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4Xander Bogaerts, BOS, SS10
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6Alejandro De Aza, BAL, LF10
7Chris Young, NYY, LF10
8Drew Hutchison, TOR, SP9
9Derek Holland, TEX, SP8
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5David Wright, NYM, 3B-8
6Brock Holt, BOS, 3B-8
7Michael Wacha, STL, SP-7
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Tsuyoshi Wada works through sore hammy in no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:30 am ET) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada worked through a sore hamstring in a no-decision Thursday night at home against the Dodgers, per ESPN Chicago. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings of an 8-4 defeat.

Over his last four starts covering 18 2/3 innings, Wada has allowed 10 earned runs. He owns a 3.22 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 12 starts (64 1/3 innings). His final start of the season will come Sept. 26 at Milwaukee.

Zack Greinke takes step back in no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:25 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke took a step back in a no-decision to the Cubs in Chicago on Thursday. He coughed up four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings of work.

Over his last three starts covering 17 innings, Greinke has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 2.76 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 30 starts (189 1/3 innings). He will look to bounce back Tuesday at home against San Francisco.

Danny Salazar settles for no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:21 am ET) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar wasn't a factor into the decision despite posting a quality start Thursday night in Houston. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine over 7 1/3 innings of work.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Salazar has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 4.02 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 19 starts (105 1/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at home against Kansas City.

Jason Kipnis departs with hamstring tightness
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:12 am ET) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was forced out of Thursday's game against the Astros due to hamstring tightness. Kipnis left the game in the eighth inning with the injury.

He went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .242/.314/.332 with six homers and 41 RBI over 488 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's series opener against Minnesota.


Shelby Miller posts quality start in no-decision
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(12:05 am ET) Cardinals starter Shelby Miller turned in another quality outing but wasn't able to factor into the decision Thursday night at home against St. Louis. He allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and no walks while striking out four over six innings of work.

Miller owns a 3.68 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 178 2 /3 innings. He will make his next start on Tuesday in Chicago against the Cubs.

Kyle Lohse hurls seven-plus innings in a no-decision
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(12:00 am ET) Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse gave his team seven-plus innings of work in a no-decision Thursday night in St. Louis. He allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out two over 7 1/3 innings of work.

Over his last two starts covering 14 innings, he has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 3.71 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 30 starts (189 1/3 innings). His next start will come Wednesday at Cincinnati.

LaTroy Hawkins picks up relief win Thursday
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(9/18/2014) Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins (4-3) picked up a relief win Thursday night at home against Arizona. He needed nine pitches to retire the side in order in the top of the ninth. The offense backed him up with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. He owns a 3.51 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 51 1/3 innings of relief.

Yohan Flande settles for no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande had to settle for a no-decision Thursday night at home against Arizona. He allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings of a 7-6 win.

Flande owns a 4.91 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 55 innings of work. He will make his final start of the season on Wednesday at San Diego.

Addison Reed serves up walkoff home run
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed was hung with a blown save and a loss Thursday night in Colorado. Reed surrendered a walkoff home run to Wilin Rosario in the ninth. He was charged with two runs on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in a 7-6 defeat. He owns a 4.40 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 57 1/3 innings of work.

Vidal Nuno settles for no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher Vidal Nuno wasn't a factor into the decision Thursday night against the Rockies in Colorado. He allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings of work.

Over his last two starts covering 10 1/3 innings, Nuno has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 4.60 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 156 2/3 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday at Minnesota.

 
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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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