the White Sox 4-3 on Friday.

Prado hit a two-run homer in the third inning, and with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth he came through with a single off White Sox reliever Daniel Webb. Prado finished the night 2-for-5 with those three RBI. He's now hitting .242 with three home runs since joining the Yankees after hitting five through the season's first four months.
Aug 22 - 10:43 PM

Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the Phillies' 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Revere is quietly second in the National League with a .315 batting average after Friday's three-hit night. He's got multiple hits in four of his last six games, including three or more hits in three of those contests. Revere has scored 56 runs atop the Phillies lineup this year.
Aug 22 - 10:14 PM

Drew Smyly pitched a complete game shutout in guiding the Rays to a 8-0 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

It was simply a dominant effort for the new Ray. Smyly allowed only two hits in pitching his first complete game of the 2014 season. After a subpar first start with the Rays, Smyly has put it together, allowing no runs over seven-plus innings against the Rangers, two runs over seven innings against the Yankees, and the complete game shutout on Friday over the Blue Jays. The only hits Smyly allowed were singles by Jose Reyes and Steve Tolleson. Smyly will take his ever-lowering 3.42 ERA against the Orioles in his next start.
Aug 22 - 10:07 PM

Xander Bogaerts is being evaluated for a concussion after a HBP in the head on Friday.

Bogaerts initially stayed in the game after being hit in the head by a Felix Hernandez pitch, but he left an inning later. The shortstop was 0-for-1 before leaving. The club should have more information on his injury and availability in the coming days.
Aug 22 - 10:00 PM

Brad Peacock left Friday's start against the Indians with an undisclosed injury.

Peacock had been pretty good, holding the Indians to one run on two hits over five innings, before leaving with assistant athletic trainer Rex Jones before the bottom of the sixth inning. Peacock had thrown only 62 pitches before exiting. The Astros should provide an update shortly.
Aug 22 - 8:46 PM




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