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Lucas Duda slugs 15th home run Tuesday vs. Mariners
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:34 am ET) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-1 victory over the Mariners Tuesday.

Duda gave his team an insurance run with his eighth-inning blast, and he now owns a modest six-game hitting streak. The first baseman has hit .261/.357/.485 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 299 at-bats.


Aaron Hill slugs eighth home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:32 am ET) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill went 1 for 3 with a solo home run and three RBI in his team's 5-4 win over the Tigers Tuesday.

Hill started his day with a blast over the left-field fence in the first inning to tie the game at 1-1. He added another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the third inning and drove in a third run on a groundout in the sixth. Hill has put together a seven-game hitting streak to help boost his line to .251/.284/.380 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 363 at-bats.


Zach Britton strikes out two in 18th save
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:23 am ET) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton recorded two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday, picking up his 18th save in his team's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Britton threw nine of his 12 pitches for strikes and got ahead 0-1 against all three of the batters he faced. He was rocked in the second-half opener but has settled down since, tossing 2 1/3 perfect innings with four strikeouts. Britton owns a 1.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 42:14 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.


Miguel Gonzalez surrenders two runs in win vs. Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:21 am ET) Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on three hits and four walks in 7 2/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 4-2 victory over the Angels.

Gonzalez (5-5) rejoined the Orioles Tuesday after spending the break in the minors, and he put together seven scoreless innings before surrendering a two-run home run in the eighth. He owns a 3.91 ERA and 74:36 K:BB ratio in 96 2/3 innings. Gonzalez is lined up to face the Mariners Sunday.


Mike Morin takes loss Tuesday vs. Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:20 am ET) Angels pitcher Mike Morin was stuck with a loss Tuesday after giving up three earned runs on three hits in one inning of action and striking out two in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Orioles.

Morin (2-3) struck out the first two batters he faced Tuesday, but a two-out infield single was followed by an RBI double and then a two-run home run. It was the first home run Morin has surrendered since June 20. He owns a 2.63 ERA and 35:10 K:BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings.


Hector Santiago tosses five scoreless innings vs. Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:20 am ET) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up just two hits and three walks in five scoreless innings and striking out two in his team's 4-2 loss to the Orioles.

Santiago needed 99 pitches to get through five innings but he was able to navigate his start without surrendering any runs. He's tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings since the break, giving him a 4.02 ERA and 66:28 K:BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings. Santiago is scheduled to face the Tigers Sunday.


Ryan Zimmerman set for MRI on strained hamstring
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:19 am ET) Nationals third baseman/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman will undergo an MRI on his strained right hamstring, masnsports.com reports.

It "doesn't look good" for Zimmerman, according to the report, but the team will know more about the extent of the injury Wednesday. The third baseman went 0 for 3 with a walk Tuesday, giving him a .282/.345/.456 line with five home runs and 36 RBI in 195 at-bats.


Tim Lincecum picks up a save Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1:09 am ET) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum got a rare save opportunity Tuesday against the Phillies. 

Lincecum entered the game in the 14th inning with two men on base and a four-run lead. He allowed one run to score on a ground out, but wasn't charged with the earned run. Lincecum then walked Cameron Rupp, but was able to Domonic Brown to ground out to end the game. 

Lincecum tossed 2/3 of an inning, giving up one walk. It was the first save of his career. 


Jenrry Mejia slams door for 12th save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:06 am ET) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia recorded his 12th save Tuesday, walking one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

Mejia has rattled off four straight saves since blowing a save opportunity on July 7, which was also the last time he issued a walk before Tuesday. He owns a 3.80 ERA and 66:32 K:BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings.


Jacob deGrom tosses seven one-run innings in win Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:04 am ET) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom picked up a win Tuesday, giving up only one earned run on five hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-1 victory over the Mariners.

deGrom (4-5) has dominated the competition while picking up three straight wins, giving up just two earned runs in 21 innings while striking out 26 and walking three. The impressive stretch gives him a 3.01 ERA and 79:29 K:BB ratio in 80 2/3 innings. deGrom is scheduled to do battle with the Brewers Sunday.


 
 
 
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