Nestor Cortes Jr. allowed two runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings Saturday against Boston. He had four strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.
Cortes pitched another solid game but could not make it out of the fifth inning when he got into some trouble. Overall the 26-year-old lefty has had a good season with a 2.85 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 21 appearances (13 starts). Cortes projects to face the Rays at home next Friday in his final start of the regular season.