Jake Arrieta
Cubs SP Jake Arrieta tosses no-hitter against Dodgers
Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC
8/30/2015
News: Cubs starter Jake Arrieta was simply dominant during his start against the Dodgers on Sunday, as he recorded baseball's sixth no-hitter this season.

Arrieta struck out 12 batters, and his only base runners came on an error and a single walk. Other than that, he was as close to perfect as they come.

With the stellar performance, Arrieta improved to 17-6 on the season with an impressive 2.11 ERA.

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Alex Wood
Dodgers SP Alex Wood no match for Arrieta in strong effort
Alex Wood, SP, LAD
8/30/2015
News: Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood became a footnote in history Sunday night. He was the losing pitcher in a no-hitter.

Wood allowed two runs on six hits in six innings to the Cubs, but simply couldn't keep up with counterpart Jake Arrieta. Wood walked one and struck out seven. It marked the first time he walked fewer than two betters since July 9.

His only major mistake wound up over the fence, courtesy of Kris Bryant, who slugged a two-run homer in the first inning. Wood threw 72 pitches in the first three innings before settling down and making it through the next three.

His ERA now sits at 3.67.

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Allen Webster
Diamondbacks SP Allen Webster surprises in Sunday start
Allen Webster, SP, ARI
8/30/2015
News: Diamondbacks starter Allen Webster provided more evidence Sunday that baseball is unpredictable.

Webster arrived in Arizona after compiling an 8.37 ERA with 109 hits allowed in 71 innings in the minors. But he held Oakland to just one earned run on six hits in five innings with one walk and two strikeouts.

The right-hander, who was saddled with an almost-as-bad 6.86 ERA in the majors this season, yielded two unearned runs on an error and Josh Reddick triple in the third. A Stephen Vogt solo homer in the fourth provided the only earned tally.

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Chris Heston
Giants SP Chris Heston continues August stumbles
Chris Heston, SP, SF
8/30/2015
News: Chris Heston has been a pleasant surprise for the Giants this season, but in the dog days of August, he's experienced a rough patch that continued Sunday when he couldn't get out of the fourth inning in a loss against the Cardinals. 

Heston managed to go just 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits, two of them home runs. And while he managed not to walk anyone after combining for nine free passes in his last two starts, he only struck out one batter. 

In five August starts, Heston (11-8) went longer than 4 2/3 innings only once, and finished the month 0-3 with two no-decisions. 

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Jaime Garcia
Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia continues hot streak
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
8/30/2015
News: While Jaime Garcia wasn't as great as he's been recently, he was good enough Sunday to pick up his fourth straight victory as the Cardinals edged the Giants. 

Garcia came into the game allowing just four earned runs in his last four starts. He would give up four runs Sunday, on 10 hits, but got plenty of offensive support to pick up the win. 

Garcia (7-4) went 4-0 with two no-decisions in August and the Cardinals won all six of his starts. Sunday's somewhat "off" outing raised his miniscule ERA to 2.03 on the season. 

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John Lamb
Reds rookie SP John Lamb remains winless
John Lamb, SP, CIN
8/30/2015
News: John Lamb had the best start of his brief MLB career, but it wasn't enough to put a "1" in the win column as the Reds rookie lost to the Brewers on Sunday. 

Lamb went six innings, allowing five hits while striking out eight and walking noe. But a two-run homer to Ryan Braun in the first inning would prove to be his biggest mistake. 

Lamb (0-3) has seen his ERA drop in his four MLB starts from 7.50 to 5.24, suggesting he is growing more comfortable as a starter at the highest level. 

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Wily Peralta
Brewers SP Wily Peralta picks up fifth victory
Wily Peralta, SP, MIL
8/30/2015
News: Wily Peralta kept his command, and because of that, was able to pick up his fifth victory of the season Sunday for the Brewers. 

For only the third time in his 16 starts this season, Peralta did not walk a batter. Over seven innings of work, he struck out six, allowed just one run and showed no signs of the "dead arm" that plagued him over his last couple of starts. 

After a 1-5 start to the season, Peralta (5-8) has now won three of his last four starts, though he still sports an ERA of 4.30.

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Julio Teheran
Braves SP Julio Teheran clobbered by Yankees
Julio Teheran, SP, ATL
8/30/2015
News: If misery indeed loves company, Braves starter Julio Teheran was crazy about his relievers Sunday. They performed as poorly as he did in a 20-6 dismantling by the Yankees.

Teheran was shelled for eight runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings as his record slipped to 9-7. He walked three and whiffed four.

Three home runs dropped him behind 7-0. The blasts by Stephen Drew, Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury came in the second and third innings. A bases loaded walk in the fifth ended his afternoon.

So much for his momentum - Teheran had five straight quality starts and three consecutive winning decisions when he took the mound Sunday.

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David Holmberg
SP Michael Lorenzen up, SP David Holmberg down for Reds
David Holmberg, SP, CIN
8/30/2015
News: As expected, the Reds have demoted starter David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville and brought up Michael Lorenzen, who will pitch Monday against the Cubs, per MLB.com.

Holmberg struggled mightily after three strong outings with Cincinnati. He allowed 18 runs on 23 hits over his last 10 2/3 innings.

Lorenzen compiled a 3-8 record and 5.46 ERA in his previous stint with the Reds, but has performed much better recently in the minors.

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Alec Asher
Phillies SP Alec Asher hit hard in major league debut
Alec Asher, SP, PHI
8/30/2015
News: Many years from now, when Phillies starter Alec Asher tells family and friends about his big league debut, he might not go into too many details.

The 23-year-old Asher didn't distingush himself Sunday against San Diego. He yielded four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings with one walk and three strikeouts.

Two taters by expected antagonists played a major role in his demise. He allowed a two-run blast to Matt Kemp in the first inning and solo job to Justin Upton in the third. He settled down for a bit to retire eight of the next nine, but three hits in the sixth knocked him out of the game.

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