Michael Pineda held the Rays scoreless over seven-plus innings and struck out 10 batters in a no-decision Saturday.
Pineda was excellent, allowing just five hits and one walk. He retired 12 batters in a row and 18 out of 19 before Curt Casali ended his day with a double in the top of the eighth. He was in line for the win before Dellin Betances blew the save in the ninth. After being knocked around by the Phillies on June 22, Pineda has rebounded with back-to-back strong starts. He'll bring a 3.79 ERA into a start against the Red Sox in Boston next week
Nathan Karns allowed two runs over seven innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.
Both runs scored in the first inning. Karns was really solid for the most part, allowing a total of five hits while walking a pair. He just hasn't received any help from his offense of late. He'll carry a 3.21 ERA into a start against the Royals next week
Steven Souza went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Yankees.
ouza was in an 0-for-26 funk before a fourth-inning single. His two-run hoes homer tied the game against Dellin Betances in the top of the ninth inning, but the Yankees eventually secured a walk-off victory. The Rays have lost seven straight games.
Michael Cuddyer remains out of the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.
Cuddyer appeared in Friday's game as a pinch hitter, but still isn't ready to return to the lineup. It's possible that he returns to his regular spot in the outfield for Sunday's series finale.
Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday against the Mets.
It doesn't appear to be anything other than a routine day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo will draw the start at third base and hit seventh against right-hander Matt Harvey on Saturday.
Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's start against the Giants with tightness in his left side.
Nationals manager Matt Williams said that he'll be reevaluated on Sunday, but the team won't take any chances given his recent injury history. There looks to be a strong chance that the right-hander is heading back to the disabled list.
Mariners sent OF Julio Morban outright to Double-A Jackson.
The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Morban is hitting just .179/.304/.299 in 21 minor league games this season, and is currently away from the team tending to a personal issue. He'll continue to function as organizational depth in the outfield.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Saturday that Kevin Gausman will remain in the team's starting rotation.
He'll take his next turn on Tuesday against the Twins in Minnesota. The 24-year-old right-hander owns a 3.09 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 21/8 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings this season. Bud Norris has been shifted to the bullpen in a corresponding move.