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Mat Latos picks third win of the season Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:33 pm ET) Reds pitcher Mat Latos (3-3) moved back to .500 with a win Friday night in Miami, scattering one run on five hits and four walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 5-2 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Latos has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 3.07 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over nine starts (58 2/3 innings). He will look to stay sharp Wednesday at home against Cleveland.

Danny Salazar slides back to .500
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:29 pm ET) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar worked another quality start for the win Friday night at home against the Rangers, improving to 4-4 on the year. The right-hander permitted one unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings of a 12-2 victory.

Salazar has allowed one unearned run or fewer in two of his last three starts . He owns a 4.45 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 11 starts (58 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at Cincinnati.

Jerome Williams gets absolutely obliterated in spot-start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:22 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Jerome Williams was obliterated by the Indians in Cleveland on Friday, dropping to 2-5 on the year. The right-hander was shelled for 10 runs on 13 hits and three walks while striking out two over four innings of a 12-2 defeat.

Williams became the sixth starter in the past 100 years to allow at least 10 runs, 13 hits and three walks in no more than four innings of work. He will likely be demoted to the bullpen moving forward.

Koji Uehara retires side in order for the save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:15 pm ET) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara struck out one and needed 13 pitches to retire the side in order for the save Friday night at home against the Yankees. Uehara has converted 22 of 24 save attempts, with a 1.45 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP over 49 2/3 innings of relief.

Anthony Ranaudo picks up win, posts quality start in MLB debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:12 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo put together a quality start in his major-league debut Friday night against the Yankees.

Ranaudo permitted a solo home run to Carlos Beltran in the fourth and a run-scoring single to Beltran again in the sixth. He permitted two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two over six innings of work for his first career victory. Of his 91 pitches, 53 were strikes.

It remains to be seen if Ranaudo will remain in the rotation moving forward.

Chris Capuano takes step back in loss to Red Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:08 pm ET) Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano took a step backward Friday night against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, dropping to 1-2 on the year. The left-hander yielded four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings of a 4-3 defeat.

Capuano has allowed a total of two earned runs over his first two starts (12 1/3 innings) with the Yankees. He owns a 4.50 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 44 innings of work. His next start will come at home Wednesday against Detroit.

Zach Britton makes quick work of Mariners
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:02 pm ET) Orioles closer Zach Britton made quick work of the Mariners Friday night for the save. He needed only eight pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-1 victory. The right-hander has converted 22 of 25 save attempts, with a 1.62 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over 55 2/3 innings of relief.

Wei-Yin Chen fans eight in win over Mariners
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:00 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen struck out eight and picked up the win Friday night at home against the Mariners. The left-hander permitted one run on five hits and one walk over 7 1/3 innings of a 2-1 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 15 1/3 innings, Chen has allowed only one earned run. He owns a 3.76 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 21 starts (124 1/3 innings). His next start will come Wednesday in Toronto.

Khris Davis leaves Friday's game with calf injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:56 pm ET) Brewers outfielder Khris Davis exited Friday's game against the Cardinals with left calf tightness, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Davis left the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. He finished 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and is hitting .251 over 371 at-bats this season. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game in St. Louis.


Roenis Elias pegged with tough-luck loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:50 pm ET) Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias fell one out shy of a quality start and was hit with a tough-luck loss Friday night against the Orioles in Baltimore, dropping to 8-9 on the year. The left-hander permitted two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings of a 2-1 defeat.

Elias has allowed one earned run in each of his last three starts. He owns a 4.19 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 22 starts (129 innings). His next start will come Thursday at home against the White Sox.

 
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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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