Phillies dispatch P Nefi Ogando back to minors
Ogando was up for only one day and did not get a chance to pitch.
Big blasts battered Marlins SP Tom Koehler in loss to Nationals
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The other bad news is that he's now 8-13.
Koehler gave up five runs on nine hits in six innings while fanning four. Three of those hits left the yard.
Ryan Zimmerman homered in the second, then Clint Robinson and Ian Desmond took him deep in the sixth.
Koehler has yielded 30 runs over his last 39 2/3 innings to send his ERA soaring from 3.16 to 4.12.
Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann shines in Saturday victory
Zimmermann surrendered just one run on seven hits in seven innings to handcuff the Marlins. He walked one and fanned four.
He would have hurled shutout ball if not for a mammoth 453-foot blast by Justin Bour in the seventh inning.
Zimmerman improved his record to 11-8 with the win and lowered his ERA to 3.45.
Royals RP Wade Davis snags 13th save Saturday
Davis earned his 13th save as Greg Holland sat. He retired the Rays in order with one strikeout.
The right-hander has thrown seven straight shutout innings on just three hits.
Rays SP Jake Odorizzi collapses in middle innings to take loss
Odorizzi blew a lead in lowering his record to 6-7. He allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings with two walks and five strikeouts.
The right-hander pitched three shutout innings before RBI doubles by Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas put him behind in the fourth. The Rays rallied to take the lead, but RBI hits by Moustakas and Kendrys Morales in the fifth made it short-lived and knocked Odorizzi out of the game.
Odorizzi now owns a 3.18 ERA.
Royals new SP Kris Medlen rides run support to another win
Medlen allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings to raise his record on the year to 3-0. He walked two and whiffed five.
The right-hander struggled only in the fourth, when an RBI single by Asdrubal Cabrera and two-run homer by Kevin Kiermaier turned a 2-0 lead into a 3-2 deficit.
Medlen has given up six runs in 11 1/3 innings in his two starts, but the result both times has been a win.
Cardinals SP Lance Lynn claims he'll be fine for next start
Lynn left the game Saturday night with a mild ankle sprain.
"As long as I can get up and walk I'll be able to pitch next time out," he told MLB.com. "I'm not worried about it."
Report: Mets acquire RP Addison Reed from Diamondbacks
Reed owns a 4.20 ERA on the year, but has performed better recently. He has allowed just two runs in his last 14 2/3 innings and has pitched scoreless ball in 11 of his last 12 appearances.
Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong collapses in fifth to take defeat
Vogelsong cruised for four innings before falling apart in the fifth by giving up a triple, two singles and a walk. The bullpen completed the collapse as the Giants fell behind 4-0 and never recovered. He finished having allowed all four runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
He has given up seven runs on 14 hits over his last eight innings to raise his ERA to 4.19.
Mets' Jacob deGrom strikes out 10 in loss to Red Sox
deGrom allowed two runs on four hits in six strong innings of work. He struck out 10 batters and allowed just two walks in the loss. At one point, deGrom had a no-hitter through four innings.
With the loss, deGrom dropped to 12-7 on the season with a 2.32 ERA.
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