Tuesday provides us with a full 15-game slate of night tilts in addition to the big news regarding
. Below you’ll find all you need to know about all of today’s on-the-field and off-the-field action …
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets
Rays 5, Tigers 1 ()
Reds 9, Orioles 3 ()
Angels at Astros ()
Pirates at Cardinals ()
Giants at Royals ()
White Sox snap Yankees’ win streak
As you see above, the visiting White Sox prevailed over the Yankees on Tuesday night in the Bronx. For the Yankees, that snapped their eight-game win streak, and that also dropped them to 7-1 at home on the season.
Coming in, the Yanks led the majors in runs scored per game and ranked second in OPS, but
shut them down. Gonzalez allowed only one run in 8 1/3 innings while striking out four and walking only one. As well, the Yankees managed just four hits off Gonzalez, and all four hits were infield singles. No Yankees reached base until
notched one of those infield singles to open the home half of the fifth.
Thanks largely to Gonzalez’s brisk and effective pitching, the game lasted just two hours and 16 minutes.
Back in lineup, Miggy goes yard on birthday
Tigers hitting artist
had been out since Sunday with lower back tightness, but he returned to the lineup on Tuesday against the Rays. Tuesday also occasioned Cabrera’s 34th birthday, so what better way to celebrate than by laying into a 2-0 fastball …
His back seems to be fine, people. Some digits on that mash …
So 110 mph off the bat and 451 feet to center. Happy birthday and welcome back.
Also regarding that blast …
That’s not bad company — one Hall of Famer and two future Hall of Famers. As you can surmise, Miggy’s probably on target to join the 500 home run club at some point in 2018, barring the unexpected.
‘s unlikely grand slam
The first-place Reds (!) hosted the Orioles on Tuesday night, and hard-hitting Adam Duvall put the Reds up big early with a grand slam off
So that’s not only a grand slam, but a grand slam off an 0-2 pitch. That’s hard to do. Last season, for instance, batters slugged just .223 with an 0-2 count.
As for Duvall, he’s coming off a 33-homer campaign in 2016, and that one above was his fourth of the young season.
Pirates’ Marte gets hit with 80-game suspension
On Tuesday, MLB announced that Pirates star outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games Tuesday after testing positive for Nandrolone, a PED on the banned substance list. The suspension begins immediately.
This means that the Pirates, who have designs on contention this season, lose one of the best all-around players in baseball for roughly half of the 2017 season. Marte was manning center for the Pirates this season and was coming off a 2016 campaign in which he made the All-Star team, won his second straight Gold Glove (in left), put up an OPS+ of 117, and stole 47 bases. For now,
will shift back to center field in Marte’s absence.
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San Francisco Giants
have activated C
from the 7-day concussion DL. He’ll DH against the
Kansas City Royals
- Yankees top prospect SS Gleyber Torres has biceps tendinitis and will undergo an MRI ().
- The Blue Jays have placed LHP
on the 10-day DL with elbow inflammation. The move is retroactive to Monday.
- The Phillies have placed OF
on the 10-day DL with an abdominal strain.
- To take Kendrick’s place on the roster, the Phillies have called up 26-year-old right-hander
Jr. He’s a former 22nd rounder, and he’s also son of Mark Leiter, who pitched 11 seasons in the majors and two for the Phillies (1997-98).
Los Angeles Angels
have acquired C
from the Blue Jays in exchange for a PTBN or cash.
- The Red Sox have signed RHP
to a minor-league contract.
- Giants manager Bruce Bochy will be out until Friday after .
- After undergoing elbow surgery, Phillies RHP
isn’t in the lineup for Tuesday night. He left Monday night’s game with calf cramp.
- Nationals SS
(hamstring) will go on a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the DL.
isn’t in the lineup for Tuesday night. He hasn’t played since he was hit by a pitch on his right hand on Saturday.
St. Louis Cardinals
will miss a second straight game because of his injured finger.
- At some point, to explain replay decisions to the fans in attendance.
- Check out
at the Pike Place Market in Seattle.