Report: Jason Hammel to beat out Jesse Chavez for final rotation spot
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(12:48 am ET) After an interview with Athletics general manager Billy Beane, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports that Jason Hammel will likely stick as the fifth starter over Jesse Chavez.

Chavez owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 119:41 K:BB ratio in 125 2/3 innings. Hammel has lost his first four decisions with his new club. He owns a 3.87 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 21 starts (125 2/3 innings).

Bud Norris pitches seven strong in no-decision
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(12:29 am ET) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris twirled a gem Thursday night in a no-decision against the Angels. The right-hander allowed eight hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings of a 1-0 defeat in extras.

Over his last three starts covering 18 2/3 innings, Norris has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.69 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 18 starts (109 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday in Toronto.

Hector Santiago picks up the win in extras
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(12:22 am ET) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago (3-7) pitched two innings of relief in extras and picked up the win Thursday night against the Orioles. Making his fifth relief appearance of the season, Santiago pitched the 11th and 12th innings, and allowed two hits and two walks while striking out two in a 1-0 victory. He owns a 3.76 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 79 innings of work.

Tyler Skaggs to be evaluated Friday
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(12:15 am ET) Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs told reporters that the doctor that checked him out said his ulnar collateral ligament "is fine," per the Orange County Register. Manager Mike Scioscia is not overly concerned "long term" with Skagg's injury, according to MLB.com. The right-hander is expected to be further evaluated on Friday.

Drew Hutchison gets blasted in no-decision
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(7/31/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison was blasted on Thursday against the Astros in Houston, but managed to escape his outing with a no-decision. The right-hander was pulled after three innings and allowed four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two.

Hutchison has allowed four-plus runs in three of his last four starts. He owns a 4.62 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 22 starts (122 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Baltimore.

Yordano Ventura gets back on track in win over Twins
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(7/31/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura got back on track with a quality start against the Twins on Thursday, improving to 8-8 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 6-3 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 3.50 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 121 innings. He will make his next start Wednesday at Arizona.

Kevin Correia bounces back in no-decision
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(7/31/2014) Twins pitcher Kevin Correia bounced back with a quality start but was unable to factor into the decision Thursday against the Royals in Kansas City. The right-hander permitted two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and no walks while striking out four over six innings of a 6-3 defeat.

Correia has won only once since July 21. He owns a 4.89 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 22 starts (123 1/3 innings). He will look to get back in the win column Wednesday at home against San Diego.

James Paxton named starter for Saturday
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(7/31/2014) Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton was confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Orioles, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. He has been recovering from a lat injury since making his first two starts of the season.

Marlins shuffle roster following loss to Reds
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(7/31/2014) The Marlins announced several roster moves following Thursday's loss to Cincinnati. The team optioned Dan Jennings and Ed Lucas down to Triple-A New Orleans. The team will promote Jarred Cosart and Kike Hernandez. Cosart will make his season debut Friday night against the Reds.

Zach McAllister gets hammered in no-decision
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(7/31/2014) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister was roughed up by the Mariners and was unable to factor into the decision Thursday night. The right-handed hurler failed to make it out of the fourth inning. He was charged with four runs on eight hits, with no walks or strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of a 6-5 defeat.

Over his last six starts covering 23 innings, McAllister has allowed 25 earned runs. He owns a 5.91 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 14 starts (67 innings) this season. He'll try to get back on track Tuesday at home against Cincinnati.

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