Erasmo Ramirez gave up four runs (one earned) over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.
Three of the runs scored in the first inning, but they were all unearned due to some shaky defense behind him. Ramirez was in line for the win before the Red Sox plate two runs in the top of the seventh. All told, Ramirez gave up five hits and two walks while striking out six batters. The 29-year-old now owns a 3.61 ERA and 78/28 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings this season. He'll face the White Sox on the road next week.
Koji Uehara tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Rays for his 23rd save of the season.
Uehara worked around a leadoff walk and struck out two in the frame. The 40-year-old has converted 13 straight save opportunities and owns a 2.39 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings on the year.
Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a run scored Friday against the Rays.
De Aza has made the most of his time in Boston, hitting .304 with 14 extra-base hits (including three home runs), 21 RBI, three steals, and 16 runs scored over 43 games. He's a strong possibility to be dealt at some point in August.
Steven Souza went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Souza reached on an infield single in the second inning to drive home his first run since returning from the disabled list. The 26-year-old has hit safely in four straight games, but he's hitting just .212 with a .299 on-base percentage and continues to have real issues with the strikeout. Fortunately for fantasy owners, he has shown enough pop and speed to be remain relevant.
Rays optioned OF Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham.
The 25-year-old gets sent out after one of his best games of the season, as the outfielder went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored on Friday. He'll continue to function as organizational outfield depth for the Rays.
Manny Machado blasted his 22nd home run of the season on Friday, powering the Orioles to a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over the Tigers.
The Orioles fell behind 6-0 after the first four innings, but never gave up. Adam Jones clobbered a three-run homer in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to two runs, then Machado's two-run shot in the sixth put the O's on top to stay. Machado finished the night 2-for-3 plus a walk with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. He is now slashing a mighty impressive .293/.364/.518 with 22 homers and 54 RBI on the year.
Zach Britton slammed the door on the Tigers in the ninth inning on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage.
Britton did allow a hit, but nothing more was to come of it. He has been outstanding this season, compiling a 1.71 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 48/9 K/BB ratio over his 42 innings while converting 27 of his 28 save chances.
Wei-Yin Chen was hit hard in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, surrendering six runs on 10 hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work.
Despite getting knocked around the field, Chen did manage to punch out six without issuing a walk in the brief outing. It was easily the worst start of the year for the 30-year-old southpaw, who had surrendered more than three runs just once in his first 19 starts. Even after this debacle, he'll carry an impressive 3.24 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 102/26 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Athletics in Oakland.