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.
J.A. Happ lost in his Pirates debut, serving up four runs in 4 1/3 innings versus the Cubs on Tuesday.
Happ just didn't have much working, as he allowed 10 base runners on 10 hits and two walks and uncorked a wild pitch before departing with one out in the fifth. He did strike out six batters, something he'd only done five other times in 21 starts this year. Combined with his time with the Mariners, Happ now has a 4.78 ERA and has to face the Cardinals on the road in his next start.
Jake Arrieta didn't let the Pirates touch home plate in his seven innings of work, earning the win on Tuesday.
The right-hander was dominant, yielding only two hits and three walks with five strikeouts in the effort. After breaking out last season with a 2.53 ERA -- following years of mediocrity with the Orioles -- Arrieta has repeated this season, brandishing a 2.50 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 152/37 K/BB ratio over 147 2/3 innings. He'll make a home start against the Giants next.
Juan Lagares hit a two-run triple in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.
With two runners on in the eighth inning, Lagares hit his fifth triple of the season to break the game open. Lagares came around to score one batter later. Lagares finished 1-for-4 in the game and is hitting just .253/.281/.337 on the year.
Anthony Rizzo went 4-for-5 with a two doubles and two runs scored in Tuesday's win against the Pirates.
Rizzo doubled and scored in the third inning, and did the same in the fifth, accounting for two of the Cubs' five runs in their shutout win. The first baseman is having a terrific year, though it's been cast aside slightly by Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt. Rizzo is batting .293/.401/.534 with 20 home runs, 61 RBI, 59 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases.
Aroldis Chapman struck out two in the ninth inning to close out the Reds' 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Chapman fanned Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk before getting Mark Reynolds to fly out to end the game. The left-hander now owns a 1.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 81/24 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings this year. He could have gained some trade value with a move at the deadline, but even in Cincinnati Chapman is the game's best reliever.