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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

No Hardy, no Britton, no problem. Mark Trumbo went deep twice, Chris Tillman tied a career-high with nine strikeouts, and Darren O'Day got the save in the Orioles 4-1 victory over the Yankees. The win moves the O's into a first-place tie with the Red Sox.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

At the beginning of the season, FiveThirtyEight.com projected the Cubs to win 96 games with a +138 run differential. After beating the Pirates 7-1 they're now at +89. With 137 games to go. They're 19-6 ... that's 123-win pace.

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Jake Arrieta throws seven scoreless innings and earns his 6th win of the season in Cubs' 6-1 victory over Pirates.

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Assuming that if Alex Rodriguez misses games, Aaron Hicks may get more playing time in his place,with Beltran moving to designated hitter.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Nothing about Hanley Ramirez's home run to end Jose Quintana's scoreless streak at 20 1/3 IP and get the Red Sox on the board was Cellular, that was hit over 380 feet to right field.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Standing ovation for Chris Tillman, who fans the side in the seventh. The Orioles righty, who's likely done after 110 pitches, has tied a career-high with nine punchouts on the night. In his last three starts, all against AL East foes, Tillman has a 1.37 ERA with 22 K's in 19.2 innings.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Another disappointing start for the Yankees Luis Severino. Severino, who is supposed to be the future ace, went six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits against the Orioles Tuesday. Severino gave up two homers to Mark Trumbo and made two errors on flips at first base. Severino, just 22, has a 6.31 ERA after five starts. The Yankees may consider sending him to Triple-A to try to get right.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

After throwing just two fastballs in the first two innings, Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright threw six in the third inning as he got into trouble, escaping with just one run allowed on three walks (one intentional). We'll see where he goes from here.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

And now he isn't. Looks like pitchers just making better pitches. Funny how that works.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

So Bryce Harper was hot through April 26 ...

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Mark Trumbo just took Luis Severino deep for the second time tonight to extend the Orioles lead to 4-1. It's his second multi-mash this season, and the ninth of his career. He's now tied for the AL lead with nine dingers.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

On a fifth inning groundout, Alex Rodriguez pulled up before first base. He looked as if he grabbed his hamstring. A-Rod walked off and slowly jogged off the field. It will be interesting to see if he continues in this game. Rodriguez missed two games last week because of an oblique injury.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Not a good outing for Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who leaves the game after five innings. Verlander gave up seven runs on eight hits and walked three against the Cleveland Indians. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Verlander has allowed eight earned runs in the first inning this season, which is tied for second most in MLB behind former teammate Alfredo Simon. To put that in perspective: Verlander has allowed three runs in the first on two separate occasions already this season. He allowed just four runs TOTAL in the first inning of last season (20 starts).

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

So Jake Arrieta has a 6-run lead. He's allowed 6 ER in his last 14 regular-season starts combined. How safe does this lead look?

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper is now in a 2-for-22 slump with 11 strikeouts. His swing-and-miss rate was 20 percent before the slump, but has climbed to 28 percent. Umpires have also called 9 percent more strikes on him even though fewer pitches have been in the strike zone.