Jeff Samardzija went eight innings to win his third straight start — a career first — and the San Francisco Giants rallied for two runs in the eighth inning against the Reds' historically bad bullpen for a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
Mark Trumbo hit two home runs, Chris Tillman scattered five hits over seven innings and the Baltimore Orioles extended the New York Yankees' losing streak to six games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.
Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer off Justin Verlander, scored three times and fell a triple short of the cycle, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
The Chicago Cubs spent April on a rampage through the National League, bludgeoning opponents with deluge after deluge of runs. So far, they haven't needed much help. They'll take it when they get it, though, and Tuesday night, Jon Niese gave it to them.
Tuesday night at the ballpark was another instance of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor making the extraordinary look ordinary. And in doing so, Lindor led the Indians over the Detroit Tigers for the fourth consecutive time this season in a 7-3 win.
There's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.