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Mark Teixeira wants to finish out the season and is looking to get another cortisone injection for his right wrist.

Teixeira left Saturday's game due to soreness in the wrist, which has caused him problems for a couple of years now. The Yankees are huge long shots to progress to the playoffs at this point, so Teixeira might be better off just taking the final week to rest. He's rather not, though.
Sep 20 - 7:59 PM

After getting 12 injections the last 12 days, Josh Hamilton is aiming to rejoin the Angels' lineup Wednesday or Friday.

Hamilton said Saturday that he's recently had seven cortisone injections in his chest and back area, in addition to the five he had for his shoulder early this month. "It feels better today as far as breathing and stuff," Hamilton said. "Just sore from the shots. Whatever it takes to get well enough to get back and play three or four games before the playoffs."
Sep 20 - 7:56 PM

Aaron Hicks was scratched from Saturday's lineup because of back stiffness.

Eduardo Nunez took his spot in left field against the Indians. Hicks is day-to-day.
Sep 20 - 7:54 PM

Marcus Stroman picked up his 11th win of the season, yielding two runs in six innings as the Blue Jays topped the Yankees 6-3 on Saturday.

The rookie scattered eight hits, striking out seven while walking none. Stroman has had a lot of positives in his first taste of the big leagues, sporting a 3.77 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and 107/28 K/BB ratio. Stroman will finish out his season on Thursday at home against the Mariners.
Sep 20 - 7:41 PM

Chris Capuano failed to make it out of the sixth inning, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings, in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Capuano had allowed just one run through five innings, but he tired in the sixth and that's when the wheels came off. The lefty, overall, yielded five hits and walked four while striking out two. Capuano stands with a 4.67 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and a 50/19 K/BB ratio. He'll make his final start of the season on Thursday at home against the Orioles.
Sep 20 - 7:38 PM

Casey Janssen entered the ninth inning to put out a fire, recording the final two outs to pick up his 24th save in Saturday's win against the Yankees.

Brandon Morrow allowed a run to score on a single followed by a double, creating a save situation for Janssen. Though Janssen hit the first batter he faced, he had little trouble escaping the jam, striking out Brendan Ryan and getting Chris Young to line out to second base to end the game. It's been an up-and-down year for Janssen, who is 24-for-29 in save chances with a 4.22 ERA.
Sep 20 - 7:35 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-2 with three walks, a solo home run, and four runs scored as the Blue Jays emerged victorious against the Yankees on Saturday.

A huge night for Bautista, who continues to pad his sterling numbers. He hit his 34th home run of the season in the seventh inning off of Chase Whitley, extending the Jays' lead to 5-2 at the time. Batusta has knocked in 101 runs and slashed .284/.405/.527 on the season.
Sep 20 - 7:31 PM

Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run, the deciding factor in the Phillies' 3-0 win over the Athletics on Saturday.

Galvis went into the at-bat 0-for-2 but contributed in a big way, breaking a seventh-inning scoreless tie with his fourth home run of the season. All four of his home runs have come since rejoining the team on August 23, and three have come in September alone. His numbers, though, are still weighed down heavily by a dreadful first half. Galvis owns a .165/.226/.320 slash line with 10 RBI.
Sep 20 - 7:22 PM

Drew Pomeranz blanked the Phillies over five innings but took a no-decision on Saturday as the Athletics suffered a loss.

Pomeranz was making a spot start in place of Jason Hammel and the results were good: the lefty allowed just one hit while walking two and striking out six. Pomeranz has been solid when called upon by the A's, as he has a 2.35 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 64/26 K/BB ratio in 10 starts and 10 relief appearances this season. He isn't expected to start again before the regular season expires.
Sep 20 - 7:19 PM

Jerome Williams earned a win on Saturday after holding the Athletics scoreless over seven innings.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Williams is the first to defeat the same team (Athletics) three times with three different teams (Astros, Rangers, Phillies). Williams held the A's to just four hits while walking one and striking out three. The 32-year-old has pitched well since joining the Phillies, now 4-2 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and a 35/16 K/BB ratio. Williams will make his final start of the season at home against the Braves on Friday.
Sep 20 - 7:15 PM

Ken Giles converted the first save of his career, sending the Athletics down in order in Saturday's victory.

Giles is the interim closer while Jonathan Papelbon serves his seven-game suspension. The 24-year-old closer has put up fantastic numbers in his first season in the big leagues, sporting a 1.24 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 63/11 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. If Papelbon remains in Philadelphia, saves will still be hard to come by for Giles next season.
Sep 20 - 7:13 PM

Corey Dickerson finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Rockies handed the D'Backs a 5-1 loss on Saturday.

Dickerson continues to murder right-handed pitching. The two-run blast came in the fifth inning off of Trevor Cahill, giving the Rockies their fourth and fifth runs. Dickerson has had a great season, posting a .312/.366/.574 with 24 home runs and 75 RBI.
Sep 20 - 7:09 PM

Trevor Cahill fell to 3-12 after allowing five runs in five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Cahill allowed 10 hits, two of which were home runs to Josh Rutledge and Corey Dickerson. He did manage to strike out eight and didn't issue a walk. Cahill's nightmarish season will mercifully end soon. He's sitting on a 5.55 ERA with a 1.58 WHIP. Cahill will make his final start of the season at home on Friday against the Cardinals.
Sep 20 - 7:06 PM

Jake Lamb went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, providing the D'Backs their only run in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Lamb took Eddie Butler out to right field for a solo shot but it was all the noise they'd make on a quiet afternoon. It's Lamb's fourth homer of the season and he has 11 RBI with a .235/.276/.408 to go with it.
Sep 20 - 7:03 PM

Eddie Butler earned his first major league win after limiting the D'Backs to one run over six innings on Saturday.

It was a marked improvement over his previous start in which he allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on June 6. The rookie right-hander scattered five hits and a walk while striking out one. The only mistake he made occurred in the fifth inning, when Jake Lamb hit a solo home run. It is not known yet whether Butler will get another turn in the rotation.
Sep 20 - 7:02 PM



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