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Rockies' Tyler Chatwood done for the year, skipper confirms


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:06 pm ET) Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood began a rehab assignment with Class A Modesto on Wednesday. Chatwood has been out all season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. The right-hander pitched two innings, allowing one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out one, throwing 23 of 42 pitches for strikes.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss did say that Chatwood will not pitch for the Rockies in 2015, according to MLB.com. Chatwood hasn't thrown a big-league pitch since the end of April 2014.


Report: Orioles set to place SP Miguel Gonzalez on DL Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6:01 pm ET) The Orioles are planning to place struggling starter Miguel Gonzalez on the disabled list Friday, according to MASNsports.com.

Gonzalez, who is dealing with elbow inflammation and right shoulder pain, has been a mess on the mound of late. He has surrendered 29 runs over his last 35 innings and has dropped his last five decisions. His ERA has risen to a season-worst 4.85.


Report: SP Mike Wright to rejoin Orioles on Thursday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:51 pm ET) Pitcher Mike Wright is set to join the Orioles in Toronto on Thursday night, per the Virginian-Pilot.

Wright has been sidelined with an oblique injury for five weeks and has recently completed a rehab stint at Triple-A Norfolk. He is a candidate to start Saturday in Toronto, according to MASNsports.com.

The right-hander owns a 2-3 record and 4.99 ERA in seven big league outings, including six starts.


Braves P Manny Banuelos gets another shot at starting Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:27 pm ET) The pounding Braves starter Manny Banuelos absorbed in his first outing since returning from an elbow injury has not prevented Fredi Gonzalez from keeping him in the rotation for now.

Gonzalez confirmed that Banuelos will start Sunday in Washington, but will be limited to about 70-75 pitches, per MLB.com.

Banuelos performed well during a three-week stint in July before going down. But he allowed three runs on six hits in just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday against Miami.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets no-decision despite quality start


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:23 pm ET) Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start on Thursday against the White Sox, but was left with a no-decision. Gibson allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter, as the Twins dropped the series-finale 6-4.

Gibson allowed an early run in the top of the first inning, but the Twins rallied to take the lead on the heels of an Eddie Rosario grand slam in the third. But the White Sox chipped away, adding runs in the fourth and sixth innings. He left the game with the score tied 3-3, but the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh.

Gibson has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts, as his ERA is down to 3.84 on the year.


White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija gives up grand slam, still gets a win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:15 pm ET) White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija was actually out-pitched by opposing Twins starter Kyle Gibson on Thursday, but the tall right-hander walked away with his ninth win of the season. Samardzija allowed four runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four, en route to the 6-4 victory.

Samardzija (9-11, 4.87 ERA) didn't pitch quite as poorly as his line may suggest. All four runs came from one swing of the bat--a grand slam by Eddie Rosario in the third inning. The White Sox, meanwhile, were able to rally back and retake the lead.

The win snapped a personal six-game losing streak for Samardzija. Still, he has allowed a total of 14 earned runs over his last three starts, spanning 17 2/3 innings.


Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg on track to face Mets next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:41 pm ET) Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a successful bullpen session Thursday, manager Matt Williams said.

Strasburg will miss his scheduled start Friday against the Braves due to a back injury, but he remains on track to make his next start against the Mets, per MASNsports.com.


Giants GM Evans says Chris Heston will start Friday at Colorado


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:05 pm ET) Giants general manager Bobby Evans said starting pitcher Chris Heston will take the mound Friday against the Rockies.

"We're looking at Chris Heston. Heston will start for us," Evans revealed on KNBR 680-AM on Thursday morning, per CSNBayArea.com. "We're not sure whether the time off held back his best stuff in his last outing, but we're wanting the best of Chris Heston to show up."


Mets say Matt Harvey should be fine, expected to make next start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:54 pm ET) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey did not end up traveling with the team to Miami on Wednesday, according to ESPN. However, the Mets said he "should be fine," and he is expected to join the team Friday

Harvey experienced dehydration and weakness after his start Wednesday against the Phillies, a team spokesman said. He is expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Nationals.


Tigers activate Kyle Lobstein from 60-day DL, will start Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:48 pm ET) Tigers starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Thursday. The Tigers also announced he will start Friday's game against the Indians.

To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, Detroit outrighted the contract of reliever Josh Zeid to Triple-A Toledo.


Giants SP Tim Lincecum undergoes hip surgery, done for season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:42 pm ET) Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum underwent hip surgery Thursday morning and is out for the season, general manager Bobby Evans told CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The veteran right-hander finishes the season with a 7-4 record and 4.13 ERA through 15 starts. He totaled 60 strikeouts through 76 1/3 innings.


White Sox's Erik Johnson starting Sunday, Chris Sale pushed to Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:15 pm ET) The White Sox made a slight change to their pitching rotation Thursday. The team announced starting pitcher Erik Johnson will start Sunday against the Royals, which will bump Chris Sale to Monday against the Indians.

Johnson, who was added to the roster Tuesday, will make his season debut Sunday after a stellar season for Triple-A Charlotte. He went 11-8 with a 2.37 ERA in 23 outings (22 starts). He also had 136 strikeouts in 132 2/3 innings.

