Yoenis Cespedes hit his ninth homer of the year to lead the A's to victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.
It was Cespedes' only hit of the night, but it was enough to give the A's the win. After dealing with injuries and a slow start to the season, he's now homered in two of the last three games and has 22 RBI. We're betting that he'll be just fine.
Matt Garza didn't get a win but was great in his season debut Tuesday, holding the Pirates scoreless on one hit and three walks over five innings.
Garza also struck out five on the night. With his pitch count of 90 approaching, he was removed to start the sixth, and the Cubs' bullpen promptly coughed up his 3-0 lead by giving up a five-spot. Garza will have a tougher matchup this weekend in Cincinnati, but he appears safe to use in fantasy leagues right out of the gate.
Yu Darvish allowed just one run over six innings but took the loss as the A's beat the Rangers on Tuesday.
Darvish allowed only a solo home run to Yoenis Cespedes on the night, but he was outdueled by Dan Straily. Even with the loss, Darvish is 7-2 with a 2.84 ERA through 10 starts. He'll hope for a better fate Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Travis Snider launched a pinch-hit grand slam in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.
After getting Gaby Sanchez to fly out to shallow left with one out, Shawn Camp served up a fat pitch to Snider, who deposited it just over the right-center field wall. Snider has just two longballs this season, but they've both come over the last week.
Darwin Barney went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.
All four hits were singles, but Barney will certainly take it. Barney is still hitting only .223 for the season after a painfully slow start, but he's heating up of late with a .476 average over his last six games.
Grant Balfour pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the A's win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Balfour struck out a batter and now owns a 1.47 ERA through 18 1/3 innings this year. He has yet to blow a save in nine chances.
Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Phillies' 7-3 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Howard did it without the use of the longball, using three singles to plate the runs. The three RBI raised his count to 25 on the year, and he's got a .256/.292/.436 batting line. More importantly, he seems to be mostly healthy after playing just 71 games last season.
An X-ray on Jed Lowrie's right foot came back clean.
Lowrie was injury Tuesday when he was hit by a Yu Darvish pitch. He won't play Wednesday but should be back in the lineup Friday following Thursday's off day.