Richards allowed a run-scoring single to Mike Zunino in the second inning for his only blemish of the evening. He yielded one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings of work in a 5-4 walk-off victory.
Richards is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts. He will seek his third win of the season Sunday at home against the Astros.Analysis:
Paxton permitted a two-run home run to Albert Pujols in the opening frame for his only damage of the evening before settling down. He was charged with two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one over seven innings of a 5-4 defeat. Of his 91 pitches, 51 were strikes.
Paxton has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last three starts, but has yet to pick up his first win of the season. He will seek win No.1 on Tuesday at home against San Diego.Analysis:
Feldman (2-3) allowed four runs in the opening frame, including a two-run home run to Carlos Peguero. He coughed up six earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two over three innings of a 7-1 defeat. Of his 77 pitches, 45 were strikes.
Feldman's ERA ballooned from 4.31 to 5.50 after Tuesday's disastrous start. He will look to pick up the pieces Sunday against the Angels in Anaheim.Analysis:
Rodriguez (1-1), who picked up his first win since May 26, 2013, was charged with one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out eight over eight innings of work for the win. Of his 104 pitches, 71 were strikes. It was his longest start since May 13, 2012.
Rodriguez has allowed one earned run in two of his first three starts this season. He will look for his second win of the season Sunday in Tampa Bay.Analysis:
May (2-2) allowed a run-scoring single to Billy Butler in the opening frame, and another run-scoring single to Brett Lawrie in the sixth inning for his only damage of the night. He was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of a tough-luck 2-1 defeat.
May has not allowed more than two earned runs over each of his last four starts. He will look to get back in the win column Sunday in Cleveland.Analysis:
Verlander began the season on the 15-day disabled list after suffering the injury in his final start of the spring.
Verlander went 15-12 with a 4.54 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP and 159:65 K:BB ratio over 206 innings in 2014. He has not won 20 games since 2011 when he won the AL CY Young award.Analysis:
Samardzija (2-2) permitted a run-scoring single to Ian Kinsler in the first and a solo home run to Alex Avila in the second before settling down. He yielded two earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over seven innings of a 5-2 victory. Of his 105 pitches, 71 were strikes.
Samardzija underwent an X-ray on his arm after he was hit by an Ian Kinsler comebacker on his last out in the seventh inning. The White Sox aren't concerned over his status for his next start on Monday in Milwaukee, per the Chicago Tribune.Analysis:
Greene (3-2) allowed a run-scoring single to Joe Abreu in the opening frame and four more runs in the second. He was charged with five runs on five hits and four walks while striking out one over 2 2/3 innings of work.
Greene has allowed 20 earned runs over his last three starts (11 innings). He will look to get back on track Sunday night at home against Kansas City.Analysis:
Vargas' only blemish came in the first inning when he surrendered a two-run home run to Michael Brantley. Vagras then settled in and needed just 82 pitches, 50 going for strikes, to get through the final five innings of work.
Vargas, now 3-1, lowered his ERA to 5.22 in 25 2/3 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Sunday against the Tigers.Analysis:
Salazar struggled in the first inning when he allowed a single to Alex Gordon and hit Kendrys Morales with a pitch. Eric Hosmer then cleared the bases with a three-run shot over the left center field wall. Salazar was able to calm down until the fifth inning when he allowed a lead off triple to Jarrod Dyson, who later scored on an Alex Gordon single.
Salazar, who moves to 3-1, pushed his ERA to 3.81 in 26 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Sunday against the Twins.Analysis: