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  • Chafin closes out 10-inning win over Mariners
    Andrew Chafin pitched a scoreless 10th inning, closing out Monday's 4-3 win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Regular closer Brad Ziegler had pitched on each of the previous three days, so Chafin filled in on Monday. He allowed a one-out hit to Kyle Seager, who advanced to second base on a ground out. The lefty then intentionally walked Robinson Cano before getting Seth Smith to strike out to end the game. Brad Ziegler will continue getting the ball in save opportunities for the D'Backs, but there's a chance he could be traded. In that case, Chafin would be a candidate to pick up saves. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Ray fires seven strong innings vs. Mariners
    Robbie Ray pitched well in a no-decision, halting the Mariners at two runs in seven innings in Monday's 10-inning victory.

    Advice: Ray allowed six hits and two walks while striking out eight. The first run came in on Logan Morrison's RBI single in the fifth inning, and the second was courtesy Robinson Cano in the sixth on a solo homer. Ray has been terrific in 11 starts this year, boasting a 2.70 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 58/17 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. He'll face off with the Astros at Minute Maid Park in his next outing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Montgomery pitches into 7th in no-decision
    Mike Montgomery picked up a no-decision, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings as the Mariners lost in 10 innings to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: Montgomery allowed two solo home runs: to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning, and to Welington Castillo in the second. The D'backs tacked on an extra run in the second, helped by a Brad Miller fielding error. The lefty, overall, yielded five hits and four walks while striking out five. Despite a solid 3.20 ERA, Montgomery has battled control issues and a proneness to home runs lately: he has walked 13 batters and allowed seven home runs in 26 innings in July. He'll aim for improvement over the weekend when he faces the Twins on the road. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Romo escapes trouble to earn second save
    Sergio Romo got out of hot water in the ninth inning to pick up his second save in Monday's 4-2 win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Carlos Gomez led off the inning, reaching first base on an infield single, but he was thrown out at second base attempting to steal on a controversial call. He was ejected from the game for arguing the call. With two outs, Romo then gave up a double to Scooter Gennett to bring the winning run to the plate, but struck out Jean Segura to end it. Romo has functioned as the set-up man for closer Santiago Casilla, so his save chances should continue coming in very rarely going forward. He was just giving Casilla an extra day of rest after he threw 35 pitches on back-to-back days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Heston picks up eleventh win against Brewers
    Chris Heston pitched seven innings and allowed only two runs to earn his 11th win of the season on Monday facing the Brewers.

    Advice: The Brewers ended Heston's shutout bid, when they used a walk, a double, and a single to plate two runs. The right-hander worked around five hits and three walks while striking out four on the evening. Heston owns a terrific 11-5 record with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 99/35 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. He hasn't lost since June 14 and will look to keep that streak going over the weekend in a road start against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Lohse pitches into seventh, but loses to SFG
    Kyle Lohse yielded four runs over 6 2/3 innings, taking his 12th loss of the season on Monday versus the Giants.

    Advice: The Giants put up a three-spot in the fourth inning, which included a two-run Brandon Crawford home run. Gregor Blanco ripped a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh. Lohse, overall, gave up five hits and three walks, and failed to register a strikeout. The right-hander owns an abysmal 6.24 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and an 83/29 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings. He faces the Cubs in a home start next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • 'Several teams' interested in Hisashi Iwakuma
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners have heard from "several teams" interested in Hisashi Iwakuma.

    Advice: However, Morosi adds that Seattle "still hasn't committed firmly to trading him." The Mariners are, at best, on the fringe of the Wild Card race and Iwakuma is a free agent after this season, but it doesn't appear they're ready to give up yet. Iwakuma has been limited to just seven starts this season due to injury but has been really good the last three times out, allowing a total of just four runs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • De La Rosa smoked in 3 2/3 IP in no-decision
    Jorge De La Rosa allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision as the Rockies were defeated by the Cubs on Monday.

