Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, the Red Sox No. 9 prospect, threw seven scoreless innings Thursday and Double-A Portland defeated the Senators in Harrisburg, 1-0. Rodriguez struck out five batters, walked two and scattered five hits. He induced nine groundball outs and threw 91 pitches to match his longest outing of the season.
Good news for the Royals: Catcher Salvador Perez's right knee passed an MRI examination. "Everything is OK, I'm feeling pretty good," Perez said on Thursday after undergoing the test in Texas.
David Price could not have pitched much better on Thursday afternoon in his return to Tampa Bay for the first time since the Rays traded him to the Tigers. But not every story has a perfect ending.
Phil Hughes came out on the right side of a pitchers' duel with Corey Kluber, and rookie Kennys Vargas powered the offense to lead the Twins to a 4-1 win over the Indians on Thursday afternoon at Target Field.