Madison Bumgarner allows one run in Giants' Game 1 World Series win
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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner
earned a win in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on three hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out five in his team's 7-1 victory over the Royals.
Bumgarner (3-1) continued to look excellent fresh off winning the NLCS MVP award. He fired six scoreless innings and was up 7-0 before surrendering a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. Bumgarner has delivered a 1.40 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 33:6 K:BB ratio in 38 2/3 postseason innings spanning five starts. He'll get the ball in Game 5 Sunday if the Royals can avoid a sweep. Game 2 is set for Wednesday in Kansas City.
Diamondbacks add Enrique Burgos to 40-man roster
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The Diamondbacks have added
pitcher Enrique Burgos
to their 40-man roster, the Arizona Republic
reports. He's now protected from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.
MRI on Michael Wacha's shoulder comes back clean
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An MRI on the injured shoulder of Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha
came back clean, MLB.com reports.
Wacha has been dealing with a stress reaction in his right shoulder, but he is expected to follow his normal offseason program. "Even the doctors were a little surprised on how that looked," general manager John Mozeliak said.
Phillies sign Jerome Williams to one-year deal
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The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5-million deal with pitcher Jerome Williams
, the team announced Tuesday. The contract includes performance bonuses.
Williams went 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 38:17 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings over nine starts after joining the team off waivers in August. He has pitched for seven teams while compiling a 4.40 ERA in 891 1/3 career innings.
Report: Adam Wainwright 'should have normal offseason'
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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright
had his elbow examined following the team's elimination, and it checked out "optimistically," general manager John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
. Wainwright "should have a normal offseason," Mozeliak added.
Giants announce World Series rotation
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy will maintain his current rotation
for the World Series, which means Madison Bumgarner
and Jake Peavy
will start Games 1 and 2 in Kansas City, the San Francisco Chronicle
reports Saturday. Tim Hudson
and Ryan Vogelsong
will pitch Games 3 and 4 at home.
Bochy is also expected to keep veteran Tim Lincecum on the roster. Lincecum has yet to make an appearance this postseason for San Francisco.
Cardinals RP Marco Gonzales takes Game 4 NLCS loss
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Cardinals relief pitcher Marco Gonzales
took a loss Wednesday, allowing three earned runs on one hit and one walk in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 6-4 loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Gonzales (2-1) came into the appearance with 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the postseason but couldn't protect a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning Wednesday. The Cardinals now need to win three straight games to reach the World Series for a third time in four years.
Shelby Miller allows three runs, Cardinals lose Game 4
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Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller
wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-4 loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Miller surrendered a sacrifice fly in the first inning and was touched up for two more runs in the third. He was pulled with two outs and one on in the fourth after throwing just 65 pitches in the start but left with the lead. The teams head into Thurdsay's Game 5 of the NLCS with the Giants ahead 3-1.
Ryan Vogelsong allows four runs, Giants win Game 4
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Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong
didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in just three innings while striking out one in his team's 6-4 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Vogelsong pitched well in his NLDS start but struggled mightily Wednesday, allowing runs in the first and second on RBI singles before giving up two runs in the third, one on a groundball double play and the other on a solo home run. He was pulled for a pinch hitter before seeing any more action. The teams head into Thurdsay's Game 5 of the NLCS with the Giants ahead 3-1.
Padres P Josh Johnson finally back to throwing
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Padres right-hander Josh Johnson
, whose career has been curtailed by two Tommy John surgeries, played catch last week
for the first time since going under the knife in early April.
Johnson, who was sidelined after throwing just 13 innings in spring training, expressed joy over the rather modest accomplishment.
"I'm very excited ... it's been a long time," he told MLB.com.
The Padres hold a $4 million option next year on Johnson, who has not pitched effectively since winning three of four decision for the Marlins in 2011 and compiling a 1.64 ERA.