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Astros SP Dallas Keuchel picks up 13th win on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:39 pm ET) Astros ace Dallas Keuchel benefited from nine runs of support on Saturday, as he beat the Diamondbacks 9-2. Keuchel allowed two runs on two hits over six strong innings. He walked three and struck out eight, throwing 65 of his 108 pitches for strikes.

Keuchel (13-5, 2.35 ERA) allowed both of his runs in the second inning, actually putting the team down 2-1. But the Astros' bats powered up and rallied for five runs in the fourth inning to back their starter.

This was a good bounceback effort for the 2015 All-Star, after he had allowed five runs on 10 hits in his previous start. 


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons hurts thumb in loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(10:39 pm ET) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hurt his right thumb during Saturday's loss to the Phillies, per AJC.com.

X-rays on the thumb came up negative, but the severity of the injury is not yet clear. Simmons went 0 for 3 with a strikeout on Saturday.


Diamondbacks' Jeremy Hellickson gives up three homers in loss
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:36 pm ET) Diamondbacks starter Jeremy Hellickson did not have a good outing against the Astros on Saturday. The right-hander allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over just 3 1/3 innings in the 9-2 loss. 

Hellickson (7-7, 4.95 ERA) was done in by the longball in this one. He gave up a solo home run to Carlos Correa in the first inning, and then a pair of bombs to Hank Conger--a solo shot in the third and a grand slam in the fourth.

This was the third time in Hellickson's career that he allowed three home runs in a game. He had been pitching well prior to this start, posting a 1.88 ERA over his previous four outings.


Nationals SP Joe Ross gets no-decision in loss to Mets Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:23 pm ET) Nationals rookie starter Joe Ross was solid in his outing on Saturday, but was left with a no-decision in the 3-2 loss to the Mets. Ross allowed two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out six, throwing 64 of his 92 pitches for strikes.

Ross was bitten by the longball in the is one, specifically by Lucas Duda. Both runs Ross gave up on Saturday came on a pair of solo home runs by Duda, one in the fourth and another in the seventh.

Overall this season, the youngster has been solid this year. Saturday's performance lowered his ERA to 3.00, as he has not allowed more than three runs in any of the first six starts of his career. 


Braves SP Matt Wisler gives up seven runs in lopsided loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(10:22 pm ET) Braves starting pitcher Matt Wisler couldn't get himself going during his start against the Phillies on Saturday.

Wisler allowed seven runs on eight hits, including two home runs, in just 4 2/3 innings of work. The seven runs were the most Wisler has allowed all season.

With the loss, Wisler dropped to 5-2 on the season.


Mets' Jeurys Familia returns to dominance for 28th save Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:19 pm ET) Mets closer Jeurys Familia overcame his recent struggles, as he retired the side in order to pick up his 28th save of the season on Saturday. Familia needed just 10 pitches to protect the 3-2 win over the Nationals, striking out Michael Taylor to end the game.

This was Familia's first save since the All-Star break, as had been unable to convert his previous three chances.


Mets SP Jacob deGrom overcomes rocky start for solid outing
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:16 pm ET) Mets ace Jacob deGrom battled and labored in his start against the Nationals on Saturday, but he came away with a no-decision in the 3-2 win. deGrom allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out seven, throwing a season-high 117 pitches.

deGrom got off to a rocky start, allowing two runs in the first inning. His pitch count was elevating, but he seemingly got stronger as the game went along. He did a good job of working out of trouble, keeping the Nationals off of the board the rest of the way.

The young right-hander owns a sparkling 1.54 over his past six starts for the Mets.


Phillies SP Aaron Nola goes five innings in win over Braves
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(10:15 pm ET) Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola was solid during his start against the Braves on Saturday.

Nola tossed five innings, allowed two runs on five hits and gave up a home run while picking up his fifth win of the season. He received plenty of help from his offense, as he left the start with a cool 6-0 lead.

With the win, Nola improved to 2-1 on the season. He now has a 3.38 ERA in 18 2/3 innings this year.


Tigers' Anibal Sanchez able to eat up innings, but struggles in loss
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:09 pm ET) Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez struggled in his outing against the Orioles on Saturday. The veteran right-hander allowed six runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter, but he was left with his ninth loss of the year in the 6-2 defeat.

Sanchez (10-9, 4.77 ERA) got off to a shaky start in this one, allowing two runs in the first and another in the second to put the team down 3-0 before he could blink. Things got worse for Sanchez as he allowed a two-run home run to Caleb Joseph in the fourth inning. 

Sanchez started the seventh, but he gave up a solo home run to Manny Machado, which would be the end of the night for Sanchez, who threw 95 pitches (66 strikes) on the night.

He is now 4-2 with a 5.05 ERA over his past seven starts for the Tigers.


Orioles SP Kevin Gausman with another strong outing on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:02 pm ET) Orioles starter Kevin Gausman threw a second consecutive gem on Saturday, as he limited the Tigers to two runs on four hits over seven sharp innings. Gausman struck out six and did not issue a walk in the 6-2 victory.

Gausman evened his record to 2-2 with the solid outing, throwing 68 of his 106 pitches for strikes. The only mistake he made came on a two-run home run to Nick Castellanos in the fifth inning. But the Orioles were already leading by five at that point, and Gausman lowered his ERA to 3.97.

The young right-hander struggled in his two starts sandwiching the All-Star break, allowing 11 earned runs over 9 2/3 innings. But in past two outings, he has an impressive 1.23 ERA.


 
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