Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
Brantley's two-run homer off Royals starter Jason Vargas came in the first inning. He also walked in the game. Brantley is red hot to start the year, batting .351/.415/.541 with two homers and 14 RBI in 19 games. He's added three stolen bases and 11 runs scored to boot, proving that last season's breakout was only the beginning.
Stephen Strasburg labored, making it through only three innings in a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.
Strasburg needed 64 pitches to get through the first three frames before exiting with an undisclosed injury. He gave up four hits and two walks, and hurt his own cause with a throwing error in the second inning. Strasburg is now 2-3 with a 4.73 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP, and a 32/10 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings. If he's healthy enough to make his next start, it'll be against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.
Gordon had a couple singles and a walk, scoring twice on extra-base hits from Eric Hosmer. After a frigid start at the dish, Gordon is now hitting .284/.396/.457 with 12 runs scored and 14 RBI.
Andrew Miller stifled the Blue Jays' attempt at a comeback, recording the final out of Tuesday's 6-3 win to earn his 11th save.
David Carpenter took the mound at the start of the ninth with a 6-0 lead, but the Jays were all over him, scoring three times on a home run, a walk, a ground-rule double, and a single. Miller came in with a runner on first base and two outs to put out the fire. He walked pinch-hitter Jose Bautista to bring the winning run to the plate, but got Devon Travis to fly out to end the game at long last. Miller is 11-for-11 in save chances with a 23/7 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings on the season.
Wade Davis pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Indians to earn his sixth save of the season Tuesday.
Davis gave up a hit while striking out one. The save was likely Davis' last for a while, as Royals closer Greg Holland is scheduled to be activated Wednesday. With Holland's return, Davis will go back to being the most dominant setup man in baseball.
Jacoby Ellsbury singled three times and stole two bases in five at-bats as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Ellsbury singled and scored on an Alex Rodriguez double in the first inning, then singled and scored on Mark Teixeira's home run in the fifth. The pair of stolen bases moves him up to 11 on the season in 15 attempts. Ellsbury boasts a productive .358/.433/.415 triple-slash line with 21 runs scored.
Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run to help lead the Yankees past the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Teixeira pushed the Yankees' lead to 5-0 in the fifth inning when he drove a Marco Estrada offering over the fence in right-center. The first baseman hasn't hit more than 24 home runs in a season since 2011 and capped out at 22 last season, but he's already up to 10 this year. Along with that, he's hitting .205/.324/.602 with 22 RBI.
Danny Salazar struck out nine batters but allowed four runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
Salazar's first inning was his undoing, as Alex Gordon singled, Kendrys Morales was hit by a pitch and Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer. Otherwise, Salazar was terrific, allowing just five hits all night without walking a batter. The loss was his first, dropping him to 3-1 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 37/5 K/BB ratio. When his control is on point, as it has been since returning to the Indians on April 18, Salazar is as dangerous a pitcher as there is in the game. He'll look to get back in the win column Sunday against the Twins.