Alex Cobb gave up one run on three hits and two walks with 11 strikeouts over 6.1 innings against the Astros on Friday.
Now there's the Cobb fantasy owners have been waiting for as the 26-year-old right-hander notched double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season and ended a brutal three-game losing streak in which he allowed 16 runs over just 15.1 innings. Perhaps he was still shaking off some disabled list rust there during that stretch, but fantasy owners are going to need him to press forward and use this game as the necessary springboard. He's got a home start against the Orioles to prove this was no fluke. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Roberto Osuna (back) is available out of the bullpen Monday.
Osuna was complaining about some lower back pain after coming on in relief Sunday, but says he will be available if needed. Osuna has been outstanding this year and could be the solution to the Blue Jays' closer issue. He owns a 2.02 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings and is in the top 30 of the majors in strikeout rate with a 43:10 K/BB ratio. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Dodgers transfer LHP Paco Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list.
This move allows the Dodgers to bring up Eric Surkamp for tonight's bullpen game. Rodriguez, who last pitched for the Dodgers on May 29, will be out at least 8-10 weeks until September after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow. He pitched four scoreless innings in a recent rehab assignment but suffered a setback and will now be sidelined even longer than expected. He has a 2.61 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. Analysis: Zack Carpenter