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Dodgers closer Peralta overcomes pain in neck to be pain in neck to Rockies
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:30 am ET) For a guy considered questionable to pitch with a neck issue, Dodgers closer Joel Peralta was certainly impressive Saturday night.

Peralta was a pain in the neck to the Rockies. He closed them down with a shutout inning, yielding only a walk along the way to notch his third save.

The right-hander has yet to surrender a run in six outings as he holds down the role for the injured Kenley Jansen.


Rockies starter Lyles can't compete against Greinke in defeat
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:24 am ET) Opposing pitchers must be sharp when matched up against Dodgers stud Zack Greinke. Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles was not sharp Saturday night. The result was his first loss of the season.

Lyles walked five in six innings. He also gave up five hits and four earned runs. He was hanging in there until a two-run single by Adrian Gonazalez in the fifth stretched the Los Angeles lead to 4-1.

His ERA jumped more than a point to 3.50, but he will have a chance to lower it Thursday against San Diego.


Mariners catcher Mike Zunino rips first home run of the year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:17 am ET) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino went 1 for 3 at the plate in Seattle's 3-1 win over the Rangers Saturday. Zunino did his damage in the fifth when he smacked the first pitch he saw from Colby Lewis over the left center field wall for a solo home run, his first of the year.

Zunino, who also struck out twice, boosted his average to .139 in 36 at-bats this season.


Dodgers RHP Greinke good enough for second win Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:16 am ET) Good was good enough Saturday night for Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.

Greinke was dominant in his first two starts this season. He was merely good against the hot-hitting Rockies and that earned him his second win.

Only a two-run homer by Doug LeMahieu in the seventh inning really marred his performance. He finished having yielded three earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 inning with one walk and three strikeouts. His ERA nearly doubled to a still-wonderful 1.83.

Greinke has now allowed just 12 hits and two walks in 19 2/3 innings. He will try to continue his fine start Thursday in San Francisco.


Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis knocked around for 10 hits in loss
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:14 am ET) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis allowed three runs on 10 hits in Texas' 3-1 loss to the Mariners Saturday. 

Lewis worked efficiently through the first three innings before running into issues in the fourth. Lewis allowed a sacrifice fly to Seth Smith, allowing Robinson Cano to score. Then in the fifth, Lewis surrendered a leadoff home run to Mike Zunino.

Brad Miller then tripled in the sixth, driving in Kyle Seager, before getting pulled.

Lewis, now 1-1, boasts a 3.79 ERA and will look to get back on track Saturday against the Angels.


Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez strikes out 12 in win Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:14 am ET) Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez allowed one run in seven innings of work in Seattle's 3-1 win over the Rangers Saturday. 

Hernandez struck out 12 and needed 111 pitches, 70 for strikes, to get through his outing. Hernandez allowed two baserunners in the fifth, putting runners on first and third. He got Elvis Andrus to ground out to short, but allowed the run to score.

Hernandez, now 2-0, boasts a 2.37 ERA and will look to keep rolling Saturday against the Twins.


Mariners pitcher Fernando Rodney earns third save Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:14 am ET) Mariners closer Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning Saturday in Seattle's 3-1 win over the Rangers. 

Rodney needed just 13 pitches to finish things off for the Mariners, including a strike out of Shin-Soo Choo. Rodney lowered his ERA to 12.46 in his third save of the year.


Diamondacks outfielder David Peralta rips second home run Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta went 1 for 4 at the plate in Arizona's 4-1 loss to the Giants Saturday.

Peralta did his damage in the fourth inning, ripping a 2-0 pitch from Chris Heston over the right field wall for a solo home run, his second of the season. Peralta is now hitting .267 in 30 at-bats this season.


Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford cranks third home run Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford went 1 for 4 at the plate in San Francisco's 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks Saturday. 

Crawford did his damage in the fourth inning when he ripped the first pitch he saw from Rubby De La Rosa over the right field wall, driving in Gregor Blanco. It was Crawford's third home run of the year and now has eight RBI with a .163 average.


D'backs pitcher Rubby De La Rosa strikes out seven in losing effort
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa allowed four runs, three earned, on nine hits in Arizona's 4-1 loss to the Giants Saturday.

De La Rosa ran into trouble in the first, when he gave up a leadoff double to Nori Aoki, who was driven in by Joe Panik on a single. He gave up another run in the third inning on a Buster Posey RBI single, driving in Joe Panik. 

De La Rosa then gave up a two-run homer to Brandon Crawford in the fourth before settling down. De La Rosa, now 2-1, boasts a 6.00 ERA on the year. He will look to get back on track Saturday against the Pirates.


 
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