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Jose Quintana pitched abysmally in a loss to the Twins on Sunday, allowing seven runs (six earned) in six innings.

Quintana was plagued by two big innings, as the Twins scored four in the fourth inning and another three in the seventh (two of which were charged to his line). For the game, he struck out five and walked one while allowing seven hits. The loss moved his record to a dismal 2-5 and his 4.67 ERA and 1.35 WHIP aren't particularly encouraging. He'll try to pitch better when the White Sox take to the road against the Astros next Friday.
May 24 - 5:15 PM

Giants pitching prospect Tyler Beede evened his record at 2-2 Saturday with a win for High-A San Jose.

Beede fired six shutout innings, striking out three with one walk. Saturday's performance came six days after Beede's worst start of the season, a four-run, nine-hit no-decision against Visalia. Saturday, which also happened to be Beede's 22nd birthday, was the right-hander's first scoreless outing since April 9.
Source: MILB.com
May 24 - 5:12 PM

Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and a two-run double to finish 2-for-3 with four RBI in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Angels.

Napoli had been as cold as the dark side of the moon for most of the season, but over the last two games he has been as hot as a moon that has flown out of orbit and just hit the sun. After a solo homer on Friday and two homers on Saturday, Napoli followed up with another huge game. He smashed a two-run homer off of Hector Santiago in the second inning, then hit a deep double to score two in the eighth to finish with four RBI and two runs scored. After slugging under .300 a week ago, he's dragged his slash-line up to .203/.304/.420 and has now hit eight home runs and driven in 21. Get him in your lineups immediately if you were waiting.
May 24 - 5:06 PM

Alex Rios (hand) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

He has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a fracture in his left hand. It's not clear how many games he'll need at Triple-A to get his timing back, but he should be ready to return to the Royals in early June.
May 24 - 5:05 PM

Royals pitching prospect Eric Skoglund dominated Saturday in seven scoreless innings for High-A Wilmington.

The 22-year-old fanned eight hitters without allowing a walk. The 6'7" left-hander has yet to give up a home run this season while limiting opponents to a .224 average in 186 plate appearances. Skoglund is seventh in the Carolina League in ERA (2.12) and fifth in WHIP (0.99).
Source: MILB.com
May 24 - 5:02 PM

Rays optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Durham.

The 27-year-old hurler spent just one day with the Rays, allowing one run on two hits in his two innings of work against the Athletics on Sunday. He'll continue to function as organizational bullpen depth and should get another chance with the big league club before long.
May 24 - 5:00 PM

Luke Gregerson allowed a solo home run but still got his 12th save, closing out Sunday's 10-8 win over the Tigers.

Gregerson struck out Ian Kinsler to start the frame, but then allowed a solo home run to Miguel Cabrera. He brought the tying run to the plate after giving up a single to J.D. Martinez, but struck out Yoenis Cespedes and got Nick Castellanos to ground out to end the contest. Gregerson is 12-for-13 in save chances to date with a 4.12 ERA and an 18/5 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings.
May 24 - 4:59 PM

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Disappointing end to a series that started out promisingly enough for the Angels, who romped into Fenway with a 12-5 win on Friday before scoring just four runs combined in the next two games. Trout managed an RBI double off Wade Miley to draw the Angels to within 3-1 in the sixth inning on Sunday, but the team wouldn't score again and the Red Sox would tack on another three runs, anyway. Trout is hitting like Mike Trout and currently sports a .301/.392/.552 slash with 11 homers, 25 RBI, 34 runs scored and eight steals.
May 24 - 4:58 PM

Anibal Sanchez got a no-decision after giving up seven runs in 5 2/3 innings versus the Astros as the Tigers lost on Sunday.

The Astros stormed for three quick runs against Sanchez in the first inning, with two scoring on an Evan Gattis triple. Sanchez then balked to bring in Gattis. Sanchez settled down from there with four scoreless innings, but in the sixth, Gattis hit a solo home run and rookie Preston Tucker hit a pinch-hit three-run blast. Overall, Sanchez yielded eight hits and walked two while striking out 11. It's the second start in a row he's allowed seven runs. He has an unsightly 6.12 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 59/17 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. Sanchez will vie for better results in a road start against the Angels next.
May 24 - 4:57 PM

Preston Tucker went 2-for-2 with a pinch-hit three-run home run to help the Astros earn a victory against the Tigers on Sunday.

Tucker hit a pinch-hit home run against the Tigers on Thursday as well. On Sunday, it was of the three-run variety, a blast that tied the game up at 7-7. In 43 plate appearances, the 24-year-old rookie has an impressive .324/.419/.595 triple-slash line with two home runs and seven RBI.
May 24 - 4:54 PM

Michael Wacha allowed just one (unearned) run over seven innings Sunday in the Cardinals' 6-1 win over the Royals.

Wacha scattered five singles and two walks over his seven dominant frames while striking out four. It was exactly the kinda outing the Cardinals needed after losing three straight and the first two games of the weekend series against their cross-state rival. Wacha now has a brilliant 1.87 ERA in 57 2/3 innings this season, and St. Louis is 9-0 in his nine starts. The 23-year-old ace will try to keep it all working next time out against the Dodgers.
May 24 - 4:54 PM

Mets optioned C Johnny Monell to Triple-A Las Vegas.

With the injuries that the Mets are facing elsewhere, there is simply no room on the active roster to continue carrying a third catcher. The 29-year-old went 1-for-15 (.067) with four strikeouts while appearing in 11 games for the Mets.
May 24 - 4:53 PM

Yordano Ventura allowed four earned runs in seven innings Sunday as the Royals fell to the Cardinals.

Ventura gave up two runs in the top of the first inning on a Jhonny Peralta RBI single and a Matt Adams RBI double. The young right-hander settled in from there, but Matt Carpenter then launched a two-run homer to right-center field in the top of the sixth. Ventura will carry a 3-4 record, 4.64 ERA, and 1.23 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Cubs. It's been a rollercoaster first two months for him.
May 24 - 4:52 PM

Wade Miley hurled a strong start in a 6-1 win over the Angels on Sunday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball and allowing just four hits.

Miley cruised through this one. Outside of an RBI double by Mike Trout in the sixth inning, the Angels were unable to touch him. He allowed just four hits while striking out two and walking one. After a rough go of it early, Miley's now won three straight starts and has dropped his ERA to 4.47 to pair with a 1.31 WHIP and a 31/19 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings pitched. He'll gun for a fourth straight win in a showdown with the Rangers next Friday.
May 24 - 4:52 PM

Roberto Hernandez surrendered seven runs in five innings, but got a no-decision as the Astros took down the Tigers on Sunday.

The Astros gave Hernandez a three-run cushion before he even took the mound, but gave it back and then some in the bottom of the first with a five-run frame. He allowed nine hits and walked three while striking out five. To his credit, Hernandez has been reliable in the rotation, but Sunday's outing bumps his ERA up to 4.77 with a 1.35 WHIP and a 28/17 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. He'll face the White Sox at home in his next outing.
May 24 - 4:52 PM



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