Cubs considering adding Steve Clevenger
Ryan Flaherty has two-hit night
Flaherty went 2 for 4 in the game with two singles and is batting .170 on the year. He had gone 0 for 9 during the past three games entering Tuesday.
Matt Tuiasosopo goes deep in defeat
Tuiasosopo took starter Zach Britton deep to right field for a solo home run, his third of the year, in the fifth. He finished 1 for 3 and is batting .333.
Tuiasosopo has seen just 69 at-bats this season. He has at least one hit in six of his last seven appearances with five runs scored, four doubles, a homer and three RBI over that span.
Manny Machado first to 100 hits
Machado, who leads the majors with 101 hits, went 2 for 5 with yet another double as he continues to lead the majors in two-baggers by a wide margin with 33. He's batting .324 and has five homers, 37 RBI and 46 runs scored.
Mat Latos drops first decision of year
Scott Atchison exits without throwing a pitch
Atchison was called in to appear in the game, but left during warm-ups due to the injury. He was activated from the disabled list prior to the game after spending more than two months on the disabled list due to elbow inflammation.
J.J. Hardy hits another HR off Justin Verlander
Hardy took Verlander deep in the fourth inning for a two-run blast, his 14th of the year. It was his third homer off Verlander this season in two games. He finished the game 3 for 4 and is batting .271.
Hardy has hit in four straight games and is 7 for 15 over that span with three RBI. He has 42 RBI on the year with 14 doubles and 28 runs scored.
Charlie Morton picks up first win
Adam Jones' three-run blast the difference
He finished 1 for 4 with his 15th home run.
Jones has hit in nine of his last 10 games with three doubles, four homers and 13 RBI over that span. He's driven in 51 runs on the year with a .301 batting average. Jones is in the top 10 in the American League in homers, RBI, slugging and runs scored.
Jim Johnson leading majors with 26 saves
Johnson walked a batter and gave up a base hit, but induced a double play to end the game off the bat of Miguel Cabrera. He needed 10 pitches to close out the 5-2 win. His ERA is at 3.82.
Johnson has recorded saves in nine of his last 10 appearances and has given up just one run over that stretch.