Chris Davis hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Davis' solo homer off of Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning drew the Orioles to within 7-5, but they were unable to muster another run off the Red Sox bullpen. The home run was his third of the season, the RBI his eighth. He would finish 1-for-3 with two runs scored, plus a walk and a strikeout. Davis has now struck out 27 times in 16 games. He should crank a fair number of home runs, though the average figures to remain in the low-.200's given his propensity to whiff.
Nick Swisher (knees) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in his first rehab game with Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Swisher will play another on Saturday before the Indians determine when he'll be able to return to the active roster. He's expected to serve as the Indians everyday right fielder upon his return.
Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Paredes finished the game 1-for-5. The fourth inning home run was his second of the season and gave him four RBI on the year. Paredes was activated off the DL on April 18 and has notched eight hits in 25 at-bats. He makes for a nice value play in daily fantasy leagues.
Danny Duffy delivered a strong outing in Friday's no-decision against the White Sox, allowing just an unearned run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Duffy punched out three and walked one in the contest. The only damage against him came on an RBI ground out by Tyler Flowers in the fourth inning, scoring Alexei Ramirez who had reached on an error. Duffy will bring a 4.15 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 16/7 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's outing against the Indians in Cleveland.
Jose Quintana pitched well in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over seven strong innings.
Quintana racked up five strikeouts on the evening while issuing just one free pass. It was the best start of the young season for the right-hander who still owns a troublesome 6.55 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 22 innings. He'll look to carry over this strong start when he squares off against the Orioles in Baltimore on Wednesday.
Friday's contest between the White Sox and Royals was suspended in a 2-2 tie after eight innings.
They'll pick things up in the ninth inning at 1:05 on Saturday before Saturday's regularly scheduled game.
Miguel Gonzalez allowed four runs on eight hits without factoring into the decision in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Gonzalez cruised through the first four innings, but a three-run homer by David Ortiz and a solo shot by Hanley Ramirez in the fifth inning put a bit of a damper on what had been a decent start. Despite the hiccups, he managed to last six innings. Gonzalez struck out just two and walked one in the outing. He now holds a 3.42 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 23 2/3 innings and will take on the White Sox at home in his next start.
Rick Porcello rebounded from his worst start of the season on Friday, holding the Orioles to four runs over six innings.
Four runs in six innings rarely qualifies as a "rebound," but in Porcello's case, it looks a lot better than the eight runs in five innings he surrendered last time he faced the Orioles. In Friday's contest, he struck out seven and walked two while scattering six hits. The Orioles got on the board via a two-run homer by Jimmy Paredes in the fourth inning, then added a solitary run in the sixth. Porcello started the seventh inning but got himself into a jam with no outs, which eventually led to a sacrifice fly by Evereth Cabrera off Craig Breslow to finish the scoring on Porcello's line. The 26-year-old right-hander's 6.48 ERA and 1.44 WHIP should fall closer to his career 4.34 as the season goes along. He'll return to Fenway to face the Blue Jays in his next start.