UPDATES & NEWS
Huston Street locked down his eighth save of the season after throwing a one-hit, scoreless ninth with one strikeout against the Nationals on Thursday.
Street is now a perfect 8-for-8 in save opportunities in 2014, having allowed only one earned run over his first 9.0 innings of work. Health has always been an issue with Street over the course of his career, but whenever on the mound there is no doubting his skill set. Expect his dominance to continue as he remains one of the top closer options in the early going.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender