Baseball Each night we'll provide you with the nine top story lines from the day's action, beginning with the stars of the day, and look ahead to the next day's matchups.Baseballs flew out of the park fast and furious Tuesday. A season-high 19 home runs were hit, including one by Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz, who has homered in four consecutive games. MORE: Forty-two images of Jackie Robinson from SN's archives | Harvey electrifies Queens | Fantasy advice for Wednesday's gamesDodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick provided some late-night, non-homer excitement when he slashed a two-run, walkoff single to right field as LA rallied to beat Seattle 6-5. Some of top players and plays from Tuesday:Impact playersC — A.J. Pierzynski, Braves: The ageless wonder continues to hit no matter what team he's playing for. He went 2 for 4 with a solo home run against the Marlins.1B — Lucas Duda, Mets: Duda went 2 for 4 with a run, a walk and three RBIs in a 6-5 win over the Phillies.2B — Chase Utley, Phillies: Utley broke out of a slump in a big way, going 3 for 3 with two home runs, three RBIs and a stolen base. He also caught a fastball in the back from Mets pitcher Matt Harvey.SS — Ian Desmond, Nationals: Desmond had a much-needed 3-for-4 night. He clubbed a three-run home run in the Nats' 8-7 loss to the Red Sox.3B — Nolan Arenado, Rockies: Arenado was 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, and he also made the defensive play of the night (see below).OF — Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins: Stanton went 3 for 3 with four RBIs, two runs, two walks and a stolen base. The breakout night raised his average to .231.DH — Billy Butler, Athletics: Butler continued his fine start with a hit, a run and an RBI in Oakland's 4-0 victory against the Astros.SP — Shane Greene, Tigers: Greene pitched eight shutout innings against the Pirates, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out three The right-hander, who was obtained from the Yankees in an offseason trade, is 2-0 on the season after a 2-0 Detroit victory.Key injuriesMets third baseman David Wright suffered a right hamstring pull in the eighth inning while sliding into second base on a steal attempt. A DL stint seems likely.Here is the play David Wright got injured on #Mets— Bartolo Is The Man (@MetsKevin11) April 15, 2015Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was hit in the face by a Melky Cabrera line drive and suffered a bruise to his jaw.Scary scene in Cleveland. Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is carted off after taking a line drive to the face early in 1st— 120 Sports (@120Sports) April 14, 2015Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich was scratched with back tightness and might be rested again Wednesday, .com reports. Ichiro Suzuki replaced Yelich in the lineup.X-rays on Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts' right knee came back negative. He could be back in the lineup Wednesday. Also, Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game after being hit in the left foot with a pitch. The team said he suffered a bruise.The Royals placed outfielder Alex Rios (broken hand) on the disabled list. Rios was hit by a pitch Monday.X-rays on Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer were negative after he was hit in the left hand by a pitch. He hopes to play Wednesday.Surprise performersGood: Rays outfielder Steven Sousa Jr. blasted his third career home run in a 3-for-5 effort. He also scored two runs and stole a base in the Rays' 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.Bad: Indians right fielder Brandon Moss went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in a 4-1 loss against the White Sox. Moss is batting .100 for the season.Web gemsArenado made what could end up being the play of the year with this diving grab into the crowd:The Tigers got a double dose of great defensive plays: Shortstop Jose Iglesias made an acrobatic throw, and second baseman Ian Kinsler sprawled to rob the Pirates' Jordy Mercer of a hit.Full horizontal.— GIFS (@GIFs) April 15, 2015Fact(s) of the dayGiants outfielder Nori Aoki tied Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar for the majors' longest active hitting streak. Both players have hit safely in 16 in a row dating to last season.Astros second baseman Jose Altuve received the GIBBY award before Tuesday's game as 2014's Breakout Everyday Player of the Year.Reactions"Hopefully for me the worst-case scenario is you miss two weeks rather do something stupid and play through it and have to miss two months," Wright told reporters in reaction likely heading to the DL.Off the fieldThree teams sent relievers to the minors Tuesday. The Rangers optioned Phil Klein to Triple-A Round Rock; the Angels optioned Drew Rucinski to Triple-A Salt Lake, and the Rays optioned Kirby Yates to Triple-A Durham.ScoresTuesday's results.A look aheadWednesday's top games (all times Eastern):Tigers (7-1) at Pirates (3-5) 7:05 p.m.: Alfredo Simon will go to the mound looking to take a road series against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates. The start will be Liriano's first since the birth of his daughter.Reds (5-3) at Cubs (4-3) 8:05 p.m.: The Reds will try to make it two in a row over their NL Central rivals. Jason Marquis will pitch against former Reds left-hander Travis Wood. Royals (7-0) at Twins (1-6), 8:10 p.m.: Edison Volquez will take the hill for the Royals as they look to remain undefeated. The defending AL champs will play for the first time minus right fielder Alex Rios, who's out with a broken