Closer Rating System: Elite–Players with the strongest hold on their role in bullpen; Solid–Players that could lose their job/team’s with solid backup in place; Shaky–Players that could lose their job at any moment; Committee–Players that are sharing the role with one or more teammates.

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American League Bullpen Report

Baltimore Orioles

(CL) Committee Jim Johnson (R)–Recorded his 41st save of the season Thursday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit while striking out one batter on 11 pitches thrown. Johnson looked good in this appearance, proving he still may have the mentality to close for the Orioles. 11 PC-8 ST (8/29/13)

(CL) Committee Darren O’Day (R)--Pitched 0.1 innings of relief on Wednesday allowing one hit on only five pitches thrown. O'Day was quickly replaced by Brian Matusz, due to left handed hitters coming to the plate, or else O'Day would have likely stayed in for the entire inning. 5 PC-5 ST (8/28/13)

(CL) Committee Tommy Hunter (R)--Earned his 17th hold of the season Thursday after recording the first two outs of the eighth inning. Hunter allowed one hit while striking out one batter in the appearance, and has now pitched back-to-back days. 14 PC-11 ST (8/29/13)

Boston Red Sox

(CL) Solid Koji Uehara (R)–Recorded his 15th save of the season Friday night after pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Uehara retired all four batters he faced in order, forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out while striking out two batters on 17 pitches thrown to get the job done. 17 PC-14 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Junichi Tazawa (R)--Earned his 20th hold of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless inning of relief allowing one hit on nine pitches thrown. This marked the first time he has pitched since last Saturday, so expect him to be available on Saturday and the remainder of this current series. 9 PC-6 ST (8/30/13)

(MR)  Craig Breslow (L)--Recorded the final out of the ninth inning on Thursday night in a non-save situation needing out two batters to get through the appearance. Breslow has now pitched back-to-back days, but considering he only faced one batter in this contest, he should be available on Friday. 2 PC-2 ST (8/29/13)

Injured--Joel Hanrahan (Forearm), Andrew Bailey (Shoulder)

Chicago White Sox

(CL) Solid Addison Reed (R)–Recorded his 36th save of the season Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit while striking out one batter on 15 pitches thrown. Reed has now pitched three consecutive days, so expect him to get the day off on Wednesday. 15 PC-9 ST (8/27/13)

(SU) Matt Lindstrom (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday night in a non-save situation allowing one hit while striking out one batter on eight pitches thrown. This was Lindstrom's first outing since Sunday, so expect him to be well rested for this weekend's series against the Red Sox. 8 PC-6 ST (8/28/13)

(MR) Nate Jones (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Monday night allowing one hit while striking out one batter on 15 pitches thrown. Jones has now pitched three consecutive days, so there is a good chance that he will get the day off on Tuesday. 15 PC-11 ST (8/26/13)

Cleveland Indians

(CL) Solid Chris Perez (R)--Recorded his 21st save of the season Sunday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one walk while striking out one batter on 18 pitches thrown. After blowing a save last Wednesday, Perez has now pitched four straight solid outings, as he continues to be the rock in the end game for the Indians. 18 PC-10 ST (8/25/13)

(SU) Joe Smith (R)--Took the loss on Wednesday after surrendering one run on four hits and one walk in the ninth inning. Smith threw 30 pitches in the appearance, so expect him to get the day off on Thursday night. 30 PC-17 ST (8/28/13)

(MR) Marc Rzepczynski (L)--Pitched a scoreless fifth inning on Tuesday night retiring all three batters he faced in order. Rzepczynski continues to pitch well since joining the Indians, having yet to allow an earned-run in over a month of action. 10 PC-7 ST (8/27/13)

Detroit Tigers

(CL) Solid Joaquin Benoit (R)–Picked up the win on Thursday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation allowing two hits on 15 pitches thrown. Benoit got himself into a jam in a tied ballgame, but was able to forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to escape unharmed. 15 PC-12 ST (8/29/13)

(SU) Jose Veras (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Thursday retiring all three batters he faced in order. Veras needed only 12 pitches to work through the frame, forcing three fly ball outs to get the job done. 12 PC-6 ST (8/29/13)

