Mike Pelfrey
Mike Pelfrey lasts five innings in no-decision vs. Rays
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN
12:07 AM
News: Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks in five innings while striking out one in his team's 6-4, extra-innings win over the Rays.

Pelfrey racked up a high workload in a short amount of time yet again, throwing 92 pitches in his five innings of action. He hasn't thrown more than five innings in any of his last three starts despite topping 90 pitches in each. Pelfrey owns a 6:86 ERA and brutal 8:15 K:BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings. His next start should come Tuesday at home against the Dodgers.

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Jake Odorizzi
Jake Odorizzi can't escape fourth inning vs. Twins
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TB
12:06 AM
News: Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi was lifted after just 3 1/3 innings Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five in his team's 6-4, extra-innings loss to the Twins.

Odorizzi took a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning, but he walked the first batter of the inning before giving up a game-tying home run. The Twins would then notch two singles a walk before a sacrifice fly brought the third runner of the inning home. Odorizzi was then removed, and his relief allowed one of the inherited runners to score. He didn't factor into the decision after the Rays tied things up later in the game.

The Rays starter owns a 6.52 ERA and 17:10 K:BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings. Odorizzi is lined up to face the White Sox in Chicago Monday.

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Jered Weaver
Jered Weaver let down by bullpen
Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
4/23/2014
News: Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver put together a solid outing Wednesday against the Nationals, but a bullpen meltdown cost him  the chance to get back to .500 in a 5-4 loss.

Weaver tossed six solid innings in the outing as he recorded his second quality start in a row. He limited the Nationals to just one run while scattering seven hits and a walk, despite striking out a season-low two batters, while throwing 53 of 82 pitches for strikes.

Weaver was in good shape to pick up his second win of the season, but the bullpen let him down. He remains 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA, and will go for the win in his next trip to the mound, Tuesday against the Indians. 

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John Lackey
John Lackey strikes out 11 in gem Wednesday
John Lackey, SP, BOS
4/23/2014
News: Red Sox pitcher John Lackey earned a win Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on seven hits in eight innings while striking out 11 and walking none in his team's 5-1 win over the Yankees.

Lackey (3-2) threw 84 strikes in his 111 pitches, and the only run the Yankees were able to scratch out was on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. He owns a 4.22 ERA and 34:7 K:BB ratio in 32 innings. Lackey's next opponent will be the Rays at home Tuesday.

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Chris Tillman
Chris Tillman surrenders seven runs in win vs. Blue Jays
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL
4/23/2014
News: Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman surrendered seven earned runs on nine hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out seven, but he still earned the win in his team's 10-8 win over the Blue Jays Wednesday.

Tillman (3-1) surrendered two earned runs during a six-run second inning, but he managed to settle down and pitch three more scoreless innings before giving up another home run in the sixth. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 27:9 K:BB ratio in 32 innings. Tillman is on track to square off with the Pirates at home Tuesday.

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Dustin McGowan
Dustin McGowan roughed up in no-decision Wednesday
Dustin McGowan, SP, TOR
4/23/2014
News: Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan gave up six earned runs on five hits and one walk in four-plus innings while striking out five Wednesday, but he didn't factor into the decision in his team's 10-8 loss to the Orioles.

McGowan opened the fifth inning with a 6-3 lead but allowed a walk and an infield single before hitting a batter to load the bases. That ended his night, and the next pitcher to the mound would surrender a grand slam to bring all those inherited runners home. McGowan, who gave up two home runs himself in the start, has turned in a 6.88 ERA and 13:7 K:BB ratio in 17 innings. He's next up against the Royals in Kansas City Tuesday.

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Hector Santiago
Hector Santiago fighting through back trouble
Hector Santiago, SP, LAA
4/23/2014
News: Angels starter Hector Santiago's numbers aren't eye-popping, but they look a bit more impressive after the 26-year-old revealed he has been pitching through back pain since his first start.

"I just kept aggravating it and throwing, and doing all the workouts and stuff," Santiago said. "It went on for longer than I wanted it to."

Santiago has been dealing with a back injury since the end of the spring, and Sunday's start against the Tigers was the first time he has taken the mound without a setback or flare-up. He is 0-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 22 innings of work.

 

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Jason Vargas
Jason Vargas posts quality start in no-decision vs. Indians
Jason Vargas, SP, KC
4/23/2014
News: Royals pitcher Jason Vargas didn't factor into the decision Wednesday after giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks in six innings while striking out two in his team's 5-3 loss to the Indians.

Vargas was handed a two-run lead going into the bottom of the second inning but gave it right back after surrendering a two-run triple. His unearned run came in the sixth when Michael Brantley stole second base and the Royals committed two errors trying to get him out. Vargas owns a sparkling 1.54 ERA and 18:8 K:BB ratio through 35 innings. He'll face the Blue Jays at home Tuesday.

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Justin Masterson
Justin Masterson strikes out six in no-decision Wednesday
Justin Masterson, SP, CLE
4/23/2014
News: Indians pitcher Justin Masterson gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out two Wednesday, but he wasn't a factor in the decision in his team's 5-3 win over the Royals.

Masterson gave up back-to-back home runs in the second inning, but he was able to hold the Royals to one unearned run the rest of the way. He owns a 4.50 ERA and 30:13 K:BB ratio in 28 innings. Masterson is slated to take on the Angels in Anaheim Monday.

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Andre Rienzo
Andre Rienzo gives up four runs in win vs. Tigers
Andre Rienzo, SP, CHW
4/23/2014
News: White Sox pitcher Andre Rienzo picked up a win Wednesday after giving up four earned runs on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-4 win over the Tigers.

Rienzo (1-0) was tagged for four runs in the fourth inning but was otherwise solid. He was on the hook for the loss before the White Sox delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the seventh inning. Rienzo owns a 4.91 ERA and 4:3 K:BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings over his two appearances. His next test will come Monday against the Rays at home.

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