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Rays RP Brad Boxberger gives up walk-off grand slam


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:32 pm ET) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger surrendered the game-winning, walk-off hit to the Royals in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Boxberger gave up a ninth-inning grand slam to Paulo Orlando, giving the Royals the 9-5 win. Boxberger took his fifth loss of the season.

Boxberger, who was just named to his first All-Star game on Monday, allowed three hits and a walk in this outing, as his ERA rose from 2.48 to 3.55.


Yankees promote pitcher Nick Goody to Triple-A


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6:29 pm ET) The Yankees promoted pitcher Nick Goody from Double-A to Triple-A on Tuesday, reports The Star Ledger. Goody has a 1.73 ERA over 41 2/3 innings at Double-A.

Royals LF Alex Gordon hits solo home run in Game 1 of DH


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:28 pm ET) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon had a three-hit afternoon in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays. Gordon went 3 for 4 with two RBI, including a solo home run. The longball was Gordon's 11th of the year and second in as many games. 

The fourth-inning blast tied the game at 4-4, as the Royals would go on to win 9-5 in walk-off fashion. 


Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt throws bullpen session on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:25 pm ET) Giants left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt, on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, threw a bullpen session on Tuesday, according to CSN Bay Area. It's the first time Affeldt has taken to a mound since landing on the DL on June 26. 

There is still no clear timetable for the lefty's return to the Giants bullpen.


Athletics' Coco Crisp recovered from kidney stones


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6:24 pm ET) Athletics' outfielder Coco Crisp is no longer suffering from kidney stones, manager Bob Melvin said on Tuesday, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

The stones had left Crisp semi-bedridden in late June and interrupted his recovery from the neck injury that landed him on the 60-day disabled list. 

Crisp hasn't played since May 19.


Rays 3B Evan Longoria belts two-run home run in Game 1 of DH


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:22 pm ET) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria chipped in a two-run home run in the 9-5 loss to the Royals in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Longoria's home run, his ninth of the year, was his only hit of the game. It came in the fourth inning to temporarily tie the game at 3-3. 

Longoria is 11 for 40 with two home runs over his last 10 games. 


Rays 1B James Loney smacks solo home run in Game 1 of DH


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:17 pm ET) In his fourth game back from the disabled list, Rays first baseman James Loney launched a solo home run in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals. Loney missed six weeks due to a fractured finger.

The home run, his third of the year, came in the second inning to give the Rays an early 2-0 lead, though they would lose the game 9-5 in walk-off fashion. Loney also hit a double in the game, and is 6 for 18 since returning from the DL. 


Brandon Guyer replaces Steven Souza in Rays lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6:16 pm ET) Steven Souza isn't in the lineup for the second game of the Rays' doubleheader against Kansas City on Tuesday. 

Souza has started 74 games in right field. He'll sit for the third time in the last five games, however. 

Brandon Guyer will replace Souza in right, starting for the eighth time. 


Mets reinstate Jenrry Mejia from Restricted List; option Logan Verrett


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6:16 pm ET) The Mets have reinstated pitcher Jenrry Mejia from the Restricted List on Tuesday, the team announced.

Mejia will be available to pitch in Tuesday's contest at San Francisco. He served an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

To make room for Mejia, the team optioned pitcher Logan Verrett to Triple-A. Verrett went 0-1 with a 2.95 ERA over 21 1/3 innings.


Pirates C Francisco Cervelli scratched from Tuesday's lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:14 pm ET) Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Padres. The Pirates did not provide a reason for his removal from the lineup.

Chris Stewart entered the lineup behind the plate while batting eighth. 


John Jaso returns to Rays' lineup at DH


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6:13 pm ET) John Jaso will return to the Rays' lineup in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader. 

Jaso has been out since Opening Day with a wrist contusion. He completed a minor league rehab assignment on Monday and was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday. 

Jaso is playing designated hitter and batting leadoff. His return moves Grady Sizemore to left field. Sizemore has started six games at DH since joining the team. 


Royals' Paulo Orlando slams walk-off in Game 1 of DH Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:11 pm ET) Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando was the offensive hero in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays. Orlando came to bat in the bottom of the ninth winning, with the bases loaded and the score tied 4-4. 

Orlando promptly unloaded the bases with the walk-off grand slam, giving the Royals the 9-5 victory. It was the first career walk-off hit of any kind for Orlando, who had just been called up from Triple-A prior to the game. It was his second home run of the season.


Royals' Greg Holland blows save, gets win in Game 1 of DH Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:06 pm ET) Royals closer Greg Holland blew his second save of the season in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays. But he was able to secure his third win of the season in the 9-5 walk-off victory.

