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Lance Lynn posts quality start in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7:03 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn posted a quality start but wasn't a factor into the decision Monday against the Pirates. He gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings of a 5-4 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Lynn has permitted five earned runs. He owns a 2.85 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 28 starts (170 2/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday in Milwaukee.

Gerrit Cole gets knocked around in loss to Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7:00 pm ET) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was knocked around Monday in a loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis, dropping to 7-5 on the year. It was his first loss since July 28. The right-hander was shelled for five runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings of work.

Over his first three starts back from injury covering 19 1/3 innings, Cole has permitted nine earned runs. He owns a 3.86 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 17 starts (105 innings). His next start will come Sunday against the Cubs in Chicago.

Julio Teheran gets roughed up in loss to Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:57 pm ET) Braves pitcher Julio Teheran was hit hard in a loss to the Phillies at home on Monday, dropping to 13-10 on the year. He allowed five runs -- two earned - on five hits and four walks while striking out three over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-0 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Teheran has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 2.90 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 29 starts (195 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday in Miami.

Zack Wheeler gets roughed up in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:39 pm ET) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler was roughed up in a no-decision Monday afternoon against the Marlins in Miami. The right-hander coughed up five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over 4 2/3 innings of work.

Over his last four starts covering 24 innings, Wheeler has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 3.45 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 28 starts (164 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Sunday at Cincinnati.

Jimmy Nelson posts quality start in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:04 pm ET) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson posted a quality start in a losing effort Monday afternoon against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, dropping to 2-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings of a 4-2 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 22 2/3 innings, Nelson has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 4.14 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 10 starts (58 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against St. Louis.

Phillies announce September roster moves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:47 pm ET) The Phillies announced their September callups on Monday.

Before announcing the moves, Philadelphia transferred pitcher Cliff Lee to the 60-day DL to create room on the 40-man roster. The team recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez, catcher Cameron Rupp and right-handed pitchers Luis Garcia and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Additionally, the team purchased the contracts of infielder Maikel Franco and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.. Right-hander Mike Adams was also activated off the disabled list.


Cardinals deciding next step for Michael Wacha


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:16 pm ET) The Cardinals remain undecided on whether to have pitcher Michael Wacha make another rehab appearance during the Triple-A playoffs or rejoin the Cardinals, MLB.com reports.

Wacha threw 34 pitches in his rehab start with Double-A Springfield Monday, giving up one hit and one walk during two scoreless innings. "Very good," manager Mike Matheny said of Wacha. "He had good velocity, was efficient, got quick outs and located everything well."

If Wacha were to pitch with the Cardinals later in the week, he would be on a limited pitch count as he continues to rebuild arm strength. The pitcher has been sidelined since June 17 with a shoulder issue.


Cole Hamels and three relievers toss a combined no-hitter vs. Atlanta


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4:28 pm ET) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and three relievers tossed a combined no-hitter Monday afternoon against the Braves in Atlanta. It's the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.

Hamels was denied a no-hitter due to a high pitch count. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with a no-hitter intact. He issued five walks and ran his pitch count to 108 before his day was over. He struck out seven over six hitless innings and picked up the win.

Jake Diekman struck out two in a perfect seventh inning and Ken Giles struck out the side in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon needed nine pitches to retire Jose Constanza, Chris Johnson and Phil Gosselin to secure a 7-0 no-hit victory and the save.

Reds reveal September callups


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4:16 pm ET) The Reds announced their September callups on Monday. Before making the moves, the team transferred Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list, ending his season. The team called up Carlos Contreras, Daniel Corcino, Jake Elmore, David Holmberg, J.J. Hoover, Tucker Barnhart, Donald Lutz, Yorman Rodriguez, Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick.


Rockies bring up three from Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3:01 pm ET) Rockies purchased the contract of infielder Rafael Ynoa from Triple-A Colorado Springs and recalled left-hander Yohan Flande and first baseman Ben Paulsen from Colorado Springs.

Henderson Alvarez exits start with oblique injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:35 pm ET) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez was forced out of Monday's start against the Marlins with a strained left oblique, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Alvarez had his back wrapped during pregame and his velocity topped out at 93 mph before leaving the game in the third inning. He allowed four runs -- three earned -- on three hits and walk while striking out one over 2 1/1 innings of work. Of his 40 pitches, 28 were strikes. The team has listed him as day to day, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday's start against Atlanta.


