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James Shields walks four in loss vs. Twins Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:26 pm ET) Royals pitcher James Shields was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks in six innings and striking out five in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Twins.

Shields (9-6) hadn't walked more than three batters in a start since June 3, but he still managed to deliver his fourth quality start in his last five outings. Unfortunately, he's just 1-3 over his last eight games. Shields owns a 3.50 ERA and 125:33 K:BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings. He's slated to take on the A's Sunday.


Kyle Gibson fires seven scoreless innings in win vs. Royals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:25 pm ET) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson surrendered just two hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out seven to earn a win in his team's 2-1 victory over the Royals Tuesday.

Gibson (9-8) has mixed ugly lines with excellent performances over the last month, and he bounced back from a six-run loss in his previous start to turn in a scoreless line for the second time in his last three games. Gibson owns a 3.94 ERA and 61:32 K:BB ratio in 114 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox Sunday.


Ryan Webb picks up win Tuesday vs. Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:23 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Ryan Webb earned a win Tuesday, giving up two hits and striking out one in a scoreless inning of work in his team's 7-6, 12-inning victory over the Angels.

Webb (3-1) has had a rough July, giving up seven earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, but Tuesday's win was a ray of sunshine for the reliever. He owns a 3.67 ERA and 34:9 K:BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings.


Cory Rasmus serves up walkoff home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:21 pm ET) Angels pitcher Cory Rasmus gave up a walkoff home run Tuesday to take the loss in his team's 7-6, 12-inning defeat against the Orioles.

Rasmus (2-1) gave up a hit and a walk in the 11th inning but was able to keep the game tied. He then surrendered the decisive blast to the leadoff man in the bottom of the 12th. Rasmus owns a 2.28 ERA and 21:7 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings.


Manny Machado slugs walkoff home run vs. Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:19 pm ET) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 2 for 6 with a walkoff home run in the 12th inning of Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Angels.

Machado drove in his first run of the game on a double in the second inning. He delivered his walkoff blast as the leadoff batter in the 12th. Machado has hit .268/.314/.430 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI in 272 at-bats.


Chris Tillman strikes out six in no-decision vs. Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:17 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman wasn't a factor in the decision Tuesday, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk in five innings and striking out six in his team's 7-6, 12-inning win over the Angels.

Tillman had a four-game quality-start streak going until pitching just five innings Tuesday, but he remains winles in six July appearances. He owns a 3.97 ERA and 89:52 K:BB ratio in 136 innings. Tillman is slated to take on the Mariners Sunday.


Jered Weaver gives up six runs in no-decision vs. Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:16 pm ET) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings and striking out four in his team's 7-6, 12-inning loss to the Orioles.

Weaver hadn't allowed a home run in four straight starts coming into Tuesday, but he served up a solo shot during a two-run first inning. The crucial blow came in the fourth, when he surrendered a three-run home run to fall behind 6-4. Weaver owns a 3.62 ERA and 114:42 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Sunday.


Joakim Soria rocked in second Tigers appearance
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:15 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Joakim Soria had trouble adjusting to his new role Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on six hits in just one-third of an inning in his team's 11-4 loss to the White Sox.

Soria surrendered an unearned run in his first outing with his new team before getting blown up Tuesday. He surrendered his first two home runs of the season in the poor performance. Soria owns a 3.71 ERA and 43:5 K:BB ratio in 34 innings.


Report: No offers brewing involving Cole Hamels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:58 pm ET) The Phillies haven't received a trade offer including pitcher Cole Hamels, nor have they yet to make any specific requests, FOXSports.com reports.

While Hamels is theoretically available should a contender bowl the Phillies over with an offer, he remains unlikely to be dealt before the deadline. He owns a 2.55 ERA and 133:39 K:BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings after a dominant outing Tuesday.


Report: Mariners, Twins discussing Josh Willingham
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:56 pm ET) The Mariners are in discussions with the Twins to potentially acquire outfielder Josh Willingham, FOXSports.com reports.

The Mariners are looking to add some right-handed pop to their lefty-dominated lineup, even after picking up the switch-hitting Kendrys Morales. Willingham entered play Tuesday with a .219/.361/.421 line and 10 home runs in 183 at-bats.


 
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