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13 Mike Leake SP
Height/Weight: 5-10/190 | Birthdate: 11/12/1987 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: Arizona State | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $3,060,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/46 | Average Draft Position: 227.97
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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.


Giants SP Mike Leake gives up four runs in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Giants starting pitcher Mike Leake allowed four runs in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

Leake tossed 6 1/3 innings while striking out four batters and giving up one walk.

Leake now has a 3.53 ERA this season.


Giants' Mike Leake allows one hit, takes no-decision on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Fresh off the disabled list, Giants starter Mike Leake was terrific Saturday against the Pirates. The right-hander went six innings, giving up a solo home run to Jung Ho Kang as the only hit against him on the afternoon.

Leake walked one and struck out six, but was left with a no-decision, as the Pirates would grab the 3-2 walk-off win. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter after throwing just 77 pitches, with the Giants trying to push across the go-ahead run. 

Leake has made two starts for the Giants since being acquired in a deal at the trade deadline. Both outings have been superb, with a total of three runs allowed over 12 1/3 innings. 


Giants activate SP Mike Leake from DL; option LF Ryan Lollis


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) The Giants made a pair of changes to their roster on Saturday, activating starting pitcher Mike Leake from the disabled list and sending outfielder Ryan Lollis to the minors, the team announced.

Leake was on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring injury. Lollis was hiting .167 in 12 at-bats with the team this season.


Giants SP Mike Leake (hamstring) expected to start on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/21/2015) Giants right-hander Mike Leake is expected to come off of the disabled list and start Saturday's game against the Pirates, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He has made one start since being acquired by the Giants at the trade deadline. Leake has been on the disabled list with a hamstring strain since August 7.


Giants SP Mike Leake hopes to return Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Giants pitcher Mike Leake is hopeful of returning during the weekend series at Pittsburgh, reports CSN Bay Area. The team is targeting Sunday for his return. 

Leake was scheduled to start Tuesday, but it was pushed back as he recovers from a hamstring injury. He threw a bullpen session Wednesday and reported no issues.


Giants push back Mike Leake's start; move up Ryan Vogelsong, Matt Cain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) The Giants will not activate pitcher Mike Leake on Tuesday and instead will push back his next start, reports CSN Bay Area.

Leake was scheduled to start Tuesday, but the team wants to give him more time to recover from his hamstring injury. As a result, the team will turn to pitchers Ryan Vogelsong on Tuesday and Matt Cain on Wednesday.


Giants SP Mike Leake set to start Tuesday against St. Louis


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Bruce Bochy has confirmed that Giants starter Mike Leake is set to make his return Tuesday against St. Louis, per CSNBayArea.com.

Leake has been out since Aug. 3 with tightness in his hamstring. His lone start since coming over from Cincinnati was a loss at Texas in which he allowed two runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.


Giants' Bochy expecting Mike Leake to come off DL on Aug. 18


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) Giants starting pitcher Mike Leake, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hamstring strain, threw around 30 pitches during a bullpen session Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy said. 

Bochy added Leake could "barely" feel tightness in his hamstring and expects the right-hander to return when eligible Aug. 18.


Giants place Mike Leake on DL; recall Josh Osich from Triple-A


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/7/2015) The Giants placed starting pitcher Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled and recalled pitcher Josh Osich from Triple-A on Friday, the team announced.

Leake was scratched from his start on Friday because of a left hamstring strain. His stint on the disabled list will be retroactive to Aug. 3.

In 7 1/3 innings with the Giants this season, Osich hasn't allowed any runs while picking up six strikeouts.


Giants SP Mike Leake a no-go Friday with hamstring issue


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2015) The Giants have scratched recently acquired starter Mike Leake for his Friday start against the host Cubs with mild left hamstring strain, per the Bay Area News Group. Bruce Bochy has expressed his hope that Leake will only miss the one outing.

Former starter Ryan Vogelsong is set to take his place.

Leake performed well despite taking the defeat in his San Francisco debut Sunday, allowing just two runs in 6 1/3 innings.


Mike Leake loses first start for Giants


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Giants pitcher Mike Leake suffered a loss in his first start for the team, Sunday against Texas. 

Leake was acquired in a deadline deal with Cincinnati earlier in the week. He dropped to 9-6 on the year and saw his four-start winning streak come to an end. 

Leake allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. He gave up eight hits, walked two and struck out five. 


Giants SP Mike Leake to make team debut on Sunday vs. Rangers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) New Giants pitcher Mike Leake will make his first start with the team on Sunday against the Rangers. Leake, who last pitched on Tuesday with the Reds, will be going on regular start. He was acquired by the Giants in a trade on Thursday.

Giants acquire SP Mike Leake from Reds for two minor leaguers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) The Giants have acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the Reds, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

Leake had been solid in the Reds' rotation this year, going 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA. He has been even better here in July, as he posted a 1.25 ERA in five starts this month. 

The Giants have officially announced the trade. They are sending two minor leaguers, right-hander Keury Meila and first baseman Adam Duvall, to the Reds in exchange for Leake.


