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ChiSox prospect Carlos Rodon struggles in relief role in MLB debut
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:00 am ET) Carlos Rodon, the White Sox No. 3 overall pick in 2014, made his major-league debut Tuesday, giving up two runs, three hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

"Yeah, a little bit of butterflies. It was fun to be out there, though. Considering," Rodon said afterwards. "[Relief] is something I have to be ready for. No excuses. Maybe overthrowing but no excuses. Just have to be good in that situation."

Matt Holliday's four-hit day extends hit streak to 12
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 12 games in a big way. 

Holliday went 4 for 4 with a walk in the Cardinals' 10-inning loss to Washington. Holliday drove in the only run of the day for St. Louis, his seventh RBI this year. 

Holliday is now hitting .425 for the season. 


Brewers' Eilan Herrera goes deep for first career grand slam
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Brewers infielder Eilan Herrera went deep for a grand slam in his first game of the season on Tuesday against the Reds. Herrera was one of three players to hit a grand slam on the night, two of them came from Cincinnati players. It marked the fourth time in Major League Baseball history that three grand slams were hit in one game.

Herrera roped a grand slam down the right-field line off Burke Badenhop to cut the Milwaukee's deficit to three runs in the sixth inning. It was his second career home run, and his first since July 5, 2012. He also doubled in a run in the third and finished 2 for 5 with three runs scored, a home run and a career-best five RBI. He is hitting .400 to start the season.


Royals closer Wade Davis nails down save in perfect ninth inning
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/21/2015) Royals closer Wade Davis (S,3) locked down a one-run lead in the ninth inning on Tuesday to collect the save against the Indians. 

Davis is 3 for 3 in save opportunities and has not allowed a run in seven innings this season.


Yunel Escobar hits 10th inning walk-off for Nationals
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar hit the first pitch he saw in the tenth inning for a two-out walk-off home run in Tuesday's 2-1 win over St. Louis. 

Escobar's second home run, both solo shots accounting for his only RBI this year, was his only hit of the day in five at bats. Escobar is now hitting .277. 


Reds 1B Joey Votto registers sixth home run of the season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Reds first baseman Joey Votto uncorked his sixth home run of the season during Tuesday night's 16-10 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Votto took Tyler Thornburg deep in the top of the sixth inning for a solo home run. He added a single and reached base three times. He finished 2 for 5 with a walk, three runs scored, a home run and an RBI. He is hitting .377/.492/.792 on the year.


White Sox starter Hector Noesi gets knocked around in defeat
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/21/2015) White Sox starter Hector Noesi (0-2) was knocked around for four runs on four hits, including two homers, in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday for a loss to the Indians.

Carlos Santana and David Murphy each provided solo shots for the Indians.

Noesi will go after his first win again on Thursday, April 30, in Minnesota.

Cardinals' Carlos Villanueva suffers first loss of year
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cardinals reliever Carlos Villanueva dropped to 1-1 on the season after taking the loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. 

Villanueva entered in the tenth inning of a tie game. After striking out the first batter and getting the second to fly out, he allowed a first-pitch walk-off home run to Yunel Escobar. 

Villanueva's ERA is now 3.38 for the season.


Reds SS Zack Cozart smacks pair of HRs in win over Milwaukee
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart smacked a pair of home runs in a game for the first time since April 5, 2013. He took Tyler Thornburg deep in the fifth inning for a two-run shot, and Neal Cotts deep for a solo shot in the seventh inning, leading his team to a 16-10 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Cozart has four home runs over his last four games. He added a single and finished 5 for 3 with three runs scored, two home runs and three RBI. He is hitting .353/.389/.647 on the year.


Reds 3B Todd Frazier comes up grand in win over Brewers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Reds third baseman Todd Frazier come up big at the plate, launching his first career grand slam in Tuesday's 16-10 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Frazier was one of three players to hit a grand slam on the night, two of them came from Cincinnati. It marked the fourth time in Major League Baseball history that three grand slams were hit in one game.

Frazier took starter Mike Fiers deep in the top of the fourth with the bases loaded for his fourth home run of the season. He added a single and reached base four times. He finished 2 for 4 with two walks, three runs scored, a home run and four RBI. He is hitting .250/.317/.518 on the year.


 
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