Carlos Corporan finished 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
Corporan didn't even start the game, but he entered after Robinson Chirinos left the game with a bruised hand. In Chirinos' stead, Corporan had a two-run single before blasting a three-run homer in the eighth. The homer was Corporan's second of the year to go with 10 RBI.
Jeff Samardzija was knocked around by the Rangers on Tuesday, allowing nine runs on 12 hits over five innings.
Samardzija served up two home runs among his 12 hits allowed. The loss was his first since April 29 after a month of May in which he went 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA. It hasn't been so pretty for the right-hander overall, as he's now 4-3 with a 4.68 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 11 starts. He'll look to get back in the win column Sunday against the Tigers.
Johnny Cueto got a no-decision in his return to the mound, giving up two runs (one earned) in six innings as the Reds lost 5-4 to the Phillies on Tuesday.
Cueto was making his first start since May 19 due to inflammation in his right elbow. He pitched well, allowing an unearned run in the second thanks to a Todd Frazier fielding error. He then relented a solo home run to Chase Utley in the sixth, one of the five hits he gave up on the evening along with no walks and four strikeouts. Cueto will head into his next start at home against the Padres with a 2.90 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and a 64/12 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.
Colby Lewis held the White Sox to two runs over seven innings in a win Tuesday.
Lewis scattered six hits, with Adam Eaton's two-run homer in the third inning accounting for both the White Sox runs on the night. The win moved Lewis to 5-3 with a 4.48 ERA on the year. Lewis will face the Royals in Kansas City on Sunday.
Sean O'Sullivan took a no-decision, giving up four runs in 5 2/3 innings to the Reds as the Phillies walked off winners on Tuesday.
O'Sullivan scattered the four runs across his first four innings, then got into even more trouble in the sixth, but Justin De Fratus came in with two outs and bailed him out. O'Sullivan allowed nine hits and walked one while striking out one. He now has a 5.03 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP and a 19/9 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber against the Giants at home in his next start.
Edwin Encarnacion revealed after Tuesday's doubleheader that the leg ailment he's dealing with concerns his left hamstring.
Encarnacion suffered the injury while stretching at first base for a ball over the weekend. With an off day on Thursday, the Blue Jays are likely to hold the slugger out until Friday.
Maikel Franco hit a two-run home run, helping the Phillies rally late to overcome the Reds on Tuesday.
Franco hammered a Jumbo Diaz breaking ball down the left field line for a no-doubt home run, tying the game up at 4-4. The Phillies would walk off the next inning. Franco also doubled and scored in a 2-for-4 evening. He had been slumping, registering only two hits -- both singles -- in 28 plate appearances over his previous seven games. He's batting .212/.257/.409 with three home runs and 10 RBI over his first 70 plate appearances this season.
Joey Votto knocked in two runs in a 2-for-5 effort as the Reds dropped Tuesday's contest against the Phillies.
Votto got the Reds on the board with an RBI double in the first inning, then broke a 1-1 tie in the third with an RBI single. The first baseman has now knocked in 26 runs on the year while hitting .286/.381/.495 with nine home runs.