Sonny Gray hit with tough-luck loss
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Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray
was pegged with a tough-luck loss Friday night at home against Kansas City, dropping to 12-4 on the season. The right-handed hurler allowed one run three hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 1-0 defeat.
Gray has allowed one earned run or fewer in each of his last six starts. He owns a 2.59 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 22 starts (146 innings). His next start will come Wednesday at home against Tampa Bay.
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie
twirled a gem on Friday against the Athletics in Oakland, improving to 7-9 on the year. The right-hander permitted three hits and two walks while striking out six over seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory.
Guthrie owns a 4.50 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 22 starts (138 innings). He has won back-to-back starts, and will be seeking a third straight on Thursday at Arizona.
Collin McHugh looks sharp in no-decision
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Astros starter Collin McHugh
pitched well enough for the win, but was unable to factor into the decision Friday night against the Blue Jays. The right-hander permitted one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings of a 3-1 victory.
McHugh has not won a decision since June 3. He owns a 3.32 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 16 starts (95 innings). He will make his next start Thursday in Philadelphia.
J.A. Happ settles for no-decision in sharp outing
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Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ
wasn't a factor into the decision Friday night against the Astros in Houston. The right-hander permitted one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 3-1 defeat.
Happ owns a 4.34 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 95 1/3 innings of work. He will look to stay sharp in his next start at home on Thursday against Baltimore.
Chris Sale fails to factor into the decision
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White Sox pitcher Chris Sale
didn't factor into the decision Friday night at home against the Twins. The right-hander yielded five runs -- four earned on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings of a 10-8 defeat.
Sale allowed four-plus runs for the first time since June 7. He owns a 2.09 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 17 starts (116 innings). Sale will make his next start Wednesday at home against Texas.
Jeremy Hellickson gets roughed up in loss to Angels
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Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson
was roughed up Friday night at home in a loss to the Angels, dropping to 0-1 on the year. The right-hander coughed up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over 4 2/3 innings.
Over his firs three starts covering 13 2/3 innings, Hellickson has allowed five earned runs. He will make his next start Wednesday at Oakland.
Matt Shoemaker wins second straight decision
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Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker
was not at his best but picked up the win Friday night against the Rays in Tampa, improving to 9-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits and no walks while striking out one over five innings of a 5-3 win.
Shoemaker owns a 4.09 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 81 1/3 innings of work this season. He will look for his third straight win Wednesday at home against the Dodgers.
Danny Salazar slides back to .500
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Indians pitcher Danny Salazar
worked another quality start for the win Friday night at home against the Rangers, improving to 4-4 on the year. The right-hander permitted one unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings of a 12-2 victory.
Salazar has allowed one unearned run or fewer in two of his last three starts . He owns a 4.45 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 11 starts (58 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at Cincinnati.
Anthony Ranaudo picks up win, posts quality start in MLB debut
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Red Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo
put together a quality start in his major-league debut Friday night against the Yankees.
Ranaudo permitted a solo home run to Carlos Beltran in the fourth and a run-scoring single to Beltran again in the sixth. He permitted two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two over six innings of work for his first career victory. Of his 91 pitches, 53 were strikes.
It remains to be seen if Ranaudo will remain in the rotation moving forward.
Chris Capuano takes step back in loss to Red Sox
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Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano
took a step backward Friday night against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, dropping to 1-2 on the year. The left-hander yielded four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings of a 4-3 defeat.
Capuano has allowed a total of two earned runs over his first two starts (12 1/3 innings) with the Yankees. He owns a 4.50 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 44 innings of work. His next start will come at home Wednesday against Detroit.