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Justin Wilson takes loss vs. Giants
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:23 pm ET) Pirates pitcher Justin Wilson was charged with a loss Wednesday, surrendering two earned runs on two hits and one walk in one inning and striking out one in his team's 7-5 defeat against the Giants.

Wilson (3-2) gave up an RBI single in the seventh inning to tie the game before watching the go-ahead run come home on a passed ball. He owns a 4.95 ERA and 41:23 K:BB ratio in 40 innings.


Charlie Morton surrenders four runs vs. Giants
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:13 pm ET) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton didn't factor into Wednesday's decision, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and three walks in five innings and striking out two in his team's 7-5 loss to the Giants.

Morton was touched up for three runs in the bottom of the first inning, but his offense was able to dig him out of the hole, even with the starter allowing another run in the third. The bullpen later gave away the lead to deny him his first win since July 2. Morton owns a 3.54 ERA and 108:47 K:BB ratio in 137 1/3 innings. He is scheduled to take on the Marlins Tuesday.


Tim Lincecum chased in fourth inning vs. Pirates
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:13 pm ET) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday after giving up five earned runs on five hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 7-5 win over the Pirates.

Lincecum has now turned in back-to-back poor outings after a nice five-start run, and his rough stretch comes right after he was used to pick up a save in a game last week. He surrendered two-run home runs in the third and fourth inning Wednesday after serving up two home runs in his last nine starts combined. Lincecum owns a 4.21 ERA and 116:50 K:BB ratio in 128 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Tuesday.


Dan Haren to start Friday, Hyun-Jin Ryu moved to Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:12 pm ET) Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren is in line to make Friday's start against the Cubs, with Hyun-Jin Ryu being given an extra day of rest, MLB.com reports.

Haren had his regular turn in the rotation skipped, and he hasn't pitched since July 23. He did throw a bullpen session Wednesday, putting him in line for Friday's outing. Haren owns a 4.49 ERA and 92:26 K:BB ratio in 122 1/3 innings.


Jonny Venters set to throw off mound Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:05 pm ET) Braves pitcher Jonny Venters has felt good with his long toss exercises and will begin throwing off a mound Saturday, MLB.com reports.

Venters hasn't pitched since 2012 after facing a long recovery from his second Tommy John surgery. Saturday's mound work will be a big test.


Mike Pelfrey begins throwing program
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:52 pm ET) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey began a throwing program Wednesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pelfrey underwent surgery on his elbow in June to alleviate the pressure on his ulnar nerve. He said earlier in July that the numbness was finally gone from his hand, and it appears he's ready to start working his way back toward a return. Pelfrey hasn't pitched for the Twins since May 1.


Rockies tab Pedro Hernandez to start Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:49 pm ET) The Rockies will call up pitcher Pedro Hernandez to start Thursday's game against the Cubs, MLB.com reports.

Hernandez has been uneven at the minor-league level this season, going 6-6 with a 6.14 ERA and 52:29 K:BB ratio in 85 innings, giving up a whopping 115 hits during his 18 appearances. He compiled a 6.83 ERA in 56 2/3 innings with the Twins last season.


Jason Heyward remains out of lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:36 pm ET) Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

Heyward wasn't able to play Tuesday after coming out of Monday's game with a back injury. He was expected to return to the lineup either Wednesday or Thursday, so it's likely he'll be ready to come back tomorrow. Heyward has hit .260/.350/.379 with nine home runs, 42 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 396 at-bats.


Report: Royals out on Jonny Gomes
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:33 pm ET) The Royals are out on an attempt to acquire Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, ESPNBoston.com reports.

A report surfaced a few weeks ago that Gomes was on the Royals' list of potential trade targets in a search for a right-handed bat. He has hit .239/.335/.361 with six home runs and 32 RBI in 205 at-bats.


Orioles, Rangers discussing Neal Cotts
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:30 pm ET) The Orioles and Rangers are discussing a potential trade to send pitcher Neal Cotts to Baltimore, MLB.com reports.

The Orioles are on the lookout for a relief pitcher who has success against batters on both sides of the plate. The Rangers have been considering keeping Cotts through the deadline and attempting to resign him for next season. He has posted a 3.52 ERA and 50:18 K:BB ratio in 46 innings.


 
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