Corey Kluber took the loss Friday but only allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts against the Tigers.
After starting off the season 6-3, Kluber has come crashing back to earth of late, having failed to register a win over his last four starts. He is still sitting on a 3.30 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 103.2 innings, but has seen a drop off in strikeouts, having recorded just 19 over his last four trips to the mound (23.1 IP), which is far lower than the rate we have grown accustomed to seeing from Kluber. Whether or not his strikeout rate continues to fall, he should remain in starting lineups through all league formats until he proves otherwise. He will look to find his way back to the win column when he takes on the Diamondbacks next week.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
ESPN sources say the Wizards are pushing hard to land David West.
The veteran power forward averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists over 28.7 minutes per game last season for the Pacers. His veteran leadership is as much a part of his game as his work in the frontcourt and several teams are expected to be courting the 34-year old. If the Wizards are going to make a hard push, then an offer should come soon. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cole Hamels is unlikely to accept a trade to the Houston Astros.
Hamels has a limited no trade clause that allows him to block trades to 20 teams. Hamels would be the perfect target for the Astros as a true ace with team control beyond this season, but they will have to work elsewhere. Hamels will have a better chance at wins wherever he winds up, but a trade to the American League would obviously hurt his fantays value. Analysis: Steve Pimental