Yankees reliever David Robertson
(3-5) collected a relief win Thursday night at home against Blue Jays. Robertson struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning. The offense scored a run on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth. He owns a 2.83 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 60 1/3 innings of relief.
Shane Greene twirls 6 2/3 scoreless innings in no-decision
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Yankees pitcher Shane Greene
turned in a solid outing in a no-decision Thursday night at home against the Blue Jays. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Of his 105 pitches, 73 were strikes.
Greene owns a 3.24 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 75 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday at home against Baltimore.
Aaron Sanchez coughs up game-winning run vs. Yankees
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Blue Jays reliever Aaron Sanchez
(2-2) was pegged with a loss Thursday night against the Yankees. Sanchez allowed the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth due to a throwing error by Aaron Lind.
Sanchez was charged with one unearned run on one hit over one-third of an inning in a 3-2 defeat. He owns a 1.24 ERA and a 0.66 WHIP over 29 innings of relief.
R.A. Dickey unable to factor into the decision
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Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey
tossed a quality start but was unable to factor into the decision Thursday night against the Yankees in New York.
Dickey allowed a run-scoring double to Stephen Drew in the fifth and a solo home run to Derek Jeter in the sixth. He permitted two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of work. Of his 89 pitches, 60 were strikes.
Dickey owns a 3.82 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 32 starts (202 2/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at home against Seattle.
Jered Weaver on track to start Game 1 of ALDS
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Angels pitcher Jered Weaver
, who was scratched on Thursday, will make his next scheduled start on Saturday, then Sept. 26 at Seattle, which leaves him on track to start Game 1
of the American League Division Series, according to the Orange County Register
Jake Smolinski cranks out four hits vs. A's
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Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski
had a monster game at the plate Thursday afternoon against the Athletics in Oakland.
He singled in a run in the first, and added three more singled. He finished the game 4 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in a 7-2 victory. He is hitting .408 with one home run and eight RBI over 49 at-bats.
Josh Hamilton experiencing more shoulder issues
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Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton
is dealing with tightness and discomfort
in front part of his right shoulder, a different spot, which flared up before Wednesday's game, the Los Angeles Times
reports. He returned to action Tuesday but left the ballpark early to visit a chiropractor. Hamilton described it as "a sharp, stabbing pain" near his chest and right rib cage, underneath his armpit, per MLB.com.
He was not in the starting lineup Thursday against Seattle.
Sonny Gray lasts only five frames in loss to Rangers
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Athletics starter Sonny Gray
lasted only five innings in a disappointing outing Thursday afternoon at home against the Rangers, dropping to 13-9 on the year. The right-hander permitted five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings of a 7-2 defeat.
Over his last four starts covering 25 innings, Gray has allowed 14 earned runs. He owns a 3.28 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 31 starts (203 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at home against the Angels.
Nick Martinez gets back on track in win over A's
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Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez
bounced back with a solid outing against the A's in Oakland, improving to 4-11 on the year. He allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings of a 7-2 victory.
Over his last four starts covering 23 innings, Martinez has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 4.85 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 128 innings of work. He will make his next start Tuesday at home against Houston.
Brock Holt to resume baseball activities Friday
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Red Sox infielder Brock Holt
is expected to resume baseball activities
on Friday, according to Comcast SportsNet Northeast. Holt has been sidelined since Sept. 5 because of a concussion, which wasn't diagnosed until Sept. 12. He is hitting .281 with four homers and 29 RBI over 449 at-bats.