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  • Ben Lively SP | CLE

    Guardians' Ben Lively: Picks up sixth loss

    Lively (8-6) took the loss against the Padres on Sunday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings while striking out two.

    Lively gave up a two-out double to Kyle Higashioka that plated two runs in the second inning, but outside of that, he pitched well and stayed out of trouble in Sunday's loss. It was his seventh straight start in which he gave up multiple runs, but he's also pitched into the sixth inning in six straight starts. The 32-year-old remains a steady piece of the Guardians rotation with a 3.57 ERA through 93.1 innings this season.

  • Michael King SP | SD

    Padres' Michael King: Flirts with no-hitter in win

    King (8-6) got the win Sunday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out six.

    For the second time this season, King threw at least six no-hit innings in a start. The 29-year-old was electric over the first six frames before running into some minor trouble in the seventh, giving up his only run. King joined Paul Skenes, Ronel Blanco and Max Fried as the only pitchers with multiple no-hit bids of at least six innings this season. King also became the first Padres pitcher with multiple no-hit bids in a season since Blake Snell in 2021. The veteran has a 3.28 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over his 118 innings in his first season in San Diego.

  • Max Scherzer SP | TEX

    Rangers' Max Scherzer: Deemed day-to-day

    Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Scherzer is considered day-to-day after he experienced right arm fatigue during his start in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Orioles, Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Scherzer lasted just two innings Saturday and was dealt the loss after giving up for earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out a batter. Both Scherzer and Bochy suggested immediately after the game that the eight-time All-Star's early exit was precautionary, but the Rangers aren't yet penciling in the right-hander for his next turn through the rotation, which falls Thursday versus the White Sox. Per McFarland, the Rangers have already confirmed their starting pitchers for the first three games of the four-game set with Chicago, but the team may want to wait and see how Scherzer fares during a throwing session before locking him in for Thursday.

  • James Outman CF | LAD

    Dodgers' James Outman: Sent to Triple-A

    The Dodgers optioned Outman to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The 27-year-old was called up by Los Angeles in early July but will return to Triple-A as Jason Heyward (knee) returns from the injured list. Outman's latest stint in the majors didn't go particularly well, as he went 3-for-15 with eight strikeouts in nine games.

  • Jason Heyward RF | LAD

    Dodgers' Jason Heyward: Back from knee injury

    The Dodgers reinstated Heyward (knee) from the 10-day injured list Sunday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The veteran outfielder landed on the shelf in early July due to a left knee contusion and will rejoin the Dodgers without going on a minor-league rehab assignment. Heyward should have a regular spot in the lineup against right-handed pitching if he can stay healthy.

  • TJ Friedl CF | CIN

    Reds' TJ Friedl: Starting up rehab assignment

    Friedl (hamstring) reported to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Manager David Bell said one week ago that Friedl was tracking toward a return from the 10-day injured list around July 26. That timeline still looks to be realistic, as Friedl will likely stick around with Louisville for at least a handful of games during the upcoming week to pick up at-bats and log some innings in the outfield as he makes his way back from a right hamstring strain. Assuming Friedl experiences no setbacks with the hamstring while he's at Louisville, he could be activated ahead of Friday's series opener in Tampa Bay.

  • Domingo German SP | PIT

    Pirates' Domingo German: Back with Pittsburgh

    German re-signed Sunday with the Pirates on a minor-league contract, Alex Stumpf of reports.

    German had opted out of his minor-league deal with the Pirates last week, but after canvassing the open market, he's elected to rejoin the organization. His new contract contains an Aug. 9 opt-out clause, so he could choose to pursue free agency once again in three weeks if he's not promoted to the big leagues before then. German has turned in a 5.36 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 48:28 K:BB across 50.1 innings over his 10 starts with Triple-A Indianapolis this season.

  • Joey Loperfido LF | HOU

    Astros' Joey Loperfido: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Loperfido is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Seattle, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    Loperfido started the previous four contest but is hitless with four strikeouts in his past 11 at-bats. Trey Cabbage will start in right field and bat eighth in the series finale against the Mariners.

  • Mitch Garver DH | SEA

    Mariners' Mitch Garver: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Garver is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    Garver has gone 0-for-6 with two walks and four strikeouts to begin the second half and will sit for Sunday's contest. Mitch Haniger will bat seventh as the designated hitter in the series finale versus Houston.

  • Guardians' Peter Strzelecki: Moves up to big leagues

    The Guardians recalled Strzelecki from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

    He'll join the Cleveland bullpen as a replacement for right-hander Spencer Howard, who was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Strzelecki tossed 5.2 scoreless innings over four relief appearances with Cleveland earlier this season but has otherwise spent the entire 2024 campaign at the Triple-A level, where he's turned in a 4.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 32.1 frames.

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