Drew Smyly P TB 2 Days

Smyly struck out six and walked one while giving up one run on two hits over seven innings Wednesday to earn his ninth win of the season.

He was efficient again Wednesday, needing just 87 pitches (58 strikes) to record 21 outs. With the strong showing Wednesday, he's carrying a 63:14 K:BB over his last 69.1 innings along with a 2.60 ERA during that span (11 starts). Smyly will have home starts against the Red Sox and Orioles next week.

Drew Smyly P TB 7 Days

Smyly was masterful in tossing a complete game two-hit shutout against the Blue Jays on Friday night. He did not walk a batter and struck out four.

Smyly (8-10, 3.42 ERA) needed just 105 pitches (75 for strikes) to complete the gem. Acquired from the Tigers as part of the David Price deal, he may not make fans forget him, but he did a pretty solid impression of the standout southpaw in this one. He'll take on the division-leading Orioles in Camden Yards next time out.

Drew Smyly P TB 18 Days

Smyly earned his first win as a Ray Monday, going seven shutout innings against the Rangers.

The lefty struck out nine and allowed just three hits in the outing. Smyly now has allowed three runs in his first 13 innings as a Ray, striking out 15 but walking five. Smyly will look for his eighth win of the season this weekend when he faces the Yankees.

Drew Smyly P TB 23 Days

Smyly (6-10) picked up the loss in his first start with the Rays on Tuesday. He allowed three runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out six over 5.1 innings against the A's.

Smyly came over to the Rays in the big three-way blockbuster trade involving David Price. He looked good early, holding the A's scoreless until Coco Crisp's RBI single in the fifth inning. Nate Freiman would double in a run in the sixth, prompting manager Joe Maddon to make the call to the bullpen. He'll travel on the road to take on the Rangers in his next scheduled start.

Drew Smyly P TB 1 Month

Drew Smyly fanned a career-high 11 against the Angels on Friday, but he still took a loss after giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Smyly struck out 10 on July 6, 2012, but he hadn't fanned more than seven in a start since (partly because he hasn't had much of a chance to work deep into games). He's been sharp in both of his starts since the All-Star break, and while the loss tonight dropped him to 6-9, he still has a solid 3.77 ERA.

Drew Smyly P TB 1 Month

Drew Smyly fired seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Tigers' 5-1 defeat of the Indians.

Smyly had a no-hitter going until the top of the fifth inning, when Yan Gomes smacked a double. The left-hander wound up allowing just four hits in all, striking out six and issuing only two walks. He will carry a solid 3.80 ERA into his next start on the road against the Angels.

Drew Smyly P TB 2 Months

Drew Smyly improved to 5-8, allowing four runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Tigers went on to defeat the Royals 16-4 on Thursday.

Smyly has been mediocre over his last three starts, but he was backed by an offensive outburst on Thursday. The lefty allowed eight hits -- including home runs to Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler -- while walking one and striking out two. Smyly goes into the All-Star break with a 4.00 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 70/28 K/BB ratio.

Drew Smyly P TB 2 Months

Drew Smyly was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Rays, allowing five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings of work.

Smyly punched out three while walking one on the evening. A pair of RBI doubles by Ben Zobrist and a solo homer by Evan Longoria provided most of the offense against him. He'll look to get back on track when he carries a 3.89 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into Thursday's tilt against the Royals in Kansas City.

Drew Smyly P TB 2 Months

Drew Smyly allowed just an unearned run over six innings of work in a win against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Smyly gave up just five singles on the evening, and he struck out five. The left-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts, but Tuesday's win left him just 2-2 in that span and 4-6 on the season. Still, Smyly takes a 3.19 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Sunday's start at the Astros.

Drew Smyly P TB 2 Months

Drew Smyly pitched seven innings of two-run ball Wednesday against the Royals, but was saddled with his sixth loss.

Smyly is wondering what happened to all of the run support; the Tigers have scored two runs or fewer in five of his last six outings. Not coincidently, he's won just one of those six outings, beating the Red Sox in a 6-2 game on June 6. For the season, Smyly is 3-6 with a 3.48 ERA.