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  • Kevin Gausman limits Mariners to one run
    Kevin Gausman held serve against Felix Hernandez on Friday, limiting the Mariners to one run in 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Hernandez got one more out and certainly had the more dominant effort, but Gausman got the outs when they mattered and gave the Orioles a chance to win. He allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out three. It was the sixth time in nine starts that he's allowed one or no runs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Drew Smyly strikes out 11 in loss
    Drew Smyly fanned a career-high 11 against the Angels on Friday, but he still took a loss after giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Smyly struck out 10 on July 6, 2012, but he hadn't fanned more than seven in a start since (partly because he hasn't had much of a chance to work deep into games). He's been sharp in both of his starts since the All-Star break, and while the loss tonight dropped him to 6-9, he still has a solid 3.77 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Morton gives up four runs in loss
    Charlie Morton allowed four runs over six-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Morton held the Rockies to just one run before he unraveled to begin the seventh inning. He struck out three and walked one in the loss and now sits at 5-10 with a 3.40 ERA and 106/44 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings of work this season. He'll attempt to turn the page next week in another road start, this time against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Anderson notches first win of season
    Brett Anderson tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Pirates on Friday for his first win of the season, but he was forced to exit due to an apparent blister on his throwing hand.

    Advice: Anderson didn't give up his first hit until the fifth inning and ended up allowing just two in all. It was a bit of an odd outing, as he struck out just one batter and walked four, but it was good enough to put him in line for the win. Anderson was at 102 pitches when he left the ballgame, so he likely didn't have much left, anyway. After all the injuries he has dealt with in recent seasons, fortunately this one seems minor. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Crow notches save in place of Holland
    Aaron Crow worked a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Indians for his second save of the season.

    Advice: Crow worked around a one-out leadoff double from Yan Gomes to finish off the win. Greg Holland was unavailable Friday after pitching the previous three days, but he should be good to go for Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Tomlin takes no-decision vs. Royals
    Josh Tomlin allowed four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Royals.

    Advice: Tomlin gave up seven hits (including two home runs) while walking none and striking out five. He has now allowed 16 home runs in 86 2/3 innings of work and has just one win over his last eight starts. He's no sure thing to keep a rotation spot once Justin Masterson comes back from the DL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Wheeler takes no-decision vs. Brewers
    Zack Wheeler allowed two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Wheeler was bailed out by a ninth-inning rally, but he deserved a better fate anyway, as an error by Daniel Murphy got the Brewers on the board in the sixth. He held the Brewers to just three hits (including a solo homer from Carlos Gomez) and two walks while striking out nine batters. The young right-hander has really begun to hit his stride of late, allowing just one earned run in each of his last five starts. He'll carry a 3.64 ERA into a start against the Phillies next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Gallardo takes tough luck no-decision
    Yovani Gallardo tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Mets on Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

    Advice: Tough break for Gallardo, who was dominant. He allowed just four hits (all of them singles) and no walks while fanning eight batters. However, Francisco Rodriguez blew his chance at a win in the ninth. Gallardo is now winless over his last six starts. He'll try to turn that around when he faces the red-hot Rays next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • John Danks fans five in victory over Twins
    John Danks picked up his ninth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Twins to four runs on six hits over seven innings of work.

    Advice: Danks punched out five on the night without walking a batter. Staked to a big early lead, Danks was in cruise control most of the night, throwing plenty of strikes and giving the White Sox bullpen a bit of a rest. He'll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Tigers in Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • Kendrick fans five in victory over D'Backs
    Kyle Kendrick picked up his fifth victory of the season on Friday, allowing three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kendrick fanned five on the evening while issuing just one free pass. He was staked to an early six-run lead and cruised through the first five frames before running into trouble in the sixth inning. He left three runners on base, who immediately trotted home when Antonio Bastardo surrendered a grand slam upon entering the game in relief. Kendrick will draw the the Mets in New York his next time out on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Wood serves up two homers in no-decision
    Travis Wood struggled in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday afternoon, surrendering five runs (two earned) on seven hits over his five innings of work.

