Rookie right-hander Zack Godley won his second straight start to open his D-backs career as Arizona topped the Mariners, 8-4, on Tuesday night at Safeco Field.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas couldn’t quite decide which play he enjoyed more: The Eric Hosmer snag of a hot grounder by Michael Brantley to save a run in the seventh, or the circus-act Omar Infante /Alcides Escobar play to get the first out in the ninth of the Royals’ 2-1 win on Tuesday night.
Melky Cabrera tallied four hits, Jose Abreu went deep and a solid Jeff Samardzija pitched into the ninth inning on Tuesday night as the surging White Sox cruised to a 9-4 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
The Blue Jays made a potent lineup even better by acquiring shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a blockbuster trade with the Rockies on Tuesday morning, but the pitching staff remains an area of weakness that will have to be addressed prior to Friday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline.
The Angels acquired a couple of left-handed-hitting outfielders on Tuesday, getting David Murphy from the Indians and David DeJesus from the Rays.
Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 162 games for testing positive a second time for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. Mejia’s suspension is effective immediately.
The Red Sox, in need of some bullpen depth, claimed right-hander Jean Machi off waivers from the Giants on Tuesday. To make room for Machi on the 40-man roster, the club transferred right-hander Clay Buchholz to the 60-day disabled list.
Manny Banuelos’ march toward his innings limit was halted on Tuesday, when the Braves placed him on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation.
Before things went crazy at Wrigley Field on Monday night, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez went wild at Wrigley Field.