Mariners snap losing skid at 5 games with 3-1 victory over Baltimore | The Seattle Times "Andrew Albers, the Mariners’ 16th starting pitcher of the season, picked up his first win, allowing one run in five innings. Four relievers worked the final four innings to snap the streak." Tillman an option to start Aug. 22 (O's down 3-1) - School of Roch “He could have pitched last night and would have,” Buck Showalter said. “That was real encouraging. So he’s available tonight and tomorrow, and we want to look at some things as his work days go on and see if there might be a spot where we want to start him, if we want to give some guys some extra time." Some guys = Dylan Bundy, just to be clear. Orioles
Reliever Chris Hatcher brings experience, sense of humor to A's Because Chris Hatcher hasn't appeared in a big-league game since June 22, there might be some questions about what the right-hander whom the A's acquired from the Dodgers on Tuesday will bring to the Oakland bullpen. Talking with him for a few minutes in the Coliseum clubhouse before Wednesday's game against Kansas City, it's clear he brought one thing: a sense of humor. "I've been a closer," Hatcher said, quickly adding, Excuse me, I take that back: I've closed some games in the big leagues. Hatcher had spent nearly two months on the disabled list with thoracic inflammation, which he described as a problem with his ribs. A five-game rehab assignment ended last Wednesday and he returned to the Dodgers on Sunday. In a seven-year career split between the Marlins (2011-14) and Dodgers (2015-17), Hatcher is 8-14 with a 4.72 ERA and four saves. The A's optioned right-hander Josh Smith to Triple-A Nashville to make room on the roster for Hatcher. To make room on the 40-man roster for Moll, the A's designated Nashville right-hander Zach Neal for assignment.
Umpire Angel Hernandez has shaken hands on the field with Ian Kinsler, a day after the Detroit Tigers second baseman said the veteran ump should find another job. Hernandez was working second base Wednesday night for the finale of Detroit's series at Texas. When Kinsler took his position for the bottom of the first inning, there appeared to be a few words shared between the two before Hernandez walked up to Kinsler and shook his hand, and then briefly put his hand on the second baseman's shoulder. Kinsler's harsh and extended criticism of the umpire before Tuesday's game came a day after he was ejected from the series opener Monday for questioning balls and strikes while Hernandez worked behind the plate.