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|5/28/2016||Chasen Shreve, NYY, P|
|Shreve is on the DL with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He is 1-1 with a 5.21 ERA in 19 relief appearances this season.
|5/27/2016||Matt Cain, SF, P|
|Cain left in the second inning Friday night against Colorado with a strained right hamstring.
Analysis: Cain appeared to be in some discomfort after throwing his 26th pitch of the game. He went 1 2-3 innings and allowed one hit. Cain struggled early in the season, but has turned things around. He was 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA over his last three starts.
|5/27/2016||Shelby Miller, Ari, P|
|Miller was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career with a sprained right index finger.
Analysis: Miller first injured the finger in a start April 16 in San Diego when he scraped his hand across the mound on his follow through. In 10 starts, Miller is 1-6 with a 7.09 ERA. He has struck out 30 and walked 29 in 45 2/3 innings.
|5/27/2016||Rubby De La Rosa, Ari, P|
|De La Rosa was sidelined with elbow inflammation, while right-hander Shelby Miller was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career with a sprained right index finger.
Analysis: De La Rosa posted a 4-1 mark and 1.87 ERA in six outings before allowing five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday at Pittsburgh.
|5/27/2016||Stefen Romero, Sea, RF|
|The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled Romero before Friday night's game against Minnesota.
Analysis: Romero, who appeared in 85 games with the Mariners in 2014 and 2015, was batting .358 at Triple-A Tacoma with seven home runs and 34 RBIs in 30 games. He was in the Mariners' starting lineup Friday, batting eighth.
|5/27/2016||Julio Urías, LAD, P|
|Urias lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, when he became the first teenage starting pitcher in the major leagues since Seattle's Felix Hernandez in 2005.
Analysis: The 19-year-old left-hander struggled with his control and the strike zone of plate umpire Dan Bellino, falling behind 3-0 in the first inning against the New York Mets. He left after throwing 81 pitches to 17 batters, and he allowed five hits and four walks while striking out three. Urias started 13 of 17 batters with balls, including his opening five and nine of his first 10.
|5/27/2016||Alex Wood, LAD, P|
|Wood injured his left triceps while batting against St. Louis on May 15, an injury that caused him to be scratched from Friday's start against the New York Mets.
Analysis: The 25-year-old left-hander stayed in the game and pitched six innings without a decision. He also failed to get a decision last weekend at San Diego, leaving him 1-3 with a 4.03 ERA in nine starts. Wood said he didn't want to aggravate the injury by pitching Friday. Los Angeles pushed him back to Monday at the Chicago Cubs.
|5/27/2016||Michael Conforto, NYM, LF|
|Mets manager Terry Collins isn't thinking about shifting Michael Conforto to first base because of Lucas Duda's back injury.
Analysis: Conforto, an outfielder who made his big league debut last July, is not an option.
|5/27/2016||Eduardo Rodríguez, Bos, P|
|Struggling Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is being moved to the bullpen and Rodriguez will take Buchholz's spot in the rotation, starting Tuesday at Baltimore.
Analysis: Rodriguez (right knee) is on the 15-day DL has not pitched for the Red Sox this season. He's 0-3 with a 3.54 ERA in five rehab starts at Triple-A Pawtucket. He went 10-6 with a 3.85 ERA as a rookie in 2015.
|5/27/2016||Clay Buchholz, Bos, P|
|Buchholz is being moved to the bullpen and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will take his spot in the rotation, starting Tuesday at Baltimore.
Analysis: Buchholz is 2-5 with a 6.35 ERA in 10 starts and has allowed five earned runs or more six times. He gave up season-highs of six runs and three home runs in Thursday's 8-2 loss to Colorado.
|5/27/2016||Gerrit Cole, Pit, P|
|Cole turned in a strange fantasy effort Thursday.
Analysis: Cole did not have his best stuff - at least on the mound and threw 106 pitches to get through five innings, yielding an unearned run. His bat was much sharper. In the third inning, Cole helped his own cause with a 409-foot, three-run home run to left-center field that scored Francisco Cervelli and Gregory Polanco. He added a double in the fourth inning to finish 2 for 2 to raise his batting average to .200 on the season.
|5/27/2016||Jung Ho Kang, Pit, 3B|
|Kang had two hits and three RBIs Thursday.
Analysis: Kang may serve as the DH this weekend in Texas.
|5/27/2016||Joe Ross, Was, P|
|Ross gave up one run and six hits over seven innings.
Analysis: Ross had lost four straight decisions since beating the Cardinals in St. Louis on April 30.
|5/27/2016||Bryce Harper, Was, RF|
|Harper hit a slump-busting home run Thursday.
Analysis: Harper ended a 4-for-33 skid with a no-doubt-about-it shot into the upper deck, far beyond the wall in right field. It was his 12th homer of the season, the first since May 13. "It felt good to get one," Harper said.
|5/27/2016||Wily Peralta, Mil, P|
|Peralta gave up seven hits, two runs, two walks and struck out four in 5 1-3 innings Thursday.
Analysis: The right-hander began the game with a 6.99 ERA and a .363 opponents' batting average in nine starts this year, and he was 1-8 with a 5.77 ERA in his past 13 road starts.
|5/27/2016||Jon Gray, Col, P|
|Gray defeated the BoSox on Thursday.
Analysis: Gray gave up a two-run home run to David Ortiz in the first, but pitched six scoreless innings before leaving in the eighth. The performance came in his first start since giving up a career-worst nine runs in a 13-7 loss May 19, at St. Louis.
|5/27/2016||Clay Buchholz, Bos, P|
|Buchholz took the loss Thursday.
Analysis: Buchholz pitched three perfect innings before things came apart in the fourth, when he gave up Carlos Gonzalez's homer with the other two coming the following inning. He was tagged for six runs.
|5/27/2016||Jackie Bradley Jr., Bos, CF|
|Bradley's 29-game hitting streak was snapped Thursday.
Analysis: He'll try to start a new streak Friday. "It happens," Bradley said. "I feel like I put some pretty good swings on the ball and they got caught."
|5/27/2016||Mark Trumbo, Bal, RF|
|Trumbo hit his 14th home run of the season in Thursday's loss at Houston.
Analysis: Trumbo is tied for the AL lead in homers but has cooled off considerably at the plate. He's hitting just .179 over his last 13 games after posting a .337 average in April.
|5/27/2016||Lance McCullers, Hou, P|
|McCullers struck out 10 Orioles over five dominant innings Thursday to earn his first victory of the season.
Analysis: The 22-year-old allowed just one hit - a solo homer to Mark Trumbo - but issued six walks in Houston's 4-2 win. McCullers struggled in his first start since coming off the DL but has been solid in his last two.
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