Chris Sale allowed three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings while striking out 10 in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.
Sale gave up eight hits, all singles, over his eight innings without issuing a walk. Unfortunately for the southpaw, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was brilliant, making the three-run lead stand up. Sale is now somehow 1-2 despite a microscopic 1.19 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 52/6 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He'll look to pull even when he squares off with the Orioles on Tuesday.
Alex Dickerson (back) is expected to resume baseball activities within the next week.
Dickerson has been hampered by a bulging disc in his back but has made progress in recent weeks. He's stayed in shape by doing cardio and some light weight lifting and will soon add baseball activities to his regimen. Dickerson is on the 60-day DL, so we won't see him in San Diego until June at the earliest.
Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.
The multi-hit game was Holliday's first since April 10, a stretch during which he was 2-for-27. One thing he has been doing is getting on base, combating a .231 batting average with a .388 on-base percentage. Holliday has traditionally warmed up with the weather, so the power numbers should increase as the months roll on.
Red Sox optioned OF Steve Selsky to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox needed to clear a roster spot for Chase d'Arnaud, who was claimed off waivers from Atlanta. Selsky played sparingly during his month-long stint with the Red Sox, appearing mostly as a pinch-hitter. He went 1-for-9 with five strikeouts during that span.
Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 10 batters while allowing three runs over seven innings in the Indians' 4-3 win over the Astros on Thursday.
Kluber got off to a rocky start, allowing three runs through the first three innings, but he settled down to keep the Astros off the board for his final four frames. The win was his third in a row, improving him to 3-1 with a 4.19 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 34 1/3 innings. Kluber will try to run his streak to four when he faces the Tigers in Detroit on Tuesday.