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Jake McGee picks up 15th save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:09 am ET) Rays closer Jake McGee picked up his 15th save Wednesday against the Orioles.

McGee entered with a two-run lead, and was able to shut the door. He tossed a perfect inning, striking out one during the outing. McGee tossed 10 pitches, including seven strikes. McGee lowered his ERA to 1.31.


Drew Pomeranz doesn't factor into the decision
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:03 am ET) Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz turned in a strong start Wednesday against the Astros.

Pomeranz gave up one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Pomeranz was fantastic early, holding the Astros scoreless over the first five innings. His only run came due to an error. With one out in the sixth inning, Eric Sogard allowed Jose Altuve to reach first on a fielding error. Pomeranz gave up a single to the next hitter, and was pulled from the game. Altuve came around to score on a wild pitch later in the inning. The run was charged to Pomeranz.

The Astros managed a comeback, giving Pomeranz a no-decision. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start.


Brad Peacock picks up no decision
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:01 am ET) Astros pitcher Brad Peacock had some trouble with his control Wednesday against the Athletics.

Peacock allowed one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked five during the outing. Peacock had to work around trouble during the start. He loaded the bases in the first inning on a single, walk and a hit by pitch, but managed to get out of it. He also put at least two runners on in the second, fifth and sixth innings. After loading the bases in the sixth inning, Peacock was pulled. A sac fly led to a run crossing the plate. The run was charged to Peacock. 

The Astros managed to battle back, giving Peacock a no-decision. He’ll take on the Angels in his next start. 


Rusney Castillo cleared for games
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:00 am ET) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has received his work visa and can play in games, according to ESPN.com. 

Castillo signed just a few days ago, and joined the team in Fort Myers to begin workouts. The visa news was confirmed by Roc Nation Sports CEO Juan Perez. 


Chad Qualls staying with Astros
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Astros reliever Chad Qualls will stay with Houston, according to MLB.com.

Qualls was claimed on waivers by the Tigers, but the two sides couldn't agree on a contract. Qualls is not eligible to be dealt for the rest of the season. He's posted a 3.00 ERA over 45 innings. 


Kevin Gausman sent down once again
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman has been sent to the minors following Wednesday's start.

Gausman has been up and down all season, but this time it will be a short stay. The club will recall Gausman once rosters expand September 1. He is not expected to miss a turn in the rotation. Gausman has a 3.81 ERA over 78 innings.


Brandon Morrow starts rehab assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday at Class-A Dunedin.

Morrow struck out one during the outing. He did not give up a hit. Morrow has been sidelined since May 2 with a finger injury.


Hector Noesi pulls out a win
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) White Sox pitcher Hector Noesi turned in a fantastic start Wednesday against the Indians.

Noesi allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Noesi allowed his first run in the third inning. With two outs, he allowed a double and then a run-scoring single to Michael Bourn. He was able to get out of the inning without giving up any additional runs. Noesi held Cleveland scoreless over the next three innings before giving up his second run. With one out in the seventh, Noesi gave up a solo home run to Lonnie Chisenhall. He got out of the inning and was pulled to start the eighth.

With the win, Noesi improved to 8-9. He’ll take on the Tigers in his next start.


Corey Kluber picks up a quality start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber turned in a quality start Wednesday against the White Sox.

Kluber allowed three runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked two during the outing. Kluber didn’t run into trouble until the third inning. With one out, Adam Eaton managed to knock a triple. Kluber picked up another out, but couldn’t get out of the inning without giving up a couple runs. With two outs, Jose Abreu singled in a run and Adam Dunn doubled him home in the next at-bat. Abreu would strike again in the seventh inning. With a man on third, Abreu knocked a run-scoring single. Kluber left the game following the hit. 

With the loss, Kluber dropped to 13-8. He’ll take on the Tigers in his next start. 


Jorge De La Rosa in line to make next start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa won't miss Sunday's scheduled start, MLB.com reports.

"His thumb is just bruised, so I don't think his next start is in jeopardy," manager Walt Weiss said.

De La Rosa was removed from his last start due to the thumb issue, but he appears to be ready to roll. He owns a 4.19 ERA and 114:54 K:BB ratio in 154 2/3 innings.


 
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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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