Mike Aviles went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Indians beat the Royals on Tuesday.
Aviles was in the middle of the Indians' three-run eighth inning, eventually scoring the winning run on a Michael Brantley sacrifice fly. The utility infielder has gotten regular playing time with Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined, but he should return to a reserve role when Cabrera returns. He's hitting .277 on the year.
Kelvin Herrera took the loss on Tuesday, allowing three runs in just 1/3 of an inning against the Indians.
Herrera hadn't allowed a run since being recalled on June 5 but struggled mightily on Tuesday, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. There was a point early in the season where Herrera looked like he might wrestle the closing job away from a struggling Greg Holland, but with Holland straightened out and Herrera's troubles that seems like a remote possibility anytime in 2013.
Ervin Santana allowed just one run over seven innings but didn't get the win, settling for a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
Santana was in line for his sixth win of the year before Kelvin Herrera imploded in relief. It still doesn't take away from another stellar start from the right-hander, who allowed just three hits and two walks, striking out six. He now owns a 2.64 ERA and 0.98 WHIP through 14 starts. He'll take the mound again Tuesday in an interleague matchup with the Braves.
Scott Atchison has been diagnosed with a sore right groin.
Atchison suffered the injury on Tuesday while warming up before an appearance. It's not clear how long he might be sidelined.
Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Tuesday.
Jimenez was a mixed bag on Tuesday. Two runs allowed on just two hits? Good. Four walks and four strikeouts? Not so good. The right-hander's end results have looked alright his past few starts, but the underlying numbers still make him a crapshoot every time he goes out. His next start will come Monday against a tough Orioles lineup in Baltimore.
Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as the Blue Jays beat the Rockies 8-3 on Tuesday.
The homer was Encarnacion's 19th of the year and he's somewhat quietly driven in 58 runs. The first baseman is hitting .268/.352/.526 and is showing that his career year in 2012 wasn't a fluke.
J.P. Arencibia went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Blue Jays beat the Rockies on Tuesday.
The homer was Arencibia's third in four games and his 15th on the season. His .222/.243/.461 line is indicative of Arencibia's game -- he doesn't hit for average, he doesn't walk, but when he makes contact it goes a long way.
Esmil Rogers allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings to beat the Rockies on Tuesday.
Rogers has now turned in two straight impressive starts as a member of the Blue Jays rotation, keeping the Rangers to one run through seven innings in his last start before limiting the Rockies to three runs on just four hits Tuesday. It's hard to imagine the success will last, but with Brandon Morrow suffering a setback recently Rogers will likely continue to start in the near term. His next start will come Monday against the Rays in Tampa.