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John Danks tosses quality start against Cleveland
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:33 pm ET) White Sox pitcher John Danks turned in a quality start Thursday against the Indians.

Danks allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Danks was tagged for a run early. Michael Bourn led off the game with a triple, and was driven home on a ground out. Danks would settle in at that point, keeping the Indians off the board for the next four innings. Danks allowed his second run in the sixth inning. He allowed a single to Jose Ramirez to lead off the inning. Ramirez would steal second, and advance to third on a ground out. He would score on a two-out single by Jason Kipnis.

With the loss, Danks dropped to 9-9. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start. 


Carlos Carrasco turns in strong start Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:31 pm ET) Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco turned in a dominant start Thursday against the White Sox.

Carrasco allowed one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Carrasco put himself in some trouble early, putting the first two batters he faced on base. He managed to pitch out of the inning without giving up any runs. The White Sox were able to get to Carrasco in the third inning. Adam Eaton led off the inning with a single, and stole second. He was able to advance to third on a throwing error. Jose Abreu then drove Eaton home on a single. Carrasco recovered, and lasted into the seventh inning before he was pulled.

With the win, Carrasco improved to 6-4. He’ll take on the Tigers in his next start. 


Tony Sipp saves his second game Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:29 pm ET) Astros pitcher Tony Sipp saved his second game Thursday against the Rangers.

Sipp entered with a two-run lead, and completely shut down the Rangers in the final inning. He was able to pick up a foul out to the catcher for his first out, and then proceeded to strike out the last two hitters to earn the save. It was Sipp's first save since June 29. 


Nick Tepesch fails to go five innings
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:20 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch failed to go five innings Thursday against the Astros. 

Tepesch allowed two runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked three during the outing. Tepesch got off to a strong start, tossing four scoreless innings to open the game. He fell into trouble in the fifth. With one out in the inning, Tepesch gave up a single and walk to two consecutive hitters. He was replaced at that point. The Astros would go on to hit a grand slam during the inning, bringing home of Tepesch’s runs home.

Tepesch earned the no-decision for his efforts. He’ll take on the Royals in his next start. 


Collin McHugh earns the win Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:19 pm ET) Astros pitcher Collin McHugh turned in a strong start Thursday against the Rangers.

McHugh allowed two runs on eight hits over seven innings. He struck out six and did not issue any walks during the outing. McHugh gave up both runs relatively early in the game. After giving up two singles to open the game, McHugh was able to induce a double play. A run would score on the play, giving McHugh the early deficit. The third inning proved troublesome as well. After loading the bases to start things off, McHugh allowed a run to come home on a sac fly. He was able to strike out the next two hitters in order to get out of the inning. 

The Astros managed to score four runs in the fifth inning, putting McHugh in line for the win. He improved to 7-9. He’ll take on the Angels in his next start.


Zach Britton picks up another save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:15 pm ET) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 29th save Thursday against the Rays.

Britton entered with a one-run lead, and didn't disappoint. He tossed a perfect inning, forcing three groundouts. Britton threw eight pitches, five of which were strikes. 


Bud Norris avoids the loss
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:40 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had a rough start Thursday against the Rays.

Norris allowed four runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Norris got himself into trouble almost immediately. He gave up a leadoff double to Desmond Jennings in the first inning. A sac fly brought Jennings home. Evan Longoria then blasted a solo shot to tie the game 2-2. Norris got through the next three innings without any issues. He had some trouble during the fifth, though. After giving up two singles, Norris allowed a sac fly to bring in a run. James Loney would then double in the fourth run of the game. Norris was able to get out of the inning without giving up any additional runs.

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


Jeremy Hellickson fails to go five innings
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:39 pm ET) Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson failed to go five innings Thursday against the Orioles.

Hellickson allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two during the outing. Hellickson found himself in trouble in the first inning. A solo home run to Steve Pearce started the scoring for Baltimore. Hellickson then gave up two straight singles. With men on first and third, the Orioles decided to double-steal. Adam Jones made it home on the steal attempt, while Nelson Cruz was safe at second. Hellickson managed to pitch out of the inning without giving up any additional runs.

He fell into trouble again in the fifth. Hellickson loaded the bases after facing the first three batters. After picking up a line out, Hellickson was removed from the game. Two runs would come around to score after Hellickson left, though one was due to an error. He was charged with both runs, though only one was earned.

Hellickson left with the game tied, earning the no-decision. He’ll take on the Blue Jays in his next start. 


Mets considering moving Travis d'Arnaud to the outfield
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:37 pm ET) The Mets have considered moving catcher Travis d'Arnaud to the outfield, according to the New York Daily News

Manager Terry Collins confirmed that the team has discussed moving d'Arnaud."We’ve talked about it," Collins said. "We’ve brought it up. Obviously, with what he’s started to do offensively, we’ve got to see if these concussions are leading to anything." By moving d'Arnaud to the outfield, the team is hoping to keep his bat in the lineup while making sure he stays healthy. a'Arnaud has already suffered four concussions in his career. 


Jim Adduci pulled with head injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:33 pm ET) Rangers outfielder Jim Adduci was pulled from Thursday's game due to a head injury, according to MLB.com.

Adduci hit his head while making a catch on the warning track. The team removed Adduci from the game as a precautionary measure. He will be evaluated for a concussion.


 
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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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