Alex Wood
Alex Wood strikes out eight vs. Dodgers Wednesday
Alex Wood, SP, ATL
1:41 AM
News: Braves pitcher Alex Wood didn't factor into Wednesday's decision after giving up one earned run on six hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out eight in his team's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Wood surrendered a solo home run in the second to tie the game 1-1, and it turned into a pitchers' duel after that. It was an excellent rebound effort after giving up 12 hits and five runs in his last outing. Wood owns a 3.30 ERA and 102:26 K:BB ratio in 103 2.3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mariners Tuesday.

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Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke strikes out 13 in no-decision vs. Braves
Zack Greinke, SP, LAD
1:41 AM
News: Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, giving up one earned run on five hits and one walk and striking out a season-high 13 batters in his team's 3-2 win over the Braves.

Greinke tossed seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 in his last start, and he kept on rolling Wednesday, with his only damage coming on an infield single in the second inning. He owns a 2.65 ERA and 153:29 K:BB ratio in 139 1/3 innings. Greinke is slated to face the Angels Monday.

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Jesse Hahn
Jesse Hahn tosses seven one-run innings in win Wednesday
Jesse Hahn, SP, SD
1:24 AM
News: Padres pitcher Jesse Hahn earned a win Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on four hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out three in his team's 12-1 victory over the Cardinals.

Hahn (7-2) has given up a single run in each of his last three outings, with Wednesday's damage coming on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning. He hasn't surrendered a home run since serving up two in his debut eight starts ago. Hahn owns a 2.01 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins Tuesday.

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Joe Kelly
Joe Kelly surrenders four runs in loss vs. Padres
Joe Kelly, SP, STL
1:23 AM
News: Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly took a loss Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and one walk in five innings and striking out four in his team's 12-1 defeat against the Padres.

Kelly (2-2) gave up runs in the first, third and fourth innings as he turned in his second straight disappointing outing, giving up nine earned runs in 9 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He owns a 4.37 ERA and 25:10 K:BB ratio in 35 innings. Kelly is scheduled to face the Red Sox Tuesday, but a last-minute trade acquisition could knock him out of the rotation.

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Jon Lester
Report: Cardinals, Pirates leading charge for Jon Lester
Jon Lester, SP, BOS
12:37 AM
News: The Cardinals and Pirates are "pushing hardest" for Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, though the Dodgers are still involved as well, FOXSports.com reports.

The Dodgers aren't going to part with one of their top prospects in a deal for Lester, who is set to become a free agent, and the Red Sox seem likely to pick up a better youngster from either of the NL Central contenders as a result. Lester is likely to be moved before Thursday's trade deadline.

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Brett Anderson
Brett Anderson strikes out nine in no-decision vs. Cubs
Brett Anderson, SP, COL
7/30/2014
News: Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson didn't factor into Wednesday's decision after giving up two earned runs on 11 hits in seven innings while striking out nine and walking none in his team's 6-4 win over the Cubs.

Anderson was in line for a win before the bullpen blew an eighth-inning lead. It was his third straight quality start in the second half, and Anderson has surrendered just three earned runs in 20 1/3 innings during that stretch. He owns a 3.12 ERA and 27:13 K:BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. Anderson is scheduled to face the Cubs again next Wednesday, this time at home.

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Travis Wood
Travis Wood strikes out career-high 11 batters Wednesday
Travis Wood, SP, CHC
7/30/2014
News: Cubs pitcher Travis Wood wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings and striking out a career-high 11 batters in his team's 6-4 loss to the Rockies.

Wood surrendered three runs in his first two innings to put himself in an early hole, then gave up another on an RBI double in the sixth. He hadn't topped seven strikeouts in a start since mid-April before posting his career-best mark Wednesday. Wood owns a 5.10 ERA and 108:55 K:BB ratio in 127 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies again Tuesday, this time in Colorado.

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Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes tosses quality start in loss vs. Royals
Phil Hughes, SP, MIN
7/30/2014
News: Twins pitcher Phil Hughes took a loss in a quality start Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in six innings and striking out five in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Royals.

Hughes (10-8) had to leave his last start after just three innings when he was hit by a line drive, but he was able to come back Wednesday and pitch a solid game, though he took his third straight loss after giving up three runs in an ugly sixth inning. Hughes owns a 4.12 ERA and 118:13 K:BB ratio in 137 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Padres Tuesday.

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Danny Duffy
Danny Duffy walks five in win vs. Twins Wednesday
Danny Duffy, SP, KC
7/30/2014
News: Royals pitcher Danny Duffy picked up a win Wednesday after giving up one earned run on four hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 3-2 victory over the Twins.

Duffy (6-10) retired six of the seven batters he faced in the first two innings but gave up a solo home run to the other. Despite constantly getting into trouble over the next four innings, he was able to prevent any runs from scoring. Duffy owns a 2.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 80:39 K:BB ratio in 104 innings. He's scheduled to face the Diamondbacks Tuesday.

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Hiroki Kuroda
Hiroki Kuroda gives up three runs in loss vs. Rangers
Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY
7/30/2014
News: Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda took a loss Wednesday, surrendering three earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Rangers.

Kuroda (7-7) gave up all three runs on five hits in the bottom of the first inning and settled down for the remainder of the start, but his offense couldn't overcome the deficit. He owns a 3.98 ERA and 93:27 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings. Kuroda is scheduled to face the Tigers Tuesday.

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