Rockies P Kyle Kendrick yields 3 runs in no-decision
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(1:29 am ET) Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick gave up three earned runs in a no-decision during Friday night's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks. 

Kendrick went 5 2/3 innings, allowed nine hits and struck out six batters. The six strikeouts tied a season high and his hit total is the second-most allowed this year — Kendrick has given up 10 hits twice. 

Kendrick now has a 6.00 ERA. 


Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw takes no-decision
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:28 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings but took a no-decision after leaving with the score tied. 

Kershaw will go a month without a win. He last won on June 6. Since then he's lost three and taken two no decisions, while lowering his ERA. He has a 2.41 ERA over the five winless outings. 

Kershaw gave up five hits and struck out seven, his fewest since June 1. 


D-Backs P Chase Anderson gives up 3 runs in no-decision
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(1:26 am ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Chase Anderson allowed three earned runs in a no-decision during Friday night's 4-3 win over the Rockies. 

Anderson went six innings, gave up three hits, walked two batters and struck out five. Anderson got the win but has now surrendered 15 earned runs in his last three starts. Anderson now has a 3.71 ERA for the year. 


Mets' Noah Syndergaard gets no-decision
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:20 am ET) Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed one run in six innings but took a no-decision after leaving with the score tied. 

Syndergaard has allowed one earned run in three of his last four starts, but he has just one win to show for it. 

Syndergaard allowed just two hits for the second time in four starts. He walked two and struck out six. 


Pirates' Charlie Morton loses second game of season
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:59 am ET) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton allowed three earned runs in Friday night's 5-2 loss against the Indians. 

Morton went six innings, gave up four hits, walked three batters and struck out three. Morton has now surrendered 16 earned runs in his past three starts. He fell to 6-2 and now has an ERA of 4.30 for the season in eight starts. 


Cardinals' Michael Wacha allows one run in no-decision
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Cardinals starter Michael Wacha allowed one run in a season-high seven innings, but he left with the game tied, settling for a no-decision against San Diego on Friday. 

Wacha has allowed one run in each of his last two starts, posting a 1.38 ERA over that span. He walked one and struck out six. He gave up a solo home run, his first homer allowed since June 9. 


Padres' Andrew Cashner scatters three hits in no-decision
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Padres starter Andrew Cashner allowed just one run in six innings against St. Louis on Friday but left with the game tied and settled for a no-decision. 

Cashner's one run surrendered was his best since allowing an unearned run on May 22. He gave up just three hits, his best performance since September 15 of last year. He walked three and struck out three. 


Phillies P Adam Morgan has solid day in loss to Braves
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Phillies pitcher Adam Morgan had another successful outing on Friday, albeit in a 2-1 loss to the Braves. 

Morgan surrendered two runs, both of them coming on homers. Other than the two bombs he allowed, Morgan had a solid second start, going seven innings, giving up five hits, walking two batters and striking out five. 

Morgan now has a 2.13 ERA and has struck out 11 batters while walking four combined in both of his starts. 


Reds SP Michael Lorenzen can't get passed fourth inning Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Reds rookie starter Michael Lorenzen was not effective in his outing on Friday against the Brewers. Lorenzen needed 90 pitches to get through four innings, in which he allowed three runs on five hits in the 12-1 blowout.

Lorenzen (3-3, 3.58 ERA) gave up a solo home run to Gerardo Parra to kick off the game. After giving up another run in the first, Lorenzen served up another solo home run in the second inning, this time to Aramis Ramirez. .

"I definitely could have done better with that, and pitch selection," Lorenzen said, per MLB.com. "I felt good, everything felt really good. I think sometimes you second-guess yourself and throw some pitches and there's no conviction behind them. That's what happens sometimes. You just learn from it."

Friday's performance marks the shortest start for Lorenzen. He came into the evening having allowed four earned runs over his previous three starts.


Brewers SP Mike Fiers fires seven shutout innings in win on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Brewers starter Mike Fiers was excellent in his outing against the Reds on Friday. Fiers twirled seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out two. Fiers threw 113 pitches, with 72 going for strikes, as his ERA was lowered to 3.83.

"He was excellent, the last two starts have been really, really good and tonight was probably his best one," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said, per MLB.com. "He was just in control the whole time. They never really had a threat against him. … It was a night that the bullpen needed rest and so it was in that sense exactly what we needed."

Fiers improved his record to 4-7 in what was his best start of the season so far. Fiers has been on fire lately, allowing three earned runs and 11 hits over 20 innings in his last three starts.

"I'm just getting into a groove," Fiers said. "Really attacking guys and not walking as many as I did earlier in the season. Just keeping myself out of those bad situations that I [was] putting myself in. Making them earn their way on and limiting the mistakes." 


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