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|8/16/2014||Felix Hernandez, P (Sea)||Hernandez left Saturday night's start against Detroit after five innings, ending a major league record success streak.
Analysis: Hernandez had gone at least seven innings and allowed no more than two runs in his previous 16 starts. Tom Seaver set the previous mark of 13 in 1971. Hernandez appeared to be in some discomfort after being hit in the leg by Ian Kinsler's sharp grounder to end the fourth, but he pitched one more inning.
|8/16/2014||David Ortiz, DH (Bos)||Ortiz has become the third player in Red Sox history to hit 400 home runs with the team.
Analysis: Ortiz connected in the third inning Saturday night against Houston, sending a drive into the first row of the center-field seats at Fenway Park. Ortiz has 458 home runs in his career, which started with the Minnesota Twins.
|8/16/2014||Vinnie Pestano, P (LAA)||The Los Angeles Angels have activated rookie right-hander Mike Morin from the disabled list and optioned Pestano to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Analysis: The Angels acquired Pestano in a trade with Cleveland on Aug. 7. His only game for them was Aug. 10, when he struck out three Red Sox in one inning. Before that, Pestano was 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA for the Indians.
|8/16/2014||Tommy Kahnle, P (Col)||Colorado placed Kahnle on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of inflammation in his right shoulder.
Analysis: Kahnle's performance had been suffering lately with the right-hander posting an 18.69 ERA in his last four appearances after previously compiling a 2.61 mark on the season.
|8/16/2014||Moises Sierra, RF (CWS)||Chicago placed Sierra on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a strained left oblique.
Analysis: Sierra exited Friday's 11-5 victory over Toronto with an injury. He is batting .289.
|8/16/2014||Javy Guerra, P (CWS)||The White Sox placed Guerra on the bereavement list Saturday.
Analysis: Guerra is 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 appearances this season for Chicago.
|8/16/2014||Juan Uribe, 3B (LAD)||Uribe has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of tightness in his right hamstring.
Analysis: It is the second time this season that the 14-year veteran has been sidelined because of hamstring problems. Uribe missed 34 games from May 21 through June 26, and the club went 20-14 in his absence.
|8/16/2014||Kole Calhoun, RF (LAA)||Calhoun went 3 for 4 with a home run, double and three RBIs in a 5-4 win over Texas on Friday.
Analysis: Calhoun has been on a roll, going 13 for 29 with two homers and five RBIs in his last six games.
|8/16/2014||Adrian Beltre, 3B (Tex)||Beltre went 4 for 4 with two RBIs in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Analysis: Beltre had been 9 for 43 (.209) over his previous 12 games.
|8/16/2014||Alex Cobb, P (TB)||Cobb scattered six hits and struck out eight in Friday's 5-0 win over the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Cobb should be in your lineup since he's 6-0 with a 2.24 ERA in his last nine starts.
|8/16/2014||Robbie Grossman, LF (Hou)||Grossman went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double in Friday's 5-3, 10-inning victory at Boston.
Analysis: Grossman is 7 for 19 with four RBIs in his last four games for the Astros.
|8/16/2014||Avisail Garcia, RF (CWS)||The Chicago White Sox have activated Garcia from the 60-day disabled list and placed fellow outfielder Moises Sierra on the 15-day DL because of a strained left oblique.
Analysis: Garcia went on the disabled list April 10 for a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Originally considered to be out for the season, Garcia had a successful rehabilitation assignment with Charlotte, hitting .340 in 13 games.
|8/16/2014||Kyle Drabek, P (Tor)||The Toronto Blue Jays have bolstered their weary bullpen by recalling Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Drabek began the season in Buffalo's rotation, but moved to the bullpen in mid-June. He had a 3-1 record with a 2.77 ERA in 16 relief appearances with the Bisons.
|8/16/2014||Todd Frazier, 3B (Cin)||Frazier reportedly hurt his back during an at-bat Thursday and sat out Friday's contest with soreness.
Analysis: He returned to the lineup Monday in St. Louis.
|8/15/2014||Hyun-jin Ryu, P (LAD)||The NL West-leading Dodgers placed pitcher Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip strain on Friday. The move is retroactive to Thursday. He will be replaced in the rotation by newly acquired right-hander Kevin Correia.
Analysis: Ryu had an MRI earlier in the day that showed strained muscles, which help stabilize the hip and leg during his throwing motion. The left-hander complained of right hip and buttock pain after leaving Wednesday's 3-2 loss at Atlanta. He is 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 23 starts.
|8/15/2014||Matt Belisle, P (Col)||Belisle will start Friday night against Cincinnati in place of Franklin Morales, who was scratched with his wife in labor. It will be Belisle's first start since May 25, 2008, when he was with the Reds.
Analysis: Weiss is hoping Belisle can last three innings and then turn things over to the bullpen. Weiss said he's going to "improvise a little bit."
|8/15/2014||Franklin Morales, P (Col)||The Colorado Rockies have scratched Morales from his scheduled start Friday with his wife in labor. Instead, the team will send reliever Matt Belisle to the mound against Cincinnati. It will be Belisle's first start since May 25, 2008, when he was with the Reds.
Analysis: Manager Walt Weiss said he found out about Morales on Friday afternoon and there wasn't time to get another starter to town. The team's Triple-A affiliate is down the road in Colorado Springs, but the Sky Sox are in Sacramento for a series. The Rockies may have Morales available as a reliever on Saturday.
|8/15/2014||Max Scherzer, P (Det)||Scherzer allowed three hits with 14 strikeouts over eight shutout innings in Thursday's 5-2 win over visiting Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Obviously, Scherzer needs to be in your lineup. He's 6-1 with a 1.78 ERA in his last 10 starts.
|8/15/2014||Logan Forsythe, 2B (TB)||Forsythe had three hits, including his fifth home run, in Thursday's 6-3 win at Texas.
Analysis: Forsythe had been hitless in 14 at-bats over his previous six games.
|8/15/2014||Dustin Pedroia, 2B (Bos)||Pedroia went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Thursday's 9-4 win over visiting Houston.
Analysis: Pedroia is hitting .379 with eight RBIs over his last 14 games.
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