Ross blanks the Mariners over 7 2/3 in win
Robbie Ross | TEX
(April 15, 2014 11:05 PM EDT)
Robbie Ross got the win with 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball as the Rangers shut out the Mariners 5-0 on Tuesday.
Ross pitched well, allowing only five hits (all singles), issuing no walks, and striking out two to lower his ERA to 1.00. While the ERA tells the story of a successful pitcher, Tuesday's start was his first truly impressive outing of the season. Regardless, his spot in the rotation will be made more secure with further positive results.
Molina scores three times in win over Brewers
Yadier Molina | STL
(April 15, 2014 11:04 PM EDT)
Yadier Molina went 1-for-3 with three runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Molina benefited from a hit by pitch, single and a fielder's choice, as he came around all three times he ran the bases Tuesday. Not the fleetest of foot, the catcher has now scored 10 runs in his 13 games played thus far. It helps that he's hitting .340 to start the year, too.
Jhoulys Chacin shaky in rehab start
Jhoulys Chacin | COL
(April 15, 2014 11:02 PM EDT)
Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) allowed four runs -- one earned -- on three hits and two walks over 2 2/3 frames in a rehab start with High-A Modesto Tuesday.
He struck out two on the night. It's obviously not the line the Rockies were hoping for, but they're mostly concerned with how Chacin felt. The right-hander is hoping to rejoin the Rockies in late April or early May.
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Beavan leaves with injury, takes the loss
Blake Beavan | SEA
(April 15, 2014 11:02 PM EDT)
Blake Beavan took the loss in Tuesday's start against the Rangers after he allowed two runs over four innings of work.
Beavan exited with tightness in his right shoulder and was relieved by Dominic Leone. Overall, Beavan allowed six hits, zero walks, and struck out one. He was expected to make at least one more start, but the Mariners will evaluate him before sending him back out. If he does make his next scheduled start, it will be on Sunday against the Marlins.
Holliday hits first home run in Tuesday's win
Matt Holliday | STL
(April 15, 2014 10:59 PM EDT)
Matt Holliday hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
Holliday experienced an unusual home run drought to start the year, and he nearly made it 14 games before launching one off former Brewers closer Jim Henderson in the ninth inning. Maybe it's a sign of good things to come for the 34-year-old, who always seems to heat up with the weather.
Seager hitless in four at-bats in loss to TEX
Kyle Seager | SEA
(April 15, 2014 10:59 PM EDT)
Kyle Seager went 0-for-4 as the Mariners were shut out by the Rangers on Tuesday.
Seager's average falls to .146. The third baseman put himself on the map last season with 32 doubles and 22 home runs, but has been ice cold to start the season.
Estrada earns quality start in loss to Cards
Marco Estrada | MLW
(April 15, 2014 10:59 PM EDT)
Marco Estrada earned a quality start in a losing effort Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings against the Cardinals.
Estrada was outdueled by Cardinals starter Shelby Miller, but the right-hander was decent for a third consecutive start to begin the year. Estrada walked only one while striking out three in the loss, and he's got a 3.06 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through three starts. Estrada will look to continue his string of strong outings Sunday when the Brewers visit the Pirates.
Blake Beavan exits early with tight shoulder
Blake Beavan | SEA
(April 15, 2014 10:59 PM EDT)
Blake Beavan left Tuesday's start against the Rangers have four innings due to tightness in his right shoulder.
His shoulder was tight during the entire start and it apparently became too much after the fourth. Beavan allowed two runs on six hits before exiting. With Taijuan Walker's (shoulder) setback, he was probably in line for at least one more start. That's up in the air now.
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Andrus notches two hits as Rangers win
Elvis Andrus | TEX
(April 15, 2014 10:56 PM EDT)
Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
Andrus doubled and scored in the eighth inning as the Rangers tacked on insurance runs against the Mariners' bullpen. Andrus, now hitting .309, was also caught stealing, making him 4-for-6 in stolen base attempts on the season. The shortstop was efficient last season, stealing 42 in 50 attempts.
Kouzmanoff keys offense as Rangers beat M's
Kevin Kouzmanoff | TEX
(April 15, 2014 10:53 PM EDT)
Kevin Kouzmanoff went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs batted in as the Rangers beat the Mariners on Tuesday.
Kouzmanoff, filling in for the injured Adrian Beltre, belted a solo shot off of Blake Beavan in the second inning, going back-to-back with Prince Fielder. Kouzmanoff knocked in two additional runs with a double in the eighth inning, providing some insurance. No one is expecting him to hit as well as Beltre, but he's doing a good job of it anyway in the early going, now batting .450 over 23 plate appearances.