Yu Darvish gave up six runs on 10 hits with no walks and eight strikeouts over six innings against the Astros n Wednesday.
Darvish has been somewhat underwhelming over the last month of the season, having now allowed four runs or more in four of his last five starts. The major reason for his recent struggles has been via the walk, as he has surrendered 12 walks over his last five games (30.0 IP) after allowing only 27 over his previous 12 starts. However, he is still sitting on a 8-5 record with a 2.97 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through the first half of the season, so there is still plenty to be happy about up to this point. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Indians recalled Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.
With the trade of Brandon Moss to the Cardinals the Indians have called up their once promising prospect Chisenhall to add some depth off the bench. Consistency has been Chisenhall's biggest issue during his stints in the majors as he flashes the ability that would make him a solid middle of the order bat but eventually expand his strike zone and ultimately rack up the strikeouts. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Joakim Soria has been traded to the Pirates.
The Pirates already have the NL saves leader in Mark Melancon so Soria figures to move into the setup role for the Pirates. As for the Tigers closer situation owners will have to wait for an official announcement but Alex Wilson has been their most effective reliever this season and could be first in line. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Brandon Beachy is scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Beachy's first stint with the Dodgers didn't fare too well this season, so he is going to head back to Triple-A and look to continue building arm strength in hope of regaining his form. The Dodgers have added two starting pitchers prior to the trade deadline, so barring injury, it doesn't appear that Beachy will be helping the big league club in a starting role anytime soon. Analysis: David Kerr