Addison Reed
Addison Reed blows first save on homer
Addison Reed, RP, ARI
2:30 AM
News: Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed was given a one-run lead to protect Friday, and could not hold it as he blew his first save of the season vs. the Dodgers.

Reed allowed a solo home run with one out in the ninth, tying the game, 2-2. He finished the inning by recording consecutive flyball outs to send it into extra innings, where the Diamondbacks would go on to win, 4-2.

Reed now has three saves in four opportunities, and has allowed four runs in nine innings of work on the season.   

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Steve Cishek
Steve Cishek picks up first win
Steve Cishek, RP, MIA
1:58 AM
News: Marlins close Steve Cishek hasn't had many opportunities to pitch so far, as he entered Friday's game against the Mariners with the score tied, for just his fifth appearance of the season.  

Cishek pitched well in the 4-4 game, retiring all three batters faced on 16 pitches, including one strikeout. The Marlins then went on to get him his first win of the season, with Giancarlo Stanton hitting a walk-off grand slam to clinch the 8-4 victory.

Cishek is 1-0 with a pair of saves, and has yet to allow a run in five innings of work this season. 

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Huston Street
Huston Street gives up homer, picks up sixth save
Huston Street, RP, SD
1:55 AM
News: Padres closer Huston Street was touched for his first run of the season Friday, but still earned the save in a 2-1 win over the Giants.

Street surrendered a solo home run to Brandon Belt, making the insurance run the Padres picked up in the eighth inning even more important. He retired the side relatively easily from that point on, striking out three batters and walking one for his sixth save.

Street is 6 for 6 on save opportunities this season with nine strikeouts and two walks in seven innings of work. 

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Francisco Rodriguez
Francisco Rodriguez keeps rolling with fifth save
Francisco Rodriguez, RP, MIL
1:49 AM
News: Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez wasn't at his sharpest, but still picked up his fifth save of the season in a 5-3 win Friday over the Pirates.

Rodriguez battled control issues in his outing, walking one batter and throwing just nine of 19 pitches for strikes. Still, he was bale to retire the side in order, with one strikeout, to earn the save.

Rodriguez has yet to allow a run this season while recording five saves in as many opportunities. He is off to a great start, with 13 strikeouts and just two walks through his first eight innings of work.  

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Rafael Soriano
Rafael Soriano faces the minimum for fourth save
Rafael Soriano, RP, WAS
1:45 AM
News: Nationals closer Rafael Soriano had a bit of cushion, and picked up his fourth save of the season pretty easily in a 3-1 win over the Cardinals.

Soriano walked one hitter to put the tying run at the plate with one out, but ended any possible threat by inducing a game-ending double play from the next batter. He is now perfect in four save opportunities, and has yet to allow a run in six innings this season. 

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Tyson Ross
Tyson Ross dazzles for second win
Tyson Ross, RP, SD
1:41 AM
News: Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross evened his record in a 2-1 win over the Giants Friday, as he twirled another gem for the win.

Ross tossed eight terrific innings, shutting out the Giants and allowing just four hits and a walk. After allowing a leadoff double to open the game, Ross was rarely in trouble in the start, allowing just the one extra-base hit. He struck out nine batters while throwing 66 of 100 pitches for strikes.

Ross wasn't sharp in his first two starts of the season, both losses, but has found his way over his last two. He has struck out 16 with just two walks over his last 15 innings of work, and is now 2-2 with a 2.13 ERA heading into his next start, Wednesday against the Brewers. 

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Matt Daley
Matt Daley gets the call
Matt Daley, RP, NYY
12:54 AM
News: The Yankees called up pitcher Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Friday's loss to the Rays. Daley is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA over four relief appearances (five innings) in the minors this season.
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Jake McGee
Jake McGee picks up the win vs. Yankees
Jake McGee, RP, TB
12:07 AM
News: Rays reliever Jake McGee was not at his best, but still managed to come away with the win Friday night against the Yankees.

McGee surrendered one run on two hits and no walks over 1 1/3 innings pitched. The offense rallied for eight runs over the final two innings to secure an 11-5 victory. McGee owns a 1.59 ERA and 0.71 WHIP over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
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Adam Warren
Adam Warren blows two-run lead
Adam Warren, RP, NYY
4/18/2014
News: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren endured an outing to forget on Friday, as he was slapped with the loss and blown save in his team's 11-5 defeat to the Rays in Tampa.

Warren blew a two-run advantage, allowing a run-scoring single to Desmond Jennings and a two-run single to James Loney in the seventh inning. He then allowed a solo home run to Sean Rodriguez in the following frame. He was charged with three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out one in one inning pitched.

Warren owns 3.38 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP in eight innings pitched.
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Shawn Camp
Shawn Camp gets the call from Triple-A
Shawn Camp, RP, PHI
4/18/2014
News: The Phillies recalled reliever Shawn Camp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, after the bullpen was thinned out in a 12-1 loss to the Rockies. Camp was one of the final cuts in the spring.

Camp was a useful reliever as recently as two season ago, but posted an ugly 7.05 ERA in 26 appearances for the Cubs a year ago. Camp has a 3.00 ERA in six innings for Lehigh Valley this season. 

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