Norris (6-9) limited the Rays to just two hits and two walks without a run over 6.1 innings, striking out six in Tuesday's win.
Norris was no worse for the wear despite pitching 1.1 innings of spot relief duty Friday, holding the opposition without a run for the third time in six starts. The inconsistent right-hander has still given up 13 runs in that stretch, but his longest outing as a Dodger should give him confidence heading into Sunday's scheduled showdown with the Diamondbacks.
Hernandez (5-4) earned a win Tuesday against the Pirates, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three.
Hernandez allowed four runs in the first two innings, but eventually settled down and quieted the Pirates as his teammates supplied seven runs between the second and fourth innings. While the nine hits and three strikeouts aren't exactly dominant numbers, Hernandez was able to work six innings for the second consecutive start since returning from a calf injury. Though King Felix's ERA sits at a respectable 3.45, his 6.9 K:9 is a career low, giving fantasy owners some cause for concern in his age-30 season.
Rodriguez picked up his 29th save with a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against Boston.
Rodriguez has converted 10 straight save opportunities since his blown save June 13 against the White Sox. He has allowed just one earned run in that span, in a non-save situation July 20 against Minnesota. Only Zach Britton has more saves among American League closers, with 32.
Pelfrey allowed five runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against Boston.
This marks the sixth time already this season Pelfrey has allowed five or more runs in just 20 starts -- a 30 percent rate. Pelfrey has now allowed 148 hits in just 110.1 innings this season, and his 1.80 WHIP is the worst in the major leagues by a long shot. Second is Pittsburgh's Jon Niese, all the way down at 1.57.
Wright allowed eight runs on nine hits and three walks over 4.2 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera touched up Wright for a first inning home run, but after that, he was singled to death, as the home run was the only extra-base hit Wright allowed. Still, the knuckleball just wasn't fooling anyone -- he induced just five swinging strikes over 84 pitches. This marks his worst start of the season -- he allowed eight runs June 25th against Texas, but only three were earned, and he had yet to allow more than five earned runs in a start all year long prior to Tuesday.
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