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|9/17/2014||Scott Kazmir, P (Oak)||Kazmir took his fourth consecutive loss Tuesday night, a 6-3 defeat to Texas.
Analysis: Kazmir (14-9, 3.44 ERA) allowed six runs - four earned - in 4 1-3 innings and is 0-4 with an 8.22 ERA over his past five starts. He gave up one run in eight innings against the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 11 but took a 1-0 loss.
|9/17/2014||Nick Tepesch, P (Tex)||Tepesch earned his first win in seven starts in a 6-3 victory over Oakland on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Tepesch (5-10, 4.47 ERA) allowed three runs in six innings to beat the A's for the first time in six career appearances.
|9/17/2014||Tanner Roark, P (Was)||Roark pitched five-hit ball over seven innings as Washington wrapped up its second NL East title in three years Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over Atlanta.
Analysis: Roark (14-10, 2.85 ERA) pitched around four leadoff singles by Atlanta, which never got a runner past second base, in his second consecutive win. He struck out four and walked none.
|9/17/2014||Bartolo Colon, P (NYM)||Colon bounced back from his shortest outing of the year for a 9-1 win over Miami on Tuesaday night.
Analysis: Colon (14-12) allowed one run and a season-high 12 hits in 7 -23 innings. The only extra-base hit was a double to Reed Johnson, who had three hits. He struck out seven without a walk. Colon went three innings in a 6-2 loss to Washington on Sept. 11.
|9/17/2014||Wilmer Flores, SS (NYM)||Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year as the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Flores hit a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run drive in the seventh - both off reliever Brad Penny. He also had an RBI double in the fourth as the Mets scored their most runs at home since they tallied 11 against the Phillies on July 30. Making a push to prove he deserves a starting role next season, Flores is 8 for 15 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last four games.
|9/17/2014||Jake Arrieta, P (ChC)||Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Arrieta (9-5) struck out 13 and walked one in his first career complete game. He was five outs from the first no-hitter at Wrigley Field in 42 years when Phillips drove an 0-2 pitch to deep left-center, just beyond the desperate dive of center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track. Arrieta carried a perfect game into the seventh inning against Cincinnati on June 24 before Billy Hamilton singled. In his next outing, he held Boston hitless until two outs in the eighth.
|9/17/2014||Starling Marte, LF (Pit)||Marte went 2 for 4 with a dinger Tuesday.
Analysis: Marte is hitting .405 in his last 12 games for the Bucs, who are charging hard toward yet another playoff appearance.
|9/17/2014||Charlie Morton, P (Pit)||Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0 on Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games.
Analysis: Sidelined since Aug. 16 because of right hip inflammation and a sports hernia, Morton allowed four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked two. He had been 0-3 with a 5.09 ERA in his eight previous starts.
|9/17/2014||Anthony Ranaudo, P (Bos)||Ranaudo lost his third straight start Tuesday, giving up three runs, four hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings.
Analysis: Ranaudo has allowed 10 home runs in his first six big league starts.
|9/17/2014||A.J. Burnett, P (Phi)||Burnett took over the big league lead with his 17th loss Tuesday. He gave up five runs in 5 2-3 innings.
Analysis: Burnett won't get to 20 defeats with only two starts left. He was not happy with his outing. "I'm not going to make excuses," he said. "I messed up."
|9/17/2014||Ian Kennedy, P (SD)||Kennedy earned his 11th win Tuesday.
Analysis: Kennedy pitched six innings for the win. The right-hander allowed three runs and three hits with seven strikeouts and four walks. Kennedy had lost his previous two starts, giving up double-digit hits in both outings.
|9/17/2014||Rymer Liriano, RF (SD)||Liriano had three hits Tuesday.
Analysis: Liriano is a rookie who is trying to make a fantasy name for himself down the stretch.
|9/17/2014||Alexi Amarista, SS (SD)||Amarista had three hits Tuesday.
Analysis: Amarista has eight hits in his last 19 at-bats.
|9/17/2014||Josh Collmenter, P (Ari)||Collmenter gave up two runs and seven hits in eight innings Tuesday.
Analysis: Collmenter faces the Twins in an interleague matchup in his next outing.
|9/17/2014||Jake Peavy, P (SF)||Peavy pitched into the eighth inning Tuesday.
Analysis: Peavy acquired from Boston on July 26, allowed a run and five hits in 7 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking one. In his last seven starts, Peavy is 6-1 with a 1.13 ERA.
|9/17/2014||Pablo Sandoval, 3B (SF)||Sandoval went 2 for 4 Tuesday.
Analysis: Sandoval is 4 for 8 in the series, though Andrew Chafin could baffle him Wednesday so beware.
|9/17/2014||J.D. Martinez, LF (Det)||Martinez went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss at Minnesota.
Analysis: Martinez is batting .435 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in seven games.
|9/17/2014||Buster Posey, C (SF)||Posey slugged a homer Tuesday and was 2 for 4.
Analysis: Posey is hitting .454 in his last 24 games. He is an elite talent who is one of the fantasy world's brightest star.
|9/17/2014||Nori Aoki, RF (KC)||Aoki collected four hits for a second straight day in Tuesday's loss to the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Aoki is 8 for 9 in two games and is batting .368 over his last 17.
|9/17/2014||Adam Eaton, CF (CWS)||Eaton collected four hits in Tuesday's win in Kansas City.
Analysis: He's 7 for 10 to open the series.
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