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Marlins pitcher Dan Haren strikes out six in no-decision on Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11:11 pm ET) Marlins pitcher Dan Haren tossed six scoreless innings on Saturday, allowing seven hits in Miami's 1-0 win over the Orioles in 13 innings, but did not factor into the decision.

Haren struck out six with three walks in his outing. Although Haren put himself into multiple jams, including the first inning when he put runners on first and third with one out, he was able to work out of them without allowing a run.

Haren, who remains 4-2, lowered his ERA to 3.09 in 55 1/3 innings of work. He will look to get his fifth win of the year on Friday against the Mets.


Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli blasts two home runs in win on Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11:04 pm ET) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 2 for 4 at the plate in Boston's 8-3 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Napoli ripped a solo home run over the Green Monster in the second inning off of C.J. Wilson. Then in the sixth, Napoli did the same thing when he belted a two-run shot off of Wilson, his seventh of the season.

Napoli is now hitting .193 with 17 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.


Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson tagged for four runs in losing effort
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11:02 pm ET) Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings of work in Los Angeles' 8-3 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

Wilson had issues in the second inning when Mike Napoli belted a solo shot over the Green Monster. Then in the third, Wilson put runners on first and third for Mookie Betts, who singled to left center, plating another run. Wilson then surrendered a second home run to Mike Napoli, this time a two-run shot.

Wilson, now 2-3, moved his ERA to 3.36 in 59 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Thursday against the Tigers.


Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright allows two runs in win on Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:57 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright allowed two runs on four hits in  6 1/3 innings of work in Boston's 8-3 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Wright's only blemish came in the first inning when he allowed three of the first four hitters to reach safely, including back-to-back doubles by Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun, leading to two runs. Wright settled down and got out of the inning without anymore damage.

Wright, now 2-1, lowered his ERA to 3.68 in 22 innings of work. He will look to keep things rolling Thursday against the Rangers.


Giants closer Santiago Casilla gets one-out save
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:49 pm ET) Giants closer Santiago Casilla needed to get one out to record his 12th save of the season in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

The bottom of the ninth inning started with the Giants up 10-6. Sergio Romo came on to try can close it out, but after getting the first two batters out, Romo gave up back-to-back hits, with run coming in.  

So manager Bruce Bochy brought in Casilla to get the final out. The right-hander served up another pair of singles, allowing the Rockies to get within two. But ultimately, Casilla got the third out to pick up the save. 

Both runs in the ninth were charged to Romo. Casilla has now gone 11 straight appearances without allowing a run.


Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:47 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz was ejected in the 12th inning of Saturday's game against the Marlins for having a foreign substance visible on his arm.

The home plate umpire went out to the mound after noticing something on Matusz's arm. When he determined it was an illegal substance, he discussed with manager Buck Showalter briefly before ejecting Matusz from the game.

Matusz went 2/3 of an inning with a strikeout before getting tossed.


Giants' Angel Pagan out for second game of DH; Nori Aoki in
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:35 pm ET) Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is out of the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies. Pagan went 1 for 5 and scored a run in the first game, and has now hit safely in five of his last six games. 

Gregor Blanco, who started in left field and went doubled and scored in the first game, will slide over to center in the night cap. 

Nori Aoki is back in the lineup in left field for the second game, after getting the first game off to rest. 


Rays pitcher Xavier Cedeno loses scoreless innings streak Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:31 pm ET) Rays pitcher Xavier Cedeno finally gave up a run in Tampa Bay's 5-0 loss to the Athletics on Saturday. Cedeno entered the game riding a 12-inning scoreless streak, but came on in the sixth with runners on first and third. He gave up a shot back up the middle to Eric Sogard to break the streak.

"I didn't get [the pitch] all the way out there," Cedeno said to MLB.com. "I fell behind, and then I had to go right after him, and he took care of me." 

Cedeno now has a 2.31 ERA in 11 2/3 innings of work this season.

"Everything felt good, I just didn't make the pitches," Cedeno said. "And the guys got pretty good wood on it and took advantage of it. ... It's just baseball. It happens sometimes."


Royals LF Alex Gordon blasts fifth home run of the season
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:22 pm ET) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 1 for 1 at the plate in Kansas City's 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game.

Gordon did his damage in the second inning when he blasted a two-run shot off of John Lackey, his fifth of the season. Gordon, who also walked once, is now hitting .267 with 23 RBI in 133 at-bats this season.


Cardinals pitcher John Lackey allows three runs in losing effort
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:19 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher John Lackey allowed three runs on six hits in five innings of work in St. Louis' 3-2 loss to the Royals in a rain-shortened game.

Lackey had trouble in the second inning when he was ripped for a two-run home run by Alex Gordon. Then in the fourth, Lackey allowed a leadoff double to Eric Hosmer, who advanced to third. Salvador Perez drove home the go-ahead run with a single.

Lackey, now 2-3, moved his ERA to 3.18 in 56 2/3 innings of work this season. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Dodgers.


 
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