“I’ve spent my whole life dreaming about this, and for a long time, I thought it might never happen.”
— Pirates pitcher Deolis Guerra, who spent nine seasons in the minors, including in the Twins system after being in the Johan Santana trade, after his first major league victory Tuesday.
GAME OF NUMBERS
2: Shutouts for Mariners starter Mike Montgomery after he beat San Diego 5-0 on a one-hitter Tuesday. He’s the first Seattle rookie to throw back-to-back shutouts since Mark Langston in 1984.
42: LaTroy Hawkins’ age. The ex-Twin got the 126th save of his career Tuesday when Colorado beat Oakland 2-1.
Yasmani Grandal, C, L.A. Dodgers
He had a two-run homer and, in his team’s final at-bat, a two-run double as the Dodgers edged Arizona 6-4 in 10 innings. “I’m an athlete. I like to compete,” said Grandal, obtained from the Padres in an offseason trade. “He’s had some big hits for us,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.