Phillies SP Aaron Harang will start Friday; push Hamels back
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The Phillies announced that starting pitcher Aaron Harang
, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury, will start
Harang's start will push back pitcher Cole Hamels, who was originally slated to throw on Friday. Hamels is at the center of continuous trade talks.
Marlins SP Jarred Cosart dealing with second bout of vertigo
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Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart
is dealing with a second bout with vertigo
, according to Fox Sports.
This time Cosart experienced vertigo while pitching in the minors.
"He actually is having one final evaluation and then the medication will begin," manager Dan Jennings said. "Hopefully they've now identified everything that was causing the situation."
Report: Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw could lose Wednesday start
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Dodgers co-ace Clayton Kershaw
could be scratched from his start
Wednesday night against Oakland, a source has told Fox Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal. He is dealing with soreness in his glute/hip area.
There has been no confirmation by the team.
If Kershaw is indeed out, Mike Bolsinger will take his place on the mound and the left-hander will be pushed back to Friday.
Kershaw has had 13 consecutive quality starts and has not allowed a run since July 3. His ERA is at a season-low 2.51.
Dodgers snag SP Mat Latos, 1B Mike Morse from Marlins
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The Dodgers have acquired hot pitcher Mat Latos
and first baseman Mike Morse
from the Marlins for prospects that include at least one competitive balance pick, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed.
The Marlins will receive three minor leaguers, per the Miami Herald.
Latos has managed four consecutive quality starts in which he has allowed just six runs in 26 innings to lower his ERA from 5.49 to 4.48.
Morse lost his starting job to Justin Bour early in the year before losing time to injury. He has played sparingly since returning and owns a meager slash line on the year of .214/.277/.314.
Cubs yo-yo pitchers to and from Triple-A Iowa
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The Cubs have made a slew of moves
in the wake of their placement of reliever Neil Ramirez (abdominal) on the disabled list.
The team has recalled right-handed relievers Ben Rowen and Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa and optioned starter Dallas Beeler.
Beeler certainly didn't earn his stay. He compiled an ugly 9.72 ERA in three starts.
D-Backs' Zack Godley posts second quality start in win Tuesday
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Making his second Major League start, Diamondbacks' Zack Godley
earned his second career win in the 8-4 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday. Godley went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out four, throwing 54 of his 94 pitches for strikes.
The young right-hander was done in by the longball in this one, as he gave up a pair of solo home runs, one to Mike Zunino and another to Nelson Cruz. But, he was otherwise able to limit the damage against him, while the offense was able to earn him the victory.
Giants SP Matt Cain gets beaten by Brewers on Tuesday
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For the third time in five starts this year, Giants starter Matt Cain
allowed at least four runs in an outing. On Tuesday, the right-hander allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings of work. He struck out three and did not walk a batter, as his record dropped to 2-2 in the 5-2 loss to the Brewers.
Cain, whose ERA increased to 4.50, gave up two runs in the first and then one each in the third and fourth innings. The Brewers just kept on hitting, as the eight hits match a season-high for Cain.
Since making his season debut on July 2, Cain has been rather inconsistent, posting two strong outings to go along with the three sub-par performances.
Brewers SP Wily Peralta wins in first game back from DL
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Making his first start in over two months, Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta
posted a strong outing against the Giants on Tuesday. Peralta allowed two runs on five hits over six-plus innings. He walked two and struck out three, throwing 54 of his 84 pitches for strikes in the 5-2 victory.
Peralta (2-5, 3.90 ERA) started the seventh inning, but was removed after allowing the first two batters to reach. Both would score later in the inning, with the runs being charged to Peralta.
Still, it was a very fine showing after he hadn't thrown a big-league pitch since May 22 due to an oblique injury.
Brett Anderson loses second straight for Dodgers
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Dodgers starter Brett Anderson
dropped to 6-7 on the year with a loss to Oakland on Tuesday.
Anderson lost his second straight decision and extended his winless streak to four starts. Anderson went seven innings for the fourth time in his last six starts. He allowed two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out two.
Pirates' Charlie Morton sees winless streak hit five
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Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton
took a no-decision, Tuesday against Minnesota, extending his winless streak to five straight starts.
Morton hasn't won since June 27. He's 0-3 with two no-decisions since.
Morton allowed three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings, snapping a string of five straight starts in which he went at least six innings. He walked four and struck out five.