Sale is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in two starts against Cleveland this season. He is 7-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 12 starts this season with five days of rest.


Twins SP Phil Hughes days away from throwing simulated game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:03 pm ET) Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes (back) threw a bullpen session Thursday without any issues, according to MLB.com. He will throw another bullpen session Sunday before throwing a simulated game during a three-game series in Kansas City, which starts Monday.

Dodgers' Bolsinger starting Friday to give rotation an extra day of rest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:46 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger will start Friday's game against the Padres, manager Don Mattingly announced after Wednesday's game against the Giants.

"We've been wanting to slip him into the rotation to either move somebody forward or to give someone an extra day," Mattingly said, per MLB.com. "Just if somebody needs a blow, kind of looking at all our guys individually and what's best for them."

Mattingly said they don't plan to skip anyone in the rotation, so all the starters (Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson, Alex Wood and Mat Latos) will get an extra day of rest moving forward.

Bolsinger's last MLB start was July 29. He is 5-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 16 starts this season.

"You can anticipate he's going to be in this rotation for at least a turn," Mattingly said.


Padres SP Ian Kennedy strikes out 12 in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(1:50 am ET) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy struck out a season-high 12 batters during his start against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Kennedy gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings of a no-decision. He now has a 3.88 ERA this season.


Rangers SP Cole Hamels strikes out eight in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(1:45 am ET) Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels was impressive during his start against the Padres on Wednesday.

Hamels limited San Diego to three runs on eight hits in seven strong innings of work. He struck out eight batters while only giving up one walk in the no-decision.

Hamels (8-8) has a 3.70 ERA in 170 1/3 innings this season.


Mets SP Matt Harvey suffered from dehydration post game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(1:24 am ET) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who collected his 12th win of the season on Wednesday, suffered from dehydration after the game, according to MLB.com.

Harvey struck out nine batters in 6 1/3 innings of work, but said he was "feeling a little weak" after the game.


Giants SP Mike Leake falls short against Kershaw, Dodgers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:00 am ET) Giants starter Mike Leake might have won Wednesdsay night if his mound opponent had not been Clayton Kershaw.

Instead, he lost in lowering his record to 9-7. But Leake had nothing to be ashamed of. He gave up just two runs on five hits over seven innings with no walks and three strikeouts.

He fell behind twice, first on a Carl Crawford double in the second inning and then on a Chase Utley blast in the sixth.

Leake bounced back nicely from a subpar performance Thursday against St. Louis. He has yielded two runs or less in seven of his last eight starts.


Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw masterful in complete-game win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:55 am ET) The dominance of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw bordered on the absurd Wednesday night against the archrival Giants.

Kershaw matched a career-high with 132 pitches in a complete-game victory. He allowed one run on six hits and fanned a season-best 15.

The super lefty surrendered a run-scoring single to Angel Pagan in the sixth, but was otherwise nearly flawless.

Kershaw is now 12-6 with a 2.18 ERA that has reached its lowest point of the year. He has given up one run or less in 11 of his last 12 outings.


Giants SP Matt Cain to throw rehab game Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:47 am ET) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain will throw a Triple-A rehab game on Friday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Cain is on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury.


Astros SP Scott Kazmir ousted early against the Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:24 am ET) Astros starting pitcher Scott Kazmir lasted just 4 1/3 innings during his start against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Kazmir gave up three runs on seven hits. He struck out five batters and gave up two walks during the no-decision.

Kazmir now has a 2.56 ERA this year.


Mariners SP Taujuan Walker gives up three runs in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:22 am ET) Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker was solid in his start against the Astros on Wednesday.

Walker allowed three runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. He recorded three strikeouts but also gave up three walks in the no-decision.

Walker now owns a 4.51 ERA this season.


Cardinals P Tyler Lyons notches first quality start of 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:17 am ET) Part-time Cardinals starter Tyler Lyons could eventually become a full-time starter if he continues to perform as he did Wednesday against visiting Washington.

The left-hander held the Nationals to three runs on seven hits in six innings with one walk and six strikeouts. He received a no-decision.

The home run ball proved to be his undoing. He surrendered two blasts to Ryan Zimmerman and another to Jayson Werth.

It marked his first quality start in seven outings this season.


Nationals SP Max Scherzer escapes with no-decision


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:10 am ET) Nationals ace Max Scherzer played the role of Houdini in St. Louis on Wednesday. His effort could have been named after an old movie - The Great Escape.

Scherzer did not retire the Cardinals in order in any of the six innings he pitched. But he got out of one jam after another in leaving with a no-decision. He gave up two runs - it could have been much worse - on 11 hits. Scherzer had his strikeout pitches going, which certainly helped. He fanned 10.

The only runs he allowed came on a Brandon Moss homer in the second and Tommy Pham single in the fifth.

Scherzer still remains winless in seven starts since July 30.


Rays SP Erasmo Ramirez allows four runs in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(9/2/2015) Rays starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez didn't have his best stuff during his start against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Ramirez allowed four runs on six hits in just four innings of work. He allowed a home run but did manage to record six strikeouts in the no-decision.

Ramirez now has a 3.84 ERA this season.


 
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