Brett Anderson allowed six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits over five innings against the Twins in his return from the disabled list on Sunday.
Anderson got a rude greeting from the Twins in his return, as they got to him for five runs before the first inning ended. He settled down after that disastrous inning, allowing only an unearned run over his next four innings, but the damage was already done. The lefty was pretty good in Oakland but he'll likely have his struggles pitching at Coors Field in the second half.
Buster Posey hit one of the Giants' two grand slams on the day, propelling the Giants to an 8-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The homer was Posey's 10th of the season and his first since June 14. The catcher is having a down year by his standards, batting .275/.331/.422 with 46 RBI. He's particularly struggled in July, so perhaps the All-Star break comes at a good time for the 27-year-old.
Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Prado has hits in 11 of 12 July games to raise his line to .275/.321/.370. The run production hasn't followed, unfortunately -- he's scored four runs in July, and Sunday's RBI was just his second this month.
Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Sandoval had three singles and also walked in the game, reaching base four times. He's 10-for-24 in his last six games heading into the break. On the year, the third baseman is batting .272/.323/.428 with 11 home runs. His numbers are still down from a miserable April, and they should only get better in the second half.
Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Ahmed has struggled at the dish since his promotion, as he had four hits in 22 at-bats coming into the game. The runs scored were his first in his career. The 24-year-old may have a future in the big leagues, but he'll likely be returned to Triple-A Reno when Chris Owings returns from injury.
Madison Bumgarner gave up 10 hits and four runs over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks didn't have many issues hitting Bumgarner, but he was able to control the damage enough to earn his 10th win. That was largely due to the grand slam Bumgarner hit in the sixth inning to help his own cause. The break comes at a good time for the lefty, who's allowed 19 runs in his last four starts. Bumgarner is more talented than his recent starts would indicate, and he should improve upon his 3.47 ERA in the second half.
Orioles released RHP Tim Alderson.
The 25-year-old hurler, and first round pick of the Giants from the 2007 draft, owned a 6.12 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 37/19 K/BB ratio over 50 innings at Triple-A Norfolk. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal.
Vidal Nuno allowed four runs over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Nuno held the Marlins scoreless over seven innings in his first start with the Diamondbacks, but he was less effective in his second. The lefty danced around trouble until the fifth inning, when he served up a grand slam to Buster Posey. Nuno walked one and struck out four on the day. He's got a 5.10 ERA and 1.37 WHIP between the Yankees and Diamondbacks, and despite likely being better in the National League, he's still not a factor outside of deep NL-only leagues.