Julio Teheran pitched seven innings of two-run ball on Sunday against the Phillies, earning his first win in five starts.
Teheran allowed an RBI single to Cody Asche in the second inning and another RBI single to Odubel Herrera in the fifth, accounting for the damage. He scattered eight hits, walked none, and struck out seven in what was his finest outing since his last win on July 3 -- also against the Phillies. Teheran now has a 4.59 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a 113/49 k/BB ratio over 131 1/3 innings. He gets another good match-up this weekend, as he'll host the struggling Marlins.
Twins RHP prospect Sam Gibbons extended his scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings Saturday in a win for Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Gibbons allowed just four hits over nine shutout innings and recorded a season-high nine strikeouts. The 21-year-old hasn't lost a start since June 20. Over that stretch, he's gone 4-0 with a sensational 2.17 ERA in 37 1/3 innings. Opponents have hit just .231 against him since the start of July.
Red Sox manager John Farell announced Sunday that Henry Owens will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start against the Yankees on Tuesday.
It will be the major league debut for the 23-year-old right-hander, who is regarded by many to be the top pitching prospect in the Red Sox organization. He owns a 3.16 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 103/56 K/BB ratio over 122 1/3 innings at Pawtucket this season.
Jace Peterson went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, striking the big blow to defeat the Phillies on Sunday.
Peterson broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning when he belted an Adam Morgan offering to right field in the fifth inning. His effort helped the Braves avoid a four-game series sweep in Philadelphia. The second baseman isn't normally one for power, as he's batting .245/.322/.343 with 44 RBI and only four home runs.
Robbie Ray failed to give the Diamondbacks length in Sunday's loss to the Astros, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.
Ray avoided the big inning, instead allowing a slow trickle of runs, with one scoring in the second, two scoring in the fourth and a final run coming home in the fifth frame. He struck out five and walked three as he fell to 3-6 on the season. The owner of a 3.01 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and a 63/20 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings, Ray will head home to face the Reds in his next start.
Chris Davis went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Tigers.
Davis provided the only blemish on the afternoon for the Tigers' young lefty Daniel Norris, homering in the fourth inning. The 1B/OF has matched last year's home run total at 26, and has also knocked in 72 runs while hitting .245/.327/.504.
Ubaldo Jimenez served up six runs in 4 2/3 innings, losing to the Tigers on Sunday.
J.D. Martinez put Jimenez behind the eight-ball early, driving a three-run home run in the first inning. The Tigers then rallied for three runs on four two-out hits in the fifth, chasing the right-hander from the game. Overall, he allowed six hits and a walk while striking out only two. Jimenez has been hot-and-cold as of late, currently owning a 4.04 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 110/39 K/BB ratio over 118 innings. He'll attempt to rebound in a road start versus the Angels.
Orioles optioned RHP Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Norfolk.
Rondon was just with the club for two games to provide emergency depth in the bullpen. He did a terrific job on Sunday, hurling 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Tigers, allowing three hits and striking out one. He should get another chance with the big league club soon.