After squandering away three leads earlier in the night, the Blue Jays finally held onto one to escape Busch Stadium with a 6-5, 11-inning win in their series opener against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
The Tigers teed off for four home runs and 24 hits Tuesday in a 19-9 runaway over the Mariners, knocking Felix Hernandez out after just two innings in the process as they rolled to their third consecutive win.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had a career night Tuesday, hitting for the cycle while driving in seven runs against the Rockies at Coors Field. Turner singled to right field in the first inning, doubled to left in the second to drive in two, knocked a two-run homer to right in the sixth and knocked a bases-loaded triple into the right-field corner in the seventh.
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is headed back to Seattle to see the team's physician on Tuesday night after feeling tightness in his right shoulder and being removed after two innings in a 19-9 loss to the Tigers.
Eric Thames understands the suspicions. Heck, if it were some other player hitting home runs at a record pace, especially after playing three years abroad, Thames might be suspicious himself.
Before Ralf Reuland threw out the first pitch to the Angels' series opener against the A's on Tuesday at Angel Stadium, he received a word of advice from Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who in December received via transplant operation a heart and kidney from Reuland's late son, former Baltimore Raven's tight end Konrad Reuland.