Yankees RP Andrew Miller could return after one rehab game
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:28 am ET) Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller might be able to return to the club after just one rehab appearance, per the New York Post.

Miller will pitch for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, and could possibly come off the 15-day disabled list and rejoin the team after that.

“We will see where he is at. The thing is we don’t have to build him up [like a starter.] We have him throwing 25 pitches [Monday],’’ manager Joe Girardi said. “We will see how he feels. If he feels good we have to make a decision.’’


Nationals closer Drew Storen notches 25th save of season
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen shut the door on the Giants on Sunday and recorded his 25th save of the season while doing do.

Storen needed just 15 pitches to close out the ninth inning of a 3-1 win over San Francisco. He is second in the National league with 25 saves.

Storen (1-0) has a 1.97 ERA with 37 strikeouts and seven walks in 32 innings of relief this season.


Dodgers to promote Eric Surkamp from Triple-A
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the team will promote left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp from Triple-A on Monday, but remained non-committal if Surkamp will start the game against the Phillies, per the Orange County Register. 

Surkamp, who started the year with the White Sox before being traded to the Dodgers in May, was 4-2 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts at Oklahoma City. 

He is 4-3 with a 6.20 ERA in seven MLB starts, all of which were made with the Giants between 2011-13. He appeared in 35 games with the White Sox last season.


Rockies' John Axford picks up 14th save
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Rockies closer John Axford saved his 14th game of the year, finishing off Sunday's win over Arizona. 

Axford pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one hit and protecting a two-run lead. 

Axford turned in his third straight scoreless outing. 


Logan Verrett picks up first save with Mets
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Reliever Logan Verrett earned his first save since joining the Mets , pitching the final three innings of New York's 8-0 victory over the Dodgers. 

Verrett made quick work of the scuffling L.A. lineup, allowing just one hit while striking out three hitters. He has allowed just four hits in six appearances with the Mets since making his team debut on June 18. 


Athletics SP Chris Bassitt allows two runs in loss to Mariners
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt enjoyed a solid outing against the Mariners on Sunday, despite coming up with the loss.

Bassitt tossed 5 2/3 innings, gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three batters. He was dominant through five innings, but got in trouble in the sixth when he allowed two runs to score off a Seth Smith single.

Bassitt is now 0-2 on the season with a 2.95 ERA in 21 1/3 innings.


Mariners closer Fernando Rodney notches 16th save of season
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Mariners closer Fernando Rodney recorded his 19th save of the year in Sunday's win over the Athletics.

Rodney closed out the ninth inning, though it took him 26 pitches to do so. He allowed a walk, one hit but did strike out a batter in the process.

Rodney (2-3) has a 5.18 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 17 walks in 33 innings of relief this season.


Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist earns fourth save
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) With normal closer Trevor Rosenthal unavailable, the Cardinals turned to Kevin Siegrist to close out Sunday's win over the Padres, and Siegrist came through with his fourth save of the year. 

Siegrist needed just 14 pitches to retire the Padres in order and pick up his first save since June 16. He is 3-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 14 holds on the season. 


Red Sox closer Koji Uehara records 19th save of the season
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara closed out the ninth inning of Sunday's matchup against the Astros in 13 pitches, giving him his 19th save of the season.

Uehara struck out two batters and didn't allow any hits. He has a 2.70 ERA this season.


Greg Holland gets win in relief for Royals
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Royals closer Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the win over Minnesota on Sunday. 

Holland moved to 2-0 on the year with his first win since May 12. 


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