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Huston Street collects eighth save in extras vs. Nationals
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:02 am ET) Padres closer Huston Street worked his way around a double, as he struck out one in a scoreless frame for his eighth save of the season Thursday night against the Nationals in extras.

Street needed only 11 pitches in the 12th, eight of which were strikes. He owns a 1.00 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP over his first nine innings pitched.

Bud Norris picks up first win over Blue Jays
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:02 am ET) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris snapped a three-game winless skid Thursday, in an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Norris picked up his first win of the season, thanks to his second quality start. He was hurt by the long ball early, allowing three runs on two second-inning homers, but settled in nicely from then on. Norris was ultimately charged with three runs on five hits and a walk in his six innings of work, while striking out four batters.

Norris is now 1-2 on the season, with a 4.44 ERA in four starts. He will look to get to .500 in his next trip to the mound, Wednesday against the Pirates. 


Yoenis Cespedes exits game with hamstring injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was forced out of Thursday's contest because of a left hamstring injury, and is expected to miss "a few games," the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Cespedes was seen limping after legging out an infield single in the seventh inning. He was checked out by trainers and replaced by Josh Reddick. He finished 1 for 5 before the injury. He is hitting .238/.316/.464 on the year.

Gordon Beckham will play everyday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) White Sox Gordon Beckham came off the disabled list Thursday after overcoming an oblique injury, and was in the starting lineup for that afternoon's game against the Tigers. He was hitless in four trips to the plate, including three strikeouts, as the White Sox fell 7-4.

After the game, manager Robin Ventura told MLB.com Beckham will be his starter at second base moving forward, despite solid play from Marcus Semien in his place.

"You don't lose that spot just because you're hurt," Ventura said. "So we expect [Beckham] to be in there."


Alex Torres gets his first win Thursday
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(4/24/2014) Padres pitcher Alex Torres was awarded the win Thursday night in extras against the Nationals.

Torres struck out one and pitched two-thirds of a scoreless inning in the 11th before the offense scored the go-ahead run in the 12th. He owns a 0.93 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 9 2/3 innings pitched.

Andrew Cashner makes rare appearance in outfield
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(4/24/2014) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner became the first pitcher in franchise history to play outfield on Thursday against the Nationals.

Manager Bud Black replaced injured Seth Smith with Cashner at left field, setting himself up for a potential double-switch later in the game. Cashner played the field for one batter before he was replaced by Tommy Medica in a 4-3 win.

Cashner owns a 2.10 ERA and 31:10 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Nationals.

Seth Smith exits game with groin strain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Padres outfielder Seth Smith was forced out of Thursday's game against the Nationals because of right groin strain.

Smith was removed from the game in the 11th inning after grounding out to second base. He was replaced by starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. Cashner became the first pitcher in franchise history to play outfield.

Smith doubled in a run in the fourth and finished 1 for 3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI before the injury. He is hitting .277 with two home runs and seven RBI in 65 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for the second game of a four-game series on Friday.

Jhoulys Chacin looks shaky in first Triple-A rehab start
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(4/24/2014) After making two starts for Class A Modesto, Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin began his Triple-A rehab assignment Thursday.

Chacin was not as his best, as he allowed four runs -- two earned -- on five hits and one walks while striking out four over 4 2/3 innings pitched. He will likely need at least one more start with the Sky Sox before rejoining the rotation.

Paul Clemens tossed after plunking Jed Lowrie
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Astros pitcher Paul Clemens was ejected Thursday night against the A's after hitting Jed Lowrie with a pitch in the seventh.

Clemens appeared to have been retaliating from an incident with Lowrie a week ago. He was on the mound when Lowrie bunted with a 7-0 in the first inning on April 18.

Clemens allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 2/3 innings before the ejections. He owns a 5.40 ERA over 10 innings pitched.

Eric Stults can't factor into decision Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Padres pitcher Eric Stults was unable to factor into the decision Thursday night against the Nationals.

Making his fifth start of the year, Stults surrendered a sacrifice fly in the third and a solo home run to Danny Espinosa. He was charged with two runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Stults owns a 4.15 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 26 innings pitched. He'll make his next start Tuesday at San Francisco.

 
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