Corey Kluber allowed just one run (unearned) on two hits and no walks while striking out 10 batters over ninth innings against the Royals on Thursday.
Kluber held up his end of the deal on Thursday, but got o run support from his offense, resulting in a no-decision. He is now 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 22 starts while maintaining an impressive 162:33 K:BB rate through 149.1 innings. The Indians still have a shot at making a playoff push, and a lot of the credit should be given the Kluber's great season as he remains one of the best pitchers to own in the American League. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Mariners his next time on the mound. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Dodgers optioned Zach Lee to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
With the addition of two quality arms at the deadline in Mat Latos and Alex Wood, both Zach Lee and Mike Bolsinger, who had been having a fine season in his own right, were sent down to Triple-A OKC. Expect Bolsinger back up in the bigs if anything goes wrong with any pitcher on the major league roster. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Seahawks placed Dion Bailey on non-football injury list.
Typically this would not be terrible news considering the Seahawks have two of the game's best safety's starting in front of Bailey, however with Kam Chancellor currently holding out, things become a bit dire out in Seattle. This might have some implications regarding Chancellor's contract negotiations Analysis: Dom Murtha
Clayton Kershaw will now start on Saturday.
The Dodgers felt that it was best to get Kershaw an extra day of rest due to his sore hip, and when you can have a guy like Zack Greinke who can fill right in, you know that there is a winning ball club somewhere near by. Expect them both to pitch well facing some of the game's best bats in Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. Analysis: Dom Murtha