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Mike Minor flirts with no-hitter, but can't win
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:40 pm ET) Braves pitcher Mike Minor flirted with a no-hitter Friday against the Reds.

Minor allowed one run on one hit over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked four during the outing. Minor made it into the eighth inning before giving up his first hit of the game. Minor walked a batter earlier in the inning. That base-runner reached second on a groundout. With a man on second, Billy Hamilton knocked an RBI-single against Minor. It was the first hit Minor gave up all game. Minor was pulled after the hit. He threw 107 pitches.

Minor was matched by Mat Latos throughout the start. Because of that, he picked up a no-decision for his efforts. Minor will take on the Mets in his next start.


Mat Latos picks up no decision despite strong start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:40 pm ET) Reds pitcher Mat Latos tossed a solid start Friday against the Braves.

Latos allowed one run on nine hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. Latos gave up his only run in the third inning. After giving up three straight singles to load the bases, one run managed to come home an a groundout. Latos was able to get out of the inning without giving up any additional runs. Though he proved to be fairly hittable over the start, Latos was able to work his way out of trouble in all but the third inning. 

Latos was matched by Mike Minor during the start, forcing him to settle for a no-decision. He’ll take on the Cubs in his next start. 


Joe Kelly removed with 'sensation' in shoulder
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:36 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly was removed from Friday's game with "sensation" in his shoulder, according to the Boston Herald

Kelly was removed for precautionary reasons. He expects to make his next start. Kelly felt the issue in the fifth inning. 


Yovani Gallardo gets knocked around Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:30 pm ET) Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was knocked around Friday against the Pirates.

Gallardo allowed six runs, three earned, on eight hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked three during the outing. Gallardo got through a scoreless first inning, but was tagged for runs in each of the next four innings. In the second inning, leadoff man Russell Martin reached on an error. Gallardo then walked the next two batters, loading the bases. A sac fly and a double brought all three runs home. The Pirates added insurance runs in the third and fourth innings. Andrew McCutchen added a solo home run against Gallardo in the fifth. Gallardo made it out of the inning, but did not start the sixth. 

With the loss, Gallardo dropped to 8-7. He’ll take on the Padres in his next start. 


Jeff Locke wins despite control issues
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:29 pm ET) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke had a tough time with his control Friday.

Locke allowed two runs on two hits over six innings. He did not record any strikeouts and walked six batters. Locke gave up both runs in the first inning. After getting Carlos Gomez to pop out to begin the game, Locke walked Jonathan Lucroy, and age up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun. Locke would give up another walk during the inning, but got out of it without giving up any further damage. He gave up his only other hit in the fourth inning. 

Though walks were a problem, Locke managed to pitch out of trouble. With the win, he improved to 5-3. Locke will take on the Cardinals in his next start.


Yordano Ventura wins his 10th game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:22 pm ET) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura tossed a strong start Friday against the Rangers.

Ventura gave up one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked three during the outing. Ventura gave up his only run in the first inning. With one out, Ventura allowed a single and ground-rule double. With men in scoring position, Ventura allowed a run to score on a groundout. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any further damage. Ventura put two men on in his final inning of work, but was able to get out of it without giving up any more runs. 

With the win, Ventura improved to 10-9. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start.


Colby Lewis has a tough start Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:21 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis had a tough start Friday against the Royals.

Lewis allowed four runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out two and did not issue any walks during the start. The second inning proved rough for the veteran. Lewis gave up a solo shot to Billy Butler to open the frame. After getting one out, Lewis hit Josh Willingham with a pitch, and allowed three straight singles. Lewis gave up three runs during the inning. Willingham would get the best of Lewis in his next at-bat, hitting a solo home run.

With the loss, Lewis dropped to 8-11. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start. 


Angel Pagan day-to-day with calf injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:20 pm ET) Giants outfielder Angel Pagan is day-to-day with a calf injury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pagan was replaced in the bottom of the ninth inning due to the injury. He went 2 for 5, with one run scored prior to being lifted. Pagan missed time recently due to a back injury.


Doug Fister had skin cancer removed from neck
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:15 pm ET) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister had skin cancer removed from his neck recently, according to MASN.

Fister pitched Friday night with stitches on his neck. After the game, he told reporters he had skin cancer removed. Fister stressed that he was OK. Fister said the procedure had no impact on the way he pitched Friday. It doesn't seem like Fister expects the issue to keep him from pitching at this time. 


Koji Uehara melts down Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:12 pm ET) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara had a meltdown Friday against the Mariners. 

Uehara entered with his team up by three runs, but couldn't nail down the save. Uehara induced a foulout to the first batter he faced. He then gave up a single and picked up a strikeout for the second out. Things fell apart with two outs. Uehara gave up a walk and a single to load the bases. He then gave up a double and two singles to the next three hitters. Uehara was replaced after giving up five runs.

With the loss, Uehara fell to 5-4. 


 
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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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