"I've been seeing the ball really well all year long," McCann said, per NJ.com. "Any time you hit a home run it feels good."
McCann connected off Brandon Gomes to put the Yankees ahead. They would go on to win 4-1. The solo shot was McCann's second of the season. He also added another hit in the game to finish 2 for 4 with one RBI. His batting average now stands at .250.
"Brian's a good hitter," manager Joe Girardi said. "He had two interesting hits [Monday]. One was a real big one, and the other was important too; it gave us another run."Analysis:
Wieters, who had two at-bats in Monday's game, could also catch Tuesday. He hasn't played since May 10 of last year while recovering from an elbow injury.Analysis:
Zunino was replaced by Jesus Sucre, who gets his third start of the season behind the plate. Sucre was listed ninth in the batting order.
The Mariners are -138 money line favorites at home against Minnesota.Analysis:
Leon starts for the second time in four games and sixth time this season.
The Sox are -105 money line favorites over Baltimore.Analysis:
Rivera slugged his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to center that landed 421 feet from the plate. The tater only served to brighten a still-dismal slash line of .143/.186/.232, but Rivera has managed four hits in his last five games.Analysis:
Green, who was called up by Los Angeles Friday, lost out on the position battle in spring training to Giavotella and is hitting .328 with four doubles and three triples in 61 at-bats so far this season for Triple-A.
Hayes' start gives Roberto Perez a rest after starting nine of the last 10 games.
The Indians are +105 money line underdogs at Detroit.Analysis:
Clevenger, with the Norfolk Tides, injured his thumb while making a tag last Saturday. He aggravated the injury after catching a knuckleball from Eddie Gamboa.Analysis:
"It can definitely be a bonding thing," Flowers said. "As a team right there, protecting each other, watching your back, those kind of things. You don't want to see those kinds of things happen a lot, but when they do, you count on the guys around you to make sure nothing bad happens."
The incident occurred when Adam Eaton hit a come-backer to pitcher Yordano Ventura and Ventura began yelling at Eaton. Eaton agreed that the benches-clearing incident can help team unity.
"There are a lot of feisty guys in here, too, which I like," Eaton said. "A lot of guys like me. I respect our guys, too. You come out there on my behalf, it's awesome. It shows the team camaraderie."Analysis:
Navarro said he suffered the injury Tuesday while stretching a single into a double, MLB.com reports.
"I felt the pop right before I was going to slide into second base," Navarro said. "In the back of my mind I had the slightest hope it wouldn't be that bad, but I kind of knew. I've been through this before. I'll just go through my treatment and get back as soon as possible."
Navarro was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Orioles. He slashed .267/.294/.333 with four RBI in eight games (seven starts).Analysis: