Alberto Callaspo exits with apparent hamstring injury
Aroldis Chapman dominates again Friday
Chapman entered the game with a one run lead and nailed down the save. He pitched a perfect inning of work, striking out all three hitters he faced. Chapman wound up throwing 14 pitches, 11 of which were strikes. He recorded his 20th save of the year.
Cody Allen dominates for 11th save
Allen pitched a perfect inning of work, striking out all three hitters he faced. He threw 12 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. Allen dropped his ERA to 2.21 following the outing.
Errors, bullpen blow win for Jeff Locke Friday
Locke allowed three runs, one earned, on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He did not issue any walks, and struck out five. Locke stumbled a bit at the start, allowing a run in his opening frame. He cruised through the next five innings, giving up five hits, but not allowing any runs.
Locke found himself in trouble again in the seventh. After an error put the leadoff hitter on, Locke allowed an RBI double and an RBI single. He was pulled following the single. The club managed to blow the game for Locke, giving him the no-decision.
Chris Archer unable to factor into decision
Mark Buehrle settles for no-decision Friday
Corey Kluber pulls out a win Friday
Kluber allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out five during the outing. The White Sox struck early against Kluber. He allowed three straight hits in the second inning, scoring a run. Though he got the next batter to ground out, another run managed to cross the plate. Kluber also gave up additional runs in the fourth and fifth inning. Adam Eaton doubled in a run in the fourth, and Adam Dunn hit a solo shot in the fifth.
Despite the struggles, Kluber managed to pull out a win. His record improved to 9-6. Kluber will make his next start shortly after the All-Star break.
Hector Noesi clobbered in Cleveland
Noesi lasted just 4 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits. He struggled with his command, walking four hitters. He also struck out four during the appearance. Home runs proved to be a pretty big issue for Noesi. David Murphy started the scoring for Cleveland, hitting a two-run shot in the second inning. Noesi walked in a run in the fourth inning, and then proceeded to give up three more in the fifth. With two outs, Noesi allowed an RBI to Lonnie Chisenhall, and then gave up a two-run shot to Nick Swisher. He was replaced by Andre Rienzo.
The loss dropped Noesi to 3-7 on the year. His next start will come following the All-Star break.
Jeurys Familia makes an appearance Friday
Familia had been dealing with some arm stiffness, and hadn't pitched since July 8. He worked a perfect inning Friday against the Marlins. Familia's ERA sits at 2.11. He should be fine moving forward.
Jordan Zimmermann dealing with bicep cramp
Zimmermann will have an MRI to determine the severity of the issue. The MRI is considered precautionary. As a result, Zimmermann will not pitch during the upcoming All-Star Game. Zimmermann expressed that he doesn't believe the injury is serious, according to MASN.
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July 11, 2014
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