(MR) Bruce Rondon (R)--Was credited with his first save of the season Friday after the game ended in the seventh inning due to rain. Rondon recorded the final out of the rain-shortened game, making it a rare save to have as his first for his career. 5 PC-4 ST (8/30/13)

Injured– Octavio Dotel (Shoulder)

Houston Astros

(CL) Committee Josh Fields (R)--Earned his fifth hold of the season Sunday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning allowing one hit while striking out one batter on 13 pitches thrown. Fields has now pitched three straight days, so expect him to get the night off on Monday. 13 PC-9 ST (8/25/13)

(CL) Committee Chia-Jen Lo (R)--Recorded the final two outs of the ninth inning on Thursday night in a non-save situation allowing one hit while striking out one batter on 10 pitches thrown. This was Lo's first appearance since last Sunday, so expect to see much more of him in the upcoming days. 10 PC-7 ST (8/29/13)

(CL) Committee Kevin Chapman (L)--Pitched 2.1  innings of relief on Thursday night allowing one hit while striking out three batters on 29 pitches thrown. Considering his pitch count, there is a good chance he will be unavailable on Friday. 29 PC-18 ST (8/29/13)

Kansas City Royals

(CL) Elite Greg Holland (R)–Recorded his 36th save of the season Thursday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one walk while striking out two batters on 14 pitches thrown. Holland continues to dominate the ninth inning, adn at this rate he could be one of the top closers taken off the board in next year's drafts. 14 PC-8 ST (8/29/13)

(SU) Aaron Crow (R)–Pitched one inning of relief on Wednesday night allowing one run on one hit and one walk in the ninth inning. Crow needed 21 pitches to work through the frame, forcing one ground ball out while striking out two batter to get the job done. 21 PC-14 ST (8/28/13)

(MR) Kelvin Herrera (R)--Earned his 16th hold of the season Thursday after pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Herrera retired all four batters he faced in order, forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs while striking out one batter to secure the Royals lead. 18 PC-14 ST (8/29/13)

Los Angeles Angels

(CL) Committee Dane De La Rosa (R)--Earned his 13th hold of the season Thursday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning allowing one walk on 13 pitches thrown. De La Rosa has been pitching very well as of late, but will continue to be used in a committee with Ernesto Frieri, likely for the remainder of the season. 13 PC-7 ST (8/29/13)

(CL) Committee Ernesto Frieri (R)–Recorded his 28th save of the season Thursday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit and one walk on 31 pitches thrown. Frieri got himself into a jam, but was able to work through it by forcing three fly ball outs on secure the win for the Angels. 31 PC-22 ST (8/29/13)

(MR) Kevin Jepsen (R)--Pitched a scoreless 13th inning on Tuesday night allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter on 20 pitches thrown. Jepsen has now pitched three straight days, so expect him to get the night off on Wednesday. 20 PC-13 ST (8/20/13)

Injured:  Ryan Madson (Elbow), Sean Burnett (Elbow)

Minnesota Twins

(CL) Solid Glen Perkins (L)–Recorded his 31st save of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Perkins needed only 13 pitches to work through the frame, forcing one fly ball out while striking out two batters to get the job done. 13 PC-9 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Casey Fien (R)--Recorded the final out of the ninth inning on Friday night in a non-save situation allowing one hit on five pitches thrown. Fien has now pitched three straight days, so expect him to get the night off on Saturday. 5 PC-4 ST (8/23/13)

(MR) Jared Burton (R)–Earned his 23rd hold of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless eighth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Burton needed 11 pitches to work through the frame, forcing two ground ball outs and one fly ball out to get back on track after back-to-back poor outings. 11 PC-8 ST (8/30/13)

New York Yankees

(CL) Solid Mariano Rivera (R)–Recorded his 39th save of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Rivera needed 15 pitches to work through the frame, forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to secure the victory for the Yankees. 15 PC-9 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) David Robertson (R)–Earned his 31st hold of the season Friday after pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter on 25 pitches thrown. This wasn't the most dominating of performances, but at least he was able to make it out unharmed. 25 PC-14 ST (8/30/13)

