Porcello (9-2) pitched six quality innings, allowing just one run on five hits while walking three and striking out eight in Tuesday's win against the Rays.
Porcello's eight strikeouts were his most since the last time he faced the Rays back on April 20. Tampa loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth, but only scored once -- with Porcello's third walk of the inning forcing in the run. The Boston right-hander, who had not walked more than two batters in any of his previous 19 starts, wiggled off the hook by getting Logan Forsythe to fly out and fanning the next two Rays' hitters. Porcello retired the last nine batters he faced en route to winning a team-best ninth game. His next start is Monday at home against the Rangers.
Greinke left Tuesday's game with tightness in his left oblique.
He left after briefly warming up for the start of the third inning, and interestingly the injury was on the non-throwing side of his body. That said, any injury to the abdominal area can sideline a pitcher, so Greinke should be considered highly questionable to make his next scheduled start on July 4. His status will be updated when more news about his timetable for recovery is released as the week goes on.
He tossed five one-hit shutout innings while striking out five in his last rehab start Saturday, and the
Archer (4-11) dropped his fourth straight start in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and four walks while striking out nine.
Archer's nightmare season continued at the hands of MLB's most prolific offense on Tuesday. Last year's All-Star now leads the major leagues in losses this season, as he continued to struggle against a Red Sox team that has given him fits throughout his career (1-8 lifetime). It's always a difficult decision to sit a guy with Archer's resume and potential, but his next start comes Sunday against a Tigers team that lit him up for six runs on eight hits in three innings back on May 22.
Guyer (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.
He had an impressive .271/.365/.472 slash line with six homers in 168 plate appearances prior to the DL stint. Guyer figures to see a good chunk of playing time, at least in the short term, as Steven Souza, Kevin Kiermaier and Mikie Mahtook are still on the DL and Corey Dickerson is also ailing. Jaff Decker was designated for assignment as a corresponding move.
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