Francisco Rodriguez notched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record his 37th save of the season in Monday's win over the White Sox.
Rodriguez was protecting a precious one-run lead but faced little resistance from the Pale Hose, getting a groundout, lineout and flyout on just nine pitches. K-Rod has five straight scoreless appearances after a rough little stretch at the beginning of August.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday's win over the White Sox.
It was a back-and-forth affair between the two division rivals, but Salty's dinger off of tough reliever Nate Jones put the Tigers up for good. He plays second fiddle to James McCann and is batting just .192/.306/.404 overall this season, but Saltalamacchia has pretty much given the Tigers what they were hoping for with 12 home runs.
Tyler Saladino had a two-RBI single and a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Tigers.
Saladino was the White Sox' offense in this one, as his single put the White Sox ahead in the fourth and his home run put them ahead in the seventh. Unfortunately for him and the Pale Hose, Jarrod Saltalamacchia put the Tigers back up for good with a homer in the eighth. Saladino has settled in as the White Sox' regular second baseman with Brett Lawrie banged up.
Trevor Bauer tossed six shutout innings but took a no-decision in Monday's 1-0 extra-innings win over the Twins.
Bauer and Hector Santiago matched zeroes all night before Jason Kipnis eventually sent the Indians fans home happy with a walk-off RBI single. The right-hander has rebounded from a rough stretch with a 2.45 ERA over his last five outings. He'll try to keep it going versus the Marlins on Sunday.
Hector Santiago walked four but gutted through 6 1/3 shutout innings in Monday's extra-innings loss to the Indians.
Santiago's control evaded him as it so often does, and he also struck out only two batters on the night. However, the Tribe managed just three hits against him, so the lefty was able to dance out of trouble. It's easily Santiago's best start as a Twin, as the extra rest to deal with a bruised thumb appeared to help him. He'll get the White Sox, his former team, this weekend.
Jason Kipnis slapped a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of Monday's win over the Twins.
The first two batters reached for the Indians in the bottom of the 10th. After Rajai Davis grounded into a fielder's choice, Kipnis plated Chris Gimenez with a single to left center to finally break a scoreless tie. Kipnis was the only batter on either side to reach base three times, as he had a couple singles and a walk.
Rick Porcello moved to 18-3 Monday, limiting the Rays to three runs over seven frames in a 9-4 victory.
He gave up six hits and struck out seven without issuing a walk. Porcello has now recorded seven straight quality starts and has quality starts in 11 of his last 12 tries. His first season in Boston was really rough, but Porcello has been excellent in his second go-round. He'll go up against the A's in Oakland in his next trip to the hill.
Matt Andriese was overmatched by the Red Sox on Monday, getting torched for seven runs over four innings of work.
Andriese yielded 10 hits -- including one homer and six doubles -- and one walk, needing 96 pitches to get through his four innings. The right-hander has been lit up for 24 runs across 25 innings in his last five starts. He'll try to rebound this weekend against the Blue Jays, which doesn't seem likely.