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Alex Colome looks sharp in no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:08 am ET) Rays starting pitcher Alex Colome remained sharp in a no-decision Monday night at home against the Yankees. He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Over his last two starts covering 12 1/3 innings, Colome has allowed only one earned run. He owns a 1.65 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 16 1/3 innings of work. He will make his next start Sunday at home against the White Sox.

Chris Capuano tosses six scoreless frames vs. Rays
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:01 am ET) Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano looked sharp in a no-decision against the Rays in Tampa Monday night. He allowed two hits and four walks while striking out four over six scoreless innings of work.

Capuano lowered his ERA from 4.90 to 4.55 on the year. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Toronto.

Ervin Santana posts quality start in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana turned in a quality start in a losing effort Monday night against the Nationals, dropping to 14-9 on the year. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 innings, Santana has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 3.74 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 29 starts (185 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against the Mets.

Drew Storen records one-out save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Nationals pitcher Drew Storen worked his way around a hit but managed to retire the final batter of the game to close out a 4-2 win over Atlanta. He needed 11 pitches to pitch one-third of an inning. He owns a 1.25 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 50 1/3 innings of work. 

Stephen Strasburg gets back on track with a gem vs. Atlanta
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(9/15/2014) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg bounced back with a gem Monday night against the Braves in Atlanta, improving to 12-11 on the year. The right-hander permitted five hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings of work.

Strasburg has not allowed a run in three of his last 10 starts. He owns a 3.34 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 32 starts (202 innings). His next start will come Saturday at Miami.

Zach Britton closes out Blue Jays
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(9/15/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way around a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 5-2 victory over Toronto. He has converted 35 of 39 save chances, with a 1.74 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 72 1/3 innings of work.

Wei-Yin Chen picks up win No. 16
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(9/15/2014) Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen nearly turned in a quality start in a win over the Blue Jays Monday night, improving to 16-4 on the year. He allowed two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings of work.

Chen owns a 3.58 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 29 starts (173 2/3 innings). The southpaw will take the mound Monday in New York against the Yankees.

Marcus Stroman takes a step back Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman took a step back in a loss to the Orioles in Baltimore, dropping to 10-6 on the year. He allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings of a 5-2 defeat.

Stroman has allowed five earned runs in three of his last six starts. He owns a 3.80 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 120 2/3 innings of work. He will make his next start Saturday against the Yankees.

Albert Pujols exits game with hamstring issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring issue, according to USA Today.

Pujols hit a bases-clearing double in the third inning and grabbed the underside of his left thigh as he approached second base, which caused him to leave the game. He is hitting .274/.328/.469 with 26 homers and 97 RBI over 595 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Tuesday.


Jacob deGrom matches MLB strikeout mark
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom matched a modern major league record by striking out his first eight batters Monday night at home against Miami. However, it wasn't enough as he failed to factor inot the decision.

DeGrom allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out a career-high 13 over seven innings of a 6-5 defeat. He owns a 2.68 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 21 starts (134 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at Atlanta.

 
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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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