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Scott Carroll mashed again in loss to Yankees
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:45 pm ET) White Sox starter Scott Carroll continued to get pounded Saturday against the Yankees.

Carroll yielded four earned runs on seven hits in six innings with two walks and no strikeouts to lower his record on the season to 5-8. He has allowed 20 earned runs in his last 23 2/3 innings pitched as his ERA has soared to 5.05.

The right-hander, who did not return to the mound after a sixth inning in which he gave up a home run to Carlos Beltran, is scheduled to start again Friday against Detroit.


David Robertson fans pair in closing down White Sox
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:39 pm ET) Yankees closer David Robertson has rebounded nicely from a poor performance Tuesday against Houston. He pitched a shutout inning with two strikeouts Friday night against the White Sox and did the same Saturday.

Robertson worked around a walk to Paul Konerko to earn his 34th save. He fanned Jordan Danks and Dayan Viciedo along the way.


Error puts damper on Yohan Pino's strong start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:34 pm ET) Twins pitcher Yohan Pino was nearly sunk by an error Saturday against the Tigers.

Pino allowed four runs, one earned, on six hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked two. Pino allowed one run in the second inning, but was otherwise strong early. He ran into trouble during his final inning. Pino gave up a single to open the frame, and a second runner reached on an error. Pino struck out the next batter, which would have ended the inning had the previous play been made. Pino then gave up three straight run-scoring singles. He was finally able to get out of the inning, but the damage had been done.

The Twins blasted Buck Farmer early, giving Pino the win. Pino improved to 2-5. He'll take on the Orioles in his next start. 


Hiroki Kuroda rolls to ninth win by limiting White Sox
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:33 pm ET) The steady production of Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda continued Saturday against the White Sox.

Kuroda managed his sixth quality start in the last eight outings by holding Chicago to just two runs on five hits in six innings. He walked two and fanned six.

It didn't look pretty in the first two innings when Kuroda gave up three doubles, including one to Aramis Ramirez that drove in the first run of the game. But Kuroda settled down to retire 10 of the next 12 batters he faced.

Kuroda is set to start again Thursday in Detroit.


Buck Farmer gets knocked around
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:27 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer got knocked around Saturday against the Twins.

Farmer allowed seven runs on five hits over 1 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. The Twins got the scoring started in the first inning. After a one-out walk, Joe Mauer managed to drive in a run from first on a single. Farmer was able to get out of the first inning without giving up any further damage. Things really fell apart in the second, though. Farmer put the first three batters on. He then allowed a bases-clearing single to Jordan Schafer. He was able to pick up a strikeout, but then allowed a walk and run-scoring double. Farmer was pulled at that point. Another run came around to score, and was charged to Farmer.

With the loss, Farmer dropped to 0-1. He’ll take on the White Sox if he gets another start.


Derek Holland scratched from rehab start with back issue
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:23 pm ET) Back spasms will prevent Rangers rehabbing lefty Derek Holland from making his rehab start on Sunday. The setback could push back his timetable to return to the big leagues this season.

Holland has been sidelined all year after undergoing knee surgery.


Athletics bench Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick against lefty
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:18 pm ET) A matchup against tough southpaw C.J. Wilson has Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Josh Reddick out of the lineup Saturday night.

Moss is in a 0-for-12 slide. Reddick has just 15 hits in 83 at-bats against left-handers this season.


Mike Adams scheduled to begin rehab stint Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:10 pm ET) Phillies right-handed reliever Mike Adams will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

Adams has been sidelined since June 6 with a shoulder injury.


Frank Garces sent down to Double-A
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:03 pm ET) The Padres have optioned left-hander Frank Garces to Double-A San Antonio to make room on the roster for fellow pitcher Andrew Cashner.

The 24-year-old Garces performed well in his brief stint with San Diego, throwing three hitless shutout innings.


Yan Gomes still out Saturday against Astros
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:54 pm ET) Indians hot-hitting catcher Yan Gomes remains sidelined Saturday against Houston after sustaining a mild concussion Thursday.

Gomes owns a stat line of .284/.324/.477 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI.


 
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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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