Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez starts rehab stint in Gulf Coast League
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Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez
began a minor league rehab assignment
in the Gulf Coast League with the GCL Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Sanchez has been out with June 5 with a strained lat muscle.
He pitched two innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Sanchez walked a batter and struck out a batter.
Rays RP Brad Boxberger gives up walk-off grand slam
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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
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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
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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.
Athletics' Coco Crisp recovered from kidney stones
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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
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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
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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
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News: 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.
John Jaso returns to Rays' lineup at DH
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News: 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
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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.