C.J. Wilson fans seven in final rehab start
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Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson
began a minor-league rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Arkansas. Wilson picked up the win and allowed two runs on four hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Of his 81 pitches, 49 were strikes.
Wilson's rehab should come at an end after this start, as he is expected to join the rotation Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Chris Carter launches three-run blast in win over A's
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Astros designated hitter Chris Carter
made his presence felt with just one swing of the bat Monday night at home against the A's.
Carter smacked a three-run home run in the third inning to give his team an early lead. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBI in a 7-3 victory. He owns a .214/.292/.479 slash line with 21 homers and 49 RBI in 309 at-bats.
Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer
turned in a quality start Monday night against the A's, improving to 3-7 on the year. The southpaw permitted three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-3 victory.
Oberholtzer picked up his first win since May 30. Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Oberholtzer has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 4.30 ERA and 53:20 K:BB ratio in 83 2/3 innings. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Toronto.
Jesse Chavez gets roughed up in loss to Houston
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Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez
took a step backward on Monday against the Astros in Houston, dropping to 8-7 on the year. The right-hander coughed up six runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-3 defeat.
Chavez has allowed four-plus runs in three of his last six starts. He owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 119:41 K:BB ratio in 125 2/3 innings. His next start will come Sunday at home against Kansas City.
Jake McGee fans a pair in 1-2-3 ninth inning vs. Brewers
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Rays pitcher Jake McGee
struck out two and only needed 11 pitches to retire the side in order in the ninth to close out a 2-1 win at home over the Brewers on Monday. He has converted each of his last 11 save opportunities. The southpaw owns a 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 63:10 K:BB ratio in 48 innings.
Jake Odorizzi stays dominant in tight win over Brewers
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Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi
worked his way past a solo home run in a dominant outing Monday night against the Brewers, improving to 7-8 on the year. The right-hander yielded only one run on three hits and no walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 2-1 victory.
Over his last four starts covering 25 1/3 innings, Odorizzi has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 3.80 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and 129:42 K:BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings. His next start will come Sunday at home against the Angels.
Neftali Feliz tosses 1-2-3 inning for the save
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Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz
needed 15 pitches to complete a perfect frame in the ninth to close out a 4-2 win over the Yankees. Feliz converted his first save since 2011 on Friday and now has two on the year. He owns a 2.19 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP over his first 12 1/3 innings of relief.
Yu Darvish collects win No. 11
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Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish
worked his way past a pair of homers in a dominant outing Monday night against the Yankees, improving to 10-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven innings of a 4-2 defeat.
Over his last three starts covering 18 innings, Darvish has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 2.90 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 20 starts (133 1/3 innings). He will search for win No. 11 on Sunday against Cleveland.
Derek Jeter climbs to seventh on all-time hits list
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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
reached another milestone Monday night against the Rangers, cranking out two singles and a double. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk in his team's 4-2 defeat.
With his three hits, Jeter moved to seventh place all-time on the hits list. He has 3,420 hits and is now 10 hits away from surpassing Honus Wagner for sixth on the list. He owns a .278/.333/.329 slash line with two homers and 27 RBI in 374 at-bats this season.
Brett Gardner smacks two home runs in loss to Texas
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Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner
smacked a pair of home runs in his team's 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Gardner was the only New York hitter to solve Texas ace Yu Darvish on Monday, as he took him deep for solo home runs in the third and fifth innings, respectively. He finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI. He owns a .276/.352/.437 slash line with 12 homers and 45 RBI in 380 at-bats.