Ryan Cook
Reliever Ryan Cook returns to Athletics with strong inning
Ryan Cook, RP, OAK
10:15 PM
News: Reliever Ryan Cook, who was recalled by the Athletics on Sunday, wasted no time in providing a boost to the Oakland bullpen, pitching one perfect inning during the team's loss to the Astros. 

Cook struggled mightily in spring training, with an 16.88 Cactus League ERA. That earned him a ticket to Triple-A Nashville, where he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings before being recalled. 

He retired the side in quick order in the seventh inning, with a groundout, flyout and strikeout. 

"Just getting back to being myself and throwing the baseball the way I know I can," Cook said. "I feel confident in all my pitches right now, so hopefully I can get on a roll and help the team in whatever way they see fit."

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Neftali Feliz
Rangers closer Neftali Feliz picks up wild win
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX
8:44 PM
News: The Rangers used closer Neftali Feliz for two innings to help lock down a 5-4, 11-inning victory Sunday, with Feliz picking up his first victory of the season. 

Feliz threw 38 pitches in one of his longer outings of the year, and though he struck out four batters, he did allow a run in the 11th inning. He was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam, however, to preserve the win. 

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Joe Smith
Angels reliever Joe Smith blows save in loss
Joe Smith, RP, LAA
8:33 PM
News: Angels reliever Joe Smith had been nearly perfect in eight appearances this season, but called upon to pick up the save in Sunday's game against the Rangers, he allowed his first run of the season and picked up a blown save in Los Angeles' 5-4, 11-inning defeat. 

Coming on in the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead, Smith registered the first two outs of the inning before allowing a single to Prince Fielder. Adrian Beltre followed with an infield single before Mitch Moreland drove in pinch-runner Delino DeShields Jr. with a single.

Smith's ERA moved to 1.13 after the appearance. 

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Nick Martinez
Rangers starter Nick Martinez delivers 4th straight strong outing
Nick Martinez, SP, TEX
8:23 PM
News: Nick Martinez delivered his fourth straight strong start to open the season, but once again had a no-decision on his ledger as the Rangers rallied in the 11th inning to pull out a 5-4 win Sunday over the Angels. 

Martinez went six innings without giving up a run, scattering seven hits while striking out two and walking a pair. In four starts this season, Martinez has given up one earned run. His ERA is 0.35. 

Martinez has picked up no-decisions in his last two starts despite allowing just 12 hits and one run in 12 innings. 

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Jake Marisnick
Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick smacks second home run
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU
8:20 PM
News: Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick went 2 for 4 at the plate in Houston's 7-6 win over the Athletics Sunday. 

Marisnick, who missed the last two games with a leg injury, connected on an 0-2 pitch from Drew Pomeranz over the left center field wall in the fourth inning for a two-run blast, his second of the season.

Marisnick boosted his average to .364 with eight RBI in 44 at-bats this season.

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Seth Smith
Mariners DH Seth Smith connects on first homer of the year Sunday
Seth Smith, LF, SEA
8:16 PM
News: Mariners designated hitter Seth Smith went 2 for 3 at the plate in Seattle's 4-2 loss to the Twins Sunday.

Smith did his damage in the fourth inning when he cracked a 1-1 pitch from Kyle Gibson over the right field wall for a solo home run, his first of the season. Smith boosted his average to .263 with five RBI in 38 at-bats this season.

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Mike Trout
Mike Trout's two-run homer not enough for Angels in loss
Mike Trout, CF, LAA
8:16 PM
News: Angels slugger Mike Trout connected for his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot that drew his team even in the seventh inning of what would be an eventual 5-4 loss to the Rangers in extra innings Sunday. 

Trout was 1-for-4 with a pair of walks in the loss, connecting to straightaway center off Texas reliever Anthony Bass as Los Angeles erased a 2-0 deficit. Trout is now hitting .318 and has 11 RBIs on the season. 

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Glen Perkins
Twins closer Glen Perkins picks up second consecutive save
Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
8:13 PM
News: Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a perfect 11th inning Sunday in Minnesota's 4-2 win over the Mariners in 11 innings, picking up his second saves in as many days.

Perkins needed just nine pitches to finish off Seattle, wrapping things up with a three-pitch strikeout of Willie Bloomquist. Perkins now has five saves on the year with eight strikeouts in eight innings of work with a 1.13 ERA.

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Roenis Elias
Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias strikes out six in no decision
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA
8:10 PM
News: Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias allowed two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings Sunday in his first start of the season in Seattle's 4-2 loss to the Twins.

Elias allowed an RBI single to Trevor Plouffe in the first, scoring Shane Robinson. Then in the third, Elias allowed a double to Joe Mauer to bring Robinson home again. Elias worked into the sixth inning but was pulled with two outs after walking Chris Hermann after an 11-pitch battle. Elias, who now boasts a 3.18 ERA, tossed 105 pitches during the start.

It is unclear when Elias will make his next start.

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Leonys Martin
Leonys Martin's 11th-inning homer propels Rangers to victory
Leonys Martin, CF, TEX
8:08 PM
News: Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin hit his first home run of the season in the 11th inning as the Rangers rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Angels on Sunday. 

Martin, who was hitting leadoff, started the 11th by taking Angels reliever Jose Alvarez deep over the wall in right to give Texas a 4-3 advantage. The Rangers forced extra innings in the ninth thanks to a Mitch Moreland RBI single. 

In addition to the late-inning heroics, Martin stole his fifth base of the season. He finished the day 2-for-6 to move his average to .234.

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