(MR) Boone Logan (R)–Picked up his 11th hold of the season Friday night after forcing the only batter he faced in the seventh inning to fly out on six pitches thrown. Logan has been pitching very well as of late, and could be a good source of holds as the final month of the season approaches. 6 PC-4 ST (8/30/13)

Oakland Athletics

(CL) Elite Grant Balfour (R)–Recorded his 34th save of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one walk while striking out one batter on 19 pitches thrown. Balfour bounced back nicely from a rough outing on Thursday, but will likely get the day off on Saturday after pitching back-to-back days. 19 PC-14 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Ryan Cook (R)--Picked up the win on Friday night despite being charged with his sixth blown-save after allowing two hits while striking out two batters in the eighth inning. Cook needed 27 pitches to work through the frame, in what was his first appearance since Monday. 27 PC-18 ST (8/30/13)

(MR) Sean Doolittle (L)–Earned his 20th hold of the season Thursday after pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Doolittle retired all four batters he faced between the seventh and eighth innings, forcing two ground ball outs and two fly ball outs to get the job done. 12 PC-7 ST (8/29/13)

Seattle Mariners

(CL) Shaky Danny Farquhar (R)--Recorded his 10th save of the season Thursday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one walk while striking out one batter on 10 pitches thrown. Farquhar bounced back nicely after taking the loss in his last appearance, as he is starting to show he can handle the ups and downs of being a closer. 10 PC-4 ST (8/29/13)

(MR) Charlie Furbush (L)--Earned his 16th hold of the season on Thursday night after pitching a scoreless inning of relief. Furbush continues to pitch well out of the bullpen, and appears to have nailed down a stop on the roster after the 2013 season. 11 PC-8 ST (8/29/13)

(MR) Yoervis Medina (R)--Earned his 15th hold of the season Thursday after pitching 1.1 innings of relief. Medina retired all four batters he faced in order on 20 pitches thrown, forcing one fly ball out while striking out three batters to secure the Mariners lead heading into the ninth inning. 10 PC-4 ST (8/29/13)

Injured–Stephen Pryor (back)

Tampa Bay Rays

(CL) Solid Fernando Rodney (R)--Recorded his 31st save of the season Wednesday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Rodney has now pitched back-to-back days, so expect him to get the day off on Thursday. 15 PC-9 ST (8/28/13)

(SU) Joel Peralta (R)–Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Friday night allowing one hit on 13 pitches thrown. Peralta faced four batters in the appearance, forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to keep the Rays close in this crucial game. 13 PC-9 ST (8/30/13)

(MR) Jake McGee (L)--Earned his 23rd hold of the season Tuesday night despite allowing one run on one hit and one walk on 17 pitches thrown. McGee got himself into trouble, but was able to escape without blowing the Rays lead heading into the eighth inning. 17 PC-11 ST (8/27/13)

Injured--Jesse Crain (Shoulder)

Texas Rangers

(CL) Elite Joe Nathan (R)–Recorded his 38th hold of the season Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless 10th inning allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter on 20 pitches thrown. Nathan got himself into a jam, but was able to escape without any damage done. 20 PC-12 ST (8/27/13)

(SU) Tanner Scheppers (R)–Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Friday night in allowing one hit while striking out one batter on only nine pitches thrown. Scheppers continues to work great in the setup role, but it will be interesting to see how he holds up after his first full season in the big leagues. 9 PC-6 ST (8/30/13)

(MR) Joakim Soria (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Monday night retiring all three batters he faced in order on 15 pitches thrown. Soria worked quickly through the appearance, forcing two fly ball outs while striking out one batter to get the job done. 15 PC-9 ST (8/26/13)

Toronto Blue Jays

(CL) Solid Casey Janssen (R)–Recorded his 25th save of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing two hits on 16 pitches thrown. Janssen got himself into a jam, but was able to forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to secure the win for the Blue Jays. 16 PC-10 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Brett Cecil (L)--Earned his 10th hold of the season Friday night despite allowing two runs on three hits in the eighth inning. Cecil recorded only one out in the appearance, which was his first since last Saturday. 10 PC-8 ST (8/30/13)