    Advice: The veteran southpaw punched out five while walking one. He struggled to keep the ball in the yard on a windy day at Wrigley Field, serving up a pair of solo home runs to Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday. On the plus side, he managed to help his own cause by blasting his third long ball of the season. He'll carry a disappointing 5.06 ERA and 1.53 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Rockies Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:57 pm
  • Joe Kelly gives up five runs in no-decision
    Joe Kelly was hit hard in Friday's no-decision against the Cubs, allowing five runs on eight hits over just 4 2/3 frames.

    Advice: The right-hander struck out four and walked two on the afternoon. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Ryan Sweeney blasting a three-run homer in the second inning and opposing starter Travis Wood connecting on a solo shot in the fourth. He'll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Padres in San Diego on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka to get elbow examined
    Daisuke Matsuzaka has flown back to New York to have his right elbow examined.

    Advice: The elbow evidently must have been bothering him when he gave up three runs over two relief innings on Thursday. The Mets should have an update on Matsuzaka's status over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
  • Matt Albers moved to 60-day DL
    Astros transferred RHP Matt Albers from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Gregory Petit. Albers has been out since late April with right shoulder tendinitis and isn't close to returning. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:16 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Chris Capuano to start for Yankees Saturday
    Chris Capuano will start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Shane Greene has been pushed back to Sunday, while Chase Whitley will head to the bullpen. Capuano posted a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season but held a 2.79 mark in four minor league starts and struck out 11 batters in his last outing. He could be a decent stop-gap open in the Yankees' rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:03 pm
     
    10:05 am vs ^ Tor
  • Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies
    Yankees acquired LHP Chris Capuano from the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations.

    Advice: It's great news for Capuano, who was recently passed over for a promotion. He should get a chance to start in New York given all the injuries to the Yankees' rotation. The left-hander holds a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances in the majors this season but put up a 2.79 mark in four minor league starts. He's worth a shot in AL-only leagues, but Capuano is a flyball pitcher that will now be in a park that surrenders a lot of homers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:16 pm
     
    10:05 am vs ^ Tor
  • Albers (shoulder) not close to return
    Matt Albers (shoulder) isn't close to returning to action.

    Advice: Albers has made slow progress since he landed on the disabled list in late April with right shoulder tendinitis. Similar to the Jesse Crain situation, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said Thursday that the hope is he'll be ready to throw off a mound in the next 10 days, but he's still a ways off from pitching with the big club again. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:17 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Rockies wanted Gausman for Jorge De La Rosa
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies asked for Kevin Gausman in exchange for Jorge De La Rosa.

    Advice: It was worth a shot, but the O's weren't going to bite on that ridiculous request. Gausman has tremendous upside and at least five more years of cost control. De La Rosa, meanwhile, is set to become a free agent this winter. Baltimore is seeking pitching upgrades with the July 31 trade deadline approaching, but it's been a seller-friendly market so far and the club is reluctant to part with any top prospects. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Report: Yanks have checked in on John Danks
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about the availability of left-hander John Danks.

    Advice: There's nothing to indicate that the two sides are close to a deal, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hasn't made any secret about his desire to add starting pitching. Danks owns a 4.35 ERA and 87/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season, so he's not quite the pitcher he once was. There's still around $34 million remaining on his contract, which runs through 2016. He has a six-team no-trade list, but it's unclear if the Yankees are on it. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:53 am
  • Gausman struggles over 4 frames vs. Athletics
    Kevin Gausman left Sunday's start against the Athletics after facing one batter in the fifth inning, allowing five runs over four innings in a loss.

