Hisashi Iwakuma suffered his first loss in nearly a month on Thursday night as the American League East-leading Orioles rolled to a 4-0 series-opening victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field.
Right-hander Tyson Ross is following in the footsteps of former Padre Jake Peavy, who went on a similar run that earned him Pitcher of the Month honors.
Jonathan Papelbon would like to be traded to a contender before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the veteran closer said on Thursday that he likes the makeup of the Phillies' bullpen and wouldn't be disappointed if he's still with the club in August.
The Bucs aren't overpowering teams with the long ball, but they're getting on base consistently and stringing together hits for big innings.
After rolling into the All-Star break with gusto, the Reds went away for the four-day respite, and somehow they have yet to come back.