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Chris Archer allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Rays.

Archer departed with a 1-0 lead, but it disappeared immediately after the runner he left on scored on a Jose Bautista double. It was still a nice outing for Archer after a couple of tough ones, including one six days ago in which he walked five and gave up three homers. He's 2-1 with a 3.43 ERA.
Apr 30 - 4:40 PM

Rafael Montero is expected to start for the Mets on Friday in place of the injured Noah Syndergaard.

Syndergaard left Sunday's start due to a lat injury and is presumably heading to the disabled list. Montero has struggled in his limited time with the big league club this season, registering a 9.45 ERA and 3.60 WHIP in 6 2/3 innings.
Apr 30 - 4:40 PM

Alex Colome took a blown save and a loss after giving up two runs in the eighth inning Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Manager Kevin Cash decided to go to his beat reliever with one on and one out in a 1-0 game in the eighth. Colome promptly gave up a game-tying double. He then intentionally walked Kendrys Morales before giving up two more RBI singles. Colome entered this one with a 1.54 ERA, and he's still secure in the closer's role.
Apr 30 - 4:37 PM

Kevin Kiermaker went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Sunday, dropping his average to .210.

Kiermaier won't be losing any playing time, of course, but it's questionable whether he should be batting second regularly for the Rays. His OBP is down to .296, and he's fanned 32 times in 26 games. If Kiermaier is dropped in the order, he'd likely cease being worth holding on to in mixed leagues.
Apr 30 - 4:35 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Sunday that he expects Aaron Sanchez (finger) to be fine.

Gibbons confirmed that it was a cracked finger nail, and not a blister issue, that forced Sanchez to leave Sunday's start after only one inning. While he wouldn't commit to the right-hander making his next scheduled start, it doesn't sound as though he'll necessitate a trip to the disabled list.
Apr 30 - 4:34 PM

Rickie Weeks struck out all four times he was up Sunday against the Blue Jays.

There's good reason why Weeks doesn't play much against right-handers. Once the Rays get Colby Rasmus back, Weeks will likely only start versus lefties.
Apr 30 - 4:33 PM

Christian Vazquez is catching his third consecutive game for the Red Sox on Sunday night against the Cubs.

Vazquez seems to have surpassed Sandy Leon as the club's primary backstop. The 26-year-old has been red-hot at the plate, slashing .452/.485/.645 with four RBI in his 33 plate appearances on the season. He's batting eighth against Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs on Sunday.
Apr 30 - 4:30 PM

Ryan Braun was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Braves due to tightness in his right trapezius muscle.

Braun always seems to be banged up and has battled minor injuries throughout his career, with 2017 being no exception. It sounds as though it's the type of injury that will be day-to-day, but look for an update on his status from the Brewers after Sunday's game.
Apr 30 - 4:29 PM
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