Paul Clemens allowed four runs over five innings to earn his first win of the season Saturday against the Cubs.
Clemens was far from good, walking five while allowing two home runs among his four hits, but he was better than his counterpart, John Lackey. Clemens has now given up five home runs in his two starts, posting a 6.30 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in 10 innings of work. He'll take on the Braves on Friday.
Hunter Harvey tossed two scoreless innings Saturday in his season debut for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Orioles.
He finished with five strikeouts and didn't walk a batter. It was Harvey's first professional game in almost two years. The 21-year-old was once considered an elite prospect and still offers huge upside if he can stay healthy. The Orioles selected him 22nd overall in the 2013 draft after a dominant high school career in North Carolina.
Dodgers signed No. 36 overall pick RHP Jordan Sheffield.
His projected slot value was around $1.79 million. Sheffield pitched to an 8-6 record with a 3.01 ERA over 101 2/3 innings for Vanderbilt this past season. The 21-year-old right-hander is the nephew of nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffield.
John Lackey surrendered seven runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
Lackey was equal opportunity with his poor pitching, allowing runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings before being removed. That included a two-run home run to Justin Bour. Lackey also walked three while striking out five. The loss was Lackey's second straight to drop him to 7-4 on the year. The 37-year-old still owns a strong 3.29 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 102/27 K/BB ratio over 15 starts, and he'll try to get back on track Thursday against the Mets.
Stephen Strasburg (back) has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Brewers.
Strasburg was hoping to return Sunday after missing his last start Monday against the Dodgers but his back flared up again. After his latest setback, Strasburg is likely headed to the disabled list. Tanner Roark has been tabbed as Sunday's starter. He'll try to help the Nationals end their seven-game losing streak.