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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
Orioles are expected to option Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk.
Wilson's demotion to Triple-A will clear a spot in the bullpen for Oliver Drake, who's been pitching unbelievably well in Triple-A. Wilson hasn't been particularly bad since being called up, appearing in two games and posting a 4.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP, but Drake's performance appears to have have won him the opportunity to take that next step. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Athletics recalled Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.
Graveman will make the start in today's game against the Rays as a result of Drew Pomeranz being placed on the DL. Graveman struggled mightily in his four starts with the A's (8.27 ERA, 2.02 WHIP, 9/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio) prior to being sent back down to Triple-A, but has been dominant in his four minor leagues starts since then (1.85 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and a 14/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio). Analysis: Brad Costilo