Alfredo Aceves pitched five innings of one-run ball for a victory in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays.
Aceves was at just 75 pitches when the rains came and ended his outing. He walked three today, all in the second inning. That was when the run scored, too. Other than that, he was excellent for the third straight start. Whether he'll get another one anytime soon is up in the air.
Chris Archer surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Archer wasn't affected by the rain delay; in fact, it happened right after he was removed from the game. The loss dropped Archer to 1-3 with a 5.03 ERA. It's not looking good for his chances of keeping his rotation spot if David Price and Alex Cobb can both pull off successful returns in early July.
Wil Myers went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Red Sox in his major league debut Tuesday.
Fortunately, he won't have to wait long for a chance to redeem himself; he'll be back in right field for the second game of the doubleheader tonight. Still, game one was no picnic for him. Especially poor was that he popped up on the first pitch he saw in the second inning immediately after Alfredo Aceves walked the two batters preceding him.
Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays.
Napoli played the first game after sitting out the last few contests with nausea and dizziness, but he'll rest for the nightcap. Daniel Nava is at first base.
Will Middlebrooks is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Rays.
Middlebrooks was hitless in the first game, dropping his average down to .196. Jose Iglesias is playing third base in the nightcap.
Yoenis Cespedes is in the designated hitter spot again Tuesday, as his left hamstring still isn't quite 100 percent.
Cespedes hasn't played the outfield in a week. He should be able to play the field again soon, but the A's are understandably taking a cautious approach with the DH available to use.
Marco Scutaro is back in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.
Scutaro is dealing with "mallet finger" in his left pinkie, which is a form of tendon damage. The injury can often take 6-8 weeks to fully recover from, but Scutaro will try to play through it. He had missed the previous six games.
J.J. Putz (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Thursday.
He'll remain with Reno through next Tuesday, as the D'Backs want him to appear in back-to-back games before being activated. Heath Bell has been scored upon in each of his last three outings and seems likely to cede the closer job back to Putz.