short hops

OUT LOUD

"When you go to the plate, it's a sexy feeling."

— Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez on batting fourth in the lineup.

GAME OF NUMBERS

54:3

The strikeout-to-walk ratio Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda boasts in 46 ⁱ⁄₃ innings this season.

3:57

The length of time, in hours and minutes, of Monday's A's-Red Sox tilt.

26.1

Percentage of Cubs at-bats that ended in strikeouts entering play Tuesday.

on the mend

Masahiro Tanaka

RHP, N.Y. Yankees

The righthander threw a bullpen session Tuesday, his first since hitting the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right forearm and tendinitis in his right wrist. "Happy about it," Tanaka said through a translator when describing his session. "Threw everything. Didn't feel anything." When Tanaka went on the DL on April 29, General Manager Brian Cashman said Tanaka would miss at least a month. The Japanese ace is 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA in four starts in 2015.