Jorge De La Rosa held the Orioles to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Monday but took a no-decision.
De La Rosa walked three, but he managed to hold the O's to just four hits. He departed with a 2-1 lead but Adam Ottavino allowed an RBI groundout to the first batter he faced. De La Rosa was knocked around in his previous outing but has mostly been very good since rejoining the rotation. He'll face the Mets on the road this weekend.
Adam Jones went 2-for-5 with two RBI and scored the game-winning run in Monday's extra-innings win over the Rockies.
Both base knocks were singles, but Jones got the scoring going with an RBI single in the second and tied things up with an RBI groundout in the seventh. He should have been thrown out in the 10th, but Jordan Lyles misfired a ball to home and Nick Hundley couldn't hang on. It's been a rough July for Jones, but he has two multi-hit games in his last three tries.
Nolan Arenado launched a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Orioles.
Arenado made an uncharacteristic two fielding errors in the game, but his solo jack in the fourth inning knotted things up at the time. It was his 26th longball of the season, as he now trails teammate Trevor Story by one home run for the National League lead.
Aaron Sanchez struck out seven batters across seven shutout innings in Monday's 4-2 victory over the Padres.
Sanchez was dominant yet again, holding the Padres to just three hits -- two singles -- while walking two. He's yielded only 113 hits and 39 walks over 132 1/3 innings this season, good for a 1.15 WHIP to go along with his 2.72 ERA. Sanchez is now 11-1 on the season and hasn't given up more than two runs in any of his last seven starts. It's possible he'll hit a wall at some point or even be moved to the bullpen, but Sanchez hasn't shown any signs of slowing down yet. He'll get the Orioles next.
Colin Rea walked four batters but managed to record a quality start Monday, allowing three runs over six frames in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Rea is still walking way too many guys for someone who doesn't miss a ton of bats. He was able to limit the damage somewhat but still took his second straight loss. The right-hander will carry an unappealing 4.98 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into this weekend's outing against the Reds.
Roberto Osuna retired the only two batters he faced to nail down his 21st save of the season in Monday's win over the Padres.
The Blue Jays entered the bottom of the ninth with a four-run lead, but Osuna had to come on after Bo Schultz served up a two-run dinger. The closer got a foulout and a fly out to finish off the victory. Osuna is 21-for-23 in save chances and boasts a 2.03 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 51/9 K/BB ratio over 44 1/3 innings.
Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Monday's win over the Padres.
Two of Pillar's hits on the night were two-baggers, and he also added a stolen base. The speedy outfielder hasn't ran as much as hoped this season, but he's now on pace for 13 home runs and 11 stolen bases.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are the "front-runners" for Padres outfielder Melvin Upton.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported over the weekend that the Orioles and Blue Jays were the leaders in pursuit for Upton, but it appears that Toronto has emerged as the favorite in the past day or so. Rosenthal hears that the Indians are also in the mix. Upton has enjoyed a resurgent season in San Diego, batting .256/.304/.439 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI, and 20 steals across 95 games. He's under contract for $16.45 million next season.