Humber returned from the disabled list Tuesday to earn the victory over the Red Sox by allowing two runs over six innings. In his first start since June 16, Humber yielded just three singles over his final five scoreless innings.
Axelrod matched a career-high with eight strikeouts in Monday's start against the Red Sox. He gives manager Robin Ventura a proven spot starter to rely on if needed.
"Having him here and having the comfort if something happens and what happens today, then you're able to have Axe to fill that spot instead of timing it up with somebody in the Minor Leagues," Ventura said. "You have a guy you know can come in and do it."