Elbow tightness forces Dodgers RHP Brandon McCarthy from game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) The injury that forced Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy to leave his Saturday night start against San Diego has been revealed to be elbow tightness, MLB.com has reported. Its severity has yet to be determined.

McCarthy called for trainers after giving up three runs in the sixth inning and was removed from the game.


Dodgers RHP McCarthy removed from game with possible injury
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy left the game Saturday night against the Padres in the sixth inning after asking for team trainers to come out of the dugout, SB Nation is reporting.

McCarthy was soon removed in favor of Sergio Santos. He entered the inning with a 10-3 lead, but allowed two singles and a homer before his departure. It has yet to be revealed if McCarthy suffered an injury of was taken out merely as a precaution.

The right-hander performed well from the second through the fifth innings, allowing just one hit during that stretch. He had given up home runs to Wil Myers and Upton in a three-run first. He finished having surrendered six earned runs in five innings as his ERA soared to 5.87.


Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett strikes out four in no decision
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett allowed one run on five hits in seven innings of work in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks Saturday. 

Burnett worked efficiently through his start, only running into one issue in the second inning. Burnett allowed a single to Chris Owings, who then stole second base. Tuffy Gosewich then singled to right to bring home Arizona's only run. 

Burnett, who remains 0-1 on the year, lowered his ERA to 1.80 and added four strikeouts to his totals.


Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa strikes out eight in ND
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa allowed one run on four hits in seven innings of work in Arizona's 2-1 loss to the Pirates Saturday. He was in control throughout the start, adding eight strikeouts with no walks to his totals.

De La Rosa's only blemish came in the fourth inning. He allowed a double to Neil Walker, who advanced to third on a Starling Marte ground out. Then, Pedro Alvarez doubled to right field, scoring Walker.

De La Rosa, who remains 2-1, lowered his ERA to 4.68 on the season. 


Brewers starter Wily Peralta improves, but loses again
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta pitched better Saturday night, but the result was the same.

Another defeat for him and Milwaukee.

Peralta allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings against St. Louis with two walks and four strikeouts. But now he is winless in three decisions.

The outing was still encouraging considering he began the evening with a 5.68 ERA and had surrendered 10 runs on 18 hits in his previous 12 innings pitched.

Peralta cruised after allowing a two-run triple to Kolten Wong in the second. He allowed five hits the rest of the way and worked out a jam in the sixth.

He is set to start again Friday against the host Cubs.


Twins pitcher Trevor May leaves after line drive bounces off his arm
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Twins pitcher Trevor May was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Mariners after taking a line driver off his arm, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

With one out in the third, May gave up a liner to third baseman Kyle Seager, who ripped it right back to him. May tried to stay in the game, but was replaced by Tim Stauffer. He allowed two runs on three hits with five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings against Seattle.


O's starter Wei-Yin Chen goes eight strong innings but gets no-decision
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs on four hits in eight solid innings against the Red Sox on Saturday but had to settle for a no-decision. Mike Napoli connected off Chen for his first homer of the season.

Chen's eight innings tied his career-high for the third time.

"Compared to my last outing, I think my command got better," Chen said to MASN Sports. "I made an adjustment, and it worked out pretty well today. In the previous outings, I wasted too many pitches and could not go this deep in the game. It was very important for me to go deep in the game and feel like the manager was trusting me to let me out there pitching."

Chen's next start is scheduled for Friday against the Rays.


Red Sox SP Justin Masterson takes no-decision on Saturday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson gave up three runs on seven hits in seven innings of work on Saturday to take a no-decision against the Orioles.

Masterson gave up a solo homer to designated hitter Jimmy Paredes.

Masterson is scheduled to return to the mound Friday against the Yankees.

Report: Phillies to promote Severino Gonzalez for Tuesday start
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Phillies pitching prospect Severino Gonzalez has been tabbed to make his major league debut Tuesday in St. Louis, the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported.

The 22-year-old Gonzalez is 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA in three starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season. He has yielded 20 hits and just two walks in 17 innings with nine strikeouts.

He peaked at the Class A and Double-A levels in 2013, but struggled last season at Double-A Reno with a 9-13 mark and 4.59 ERA.


Phillies pitcher Daivd Buchanan drops to 0-4 on the year Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Phillies pitcher David Buchanan continued his woeful start to the 2015 season in Philadelphia's 5-2 loss to the Braves Saturday.

Buchanan allowed three runs on two hits in six 2/3 innings of work. Things were looking up for Buchanan early, when he went six scoreless to start the game. Then in the seventh, he allowed a lead off home run to Andrelton Simmons. After getting two outs, Buchanan walked the final two hitters he faced before getting the hook.

Buchanan, now 0-4 on the year, boasts a 7.52 ERA in 20 1/3 innings this season. He will look for win No. 1 Thursday against the Cardinals.


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