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Tim Stauffer picks up win in extras
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:06 am ET) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer picked up his fifth win of the season Friday, as he pitched a scoreless 12th inning to help down the Dodgers, 3-2.

Stauffer closed out the game by allowing one hit in an otherwise nondescript 12th inning, during which he also struck out one batter. He picked up the win as the offense went on to score in the bottom half of the inning, pushing his record to 5-2 for the season.

Stauffer has a 3.61 ERA in 52 1/3 innings on the season. 


Justin Miller designated for assignment Saturday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:01 am ET) The Tigers designated pitcher Justin Miller for assignment Saturday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

 Miller has been with the Tigers a few times this season, but has struggled, allowing seven runs in 12 1/3 innings of work. 


Jacoby Ellsbury's ankle keeps him out
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:59 am ET) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, after he suffered an ankle injury in Friday's game.

Ellsbury had the ankle wrapped and was limping in the clubhouse prior to the game, but it is not clear if this is expected to be a lingering issue. He is day to day at this point. 


Kyle Ryan called up, will make debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:46 am ET) The Tigers purchased the contract of pitcher Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo Saturday, ahead of his major-league debut in Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Ryan had a 1.64 ERA in five starts at Toledo prior to his callup. He will likely be sent back down following his start, but could return to the majors when rosters expand in September. 


Eric Surkamp called up as 26th man
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:45 am ET) The White Sox recalled pitcher Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte Saturday, to serve as the 26th man for the doubleheader. Surkamp will be sent back down following the game, but could return to the team when rosters expand in September. 

Slumping Scott Carroll sent down
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:39 am ET) The White Sox optioned pitcher Scott Carroll to Triple-A Charlotte Saturday, in order to clear a spot on the active roster.

He has struggled recently and has a 5.28 ERA in 107 1/3 innings of work for the season, but should be back in the majors when rosters expand Sept. 1. 


Chris Bassitt added to roster prior to start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:32 am ET) The White Sox purchased the contract of pitcher Chris Bassitt from Double-A Birmingham Saturday, prior to his scheduled start against the Tigers.

Bassitt will start Saturday, and could remain with the team moving forward, as he was not called up as the 26th man for the double-header. Basitt has a 2.08 ERA in 43 1/3 innings in the minors this season. 


Ryan Vogelsong twirls a gem vs. Brewers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1:35 am ET) Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong twirled a gem and received more than enough run support Friday night against the Brewers, scattering two runs on four hits over seven innings to improve to 8-9 on the season. He struck out seven and walked one in a 13-2 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 23 1/3 innings, Vogelsong has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 3.73 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 27 starts (157 innings). His next start will come Wednesday against Colorado at Coors Field.

Wily Peralta gets roughed up in loss to Giants
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1:35 am ET) Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta had a tough start Friday against the Giants.

Peralta gave up six runs on nine hits over three innings. He struck out one and walked two during the outing. Peralta got himself in trouble immediately. After recording one out in the first inning, Peralta allowed four straight singles. By the end of the inning, three runs had come across for the Giants. The issues continued in the second. San Francisco started the inning with a single and a double. Both runs would come around to score. Peralta would go on to give up his final run on a single the following inning.

With the loss, Peralta fell to 15-9. He’ll take on the Cubs in his next start.

Andrew Cashner stays sharp in no-decision
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1:25 am ET) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner turned in a strong start Friday against the Dodgers.

Cashner allowed one run on six hits over six innings. He struck out eight and did not issue any walks during the outing. Cashner was fantastic over the first two innings, striking out four without giving up a hit. That streak ended in the third, as Cashner gave up two singles to open the inning. Hanley Ramirez wound up hitter a run-scoring double, driving in the only run against Cashner. Cashner was able to get through his final three innings of work without giving up another run.

Cashner wasn't a factor into the decision. He’ll take on the Diamondbacks in his next start.

 
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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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