Dylan Axelrod allowed five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.
Axelrod was actually somewhat fortunate to allow just the four earned runs, as he surrendered 10 hits and two walks on the night. The right-hander has hit a bit of a rough stretch, as he hasn't gotten a win since May 26. He'll try to correct that Sunday in Kansas City.
Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored as the A's beat the Rangers 6-2 on Tuesday.
Moss has homers in two of his last three games and 13 on the year. The first baseman also tripled in the game, his third already this season. Moss likely won't replicate the .291 batting average he finished with in 2012, but he is well on his way to another 20-homer season.
John Jaso hit his second home run of the season as the A's beat the Rangers on Tuesday.
Jaso doesn't put a charge in one often, so it's even more surprising when he hits one off the likes of Rangers starter Yu Darvish. In fact, Jaso's game is so predicated on getting on base that he actually owns a higher OBP than slugging percentage, sporting a .281/.379/.371 line for the year.
Jarrod Parker allowed two runs over seven innings in a win against the Rangers on Tuesday.
Parker had a miserable start to the season but has been just as terrific recently, as he's now turned in a quality start in each of his last eight outings. The right-hander limited the Rangers to three hits and two walks in his seven innings on Tuesday, striking out four. The win finally evened his record at 6-6 after he was 1-5 at one point. He'll take on the Mariners Sunday in Seattle.
Jordan Lyles spun seven innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's 10-1 victory over the Brewers.
Lyles permitted seven hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out five. It continues a run of excellent work from the young right-hander, as Lyles now boasts a 1.61 ERA over his last seven starts. He needs to be in fantasy lineups this weekend in Chicago against the Cubs.
Yu Darvish allowed five runs -- four earned -- in six innings in a loss to the A's on Tuesday.
Even Darvish's bad starts aren't all that bad, as he still managed to strike out 10 A's batters. Still, you could tell he didn't have his best stuff, as he served up homers to John Jaso and Brandon Moss among his six hits allowed. He'll go again Sunday in St. Louis in an interleague matchup.
Alfredo Figaro gave up five runs -- four earned -- over 4 1/3 frames in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.
He yielded five hits, walked a pair and struck out three. Figaro tossed seven shutout innings against the Marlins his last time out, but he was unable to duplicate that effort in another favorable matchup. If he gets another start, it will come this weekend against the Braves.
Brandon Crawford left Tuesday's game against the Padres with sprains of his index and middle fingers on his right hand.
Crawford suffered the ailment during a stolen base attempt in the second inning. It's not clear at this point how serious it is. The Giants should have an update on his status after the game.