Stroman, the team's hottest hand on the mound since the All-Star break, has racked up 114 2/3 innings so far this season. He's 6-3 with a 3.63 ERA in his last 10 starts. Stroman has won three games in a row, over which he's allowed four earned runs through 22 2/3 innings. He pitched a complete game shutout against the Cubs his last time out.
The starter swap also keeps Buehrle away from the Orioles, against whom he carries a 4.67 ERA in three starts. Against the Rays, he's put up a 2.08 ERA in five outings. Stroman has a 5.73 ERA in two starts against Tampa Bay and has yet to face Baltimore.
Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.