UPDATES & NEWS
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 21st save of the season with a perfect inning to close out Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Brewers.
Papelbon has been a bright spot for the Phillies of late, allowing only one earned run over his last 10 appearances, while owning a 10:0 K:BB rate in that stretch. Although he has now pitched back-to-back days, Papelbon has thrown only 18 pitches the last two days, so expect him to be available if needed on Wednesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba