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Madison Bumgarner struggles in loss vs. Pirates
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:52 am ET) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner took a loss Monday, giving up five earned runs on six hits and two walks in four innings and striking out two in his team's 5-0 defeat against the Pirates.

Bumgarner (12-8) matched his season debut for the shortest outing of the season in Monday's loss, which ends his three-game winning streak. He ran into trouble immediately, surrendering four runs in the top of the first inning before giving up a solo home run in the fifth. Bumgarner owns a 3.41 ERA and 143:36 K:BB ratio in 145 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Mets Sunday.


Boone Logan tosses perfect inning in rehab game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:52 am ET) Rockies pitcher Boone Logan tossed a perfect inning during a rehab game Monday.

Logan entered in the sixth inning. He tossed a perfect frame, picking up one strikeout during the process. He threw 17 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. 


C.J. Wilson fans seven in final rehab start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:49 am ET) Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson began a minor-league rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Arkansas. Wilson picked up the win and allowed two runs on four hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Of his 81 pitches, 49 were strikes.

Wilson's rehab should come at an end after this start, as he is expected to join the rotation Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Justin Morneau picks up two hits in rehab start Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:49 am ET) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau picked up two hits during a rehab start Monday. 

Morneau singled twice during his first rehab game. He's been sidelined since July 13 due to a neck injury. Morneau finished 2 for 4.


Chris Carter launches three-run blast in win over A's
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:41 am ET) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter made his presence felt with just one swing of the bat Monday night at home against the A's.

Carter smacked a three-run home run in the third inning to give his team an early lead. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBI in a 7-3 victory. He owns a .214/.292/.479 slash line with 21 homers and 49 RBI in 309 at-bats.

Brett Oberholtzer gets back in win column
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:38 am ET) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer turned in a quality start Monday night against the A's, improving to 3-7 on the year. The southpaw permitted three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-3 victory.

Oberholtzer picked up his first win since May 30. Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Oberholtzer has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 4.30 ERA and 53:20 K:BB ratio in 83 2/3 innings. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Toronto.

Cubs expected to keep Justin Ruggiano, Chris Coghlan
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:38 am ET) The Cubs are expected to keep Justin Ruggiano and Chris Coghlan, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

The team has received offers for Ruggiano, but have declined those offers. Ruggiano is hitting is hitting .293 over 167 at-bats. Coghlan is hitting .273 over 176 at-bats. 


Jesse Chavez gets roughed up in loss to Houston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:33 am ET) Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez took a step backward on Monday against the Astros in Houston, dropping to 8-7 on the year. The right-hander coughed up six runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-3 defeat.

Chavez has allowed four-plus runs in three of his last six starts. He owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 119:41 K:BB ratio in 125 2/3 innings. His next start will come Sunday at home against Kansas City.

Jake McGee fans a pair in 1-2-3 ninth inning vs. Brewers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:30 am ET) Rays pitcher Jake McGee struck out two and only needed 11 pitches to retire the side in order in the ninth to close out a 2-1 win at home over the Brewers on Monday. He has converted each of his last 11 save opportunities. The southpaw owns a 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 63:10 K:BB ratio in 48 innings.

Jake Odorizzi stays dominant in tight win over Brewers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:27 am ET) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi worked his way past a solo home run in a dominant outing Monday night against the Brewers, improving to 7-8 on the year. The right-hander yielded only one run on three hits and no walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 2-1 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 25 1/3 innings, Odorizzi has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 3.80 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and 129:42 K:BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings. His next start will come Sunday at home against the Angels.

 
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