    Advice: The A's had Gausman's number on Sunday afternoon, piling up nine hits and a pair of walks. Gausman also struck out six. The right-hander, who has been up and down a few times for the Orioles this season, now has a 4.04 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and a 32/15 K/BB ratio. Gausman will try to pick up his fifth win on Friday night in Seattle against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
  • Wheeler stellar again, but takes no-decision
    Zack Wheeler was stellar again on Sunday, limiting the Padres to one run over six innings, but got a no-decision as the Mets lost in walk-off fashion to the Padres.

    Advice: Wheeler had the misfortune of going up against Odrisamer Despaigne, who brought a no-hit bid into the eighth inning. The Mets' right-hander allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out seven. He has now allowed one run or fewer in five out of his last six outings. As a result, his ERA has been lowered to 3.78 with a 1.36 WHIP and a 112/47 K/BB ratio. Wheeler's next start comes on Friday in Milwaukee against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:52 pm
  • Kendrick battered en route to his 10th loss
    Kyle Kendrick's struggles continued on Sunday against the Braves, as he allowed six runs over five innings en route to his 10th loss of the season.

    Advice: The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb noted that Kendrick's 5.30 ERA over the last calendar year is the worst among any starter who has made at least 30 starts in that span of time. The Braves logged five hits, but made them count, as two of them were doubles and one was a Chris Johnson two-run home run. Kendrick also walked two and struck out one. He'll take a 4.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 77/35 K/BB ratio into Friday's home start against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • Danks smoked by Astros, but takes no-decision
    John Danks allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost 11-7 on Sunday.

    Advice: Danks has been prone to this type of blow-up outing, but had looked better as of late, entering Sunday's start with a 2.73 ERA over his previous four outings. The Astros were able to bang out 12 hits, including home runs by Matt Dominguez and Jose Altuve. Danks did not issue a walk and struck out four as he watched his ERA balloon to 4.35. He'll try to bounce back against the Twins on the road on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:15 pm
  • Gallardo struggles, but takes a no-decision
    Yovani Gallardo struggled again, but walked away with a no-decision after allowing four runs in six innings to the Nationals as the Brewers lost on Sunday.

    Advice: Gallardo has now allowed four or more runs in three out of his last four starts. On the afternoon, the right-hander yielded eight hits -- including a home run to Ryan Zimmerman -- while walking two and striking out six. Gallardo now carries a 3.79 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 92/34 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back when he takes on the Mets at home on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
  • Smyly goes seven strong to defeat the Tribe
    Drew Smyly fired seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Tigers' 5-1 defeat of the Indians.

    Advice: Smyly had a no-hitter going until the top of the fifth inning, when Yan Gomes smacked a double. The left-hander wound up allowing just four hits in all, striking out six and issuing only two walks. He will carry a solid 3.80 ERA into his next start on the road against the Angels. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:10 pm
  • Tomlin allows four runs in loss to the Tigers
    Josh Tomlin gave up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Tomlin was off from the get-go, allowing two runs in the top of the first inning and a Torii Hunter two-run homer in the fourth. He's now 5-7 on the season with a 4.43 ERA. A road start against the Royals is next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:07 pm
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka moved to bullpen
    Daisuke Matsuzaka has been moved to the Mets' bullpen.

    Advice: He's clearing space for the return of Jon Niese (shoulder) from the disabled list. Matsuzaka posted a 4.24 ERA while striking out nearly a batter per inning as part of the rotation and could get another shot to start if Bartolo Colon (or Niese) is traded. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:47 am
  • Chris Capuano an option to start Tuesday
    The Rockies could call up Chris Capuano from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start on Tuesday against the Nationals.

    Advice: The Rox have decided to give Eddie Butler more time in the minors, so Capuano and Yohan Flande are looking like the main options for Tuesday. Signed to a minor league contract earlier this month following his release from the Red Sox, Capuano has put up a 2.93 ERA over 12 1/3 innings in the minors as he stretches out to start again. He went 4 2/3 frames in his latest outing, so he obviously wouldn't have the stamina yet to pitch too deep into Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:33 am
     
    10:05 am vs ^ Tor