Report: Pirates interested in LaTroy Hawkins
by Marty Gitlin |
(11:44 am ET) Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins is being eyed by the Pirates, according to It would remain to be seen if he maintains that role in Pittsburgh or is utilized as a short reliever looking to maintain the lead for Mark Melancon.

Hawkins hasn't had many save opportunities for a high-scoring, injury-plagued Colorado team that owns the second-worst record in the National League. But he has nailed down 17 of 18 save opportunities this season.

Kenley Jansen picks up his 30th save
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen locked down his 30th save Sunday against the Giants. 

Jansen entered the ninth with a one-run lead. He responded to the pressure, tossing a perfect inning of work and striking out all three batters he faced. Jansen lowered his ERA to 3.24 with the appearance. 

Mark Melancon picks up 19th save Sunday
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Pirates closer Mark Melancon picked up his 19th save Sunday.

Melancon entered with a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. He made quick work of the Rockies, notching two strikeouts over his inning of work. Melancon lowered his ERA to 2.17 following the outing. 

Zach Britton strikes out the side Sunday
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton struck out the side for his 20th save Sunday.

Britton entered the game with a one-run lead in the bottom of the 10th inning. He struck out Kyle Seager on four pitches, Corey Hart on five pitches and Logan Morrison on three. Britton lowered his ERA to 1.71 with the outing. 

Huston Street Ks two for save No. 27
by Igor Mello |
(7/27/2014) Angels closer Huston Street struck out two and needed only 13 pitches to close out a perfect ninth inning and a 2-1 win over the Tigers. Street has converted all three of his save opportunities with his new club. Overall, he owns a 0.97 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP over 37 innings of relief. He has 27 saves this season.

Joe Smith picks up relief win over Tigers
by Igor Mello |
(7/27/2014) Angels reliever Joe Smith (4-0) picked up a relief win Sunday against the Tigers.

Smith needed nine pitches to retire the side in order in the eighth inning. David Freese smacked a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth, which proved to be the difference. He owns a 2.08 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP over 47 2/3 innings of relief.

Joba Chamberlain serves up go-ahead home in loss to Angels
by Igor Mello |
(7/27/2014) Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain allowed the go-ahead run and took the loss Sunday afternoon against the Angels in Anaheim.

Chamberlain permitted a solo home run to David Freese in the eighth inning. He was charged with one run on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one inning pitched in a 2-1 defeat. He owns a 2.70 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 43 1/3 innings of relief.

Jeurys Familia nails down 15th save
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia picked up his 15th save Sunday against the Brewers.

Familia entered the game with a two-run lead, and made things interesting. Familia allowed two singles during his inning of work, but was evantually able to shut the door. He notched one strikeout during the outing. 

Steve Cishek closes out Astros despite serving up solo home run
by Igor Mello |
(7/27/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek worked past a shaky outing for the save Sunday against the Astros in Houston.

Cishek allowed a solo home run to Jon Singleton in the ninth. He was charged with one run on one hit and no walks while striking out two over one inning of work in a 4-2 victory. He has converted 26 saves in 29 attempts, with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 45 1/3 innings of releif.

Trevor Rosenthal saves number 32
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal picked up save 32 Sunday against the Cubs.

Rosenthal entered with a one-run lead, and managed to shut the door. Rosenthal quickly induced a popout and groundout to open the frame. He gave up a two-out single, but was able to strike out the final hitter of the game. In his one inning of work, Rosenthal gave up one hit and struck out one batter.

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