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1Jorge Soler, CHC, RF31
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4Kennys Vargas, MIN, DH22
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6Russell Martin, PIT, C18
7Matt Shoemaker, LAA, SP17
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4Gregory Polanco, PIT, RF-15
5Garrett Richards, LAA, SP-15
6Vance Worley, PIT, SP-13
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Shelby Miller turns in strong start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:11 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller turned in a strong start Friday against the Cubs.

Miller allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. Home runs proved to be the main issue for Miller. In the second, he allowed a solo shot against Luis Valbuena. He was able to settle in over the next four innings, not allowing a run. That streak was erased in the seventh, when Jorge Soler led off the inning with a solo blast. Miller wound up throwing 93 pitches during the outing. 

Miller left with the game tied, picking up the no-decision. He’ll take on the Pirates in his next start. 


Kyle Hendricks picks up a quality start Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:10 pm ET) Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks turned in a quality start Friday against the Cardinals.

Hendricks allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. Hendricks allowed both his runs early, but managed to settle in. In the first inning, Hendricks led things off with a single, walk and run-scoring single to the first three hitters he faced. Another run came in to score on a single later in the inning. Hendricks managed to get it together over the rest of the start. He threw five scoreless innings before leaving the game. Hendricks threw 89 pitches during the start. 

The Cubs battled back, giving Hendricks a no-decision. He’ll take on the Brewers in his next start. 


Chris Archer gets knocked around in loss to Boston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:08 pm ET) Rays pitcher Chris Archer was knocked around Friday night against the Red Sox, dropping to 8-7 on the year. The right-hander permitted eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings of work.

Archer has allowed five-plus runs in a start for the first time since July 11. His ERA ballooned from 3.09 to 3.40 on the year. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Toronto.

Anthony Ranaudo posts quality start in win over Rays
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:03 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo turned in a quality start Friday night against the Rays, improving to 3-0 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings of work.

Ranaudo has allowed nine runs over 18 innings in three career starts. His plans beyond Friday are not yet known.

Mark Buehrle not at his best in loss to Yankees
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(10:58 pm ET) Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle was not at his best Friday night against the Yankees, dropping to 11-9 on the year. The left-hander yielded four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings of a 6-3 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 2/3 innings, Buehrle has allowed 14 earned runs. He owns a 3.50 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 27 starts (167 innings). His next start will come Thursday at Tampa Bay.

David Robertson converts four-out save Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:52 pm ET) Yankees closer David Robertson needed only 12 pitches to retire the final four batters to close out a 6-3 win over Toronto on Friday. He struck out one for his 35th save. He owns a 2.98 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 51 1/3 innings of relief.

Chris Capuano bounces back in win vs. Toronto
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:49 pm ET) Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano bounced back with the win Friday night against the Blue Jays in Toronto, improving to 2-3 on the year. The left-hander permitted three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits and one walk while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings of a 6-3 win.

Capuano has allowed three runs in each of his last two starts. He owns a 4.24 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 74 1/3 innings. His next start will come Thursday at home against Boston.

Craig Kimbrel saves his 40th game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:47 pm ET) Braves closer Craig Kimbrel saved his 40th game Friday.

Kimbrel entered the game with a three-run lead, and managed to shut the door. After giving up a single against the leadoff hitter, Kimbrel was able to erase that runner on a double-play. He induced a foulout to finish the game. 


Ervin Santana turns in a strong start Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:44 pm ET) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana turned in a strong start Friday against the Marlins.

Santana allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out seven and walked four during the outing. Santana started out strong, tossing five scoreless innings to open the game. He gave up his only run in the sixth. With one out in the inning, Santana allowed two singles and a run-scoring double against the next three hitters. He was able to get out of the inning without giving up any additional runs. 

The Braves were able to battle back, giving Santana a no-decision. He’ll take on the Phillies in his next start. 


Tom Koehler turns in quality start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:44 pm ET) Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler turned in a quality start Friday against the Braves.

Koehler allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked three during the outing. Koehler was exceptional early, tossing five scoreless innings to open the game. He made two mistakes in the sixth inning, and they wound up costing him. Koehler walked Freddie Freeman to open the inning, and then gave up a two-run blast to Justin Upton. He struck out the next three hitters to get out of the inning. 

The Marlins managed to come back in the following inning, giving Koehler a no-decision. He’ll take on the Mets in his next start.


 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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