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Rene Rivera homers in blowout win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9:41 am ET) Padres catcher Rene Rivera put together a strong performance Thursday, in a 13-3 win over the Cubs.

Rivera went 3 for 5 in the blowout win, and played a big role with his bat. Rivera went 3 for 5 with three RBI, including one with his fifth inning home run and then two more with a single in the sixth. He also came around to score twice in the win.

Rivera has been a solid option for the Padres behind the plate this season, hitting .228/.286/.436 with seven home runs in 149 at-bats. 


Chris Johnson hits eighth home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:37 am ET) Braves infielder Chris Johnson hit his eighth home run Thursday against the Marlins.

Johnson struck in his first at-bat. In the second inning, he hit a 93 mph fastball from Henderson Alvarez out to left for a two-run shot. Johnson finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Daniel Murphy unlikely to be dealt


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:26 am ET) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is unlikely to be dealt, according to Newsday.

The club has fielded calls for Murphy, but don't seem inclined to deal him. Murphy is owed $5.7 million this season, and is under team control through 2015. He's hitting .287/.335/.406 over 411 at-bats. 


Lucas Duda clubs 16th home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:20 am ET) Mets outfielder Lucas Duda belted his 16th home run Thursday against the Brewers.

Duda was the only bright spot against Matt Garza Thursday. In the seventh inning, he worked a five-pitch at-bat against Garza, homering on a 93 mph fastball. Duda finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Khris Davis hits number 17 Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Brewers outfielder Khris Davis clubbed his 17th home run Thursday against the Mets.

Davis stepped to the plate in the sixth inning, and homered on the first pitch he saw from Daisuke Matsuzaka. Davis walked and doubled earlier in the contest. He finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and two RBI. 


Ryan Braun hits 14th home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit his 14th home run Thursday against the Mets.

Braun waited until the seventh inning to strike. He worked a two-pitch at-bat against Daisuke Matsuzaka, driving a 76 mph slider out to left for a two-run shot. Braun finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Tyson Ross dominant in Chicago Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Padres pitcher Tyson Ross struck out 11 hitters Thursday against the Cubs.

Ross allowed one run on five hits over six innings of work. He struck out 11 and walked just one. Ross threw 104 pitches during the outing. Ross walked a batter in the second inning, and allowed his first hit of the ballgame in the third. The only time Ross ran into trouble was the fourth inning. Ross allowed three singles during the inning, including a run-scoring single to Luis Valbuena.

With the win, Ross improved to 9-10 on the year. His next start will come against the Cardinals.


Jonathan Lucroy hits 12th home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy belted his 12th home run Thursday against the Mets.

Lucroy wasted no time getting to work. In his first at-bat, Lucroy blasted an 89 mph cutter out to left field for a solo shot. He would also single in a run later in the game. Lucroy finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Yankees showing interest in Ian Kennedy


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Yankees have shown interest in Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Despite the interest, no deal is imminent. The Yankees are said to be interested in acquiring a starting pitcher, so the club naturally has interest in Kennedy. The one-time Yankees prospect has flourished in San Diego this season, posting a 3.66 ERA over 135 1/3 innings. 


Matt Garza dazzles over eight innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza turned in an excellent start Thursday against the Mets.

Garza gave up just one run on two hits over eight innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. Garza was fantastic throughout the game, facing the minimum of three batters in five of his eight innings. The only blemish against Garza was a solo home run by Lucas Duda in the seventh inning. Other than that, he gave up a single in the third and walked a batter in the fourth. That was all Garza gave up during the game. 

With the win, Garza improved to 7-7 on the year. His next start will come against the Rays.


Dillon Gee knocked around Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was knocked around Thursday by the Brewers.

Gee ran into trouble almost immediately, giving up a solo home run to Jonathan Lucroy in the first inning. Things imploded in the second inning. Gee walked the first two hitters before giving up a two-run single to Jean Segura. Both Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy would add run-scoring singles during the inning, running the score up to 5-0. Gee allowed one more run on a Khris Davis double in the third inning. 

Gee allowed six runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked two during the outing. With the loss Gee dropped to 4-3 on the year. His next start will come against the Phillies.


Justin Ruggiano dealing with a groin injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is dealing with groin soreness, according to MLB.com.

Ruggiano hasn't played since Tuesday, and spent Thursday putting in extra work with team trainers. Manager Rick Renteria said Ruggiano was doing better Thursday. Ruggiano is hitting .291/.357/.442 over 165 at-bats. 


Edwin Jackson leaves with hand issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had a tough start before leaving with an injury.

Jackson allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked one. Jackson only threw 87 pitches during the outing. After he left, it was revealed Jackson was dealing with a hand cramp.

Jackson allowed two runs in the first inning, but settled in for a while after that. He was tagged for an additional run in the fifth inning, and got off to a poor start in the sixth before being removed. Jackson walked the first batter and then allowed a single to Yasmani Grandal. He left the game at that point with a hand issue. Brian Schlitter then entered, and imploded. Both runs scored, and were charged to Jackson.

With the loss, Jackson dropped to 5-11 on the season. His next start will come against the Rockies. 


Steve Cishek nails down 24th save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek nailed down his 24th save Thursday against the Braves.

