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Matt Shoemaker hurled seven scoreless innings but got a no-decision as the Angels lost 4-0 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Shoemaker was locked in a pitcher's duel with opposing starter Odrisamer Despaigne. The right-hander allowed only four hits -- all singles -- along with a walk and six strikeouts. He's had a forgettable 2015 campaign, carrying a 5.44 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 48/10 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings, but he has plenty of time to turn things around. He has allowed 13 home runs, a rate of more than two per nine innings, which is not something he is likely to sustain over the long haul. Shoemaker will take on the Tigers in a home start next.
May 27 - 1:43 AM

Matt Joyce went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Padres.

Joyce, despite getting almost all of his playing time this season against right-handed pitching, has struggled through the first two months. Tuesday's outing moves his triple-slash line down to .172/.246/.258. His struggles may prompt the Angels to acquire an outfielder leading up to the trade deadline in July.
May 27 - 1:40 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne held the Angels scoreless over six innings of work but got a no-decision as the Padres won in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Despaigne scattered five hits -- all singles -- without issuing a walk and striking out five. The Angels only had a runner reach scoring position three times and they, obviously, failed each time. Despaigne's most recent two starts have been much better than his first two starts after rejoining the rotation in early May but he still carries a lackluster 5.23 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 21/11 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings. Despaigne matches up against the Pirates at home in his next start.
May 27 - 1:38 AM

Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing double in the 10th inning to break a scoreless tie and send the Padres to a victory against the Angels on Tuesday.

Kemp made reliever Joe Smith pay for a single and two walks by clearing the bases with a double to left field. He scored not long after and finished the night 1-for-5. It marks his first multi-RBI game since April 29 as he has hit the skids offensively. Kemp is hitting .255/.291/.348 with only one home run and 25 RBI.
May 27 - 1:35 AM

Joakim Soria held the Athletics scoreless in the ninth inning, earning his 14th save as the Tigers held on to win 1-0 on Tuesday.

Soria allowed a two-out double to Sam Fuld, but got Billy Burns to fly out to left field to end the game. It was the first time Soria had pitched since blowing the save against the Astros on May 21. He's 14-for-15 in save chances thus far with a 1.33 ERA and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings.
May 27 - 1:13 AM

Mike Pelfrey allowed just one run over seven innings of work Tuesday, helping the Twins to squeak by the Red Sox 2-1.

Pelfrey allowed a second inning RBI single by Mike Napoli, but he was otherwise stellar in the outing. The right-hander yielded just five hits and a walk in total, striking out four. The win ran his record to 4-1, and Pelfrey owns a 2.77 ERA and 1.25 WHIP through nine starts. He'll have a shot at duplicating his success when the two clubs square off again Monday at Fenway Park.
May 27 - 1:11 AM

Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and scored the only run as the Tigers eked out a victory against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Gose led off the game with a single, then stole second and advanced to third base on catcher Josh Phegley's throwing error. He promptly scored on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly. Gose, on a six-game hitting streak, has quietly been a force at the top of the Tigers' lineup, batting .338/.374/.475 with eight stolen bases, 20 runs scored, and 11 RBI.
May 27 - 1:11 AM

Jesse Chavez wasn't provided any run support, taking the loss despite holding the Tigers to an unearned run over eight innings.

Chavez allowed a first-inning run on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly and it turned out to be the game-deciding run as the A's fell 1-0. Chavez gave up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The right-hander is 1-5 since entering the Athletics' rotation in late April, but has a 2.80 ERA with a 36/14 K/BB ratio in 45 innings as a starter. Chavez will try to get back in the win column over the weekend at home against the Yankees.
May 27 - 1:08 AM

Mike Napoli had an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Napoli's RBI single in the second inning was the only run the Red Sox could push across against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey. The run batted in was Napoli's 22nd on the season and his 11th in his last eight games. He's raised his average from .162 to .214 in that stretch, batting .429 (12-for-28) in those eight games.
May 27 - 1:07 AM

David Price fired seven innings of scoreless baseball en route to a win on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Price scattered five hits -- four of which were singles -- and a walk while striking out three on the night. The Tigers' offense had opportunities to provide him more run support, but they were caught stealing in three of four attempts. Luckily, the one run was good enough to net Price the win. He's 4-1 now with a 2.97 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 57/14 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. Price finishes off a road trip against the Angels in his next start.
May 27 - 1:06 AM

Trevor Plouffe registered another multi-hit game Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored against the Red Sox.

Plouffe's RBI double in the first inning got the Twins on the board, and he scored on a subsequent double by Kurt Suzuki. Plouffe has multi-hit games in four of his last seven contests, raising his line to .276/.356/.481. He's got 26 RBI and 21 runs scored in the middle of the Twins order.
May 27 - 1:04 AM

Julio Teheran was bruised badly by the Dodgers, allowing eight runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Braves were shut out 8-0 on Tuesday.

The Dodgers peppered right field with hits in a six-run fourth inning. Adrian Gonzalez tacked on two more with an opposite-field home run in the fifth. Teheran allowed 10 hits in total with three walks and one strikeout. It appeared the right-hander was figuring things out as three of his previous four May starts had gone well, but Tuesday's outing brings his ERA back up to 4.91 with a 1.56 WHIP and a 48/22 K/BB ratio in 55 innings. Teheran will vie for redemption in San Francisco against the Giants.
May 27 - 12:57 AM

Brian Dozier had a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Dozier led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and scored the first run of the game later in the inning. He finished 1-for-4. His 36 runs scored are second-most in the American League, and the second baseman is hitting .251/.330/.503 on the year.
May 27 - 12:54 AM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a double, but the Braves were shut out in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

The double was the outfielder's ninth of the season. He's up to 52 hits on the season, but 43 of them have been singles. Markakis has reached double-digits in home runs in nine previous seasons but he'll have to catch fire at some point to get there by season's end. The 31-year-old is hitting an otherwise productive .311/.398/.365.
May 27 - 12:54 AM

Clay Buchholz allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

Buchholz allowed back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning, but he settled down to keep the Twins off the scoreboard for the rest of his time. Buchholz finished with seven hits and a walk while striking out four. The loss dropped him to 2-6, but Buchholz actually lowered his ERA to 4.33 in the start. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Rangers.
May 27 - 12:52 AM



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