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Kenley Jansen racks up 44th save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:04 am ET) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded his 44th save Tuesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 victory over the Giants.

Jansen had turned in four straight two-strikeout performances before failing to record a strikeout Tuesday, but he needed only 11 pitches to get through the inning despite giving up a hit. He owns a 2.80 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 99:19 K:BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings.


Justin Turner slugs two home runs vs. Giants Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:02 am ET) Dodgers second baseman Justin Turner went 2 for 4 with two solo home runs in his team's 4-2 win over the Giants Tuesday.

Turner had just one home run in 35 September at-bats coming into Tuesday but put his team on the board with a first-inning blast and followed it up with another in the eighth. Turner has hit .333/.397/.482 with seven home runs, 41 RBI and six stolen bases in 282 at-bats.


Zack Greinke tosses eight two-run innings in win vs. Giants
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:01 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke earned a win Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on six hits in eight innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 4-2 victory over the Giants.

Greinke (16-8) pitched very well after being staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but his one blemish came against the opposing pitcher, with Madison Bumgarner slugging a two-run home run. He hadn't surrendered a home run in four straight starts before Bumgarner's blast. Greinke owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 201:42 K:BB ratio in 197 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies in the season finale, but the Dodgers could choose to save him for the playoffs depending on how the next few days go.


Madison Bumgarner serves up three blasts in loss Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:01 am ET) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner took a loss Tuesday, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Dodgers.

Bumgarner (18-10) took his first loss since Aug. 8 thanks to three home runs by the Dodgers. The starter dominated from the second inning through the seventh, but he gave up two blasts in the first inning to fall behind 3-0 before surrendering another in the eighth to give the Dodgers an insurance run. Bumgarner owns a 2.98 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 219:43 K:BB ratio in 217 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to close the season out Sunday against the Padres but could be held for the one-game Wild Card round.


Edwin Encarnacion homers, drives in four runs Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion went 2 for 3 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in his team's 10-2 victory over the Mariners Tuesday.

Encarnacion drove home a run with a single in the first inning and picked up a second RBI with a bases-loaded walk during a seven-run fifth inning. He then capped his night with a two-run home run in the sixth. Encarnacion has hit .272/.359/.561 with 34 home runs and 97 RBI in 460 at-bats.


Dalton Pompey slugs first home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 10-2 win over the Mariners Tuesday.

Not only did Pompey hit his first career home run Tuesday, but it came off Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. It was just his fourth hit in 22 at-bats over 12 appearances with the major-league club.


Nelson Cruz launches 40th home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz went 3 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Yankees Tuesday.

Cruz knocked his major-league-leading 40th home run in the fifth inning to put his team up 5-1, and they were able to hang on for a win in the later innings. It's his first career 40-homer season. Cruz has hit .270/.334/.529 with 107 RBI in 596 at-bats.


Pat Neshek takes loss vs. Cubs Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Cardinals pitcher Pat Neshek was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits and one walk in 1 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 4-3 walkoff defeat against the Cubs.

Neshek (7-2) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning but gave up a one-out double in the 10th, with the runner advancing to third base on a groundout. After an intentional walk, the reliever surrendered a single to bring home the game-ending run. Neshek owns a 1.49 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 68:9 K:BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings.


Zac Rosscup earns win Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Cubs pitcher Zac Rosscup picked up a win Tuesday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 10th inning in his team's 4-3 victory over the Cardinals.

Rosscup (1-0) has had his ups and downs with the Cubs, but he's managed 10 strikeouts in just 4 2/3 innings over his last six appearances while allowing one earned run. Despite his strong pitching of late, he owns a 9.45 ERA and 21:12 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.


Kyle Hendricks allows three runs in no-decision Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, surrendering three earned runs on five hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

Hendricks spun five scoreless innings before getting into trouble in the sixth, giving up a run on a groundout and two more on a game-tying home run. That home run was his first allowed in six starts and just his second surrendered since the beginning of August. Hendricks owns a 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 47:15 K:BB ratio in 80 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers in Sunday's season finale.


 
 
 
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