(MR) Aaron Loup (L)--Pitched 1.1 innings of relief on Wednesday night allowing one hit while striking out two batters on 21 pitches thrown. Loup has now pitched two of the last three days, but with a day off on Friday, he should be well rested for this weekend's series with the Royals. 21 PC-14 ST (8/28/13)

Injured– Steve Delabar (Shoulder)

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National League Bullpen Report 

Arizona Diamondbacks

(CL) Shaky Brad Ziegler (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Friday night in a non-save situation retiring all three batters he faced in order. Ziegler bounced back nicely from his second blown-save on Tuesday night, forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out while striking out one batter to keep the Diamondbacks within striking distance. 16 PC-11 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Heath Bell (R)–Picked up the win on Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless 10th inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Bell threw only 14 pitches in the appearance, forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out while striking out one batter to get the job done. 14 PC-9 ST (8/27/13)

(MR) J.J. Putz (R)--Pitched a scoreless seventh inning on Friday night retiring all three batters he faced in order. Putz needed only nine pitches to work through the frame, forcing two ground ball outs and one fly ball out to get the job done. 9 PC-7 ST (8/23/13)

Injured: Matt Reynolds (Elbow)

Atlanta Braves

(CL) Elite Craig Kimbrel (R)–Recorded his 43rd save of the season Thursday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Kimbrel has now pitched three consecutive days, so expect him to get the day off on Friday. 14 PC-10 ST (8/29/13)

(SU)  Jordan Walden (R)--Pitched two innings of relief on Wednesday retiring all six batters he faced in order. Walden struck out four batters in the appearance while forcing two fly ball outs to work through the seventh and eighth innings in a tied ballgame. 25 PC-18 ST (8/21/13)

(MR) Scott Downs (L)--Earned his fifth hold of the season Friday night after recording the second out of the seventh inning. Downs allowed one walk in the appearance, but forced a ground ball out get the job done for the third time in four days. 9 PC-5 ST (8/30/13)

Injured– Jonny Venters (Elbow),  Eric O’Flaherty (Elbow)

Chicago Cubs

(CL) Shaky Kevin Gregg (R)--Took the loss on Friday after allowing one run on one hit in the ninth inning. Gregg entered in a tied ballgame, but could not get the job done, as he continues to struggle over the last month of the season. 24 PC-13 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Pedro Strop (R)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Friday retiring both batters he faced in order on 10 pitches thrown. Strop forcing one ground ball out while striking out one batter in get the job done, as he continues to be the best pitcher out of the Cubs bullpen. 10 PC-6 ST (8/30/13)

(MR) James Russell (L)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Friday retiring both batters he faced in order on six pitches thrown. Russell forcing one fly ball out while striking out one batter to get through the appearance, which was his second in three days. 6 PC-5 ST (8/30/13)

Injured--Kyuji Fujikawa (Forearm)

Cincinnati Reds

(CL) Elite Aroldis Chapman (L)–Recorded his 33rd save of the season on Saturday after striking out the side in the ninth inning. Chapman needed 20 pitches to work through the frame, as he continues to be one of the most dominate closers in all of baseball. 20 PC-13 ST (8/24/13)

(SU) Sam LeCure (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday night in a non-save situation allowing one walk on 19 pitches thrown. LeCure has been pitching very well since the injury to Jonathan Broxton, so expect him to continue to get ample opportunities to earn holds moving forward. 19 PC-9 ST (8/28/13)

(MR) J.J. Hoover (R)--Pitched 0.1 innings of relief on Friday night forcing the only batter he faced to ground out on four pitches thrown. Hoover hasn't been pitching very well as of late, so it was nice to see him escape unharmed for the second straight outing. 4 PC-4 ST (8/30/13)

Injured--Sean Marshall  (Shoulder), Jonathan Broxton (Elbow)

Colorado Rockies

(CL) Shaky Rex Brothers (L)–Recorded his 14th save of the season Wednesday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Brothers needed 16 pitches to get through the frame, forcing one fly ball out while striking out two batters to get the job done. 16 PC-11 ST (8/28/13)

