“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.



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.