Trevor Rosenthal picks up win in relief for Cardinals
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Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal
pitched a scoreless ninth inning, preserving a tie game. When the Cardinals won in the bottom of the ninth, Rosenthal picked up his first win since May 25 and improved to 2-2.
Rosenthal was pitching in his first non-save situation in his last seven appearances. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Yohan Flande takes no-decision for Rockies on Sunday
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Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande
picked up a no-decision in his second start of the season, Sunday against St. Louis.
Flande allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. After allowing three walks in his first start, on July 28, Flande didn't walk a batter on Sunday.
Cubs' Hector Rondon allows runs, still gets save
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Cubs closer Hector Rondon
allowed two runs, one earned, in the ninth inning, Sunday against Milwaukee.
The runs snapped a nine-game scoreless streak for Rondon, who was scored upon for the first time since July 10.
Rondon managed to close out the game to earn his 16th save of the year and his fourth in his last four appearances.
Mets RP Erik Goeddel launches rehab stint Sunday in Class A
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Mets reliever Erik Goeddel began his rehab assignment
Sunday for Class A St. Lucie, per ESPN. He has been sidelined since early June with a right elbow strain.
He allowed one run on three singles in the eighth inning. He fanned one and tossed 22 pitches in the appearance.
A.J. Ramos earns win after blowing save for Marlins
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Marlins closer A.J. Ramos
suffered his second blown save in the last five opportunities, Sunday against Cincinnati.
Ramos allowed a game-tying two-run home run in the ninth inning, but he ended up earning his first win of the season, when the Marlins rallied in the bottom of the ninth.
Ramos is 1-3 on the year. He gave up his first home run since July 19 and has surrendered six runs in his last two appearances.
Joakim Soria replaces Mark Melancon for first Pirates' save
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Pirates reliever Joakim Soria
replaced former Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon
with one out in the ninth inning.
Soria retired both batters he faced to earn his first save for the Pirates. He was traded from Detroit earlier in the week.
Melancon allowed a double and a hit batter before being ejected with the tying run at the plate.
Pirates closer Mark Melancon ejected after HBP
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Pirates closer Mark Melancon
lost his shot at his 32nd consecutive converted save Sunday when he was tossed out of the game after hitting Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart with a pitch.
The game featured several hit batsmen and got ugly when the benches emptied.
Melancon has not allowed an earned run since May 11.
Marlins RP Carter Capps leaves game with elbow stiffness
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Marlins short reliever Carter Capps
was removed from the game
in the eighth inning Sunday with an 0-2 count on San Diego slugger Justin Upton. He has been diagnosed with right elbow stiffness and is considered day-to-day.
He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, but has expressed confidence that he's fine.
Capps allowed two baserunners after retiring the first batter he faced before a visit to the mound by a trainer.
Cubs designate Yoervis Medina for assignment
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The Cubs designated pitcher Yoervis Medina
for assignment on Sunday, per the Tacoma News Tribune
Medina had a 7.00 ERA in five relief appearances for the Cubs. He'd been optioned to Triple-A earlier in the week, but the DFA move takes him off of the Cubs' 40-man roster.
Giants RP Santiago Casilla gets 27th save on Saturday
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Giants closer Santiago Casilla
worked a scoreless ninth inning on Saturday to claim his 27th save of the season. Casilla, who gave up one hit in the inning, needed just 12 pitches to preserve the 9-7 extra-innings win over the Rangers.
Casilla has now converted seven consecutive save chances, and his 27 saves represent a career-high for the 12-year veteran.