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Seven games in Coors Field opens lots of eyes going into an important week. Scott White and Al Melchior help make the best Week 22 choices. Hitters | Pitchers
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Royals' Alex Rios not in Sunday's lineup
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:15 am ET) Royals outfielder Alex Rios was held out of Sunday's lineup against the Rays, the team announced. Rios was also held out of Saturday's game because of an illness.

Red Sox 1B David Ortiz returns to lineup Sunday; Hanley Ramirez remains out
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:10 am ET) The Red Sox will start David Ortiz at first base for Sunday's game at the New York Mets, reports the Providence Journal. Ortiz will also bat fourth after not starting Saturday's game because of tightness in his left heel.

Meanwhile, outfielder Hanley Ramirez will not start for the third straight game because of fatigue in his right shoulder. Ramirez is hitting .249 with 19 home runs and 53 RBI in 401 at-bats.


D-Backs' Jeremy Hellickson needs more time on DL
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:01 am ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Jeremy Hellickson will not be available to come off the disabled list when he is eligible Wednesday, reports The Arizona Republic. Hellickson is on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.

Diamondbacks' Phil Gosselin to be activated Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9:56 am ET) The Diamondbacks will remove infielder Phil Gosselin from the disabled list on Monday, reports The Arizona Republic.

Gosselin has not played since mid-May after undergoing thumb surgery. He was acquired from the Braves in June.


Yankees unsure when Mark Teixeira will return
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9:44 am ET) The Yankees have shut down first baseman Mark Teixeira after he suffered a setback while trying to test out a bone bruise in his leg, reports the New York Post.

"No testing it, we knew that it made it a little angry," Teixeira said.

Teixeira has not started the last three games because of the injury and manager Joe Girardi was unsure when Teixeira would be able to return.

"I hope it's Boston [on Monday], but I can't really tell you because we all felt he would be playing by now," Girardi said. "Obviously it's not healing as quickly as we thought. It's really a guess for me, so we just wait and see."


Yankees closer Andrew Miller turns lights out on Braves
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:47 am ET) Yankees closer Andrew Miller achieved something Saturday he had only achieved once since Aug. 2. That is, he retired the side in order to nail down a save.

His victim was Atlanta, which Miller disposed of quickly in the ninth. He fanned Pedro Ciriaco and Nick Markakis along the way to raise his save total to 28.

Miller has not allowed a run over his last six appearances.


Braves SP Matt Wisler denied run support in Saturday loss
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:42 am ET) Braves starter Matt Wisler needed to be near-perfect Saturday against the Yankees. He was merely good - and that wasn't good enough.

Wisler yielded two runs on four hits in six innings with four walks and four strikeouts. That was two runs too many as his team got blanked during his stint in the game.

The lone runs against him scored on a wild pitch in the first and RBI double by Didi Gregorius in the seventh.

Wisler bounced back quite well from a horrible performance last Sunday, when he allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Cubs.


Yankees SP Luis Severino excellent again in beating Braves
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:37 am ET) Yankees rookie starter Luis Severino continued to improve with every outing Saturday against Atlanta. And he had already been performing quite well.

Severino managed his first shutout effort in evening his record to 2-2. He blanked the Braves on four hits through six innings while walking three and whiffing five.

He allowed two baserunners in the fourth and sixth innings, but escaped both jams.

Severino has given up only seven runs in 29 innings through five starts. He his lowered his ERA to an impressive 2.17.


Pirates closer Mark Melancon earns shaky 43rd save
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:31 am ET) Pirates sizzling closer Mark Melancon was merely mortal Saturday against Colorado, but still nailed down his league-leading 43rd save.

Melancon arrived with a 4-1 lead and promptly allowed a single and two-run homer to Nick Hundley. He then surrendered a single and needed a double-play lineout to finally end the drama.

It marked the first time he has given up more than one run in an appearance since April 21.


Twins SP Mike Pelfrey gives up four runs in short outing
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(1:27 am ET) Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey's outing against the Astros didn't last very long on Saturday.

Pelfrey allowed four runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work. He struck out two batters and gave up a pair of walks.

With the loss, Pelfrey dropped to 6-8 on the year with a 4.04 ERA.


 
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Which rookie pitcher will be best rest of the season?

Carlos Rodon, CHW
14%
Lance McCullers, HOU
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Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS
17%
Noah Syndergaard, NYM
42%

Total Votes: 7,547


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