UPDATES & NEWS
Tim Lincecum earned his 10th win after he gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts over just five innings against the Phillies on Sunday.
Lincecum improved to 10-8 following Sunday's performance, making for his first win since July 11. Now sitting on a 4.48 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 25 starts, Lincecum has had his ups and downs this season, but has managed to own a respectable strikeout rate (8.08 K/9) along the way making him a solid contributor in that one category if nothing else. He will be on the hunt for win No. 11 when he takes on the Nationals on Saturday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva