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|8/30/2015||Jordan Zimmermann, Was, P|
|Zimmermann gave up a run and seven hits Saturday in seven strong innings.
Analysis: Zimmermann had surrendered 10 runs, eight earned, and 17 hits (including five home runs) in his two previous starts, though he won both.
|8/30/2015||Adam Morgan, Phi, P|
|Morgan showed some maturity on Saturday.
Analysis: Morgan recovered from the worst outing of his young career by surrendering six hits with three strikeouts and no walks. He gave up two runs, but neither was earned. Morgan, who debuted on June 21, allowed five runs - including four homers - in 3 2-3 innings on Monday in a 16-7 loss to the Mets.
|8/30/2015||Yonder Alonso, SD, 1B|
|Alonso was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Alonso has a paltry .630 OPS in his last 24 games.
|8/30/2015||J.A. Happ, Pit, P|
|Happ won for the Bucs on Saturday.
Analysis: Happ won his third straight decision after giving up one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings and is 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA in his last four starts.
|8/30/2015||Chris Rusin, Col, P|
|Rusin fell to 4-7 on Saturday.
Analysis: Rusin gave up three runs in six innings. He allowed 11 runs in his previous pathetic outing.
|8/30/2015||Nick Hundley, Col, C|
|Hundley was 2 for 4 with a two-run dinger on Saturday.
Analysis: Hundley has a not-too-shabby .806 OPS.
|8/30/2015||Josh Harrison, Pit, 3B|
|Harrison was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Harrison has played just 13 games since the start of July.
|8/30/2015||Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF|
|McCutchen was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: McCutchen is sizzling at .352 at the dish in his last 26.
|8/30/2015||Aramis Ramirez, Pit, 3B|
|Ramirez mashed a three-run homer Saturday.
Analysis: The veteran third baseman and three-time All-Star is trying his best to enjoy each improbable moment as they pile one upon the other with no signs of abating. "It's fun to be in a pennant race," Ramirez said. He is hitting .247.
|8/30/2015||Mayckol Guaipe, Sea, P|
|The Seattle Mariners have recalled reliever Mayckol Guaipe.
Analysis: Guaipe was 0-3 with a 7.50 ERA in eight appearances for the Mariners in a previous stint. He was 0-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 38 appearances for Tacoma.
|8/30/2015||Mike Montgomery, Sea, P|
|The Seattle Mariners have optioned left-handed starter Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma and recalled reliever Mayckol Guaipe.
Analysis: Montgomery was 4-6 with 4.60 ERA in 16 starts for Seattle. He lasted just 1 1-3 innings against Oakland on Tuesday and was charged with five runs and seven hits.
|8/30/2015||Mat Latos, LAD, P|
|Latos did not get a decision Saturday.
Analysis: Latos gave up two runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings of his first start since Aug. 13, when he allowed five runs - four earned - and seven hits in the same amount of innings against Cincinnati. It was his fifth career balk. He had a wild pitch in the second.
|8/30/2015||Jon Lester, ChC, P|
|Lester fell to 8-10 on Saturday.
Analysis: Lester gave up five runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. The left-hander struck out seven and walked none in his first road start since July 18 at Atlanta.
|8/30/2015||Kike Hernandez, LAD, 2B|
|Hernandez was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Hernandez is 9 for 19 in a six-game streak.
|8/30/2015||Jose Peraza, LAD, 2B|
|Peraza was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Peraza made his first start since Aug. 12.
|8/30/2015||Matt Garza, Mil, P|
|Garza once again was terrible Saturday.
Analysis: Garza lasted just 3 2-3 innings, giving up seven runs on 11 hits. Garza has given up 19 runs and 27 hits over his last 13 1-3 innings.
|8/30/2015||Keyvius Sampson, Cin, P|
|Sampson pitched 3 2-3 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits Saturday.
Analysis: Manager Bryan Price said Sampson wasn't sharp and fell behind too many hitters. "He has to get better and that starts by getting ahead in the count," he said.
|8/30/2015||Jean Segura, Mil, SS|
|Segura was 3 for 5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Segura is 9 for 27 in his last seven games.
|8/30/2015||Scooter Gennett, Mil, 2B|
|Gennett tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs Saturday for Milwaukee.
Analysis: Gennett was born in Cincinnati and is hitting .381 against his hometown club.
|8/30/2015||Todd Frazier, Cin, 3B|
|Frazier was 2 for 5 with a jack on Saturday.
Analysis: Frazier has been awful with a .652 OPS in his last 24 games.
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