Ted Lilly allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision, and the Dodgers beat the Cardinals on Saturday.
The start was Lilly's first since April 29. He left with the lead but watched the Cardinals score twice in the sixth inning to tie the game, erasing the opportunity for him to pick up his first win of the season. The left-hander gave up just two hits and a walk over the course of the outing, with the Cardinals' first run coming with help from a Nick Punto error. His next start will come Thursday against the Angels.
Mike Minor tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday as the Braves cruised to a 6-0 win over the Mets.
Minor was outstanding once again, striking out 10 batters and allowing only three hits. He also helped his own cause at the plate with a single and a two-run shot. The 25-year-old left-hander has only been shaky in one of his 10 outings this year and is beginning to fan batters at an exceptional rate. He will carry a 2.47 ERA and 0.93 WHIP into his next start against the Blue Jays.
Ike Davis struck out as a pinch-hitter on Saturday.
The 26-year-old first baseman went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts during Friday's rain-suspended game and is now batting .144/.228/.235 with 58 whiffs this year. The Mets are going to have to demote Davis soon.
Phillies optioned RHP B.J. Rosenberg to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Rosenberg was given the boot to make room for Mike Adams' return from the disabled list. Rosenberg allowed four runs in three appearances with the Phillies.
Dillon Gee allowed five earned runs in five innings Saturday as the Mets were routed by the Braves.
Gee had a shutout through the first four frames, but the wheels completely fell off in Atlanta's five-run fifth. Gee is now 2-6 with a hideous 6.34 ERA and 1.73 WHIP.
Jonathan Papelbon got his ninth save of the season Saturday in the Phillies' 5-3 win over the Nationals.
Papelbon struck out three of the four batters he faced in picking up the easy save. He has been excellent all year but the Phillies are playing under-.500 ball and haven't provided him with that many opportunities.
Dan Haren yielded three earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Nationals fell to the Phillies.
Haren racked up a whopping 10 strikeouts and allowed only four hits, but two of them were home runs. He has looked good at times this season, but the consistency has not been there. Haren will take a 4-5 record, 5.43 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into his next start vs. the Orioles.
Jake Peavy threw a complete game Saturday as the White Sox won 2-1 over the Marlins.
Peavy did not allow a run until Derek Dietrich took him deep in the top of the ninth inning. The veteran right-hander struck out five batters and allowed only six hits in his nine total frames. He is now 6-2 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 63/15 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings this season. The Cubs are on tap for him next.