The Houston Astros optioned reliever Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno, a night after he appeared to curse at manager A.J. Hinch when he lifted him from the game.

The Astros were up by four runs to start the ninth inning against Oakland on Tuesday night when Giles took over and gave up three straight singles, which cut the lead to 4-1.

Hinch came to the mound to take out Giles and the television broadcast caught him appearing to curse at Hinch right after he walked by him on his way off the field.

It was the second major outburst of the year for the right-hander, who punched himself in the face as he left the mound after another bad performance earlier in the season.

Houston went on to win Tuesday night’s game 6-5 in 11 innings.

Twins pitcher on DL

The Minnesota Twins placed right-handed reliever Addison Reed on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in his triceps.

It’s the first trip to the disabled list in Reed’s seven-year career in the major leagues.

In 41 games in his first season with the Twins, Reed is 1-5 with a 4.83 ERA. He has allowed eight home runs in 41 innings. Five of those have come in his past 16 appearances, over which he has a 9.42 ERA with 24 hits allowed in 14⅓ innings.

Reed signed a two-year, $16.75 million contract with the Twins before the season.

Right-handed reliever Alan Busenitz was recalled from Triple-A Rochester for the third time this year.

Orioles lose starter

The Baltimore Orioles placed right-hander Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain.

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said, “It’s something he gets once a year.” Cashner received an injection to treat the injury.

It has been a rough season for Cashner, 31, who signed a two-year contract as a free agent in February.

After going 11-11 with Texas last year, Cashner is 2-9 with a 4.56 ERA and is 0-4 in eight starts since May 21. He gave up five runs in 6⅓ innings against the Yankees on Tuesday after retiring the first 13 batters.

The Orioles recalled rookie right-hander Yefry Ramirez from Triple-A Norfolk. He could start in Cashner’s place Sunday against Texas.

Around the bases

The Kansas City Royals put right-hander Ian Kennedy (strained oblique) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Jason Adam from Triple-A Omaha. ... Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Jose Alvarado left the team because of a “personal, medical issue with a family member,” manager Kevin Cash said. ... The Rays recalled first baseman and outfielder Ji-Man Choi from Triple-A Durham and optioned outfielder Johnny Field to the International League club. ... The New York Mets promoted outfielder Matt den Dekker and right-hander Jacob Rhame from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned right-hander Drew Gagnon and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski to Las Vegas.