Howard allowed four runs on six hits and struck out four without walking a batter in four innings during a no-decision versus Baltimore on Friday.
All of the damage against Howard came in the second inning, as he let a run score on a fielder's choice before Cedric Mullins swatted a three-run blast. The 25-year-old right-hander issued zero walks for the fifth time in 18 appearances (14 starts) this year. He's struggled to a 7.04 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 50:24 K:BB in 46 innings overall. Howard projects for one more start this season, likely versus Cleveland during next weekend's three-game series.