    Advice: All six runs came across in the fourth inning on two walks, four singles, and a double. They accounted for all seven base runners De La Rosa allowed while striking out two. He started to pitch better in late June through mid-July, but has allowed six runs in back-to-back outings. He has a 5.03 ERA on the year with a 1.43 WHIP and an 88/46 K/BB ratio over 90 1/3 innings. De La Rosa has a tough matchup ahead of him, as he'll face the Cardinals in St. Louis over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:51 pm
  • Chris Capuano to start on Tuesday
    Chris Capuano will start on Tuesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: It will presumably just be a spot start. Capuano holds a 5.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 15 appearances -- three starts -- this season and allowed four runs over an inning of work in his last game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:39 pm
  • Danks hammered in a no-decision vs. Red Sox
    John Danks was lucky to get a no-decision after allowing seven runs (six earned) in 4 1/3 innings as the White Sox won a slugfest against the Red Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Danks was in line for the loss when he exited with one out in the fifth. He gave up nine hits -- including a two-run home run to David Ortiz -- while walking one and striking out two. The lefty had held the opposition scoreless in three of his last four starts, but still owns a poor 4.97 ERA on the year with a 1.45 WHIP and a 75/30 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings. Danks will look for better results over the weekend in a home start against the Yankees. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Rosenthal works a 1-2-3 9th for his 31st save
    Trevor Rosenthal set the Reds down in order in the ninth inning for his 31st save as the Cardinals won 4-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Rosenthal struck out Eugenio Suarez, got Skip Schumaker to pop out, and Billy Hamilton to ground out to end the game. The right-hander has been battling some elbow troubles, responsible in some part for his allowing at least a run in five of 12 appearances this month. Rosenthal, this season, is 31-for-33 in save chances with a 1.71 ERA and a 52/16 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Boxberger closes out Tigers for his 25th save
    Brad Boxberger picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Boxberger struck out J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos, issued a walk to Alex Avila, then got Jose Iglesias to ground out to end the game. The right-hander is now 25-for-27 in save chances on the year with a 3.10 ERA and a 51/20 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Mariners acquire J.C. Ramirez from D'Backs
    Mariners acquired RHP J.C. Ramirez from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash or future considerations.

    Advice: Ramirez was removed from Arizona's 40-man roster last month and is now getting a fresh start in another organization. He holds a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/4 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings in the majors this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:49 pm
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  • Manny Parra (elbow) still not throwing
    Manny Parra (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

    Advice: Parra has been on the disabled list for a week with a strained left elbow and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. "He still has a little bit of soreness in the back of his elbow, which is a little bit more like a bone bruise. It's providing some discomfort," Reds manager Bryan Price said. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:56 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics
    Mets acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from the Athletics in exchange for RHP Casey Meisner.

    Advice: Clippard has had control issues this season with 21 walks over 38 2/3 innings. He's also struck out 38, though, while posting a 2.79 ERA. It's unclear at this point what role he'll serve in, but he'll most likely help set up for Jeurys Familia. Clippard will be a free agent after the season. Edward Mujica is likely the favorite for saves with the A's now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:15 pm
  • Edwin Jackson released by Cubs
    Cubs released RHP Edwin Jackson.

    Advice: It was a formality after he was designated for assignment earlier this month. The Cubs had to eat roughly $15 million that they still owed to Jackson, but he should receive interest elsewhere now that he can be had at the veteran minimum. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:56 pm
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  • Ross Ohlendorf designated for assignment
    Rangers activated RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: Ohlendorf is over his groin injury, but the Rangers decided they had a better use of a 40-man roster spot. He should get another shot elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:53 pm
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  • Young or Guthrie expected to lose SP spot
    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are expected to boot either Chris Young or Jeremy Guthrie from the rotation following the addition of Johnny Cueto.

    Advice: Yordano Ventura was removed from the rotation just last week, but he got another shot with Jason Vargas (elbow) going down and responded with seven frames of one-run ball Sunday. Evidently that was enough to make his spot secure. Young (3.32 ERA) has out-pitched Guthrie (5.35 ERA) this season by a wide margin, but the former has already shown he can pitch well out of the bullpen with a 1.50 ERA in relief. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:09 pm
  • Lucas Sims allows just one hit, still loses
    Braves RHP prospect Lucas Sims allowed just one hit over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss for Double-A Mississippi.

    Advice: Sims was done in by the five walks he allowed. Sunday was just his second start since getting called up from High-A Carolina on July 21. Sims has struck out 11 hitters in those two outings with the same number of walks. The 21-year-old has posted an ugly 1.55 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:40 am
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  • Zack Wheeler (elbow) resumes throwing
    Zack Wheeler (elbow) has resumed throwing.

    Advice: Wheeler is four months removed from Tommy John surgery. If all goes according to plan with his rehab, he should rejoin the Mets' starting rotation around mid-2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:38 am
    60-Day DL
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