Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Tejada's RBI single in the sixth inning tied the score, and the Mets eventually won the game. The RBI was just his second since July 21 and 20th overall. The light-hitting shortstop is batting .255/.322/.341 overall.
Henry Owens lost his Red Sox debut against the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing three runs in five innings.
All things considered, it wasn't a bad debut. He allowed an RBI single to Mark Teixeira in the first inning, then kept the Yankees off the board until the fifth, when Blake Swihart hit an RBI single and Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a sacrifice fly. Overall, Owens yielded five hits and a walk while striking out five. The lefty is slated to face the Tigers on the road in his next start.
Tigers optioned RHP Jose Valdez to Triple-A Toledo.
He's clearing way for Matt Boyd, who will be called up on Wednesday to make his major league debut. Valdez allowed two runs without recording an out in his lone appearance with the big club.
Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.
The multi-hit game was Duda's fourth in his last seven games. The good stretch has his line up to .248/.349/.483 with 21 homers and 50 RBI.
Chris Young filled up the box score as the Yankees routed the Red Sox on Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4.
Young walked, homered, knocked in three runs, and scored four runs. He drilled a three-run home run in the seventh inning, capping off a nine-run seventh inning which brought the Yankees' lead to 13-3. Young has once again served as an important semi-regular bat for the Yankees, hitting .268/.325/.500 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 271 plate appearances.
Brian McCann went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a three-run home run as the Yankees routed the Red Sox on Tuesday.
McCann doubled in the second of three sixth-inning runs, then slugged his three-run homer as part of a nine-run outburst in the seventh. The catcher has gone yard three times in his last five games, bringing him to 18 on the season with 65 RBI and a .255/.325/.477 batting line.
Brad Hand threw four scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Tuesday.
Hand, making his first start since June 8, scattered five hits and a walk over his four innings. He left with a lead, despite not being eligible for the win, but the Mets eventually came back against the Marlins bullpen. Hand owns a 4.71 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the year. His next turn in the rotation will come Sunday at the Braves.
Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with two RBI doubles as the Cubs shut out the Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday.
Castro doubled in a run and later scored in the third inning, helping the Cubs take a 3-0 lead. He made it 4-0 in the fifth with another RBI double. Offensive contributions have been few and far between for the shortstop, who's hitting a paltry .238/.272/.307 with five home runs and 46 RBI.