MLB Tuesday scores, highlights, updates, news: White Sox snap Yankees’ win streak

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Tuesday provides us with a full 15-game slate of night tilts in addition to the big news regarding
Pittsburgh Pirates
Starling Marte
. Below you’ll find all you need to know about all of today’s on-the-field and off-the-field action …

Final scores

Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
 1 ()

Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays

Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
Rays 5, Tigers 1 ()
Reds 9, Orioles 3 ()

Washington Nationals
Atlanta Braves

Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago Cubs

Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
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
Miguel Gonzalez
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
Starlin Castro
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
Miguel Cabrera
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. 

Adam Duvall
‘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
Kevin Gausman

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,
Andrew McCutchen
will shift back to center field in Marte’s absence.

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Quick hits

  • The
    San Francisco Giants
    have activated C
    Buster Posey
    from the 7-day concussion DL. He’ll DH against the
    Kansas City Royals
    on Tuesday.
  • Yankees top prospect SS Gleyber Torres has biceps tendinitis and will undergo an MRI ().
  • The Blue Jays have placed LHP
    J.A. Happ
    on the 10-day DL with elbow inflammation. The move is retroactive to Monday. 
  • The Phillies have placed OF
    Howie Kendrick
    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
    Mark Leiter
    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). 
  • The
    Los Angeles Angels
    have acquired C
    Juan Graterol
    from the Blue Jays in exchange for a PTBN or cash. 
  • The Red Sox have signed RHP
    Blaine Boyer
    to a minor-league contract. 
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy will be out until Friday after

  • After undergoing elbow surgery, Phillies RHP
    Clay Buchholz

  • Miami Marlins
    Martin Prado
    isn’t in the lineup for Tuesday night. He left Monday night’s game with calf cramp.
  • Nationals SS
    Trea Turner
    (hamstring) will go on a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the DL.

  • Houston Astros
    Carlos Correa
    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
    Matt Carpenter
    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
    Christian Yelich

    at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. 

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