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6Mat Latos, CIN, SP-8
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Jerome Williams pegged with tough-luck loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1:06 am ET) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams pitched well but was pegged with a tough-luck loss Monday night against the Padres in San Diego, dropping to 5-7 on the year. He allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over 7 2/3 innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 2/3 innings, Williams has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 5.03 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 102 innings of work. His next start will come Saturday at Oakland.

Wade Miley gets back on track with win No. 8
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1:02 am ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley bounced back with a quality start Monday night against the Giants, improving to 8-11 on the year. He allowed one run on seven hits and no walks while striking out four over seven innings of a 6-2 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 16 innings, Miley has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 4.17 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 31 starts (192 innings). His next start will come Sunday at Colorado.

Ryan Vogelsong suffers 11th loss of the season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:58 am ET) Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong took a step backward Monday night against the Diamondbacks, dropping to 8-11 on the year. He allowed four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings of a 6-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 1/3 innings, Vogelsong has allowed 12 earned runs. He owns a 3.98 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 30 starts (174 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at San Diego.

Christian Bergman gets shellacked by Dodgers
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(12:55 am ET) Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman got shellacked by the Dodgers at home on Monday, dropping to 2-4 on the year. He was shelled for six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings of an 11-3 defeat.

Bergman owns a 5.56 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over eight starts (43 2/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Arizona.

Roberto Hernandez settles for a no-decision
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(12:52 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Roberto Hernandez wasn't a factor into the decision Monday night against the Rockies in Colorado. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one over 3 2/3 innings of an 11-3 victory.

Hernandez owns a 4.06 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 155 innings of work. He will look to rebound Saturday in Chicago against the Cubs.

Chad Qualls picks up 18th save
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(12:48 am ET) Astros closer Chad Qualls struck out one, allowed one hit in a scoreless inning for the save Monday night against the Indians. He need 10 pitches to close out a 3-1 victory. Qualls has converted 18 of 23 save chances, with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 48 2/3 innings of work.

Zach McAllister suffers seventh loss of the season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:44 am ET) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister put together a quality start in a losing effort Monday night against the Astros in Houston, dropping to 3-7 on the year. He allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings of a 3-1 defeat.

McAllister has allowed six earned runs over his last 11 1/3 innings of work. He owns a 5.74 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 78 1/3 innings of work. He will likely be relegated to the bullpen moving forward.

James Shields allows three runs over seven innings in a no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:37 am ET) Royals pitcher James Shields posted a quality start in a no-decision Monday night against the White Sox. He allowed three runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-3 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 29 1/3 innings, Shields has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 3.15 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 32 starts (214 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against Detroit.

Jake Petricka pegged with blown save, loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:33 am ET) White Sox closer Jake Petricka was pegged with a blown save and a loss Monday night against the Royals. He allowed a run on a wild pitch and on an infield single in the ninth inning. He was charged with two runs on three hits in one inning of work in a 4-3 defeat.

John Danks not a factor into the decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:31 am ET) White Sox pitcher John Danks wasn't a factor into the decision Monday night against the Royals. He allowed two hits and four walks while striking out six over six scoreless innings of work. Of his 103 pitches, 58 were strikes.

Over his last two starts covering 14 innings, Danks has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 4.88 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 30 starts (180 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at Tampa Bay.

 
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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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