Dan Haren allowed five runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Haren actually gave up just four hits, but the Rockies managed to turn them into five runs. The line looks bad, but it was Haren's first loss since August 17, and the right-hander is still 13-11 with a 4.14 ERA after a string of above-average starts. Haren will try to get back in the win column at the Cubs on Sunday.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated after Tuesday's game that Hanley Ramirez (elbow) was unlikely to play Wednesday.
It's no surprise given that it's a day game after a night game. Ramirez was able to pinch-hit Tuesday (striking out), suggesting that his elbow is not at issue at the plate but in the field.
Tyler Matzek surrendered 11 hits but managed to hold the Dodgers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday.
Matzek managed to escape danger until the sixth inning, when four hits and a run spelled the end of his night. The left-hander struck out six before exiting. It wasn't his strongest outing, but the win was his fourth in his last five starts to bring his record to 6-10. He hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since August 13. Matzek will look to keep that going Sunday against the Diamonbacks.
Corey Kluber struck out 14 Astros hitters Tuesday, yielding one run over seven innings in the Indians' 4-2 win.
Kluber's remarkable season continues. The right-hander mowed down the Astros for his 16th win, scattering seven hits and two walks on the evening. The win was his third straight after a three-game losing streak. Kluber will take a 2.42 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 244/48 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start at the Twins.
Robbie Grossman went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.
Grossman fell victim to Indians starter Corey Kluber for three of the four strikeouts, and he wasn't alone -- the Klubot fanned 14 Astros batters in the game. Closer Cody Allen did the honors in the ninth. He also worked a walk in the game, a good portrait of Grossman as a hitter -- he has 96 strikeouts in 322 at-bats, but Grossman also owns an on-base percentage 105 points higher than his batting average.