Cole Hamels earned his first win of the season after pitching seven innings of one-run ball with just three hits, one walk and 10 strikeouts against the Reds on Saturday.
As if Hamels' last outing wasn't strong enough, he looked even better in this one against the Reds. He's now allowed just two runs over his last 14 innings and has a 21:5 K:BB over these last two starts. This is the Hamels everyone was expecting and though it took a few starts to shake the rust off from his shoulder, he looks like he's back to form. He'll face the hot-hitting Marlins in pitcher-friendly Miami his next time out.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Indians recalled Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.
With the trade of Brandon Moss to the Cardinals the Indians have called up their once promising prospect Chisenhall to add some depth off the bench. Consistency has been Chisenhall's biggest issue during his stints in the majors as he flashes the ability that would make him a solid middle of the order bat but eventually expand his strike zone and ultimately rack up the strikeouts. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Joakim Soria has been traded to the Pirates.
The Pirates already have the NL saves leader in Mark Melancon so Soria figures to move into the setup role for the Pirates. As for the Tigers closer situation owners will have to wait for an official announcement but Alex Wilson has been their most effective reliever this season and could be first in line. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Brandon Beachy is scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Beachy's first stint with the Dodgers didn't fare too well this season, so he is going to head back to Triple-A and look to continue building arm strength in hope of regaining his form. The Dodgers have added two starting pitchers prior to the trade deadline, so barring injury, it doesn't appear that Beachy will be helping the big league club in a starting role anytime soon. Analysis: David Kerr