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Kelly Johnson delivered the game-winning hit to doom his former teammates on Sunday, doubling home Steve Pearce to propel the Orioles to a walk-off 3-2 victory over the Yankees.

It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the day, but certainly proved to be critical. He is seeing extra action at third base after the suspension to Chris Davis, but still represents a poor mixed league fantasy option as he's hitting a putrid .212/.292/.359 with 26 RBI on the season.
Sep 14 - 11:41 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and drove home the tying run with an RBI double in the ninth inning of Sunday's come-from-behind victory over the Yankees.

Pearce, who will continue to function as the Orioles primary first baseman for the remainder of the season, is now hitting .290/.365/.532 with 17 homers and 40 RBI over 93 games in what has been a breakthrough season for the 31-year-old.
Sep 14 - 11:37 PM

Chris Tillman pitched well in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Tillman fanned six batters on the night while issuing just one free pass. The only damage against him came in the second inning where Martin Prado launched a solo home run. In the midst of another strong season, Tillman will carry a 12-5 record, 3.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139/64 K/BB ratio into next weekend’s start against the Red Sox.
Sep 14 - 11:34 PM

Brian McCann belted a go-ahead solo home run off Darren O’Day in the ninth inning on Sunday to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

Unfortunately, the Yankees surrendered that lead and the game in the bottom half of the inning. McCann finished the evening 2-for-4, raising his season slash to .238/.292/.406 to go along with 20 long balls and 66 RBI. He has certainly provided punch for the Yankees behind the plate, but his struggles to get on base or to make consistent contact are discouraging signs moving forward.
Sep 14 - 11:33 PM

David Robertson was saddled with his fourth blown save of the season on Sunday, surrendering two runs on three hits in just 1/3 of an inning.

The Yankees looked to be on their way to a victory after scoring the go-ahead run in the top half of the ninth inning, but sadly it wasn't to be. It was a tough task for Robertson who was working for the third consecutive game and admitted Saturday to feeling soreness in his shoulder, side and hamstrings.
Sep 14 - 11:33 PM

Hiroki Kuroda delivered a strong effort in a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday, hurling seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just six hits.

The veteran right-hander punched out five on the evening without walking a batter. The only blemish on his evening came on an RBI double by Adam Jones in the sixth inning. He has had his ups and downs in his age-39 season, but still owns a respectable 3.81 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 130/35 K/BB ratio over 184 1/3 innings. He’ll look to get back in the win column on Friday when he takes on the Blue Jays.
Sep 14 - 11:28 PM

Blue Jays released RHP P.J. Walters.

The 29-year-old hurler registered a 4.82 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 125/46 K/BB ratio over 142 innings across three minor league stops this season. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere on a minor league pact.
Sep 14 - 10:43 PM

Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Diamondbacks past the Padres 8-6 on Sunday.

Gregorius has now scored twice in back-to-back games. He added an RBI single in the eighth inning. The shortstop has struggled at the dish this year, batting a meager .211/.286/.351 in 69 games this season.
Sep 14 - 10:28 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Solarte turned in his third straight multi-hit game, scoring runs in the third and ninth innings. He's got hits in six of his last seven games, including those four two-hit efforts, to raise his average to .274 since joining the Padres. Solarte is batting .262/.344/.377 overall this year.
Sep 14 - 10:25 PM

Addison Reed gave up four hits and two runs in a non-save situation against the Padres on Sunday.

Brought in to preserve a four-run lead, Reed instead allowed hits to three of the first four batters he faced. With two runners on and two outs, Cameron Maybin represented the winning run, grounding out to end the game. Reed has allowed runs in two of his last three appearances to raise his ERA to 3.83. Reed has 31 saves in his first year in the desert.
Sep 14 - 10:20 PM

Chris Owings went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Owings had an RBI single and a run scored in the fifth inning. He also stole his eighth base in the inning. Since coming back from a left shoulder injury, the 23-year-old has struggled, going 9-for-43 (.209) with no extra-base hits. The injury derailed what was a decent rookie campaign.
Sep 14 - 10:16 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne lost again Sunday, giving up five runs -- three earned -- over 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.

Despaigne gave up six hits and three walks, striking out just two in the outing. He actually pitched fairly well outside of the third inning, when the Diamondbacks put up all five runs. The loss was his fourth straight to drop him to 3-7 with a 3.63 ERA. Despaigne will try to stop the slide when he faces off with the Giants on Friday.
Sep 14 - 10:08 PM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) is unlikely to be ready to return for Tuesday's series opener against the Rangers.

Vogt has been able to take swings in the batting cages in recent days, but is still bothered too much by his sore ankle to run the bases at full strength. Even if he does return at some point next week, he is likely to play only sporadically which makes it difficult to trust him in weekly formats.
Sep 14 - 10:07 PM

Trevor Cahill allowed four runs over four innings in a no-decision against the Padres Sunday.

Cahill's line wasn't terrible, but he was wild, throwing two wild pitches and also hit a batter while giving up five hits. His wildness also played to his advantage, as he struck out seven over his four innings. Cahill still hasn't won in a month, and he'll take a 5.38 ERA into a challenging start against the Rockies in Coors Field on Friday.
Sep 14 - 10:00 PM

Clayton Kershaw threw eight innings of two-run ball to lead the Dodgers past the Giants 4-2 on Sunday.

It was an uncharacteristic start for Kershaw, as his seven hits allowed were the most in a start since August 5. More characteristically, the southpaw walked just one while striking out nine. The win moved him to 19-3 with a 1.70 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 219/28 K/BB ratio through 185 1/3 innings this year. There are few superlatives left to say about Kershaw at this point. The Cubs are the next on Kershaw's list, as they'll meet up in Chicago Friday.
Sep 14 - 9:45 PM



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