Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs on six hits and a walk with just four strikeouts over seven innings of the no-decision Friday against the Orioles.
Samardzija was in line for the loss Friday night, but the A's offense bailed him out in the bottom of the ninth as they came back from being down 4-2 to win 5-4 on a Josh Donaldson three-run, walk-off home run. The Shark was anything but that for the second consecutive outing with his new team as he has now allowed seven runs over his last 15 innings pitched. He will look to get back to his dominating ways in his next start at home Thursday against the Astros.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Indians optioned P Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
Tomlin has some upside if he can repeat his 8.13 K/9 from last season, but home runs will likely always be an issue. Tomlin has allowed 1.41 HR/9 over his big league career, far too high for him to be a consistent fantasy producer. He will almost certainly be in the rotation at some point and could even get the call up before Danny Salazar even though Salazar has far more upside for fantasy. Analysis: Steve Pimental