Jake Odorizzi yielded just one earned run over 5 2/3 innings but the Rays lost to the Red Sox in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Fenway Park.
Odorizzi definitely did his part, allowing only five hits and striking out two while issuing no walks. He was up as the 26th man for Tuesday's twin-billing and will likely be sent back to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.
Adam Jones hit a three-run homer to help the Orioles defeat the Tigers on Tuesday.
The homer, Jones' 15th on the year, came off Justin Verlander, one of two homers Verlander served up on the night. The outfielder has now driven in 51 runs and is hitting .301/.325/.520 in what should be another All-Star season.
Zack Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings Tuesday against the Braves to earn a win in his MLB debut.
Wheeler looked like he was battling some nerves early on and he got into some tight spots with his five total walks, but it was a special night overall for the 23-year-old right-hander. He struck out seven batters and yielded just four hits, and will try for a similar brand of dominance in his second major league start next Tuesday against the White Sox. Wheeler is a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues.
Anthony Recker hit his second home run of the season Tuesday in the Mets' defeat of the Braves.
The two-run shot in the top of the seventh inning broke a 0-0 tie and put Zack Wheeler in line for his first major league win. Recker doesn't play much behind John Buck and will likely be sent to Triple-A Las Vegas when prospect Travis d'Arnaud is ready to contribute.
Zach Britton allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings as the Orioles beat the Tigers on Tuesday.
The win was Britton's first as he was making his first start since April 29. The left-hander allowed only a solo homer to Matt Tuiasosopo in scattering five hits and three walks. Despite the good start, Britton may find himself back in Triple-A Norfolk once Jason Hammel is healthy enough to start.
Paul Maholm allowed just two runs over seven innings but the Braves fell to the Mets on Tuesday.
Maholm was simply out-dueled by Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler, who was making his major league debut. The veteran lefty struck out seven New York batters and did not issue a walk, but he fell to 7-6. Maholm will get the Brewers in Milwaukee next time out.
Justin Verlander allowed five runs in five innings to take the loss against the Orioles on Tuesday.
Verlander didn't have his best night, as the Orioles got to him for two home runs among his seven hits allowed. He also walked four batters on the night. He'll likely be better his next time out, Sunday against the Red Sox.
Vinnie Pestano got through a tumultuous ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season on Tuesday as the Indians beat the Royals 4-3.
Pestano managed the rare feat of allowing three hits and a walk while throwing a scoreless inning, as the Royals' baserunning miscues aided the cause. With Chris Perez working his way back Pestano's days closing games could be numbered, but Perez is no sure thing to be effective upon returning. The situation is worth monitoring in the days following Perez's activation.