David Robertson gave up three solo homers in the top of the ninth inning Sunday versus the Tigers.
Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all went deep to tie the game at 4-4. But the White Sox rallied to win it in the bottom of the ninth, which actually gave Robertson his second win of the season. He has allowed seven earned runs in four innings since the All-Star break and now has a 4.58 ERA for the year. If the White Sox can find a team to take on his contract ahead of the August 1 trade deadline, they should probably pull the trigger.
Anibal Sanchez allowed four earned runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the White Sox.
Detroit wound up losing in the bottom of the ninth inning, with Bruce Rondon taking the loss. Sanchez got lit up for 10 hits, including an Adam Eaton three-run shot in the bottom of the second inning. The right-hander has a 6.56 ERA on the year and could be pushed out of the Detroit rotation before his next scheduled turn.
Jose Quintana tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Tigers.
Quintana should have collected his ninth win, but White Sox closer David Robertson allowed three solo homers in the top of the ninth inning as the Tigers tied the game. Chicago rallied to win in the bottom of the ninth, with Melky Cabrera providing the walkoff hit. Quintana, 27, stands 8-8 with a shiny 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 116/32 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings this season. He'll face the Twins next.
Corey Kluber (calf) pitched well in Sunday's no-decision against the Orioles, allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings.
A right calf cramp forced Kluber out of his last start, but he showed no signs of a recurrence on Sunday. Against the Orioles, he struck out eight and walked one. The O's posted two runs against him in the fourth inning, with the final run on his line scoring one frame later courtesy of a solo homer by Jonathan Schoop. Kluber will carry a 3.44 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 138/31 K/BB ratio (136 innings) into a home start against the A's next time he toes the rubber. He has had his rocky moments this season, but his overall numbers look more/less like they should for a player of his caliber. Maybe drop the ERA down a bit.
Brett Anderson (back) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday.
Anderson made it through another simulated game Sunday without issue. The left-hander has been on the disabled list all year following March back surgery and will likely require 3-4 minor league rehab starts. A mid-August season debut appears possible.
Vance Worley took a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Indians, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.
Worley struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. Both runs on his line scored in the fourth, with Tyler Naquin burning him for an RBI double and Roberto Perez lofting a sacrifice fly. While the 28-year-old right-hander's 1.35 WHIP is cause for some concern, his 3.09 ERA looks shiny enough. A difficult road showdown with the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Padres are "pushing hard" to trade Derek Norris.
The Padres like what they've seen out of Christian Bethancourt and Austin Hedges is killing the ball in the minors this season, so it makes sense that they'd want to shop Norris. The 27-year-old has hit an underwhelming .204/.263/.379 this season and is starting to get more expensive in arbitration, but there will surely be some teams that view him as an upgrade to their catching situation. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo hears that the Astros like Norris but "it's unclear if talks are active."
Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Reds.
Castillo jumped the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 advantage when he launched a three-run homer off Reds starter Brandon Finnegan in the third inning. Snakes starter Zack Godley immediately counteracted that by allowing three runs of his own in the bottom of the frame, but the Diamondbacks eventually came away with the win regardless. For his part, Castillo is slashing .258/.307/.431 with 11 homers and 34 RBI over 260 at-bats. Those numbers aren't mind-melting by any stretch of the imagination, but he offers a nice bit of pop, particularly for a backstop.