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Jimmy Nelson allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

Nelson, who has allowed a National League-worst 86 walks this year, lived up to his reputation, issuing four free passes to go along with his four hits allowed. One of those was a three-run home run by his former teammate Carlos Gomez. His season mercifully ends with an 8-16 record, 4.62 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 32 starts.
Sep 27 - 11:46 PM

A.J. Griffin allowed four runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Brewers.

Griffin gave up a pair of homers in the contest, giving him 28 home runs allowed in 23 starts overall. It's no surprise, then, that the right-hander owns a 5.07 ERA in those 23 starts. There were highs and lows in his first full year since 2013, and it will be interesting to see what kind of interest the 28-year-old garners on the open market this winter.
Sep 27 - 11:43 PM

Starling Marte (back) said he's not sure whether he will start another game this season.

Marte tried to return from his lingering back injury late last week but still isn't feeling quite right. He described it Tuesday more as back "tightness" than spasms. A full month of rest is what Marte really needs, and he'll get it as soon as the regular season ends for the 77-80 Pirates.
Sep 27 - 11:38 PM

Raul Mondesi walked, stole a base and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning as the Royals outlasted the Twins 4-3 on Tuesday.

Mondesi wasn't even a starter Tuesday, entering in the late stages after Cheslor Cuthbert was pinch-run for. Mondesi got a chance to hit in the 11th, though, and drew a leadoff walk. He then stole second base -- his ninth steal of the year -- and came around to score on a sacrifice fly four batters later. The 21-year-old should compete for a roster spot, possibly even the starting second base gig, next spring.
Sep 27 - 11:34 PM

John Lackey limited the Pirates to one run over five innings of work in a 6-4 victory on Tuesday.

It's just the third time in his last 12 starts that he's walked three-plus batters, but Lackey was able to keep the Pirates in check in spite of a little wildness. This was the veteran right-hander's final start of the regular season, as they'll give him a simulated game or something next week in preparation for his NLDS Game 4 (if there is one) start. Lackey will turn 38 next month but has put up arguably the best two seasons of his career in back-to-back campaigns.
Sep 27 - 11:34 PM

Ryan Vogelsong was touched up for four runs while walking five batters over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

The five free passes were a season-high for the struggling right-hander. Over his last six starts, Vogelsong has yet to go more than five innings and has allowed at least four runs in five of six outings. Vogelsong's turn comes up Sunday in St. Louis, but the Pirates might give that start to someone else.
Sep 27 - 11:28 PM

Chris Coghlan ripped a bases-clearing triple in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Coghlan got the scoring going with his three-bagger in the second inning. He also added a single and a stolen base on the night. Coghlan really struggled for the A's but has regained his form back in Chicago, batting .271/.403/.417.
Sep 27 - 11:24 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Royals.

Escobar took Royals starter Ian Kennedy deep in the fourth inning for a solo shot, his sixth of the year. Before Tuesday, the 27-year-old had been just 5-for-56 in the month of September. The light-hitting infielder is batting .239/.277/.345 in 100 games overall.
Sep 27 - 11:19 PM

Luis Cessa limited the Red Sox to two runs over six innings Tuesday, taking a no-decision in a 6-4 victory.

Cessa recorded just two strikeouts, but he easily out-pitched David Price in this one, permitting only five hits and one walk on the night. He departed the game in line for his fifth win but saw it slip away when the bullpen coughed up a pair of runs in the seventh. The Yanks then went back ahead in the bottom of the frame. Cessa hasn't gotten many swings and misses, but he's thrown strikes consistently and has been pretty steady for the Bombers. He'll get the Orioles on Sunday in his final start of the season.
Sep 27 - 11:17 PM

Ian Kennedy allowed three runs over five innings Tuesday against the Twins.

Kennedy gave up five hits, including his 32nd home run allowed this year, and also walked three in the outing. The Royals won in 11 innings, so neither Kennedy nor Twins starter Jose Berrios figured in the decision. It hasn't always been pretty for the 31-year-old, but Kennedy has posted a respectable 3.69 ERA while going 11-10 in 32 starts this year, and he's 10th in the American League in strikeouts with 181. His last start will come in the Royals' season finale Sunday against the Indians.
Sep 27 - 11:15 PM

Jose Berrios allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Tuesday.

Berrios gave up just four hits and a walk, but the Royals managed to push three runs across and eventually chased Berrios before he could get out of the fifth inning. It's been a year to forget for the 22-year-old, who owns an 8.61 ERA in 13 starts overall. Berrios is on target to start the Twins' season finale against the White Sox on Sunday, so perhaps he can go out on a high note and offer some hope for a brighter 2017 season.
Sep 27 - 11:11 PM

David Price served up three home runs and allowed six runs over 6 1/3 frames in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Price has pitched well for the Red Sox this season after a slow start, but his introduction to the rivalry with the Yankees hasn't gone well. Over five starts versus the Bombers this season, he's put up a 7.89 ERA and 1.79 WHIP. The southpaw tied his season high by allowing 12 hits in this one. Price's final regular season start will come Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Sep 27 - 11:10 PM

Tyler Clippard yielded a hit and a walk but hung on to record a save Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

Dellin Betances has struggled of late and had pitched the last two days, so the Yankees turned to Clippard to protect a two-run lead. He yielded a out-out double to Andrew Benintendi and then walked Dustin Pedroia to bring the go-ahead run to the plate. However, Clippard then buckled down and got Xander Bogaerts to pop out and David Ortiz to strike out to end it. He's pitched well since joining the Yanks with a 2.66 ERA and a strikeout per inning.
Sep 27 - 11:06 PM

Tyler Austin went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Red Sox starter David Price served up three home runs in this one, with Austin's two-run shot in the seventh inning representing the go-ahead blast. The rookie had been in a real slump before tonight and has seen his playing time drop off. Austin should see regular starts once the Yankees are officially eliminated.
Sep 27 - 11:02 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Mets rolled over the Marlins 12-1 on Tuesday.

Bruce snapped out of a deep funk with a pinch-hit homer in Saturday's game against the Phillies, and he's now 6-for-14 with two homers, three RBI, and four runs scored in his last four games including that pinch-hit appearance. It's coming at just the right time for the Mets, too, as they angle for a Wild Card spot. They'll need Bruce, who now has 31 total homers and 94 total runs scored, firing on all cylinders if they hope to make a deep run in October.
Sep 27 - 11:00 PM


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