Royals call up four from Double-A
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(1:58 pm ET) The Royals added infielder Christian Colon , outfielder Terrance Gore and pitchers Liam Hendriks and Aaron Crow from Double-A Northwest Arkansas Tuesday, the team announced. 

Blue Jays add nine to expanded roster
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(11:59 am ET) The Blue Jays added nine players to the active roster Tuesday as a result of the expanded rosters, the team announced.

The team reinstated pitcher Brandon Morrow and infielder Dan Johnson from the disabled list Tuesday, while adding seven other players from the minors. They are: Ryan Goins, Anthony Gose, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, Daniel Norris, Dalton Pompey and George Kottaras .


Rangers adding five to expanded roster
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(11:37 am ET) The Rangers are set to call up five players from the minors Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Pitchers Nick Tepesch, Michael Kirkman, Spencer Patton and Lisalverto Bonilla will be joined by infielder Luis Sardinas as rosters expand.  


Astros adding five to expanded roster
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(10:13 am ET) The Astros are set to call up five players to the majors to take advantage of expanded rosters, MLB.com reports Tuesday.

The team will add outfielder L.J. Hoes, shortstop Jonathan Villar, catcher Max Stassi and pitchers Nick Tropeano and Jorge De Leon to the active roster as early as Tuesday. 


Colby Lewis allows four runs in loss vs. Royals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis took a loss Monday, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out five in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Royals.

Lewis (9-12) surrendered all four runs in the first four innings, with two coming on a third-inning home run. He's struggled with the long ball lately, serving up two home runs in each of his previous three games before Monday. Lewis owns a 5.42 ERA and 117:41 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mariners Saturday.


Yordano Ventura strikes out seven in win vs. Rangers
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(9/1/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a win Monday, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

Ventura (11-9) was scratched from his previous scheduled start with a back issue but pitched to form Monday, striking out plenty of batters while also issuing plenty of walks. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 132:57 K:BB ratio in 152 innings. Ventura is scheduled to face the Yankees Sunday.


Report: Astros to recall Jonathan Villar, three others Tuesday
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(9/1/2014) The Astros will recall infielder Jonathan Villar, catcher Max Stassi and pitcher Nick Tropeano and Jorge De Leon Tuesday when rosters expand, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The team will need to clear two 40-man roster spots for the pitchers. Villar hit .200/.255/.342 with six home runs, 22 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 225 at-bats with Houston before being sent to the minors.


Buck Farmer to rejoin Tigers Tuesday
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(9/1/2014) The Tigers will recall pitcher Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo Tuesday, MLive.com reports.

Farmer was hammered in his last outing with the team, giving up seven earned runs while recording only four outs on Aug. 23. He spent most of his time this season with Class A West Michigan, posting a 2.60 ERA and 116:24 K:BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings. Farmer also did a solid job with Double-A Erie but struggled in two starts with Toledo.


Corey Kluber chased in third inning of loss Monday
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(9/1/2014) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber couldn't make it through the third inning in Monday's loss, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out two and surrendering three home runs in his team's 12-1 defeat against the Tigers.

Kluber (13-9) had a rare off performance Monday, giving up as many home runs as he had surrendered in his previous 11 starts combined. The dud ends his streak of quality starts at eight games. Kluber owns a 2.72 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 215:46 K:BB ratio in 195 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox Saturday.


David Price strikes out eight in win vs. Indians
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(9/1/2014) Tigers pitcher David Price earned a win Monday, allowing one earned run on eight hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 12-1 blowout victory over the Indians.

Price (13-10) watched his offense take a 2-0 lead in the top of the first before giving back one run in the bottom half of the inning. He would cruise from that point on while the offense continued to hammer Indians pitcher. Price owns a 3.25 ERA and 232:32 K:BB ratio in 210 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants Saturday.


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