Rafael Ortega went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Ortega contributed an RBI single in the third inning, later coming around to score on a Mike Trout single. A low-key signing by the Angels this past winter, the 24-year-old is now hitting .304/.360/.304 in 13 games. More importantly, he continues to bat second ahead of Trout, a great place to be for guys who like to score runs.
Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Lucroy hit a two-run homer off Angels starter Nick Tropeano in the fifth inning, his first dinger of the year. He's now put up three straight multi-hit games with a double, triple and a homer in that span. The backstop is hitting .321/.387/.440 in 23 games.
Jeremy Jeffress worked a perfect ninth inning against the Angels to earn his seventh save Tuesday.
Jeffress took out the bottom of the Angels' lineup to preserve the one-run victory. The right-hander is a perfect seven-for-seven in save opportunities this year, owning a 3.09 ERA through 12 appearances.
Nick Tropeano was knocked around for five runs, including three home runs, over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Tropeano saw firsthand what happens when the ball accidentally hits Chris Carter's bat, as Carter victimized the right-hander for two of his three homers allowed on the evening. In all, Tropeano gave up five hits and walked five. It was the first time he'd allowed more than two runs in a start this year, raising his ERA to a still-respectable 3.42. He'll try to get back on track Tuesday against the Cardinals in an interleague tilt.
Junior Guerra allowed four runs over six innings to earn the win over the Angels in his 2016 debut on Tuesday.
Guerra gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out three in the outing. The 31-year-old wasn't only making his 2016 debut, he was also making his first-ever MLB start. Guerra will try to make it two for two when he faces the Reds on Sunday.
Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI as the White Sox bested the Red Sox 4-1 on Tuesday.
Abreu had an RBI triple, his first triple of the year, in the first inning to get the Sox on the board. He then capped the scoring in the eighth with a two-run double. Abreu has a seven-game hitting streak during which he has six multi-hit games. After an ugly start, his season line is up to .252/.331/.398.
Steven Wright allowed two runs over six innings in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Wright allowed only three hits, but three of his four walks on the evening came in the third inning, leading to a run that ended up being the difference. Wright has been very good through five starts, turning in a quality start in each and not allowing more than two runs in any start. Despite his 1.67 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, he's 2-3 overall. He'll look to pull his record even when they take on the hated Yankees on Sunday.
Marco Estrada held the Rangers to one run over six innings in Tuesday's 3-1 victory.
Rougned Odor took Estrada deep to lead off the game, but the righty buttoned down the hatches after that, giving up just one hit and one walk the rest of the night. Estrada settled for a no-decision while the Blue Jays eventually one in extras. The right-hander has picked up where he left off last season, putting up a 2.64 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 28/12 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 frames. He faces the Dodgers on Sunday.