Cook struggled mightily in spring training, with an 16.88 Cactus League ERA. That earned him a ticket to Triple-A Nashville, where he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings before being recalled.
He retired the side in quick order in the seventh inning, with a groundout, flyout and strikeout.
"Just getting back to being myself and throwing the baseball the way I know I can," Cook said. "I feel confident in all my pitches right now, so hopefully I can get on a roll and help the team in whatever way they see fit."Analysis:
Feliz threw 38 pitches in one of his longer outings of the year, and though he struck out four batters, he did allow a run in the 11th inning. He was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam, however, to preserve the win.Analysis:
Coming on in the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead, Smith registered the first two outs of the inning before allowing a single to Prince Fielder. Adrian Beltre followed with an infield single before Mitch Moreland drove in pinch-runner Delino DeShields Jr. with a single.
Smith's ERA moved to 1.13 after the appearance.Analysis:
Martinez went six innings without giving up a run, scattering seven hits while striking out two and walking a pair. In four starts this season, Martinez has given up one earned run. His ERA is 0.35.
Martinez has picked up no-decisions in his last two starts despite allowing just 12 hits and one run in 12 innings.Analysis:
Marisnick, who missed the last two games with a leg injury, connected on an 0-2 pitch from Drew Pomeranz over the left center field wall in the fourth inning for a two-run blast, his second of the season.
Marisnick boosted his average to .364 with eight RBI in 44 at-bats this season.Analysis:
Smith did his damage in the fourth inning when he cracked a 1-1 pitch from Kyle Gibson over the right field wall for a solo home run, his first of the season. Smith boosted his average to .263 with five RBI in 38 at-bats this season.Analysis:
Trout was 1-for-4 with a pair of walks in the loss, connecting to straightaway center off Texas reliever Anthony Bass as Los Angeles erased a 2-0 deficit. Trout is now hitting .318 and has 11 RBIs on the season.Analysis:
Perkins needed just nine pitches to finish off Seattle, wrapping things up with a three-pitch strikeout of Willie Bloomquist. Perkins now has five saves on the year with eight strikeouts in eight innings of work with a 1.13 ERA.Analysis:
Elias allowed an RBI single to Trevor Plouffe in the first, scoring Shane Robinson. Then in the third, Elias allowed a double to Joe Mauer to bring Robinson home again. Elias worked into the sixth inning but was pulled with two outs after walking Chris Hermann after an 11-pitch battle. Elias, who now boasts a 3.18 ERA, tossed 105 pitches during the start.
It is unclear when Elias will make his next start.Analysis:
Martin, who was hitting leadoff, started the 11th by taking Angels reliever Jose Alvarez deep over the wall in right to give Texas a 4-3 advantage. The Rangers forced extra innings in the ninth thanks to a Mitch Moreland RBI single.
In addition to the late-inning heroics, Martin stole his fifth base of the season. He finished the day 2-for-6 to move his average to .234.Analysis: