Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored as the Royals slugged their way past the Rays 10-5 on Tuesday.
Cain hit a two-run homer off Rays starter Drew Smyly in the first inning and added a two-run single in the fourth. The multi-hit game was his 13th in the month of May, a month he is surely sad to see end. Cain batted .351 with six homers, 25 RBI and 18 runs scored in the month, giving him eight home runs, 33 RBI and 28 runs scored to go with a .295/.348/.456 line overall.
Ketel Marte (thumb) went 0-for-5 in his first rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Tacoma.
Marte served as the DH in this one, but he should begin playing shortstop by the weekend and he's due back on the Mariners' active roster next Monday. That's the first day he's officially eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list. Marte has been out since May 21 because of a left thumb sprain.
Corey Dickerson went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Dickerson launched a three-run blast off Royals starter Dillon Gee in the second inning to give the Rays a short-lived lead. The homer was his ninth of the season, giving him 24 RBI. Hitting homers has been about all the 27-year-old has been good for at the plate this season, as he's slashing just .204/.248/.454 in his first year with the Rays.
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.
Morales connected on a Brad Boxberger pitch in the sixth inning for a two-run shot, his sixth of the season. The multi-hit game was his first since May 14 as it's been a trying year for the 32-year-old, who's hitting just .193/.262/.330 through the season's first two months.
Eric Hosmer finished 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.
Hosmer continues to punish the baseball, as he's now recorded five consecutive multi-hit games. In those games, the first baseman is 13-for-22 with three doubles, two home runs, six runs scored and 12 RBI. That's good. So is his .330/.376/.553 line overall.
Drew Smyly was under siege Tuesday, allowing eight runs on 12 hits over four innings in a loss to the Royals.
Smyly allowed two runs in the first inning and one in the third before the Royals struck for five more in the fourth. The start was the second subpar showing in a row for the southpaw, who has seen his ERA inflate from 3.54 to 4.77 in that span. There was some amount of luck in his early-season success, but this feels like an overcorrection. Smyly will look to bounce back Sunday at the Twins.
Brewers activated LHP Will Smith from the 15-day disabled list.
Smith will join the Milwaukee bullpen on Wednesday after missing the first two months of the season with a torn LCL in his right knee. He was in a battle for closer duties with Jeremy Jeffress leading into spring training and that makes him a worthy stash in deep fantasy leagues, though Jeffress has pitched very well. Smith allowed just a hit and no walks while striking out five during his four-inning minor league rehab assignment.
Dillon Gee allowed nine hits and four runs over five innings in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.
On the plus side, Gee struck out seven compared to just one walk. The win was the second of the year for the right-hander, improving him to 2-2 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.53 WHIP through 11 appearances (four starts). Gee will try to put together a winning streak Sunday at the Indians.