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The baseball rattled from the inner webbings of Adrian Beltre's glove to the outer lip of the Kauffman Stadium infield to the blades of grass in the outfield. The journey did not take long. Salvador Perez scorched Tuesday's game-winning hit, an eighth-inning rocket in a 2-1 Royals victory over the Texas Rangers, with such force that even one of the game's premiere third baseman could only knock it down.

Jose Altuve had four hits for the second straight night, Brad Peacock threw 6 1-3 solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Tuesday night.

Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run homer, Jake Arrieta made a quality start and the Chicago Cubs sent the spiraling Milwaukee Brewers to a seventh straight loss in a 7-1 final on Tuesday.

Adam Wainwright earned his 16th win and matched his career best with three RBIs, carrying the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Another shutout loss again left Atlanta's hitters feeling like they let their pitchers down.

CLEVELAND - J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers beat the Indians, 4-2, Tuesday night.

Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

An RBI single from Salvador Perez in the bottom of the eighth inning was the difference, as the Kansas City Royals clipped the Texas Rangers by a 2-1 count in the middle test of a three-game series.

J.D. Martinez hit safely three times and struck the go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the second edition of a four-game series.

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

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