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Stephen Strasburg tosses seven one-run innings vs. Marlins
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:23 pm ET) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was hung with a loss Tuesday despite giving up just one earned run on four hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out four in his team's 3-0 defeat against the Marlins.

Strasburg (7-9) has now taken losses in three straight starts, though he gave up four runs in each of his two previous outings before limiting the damage to an RBI double in the sixth inning Tuesday. He owns a 3.55 ERA and 167:32 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. Strasburg is scheduled to face the Phillies Sunday.


Henderson Alvarez delivers seven scoreless innings Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:20 pm ET) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez earned a win Tuesday, giving up three hits and four walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out four in his team's 3-0 victory over the Nationals.

Alvarez (8-5) had issued just three walks over his previous five starts combined, but he was able to deal with his wildness Tuesday and post his first scoreless outing since June 20. He owns a 2.48 ERA and 83:27 K:BB ratio in 137 2/3 innings. Alvarez is due to face the Reds Sunday.


Casey Janssen earns 17th save despite home run
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:19 pm ET) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen surrendered a solo home run Tuesday but still picked up his 17th save in his team's 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Janssen has now given up home runs in three of his last five appearances, and he's surrendered a total of six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings over his last six outings. He still owns a 2.96 ERA and 16:2 K:BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings.


Rubby De La Rosa takes loss in quality start Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:16 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings and striking out just one in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Blue Jays.

De La Rosa (3-4) bounced back from an ugly effort in his last start, but he still took his second straight loss after giving up a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run double in the fourth. He owns a 3.64 ERA and 37:16 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings. De La Rosa is scheduled to face the Cardinals next Tuesday.


Marcus Stroman strikes out eight in win vs. Red Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:16 pm ET) Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman delivered a win Tuesday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out eight in his team's 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Stroman (7-2) carved up the Red Sox in his last outing as well, giving up just one hit and two walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out seven. He's been fantastic in July outside of an ugly outing before the break, giving up a total of one run in four starts aside from that one poor game. Stroman owns a 3.03 ERA and 67:17 K:BB ratio in 74 1/3 innings. He'll face the Astros Sunday.


Alex Cobb strikes out 12 in win vs. Brewers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:15 pm ET) Rays pitcher Alex Cobb put up a big line in Tuesday's win, giving up one earned run on three hits and two walks in eight innings and striking out 12 in his team's 5-1 victory over the Brewers.

Cobb (7-6) has been very impressive in two straight starts after striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings in his previous outing. Now 5-0 over his last six games, Cobb owns a 3.54 ERA and 92:28 K:BB ratio in 96 2/3 innings. He's slated to take on the A's Monday.


Will Smith takes loss Tuesday vs. Rays
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:12 pm ET) Brewers pitcher Will Smith was stuck with a loss Tuesday after giving up four earned runs on two hits and three walks in one-third of an inning in his team's 5-1 defeat against the Rays.

The only out Smith (1-3) was able to record was on a sacrifice after the leadoff man reached base via a walk. Two doubles brought home two runs, and Smith walked the bases loaded before being removed. He owns a 3.72 ERA and 65:24 K:BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.


Matt Garza tosses seven one-run innings vs. Rays
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:12 pm ET) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza didn't factor in to the decision Tuesday, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out two in his team's 5-1 loss to the Rays.

Garza surrendered just a solo home run in the sixth inning while facing his old team, but the offense couldn't muster more than a single run before the Rays broke the game open in the eighth. Garza owns a 3.74 ERA and 100:43 K:BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants next Tuesday.


Scott Elbert designated for assignment
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:02 pm ET) The Dodgers activated pitcher Scott Elbert from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday and immediately designated him for assignment.

Elbert was working his way back from three elbow surgeries over the last two years, but he was an effective arm out of the Dodger bullpen in 2011 and 2012. The team will likely hope he passes through waivers so he can continue to work towards full strength at the minor-league level.


Aroldis Chapman locks down 23rd save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:51 pm ET) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman picked up his 23rd save Tuesday, striking out one during a 1-2-3 inning to close out his team's 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

Chapman has managed to record at least one strikeout in each of his 33 outings this season, helping him post a blistering 67:11 K:BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings. He owns a 2.16 ERA and 0.78 WHIP and has converted 92 percent of his save opportunities.


 
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