Chris Bassitt got the win versus the Orioles on Tuesday after firing seven scoreless innings.
The right-hander scattered five hits and two walks while striking out seven. Bassit has been fantastic since joining the rotation at the end of June, posting a 2.43 ERA with a 26/5 K/BB ratio in six starts spanning 37 innings. Oddly enough, it's his first win. He'll toe the rubber at home against the Astros in his next start.
Prince Fielder hit his 16th home run of the season as the Rangers beat the Astros 4-3 on Tuesday.
Fielder hit nine homers in May but had hit just five since June 1 prior to Tuesday. The solo homer was his only hit in four at-bats. In his comeback season, the first baseman is batting .329/.398/.502 with 62 RBI and 53 runs scored on the year. His .900 OPS is eighth-best in the AL.
Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
The dinger was the first for Gomez since being dealt to the Astros as the deadline. He's hitting .348 with four RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base through five games in the American League. Gomez should continue to produce good numbers in the middle of the Astros lineup going forward.
Shawn Tolleson worked out of a jam against the Astros on Tuesday to earn his 20th save of the season.
Tolleson surrendered a leadoff walk and gave up a single to put two runners on with nobody out, but he bounced back to record a groundout and a strikeout before fanning Jose Altuve to end the game. The first-time closer owns a shiny 2.98 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 51/10 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings this year.
Delino DeShields had an RBI triple, scored a run and stole a base in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
DeShields hit a run-scoring triple in the fifth inning, his seventh triple of the season. He also walked and stole his 18th base of the season in the game. The 22-year-old is batting .270/.369/.394 on the year.
Dan Straily allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
Straily, making his first start since July 8, got through three innings unharmed before allowing four runs over his next 1 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits and walked three in total. With Mike Fiers expected to be ready to take his next turn, it's unclear when Straily will next appear. When he does, it will be with a 5.87 ERA and 1.50 WHIP.
Yovani Gallardo lasted just five innings but stuck around long enough to earn the win Tuesday, holding the Astros to three runs in a victory.
Gallardo gave up just four hits and walked two, but he needed 98 pitches to get through five innings. The win was Gallardo's first since June 27. The right-hander is now 8-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.33 WHIP through 23 starts. He'll look to make it two in a row Tuesday at the Twins.
Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored as the Rays trounced the White Sox 11-3 on Tuesday.
Cabrera hit one of the Rays' four homers on the night, taking reliever Daniel Webb deep in the seventh inning. It was his third consecutive two-hit game and extended his hitting streak to a modest eight games. Cabrera has raised his average 21 points in that span, and he's now hitting .241/.294/.390 with seven homers on the season.