Keuchel was magnificent on Saturday, recording a career-high 11 strikeouts and no walks in the contest. He allowed just one baserunner to reach third in the game, but finished off the inning with two strikeouts to work out of the jam. It was just Keuchel's second complete game of the season after recording five in 2014. Keuchel, now 7-1, moved his ERA to 1.76 in 81 2/3 innings of work.
He will look to keep things rolling Thursday against the Orioles.
It's the ninth time in 10 starts that Chen has allowed three or fewer earned runs, but during that time span, he's only got one win on his ledger. Chen allowed single runs in each of the first three innings, but wound up going seven innings, scattering six hits while striking out four.
Chen falls to 1-4 on the season but has a solid ERA of 3.21.
His defense didn't do him any favors either, as an error in the sixth inning led to an unearned run. Gibson (4-3) took a no-decision on Satuday, as the Twins took the lead in the bottom of the seventh.
He'll look to get back in the win column when he makes his next start Thursday in Boston.
Sanchez served up a solo home run to Chris Herrmann in the third inning, and then gave up a run-scoring double to Trevor Plouffe in the fourth.
After a rough beginning to the season, Sanchez has now tossed three straight quality starts for the Blue Jays. He'll look to get back in the win column in his next start, scheduled for Friday at home against the Astros.
To make room for Chi Chi on the roster, the Rangers designated infielder Tommy Field for assignment.
Gonzalez was 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA at Triple-A Round Rock. Field was hitting .195 in 14 games for the Rangers.
Chen has been shaky in his last two starts, allowing seven runs on 19 hits in 12 innings. His 1-3 record is not indicative of how he's pitched this season, however. He owns a solid 3.13 ERA.
That's the word from Buck Showalter, per the Baltimore Sun. No decision was made earlier Friday because the Orioles wanted to see if Norris would be needed in an emergency bullpen appearance. But the eight-inning stint of Miguel Gonzalez made that unnecessary.
Norris is recovering from a severe case of bronchitis that has cost him 10 pounds. He has been out since May 10.
Bauer dropped to 4-2 on the year, giving up two runs on six hits over seven innings. He walked three and struck out 10.
Bauer's next start is Thursday, at Kansas City.
Walker pitched eight shutout innings, allowing two hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out eight.
"I think he’s taken a step forward in his last two outings,” manager Lloyd McClendon said. “He worked fast, he threw strikes and worked ahead in the count. He did everything we asked of him
His next start will be Wednesday, against the Yankees.