Boyd allowed four runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and no walks across 6.1 innings while taking the loss against the Athletics on Saturday.

The 28-year-old struck out at least eight batters for the third time in his last five outings, but the long ball hurt him once again. After yielding only two homers in his first seven starts, Boyd has tossed up five bombs in his last 16.1 innings. He is 4-4 with a 3.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 60.2 innings this season. Boyd is scheduled to start next against the Mets on Friday.

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