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Adam Ottavino closes door for Rockies to notch save
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:05 am ET) Adam Ottavino (S,3) locked down the Rockies' ninth-inning lead on Friday to collect a save.

Ottavino allowed one hit and struck out one in the outing.

Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston knocked around in loss on Friday
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:00 am ET) Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston (2-2) was knocked around for six runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings on Friday to take the loss against the Rockies.

Rockies leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon hit a second-inning solo homer against Heston.

Heston posted three strong starts to begin the season before Friday's shaky performance.

Heston's next start is set for Wednesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

Rockies SP Eddie Butler gives up four runs, takes win on Friday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Rockies start Eddie Butler's (2-1) four runs on nine hits in six innings Friday was good enough to earn the win over the Giants.

Two of his four runs allowed came off a two-run homer from right fielder Justin Maxwell.

Butler returns to the mound for his next start Wednesday in Arizona.

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal earns seventh save on Friday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal (S,7) put down the Brewers in order in the ninth inning on Friday to collect the save.

Rosenthal is now seven for seven in save opportunities and has allowed just one run in 8.2 innings (1.04) this season.

Cubs RP Pedro Strop held out Friday due to foot injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Cubs reliver Pedro Strop was unavailable to pitch Friday against the Reds due to a sore foot. However, the right-hander said after the game he expects to be available Saturday, per The Chicago Tribune.

Strop hasn't allowed a run through nine relief appearances (7 1/3 innings). He has 10 strikeouts to two walks. He has allowed just two hits.


White Sox SP Jose Quintana brings ERA down to 6.55
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana had a decent outing Friday against the Royals. Unfortunately, he had to settle for a no-decision, as Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy was also pretty effective.

Quintana outlasted Duffy, who allowed an unearned run in 5 1/3 innings. However, Quintana left the game in a 2-all tie, so he didn't factor into the decision, despite allowing just two runs in seven innings. He gave up seven hits and one walk, while striking out five.

The left-hander gave up an RBI single to Alcides Escobar in the third inning and an RBI single to Paulo Orlando in the fifth inning.

The game was eventually suspended after eight innings due to inclement weather with the game tied at 2. Play will resume in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon.

Quintana did manage to lower his ERA from 8.40 to 6.55. Quintana's next scheduled start is for Wednesday at Baltimore.


Brewers starter Matt Garza suffers loss Friday despite six solid innings
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Brewers starter Matt Garza (1-3) gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings on Friday to suffer the loss against the Cardinals. 

Garza was victimized on solo home runs by from Jayson Heyward and Jhonny Peralta. 

Garza's next start is scheduled for Wednesday in Cincinnati.


Royals SP Danny Duffy allowed one unearned run vs. ChiSox
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision Friday against the White Sox. The left-hander allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out three.

Duffy had a pretty good pitcher's duel going against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Duffy was in command of a 1-0 lead until Tyler Flowers tied the game on an RBI groundout in the fourth inning.

Duffy left with a 2-1 lead, as he was lifted in the sixth inning following an Adam LaRoche pop out to shortstop. He threw 65 of 98 pitches for strikes.

The White Sox tied the game at 2 in the seventh inning, taking away Duffy's win. The game was eventually suspended after eight innings due to inclement weather with the game tied at 2. Play will resume in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon.

Duffy will be back on the mound Wednesday at Cleveland.


Cards starter Carlos Martinez throws eight scoreless on Friday for win
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (2-0) allowed no runs on four hits and struck out eight in seven innings on Friday to defeat the Brewers.

Martinez has now allowed just three runs in 20 innings (1.35 ERA) this season.

Martinez's next start is set for Wednesday against the Phillies.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (knee) leaves Friday's game
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina took himself out of Friday's game in Milwaukee one inning after taking a foul tip off his right knee guard, MLB reports. 

The move was precautionary and he's listed as day to day.


 
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