Hector Noesi allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.
Noesi was actually better than his line looks, giving up just four hits while striking out five, but two of the hits allowed left the park. A Ryan Raburn two-run single off reliever Carlos Rodon plated the other two runs credited to Noesi. Rodon may eventually be Noesi's competition for a rotation spot but it won't be soon. Noesi will take on the Royals on Sunday.
Michael Brantley finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Indians' win over the White Sox Tuesday.
Brantley delivered an RBI single in the seventh inning to stretch the Tribe's lead. He's now 6-for-20 (.300) with three RBI in five games since returning from a back injury. If he can stay on the field, Brantley should only continue to get better after enjoying a breakout 2014 season.
Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Royals came back to edge the Twins 6-5 on Tuesday.
Moustakas hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, his third of the season, before driving in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the eighth. He's got just five RBI on the year but has scored 13 runs through 14 games while batting mostly in the No. 2 spot in the Royals' lineup. Carrying over a wonderful 2014 postseason, the third baseman is now hitting .327/.413/.545 on the year.
Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
Mauer doubled off Royals starter Jason Vargas and also came through with an RBI single in the fourth inning. He's hit safely in seven of his last nine games, raising his average to .269. The double was just his second extra-base hit of the season, though, and Mauer is still looking for his first home run.
Christian Colon went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.
Colon hit an RBI double in the sixth inning -- consequently stealing third base for his first steal of the year -- before driving in another run with a groundout in the eighth. A couple of two-hit games have raised Colon's average to .235, but he's not much of an offensive option for the Royals at this point.
Chris Young had a terrific night at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a solo home run as the Yankees won 5-2 over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Though Young reached base four other times along with his home run, the Yankees were never able to bring him around to score. He homered to push the Yankees' lead to 2-0 in what became a three-run seventh inning. Young is hitting .344/.432/.844 with four home runs and nine RBI in 38 plate appearances so far this season.
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored as the Tigers fell to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Martinez scored both Tiger runs on the evening, doubling and scoring in the seventh inning, then singling and scoring in the ninth. The outfielder is hitting well to start the season, batting .281/.305/.579 with five home runs and 11 RBI.
Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Twins Tuesday to earn his third save of the season.
Davis didn't exactly get the heart of the Twins' order, but it might not have mattered. The right-hander got Kurt Suzuki and Edwin Escobar to make outs before striking out Danny Santana to end the game. Davis has given up just one hit and one walk over seven scoreless innings, and he's filled in for the injured Greg Holland with ease.