By Ron Kaplan, contributor

Kevin Pillar accounted for one of the Toronto Blue Jays’ four hits in their 6-0 shutout at the hands of the visiting Cleveland Indians. Sorry, no highlight reel defensive plays in this one, but here he talks about Monday night’s stellar grab. The Jays are 12-21.

Ryan Braun doubled (#6) in four at-bats and scored a run for the Milwaukee Brewers (17-16) in an 11-7 win over the visiting Boston Red Sox. Here’s an interesting story about the new 10-day disabled list (it used to be 15 days). When a player has a relatively mild injury — not enough to warrant putting him on the 10-day list — how can that affect a team’s make-up?

Alex Bregman hit his first triple of the year for the Houston Astros (22-11), drove in one, and scored another in their 8-3 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves.

Danny Valencia was 0-for-4 with two walks as the Seattle Mariners (16-17) battled back from a five-run deficit to beat the host Philadelphia Phillies, 10-9. He did a great job staying on the bag to complete a double play.

Joc Pederson was 1-for-5 as the LA Dodgers (19-14) beat the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3, in 10 innings. Dodgers’ starting pitcher Jose Urias no-hit the Pirates for six innings.

Contrary to expectations, Ian Kinsler did not return to the Detroit Tigers  (16-15) on Tuesday. They beat the host Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-3.

Scott Feldman did not appear for the Cincinnati Reds (18-15) in their 5-3 win over the visiting NY Yankees.

Craig Breslow did not make it into the Minnesota Twins’ 7-2 win over the host Chicago White Sox. The Twins are 16-14.

Ron Kaplan (@RonKaplanNJ) hosts Kaplan’s Korner, a blog about Jews and sports. He is the author of three books, including The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games and the forthcoming Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.

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