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Nick Martinez snaps six-game winless streak for Rangers
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:08 am ET) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez improved to 6-6 with a win, Friday, over San Francisco. 

Martinez snapped a six game winless streak, getting his first victory since June 9. He's 0-4 with two no-decisions over that span. 

Martinez allowed two runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, the sixth time in the last eight starts he's gone six innings or more. 


Cardinals SP Michael Wacha blanks Rockies for seven innings
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:06 am ET) Cardinals starter Michael Wacha was terrific in his outing against the Rockies on Friday. The right-hander fired seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out seven on the evening. He improved his record to 12-4 in the 7-0 victory.

Wacha took full advantage of a comfortable lead and shutdown a tough Rockies lineup. He threw 102 pitches with 70 going for strikes, as he dropped his ERA to 3.09.

Wacha finished July going 2-1 with a 4.06 ERA in five starts.


Rockies' Kyle Kendrick leaves after one inning with shoulder injury
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:03 am ET) Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick left Friday's game against the Cardinals after one inning due to right shoulder inflammation. He gave up two runs on four hits, including a solo home run to Matt Carpenter, before leaving the game. He was left with his 12th loss of the season, as the Rockies were shutout 7-0.

The right-hander is lsited as day-to-day, and he will have an MRI on Monday according to MLB.com. Kendrick's next start would come Tuesday against the Mariners, but it is not yet known if he will be forced to miss any time. 


Nationals RF Bryce Harper gets ejected Friday
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:00 am ET) Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was ejected from Friday's loss to the Mets after arguing a strike three call during the top of the 11th inning.

Harper, who went 0 for 5, was not pleased to be called out looking and began to argue with the home plate umpire, who quickly tossed him from the game.

The hitless performance snapped an eight-game hitting streak for Harper. Over that stretch, he hit .379 with 11 hits, three doubles, two home runs and four RBI.


Koji Uehara saves 23rd game for Red Sox
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:00 am ET) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two batters and protecting a two-run lead. 

Uehara recorded his 23rd save of the season. It was his first save situation July 11, four appearances ago. He convered his 12th straight save opportunity and had his 10th scoreless outing in the last 11. 


Eduardo Rodriguez takes no-decision for Red Sox
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez pitched five innings but ended up with a no-decision, Friday against Tampa Bay. 

Rodriguez gave up three runs, just the second time in the last six starts that he's allowed more than two earned runs. 

Rodriguez walked a season-high four batters and also struck out four. 


Marlins' Derek Dietrich hits game-tying home run on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Marlins outfielder Derek Dietrich hit a key home run on Friday, as he tied the game 3-3 with a ninth-inning solo shot off Padres closer Craig Kimbrel. The Marlins would end up losing the game 8-3 in 11 innings however.

The home run was Dietrich's sixth of the year in just 88 at-bats. It was also the third in his last nine games. 


Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez has poor command in no-decision
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez tied a season-worst with four walks against the Mets on Friday.

Gonzalez lasted just 4 2/3 innings, while giving up one earned run on four hits in a no-decision.

Gonzalez (8-4) has a 3.75 ERA with 98 strikeouts and 43 walks in 110 1/3 innings this season.


Marlins' Christian Yelich slugs two-run home run in loss Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich put his club on top early, when he smacked a two-run home run in the first inning. The home run, which came off Padres starter Ian Kennedy, was Yelich's sixth of the year. It was not enough though, as the Padres took the 8-3 win in extra innings.

Yelich, who went 2 for 5 with a pair of runs scored in the game, as cooled off recently after a hot stretch. Still, he's batting .289 over his past 10 games.


Erasmo Ramirez takes no-decision for Rays
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez gave up just one earned run, but Tampa's defense and bullpen cost him a chance for a win. 

Ramirez surrendered three unearned runs, and the bullpen blew a save, causing Ramirez to settle for a no-decision against Boston on Friday. 

Ramirez has given up one earned run or fewer seven times in the last eight starts. His record is 3-2 with three no-decisions over that span. 


 
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