Scott Feldman tossed his first shutout of the season Saturday as the Astros beat the Rangers 2-0.
Feldman carved his way easily through the Texas lineup, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out five. He's been a disappointment for the most part in his first year of a three-year, $30 million contract, but this outing was truly dominant. Feldman will carry an 8-10 record, 4.09 ERA, and 1.41 WHIP into his next start on the road against the A's.
Robbie Ross pitched five no-hit innings in the Rangers' loss to the Astros on Saturday night.
Ross made a relief appearance at Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, so he was lifted early from Saturday's game despite the no-no. Phil Klein, the first reliever in for Texas, then yielded two earned runs on three hits.
Orioles acquired OF Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox for RHPs Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar.
De Aza has good speed and can play all three outfield positions, making him a nice addition to the Baltimore bench for the stretch run. The 30-year-old was batting .243/.309/.354 with 15 stolen bases in 122 games this season for the White Sox. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the third and final time this winter. Chalas and Blackmar are non-prospects.
Miguel Cabrera made an early exit from the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox after appearing to aggravate his lingering right ankle injury.
It was overly ambitious of the Tigers to think that Cabrera -- who has been limping around for weeks -- could gut it out for both games. He looked to be in serious discomfort on a groundout in the top of the fourth inning and did not take the field for the bottom of the fourth. Cabrera can probably be considered day-to-day through the rest of 2014.
Daniel Hudson (elbow) will join the Diamondbacks as a reliever at some point early next week.
Hudson has undergone two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries since early 2012 but is finally back to full health. He looked sharp on his most recent minor league rehab assignment and should do well in a long relief role for Arizona. It's a nice comeback story.