Masahiro Tanaka became the first pitcher to reach 11 wins after he earned the victory over the Blue Jays Tuesday holding them to one run while striking out 10 over six innings.
Oh the irony, as Tanaka had a bit of de ja vu on Tuesday as he allowed a home run to the Jays first batter something he did in his MLB debut to start the season and just like his first career start Tanaka was lights out after that. The rookie has won each of his last five starts and with Tuesday's performance he lowered his AL leading ERA down to 1.99.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Luol Deng (knee) won't return Sunday.
Michael Beasley is likely the candidate to replace the Deng starting minutes for the rest of the way. There is no word on the long term implications of the injury yet, but if there is, Beasley might be a solid play for the rest of the season. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Athletics reassign Luke Carlin, Max Muncy and Andy Parrino to minor league camp.
One of these things is not like the other. Muncy is a 23-year old prospect, while Carlin and Parrino are older journeymen. Muncy, a first baseman, his 21 home runs in 2013 at High-A in 428 plate appearances. But the power hasn't translated to Double-A yet as he hit just seven home runs in 530 plate appearances there last year. Muncy isn't really a prospect you have to know, but he's far more notable than Carlin and Parrino. Analysis: Brett Talley