Aaron Sanchez
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez throws off mound on Wednesday
Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR
1:30 PM
News: Blue Jays young right-hander Aaron Sanchez sucessfully threw off of a mound on Wednesday in Dunedin. It's the first time he has done such since landing on the disabled list early in June with a strained lat muscle. 

No issues were reported, according to SportsNet, and he's expected to have another mound session on Saturday before the next steps in his recovery are determined.


Ervin Santana
Twins' Molitor excited about Ervin Santana's return from suspension
Ervin Santana, SP, MIN
12:16 PM
News: Twins manager Paul Molitor is excited about starting pitcher Ervin Santana's return from an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Santana is slated to start Sunday against the Royals.

Santana threw eight shutout innings in his final rehab start for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

“I just had a chance to look at the numbers,” Molitor said, per the Pioneer Press. “They kind of jump out at you. He was efficient, obviously effective. Command must have been good; he didn’t walk anybody. I think everyone is excited to know we’re getting a pitcher of Ervin’s caliber back here to join our club over the weekend.”


Daniel Norris
Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris might make spot start before break
Daniel Norris, SP, TOR
11:28 AM
News: Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters he will be in attendance for Daniel Norris' start for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday. He added Norris could put himself back on the radar with a third straight solid outing and suggested Norris might make a spot start before the All-Star break.

Norris is 1-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 10 starts for Buffalo following his demotion after five April starts with Toronto. He has struck out 16 batters in his last 11 1/3 innings.


Justin Verlander
Tigers' Justin Verlander walks five in no-decision
Justin Verlander, SP, DET
1:34 AM
News: Tigers starter Justin Verlander walked five batters in six innings on Tuesday. Verlander took a no-decision in the 14-inning loss to Pittsburgh, walking the most batters in a start since July 31, 2013. 

Verlander allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits, while striking out a season-high three. The veteran right-hander hadn't pitched since June 19 due to back tightness.

"I'd be lying to you if I said it wasn't in the back of my mind a little bit, hoping that it wasn't going to spasm up on me again," Verlander said, per MLB.com. "It was present, but it wasn't impeding me in any way."


Ivan Nova
Yankees' Ivan Nova takes first loss of year
Ivan Nova, SP, NYY
1:11 AM
News: Yankees starter Ivan Nova took his first 2015 loss In his second start of the year, Tuesday against the Angels. 

Nova dropped to 1-1. He gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings, but the Yankee batters could only muster one run on the day. 

Nova struck out seven, his most since September 21, 2013. 


Andrew Heaney
Angels' Andrew Heaney earns first career win
Andrew Heaney, SP, LAA
1:07 AM
News: Angels starter Andrew Heaney earned his first career win, Tuesday, over the Yankees. 

Heaney was 0-3 last year and had a no decision in his first start of this season. He pitched a career-high seven innings on Tuesday, allowing one run on two hits and striking out a career-high seven batters. 


Mike Montgomery
Mariners SP Mike Montgomery tosses shutout Tuesday
Mike Montgomery, SP, SEA
1:02 AM
News: Mariners pitcher Mike Montgomery tossed his second-consecutive complete game shutout during Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Padres.

Montgomery only allowed one hit over nine innings of work. He struck out seven and walked four during the outing. He is now 3-2 with a 1.62 ERA on the season.

"He's shown a lot of poise," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said, per MLB.com. "I had no idea what to expect when we first got him. Each and every outing, he impresses me even more. Tonight was no different."

Montgomery has received a quality start in five of his six starts this season. He has allowed a total of four runs over his last 25 1/3 innings.

"He goes out and pitches," catcher Mike Zunino said. "He competes. He's not scared to pitch to guys and attack. And that's helped him a lot. He's got good stuff. He's throwing all four pitches for strikes and attacking guys. And that's a good recipe for success."


Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes wins third straight for Twins
Phil Hughes, SP, MIN
12:38 AM
News: Twins starter Phil Hughes won his third straight start, Tuesday against Cincinnati. 

Hughes allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. It's the second time in the last five starts that he hasn't lasted at least seven innings and the first time in the last three he hasn't gone eight. 

Hughes allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out four. He gave up two home runs for the sixth time this season. He improved to 7-6 on the year. 


Chris Sale
White Sox SP Chris Sale fans 12 in Tuesday's start
Chris Sale, SP, CHW
12:01 AM
News: Although White Sox pitcher Chris Sale pitched another masterful performance Tuesday, he received a no-decision during the 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

Sale allowed one run on six hits over eight innings of work. He also struck out 12 and walked one during the outing. His lone mistake was giving up a solo home run to Randal Grichuk in the fourth inning.

Sale has now struck out at least 10 batters in his last eight starts, but he is winless in his last four outings.


Miguel Gonzalez
Orioles P Miguel Gonzalez tagged for six runs in loss
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL
News: Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez allowed six earned runs in Tuesday night's 8-6 loss against the Rangers. 

Gonzalez only went 4 1/3 innings, surrendered eight hits, walked three batters and struck out one. Since returning from a groin injury, Gonzalez has given up a total of 10 earned runs in his past two starts. 

Gonzalez now has a 4.04 ERA this year. 


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