David Robertson recorded a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning, picking up his 34th save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Robertson allowed a one-out walk, but still made easy work of the White Sox. The heir to Mariano Rivera is 34-for-36 in save chances this season with a 2.94 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and a 75/19 K/BB ratio.
Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Yankees defeated the White Sox on Saturday.
Beltran homered in the sixth inning off of Scott Carroll, extending the Yankees' lead to 4-2. The veteran has been battling elbow soreness lately and entered Saturday's contest in a 2-for-28 slump. Beltran owns a .233/.291/.416 slash line with 15 home runs and 46 RBI.
Nationals top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito has been shut down for the rest of the 2014 season.
The Nats didn't want to put too much stress on the highly-touted 20-year-old in his first season back from Tommy John elbow surgery. Giolito, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft, registered a 2.20 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 110/28 K/BB ratio in 98 innings (20) starts this season for Low-A Hagerstown. He could reach the majors by 2016.
Padres optioned LHP Frank Garces to Double-A San Antonio.
Garces was sent down to make room for Andrew Cashner, who will return to the Padres' starting rotation on Saturday after a two-month absence. Garces has pitched three hitless innings with the Padres this season, giving up a walk and striking out two.
Padres activated RHP Andrew Cashner from the 15-day disabled list.
Cashner will take the mound for the Padres on Saturday against the Diamondbacks in his first start since June 18. It's hard to know exactly what to expect out of the gate from the 27-year-old right-hander after such a long absence due to a shoulder injury, but he has shown in the past that he is very capable of dominating when healthy.