Philip Humber walked a career-high six, although he only gave up three runs in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland. After the game, he didn't chalk his control issues up to the whirlwind of having a child, which he and his wife did Tuesday night. While he's previously had control issues (six walks in two starts vs. Baltimore and Boston), I think he could've got away with chalking up his high total Wednesday to everything else that's going on in his life.
Jake Peavy, who starts in Friday's series opener at Comerica Park against the Tigers, has begun to adapt to his post-detached-lat self as a pitcher, and the adjustments he's made have paid off through one month of the season: He garnered American League Pitcher of the Month honors. Still, Peavy feels he has plenty left to prove.
Gordon Beckham went 0-2 with a walk Wednesday, with his two outs being comprised by a strikeout and an over-aggressive hack at a 2-0 fastball from Josh Tomlin that off the outside corner. Prior to the game, he brushed off the notion that his 3-4 performance Tuesday meant he had turned the corner.
Chris Sale hopped on Chicago Tribune Live to discuss his transition to the starting rotation:
Around the division: Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter against the Twins, which CSNChicago.com's Chris Kamka points out meant Wednesday saw eight pitchers with no-hitters to their name make starts, Johnny Damon left Wednesday's game against the Sox with "general cramping" and the Royals beat Justin Verlander and the Tigers on the strength of a Chris Getz infield single.