Chris Tillman fired seven innings of one-run ball in the Orioles' defeat of the Yankees on Tuesday.
Tillman gave up five hits and walked four, but he worked out of some tight situations with a total of nine strikeouts and five groundouts. The right-hander has a shiny 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 33/12 K/BB ratio in 32 innings (six starts) this season for the O's. He'll look to keep it all working next time out against the A's.
Luis Severino dropped to 0-4 on Tuesday after allowing four runs -- three earned -- over six innings against the Orioles.
Mark Trumbo took Severino deep for a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fifth. The young Yankees right-hander is not off to a very promising start this season, now with a 6.31 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 25 2/3 innings, and his next outing will come against the rival Red Sox. He should be on the bench in fantasy leagues for now.
Jake Arrieta yielded just two hits across seven shutout innings in Tuesday's 7-1 victory over the Pirates.
Arrieta walked the first two batters of the game, which made you think he might have a rare off night. Instead, he allowed only two singles and no runs the rest of the way. Arrieta struck out five on the night and now sports a 37/12 K/BB ratio across 43 innings to go along with a 0.84 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 6-0 record. Absurd. Arrieta goes up against the Nationals this weekend.
Alex Rodriguez will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring.
A-Rod pulled up lame while running to first base in the fifth inning Tuesday and manager Joe Girardi acknowledged after the game that the situation is "definitely worrisome." It sounds like a disabled list stint could be coming for the veteran slugger. Dustin Ackley replaced him in the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday night.
Jon Niese was knocked around for six runs over five frames in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.
It was an ugly night for Niese, as he surrendered nine hits, walked five and also hit a batter. There was reason to believe that Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage could work some magic with Niese, but so far it hasn't worked out. He's sporting a 5.94 ERA and has allowed at least four runs in four of six outings. The southpaw will try for better results next week in Cincinnati.
Billy Hamilton was removed from Tuesday's game against the Giants with a jammed left thumb.
Hamilton first jammed the thumb April 15 at Busch Stadium while making a diving catch and it has bothered him off and on since. He was 0-for-2 before exiting on Tuesday night and is batting just .215/.271/.354 in 23 games this season. Tyler Holt took over in center field.
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.
The Cubs didn't hit any homers in this one, but they piled up 11 hits and seven runs against Jon Niese and the Pirates' bullpen. Bryant has picked up five hits over 12 at-bats since returning from an ankle injury and is now up to .305/.394/.505 for the season with four homers and 17 RBI.
Josh Tomlin held the Tigers to two runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's 7-3 victory.
Tomlin surrendered nine hits -- with one of them being a two-run shot by Ian Kinsler -- but he didn't walk anyone and struck out five. The crafty right-hander has now won each of his four starts this season and sports a 3.13 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He'll get the Royals this weekend at home.