Reds SP Mike Leake fires eight shutout innings in win Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) Reds starter Mike Leake was dominant once again, as he blanked the Cardinals over eight innings in a 4-0 win on Tuesday. Leake allowed four hits and a walk while striking out three. He needed 95 pitches to get through the eighth, throwing 61 of them for strikes.

Leake (9-5) was rolling from the word go, as he retired 14 of the first 15 batters to face him. No runner got to third base against Leake, who dropped his ERA to 3.56 with the impressive outing.

The right-hander was stellar in the month of July, going 4-1 with a sterling 1.25 ERA in five starts. Several scouts were said to have been in attendance during the game, as Leake has been the subject of several trade rumors with the July 31 trade deadline swiftly approaching.


Reds SP Mike Leake enjoys terrific outing on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Reds right-hander Mike Leake tossed another gem in his start on Wednesday. Leake held the Cubs to one run on four hits over eight solid innings in the first game of a doubleheader. Leake struck out six and did not walk a batter, throwing 74 of his 111 pitches for strikes in the 9-1 victory.

The only run Leake allowed came in the third inning, but the Reds were already up 4-0 at the time. He then proceeded to retire the next 17 batters to face him the rest of the way.

Leake has allowed one or zero runs in each of his last three starts, earning the win in all three. He improved his record to 8-5 and his ERA to 3.78 after Wednesday's stellar performance. 


Reds to start pitcher Mike Leake on Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Reds pitcher Mike Leake will start the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, the team announced. Leake has produced a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts.

Reds SP Mike Leake keeps Tribe bats in check on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Reds right-hander Mike Leake posted another strong outing on Friday against the Indians. Leake allowed one run on four hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out two in the 6-1 victory.

Leake (7-5) lowered his ERA to 3.95 with Friday's performance. The only run he allowed came in his final inning of work, as he blanked the Indians for the first five frames. He also helped his own cause in this one, going 1 for 2 at the plate, including a two-run double. Leake has five RBI on the season.

Leake owns a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts.


Reds SP Mike Leake told he will be traded


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) Starting pitcher Mike Leake has been told the Reds intend to trade him by the July 31 non-waiver deadline, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Blue Jays, Astros and Royals are among many interested teams. The Orioles, Red Sox, Dodgers, Rangers, Cubs and Giants have also shown interest in Leake.

The right-hander will be a free agent after the season. The 2009 first-round pick is 59-47 with a 3.94 ERA in 165 career outings (160 starts). 


Leake, DeSclafani to lead Reds' rotation out of break


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) After the All-Star break, the Reds will turn to Mike Leake to lead their rotation, with the pitcher slated to start Friday against the Indians, per MLB.com. 

Leake is coming off a strong outing against the Marlins on Friday, when he went eight scoreless innings to pick up his sixth win of the season. He will be followed by Anthony DeSclafani, who was scratched from his start Saturday due to gluteal tightness. 


Reds SP Mike Leake dominant against Marlins on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Reds right-hander Mike Leake was terrific in his start against the Marlins on Friday. Leake tossed eight shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 10 batters int he 1-0 win. Leake needed 102 pitches to get through the eighth, and his ERA dropped to 4.08.

Leake (6-5) mowed through the Marlins order on Friday, as he retired the first 10 batters to face him and never really got into any trouble. 

"He had the good cutter and was really just more aggressive, I thought," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "We've seen that before from him. It's always fun when he's locked in, and he took us right to Chapman, which was great."


Reds' Mike Leake suffers first loss since May


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Reds starter Mike Leake took the loss, Sunday against Milwaukee, snapping a personal three-decision winning streak. 

Leake dropped to 5-5 on the season and suffered his first loss since May 27. He gave up three runs on eight hits--the third straight start he's allowed eight or more base hits. 

Leake walked three and struck out four. 


Reds P Mike Leake gives up 7 runs in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Reds pitcher Mike Leake had a rough outing in a no-decision during Monday night's 11-7 win over the Twins. 

Leake went only four innings and gave up seven earned runs. Leake surrendered nine hits, walked one batter and struck out five. For Leake, he gave up a total seven runs over his past four games, ending a positive streak of starts. 

Leake now has a 4.38 ERA this season. 


Reds SP Mike Leake tosses seven innings, picks up fifth win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake was in full command of Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Leake threw seven innings, struck out four batters and allowed just two earned runs on eight hits. Leake's command was crisp as he struck out four batters and didn't allow a walk. the 105-pitch performance turned into his fifth win of the season.

"He did a super job," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "He had a cushion early, and they keep pushing and they keep running the bases, they keep stealing, the hit-and-run -- they just find a way to scrape back. They never roll over. Mike's very familiar with their lineup. That being said, they're familiar with him, too. He just kept making pitches."

Leake (5-4) has a 3.91 ERA with 59 strikeouts and 26 walks in 96 2/3 innings this season.


Report: Reds hearing from teams regarding Cueto, Leake, Chapman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) The Reds have been contacted by multiple teams regarding starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, starting pitcher Mike Leake and closer Aroldis Chapman, according to Fox Sports. However, the Reds have been reluctant to engage in serious trade talks.

The Royals are one team that have contacted the Reds about Cueto and Leake, according to Fox Sports.