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Big inning downs Phil Hughes in first loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:47 am ET) Struggling Twins pitcher Phil Hughes finally took his first loss of the season Tuesday, in a 9-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

Hughes cruised through the first five innings of his start, before the Blue Jays jumped on him for four straight hits to open the sixth inning. He was pulled from the game, and all four runners came around to score, as he ended up with four earned runs allowed on eight hits and a walk in five innings. He did match a season-high with seven strikeouts, while throwing 60 of 87 pitches for strikes.

Hughes carries a 7.20 ERA and 0-1 record into his fourth start, set for Sunday in Kansas City.


Brandon Morrow exits early in no-decision
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:43 am ET) Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow struggled early in his start Tuesday against the Twins, but the offense bailed him out in a 9-3 win.

Morrow couldn't make it through four innings, as he racked up a massive pitch count early. He was ultimately tagged with two runs on four hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings, while striking out four and throwing 98 pitches.

Morrow took a no-decision as the offense exploded once he left the game. He enters his fourth start, set for Sunday in Cleveland, with a 1-1 record and 5.52 ERA. 


Erik Johnson takes no-decision in first quality start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:36 am ET) White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson ended snapped out of his early season slide Tuesday, in a 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

Johnson, who entered the game with a 9.58 ERA in his first two starts, allowed just one run in six-plus innings this time around. He was charged with just one run on a solo homer, while allowing three runs and two walks with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work.

Despite tossing his first quality start of the season, Johnson had to settle for a no-decision in the 2-1 win. He will look to turn this into a positive trend in his next start, set for Sunday at Texas.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis homers in three-hit debut
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:34 am ET) After being called up to the Mets earlier in the day, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 9-0 win over the Diamondbacks Tuesday.

Nieuwenhuis knocked an RBI single in the first inning before smacking a two-run home run in the fourth. He could see regular action over the next few days as the Mets wait for Chris Young to come off the disabled list.


Jake Peavy settles for yet another no-decision
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:32 am ET) Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy continues to get very little help from his teammates, as he settled for a no-decision in any quality start Tuesday against the White Sox.

Peavy allowed just one earned run on a solo home run in six innings of work, and  pitched around a spell of wildness. He allowed just three hits to make up for four walks, while striking out eight batters for the second start in a row.

Despite allowing just one run, Peavy settled for his third no-decision in a row, as the Red Sox fell, 2-1. He has a 1.93 ERA in three starts, but has yet to record a win as the Red Sox have scored just six runs total in support.

Peavy will look for his first win in his next start, set for Sunday against the Orioles.


Bronson Arroyo slammed for nine runs Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:30 am ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo couldn't make it through four innings Tuesday, giving up nine earned runs on 10 hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings while striking out one in his team's 9-0 loss to the Mets.

Three of the runs scored upon Arroyo (1-1) came in the first inning, and he was able to put together two scoreless innings before running into trouble during a six-run fourth. The horrendous outing boosted Arroyo's ERA to 9.95, and he also owns a 6:4 K:BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the Cubs in Chicago Monday.


Robbie Grossman sent down Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:19 am ET) The Astros optioned outfielder Robbie Grossman to Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday, in anticipation of the expected callup of top prospect George Springer Wednesday.

Grossman was hitting just .125/.236/.313 prior to his demotion, with two home runs and six RBI in 14 games. 


Report: George Springer getting the call Wednesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:15 am ET) A hot start at Triple-A has forced the Astros' hand, as the Houston Chronicle reports the team is set to call up top prospect George Springer Wednesday.

Springer, Baseball America's No. 18 overall prospect entering the season, was hitting .353/.459/.647 through his first 13 games in Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, after he went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI Tuesday.

Springer is likely being called up to play everyday with the hopes of boosting an Astros offense that ranks just third in the majors in runs scored. Astros outfielders entered play Tuesday collectively hitting .171/.247/.357 on the season.


Mike Napoli suffers dislocated finger
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:04 am ET) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli jammed his finger while sliding into second base Tuesday against the White Sox, but appears to have suffered a serious injury. Napoli left the game in the top of the ninth after suffering the injury, but X-rays taken after the game revealed he suffered a dislocation, not a break or fracture to his ring finger.

Though the injury is not as severe as it might have been, Napoli might still end up missing some time. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base prior to suffering the injury, and will likely be considered day to day moving forward.  


Scott Cousins latches on with Rangers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Outfielder Scott Cousins will report to Triple-A Round Rock after latching on with the Rangers, MLBDailyDish.com reports.

Cousins had planned to pitch in the independent Atlantic League after failing to make the Red Sox in spring training. Instead, he'll serve as outfield depth for the Rangers. He hit .233/.310/.306 in 193 at-bats with Triple-A Salt Lake last season.


 
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