Corey Kluber gave up six runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Royals on Tuesday.
Kluber took his first loss since April 29 on Tuesday night, after allowing a season-high six runs which makes it 10 runs (seven earned) he has allowed over his last two starts. Despite his recent slide in production, Kluber is still sitting 6-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 14 starts, while owning an impressive 104:22 K:BB rate. He is going to be just fine moving forward considering he has managed to keep his walks to a minimum, so this should be viewed as just a bump in the road. Kluber will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Red Sox on Sunday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Robert Quinn is making progress from his back issue.
After missing Sunday's game, Quinn seems to be making steps toward's returning. Quinn is one of the game's elite pass rushers but has been slowed down by injuries all season long. Quinn is two years removed from a 19 sack season and the Rams are hoping he returns to that when he gets back on the field. Analysis: James Grande
Braves signed P Jim Johnson to a one-year deal.
After saving 50-plus games two consecutive years in Baltimore, Johnson has been a shell of that the past two seasons. He only has 12 saves combined over the past two seasons. He posted a 7.09 ERA in 2014 and a 4.46 ERA in 2015. The Braves are giving him one year to figure himself out or he'll likely have a hard time finding work. He can only hope his sinker starts sinking like it did in Baltimore. Analysis: James Grande