Lucas Harrell allowed just one run over seven innings but the Astros lost to the Pirates on Sunday.
Harrell got exactly zero support from his offense and was handed his fifth loss despite pitching very well. He allowed just four hits -- one double and three singles -- while striking out three batters and walking only one. The right-hander will try to keep it rolling next week against the A's.
Justin Masterson struck out a season-high 11 batters while tossing seven scoreless frames in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Mariners.
Masterson permitted just three singles, walked a pair and hit a batter. The brilliant outing comes on the heels of a shutout of the Yankees, and he has now won seven games on the year. The big right-hander is looking much more like the 2011 version and in fact has been even better to this point. He'll bring a 2.83 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into Boston next weekend.
Felix Hernandez wasn't sharp Sunday, allowing six runs -- five earned -- over just five innings in a loss to the Indians.
King Kelix recorded eight strikeouts, but he allowed eight hits and walked a pair. The Mariners' ace left his last outing with a back issue, so it's possible it was an issue for him again today. As long as he's healthy, Hernandez is obviously a good bet to bounce back against the Rangers his next time out.
Michael Brantley had an RBI single and a three-run homer in Sunday's win over the Mariners.
The longball came in the second inning off of Felix Hernandez. It's just the second homer of the season for Brantley, who was hitting third in the batting order. The outfielder has now driven in 19 while hitting .301 as he quietly puts together a nice season.
The Rangers could place Ian Kinsler (ribs) on the disabled list.
He will have to show that his sore ribs will allow him to swing a bat soon, otherwise the club will put him on the DL and call up Jurickson Profar. Kinsler was originally hurt last Tuesday when he was hit with a ball while stealing a base and aggravated the ailment Thursday while getting out of the way of a pitch.
Blue Jays transferred RHP Sergio Santos from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Thad Weber. Santos will be out until after the All-Star break following surgery to remove bone chips and spurs from his right elbow.
Blue Jays claimed RHP Thad Weber off waivers from the Padres, optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
Alex Anthopoulos is at it again. Weber was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday, but it didn't take him long to find a new home. He'll represent depth in the minors.
Carlos Ruiz left Sunday's game against the Reds with a right hamstring strain.
Ruiz hurt himself while running the bases. There's no word yet on the severity of the injury, but a trip to the disabled list would seem to be a distinct possibility. Humberto Quintero would take Ruiz's spot on the roster if a move needs to be made.