Holland (3-0) entered the game with the Royals up 5-4, but he allowed a lead-off triple to Kevin Kiermaier, who later scored on a wild pitch. Holland was able to finish the inning without any further damage being done.

Holland's ERA rose from 2.23 to 3.00 after this outing. It was his first blown save in nearly two months, as he had gone 16 outings between blown saves. 


Cardinals' Matt Holliday conducts running drills Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6:04 pm ET) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was able to do some running drills Tuesday, reports MLB.com.

Holliday has been sidelined since June 8 with a quad injury and he was recently dealing with an illness.


Royals SP Chris Young strikes out five in no-decision Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:00 pm ET) Royals right-hander Chris Young allowed four runs on five hits over six innings in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals. Young walked one and struck out five, as he took a no-decision in the 9-5 walk-off victory.

Young gave up a solo home run to James Loney in the second inning to open the scoring. Then Evan Longoria launched a two-run shot as part of a three-run fourth inning. Young left the game with the score tied 4-4.

Young's ERA rose to 2.89 with this performance. Tuesday was just the third time in has last seven starts that he has allowed more than one earned run.


Tigers DFA Josh Wilson on Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6:00 pm ET) The Tigers designated infielder Josh Wilson for assignment on Tuesday, the team announced.

The move was made to make room for Marc Krauss. Wilson hit .381 in 21 at-bats this season.


Rays SP Matt Moore allows four runs in no-decision Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:56 pm ET) Making his second start of the season, Rays left-hander Matt Moore struggled again on Tuesday against the Royals. Moore went 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. He walked two and struck out one, and he did not factor into the decision.

With the bases loaded in the second inning, Moore hit Alex Gordon with a pitch, forcing in a run. Then Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single. Gordon then launched a solo home run in the fourth inning. 

Moore threw 85 pitches on Tuesday, and has allowed four runs in each of his first two starts since returning from Tommy John surgery.


Padres' Federowicz to catch sim game before rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:54 pm ET) Padres catcher Tim Federowicz (knee) will catch starting pitcher Brandon Morrow's sim game in Texas on Saturday. He will then head out for a rehab assignment with Class A Fort Wayne. 

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena (toe) still out on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:40 pm ET) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday due to a toe injury. Valbuena was also forced to miss Monday's contest with the ailment. Though, manager A.J. Hinch does believe Valbuena will be able to return at some point during the four-game series with the Indians. 

Marwin Gonzalez is once again drawing the start at third base while Valbuena heals up.


1B Marc Krauss to join Tigers on Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:34 pm ET) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said first baseman Marc Krauss will join the Tigers for Tuesday's game at Kansas City, reports MLB Radio Network.

Krauss was recently claimed off waivers after the Rays designated him for assignment. He is expected to play a platoon role at first base while Miguel Cabrera is sidelined. 

Krauss is hitting .133 with one home run and six RBI in 45 at-bats this season. He will bat seventh and play first base in Tuesday's contest. 


Cubs OF Chris Denorfia plates three runs in win vs. Cardinals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:33 pm ET) Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia drove in three runs during a 7-4 win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. 

He opened the scoring with a two-out, two-RBI single in the bottom of the third inning. He added an RBI single in the eighth inning. He also had a walk and strikeout in the game.

Denorfia has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games (eight starts). He is batting .361 (13 for 36) with three doubles, three RBI, two runs and six strikeouts in that span.


Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo ends HR drought at 13 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:28 pm ET) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo homered during a 7-4 win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He connected for a two-run homer off Randy Choate in the eighth inning -- his 16th home run this season.

Rizzo went 2 for 3 with two runs, two walks and one strikeout. He ended his home run drought at 13 games.

He entered play Tuesday mired in a 4-for-32 slump in his previous nine games.


Dodgers' Hector Olivera, Trevor Cahill to begin rehab assignments


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Dodgers minor league first baseman Hector Olivera and pitcher Trevor Cahill will begin rehab assignments for the team's Rookie League affiliate, reports TrueBlueLA.com.

Olivera is nursing a hamstring injury, while Cahill was recently signed to a minor-league deal after being waived by the Braves.


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler ends multihit drought Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:24 pm ET) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler had his first multihit game in 17 appearances during a 7-4 win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He went 2 for 4 with his 13th double, one run, one RBI and one walk.

Fowler, who also had his 12th stolen base Tuesday, has been mired in a prolonged hitting slump. Entering play Tuesday, he had a .167 average in his previous 22 games.


A's RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) plays catch on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:20 pm ET) Athletics left-hander Sean Doolittle threw from flat ground on Tuesday, the first time he has done so since landing on the disabled list on May 30 with a left shoulder strain. 

Doolittle threw from 60 feet on Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. This is just the first step in his recovery, and there is currently no timetable for his return from the 60-day dsiabled list.