Angels SP Hector Santiago fails to go three innings Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2:00 am ET) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago struggled throughout his start Monday against the A's, which the Angels lost 11-5.

Santiago received the loss after allowing five runs on four hits over 2 2/3 innings. He also struck out four and walked three.

Santiago is winless in his last eight starts.


A's pitcher Felix Doubront earns win Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:56 am ET) Athletics pitcher Felix Doubront did not receive a quality start Monday against the Angels, but he did receive the win.

Doubront allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He also struck out five, but walked four. He is now 2-1 with a 3.99 ERA.

Monday was his seventh start of the season and first win since July 7.


Rangers SP Colby Lewis takes loss Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:03 am ET) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis was not sharp during Monday's 7-0 loss to the Padres.

Lewis (14-7) received the loss after allowing six runs (five earned) over 5 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out two and walked two. His ERA is now 4.50.

Lewis has now lost his last two outings with no quality starts.


Astros SP Dallas Keuchel goes seven strong for 16th win Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Astros ace Dallas Keuchel was very ace-like in his start against the Mariners on Monday. The left-hander allowed one run on six hits over seven solid innings. He walked one and struck out eight, en route to the 8-3 victory.

Keuchel (16-6, 2.24 ERA) allowed a solo home run to Mark Trumbo in the second inning for the only damage against him. Otherwise, Keuchel as flat-out dominant against the Mariners.

The Cy Young Award candidate was absolutely brilliant in August. In six starts, he went 4-1 with a 1.95 ERA and a 41:8 K:BB ratio.


Yankees SP Ivan Nova takes loss despite quality start Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova posted a quality start in his outing against the Red Sox on Monday, but he was left with his seventh loss of the season. Nova allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out three, en route to the 4-3 loss.

Nova (5-7, 4.50 ERA) was done in by the longball in this one. He allowed a two-run home run to Mookie Betts in the third inning, followed by a solo shot to David Ortiz in the fourth for the only damge done against Nova. 

This was a good bounceback effort for Nova, who allowed seven runs in his last outing. Overall, Nova had a rough month of August. In six starts, he went 2-4 with a 5.68 ERA. 


Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez beats Yankees for eighth win
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Red Sox rookie starter Eduardo Rodriguez pitched well and earned his eighth win of the season on Monday against the Yankees. Rodriguez allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits over five-plus innings. He walked three and struck out four, en route to the 4-3 victory.

Rodriguez (8-5, 4.25 ERA) gave up a run in the first inning, thanks in-part to a fielding error. Another run came across in the fourth, but the Red Sox scored three runs of their own in between. The bullpen made things interesting, but ultimately the Red Sox held on for the win.

The young right-hander pitched well in August, going 2-2 with a 4.06 ERA--which includes an eight-run meltdown back on August 12. 


A's pitcher Chris Bassitt to miss next start
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) A shoulder issue will cause Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt to skip his next start Tuesday, reports the Bay Area News Group. Bassitt has soreness in his shoulder and will receive an MRI on Monday.

With Bassitt out Tuesday, the A's will turn to reliever Cody Martin to start the contest. Martin is 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA over 21 2/3 innings.


Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen has rough outing vs. Rays on Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen struggled in his start against the Rays on Monday. Chen, who dropped to 8-7, allowed five runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. The Orioles went on to lose this one by a final of 6-3.

Chen allowed an early run in the second inning, but that was just the beginning. He served up a two-run home run to Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth before giving up two more runs in the fifth, including a solo shot by Evan Longoria. 

This was the first time in the month of August that Chen allowed more than three runs in a start. Overall, in six starts this month, Chen went 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA.


Rays SP Chris Archer blanks Orioles over six innings Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Rays ace Chris Archer fired six scoreless innings, improving to 12-10 on the year with the 6-3 win over the Orioles on Monday. The young right-hander allowed four hits and three walks while striking out six, lowering his ERA to 2.78.

Archer struggled (by his standards) in his last outing, allowing four runs in six innings. But overall, he finishes August 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA in six starts.


Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez to receive MRI on shoulder
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder Monday and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, reports MASNSports.com.

Gonzalez allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's start.


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