On a night when Arizona ace Zack Greinke left early with tightness in his oblique muscle, the Philadelphia Phillies finally won another series. Greinke departed after two innings and Philadelphia rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday night, ensuring the Phillies' first series win in their last 13. Andres Blanco had an RBI single and Frank Howard drew a bases-loaded walk off closer Brad Ziegler (2-3), who blew his second save in his last three tries after converting 43 in a row.
D-backs pitcher Zack Greinke left Tuesday's game against the Phillies before the third inning with a tight left oblique.
Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Reds at Great American Ball Park got weird. By the 13th inning, both teams had used up their entire benches, with catchers Miguel Montero and Tucker Barnhart getting pinch-hit appearances. From there, the game featured three pitchers playing left field, a line-drive double play with the winning run in scoring position and the first grand slam in the 15th inning or later since 1996, the third since 1930.
Melvin Upton Jr. has been a human highlight reel for the Padres in 2016. But even by his standards, his first two innings in Tuesday night's 11-7 loss to the Orioles were downright spectacular. Upton led off off the bottom of the first inning with a moonshot to straightaway center field, projected by Statcast™ at 465 feet -- the longest home run by a Padre since that data became available
Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles wore out Petco Park in a rare visit to the San Diego Padres' big downtown ballpark. Jones hit a leadoff homer against his hometown team and Hyun Soo Kim and Chris Davis also homered for the Orioles, who beat the Padres 11-7 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. The Orioles lead the majors with 123 homers, including 54 in June.
Talk about roster flexibility.
While the Houston Astros are rocketing up the AL standings, the Los Angeles Angels are plummeting at roughly the same rate of speed. Tim Lincecum tried to change things Tuesday night, but both teams kept going their separate ways. Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Astros beat Lincecum and the Angels 7-1 for their ninth win in 10 games.
Brian Dozier hit two home runs and drove in four, Kyle Gibson hurled seven scoreless innings and the Twins claimed a 4-0 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The win was the first for Minnesota against Chicago this season after losing the first six.
Nelson Cruz launched his 20th home run of the season and Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager each had three hits as the Mariners topped the Pirates, 5-2, in Tuesday night's series opener at Safeco Field.
What were you doing when you were 19 years old? Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias was setting career highs for innings (six) and pitches (100) in his first Major League win, a 6-5 triumph over the Brewers on Tuesday at Miller Park.
Matt Carpenter homered and seven Cardinals drove in runs in an 8-4 win over the Royals on Tuesday night to even the I-70 Series at Kauffman Stadium.
Calm and collected on the outside, Lucas Giolito was so anxious about making his major league debut that he kept going into manager Dusty Baker's office to ask when the game would start. Rain delayed it almost an hour and then cut Giolito's outing short, but when he was on the mound he was dominant as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 5-0 on Tuesday night. ''I never saw rain in the forecast at all,'' Giolito said.
Manager Joe Maddon's move was so wacky that even his own players laughed. Kris Bryant singled home the tiebreaking run in the 15th inning, and Maddon used three pitchers in left field while Chicago beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Tuesday night in the longest game of the season for both teams. With the Cubs out of position players, relievers Travis Wood and Spencer Patton (1-0) alternated between left field and the mound in the 14th inning, which ended with Patton getting the final out.
Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson left Tuesday night's game against the Brewers with an apparent injury to his right shoulder after slamming into the center-field fence while catching a drive by Chris Carter in the eighth inning.
Carlos Santana's RBI single sparked a three-run ninth inning by the Indians, who received another solid start from Corey Kluber and extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 5-3 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night at Turner Field.
These Indians go to 11… wins in a row. That's the longest win streak in the Majors this year and the longest by an Indians club within a single season since 1982. Most importantly, it has turned a dead-even American League Central race with the Royals into a six-game Tribe lead near the midway mark.
Corey Kluber took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and while it ended, he still dominated the Braves, leading the Indians to their 11th straight win.
Rick Porcello stepped off the mound, gathered his thoughts and went back to work. It was kind of tough for me to regain my focus, so I was doing everything I could to slow the game down,'' the Boston pitcher said after minimizing the damage during a bases-loaded, fourth-inning jam and helping the Red Sox end a three-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Porcello (9-2) retired the last nine batters he faced after walking Nick Franklin to force in the only run he allowed.
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain stretched to beat out a throw at first base and strained his left hamstring in the seventh inning of an 8-4 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.