Mark Teixeira failed to get in on the fun on Monday. Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Tuesday to send the AL champions to their first three-game skid this season. Teixeira was the only Yankees' starter without a hit during their 14-1 rout of Kansas City on Monday, which stopped a six-game losing streak.
The stream of players reached Skip Schumaker as he crossed second base on his game-ending double. Pitcher Johnny Cueto splashed water from a bottle over the scrum, christening the celebration. Schumaker's pinch-hit double ended the Reds' nine-game losing streak - their longest in 17 years - with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Coghlan started the winning rally with a one-out single against Matt Grace (2-1). The Cubs then caught a huge break when shortstop Ian Desmond threw wide to first while trying to turn a potential double play on pinch-hitter Jonathan Herrera's grounder to second.
Alberto Callaspo has been scratched from the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup by manager Fredi Gonzalez for the second consecutive night, an indication the proposed multiplayer trade that would send the infielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers for third baseman Juan Uribe may be back on. The Braves announced about 15 minutes before the first pitch that Pedro Ciriaco was replacing Callaspo at third base and batting in the seventh spot. Callaspo, who played for the Los Angeles Angels from 2010-13, originally nixed the trade.
Scott Feldman outpitched Chris Tillman, Chris Carter keyed a seventh-inning rally and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 13 games. Luis Valbuena had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros, who scored all their runs with two outs. The right-hander was 5-6 in his lone season with the Orioles (2013) but is 4-0 with a 2.41 ERA lifetime against them in Baltimore.
Jeff Locke worked into the sixth inning in his first win in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped the reeling Miami Marlins 5-1 on Tuesday night. Neil Walker hit a two-run homer in Pittsburgh's fifth straight win, and Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang had two hits apiece. Miami rookie Jose Urena (0-1) failed to make it out of the fifth inning in his first big league start, giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized Tuesday to Philadelphia Phillies fans for saying they ''don't understand the game'' and the ''process'' that goes into constructing a team. Speaking before the Phillies played the New York Mets at Citi Field, Amaro acknowledged his comments ''caused a bit of a firestorm'' in Philadelphia.
TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox and says his sore right shoulder is pain free after a cortisone shot.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto will miss at least one more start after an MRI found inflammation in his pitching elbow. Cueto, who won 20 games last season, had to skip a scheduled start over the weekend because of stiffness. Manager Bryan Price said Cueto will throw in the next few days and see how the elbow feels.