Reds closer Aroldis Chapman walks three in non-save appearance
Chapman had not pitched in six days prior to Tuesday.
Chapman, who had three strike outs overall on Tuesday, has not allowed a run and has K'd 22 batters in 11 2/3 innings this season.
The right hander had only three walks on the season before issuing three more on Tuesday.
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin cracks sixth home run of 2015
Martin got his offense going early when he cracked a double to left field off of Michael Pineda in the third. He was left stranded at second on an Edwin Encarnacion line out. Then in the ninth, Martin ripped a 1-1 pitch from David Carpenter over the left center field wall for a solo shot, his sixth of the season.
Martin moved his average to .263 with 17 RBI in 80 at-bats this season.
LF Starling Marte goes deep for Pirates in Tuesday's loss
Marte's homer was a second-inning solo shot of Reds starter Michael Lorenzen.
The seven homers for Marte is currently the most for the Pirates.
Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada tagged for five runs in losing effort
Estrada was knocked around early, allowing three straight hits in the first inning, including a two-run double by Alex Rodriguez. After giving up another run in the second, Estrada surrendered a two-run shot to Mark Teixeira in the fifth, ending his night.
Estrada, now 1-1, moved his ERA to 2.93 in 15 1/3 innings of work this season. His next scheduled start is set for Monday against the Orioles.
Reds 3B Todd Frazier hitting only homers lately, adds another Tuesday
Frazier singled in the sixth inning to snap his homer streak.
He now has nine homers on the season to lead the Reds.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira cracks 10th home run of 2015
Teixeira, who is dealing with a small lat issue, did his damage in the fifth inning when he ripped a two-run shot over the right field wall off of Marco Estrada, his 10th of the year. Teixeira moved his average to .205 with 22 RBI in 88 at-bats this season.
Pirates starter Jeff Locke hammered by homers, suffers defeat
Todd Frazier connected for a solo homer off Locke while Marlon Byrd added a two-run shot.
After winning his first two starts of the season, Locke has now dropped two in a row.
Locke will look to return to form in his next start set for Sunday against the Cardinals.
Yankees closer Andrew Miller picks up 11th save of the year
Miller walked Jose Bautista but then got Devon Travis to fly out to right to end the game, earning his 11th save of the year. Miller is still yet to allow a run in 13 2/3 innings of work.
Grant Balfour eager to work his way back into Rays' bullpen
"He was eager to join Durham to get back into shape," general manager Matt Silverman said. "For Grant, this is an opportunity for him to have a true Spring Training. He'll be able to build up his arm properly. He'll be able to pitch on a schedule. We hope he'll regain the form that he's had in the past and he'll be back to helping us win ballgames at the Major League level."
Balfour was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay on April 18 and released by the club last week before signing a minor-league deal with the Rays. The 37-year-old registered a 4.91 ERA over 62 1/3 innings in 2014.
"I think he had something to prove," Silverman said. "And he wants to help this organization win. He's loyal to the Rays and knows that we'll give him every opportunity to get back. I think he also knows that he needs some time to build himself back up.
"He could go back into the Majors right now. But he wouldn't be pitching on the same schedule and he wouldn't have the opportunity to build himself back up. There's a lot of season left. And if he can get himself back into shape, he can help this club for many months."
Reds starter Michael Lorenzen earns first career victory Tuesday
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