Morton (11-2) earned the win in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader at Baltimore after giving up two runs on six hits across six innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Morton got himself into a bases-loaded jam in the fourth inning and gave up a two-run single, but he otherwise kept the Orioles in check during the nightcap. The 35-year-old has given up 10 runs (eight earned) and has a 41:6 K:BB in his last five starts (31.1 innings), and he'll look to continue that trend his next outing, which will likely come Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
Morton (10-2) struck out 10 while allowing one run on five hits and one walk through 5.2 innings to take the win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Morton found himself in a pitching duel with James Paxton and prevailed by only allowing a solo home run and generating 13 swinging strikes. The right-hander has back-to-back starts with 10 or more strikeouts and has an MLB-leading 83 strikeouts on his curveball. Morton's 2.32 ERA is the best in the American League heading into the All-Star break.
Morton (9-2) allowed one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out 12 across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Orioles.
Morton's sole blemish of the contest came on a solo home run by Chris Davis in the third inning. Otherwise, he held the Orioles without an extra-base hit and didn't allow a baserunner into scoring position until his final frame. It was his second double-digit strikeout performance of the season, and he's now racked up 132 punchouts across 107 innings. Morton has also supplied stellar ratios, maintaining a 2.36 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He'll look to end the first half of the season with a strong start on Sunday against the Yankees.
Morton's next scheduled start will be pushed back from Monday to Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Morton crossed the 100-pitch threshold in his last two starts -- just the fourth and fifth times he has done that this season -- so manager Kevin Cash decided to give him an extra day before his next outing. Morton will still square off with the same Orioles squad he would have faced Monday on normal rest.
Morton (8-2) was charged with the loss against the Twins on Wednesday after surrendering five runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven through 6.1 innings.
Despite allowing a season high in hits, Morton only surrendered singles. As usual, the right-hander had no problem missing bats, and he looked sharp overall against the potent Twins. Morton has now gone three consecutive outings without a win following a four-game winning streak. Regardless, the 35-year-old still carries an impressive 2.43 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 120:34 K:BB into a favorable matchup against Baltimore on Monday.
Morton didn't factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the Athletics and allowed an earned run on four hits and two walks across 6.1 innings. He struck out six.
Morton turned in another trademark effort, but he received precious little run support from the Tampa offense while he was in the game. The veteran right-hander continued to flash his ability to consistently miss bats, notching 14 swinging strikes overall over his 105 pitches. Morton has now gone two straight outings without a victory following a four-appearance winning streak, as he'd suffered his first loss of the season against the Angels his previous time out. He'll look to get back on the right track in a scheduled road turn against the Twins next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Morton (8-1) took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine over six innings against the Angels.
Morton lost his first decision since last August after permitting three runs in the second inning on a Brian Goodwin RBI double and a David Fletcher home run and another tally on a Justin Bour solo home run in the fourth. The 35-year-old still has an outstanding 2.37 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and a 107:31 K:BB. Morton will look to rebound in his next start Thursday on the road in Oakland.
Morton (8-0) allowed two hits and two walks while firing seven scoreless innings Monday, striking out seven batters and earning the win over the Athletics.
The 35-year-old right-hander has been an absolute stud this season, especially in June. In two starts this month, Morton has tossed 14 shutout innings with a 15:2 K:BB. His season ERA is down to a wonderful 2.10 across 81.1 frames. He'll aim for a 9-0 start to the year against the visiting Angels on Saturday.
Morton (7-0) picked up the win Wednesday, allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight as the Rays handed the Tigers a 4-0 defeat.
The right-hander hasn't been on the losing end of a decision since last August, when he was still a member of the Astros. Morton has now delivered three straight quality starts and seven on the season, and he'll take a 2.30 ERA and 91:27 K:BB through 74.1 innings into his next outing Monday, at home against the A's.
Morton (6-0) earned the win Thursday against the Twins by allowing two runs on four hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out six.