Padres announce September callups


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:19 pm ET) The Padres announced several roster moves on Monday. The team recalled Robbie Erlin and selected the contracts of Cory Spangenberg and Leonel Campos. Additionally, San Diego transferred Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso to the 60-day disabled list.


Justin Masterson gets moved to the 'pen


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1:19 pm ET) The Cardinals have demoted pitcher Justin Masterson to the bullpen for the final month of the season, MLB.com reports. He allowed four-plus runs in five of his first six starts with his new club. He owns a 6.03 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP on the year.

Diamondbacks activate Cody Ross, Daniel Hudson from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:03 pm ET) The Diamondbacks activated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled list and pitcher Daniel Hudson from the 60-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against San Diego, the team announced.

Pirates recall Gerrit Cole for Monday start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:55 am ET) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis in time for Monday's start against the at St. Louis. He owns a 3.65 ERA and 93:34 K:BB ratio in 98 2/3 innings. 

Rafael Montero expected to make a start this month


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:36 am ET) Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters that pitcher Rafael Montero will likely make a start with the big-league club at some point this month, ESPN New York reports. Montero made six starts this season already with the Mets. He owns a 5.23 ERA over 32 2/3 innings of work in the majors.

Jesse Hahn not expected to make another start this year


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:56 am ET) Padres pitcher Jesse Hahn is not expected to make another start again this season, according to  MLB.com on Monday. Instead, the team will use him out of the bullpen for the final month of the season.

Brewers activate two from DL, recall three from minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:31 am ET) The Brewers made a slew of moves prior to Monday's game against the Cubs. The team activated pitchers Matt Garza and Wei-Chung Wang from the disabled list. The team also recalled  pitcher Jimmy Nelson, catcher Matt Pagnozzi and outfielder Logan Schafer from the minors.

Michael Wacha tosses two innings in first rehab appearance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha began a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Double-A Springfield. Wacha got the start and allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out one over two scoreless innings of work. He's been out since June 17 due to a shoulder issue. Wacha has a 2.79 ERA over 90 1/3 innings.

Giants reveal Sept. 1 callups


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) The Giants have announced their list of Sept. 1 callups on Sunday. The team will recall Juan Perez and Michael Kickham from Triple-A. Hunter Strickland will be recalled from Double-A, while Guillermo Quiroz and Chris Dominguez will have their contracts purchased from Triple-A.

Dodgers make some tweaks to rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) The Dodgers announced some changes to the upcoming rotation, according to MLB.com. The team will have Dan Haren take the mound Friday against Arizona. He was originally scheduled for Wednesday. Carlos Frias remains a strong candidate to start against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Alex Wood matches career high 12 Ks in win over Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood bounced back with a dominant effort, matching a career-high 12 strikeout for the win Sunday afternoon at home against Miami, improving to 10-10 on the year. He allowed five hits and no walks over eight shutout innings of a 1-0 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 15 innings, Wood has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 2.92 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 145 innings of work. His next start will come Saturday against the Marlins in Miami.

Nathan Eovaldi not backed by any run support in tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitched well but was not backed by any run support in a tough-luck loss to the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday, dropping to 6-10 on the year. He allowed one run on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Eovaldi has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last six starts. He owns a 4.19 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 28 starts (172 innings). He'll get another crack at the Braves, this time at home on Saturday.

Chase Anderson fans eight in win over Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher Chase Anderson bounced back with the win at home on Sunday against the Rockies, improving to 8-6 on the season. The right-hander permitted one run on five hits and no walks while striking out eight over six innings of a 6-2 victory.

Anderson allowed one earned run in a start for the first time since Aug. 8. He owns a 3.75 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 18 starts (98 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

Jorge De La Rosa suffers 10th loss of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa took the loss Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks, dropping to 13-10 on the year. The left-hander permitted four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings of a 6-2 defeat.

De La Rosa has allowed four-plus runs in three of his last six starts. He owns a 4.24 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 28 starts (160 2/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against San Diego.

 
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Fan Poll

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