Indians RP Cody Allen dealing with back issue
A stiff back prevented
He was able to throw a side session Tuesday and manager Terry Francona said he expects Allen to be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's contest.
Orioles' Kevin Gausman gets lit up for seven earned runs Tuesday
Gausman (1-1) got hit early and often in this one, as he allowed a two-run home run to Miguel Sano as part of a three-run first inning. Another run came across in the third before Gausman allowed four more to score in the fourth.
This was the worst start of Gausman's young career, as the seven earned runs are a career-high and the 3 2/3 innings are a career-low.
Garrett Jones gets two hits, RBI for Yankees
Jones got one third of the Yankees' six hits in the game and hit in his third straight game.
Jones' two hits were his first singles since June 26. His last three hits have been two doubles and a homer.
Jones also drove in a run, his first since July 1.
Athletics' Brett Lawrie hits game-winning homer in 10th inning
It was Lawrie's second career extra-inning home run and first since Sept. 5, 2011.
Lawrie went 1 for 4 and hit his eighth homer of the year. It was his first homer since June 24 and just his second RBI since then.
Orioles 1B Christian Walker expected to join team Wednesday
Walker has been playing for the team's Triple-A affiliate. He hit .167 with one home run and one RBI in 18 at-bats last season.
Twins SP Kyle Gibson picks up seventh win on Tuesday
Gibson (7-6) allowed a two-run home run to J.J. Hardy in the fifth inning for the only blemish on his evening. Gibson has a 2.56 ERA with 27 punchouts over his last seven starts.
Billy Butler hits game-tying home run in Athletics' win
Butler hit his seventh homer of the year and first since June 29. He went 1 for 4 and drove in his 37th run.
Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer to start Thursday vs. Indians
Oberholtzer last pitched in the big leagues on June 27, but was ejected in the second inning against the Yankees. He was sent down to Fresno following that outing.
The Astros have not officially recalled the lefty, though they have optioned right-hander Vincent Velasquez to Double-A on Tuesday.
Athletics' Tyler Clippard picks up 17th save
Clippard didn't allow a hit, but he walked two batters, the most he's given up since May 26. He struck out one and converted his seventh save opportunity in a row.
Clippard now has 17 saves on the year. He has not allowed a run or hit in his last five outings.
Drew Pomeranz gets win in relief for Athletics
Pomeranz entered with the potential go-ahead run on base in the eighth and retired every batter he faced.
It was the eighth straight appearance without allowing a run for Pomeranz.
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As it turns out, Victor Martinez's slow start to the season might have been entirely the result of his injured knee, Chris Towers writes at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
It's hard to explain how the Brewers' fifth starter has enjoyed so much recent success, so Al Melchior talked to the righty to better understand his apparent breakout.
Coming off his near no-hitter, Fantasy owners have missed their chance to buy-low on Carlos Carrasco, Chris Towers says at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.