Collin McHugh allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings but earned the win Tuesday against the Twins.
McHugh allowed two home runs in the fairly pedestrian start, but he was blessed with enough run support to win his third of the year. On the plus side, he did strike out six in the outing. There hasn't been a whole lot to like about the 28-year-old this year despite his 3-3 record, as it comes with a 6.59 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. The Astros aren't exactly flush with better options at the moment, though, so he'll take the hill again Sunday against the Mariners.
Chris Carter homered twice and had three RBI as the Brewers edged the Angels 5-4 on Tuesday.
Carter hit a two-run homer in the third inning and added a solo shot in the fifth. He's now got nine home runs, third-most in the National League, with 21 RBI and 17 runs scored. The power production comes as a shock to no one; the fact that he's hitting .287/.356/.713 while doing it is the real story. That won't last, but the power should, for what it's worth.
Rafael Ortega went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Ortega contributed an RBI single in the third inning, later coming around to score on a Mike Trout single. A low-key signing by the Angels this past winter, the 24-year-old is now hitting .304/.360/.304 in 13 games. More importantly, he continues to bat second ahead of Trout, a great place to be for guys who like to score runs.
Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Lucroy hit a two-run homer off Angels starter Nick Tropeano in the fifth inning, his first dinger of the year. He's now put up three straight multi-hit games with a double, triple and a homer in that span. The backstop is hitting .321/.387/.440 in 23 games.
Jeremy Jeffress worked a perfect ninth inning against the Angels to earn his seventh save Tuesday.
Jeffress took out the bottom of the Angels' lineup to preserve the one-run victory. The right-hander is a perfect seven-for-seven in save opportunities this year, owning a 3.09 ERA through 12 appearances.
Nick Tropeano was knocked around for five runs, including three home runs, over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Tropeano saw firsthand what happens when the ball accidentally hits Chris Carter's bat, as Carter victimized the right-hander for two of his three homers allowed on the evening. In all, Tropeano gave up five hits and walked five. It was the first time he'd allowed more than two runs in a start this year, raising his ERA to a still-respectable 3.42. He'll try to get back on track Tuesday against the Cardinals in an interleague tilt.
Junior Guerra allowed four runs over six innings to earn the win over the Angels in his 2016 debut on Tuesday.
Guerra gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out three in the outing. The 31-year-old wasn't only making his 2016 debut, he was also making his first-ever MLB start. Guerra will try to make it two for two when he faces the Reds on Sunday.
Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI as the White Sox bested the Red Sox 4-1 on Tuesday.
Abreu had an RBI triple, his first triple of the year, in the first inning to get the Sox on the board. He then capped the scoring in the eighth with a two-run double. Abreu has a seven-game hitting streak during which he has six multi-hit games. After an ugly start, his season line is up to .252/.331/.398.