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Indians P Shaun Marcum allows 7 earned runs in no-decision
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(8:08 pm ET) Indians pitcher Shaun Marcum struggled with his time on the mound during Monday's 10-8 loss to the Rangers. 

Marcum only lasted 2 2/3 innings and gave up seven earned runs. He did strike out six batters but walked three and gave up four hits. Two of those went for home runs. Both of the homers occurred in the first inning. 

Marcum recorded three consecutive outs in the second but was rocked by the Rangers in the third. He now has an ERA of 6.28. He received a no-decision for his appearance in this game. 

This was Marcum's second start of the season. 

His next start is projected for Saturday against the Mariners. 


Rangers P Shawn Tolleson records another save
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(8:03 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Shawn Tolleson picked up his fourth save of the season in Monday afternoon's 10-8 victory over the Indians. 

Tolleson pitched a perfect ninth inning that included a strikeout. All four saves for Tolleson have come in his last four opportunities. He now has an ERA of 2.95 for the season. 


Rangers P Phil Klein struggles in team's win
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7:58 pm ET) The Rangers were able to overcome a poor performance from starting pitcher Phil Klein to defeat the Indians 10-8 on Monday afternoon. 

Klein was only able to go two innings as he allowed seven runs — six earned — while striking out two batters and walking two. He gave up home runs to Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez. 

Klein was removed from the game before the Rangers recorded an out in the third inning. This was Klein's second start of the season as he now has an ERA of 8.25. He's also made six relief appearances this year. 

Klein's next start is projected for May 30 against the Red Sox. 


Braves scratch Alberto Callaspo from Monday's game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7:57 pm ET) Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo was a late scratch to Monday’s lineup at the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced.

It is not known why Callaspo was removed from the lineup. Infielder Pedro Ciriaco will start at third base and bat seventh instead of Callaspo.

The Braves are the underdogs (+190) at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.


Padres SP Josh Johnson hopes to play catch this week
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7:51 pm ET) After experiencing soreness after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, Padres pitcher Josh Johnson hopes to play catch sometime this week, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Johnson is on the 60-day DL as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. He has not pitched this season.


Padres OF WIl Myers to undergo tests on left wrist Tuesday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7:36 pm ET) Padres outfielder Wil Myers will undergo more tests Tuesday to gauge how his injured wrist is progressing, reports MLB.com.

"He's encouraged by how he feels, but right now there’s no timetable," manager Bud Black said, per the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Myers has not played since May 10 because of a wrist injury and he is currently on the 15-day disabled list.


Padres SP Brandon Morrow to throw simulated game Thursday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7:24 pm ET) Padres manager Bud Black said pitcher Brandon Morrow is on track to throw a simulated game Thursday, reports 1090 Sports Radio.

Morrow is on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation and he has not pitched since May 3. He tossed a 45-pitch bullpen session Sunday.


Orioles' Ryan Flaherty begins rehab assignment on Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7:19 pm ET) Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty went 0 for 3 at the plate in his first rehab game for Triple-A Norfolk on Monday. Flaherty, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a groin injury, collected two RBI and one walk in four plate appearances.

Flaherty has not played since May 11 when he suffered the injury and is hitting .250 in 36 at-bats this season.


Athletics DH Billy Butler collects two hits in Monday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7:10 pm ET) Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler went 2 for 4 at the plate to help the lead the A's to a 4-0 win over the Tigers on Monday.

Butler also drove in a run when he singled off Shane Greene in the sixth inning, which scored Marcus Semien. Butler is now on a four-game hitting streak and is 6 for 16 during the streak.


Tigers SP Shane Greene allows eight hits in Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7:05 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene surrendered four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings of work during Monday's 4-0 loss to the Athletics.

Greene was cruising along until he encountered trouble in the sixth inning. During the inning, Greene allowed five hits which led to all four runs being scored during the frame. The outing raised his ERA from 4.05 to 4.27. He struck out four batters and walked none during the start.

Greene had given up three runs in his last three starts combined before surrendering four runs Monday. His next scheduled start is set for Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels.


 
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