(SU) Matt Belisle (R)--Earned his 23rd hold of the season Wednesday night after recording the final two outs of the eighth inning. Belisle needed 12 pitches to get through the appearance, forcing two ground ball outs to secure the lead. 12 PC-7 ST (8/28/13)

(MR) Wilton Lopez (R)--Earned his seventh hold of the season Sunday after pitching a scoreless seventh inning allowing one walk while striking out one batter on 17 pitches thrown. Lopez continues to be used the most out of the pitchers in the Rockies bullpen, but the results have been mixed thus far. 17 PC-7 ST (8/25/13)

Injured--Rafael Betancourt (Elbow)

Los Angeles Dodgers

(CL) Solid Kenley Jansen (R)–Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday in  a non-save situation allowing one walk while striking out three batters on 18 pitches thrown. This was Jansen's first appearance since late last week, so expect him to be well rested for this weekend's series with the Padres. 18 PC-11 ST (8/28/13)

(SU) Ronald Belisario (R)–Earned his 17th hold of the season Tuesday after pitching 0.2 innings of scoreless relief. Belisario retired both batters he faced in order forcing one ground ball out while striking out one batter to get the job done. 4 PC-3 ST (8/20/13)

(MR) Paco Rodriguez (L)--Earned his 18th hold of the season Friday night after recording the final out of the seventh inning. Rodriguez needed only two pitches to work through the appearance, forcing a ground ball out to get the job done. 2 PC-2 ST (8/30/13)

Miami Marlins

(CL) Solid Steve Cishek (R)–Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Thursday retiring all three batters he faced in order on 14 pitches thrown. Cishek forced two fly ball outs while striking out one batter in what was his first outing since last Saturday, so expect to see much more of him in the upcoming days. 14 PC-9 ST (8/29/13)

(SU) Mike Dunn (L)--Took the loss on Wednesday after surrendering one run on one hit and two walks in the seventh inning. After back-to-back perfect outings, Dunn faltered in this one, and is now sitting on a 3-4 record on the season. 29 PC-13 ST (8/28/13)

(MR) A.J. Ramos (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Wednesday night allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter on 17 pitches thrown. Ramos has now pitched back-to-back day so expect him to get the day off on Thursday. 17 PC-9 ST (8/28/13)

Milwaukee Brewers

(CL) Solid Jim Henderson (R)--Earned his 22nd save of the season Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit and one walk on 20 pitches thrown. Henderson got himself into a jam, but was able to force one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to get the job done. 20 PC-10 ST (8/27/13)

(SU) Brandon Kintzler (R)--Pitched two innings of relief on Thursday allowing one walk on 18 pitches thrown. Despite pitching two innings of relief, Kintzler should be available on Friday, considering his low pitch count in this appearance. 18 PC-11 ST (8/29/13)

New York Mets

(CL) Shaky LaTroy Hawkins (R)--Recorded his sixth save of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Hawkins needed only 10 pitches to work through the final frame, forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out while striking out one batter to get the job done. 10 PC-8 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) David Aardsma (R)--Failed to record an out in his appearance on Sunday, allowing a hit to the only batter he faced in the seventh inning. Aardsma threw only three pitches in the appearance, so expect him to be available for the team's series with the Phillies starting on Monday. 3 PC-2 ST (8/25/13)

(MR) Scott Rice (L)--Picked up his 16th hold of the season on Friday night after forcing the only batter he faced in the eighth inning to ground out on five pitches thrown. Rice has now pitched back-to-back days, but considering he threw only five pitches in this appearance, he should be available on Saturday. 5 PC-2 ST (8/30/13)

Injured– Frank Francisco (Elbow), Bobby Parnell (Neck)

Philadelphia Phillies

(CL) Solid Jonathan Papelbon (R)--Recorded his 23rd save of the season Friday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Papelbon needed only eight pitches to work through the frame, forcing three ground ball outs to secure the victory. 8 PC-5 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Justin De Fratus (R)--Pitched one inning of relief on Wednesday allowing one run on two hits in the eighth frame. De Fratus will likely be available on Thursday, considering he has pitched only 1.2 innings since last Friday. 21 PC-13 ST (8/21/13)

