Andrew Miller worked around a leadoff double with three consecutive strikeouts to earn his fourth save of the season in Sunday's win against the Rays.
Protecting a two-run lead in the ninth inning, Miller allowed a leadoff double to Ryan Brett, but bounced back to strike out Rene Rivera, Logan Forsythe, and Steven Souza to end the contest. Miller remains unscored upon with a 12/2 K/BB ratio in six innings.
Matt Andriese struggled in Sunday's start against the Yankees, serving up four runs in eight hits and two walks in a loss.
Andriese was solid in a spot start on Tuesday, so the pitching-thin Rays called on him again to face the Yankees on Sunday, but it didn't go nearly as well. Anriese recorded only one strikeout on the afternoon and had to be relieved with one out in the fourth inning. Andriese's next turn in the rotation comes next weekend at home against the Blue Jays.
Michael Pineda limited the Rays to three runs in 5 2/3 innings, resulting in his second win of the season on Sunday.
Pineda made a first-inning mistake to Steven Souza that resulted in a two-run home run, but was otherwise solid. The right-hander, overall, gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Pineda now has a 5.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 20/2 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. He'll take on the Mets at home in his next outing.
Jordy Mercer is listed as day-to-day after X-rays revealed no fractures in his ribs after being hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Mercer is sore and could get a day of rest on Monday as a precautionary measure, but won't require a trip to the disabled list. Jung-Ho Kang replaced him on Sunday and would start in his place if he does miss any time.
Kelvin Herrera was ejected from Sunday's game against the Athletics for throwing at Brett Lawrie.
Lawrie was drilled by Yordano Ventura on Saturday after he had slid hard into second base earlier in the series, which led to a benches clearing altercation. Herrera didn't actually succeed in drilling Lawrie, throwing well behind him, but the intent was quite clear.
Carlos Sanchez has been unstoppable since his demotion, hitting .485 in seven games for Triple-A Charlotte.
He leads all Triple-A players in hitting. The White Sox have a tough infield to crack with Jose Abreu at first, Micah Johnson at second, Alexei Ramirez at short and Conor Gillaspie at third base. Until a spot opens up, Sanchez is better off in the minors where he can see regular at-bats.
Matt Harvey pitched through an illness in Sunday's start against the Marlins and claimed that he felt weak and had been unable to swallow prior to the game.
That could partially explain why he seemed to wear down in the seventh inning, but was still dominant enough to pick up his third victory of the season. He has been extremely impressive through his first three starts and looks as though he'll be stronger than he was before undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Gerrit Cole moved to 2-0 on Sunday after limiting the Brewers to two earned runs over six frames in a 5-2 victory for the host Pirates.
Cole had some trouble in the second inning but was otherwise pretty sharp, yielding only five hits and one walk while striking out six. He has a cool 3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 20/5 K/BB ratio in 17 innings (three starts) this season for the Bucs, who are now back to .500 (6-6) after sweeping their weekend set against the Brewers. The 24-year-old right-hander will try to keep it all working next time out in Arizona.