Cardinals OF Matt Holliday doesn't have time frame for return
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Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday
thinks he will be back on the field "soon"
from his quad injury, but stated that there is not a specific time frame for his return, according to MLB.com.
"It's one of those deals [where] you know when you know, and right now I don't have any idea," Holliday said.
Holliday landed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a Grade 2 quad strain.
"I want to play as soon as I can play," Holliday said. "My leg will dictate when that is. Whenever I am able to run and play at a decent clip, I'll play."
Dodgers SP Zack Greinke flashes dominance again in win
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Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke
continued to show why he is one of the best -- if not the best -- pitchers in baseball with his outing on Friday.
Greinke tossed eight dominant innings, allowed two runs on five hits and struck out a cool eight batters. Over his last eight starts, he has 53 strikeouts and eight walks.
Greinke improved to 10-2 on the season with the win, but it wasn't all great as his ERA did rise to a still other-worldly 1.41 on the year.
Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hits in 12th straight
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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt
went 2 for 4 in Friday's win over Houston.
Goldschmidt singled twice and walked once. He extended his hitting streak to 12 straight, the longest current streak in the National League. He's hitting .436 over the streak.
Brad Ziegler earns 18th save for Diamondbacks
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Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler
pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one, to save his 18th game of the season.
Ziegler has converted 16 straight save opportunities. He has 17 scoreless outings in his last 18.
Diamondbacks' Rubby De La Rosa gets first no-decision in a month
Rubby De La Rosa
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Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa
allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings, Friday against Houston.
De La Rosa took a no-decision, his first since June 30. He has allowed at least four earned runs and eight hits in three of his last five starts.
De La Rosa walked one and struck out four.
Brewers SP Taylor Jungmann gives up seven hits, three runs
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Brewers starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann
didn't have his best stuff during his start against the Cubs on Friday.
Jungmann gave up three runs, two of them earned, on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out seven batters, but also gave up two walks while earning his third loss of the season.
Jungmann (5-3) has a 2.23 ERA with 53 strikeouts and 21 walks in 64 2/3 innings this year.
Cubs closer Hector Rondon picks up 15th save of the season
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Cubs closer Hector Rondon
closed out the ninth inning of Friday's win over the Brewers and picked up his 15th save of the season in the process.
Rondon allowed one hit and struck out a batter during the outing. He now has a 1.72 ERA in 47 innings of relief this season.
Cubs SP Jason Hammel strikes out four in win Friday
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Cubst starting pitcher Jason Hammel
struck out four batters en route to his sixth win of the season on Friday against the Brewers.
Hammel allowed just one earned run on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He did allow two walks and gave up a home run to Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun.
With the win, Hammel improves to 6-5 on the season with a 3.13 ERA.
Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta slugs two-run home run Friday
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With his team already up by five runs, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta
chipped in a two-run home run in the sixth inning, as the Cards topped the Rockies 7-0 on Friday.
Peralta went 2 for 4 in the game, including his 15th longball of the season. The home run broke a 12-game homer draught for the All-Star shortstop.
Giants' Madison Bumgarner has three-game win streak snapped
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Giants starter Madison Bumgarner
dropped to 11-6 with a loss to Texas on Friday.
Bumgarner had a three-start winning streak snapped. He allowed nine hits and a season-high six runs. He didn't walk a batter for the first time since June 6.