Johnny Cueto took the loss in a 1-0 game Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Cueto pitched six innings and gave up a homer to Justin Turner in the fourth as the only damage. Cueto fell to 1-3 since the All-Star break after finishing the first half 13-1. He hasn't been that bad, though; he has a 3.91 ERA and a 43/10 K/BB ratio in his eight starts since the break.
Justin Turner went 2-for-3 and homered to account for the only run in the Dodgers' win over the Giants on Wednesday.
Turner is up to 24 homers in 485 plate appearances this year. For the Mets in 2011, he had four homers in 487 plate appearances. Legitimately one of the NL's best players the last three years, Turner is going to be a fascinating free agent this winter.
Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Tigers to a 9-4 victory over the Twins on Wednesday.
His solo blast in the first inning opened the scoring. He contributed an RBI-double in the third inning. He later doubled twice. The future Hall of Famer is batting .313/.386/.552 with 28 home runs, 80 RBI and 71 runs scored in 124 games.
Matt Boyd struck out seven while yielding three runs in six innings to earn a win versus the Twins on Wednesday.
It wasn't always pretty as he served up home runs to Robbie Grossman and Brian Dozier. Luckily they were both solo blasts that didn't do excessive harm. The win boosts his record to 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA after 13 starts and two relief appearances. His 64 to 24 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 74 2/3 innings at the age of 25 gives him some intrigue as a middle-of-the-rotation streamer with upside.
Tyler Duffey lasted only three innings while getting pounded for six runs in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
He gave up seven hits and a walk while fanning two in the brief and unpleasant outing. Miguel Cabrera took him deep for a solo homer in the first inning. The biggest blow was a three-run shot by Justin Upton in his third and final frame. It is hard to imagine the Twins will continue to run him out there considering he has a brutal 6.24 ERA after 22 starts. That would be the worst ERA in the major leagues but he is a few innings shy of qualifying for that dishonor.