David Robertson blew his second save on Tuesday, serving up a walk-off three-run home run in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Robertson, who got the final out of the eighth inning, entered the bottom of the ninth protecting a 9-7 lead. He allowed a lead-off single to Josh Thole, followed by a Jose Reyes double to bring up Josh Donaldson. Donaldson clubbed a walk-off three-run home run to right field. Robertson falls to 9-for-11 in save chances with a 2.41 ERA and a 29/2 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings.
Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run and an RBI ground out in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Abreu gave the White Sox a short-lived 5-3 lead with a three-run home run to left field off of R.A. Dickey. He added an RBI ground out in the middle of a three-run eighth inning as well. The White Sox entered Tuesday's game averaging only 3.5 runs per game, the worst in the American League. But it's not Abreu's fault as he has eight home runs, 27 RBI, and a .274/.339/.476 triple-slash line.
Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with three doubles and five RBI as the Blue Jays won in a slugfest against the White Sox.
Bautista gave the Jays a 3-2 lead in the third inning with a two-run ground-rule double. He added a two-run double in the fifth to give the Jays a 6-5 lead, then tacked on one more run with his third double in the seventh to make it a 7-6 game. Bautista has knocked in at least one run in nine of his last 11 games and is now batting .231/.373/.485 with seven home runs and 30 RBI on the season.
Josh Donaldson homered twice on Tuesday, one of which was a walk-off three-run blast in the ninth inning, leading the Blue Jays past the White Sox on Tuesday.
Donaldson, batting second, put the Jays on top early with a solo home run in the first inning. It was a see-saw game, but Donaldson put an end to it when he belted a three-run home run to the opposite field against closer David Robertson. Donaldson finished the night 4-for-4 with a walk and five RBI. On the season, he is hitting .315/.379/.582 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI.
Jacob deGrom pitched well on Tuesday, yielding two runs in 7 1/3 innings, but got a no-decision as the Mets needed 10 innings to pull out a 5-4 win against the Phillies on Tuesday.
deGrom was pitching a shutout, but the Phillies keyed back-to-back one-out singles against him in the eighth inning to chase him from the game. Reliever Hansel Robles came in and allowed both of deGrom's runners to score and was on the hook for two more as the Mets fell behind 4-3. deGrom allowed only six hits without issuing a walk and striking out nine. He owns a terrific 2.71 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP and a 63/13 K/BB ratio in 63 innings. A road start with the Padres awaits him.
Jerome Williams notched a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings, but got a no-decision as the Phillies lost in 10 innings to the Mets on Tuesday.
All three runs scored in the third inning on a Lucas Duda RBI single and a two-run single by Michael Cuddyer. Williams walked four, gave up five hits, and struck out four. It's the first time he pitched into the sixth inning in six May starts. Williams owns a poor 5.33 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and a 32/16 K/BB ratio in 54 innings. He'll take on the Reds at home in his next outing.
Ben Revere went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Mets.
Revere started a four-run rally in the eighth inning, bringing in two runs with a triple to right-center. He leads the league with four three-baggers on the season and is now batting .264/.306/.346 with 15 RBI and nine stolen bases. The Phillies have had some trade interest in Revere, particularly as he has heated up as of late.
Wilmer Flores knocked in the tying and game-winning runs as the Mets walked off winners in 10 innings versus the Phillies on Tuesday.
Flores, who went 1-for-4 on the night, tied the game at 4-4 with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly against Ken Giles. In the 10th inning, he came to the plate with runners on the corners and two out. He lifted an Elvis Araujo offering into left field to bring in the winning run. Flores has hit for decent power but otherwise has been lackluster, batting .252/.284/.429 with seven home runs and 21 RBI.