Tigers SS Jose Iglesias hit by pitch on finger, taken out of game
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias
was removed from the game Thursday in Kansas City after taking a pitch to his right middle finger as he attempted to bunt in the third inning, per MLB.com. He was diagnosed with a contusion on the finger
It was ruled a foul ball, then Andrew Romine replaced him at the plate.
Report: Orioles set to place SP Miguel Gonzalez on DL Friday
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The Orioles are planning to place struggling starter Miguel Gonzalez on the disabled list
Friday, according to MASNsports.com.
Gonzalez, who is dealing with elbow inflammation and right shoulder pain, has been a mess on the mound of late. He has surrendered 29 runs over his last 35 innings and has dropped his last five decisions. His ERA has risen to a season-worst 4.85.
Report: SP Mike Wright to rejoin Orioles on Thursday night
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Pitcher Mike Wright
is set to join
the Orioles in Toronto on Thursday night, per the Virginian-Pilot
Wright has been sidelined with an oblique injury for five weeks and has recently completed a rehab stint at Triple-A Norfolk. He is a candidate to start Saturday in Toronto, according to MASNsports.com.
The right-hander owns a 2-3 record and 4.99 ERA in seven big league outings, including six starts.
Twins' Eddie Rosario mashes first grand slam of career in loss
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Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario
connected on his first-career grand slam on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to avoid the 6-4 loss to the White Sox.
Rosario came to bat with the bases loaded and his team down 1-0 in the third inning. With one swing of the bat, he gave the Twins a three-run lead. The bullpen was unable to make that lead last however.
The four RBI is a new career-high for the Twins rookie. Rosario is batting .237 (9 for 38) with two homers and six RBI over his last 10 games.
White Sox RP David Robertson gets easy save on Thursday
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White Sox closer David Robertson
struck out a batter in a clean ninth inning, preserving Thursday's 6-4 win over the Twins. Robertson needed just 14 pitches to record his 28th save of the year.
The right-hander hadn't pitched since throwing two innings and getting the win on Sunday. He has successfully converted eight of his last nine save opportunities.
Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets no-decision despite quality start
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Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson
turned in a quality start on Thursday against the White Sox, but was left with a no-decision. Gibson allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter, as the Twins dropped the series-finale 6-4.
Gibson allowed an early run in the top of the first inning, but the Twins rallied to take the lead on the heels of an Eddie Rosario grand slam in the third. But the White Sox chipped away, adding runs in the fourth and sixth innings. He left the game with the score tied 3-3, but the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh.
Gibson has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts, as his ERA is down to 3.84 on the year.
Tigers RP Al Alburquerque could be ready to pitch Friday
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Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque
threw a bullpen session Thursday, according to the Detroit News
. He said he felt good and could be game ready Friday
against the Indians.
Alburquerque added the MRI on his injured hip showed no structural damage. He has not pitched since Aug. 24.
White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija gives up grand slam, still gets a win
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White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija
was actually out-pitched by opposing Twins starter Kyle Gibson on Thursday, but the tall right-hander walked away with his ninth win of the season. Samardzija allowed four runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four, en route to the 6-4 victory.
Samardzija (9-11, 4.87 ERA) didn't pitch quite as poorly as his line may suggest. All four runs came from one swing of the bat--a grand slam by Eddie Rosario in the third inning. The White Sox, meanwhile, were able to rally back and retake the lead.
The win snapped a personal six-game losing streak for Samardzija. Still, he has allowed a total of 14 earned runs over his last three starts, spanning 17 2/3 innings.
Rangers' Kyle Blanks to undergo surgery on both feet
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Rangers infielder Kyle Blanks
will miss the rest of the season
due to surgery on both of his feet, the team announced Thursday.
Blanks will have arthroscopic surgery on his right foot for a chronic condition Friday. He will then have the same surgery on his left foot in 4-6 weeks.
Royals 3B Mike Moustakas misses third straight start
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Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas
missed a third straight start Thursday
against the Tigers due to a hamstring injury.
Moustakas is batting .333 (23 for 69) with five home runs, nine doubles, 19 RBI, 10 runs, nine walks and seven strikeouts in his last 19 games.