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Mets closer Jeurys Familia earns 14th save of the season
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:20 pm ET) Mets closer Jeurys Familia worked a nearly perfect ninth inning on Monday in New York's 6-3 win over the Phillies, earning his 14th save of the season.

Familia got the first two outs of the inning on 14 pitches, including a strikeout of Carlos Ruiz. After a throwing error put a man on, Familia closed things up by forcing Ben Revere to lineout to first. Familia lowered his ERA to 1.69 in 21 1/3 innings of work.


Orioles' Steve Pearce smacks fifth homer Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:20 pm ET) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Astros on Monday.

With the Orioles down 3-2, Pearce slugged his fifth homer of the season in the seventh inning to give his team the lead for good. He started the game at first base but was moved to second after shortstop J.J. Hardy came out of the game with back spasms. Pearce has hit .192/.264/.354 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 99 at-bats.


Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon strikes out six in win on Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:17 pm ET) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon allowed three runs on six hits in six innings of work in New York's 6-3 win over the Phillies on Monday.

Colon had issues in the third inning when after putting runners on second and third, he gave up an RBI single to Chase Utley, plating both runs. Then in the fifth, Colon gave up a sac fly to Ryan Howard, bringing home another run.

Colon, now 7-3, moved his ERA to 4.82 in 61 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep things rolling Sunday against the Marlins.


Phillies pitcher Severino Gonzalez strikes out eight in no-decision
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:17 pm ET) Phillies pitcher Severino Gonzalez allowed three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings of work in Philadelphia's 6-3 loss to the Mets on Monday, but did not factor into a decision. 

Gonzalez had issues in the first inning when he allowed an RBI single to Daniel Murphy with two men on. Then in the third, Gonzalez gave up a solo home run to Lucas Duda. Gonzalez gave up a second home run in the fourth to Michael Cuddyer to lead off the inning. 

Gonzalez, who remains 2-1, had eight strikeouts with no walks in the contest. Gonzalez, who now owns a 6.88 ERA, will look to bounce back on Sunday against the Rockies. 


Orioles' Caleb Joseph slugs fourth home run Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:16 pm ET) Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Astros on Monday.

Joseph opened the scoring with his two-run blast in the second inning, his first home run since May 7. He has hit .270/.359/.441 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 111 at-bats.


Tigers RP Bruce Rondon to make rehab appearance Tuesday
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4:16 pm ET) Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon will make another rehab appearance Tuesday in Triple-A, manager Brad Ausmus told the Detroit Free-Press. Rondon, who has not pitched in 2015 due to a biceps injury, is strengthening his arm in the hopes of returning to the Detroit bullpen.

One more hurdle for Rondon will be throwing on back-to-back nights, and right now, the plan is to have the reliever pitch on Friday and Saturday after two days off. 


Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado blasts ninth home run of the year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:16 pm ET) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado went 3 for 4 at the plate in Colorado's 5-4 win over the Reds on Monday.

Arenado started things off in the first when he ripped an RBI single to left field. Then in the fourth, Arenado blasted a solo shot to deep left center field off of Jason Marquis, his ninth of the season.

Arenado is now hitting .287 with 28 RBI in 157 at-bats this season.


Reds pitcher Jason Marquis struggles in start on Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:16 pm ET) Reds pitcher Jason Marquis allowed four runs, two earned, on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work in Cincinnati's 5-4 loss to the Rockies on Monday, but did not factor into a decision.

Marquis had issues in the first inning when he surrendered an RBI single to Nolan Arenado with a man on second. Then in the second, Marquis gave up another RBI single with runners on second and third to DJ LeMahieu, plating two runs. Marquis then allowed a solo home run to Nolan Arenado in the fourth. 

Marquis, who remains 3-4, moved his ERA to 6.46 in 47 1/3 innings of work. He will look to bounce back Sunday against the Nationals.


Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler knocked around in no-decision
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:16 pm ET) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings of work in Colorado's 5-4 win the Reds on Monday, but did not factor into a decision. 

Butler had issues beginning in the first inning when after a one-out double by Joey Votto, he surrendered a two-run home run to Todd Frazier. Then in the fourth, Butler allowed an RBI single to Billy Hamilton with two men on. Butler gave up one more run on a solo shot by Marlon Byrd in the sixth.

Butler, who remains 2-5, moved his ERA to 4.60 with one strikeout and two walks on the day. He will look to get back on track Sunday against the Phillies.


Rockies closer John Axford wraps up seventh save on Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:15 pm ET) Rockies closer John Axford worked a nearly perfect inning on Monday in Colorado's 5-4 win over the Reds, earning his seventh save of the season.

Axford worked through the first two hitters with ease, needing just three pitches. After a walk to Todd Frazier, Axford finished things off by getting Jay Bruce to pop out to center field. Axford lowered his ERA to 0.82 in 11 innings of work. 


 
 
 
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