Logan Forsythe went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a two-run home run as the Rays beat the Angels on Tuesday.
Forsythe put the Rays on the board in the first inning, hitting a two-run home run off of C.J. Wilson. It's his sixth of the season, matching his career-high set in each of the last three seasons. With four months of the 2015 season left, it's safe to say he'll end up setting a new career-best. Forsythe is also hitting .288/.374/.475 with 24 RBI and 22 runs scored.
Albert Pujols hit his 534th career home run, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time, but the Angels lost to the Rays on Tuesday.
Pujols finished 1-for-4. His solo home run in the fourth inning off of Chris Archer accounted for the Angels' only run of the evening. Pujols' next target after Foxx is Mickey Mantle at 536, then Mike Schmidt at 548. The veteran has 14 home runs total on the year with 27 RBI and a .254/.303/.508 batting line.
Chris Archer was dominant again in a win on Tuesday, striking out 15 batters and allowing only one run over eight innings against the Angels.
There may not be a hotter pitcher going right now than Archer. He struck out 12 in eight shutout frames a week ago against the Mariners and hasn't allowed more than one run in each of his last four starts. He scattered six Angel hits while walking zero in the effort, lowering his ERA to 2.01 with a 0.96 WHIP and a 97/20 K/BB ratio in 76 innings. Archer will get another crack at the Mariners in his next start, which will come in Seattle.
Brandon Moss finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Indians edged the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday.
Moss hit the solo homer off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie, his ninth home run of the year. Moss ended up with three of the teams' combined 11 hits in the game. He's been on fire in recent days, collecting eight hits in his last 14 at-bats to raise his overall line to .251/.319/.479.
Eric Hosmer had an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.
Hosmer's RBI single in the bottom of the third inning gave the Royals a brief lead, but it was the only run they would be able to push across against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco. Hosmer now has 32 RBI to put him among the league leaders in the AL. The first baseman owns a .301/.376/.500 line overall.
Michael Brantley hit a game-winning RBI single to lead the Indians past the Royals on Tuesday.
Brantley came through with a rare RBI single off Royals reliever Wade Davis to give the Indians the lead in the eighth inning. He also walked in the game, finishing 1-for-3. Brantley is now hitting .302/.382/.471 with 31 RBI on the season.
Cody Allen threw a perfect ninth inning against the Royals on Tuesday to earn his 12th save of the season.
Allen struck out two in the scoreless inning. The right-hander appears over his early struggles, having converted nine straight save opportunities. Allen owns a still-unsightly 5.01 ERA and 1.50 WHIP but has a 34/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings on the year.
Kenley Jansen worked a scoreless ninth inning, grabbing his fifth save as the Dodgers came back to win 9-8 on Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader versus the Rockies.
It didn't look like Jansen would be needed, but Alex Guerrero turned a three-run deficit into a one-run lead with a grand slam in the top of the ninth. Jansen allowed a one-out double to Carlos Gonzalez, but got a ground out and a strike out to end the game. Jansen has converted all five saves since making his season debut on May 15, and he's been unscored upon with an 11/0 K/BB ratio in six innings.