Garrett Richards won again Tuesday as the Angels defeated the White Sox in game one of their double-header. He allowed three runs and two walks with nine strikeouts over eight innings.
Richards remains undefeated over his last six starts (5-0) with an overall record of 9-2 in 17 starts. He held the White Sox to just two hits with their three runs coming off a Jose Abreu three-run home run in the first inning. Opponents are now hitting just .194 against the young righty, which is tops among AL qualified pitchers and second best in MLB behind Reds Johnny Cueto's .171 oppBA. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Rangers released OF Nate Schierholtz.
Schierholtz was informed that he would not make the team, and the outfielder opted to request his release from the club instead of being sent to the minors. He'll now search for another club that can provide him with a spot on the 25-man roster. Analysis: Ben Diamond