Corey Kluber allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings as the Indians lost to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Kluber was good until the sixth inning, when he allowed homers to Andy Dirks and Miguel Cabrera. Otherwise, Kluber struck out eight and was generally effective. The right-hander moved to 3-3 with the loss. His next start comes Sunday against the Red Sox.
Octavio Dotel (elbow) has resumed throwing.
Dotel was given medication and shut down for six days after Dr. James Andrews determined earlier this month that he had no structural damage in his right elbow. The righty will eventually head out on a rehab assignment, though it's unclear when that will happen. He should return sometime next month if he can avoid setbacks.
Andy Dirks went 2-for-5 with a home run as the Tigers beat the Indians on Tuesday.
The homer was Dirks' fifth, and he drove in two runs on the night. What's more, the outfielder batted leadoff ahead of Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera. It's likely temporary until Austin Jackson returns, but if Dirks can continue to get on base he should be in line to score plenty of runs in his new lineup spot.
Jed Lowrie left Tuesday's game with a right foot contusion.
Lowrie was hit on the foot by a Yu Darvish pitch. It's not clear at this point if the ailment will cause him to miss additional time, but it's likely a day-to-day situation in all likelihood.
Josh Beckett (groin) threw on flat ground prior to Tuesday's game.
He did so without discomfort, something he was unable to do over the weekend. Beckett will throw off the mound soon before testing out his groin by running. The Dodgers haven't set a timetable for his return, but early June seems likely if all goes well.
Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) ran in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game.
It's the first time he's ran since a left hamstring strain forced him to the disabled list earlier this month. Ramirez is being brought along slowly, but it appears that he has a shot to return closer to the short end of his 4-6 week timetable.
Mike Leake held the Mets scoreless over seven innings in the Reds' 4-0 victory on Tuesday.
Leake has now made two consecutive starts without allowing a run, lowering his ERA to 3.25 in the process. There was some thought his spot in the rotation might be in danger with the return of Johnny Cueto, but Tony Cingrani being demoted was a vote of confidence in favor of the 25-year-old. His next start will come in an interleague matchup with the Indians on Monday.
Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single against the Mets on Tuesday.
Votto is 20-for-40 (.500) in the 10 games, raising his batting average to .353 on the season. Miguel Cabrera is getting the bulk of the attention nationally, but few hitters in the game are as locked in as Votto right now.