Darwin Barney went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.
All four hits were singles, but Barney will certainly take it. Barney is still hitting only .223 for the season after a painfully slow start, but he's heating up of late with a .476 average over his last six games.
Grant Balfour pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the A's win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Balfour struck out a batter and now owns a 1.47 ERA through 18 1/3 innings this year. He has yet to blow a save in nine chances.
Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Phillies' 7-3 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Howard did it without the use of the longball, using three singles to plate the runs. The three RBI raised his count to 25 on the year, and he's got a .256/.292/.436 line through 42 games. More importantly, he seems to be healthy after playing just 71 games last season.
An X-ray on Jed Lowrie's right foot came back clean.
Lowrie was injury Tuesday when he was hit by a Yu Darvish pitch. He won't play Wednesday but should be back in the lineup Friday following Thursday's off day.
Miguel Gonzalez made up for lost time in his return from the disabled list Tuesday, holding the Yankees to two runs over seven frames in a 3-2 win.
Gonzalez didn't register the win, as the Orioles needed an extra inning to pull out the victory. It was a terrific effort nonetheless, as he gave up just five hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out five. Gonzalez continues to torment the Bombers during his brief career, as he now holds a 2.41 ERA against them in five starts (including the postseason). He'll face the Blue Jays Sunday.
Ben Revere went 3-for-5 with a double as the Phillies beat the Marlins on Tuesday.
Revere scored two runs in the game while raising his average to .260. He was removed from the leadoff spot after his early struggles, rendering him relatively useless for fantasy purposes. He's begun to hit more in May and manager Charlie Manuel rewarded him by hitting him second Tuesday. He may finally be starting to show why the Phillies traded for his this past offseason.
Phil Hughes held the Orioles to two runs over six innings but left with a no-decision.
Hughes struck out five while giving up five hits and two walks. The right-hander would have been fine if he didn't have to face Chris Dickerson, as the outfielder took Hughes deep twice in the game. It's a nice step forward for Hughes, who had been rocked each of the last two times out. He'll face the Mets next week.
Jose Fernandez allowed just one run over five innings Tuesday, taking a no-decision as the Marlins lost to the Phillies.
A Delmon Young solo homer was the only damage done to Fernandez on the night, but his offense let him down once again. The 20-year-old owns a respectable 2-2 record and 3.31 ERA, all things considered, and he seems to be continuing to get better as the season goes on. His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Rays.