Tyler Clippard kept the Yankees off the board in the 10th inning, snagging his 16th save in Tuesday's 4-3 win.
Clippard caused some nail-biting, as he walked two batters to put the tying run in scoring position with two outs for Mark Teixeira. The right-hander was able to fan the slugger to end the contest. Clippard has done a commendable job as the closer, filling in for Sean Doolittle. He's 16-for-18 in save chances with a 2.52 ERA and a 34/18 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings.
Sonny Gray tossed seven solid innings, allowing three runs, but was handed a no-decision as the Athletics needed 10 innings to beat the Yankees on Tuesday.
Gray was victimized by back-to-back RBI singles in the first inning, then allowed another RBI single in the fourth. They were three of six hits he gave up on the evening along with three walks and five strikeouts. Gray has been much more hittable in his last three starts, but still maintains a stellar 2.20 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP and a 102/29 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings. His final first half start will come in Cleveland against the Indians.
Nathan Eovaldi limited the Athletics to two runs in 5 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the Yankees lost in 10 innings on Tuesday.
Eovaldi allowed run-scoring singles in the first and third innings, accounting for both runs. He got Ben Zobrist to ground out for the first out in the sixth inning before departing at 86 pitches in favor of Chasen Shreve. Eovaldi gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four. He's put together four solid outings in a row, though he hasn't been able to escape the sixth inning in his last two. He owns a 4.45 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP and a 67/26 K/BB ratio in 93 innings. Eovaldi will close out the first half in Boston against the Red Sox.
Denard Span (back) is expected to miss at least a few games.
The MRI results on Span's back aren't available yet, but Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports that the outfielder "sounds like guy who accepts he needs some time off," and is "worried this could get worse by playing hurt." Obviously more will be known once the MRI results are in.
Billy Butler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 10-inning victory against the Yankees.
Butler swatted a game-tying solo home run in the sixth inning against Chasen Shreve. He had been held hitless in his previous three games. The DH is batting a mediocre .250/.315/.373 with seven home runs and 37 RBI to date.
Brett Lawrie went 1-for-4, delivering a home run in the top of the 10th to help the Athletics squeak out a win against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Lawrie was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts coming into his at-bat in the 10th inning, so the home run was a nice way to recover. He's gone yard eight times this season with 37 RBI and a .291/.328/.432 batting line.
Koji Uehara set the Marlins down in 1-2-3 fashion to grab his 20th save as the Red Sox wrapped up a 4-3 win on Tuesday.
Uehara fanned J.T. Realmuto and Conor Gillespie consecutively before getting pinch-hitter Derek Dietrich to ground out to end the game. The veteran closer has strung together eight consecutive scoreless appearances. He's 20-for-22 in save chances overall with a 2.61 ERA and a 34/6 K/BB ratio in 31 innings.
Dan Haren held the Red Sox to one run, but was left with a no-decision as the Marlins dropped Tuesday's game.
The lone run scored in the second inning on Ryan Hanigan's RBI single. Haren scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five. The right-hander hasn't been much of an innings-eater, but has otherwise been strong, as he owns a 3.34 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP and a 76/19 K/BB ratio in 105 innings. Haren makes one final first-half start, at home against the Reds.