Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.
Somewhat amazingly, the three-hit game was Abreu's first in 2016. It's indicative of the kind of year the 29-year-old has had through the first few months, as his good evening raised his line to a still-pedestrian .247/.317/.407. Perhaps a good night at the dish will get him rolling.
Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple, a stolen base and a run scored against the White Sox on Tuesday.
Napoli, not the fleetest of foot, ripped one into the gap in the third inning, and he still required Austin Jackson to flat out miss the ball, Melky Cabrera to kick it around and Tyler Saladino to drop the relay just to make it safely into third base. He was obviously feeling pretty good about himself, because Napoli then proceeded to steal his first base of the season in the ninth inning. He's better known for his run production, which he's done well this season, mashing eight homers with 30 RBI and 26 runs scored in 40 games.
Jorge De La Rosa was knocked around for seven runs over just 3 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
It's not exactly the return from the disabled list that De La Rosa pictured, but unfortunately it was a pretty predictable outcome. The veteran left-hander yielded and hits, walked three and hit a batter. De La Rosa's ERA in six starts sits at 11.41, and he's pitched five innings in just one of those outings. We'll see how many more times the Rockies run him out there, but for now he's in line to face the Giants this weekend at Coors.
David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
Ortiz plated a pair of runs with a single in the first inning and added two more RBI with a double in the fourth. Big Papi now has 41 RBI on the season, which leads all of baseball, and he's put up a blistering .333/.413/.686 batting line. Have we mentioned that Ortiz is 40 years old?
Charlie Blackmon notched a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.
Blackmon took David Price into the right field bullpen in the third inning. Two of his three longballs this season have come against left-handed pitching. Blackmon is sporting a .300/.351/.475 batting line for the year.
Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Lindor was one of four Indians with multiple hits against Chris Sale and company. The shortstop now has six three-hit games in the month of May, batting .340 with 11 RBI and 17 runs scored this month. The 22-year-old is hitting .318/.372/.413 with nine stolen bases overall.
Jason Hammel held the Cardinals to one run across 7 1/3 superb innings in Tuesday's 12-3 blowout victory.
A case could be made that he shouldn't have given up any runs, as the Cards' lone tally off of Hammel came in the eighth inning after Jorge Soler missed a catchable ball that turned into a double. It was the first time since June of last season that Hammel surpassed seven innings. He'll bring a nifty 2.17 ERA into next week's outing against the Dodgers.
Michael Wacha was roughed up for eight runs over five innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.
It was ugly from the get-go for Wacha in this one, as the Cubs saddled him with six runs before he could escape the first inning. He began to settle in a bit after that but was KO'd by a Jorge Soler two-run shot in the fifth. Wacha is in the midst of an awful stretch, as he's seen his ERA rise from 2.65 to 5.08 over his last four outings. He'll try to get back on track this weekend in Washington.