Cishek entered the game with a one-run lead, and was able to pick up the save. He induced three fly outs from the middle of the Braves lineup for the save. Cishek lowered his ERA to 3.32 with the appearance. 


Craig Kimbrel picks up rare loss Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Braves closer Craig Kimbrel earned a rare loss Thursday against the Marlins.

Kimbrel entered a tie game in the ninth inning. He quickly worked a strikeout for the first out of the inning. Kimbrel also struck out Marcell Ozuna, but Ozuna reached base on a wild pitch. Ozuna would also take second on another wild pitch from Kimbrel. Jarrod Saltalamacchia then proceeded to hit a single, which drove Ozuna home. 

The Braves couldn't muster up a run in the bottom of the inning, giving Kimbrel the loss. He dropped to 0-2 on the year.


Henderson Alvarez goes eight strong against Atlanta


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez tossed eight strong innings Thursday against the Braves.

Alvarez allowed two runs on six hits over eight innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. The Braves struck early against Alvarez, hitting a two-run homer in the second inning. Alvarez settled in at that point, tossing three more innings of scoreless ball. Alvarez threw 101 pitches during the outing. 

Alvarez was matched by Aaron Harang throughout the start. He nearly earned a no-decision, but the Marlins managed to scratch a run across in the top of the ninth inning, giving Alvarez the win. He improved to 7-5 on the year. Alvarez’s next start will come against Nationals.


Aaron Harang earns no decision Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Braves pitcher Aaron Harang tossed a strong start Thursday against the Marlins.

Harang allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings of work. He struck out five and walked two. Harang got off to a great start, tossing four scoreless innings to begin the game. He ran into trouble in the fifth. Harang walked the leadoff hitter, and then gave up a double to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. With two men on, Adeiny Hechavarria singled a run home. Christian Yelich would later ground into a double-play, which would bring in the other run.

Harang was matched by Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez, and did not factor into the decision. His next start will come against the Dodgers.


Ruben Tejada expected to return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada is expected to return to the starting lineup Friday, according to ESPN.

Tejada was hit in the head by a pitch during Wednesday's game, and sat out Thursday. The injury is not considered serious, and manager Terry Collins was just trying to be cautious with his shortstop. "We thought we’d give him one more day just as a precaution," Collins said. "He feels great. Said he could play, but we’ll just give him today and get him back in there tomorrow."

Tejada is hitting .235 over 260 at-bats. 


Angel Pagan could return soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Giants outfielder Angel Pagan could return soon, according to the Mercury News.

Pagan is attempting to come back from a back injury. He may be able to return for the club's next road trip, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The team's next road trip begins August 1. Pagan was hitting .307/.356/.411 over 241 at-bats prior to the injury. 


Ehire Adrianza to be placed on the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Giants infielder Ehire Adrianza should be placed on the disabled list Friday, according to the Mercury News.

Adrianza reinjured his hamstring during Thursday's game. Manager Bruce Bochy said he expects Adrianza to be placed on the disabled list Friday. Adrianza is hitting .234 in 94 at-bats. 


Diamondbacks looking to deal Aaron Hill


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Diamondbacks are looking to deal second baseman Aaron Hill, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Hill has hit .251/.285/.381 over 367 at-bats. He's owed $26 million over the next two seasons. The club is also considering dealing Martin Prado, though that seems unlikely. 


Phillies attempting to deal Ryan Howard


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Phillies are attempting to deal first baseman Ryan Howard, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Trading Howard may be difficult. The 34-year-old is hitting just .224/.305/.377 over 371 at-bats, and is owed nearly $70 million on his current deal. The Phillies would likely have to eat a significant amount of money if Howard is dealt. 


Jorge Soler not the worst stash in the world


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler has played all of 22 games above Class A, which would suggest he's still a ways from reaching the big leagues. And yet what he did in those 22 games got him promoted from Double- to Triple-A, which would suggest he's on the fast track.

As I pointed out in this week's Prospects Report, it would make sense. Soler is unique from most other prospects in that he's already signed to a long-term deal. The Cubs are paying him the same through 2020 no matter when he arrives or what he does, so they only hurt themselves by holding him back. Certainly, they want him ready, but a .415 batting average and 1.355 OPS at Double-A, if only in 22 games, is a pretty good indication he is.

If he keeps it up at Triple-A, the Cubs might decide to cash in on all the money they're paying him and run him out there for the last six weeks or so. And given his experience from Cuba, it wouldn't necessarily be a case of him just getting his feet wet.

Granted, a lot has to go right for all that to happen, but it's a likely enough scenario for you to take a flier on Soler if you don't like what you see on waivers.


Odrisamer Despaigne to start Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne will start Saturday.

Despaigne was initially slated to start Friday, but will swap days with Jesse Hahn. He'll still take on the Braves Saturday. Despaigne has a 1.31 ERA over 34 1/3 innings. 


Jesse Hahn to start for San Diego Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Padres pitcher Jesse Hahn will start in the majors Friday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Hahn was initially slated to start Saturday, but will be moved forward. Odrisamer Despaigne will pick up Hahn's start Saturday. Hahn had been sent down to Triple-A in order to stay on normal rest. He was expected to make a return to the rotation. Hahn will take on the Braves Friday.


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