Tigers CF Anthony Gose records two hits, steals base Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:16 am ET) Making his third consecutive start for the Tigers on Tuesday, center fielder Anthony Gose recorded two hits, stole a base and scored a run in the 5-2 loss to the White Sox. Gose, who has mostly been in a platoon with Rajai Davis, has started five of the last seven games for manager Brad Ausmus, and seems to be taking a grasp on the bulk of the playing time.

Gose has been fairly inconsistent in recent games, hitting .259 with 10 strikeouts (to just two walks) over his last eight games played. 

Yankees' Girardi: Ellsbury has 'been unbelievable at the top of the order'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1:27 am ET) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury collected three hits and swiped two bags in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

Ellsbury finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and one RBI. He has 17 hits over his last 32 at-bats and is hitting .418 since April 18.

"Hard to imagine you can be hotter than he is," manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday's game, per NJ.com. "He's been unbelievable at the top of the order."

Indians OF Michael Brantley goes deep in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:49 am ET) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley homered and extended his modest hitting streak to five games during Tuesday's 5-3 defeat to Kansas City.

Brantley took Kansas City starter Jason Vargas deep for a two-run home run in the opening frame. He reached base twice and finished 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI. Over his last 11 games, Brantley is hitting .441 (19 for 43) with eight extra base hits, 10 RBI and six walks.

Rangers LF Carlos Peguero cranks first HR of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:34 am ET) Rangers left fielder Carlos Peguero went deep for his first home run of the season Tuesday night against Houston.

Peguero took Scott Feldman deep for a two-run home run in the opening frame. He reached base twice and finished 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in a 7-1 victory. He is hitting .184 (7 for 38) with seven RBI and a .367 on-base percentage in 19 games.

Astros' Springer getting tested for concussion after wall-crashing catch
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:23 am ET) Astros right fielder George Springer banged his head on the outfield wall while making another phenomenal catch during Tuesday's 7-1 defeat to Texas. The wall-crashing catch occurred in the seventh inning, and was removed for Jonathan Villar to star the eighth inning.

He finished 0 for 3 with a strikeout, and will be evaluated for a concussion, according to the team'f official website.

"That was a scary play. He’s pretty banged up…evaluated for concussion and see how his body feels overnight," manager A.J. Hinch said following the game.

Matt Holliday has three hits in Cardinals' win
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Left fielder Matt Holliday went 3 for 5 for the Cardinals in Tuesday's win over the Cubs. 

Holliday has five hits in his last two games. 

Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen continues to struggle with 0-for-4 night
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen went 0 for 4 on Tuesday to drop his batting average to .185 through 92 at-bats.

McCutchen, the 2013 National League MVP, said after Tuesday's loss to the Reds that he doesn't need time off but avoided answering if he was injured.

“Right now I’m not doing what I should be doing for the money I’m making," McCutchen said. "Right now, it's under mediocre right now ... It's bad and I know I'm better than that."

Twins place Nunez on DL, recall Bernier from Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The Twins placed infielder Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, per MLB.com. Nunez has not been on the field since April 29. He started the season with a .409 batting average (9 for 22) with two RBI in eight games.

In a corresponding move, the club recalled Doug Bernier from Triple-A.

Reds' Marlon Byrd doubles, homers, drives in four in win
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Left fielder Marlon Byrd doubled, homered and knocked in four runs Tuesday in the Reds' victory over the Pirates. 

Byrd had struggled early on in the season, hitting just .163 during the first month. 

"It's the toughest time since I turned things back around two years ago," Byrd said. "I've been putting in a lot of time in with [hitting coach] Don Long and things are slowly starting to come around."

Tuesday marked the first time this season that Byrd notched two extra-base hits in one game.

"The home run was exciting and the double in the ninth inning was especially exciting because it's a lot easier to manage a game with a six-run lead than a one-run lead or being down a run," Reds manager Bryan Price said about Byrd.

Kelly Johnson reaches 1,000 hits in big night for Braves
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The Braves' Kelly Johnson went 2 for 3 in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia. 

Johnson hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, then reached the milestone with a single in the sixth. 

Johnson had a bases-loaded walk in the seventh for a fourth RBI on the night. He has six home runs and 17 RBI this year and lifted his average to .266. 

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