Morton allowed just one baserunner through the first four innings and enjoyed a large lead before allowing runs in the fifth and sixth. He could easily have gone deeper into the game but was removed after just 87 pitches, although the lopsided nature of the game allowed the club to do so. Back-to-back quality starts have Morton's ERA at an excellent 2.54 heading into his next scheduled start at the Tigers on Wednesday.
Morton (5-0) racked up 10 strikeouts and allowed just an earned run on three hits, two walks and a hit batsman over six innings in a win over the Indians on Saturday.
Morton was mostly masterful throughout his six frames, firing 73 of his 106 pitches for strikes. He generated a season-high number of strikeouts in the process and and has now put together quality starts in four of his last six trips to the mound. The veteran also continues to excel at keeping the ball in the yard, with Saturday's outing serving as his fifth over the last six without allowing a home run. Morton will look to add another chapter to his stellar season when he next takes the hill against the Twins on Thursday.
Morton gave up five runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out six through four innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday.
Morton was ineffective and inefficient, throwing 88 pitches in only four innings and giving up five runs. Walks continue to be a problem: Over the last month, he has an impressive 10.5 K/9 but also a 3.7 BB/9. Morton will be looking to get back on track in his next start Friday at the Indians.
Morton (4-0) pitched six innings of scoreless, three-hit ball, striking out five to earn the win in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Morton had one of his cleanest performances of the season Tuesday, and got enough support to take the win. The 35-year-old right-hander has 61 strikeouts over 50.1 innings across nine starts this season, and owns a 2.32 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Morton is next scheduled to face the Yankees on Saturday.
Morton allowed two runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and four walks across five innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
The veteran right-hander left with a deficit, but the Rays were able to rally to tie the game late to get Morton off the hook. Morton is putting together a very strong beginning to the season, as he's allowed more than two runs in just one of his eight starts. The veteran does have a 4.3 BB/9, but opposing hitters are batting only .208, and he's yielded only two homers. Morton is 3-0 with a 2.64 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 56 strikeouts in 44.1 innings this season. He will make his next start Wednesday at the Marlins.
Morton allowed one earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out nine across 6.2 innings Thursday against the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.
Morton allowed four extra-base hits but kept the Royals hitless with runners in scoring position to turn in a strong outing. He also generated an impressive 20 called strikes and 18 swinging strikes. Morton has had strong results early on, posting a 2.52 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 48 strikeouts across 39.1 innings. He'll like to build on that in his next start, likely to come Tuesday against Arizona.
Morton struck out five and allowed no runs on two hits and four walks over six innings in a victory over the Red Sox on Saturday.
The veteran right-hander has dealt with control problems all season, but his four free passes Saturday was a season high. Still, he worked around the extra traffic and didn't yield a run for his second start this season. Morton has minimized the damage from walks this season by holding opponents to a .184 batting average. He is 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 32.2 innings. His next scheduled start is Thursday against the Royals on the road.
Morton will start Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
As expected, Morton will start Saturday's contest after Friday's opener was rained out. Tyler Glasnow will toe the rubber for Sunday's series finale as a result.
Morton won't pitch Friday against the Red Sox after the game was postponed due to weather, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
The Rays may elect to push Morton back a day, meaning he'd pitch Saturday in Boston, weather permitting. Friday's contest has been rescheduled for June 8.
Morton didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox, coughing up five runs on five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out nine.
The big blow off the right-hander was a second-inning grand slam by Andrew Benintendi, but Morton was able to shake it off and shut Boston down for the next four frames, giving Tampa a chance to mount a comeback and eventually tie it up in the eighth. Morton will take a 3.38 ERA and 34:12 K:BB through 26.2 innings into his next start Friday, a rematch with the Red Sox in Boston.
Morton will start the middle game of the weekend series Saturday against the Red Sox, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Manager Kevin Cash announced his pitching plans for the three-game set Thursday, which were somewhat up in the air due to Blake Snell's placement on the injured list earlier in the week with a toe injury. The Rays skipper announced he'll go with a bullpen day Friday before turning the ball over to Morton on Saturday with five days of rest. The veteran allowed one run on four hits and three walks over 4.2 innings against the Blue Jays last Sunday in his most recent start.
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