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Ricky Nolasco gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

Nolasco seems to be the same pitcher now that he was before going down for over a month with an elbow problem. In 20 tries this season, he's given the Twins a total of six quality starts. Maybe they could trade him for Edwin Jackson or something.
Aug 21 - 12:01 AM

Ricky Nolasco gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

Nolasco seems to be the same pitcher now that he was before going down for over a month with an elbow problem. In 20 tries this season, he's given the Twins a total of six quality starts. Maybe they could trade him for Edwin Jackson or something.
Aug 21 - 12:01 AM

Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal against the Twins on Wednesday.

A big game for a guy who had been hitting .167/.228/.236 in 72 at-bats since the All-Star break. The veteran utilityman has five homers and 12 steals on the season.
Aug 20 - 11:57 PM

Jorge De La Rosa lasted eight innings and held the Royals to two runs Wednesday to improve to 13-8 on the season.

De La Rosa is certainly an underrated hurler, but an innings eater he isn't; this is the first time all year that he's gone eight innings. He has just one complete game in 185 major league starts. At 103 pitches after eight tonight, the Rockies had the option of sending him back out for the ninth, but chose not to do so.
Aug 20 - 11:51 PM

Danny Duffy was charged with five runs -- one earned -- over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Duffy was cruising along nicely until Christian Colon committed an error with two outs in the sixth. The next two hitters went on to reach and then Matt McBride launched a grand slam, sending Duffy and the Royals to a defeat. Duffy did stay in afterwards and retired the final four hitters he faced. Since all of the runs from the slam were unearned, his ERA dropped to 2.53.
Aug 20 - 11:48 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will "start" when the Giants resume their suspended game against the Cubs on Thursday.

It's not quite a start, since the game will pick up in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Petit will be on the mound when the game resumes. He last pitched 10 days ago and has been a reliever since a spot start on July 22, so the Giants will likely only ask for two or three innings from the 29-year-old. Petit owns a 3.89 ERA through 74 innings of work this year.
Aug 20 - 11:47 PM

Making his first major league start in two years, Matt McBride hit a grand slam Wednesday off the Royals' Danny Duffy.

McBride, who was just called up yesterday to help out at first base, also singled in the contest. The slam was his third major league homer, the other two coming in Sept. 2012. McBride's stay figured to be a short one, just until Justin Morneau got healthier, but maybe he'll last through September if he has a couple of more nice games.
Aug 20 - 11:45 PM

Salvador Perez will undergo an MRI on his right knee Thursday.

Royals manager Ned Yost continues to downplay the injury, but the team wants to have it look at just in case. Perez left Monday's game with some soreness in the knee, and he missed Wednesday's game as well. Consider him day-to-day unless the MRI finds something more troubling.
Aug 20 - 11:41 PM

Jon Jay went 3-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 games, as the Cardinals defeated the Reds 7-3 on Wednesday.

During his hitting streak, Jay is batting a scorching .514 (18-for-35) and raised his season OPS by 85 points. All three of his hits were singles, including an eighth-inning knock that extended the Cardinals' lead to 7-0. Jay is slashing .313/.385/.407 with three home runs, 36 RBI, and six stolen bases.
Aug 20 - 11:41 PM

Trevor Rosenthal was needed in an emergency in the ninth inning and extinguished a fire, recording his 37th save in the process as the Cardinals escaped with a victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

The Cardinals entered the ninth inning with a seven-run lead, but Carlos Martinez allowed three runs to score on three singles, a double, and a pair of fielding errors by his teammates. Rosenthal entered with runners on second and third and one out. He was able to get Billy Hamilton to ground out, but walked Jay Bruce to bring the tying run to the plate. Cardinals fans exhaled when Todd Frazier grounded out to end the game. Rosenthal is now 37-for-42 in save chances with a 3.57 ERA and a 74/35 K/BB ratio.
Aug 20 - 11:37 PM

Jhonny Peralta knocked in three runs with a double, his only hit in four at-bats in Wednesday's win against the Reds.

Peralta extended the Cardinals' lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning with his bases-clearing double off of Johnny Cueto. The shortstop has been an RBI machine, knocking in at least one run in six of his last seven games. He's been exactly what the Cardinals paid for, slashing .266/.339/.459 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI this season.
Aug 20 - 11:33 PM

Johnny Cueto struggled on Wednesday, relenting five runs in five innings of work as the Reds fell to the Cardinals.

The right-hander was going for his major league-leading 16th win, but was stopped in his tracks by a potent Cardinals attack. Cueto gave up seven hits and walked four while striking out four on the evening. He is still in the thick of things in the NL Cy Young race, carrying a 15-7 record with a 2.24 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 191/53 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound against the Cubs at home on Tuesday.
Aug 20 - 11:31 PM

Lance Lynn silenced the Reds on Wednesday, tossing seven shutout innings to earn his 14th win of the season.

Lynn limited the Reds to four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He is now one win off of the major league lead, and carries a 2.78 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 144/57 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound next on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Aug 20 - 11:29 PM

Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a double, two sac flies and three RBI in the Angels' 8-3 defeat of the Red Sox on Wednesday.

One of the sac flies was hit to deep right and would have been a homer in at least a few parks. Hamilton is definitely making better contact the last two days after getting a two-day mental break. It's the first time since June 11 & 13 that he's gone consecutive games without striking out.
Aug 20 - 11:23 PM

Clay Buchholz gave up six runs in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

Buchholz started out well enough, retiring 11 of the first 12 hitters he faced before giving up a double and an RBI single in the fourth. It was the fifth in which things unraveled, as four singles and two walks led to five runs. There was also a botched popup in there, but since the Red Sox got an out on the play, it didn't matter overly much. If the Red Sox were still in contention, Buchholz wouldn't have survived the inning. As is., he was allowed to come back out for the sixth and finish on a high note, striking out two of the last three guys he faced. Still, even with some encouraging signs of late, Buchholz simply isn't a viable fantasy pitcher right now.
Aug 20 - 11:21 PM



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