A little extra zip made Drew Hutchison's fastball too much for the Milwaukee Brewers to handle. Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus hit solo home runs, Hutchison struck out a career-high 10 to snap a two-start losing streak and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Brewers 4-1 on Tuesday. Manager John Gibbons said Hutchison had ''a dynamite fastball.'' ''When he's on, he's on,'' Gibbons said. Pitching on an extra day's rest, Hutchison retired the first 14 batters he faced before outfielder Khris Davis reached on an infield single to shortstop in the fifth.
The Texas Rangers finally ran out of patience with left-hander Joe Saunders, who was designated for assignment Tuesday after going winless in eight starts. Saunders gave up four homers and seven runs in five innings on Monday night in a 7-1 loss to the Orioles. ''I just don't think it's worked out to his liking and we just wanted to try something new and different at this point,'' assistant general manager Thad Levine said. The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release, or outright Saunders to the minor leagues.
The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Juan Jaime from Triple-A Gwinnett. Tuesday's move was expected after the Braves announced Monday night a MRI revealed Gattis has a bulging disk in his back. The move with Gattis is retroactive to Sunday. Jaime, a reliever, was optioned to Gwinnett on Saturday after allowing one run in four innings in his first stint with Atlanta.