(MR) Jacob Diekman (L)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Friday allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter on 11 pitches thrown. Diekman got himself into a jam, but was able to get out of the inning without any damage to his earned-run average. 11 PC-5 ST (8/30/13)

Injured--Mike Adams (Shoulder)

Pittsburgh Pirates

(CL) Solid Mark Melancon (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Friday night in a non-save situation allowing two hits on 10 pitches thrown. This was just his first appearance since last Friday, so expect to see much more of him in the upcoming days. 10 PC-7 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Tony Watson (L)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday night allowing two hits on 10 pitches thrown. This was a non-save situation, with the Pirates down by one run, as he needed to force three ground ball outs to get through the appearance. 10 PC-7 ST (8/27/13)

(MR) Justin Wilson (L)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday in a non-save situation retiring all three batters he faced in order. Wilson needed only 10 pitches to work through the frame, forcing two ground ball outs and one fly ball out to get the job done. 10 PC-9 ST (8/29/13)

Injured--Jason Grilli (Forearm)

San Diego Padres

(CL) Solid Huston Street (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday in a non-save situation allowing one hit on 14 pitches thrown. Street worked quickly through the appearance, forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to keep the Padres atop the Diamondbacks. 14 PC-9 ST (8/28/13)

(SU) Luke Gregerson (R)–Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Sunday allowing one walk on 13 pitches thrown. Gregerson has now pitched three of the last five days, so there is a good chance he will get the day off on Monday. 13 PC-7 ST (8/25/13)

(MR) Dale Thayer (R)–Took the loss on Tuesday night after surrendering one run on three hits in the 10th inning. Thayer has now pitched three of the last four days, so expect him to get the day off on Wednesday. 20 PC-11 ST (8/27/13)

San Francisco Giants

(CL) Solid Sergio Romo (R)–Recorded his 33rd save of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit on 12 pitches thrown. Romo continues to dominate the ninth inning for the Giants, and will likely have the job entering next season after this year's performance. 12 PC-7 ST (8/30/13)

(SU) Santiago Casilla (R)--Earned his 14th hold of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless eighth inning allowing one walk on 13 pitches thrown. Casilla continues to pitch well as the season comes to an end, and is a solid add in holds leagues heading into the fantasy playoffs. 13 PC-5 ST (8/30/13)

(MR) Javier Lopez (L)--Earned his 12th hold of the season Friday night after pitching a scoreless seventh inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Lopez needed only 12 pitches to work through the frame, forcing two ground ball outs and one fly ball out to get the job done. 12 PC-8 ST (8/30/13)

Injured-- Jeremy Affeldt

St. Louis Cardinals

(CL) Elite Edward Mujica (R)–Recorded his 35th save of the season Monday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Mujica needed only 14 pitches to work through the frame, forcing two ground ball outs and one fly ball out to get the job done. 14 PC-9 ST (8/26/13)

(SU) Trevor Rosenthal (R)--Earned his 27th hold of the season Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless eighth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Rosenthal needed only 15 pitches to work through the frame, forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out while striking out one batter to secure the lead. 15 PC-10 ST (8/27/13)

(MR) Randy Choate (L)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Saturday allowing one hit on 10 pitches thrown. Choate continues to get the job done for the Cardinals, having recorded three scoreless relief appearances over the last four days. 10 PC-8 ST (8/17/13)

Injured– Jason Motte (Elbow), Fernando Salas (Shoulder)

Washington Nationals

(CL) Solid Rafael Soriano (R)--Recorded his 35th save of the season Wednesday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Soriano has been in a slump over the last few weeks, so it was nice to see him have produce a perfect frame for once. 9 PC-6 ST (8/28/13)

(SU) Tyler Clippard (R)--Earned his 28th hold of the season Wednesday night after pitching a scoreless eighth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. Clippard needed only 12 pitches to work through the frame, forcing one fly ball out while striking out two batters to get the job done. 12 PC-8 ST (8/28/13)

(MR) Drew Storen (R)--Picked up the win on Wednesday after pitching a scoreless seventh inning allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter on 20 pitches thrown. Storen got himself into a jam, but was able to battle through it to secure the lead for the Nationals. 20 PC-11 ST (8/28/13)

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