Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a home run in the Twins' 7-5 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Mauer hit a two-run homer in the first inning and later doubled off White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod, falling a triple short of the cycle. The two RBI gave him 23 on the season to go with a .327/.412/.492 line. And the homer was his seventh, giving him a fair chance to eclipse his total of 10 in 2012. If he finishes with his current slugging percentage it would actually be his third-highest all-time among full seasons.
Paul Goldschmidt homered off Chad Qualls in the bottom of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Does it still count as a walkoff homer when it comes off Qualls? We'll assume it does. The homer, Goldschmidt's 17th, snapped the Diamondbacks' four-game losing streak. He's batting just .232 in 69 at-bats this month, but he's driven in 20 runs anyway.
Paul Konerko went 4-for-4 in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
The four-hit night was Konerko's first of the season, raising his batting average 13 points in one night. The first baseman, who served as designated hitter on Tuesday, has had a rough go of it this year, hitting just .248/.314/.365. This may be the swan song for the 37-year-old.
Randall Delgado yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out six Tuesday in a no-decision against the Marlins.
Delgado, who lost out on a rotation spot to Patrick Corbin this spring, was making his first start as a member of the Diamondbacks. He figures to get at least one more next week before a decision is made on his status. Since he won't be facing the Marlins again then (he could get the Reds on Sunday or the Nationals in the middle of the week), he won't be as good of a play in NL-only leagues.
Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings of two-run ball Tuesday against the Diamondbacks in his season debut.
Back from a shoulder injury, Eovaldi allowed just three hits tonight and he made it through six innings in a modest 84 pitches. That he's a Marlin really cuts into his fantasy upside -- wins will be very difficult to come by -- but he should have a little value in NL-only leagues anyway.
Mike Pelfrey allowed four runs in six innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Tuesday.
Pelfrey was only slightly better than his counterpart, Dylan Axelrod, as both starters allowed 10 hits over six innings. On the plus side, Pelfrey didn't walk a batter in the outing, only the second time he's done that all season. He's stuck at 3-6 and hasn't recorded a win in over a month, with the last coming on May 5. He'll search for his fourth win against the Indians Sunday in Cleveland.
Dylan Axelrod allowed five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.
Axelrod was actually somewhat fortunate to allow just the four earned runs, as he surrendered 10 hits and two walks on the night. The right-hander has hit a bit of a rough stretch, as he hasn't gotten a win since May 26. He'll try to correct that Sunday in Kansas City.
Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored as the A's beat the Rangers 6-2 on Tuesday.
Moss has homers in two of his last three games and 13 on the year. The first baseman also tripled in the game, his third already this season. Moss likely won't replicate the .291 batting average he finished with in 2012, but he is well on his way to another 20-homer season.