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Chris Tillman strikes out six in no-decision vs. Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:17 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman wasn't a factor in the decision Tuesday, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk in five innings and striking out six in his team's 7-6, 12-inning win over the Angels.

Tillman had a four-game quality-start streak going until pitching just five innings Tuesday, but he remains winles in six July appearances. He owns a 3.97 ERA and 89:52 K:BB ratio in 136 innings. Tillman is slated to take on the Mariners Sunday.


Jered Weaver gives up six runs in no-decision vs. Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:16 pm ET) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings and striking out four in his team's 7-6, 12-inning loss to the Orioles.

Weaver hadn't allowed a home run in four straight starts coming into Tuesday, but he served up a solo shot during a two-run first inning. The crucial blow came in the fourth, when he surrendered a three-run home run to fall behind 6-4. Weaver owns a 3.62 ERA and 114:42 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Sunday.


Joakim Soria rocked in second Tigers appearance
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:15 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Joakim Soria had trouble adjusting to his new role Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on six hits in just one-third of an inning in his team's 11-4 loss to the White Sox.

Soria surrendered an unearned run in his first outing with his new team before getting blown up Tuesday. He surrendered his first two home runs of the season in the poor performance. Soria owns a 3.71 ERA and 43:5 K:BB ratio in 34 innings.


Report: No offers brewing involving Cole Hamels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:58 pm ET) The Phillies haven't received a trade offer including pitcher Cole Hamels, nor have they yet to make any specific requests, FOXSports.com reports.

While Hamels is theoretically available should a contender bowl the Phillies over with an offer, he remains unlikely to be dealt before the deadline. He owns a 2.55 ERA and 133:39 K:BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings after a dominant outing Tuesday.


Report: Mariners, Twins discussing Josh Willingham
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:56 pm ET) The Mariners are in discussions with the Twins to potentially acquire outfielder Josh Willingham, FOXSports.com reports.

The Mariners are looking to add some right-handed pop to their lefty-dominated lineup, even after picking up the switch-hitting Kendrys Morales. Willingham entered play Tuesday with a .219/.361/.421 line and 10 home runs in 183 at-bats.


Ed Lucas joining Marlins Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:43 pm ET) The Marlins will recall infielder Ed Lucas before Wednesday's game against the Nationals, MLB.com reports.. Lucas has played 51 games with the Marlins this season, hitting .239/.276/.277 in 155 at-bats.

Marlins send Jake Marisnick back to Triple-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:38 pm ET) The Marlins optioned outfielder Jake Marisnick to Triple-A New Orleans after Tuesday's win.

Marisnick was recalled from New Orleans Monday and ended up recording an out in his only at-bat before being sent back down. He's 8 for 48 with five stolen bases in 14 games with the Marlins.


Jason Vargas could return to rotation this weekend
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:36 pm ET) Royals pitcher Jason Vargas may rejoin the rotation Saturday and face the A's, MLB.com reports.

Vargas has been sidelined since July 8 while recovering from an appendectomy. He threw 60 pitches in four innings during a simulated game Tuesday and said the session went well. Vargas owns a 3.31 ERA and 82:29 K:BB ratio in 125 innings.


Fernando Rodney delivers 29th save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:33 pm ET) Mariners closer Fernando Rodney picked up his 29th save Tuesday, giving up one hit and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to close out his team's 5-2 win over the Indians.

Rodney has bounced back from giving up two runs in a blown save on July 20, tossing four scoreless innings and only surrendering one hit and one walk in his last four outings. He owns a 2.11 ERA and 48:17 K:BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings.


Steve Cishek earns 27th save
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:30 pm ET) Marlins closer Steve Cishek picked up his 27th save Tuesday, giving up two hits and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to close out his team's 3-0 win over the Nationals.

Cishek has successfully converted seven straight save opportunities since giving up three runs in a no-out loss on July 9. He owns a 3.30 ERA and 57:14 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.


 
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