Astros RP Luke Gregerson earns save Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:53 am ET) Astros pitcher Luke Gregerson picked up his third save of the season during Monday's 7-5 win over the Mariners.

Gregerson entered in the ninth inning with a two-run lead and only allowed one base runner before recording the save. In addition to walking one batter, Gregerson also struck out a batter.

Gregerson has yet to surrender a run in seven innings of work this season and is a perfect 3 for 3 in save opportunities.


Athletics P Tyler Clippard earns first save of season Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:24 am ET) After going the first 13 games without a save opportunity, Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard converted his first save chance of the season during the A's 6-3 win over the Angels on Monday.

Clippard entered the game with a three-run lead in the ninth inning, but walked two batters before recording the final out. He also struck out one batter. 


Closer David Robertson benefits with win on ChiSox's four-run 9th inning
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Not having pitched since April 14, White Sox closer David Robertson (1-0) was brought in to pitch the top of the ninth inning on Monday trailing by three and was subsequently the beneficiary of a four-run White Sox rally in the bottom half to record the win.

Robertson notched two strikeouts in a 3-up, 3-down top of ninth.

Twins P Caleb Thielbar credited with three earned runs in loss
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar had a rough eighth inning during Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Royals. 

Thielbar entered the game in the eighth and allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning's worth of work. After giving up a double from Mike Moustakas, Thielbar allowed an RBI single to Kendrys Morales. 

Thielbar allowed a single from Salvador Perez and recorded an out before being taken out for Tim Stauffer. Stauffer then promptly gave up a triple to Paulo Orlando, which scored Morales and Perez. Those two runs were considered earned for Thielbar. 

This was Thielbar's third appearance for the Twins this season. Thielbar now holds an ERA of 16.20.


Indians closer Cody Allen blows three-run lead in ninth inning
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen (0-2) could not hold a three-run lead in the ninth inning on Monday, giving up four runs on six hits to the Indians to blow the save.

Indians starter Trevor Bauer threw seven scoreless innings and was in line to improve to 3-0 before Allen gave it up.

The White Sox used a two-run RBI double from Alexei Ramirez, and RBI singles from Gordon Beckham and Melky Cabrera to beat Allen and the Indians in the ninth.

The rough inning caused Allen's ERA to jump from 9.82 to 18.00.

White Sox reliever Jake Petricka (forearm) has put injury behind him
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Jake Petricka, who was activated from the disable list on Monday and called up by the White Sox, said his right-forearm strain injury was minor and that he's ready to go for the whole season, per MLB.com.

"It was a matter of getting rid of that soreness, and time wasn't on our side in spring and now we are here," Petricka said. "It was a matter of getting it feeling good again .. But it's over and now let's have a good long season."

Petricka is in his third season as a reliever with the White Sox.

Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen still not cleared to begin throwing
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen has still not been cleared to begin throwing since suffering a hyperextended elbow April 11, according to MLB.com.

Wilhelmsen, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the injury, doesn't have any structural damage and is waiting for the dye from the MRI to clear out of his system and the pain to go away before resuming throwing.

"I'm feeling loads better," Wilhelmsen said. "All the fluid from the MRI is finally out of my arm. I was expecting to throw about a week after it happened, but they put the ink in there, and that lingers. Today is the first day where I haven't had any aches or anything due to it."

He is hoping to throw Friday.

"Structurally, everything is strong and secure, and I'm good to go," he said. "The plan now is to throw maybe Friday."


Tigers closer Joakim Soria sets down Yankees in order for fifth save
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Tigers closer Joakim Soria picked up his fifth save in as many attempts on Monday, setting down the Yankees in order in the ninth inning.

He has not allowed a hit or a walk in his past five appearances.


Athletics' Jesse Hahn to miss start Thursday, Jesse Chavez to fill in
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Athletics pitcher Jesse Hahn will miss his scheduled start Thursday while dealing with a blister on his finger, manager Bob Melvin said, per Bay Area News Group.

Hahn was forced to leave his start Saturday after discovering the blister on his right middle finger. Jesse Chavez, who came on in relief for him Saturday, will start in Hahn's place.

Chavez made 21 starts in 2014, posting an 8-8 record with a 3.45 ERA in 146 innings. 

"Jesse Chavez is a good guy to have in your pocket when something like that happens," Melvin said, per MLB.com. 


White Sox's Nate Jones throwing pens, may have May rehab assignment
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox pitcher Nate Jones is making a rapid recovery from Tommy John surgery last July. 

General manager Rick Hahn said that Jones is progressing nicely in his rehab. He will spend April throwing bullpen sessions, and the team thinks he could possibly be ready for a minor league injury rehab assignment some time in May, per MLB.com.


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