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Jake Arrieta (R) Headshot

Arrieta (7-6) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and six walks across four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals. He struck out four.

Arrieta struggled to gain a grasp of the strike zone in this one, throwing just 54 percent of his pitches for strikes while issuing six walks for just the fourth time in his big league career. He also failed to control the Nats' baserunners in any fashion, yielding six stolen bases to help the opposing offense manufacture runs. This poor performance also continued a disturbing recent trend of short outings for Arrieta, who has failed to complete five innings in three of his last four starts. He owns an ugly 17:11 K:BB over 20 innings during that span and will look to right the ship Sunday against the Reds.
11:26 pm (EST)
Brad Boxberger (R) Headshot

Boxberger (back) gave up an earned run on a hit and a walk over an inning in High-A Charlotte's 8-4 loss to Tampa on Tuesday. He also recorded two strikeouts.

Boxberger fired 20 pitches overall, 13 of which he threw for strikes, in what is supposed to be his final rehab outing before being activated by the Rays. The former closer had been sent back down to the Stone Crabs for Tuesday's appearance in order to get him one final tune-up, following an appearance for Triple-A Durham last Wednesday that led to some residual soreness.
11:25 pm (EST)
Adam Duvall (R) Headshot

Duvall went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Brewers.

It's his 17th homer of the year but just his third in June, although Duvall has maintained his fantasy value by hitting .305 (25-for-82) on the month. The 28-year-old now sports a career-best .874 OPS and appears set to top last season's breakout performance.
11:18 pm (EST)
Blake Snell (L) Headshot

Snell, who was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday and will start Wednesday's game against the Pirates, made several improvements in his delivery while at Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I'm real excited about what I did, and also looking forward to what I'm about to do," he said. "I like where I'm at, I like what I learned, and definitely ready to get going.

The young lefty has long struggled with control issues, and the 5.36 BB/9 he compiled over 42 innings with the Rays earlier in the season played a significant part in his demotion to Triple-A Durham. However, Snell displayed notable improvement in that area as his minor-league stint unfolded, giving up just four walks over the 17.2 innings encompassing his most recent trio of starts. He also racked up a sterling 5-0 record and 2.66 ERA, so both the Rays and Snell certainly have reason that the adjustments he made with the Bulls will pay dividends at the big-league level this go-around.
11:18 pm (EST)
Trevor Williams (R) Headshot

Williams allowed two runs on six hits with no walks in Tuesday's no-decision against the Rays. He struck out seven.

Williams, who limited the baserunners quite effectively in this one, gave up an RBI groundout in the fourth and was scored upon again after the first two men reached as he tried to extend into the eighth. He was on the hook for a loss despite the quality start, but a late push from his offense bailed him out in that regard. After being battered for much of the early part of the season, Williams seems to be coming into his own at the big league level and has now tossed consecutive quality starts for the second time in 2017. He still holds a hefty 4.82 ERA, but an enticing matchup with the Giants awaits the in-form 25-year-old on Sunday.
11:16 pm (EST)
Kevin Kiermaier (L) Headshot

Kiermaier (hip) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.

The Rays selected the contract of minor-league hurler Adam Kolarek on Tuesday, so they utilized the Kiermaier move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. The rangy outfielder remains out indefinitely with a fractured hip.
11:14 pm (EST)
Billy Hamilton (B) Headshot

Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Brewers.

His leadoff shot to right field set the tone for the game, as the two teams combined for seven homers. Hamilton now has a grand total of two home runs on the season, with his other coming in early May, and the switch-hitting speedster hasn't been able to benefit from 2017's league-wide power surge.
11:13 pm (EST)
Austin Pruitt (R) Headshot

Pruitt was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday.

Pruitt has struggled mightily over his 31.2 innings with the Rays this season, as he currently holds a 6.25 ERA. He'll be sent to Triple-A Durham where he'll face lighter competition with the hopes of getting his groove back on the mound.
11:10 pm (EST)
Raisel Iglesias (R) Headshot

Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his 13th save of the season in an 8-6 win over the Brewers.

His last save came back on June 8, as Iglesias hasn't gotten a lot of work this month for a struggling Reds squad. His 1.69 ERA and 45:16 K:BB in 37.1 innings suggest the right-hander could be an elite fantasy closer if he were pitching for a better team and got more opportunities, however.
11:09 pm (EST)
Alex Cobb (R) Headshot

Cobb tossed eight scoreless innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Pirates, allowing two hits and one walk with four strikeouts.

Cobb was lights out in this one, completing six one-two-three innings and allowing just one man to pass first base. He was on the hook for a win when he departed prior to the ninth inning, but a pair of late runs charged to the bullpen rained on that parade. Regardless, this was Cobb's finest outing of the season and his ERA now sits at a respectable 3.73. The right-hander has thrown four consecutive quality starts heading into Sunday's matchup with the Orioles.
11:08 pm (EST)
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