Shelby Miller's 6 1/3 scoreless innings went to waste as the Braves lost in 10 innings to the Phillies on Sunday.
Miller scattered seven hits and two walks while striking out eight, nearly matching opposing starter Cole Hamels in zeroes. He left with a runner on second base and one out in the seventh as Luis Avilan relieved him, and the Phillies were again kept off the board. Miller, despite pitching tremendously, hasn't gotten a win since May 17. He's 5-4 with a 2.07 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and an 88/34 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 innings. Miller will start at Coors Field against the Rockies next.
Eric Hosmer ended Sunday's game against the Twins by hitting a walk-off double to score Lorenzo Cain.
Cain reached on a walk to start the ninth. After a pitching change, Hosmer delivered a double against Twins reliever Aaron Thompson to bring his teammate home and end the festivities. He also walked once to finish 1-for-3. Hosmer recently missed three games with a sprain of the left ring finger, but the injury was not of the major variety and he should be fine moving forward. The 25-year-old first baseman is slashing .287/.354/.437 with eight homers and 41 RBI this season.
Steven Souza is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative on Sunday.
Souza sustained a laceration in his hand after being hit by a pitch and required three stitches. He'll visit a specialist on Monday in Kansas City due to concern of lost feeling in his pinkie finger.
Ryan Howard went 0-for-4, but knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on Sunday against the Braves.
The two clubs were knotted in a scoreless tie heading into the 10th inning, but the Phillies rallied load the bases with no outs for Howard, facing lefty reliever Dana Eveland. Howard lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in the first of four 10th-inning runs. Since his last home run on June 19, Howard has hit the skids, batting .135 (7-for-52) in his last 14 games. He's hitting .217/.262/.427 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI on the year.
Yankees RHP prospect Cale Coshow scattered three hits over six shutout frames Saturday in a win for High-A Tampa.
The 22-year-old was credited with a rain-shortened shutout. He's 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA since moving into the starting rotation on June 14. Coshow has posted a 9.28 K/9 this season while holding opponents to a .194 average in 191 at-bats. New York selected Coshow in the 13th round of the 2013 draft after he pitched collegiately at Oklahoma Christian University.
Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases as the Phillies won in 10 innings against the Braves on Sunday.
Hernandez is on a 10-game hitting streak now, with six of those games featuring multiple hits. He singled in the 10th inning to help the Phillies break a scoreless tie. The pair of stolen bases brings him up to 11 in 14 attempts on the season. There's no way his .299/.385/.385 line is sustainable as he has a .556 BABIP since June 22, but he'll get playing time and stolen base opportunities while he's hot so he has fantasy utility for the time being.
Miguel Sano went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Royals.
Santana's double in the second inning scored Trevor Plouffe and put the Twins out to a 1-0 lead. The two-bagger was his second of the season, as was the RBI. Since being called up on July 2, the 22-year-old has collected a hit in all four games and is 6-for-15. He hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI over 66 games at Double-A prior to ascending to the majors. We've yet to see the home run power come to play, but Sano has not been overwhelmed by the jump over Triple-A thus far.
Marco Estrada limited the Tigers to two runs in five innings, snagging a win on his birthday as the Blue Jays went on to a 10-5 victory on Sunday.
Not a bad way to celebrate a 32nd birthday. Estrada kept the Tigers off the board until the fifth inning, when Ian Kinsler knocked in two runs with a triple. He allowed five hits overall with a walk and three strikeouts. Estrada has been solid since joining the rotation in early May, sporting a 4.00 ERA with a 56/23 K/BB ratio across 12 starts. He'll make a road start in Kansas City against the Royals next.