UPDATES & NEWS
Corey Kluber allowed two runs on five hits and four walks while fanning four batters over 5.1 innings against the Red Sox on Sunday.
After a rough stretch, Kluber bounce back nicely on Sunday, but was unable to get back in the win column, settling for a no-decision. He is now sitting 6-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 15 starts, while holding down a 108:26 K:BB rate. His low walk rate has been one of the main reasons for his early success, but has now walked eight batters over his last three starts, so hopefully he will be able to get his command back on track as he attempts to trend back in the right direction. He will take on the Rick Porcello and the Tigers his next trip to the mound, which is scheduled for Friday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva