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    • Josh Donaldson ATL 3B
      Braves' Josh Donaldson: Bashes 23rd home run
      1h ago

      Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's victory over Washington.

      Donaldson swatted a 432-foot home run to left field in the sixth inning, then singled in another run in the seventh. The impressive outing continued Donaldson's productive July in which he has compiled a 1.221 OPS along with eight homers and 18 runs batted in. After a pair of injury-plagued seasons, the 33-year-old has enjoyed a resurgent 2019, slashing .256/.374/.521 with 23 homers and 58 RBI in 340 at-bats.

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    • Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
      Braves' Freddie Freeman: Collects three hits in win
      2h ago

      Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base while knocking in a run and scoring twice in Sunday's victory versus Washington.

      Freeman recorded his eighth game of three or more hits this season, collecting singles in the first and third innings and a run-scoring double in the seventh. The All-Star first baseman went 7-for-18 in the four-game series against the Nationals, driving in a single run in each game of the series. He is slashing .301/.387/.567 with 25 homers and 78 RBI in 395 at-bats this season.

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    • Ronald Acuna ATL CF
      Braves' Ronald Acuna: Extends on-base streak to 27
      2h ago

      Acuna went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's victory over Washington.

      Acuna drilled a 425-foot homer to left field to plate the final two runs of the game in the eighth inning. In addition to the home run, he also walked and singled to extend his on-base streak to 27 games, the longest active streak in the majors. The 21-year-old All-Star is one of the most impressive all-around forces in baseball, compiling a .295/.378/.510 slash line along with 24 homers, 58 runs batted in and 21 steals in 404 at-bats this season.

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    • Kevin Gausman ATL SP
      Braves' Kevin Gausman: Tosses quality start in return
      2h ago

      Gausman (3-5) took the win against Washington on Sunday, hurling seven innings and giving up one run on five hits and no walks while striking out eight.

      In his first major-league start since landing on the IL due to plantar fasciitis on June 11, Gausman stifled the Nationals through seven innings, allowing only a trio of singles. He exited after allowing back-to-back hits leading off the eighth, with one of those baserunners coming around to score the only run charged to Gausman in the game. The 28-year-old was successful largely due to his efficiency, as he threw 63 of 83 pitches for strikes and did not walk a batter for only the second time this season. Gausman struggled to the tune of a 6.21 ERA prior to his stint on the IL but posted a 2.87 ERA and 5-3 record in 10 starts with Atlanta last season. He'll look to build upon Sunday's gem in his next scheduled start, a road battle against the Phillies on Saturday.

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    • Daniel Vogelbach SEA DH
      Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach: Nursing sore shoulder
      2h ago

      Vogelbach, who sat out Sunday's series finale against the Angels in what was termed a regularly scheduled day off, is nevertheless nursing a sore left shoulder, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.

      Vogelbach got the series off to a rousing start Friday with a pair of three-run home runs. However, he went from feast to famine Saturday while striking out in all four plate appearances, a downturn that may have been at least partly influenced by his shoulder issue. Manager Scott Servais confirmed the slugger would have sat Sunday anyhow with southpaw Dillon Peters on the mound, but it remains to be seen if Vogelbach will be in the starting nine Monday for the start of a three-game series against the Rangers.

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    • Matt Carpenter STL 3B
      Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Resumes baseball activities
      2h ago

      Carpenter (foot) has resumed baseball activities, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

      Just placed on the injured list with a right foot bone contusion last Tuesday, Carpenter is back to taking grounders, swings and running the bases at about half-speed. Manager Mike Shildt confirmed Sunday that Carpenter's rehab assignment, which will unfold either at Double-A Springfield or Triple-A Memphis, is slated to begin "sooner rather than later."

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    • Alex Avila ARI C
      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Belts 100th career home run
      6h ago

      Avila went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to Milwaukee.

      Avila crushed a 448-foot home run to center field in the second inning for his 100th career long ball. Despite the notable milestone, the 32-year-old figures to continue splitting time behind the plate with Carson Kelly going forward. Avila is slashing .218/.376/.483 with six homers and 15 RBI in 87 at-bats this season.

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    • Buster Posey SF C
      Giants' Buster Posey: Scores twice in win
      7h ago

      Posey went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Mets.

      Posey's two-hit effort was his sixth of the month, raising his OPS from .697 to .720 since the end of June. However, that .720 mark would still be lowest of his career. The 32-year-old also has 28 RBI with 24 extra-base knocks.

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    • Josh Phegley OAK C
      Athletics' Josh Phegley: Clocks 10th homer
      8h ago

      Phegley went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, a sac fly and a walk in Sunday's 7-6 loss to Minnesota.

      Down 4-0 in the fifth inning, Phegley's two-run blast started the Athletics' comeback attempt. He later brought in another run with a sac fly to give the team a 6-5 lead in the eighth. Phegley is up to 10 homers on the year, a new career-best for the 31-year-old.

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    • Travis d'Arnaud TB C
      Rays' Travis d'Arnaud: Smashes grand slam
      9h ago

      D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a grand slam Sunday against the White Sox.

      D'Arnaud was responsible for all four of his team's runs, as he belted a grand slam in the second inning to give his team an early lead. The 30-year-old backstop has clubbed four homers over his last five contests, though three of those long balls came Monday against the Yankees.

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    • Keibert Ruiz LAD C
      Dodgers' Keibert Ruiz: Promoted to Triple-A
      10h ago

      Ruiz was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

      He turned 21 on Saturday, so this is a nice little birthday present for one of the game's top catching prospects. Ruiz hit .254/.329/.330 with four home runs in 310 plate appearances at Double-A. He was better at Double-A in 415 plate appearances last year (100 wRC+) than he has been this year, and his dynasty-league stock has taken a bit of a hit. It hasn't helped that Will Smith has passed him as a catching prospect within his own organization. Look for Ruiz to reach the majors at some point next season.

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    • Yasmani Grandal MIL C
      Brewers' Yasmani Grandal: Not in Sunday's lineup
      12h ago

      Grandal is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

      Grandal will get a routine day off with the Brewers playing a day game after a night game. Manny Pina will take his place behind the dish and bat fifth.

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    • Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
      Braves' Freddie Freeman: Collects three hits in win
      2h ago

      Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base while knocking in a run and scoring twice in Sunday's victory versus Washington.

      Freeman recorded his eighth game of three or more hits this season, collecting singles in the first and third innings and a run-scoring double in the seventh. The All-Star first baseman went 7-for-18 in the four-game series against the Nationals, driving in a single run in each game of the series. He is slashing .301/.387/.567 with 25 homers and 78 RBI in 395 at-bats this season.

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    • Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B
      Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Headed for MRI
      3h ago

      Zimmerman (foot) will undergo an MRI on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

      Zimmerman missed around two months earlier this season with the same issue, though the Nationals won't know the extent of his injury until the results of his MRI return. Matt Adams and Howie Kendrick would see more playing time at first base if Zimmerman is forced to miss an extended period of time.

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    • Albert Pujols LAA 1B
      Angels' Albert Pujols: Homers in win over Mariners
      4h ago

      Pujols went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk during Sunday's 9-3 win over the Mariners.

      Pujols gave his club an early lead with a solo home run in the second inning and later plated another run with a sacrifice fly. The veteran has been on a tear of late, driving in 13 runs with two home runs and six runs scored over the last seven games. Pujols' overall numbers are nothing to write home about, but he's still capable of driving in runs with some dynamic hitters ahead of him in the order.

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    • Max Muncy LAD 1B
      Dodgers' Max Muncy: Homers in win over Marlins
      4h ago

      Muncy went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk during Sunday's 9-0 win over the Marlins.

      Muncy gave his club an early lead with a two-run home run to left-center in the first inning. He later walked and scored a run, giving him his fourth multi-run effort in the last six games. Muncy also has three home runs to go along with six RBI during that span and will look to keep it going in the next series at home against the Angels.

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    • Cheslor Cuthbert KC 1B
      Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert: Knocks in two
      6h ago

      Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

      Cuthbert kicked off the scoring in this one with an RBI double to left field in the first inning, and he cut the deficit to two in the eighth with a single to center. Through 42 games this season, he's slashing .298/.331/.460 with six home runs and 25 RBI.

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    • Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B
      Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Dealing with plantar fasciitis
      7h ago

      Zimmerman left Sunday's game against Atlanta due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

      Zimmerman has been battling plantar fasciitis for most of the season, and he appears to have re-injured his right foot during Sunday's clash. He went to the clubhouse for further testing after exiting the matchup.

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    • DJ LeMahieu NYY 2B
      Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Blasts 14th homer
      3h ago

      LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-4 loss against the Rockies on Sunday.

      The 31-year-old's incredible season continued Sunday, as he hit his 14th homer. He's now just one shy of his career-high 15 home runs from last year, and LeMahieu is on an eight-game hitting streak. He is batting .333 with 14 home runs, 68 RBI, 71 runs and four steals in 375 at-bats this season.

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    • Yolmer Sanchez CHW 2B
      White Sox's Yolmer Sanchez: Collects two extra-base knocks
      9h ago

      Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Rays.

      Sanchez got the White Sox on the board in the seventh inning with a triple to right center, but the Rays would come away with a 4-2 victory in the series finale. He's now slashing .254/.314/.339 with two homers and 24 RBI through 88 games this season.

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    • Jonathan Villar BAL 2B
      Orioles' Jonathan Villar: Ends homer drought
      10h ago

      Villar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs and a walk during a 5-0 victory against the Red Sox on Sunday.

      While this was his fifth multi-hit game in his last 11 contests, Villar has shown virtually no power, with only one double during that stretch. This was Villar's first homer since June 26, but despite the long homer drought, Villar still has an outside shot to set a new career high in the category or at least pass his total from last season. He will need 15 to best his 2018 total and 20 homers for a new high-water mark. Villar is hitting .258 with 11 home runs, 42 RBI, 59 runs and 17 steals in 376 at-bats this season.

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    • Joe Panik SF 2B
      Giants' Joe Panik: Sits again
      13h ago

      Panik is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

      Panik will sit for the second consecutive day, this time likely because southpaw Steven Matz will take the mound for the Mets. However, Panik hasn't dictated his presence in the lineup by hitting just .224 with one extra-base hit in July. Donovan Solano will take his place at second base and lead off.

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    • Robinson Cano NYM 2B
      Mets' Robinson Cano: Not in Sunday's lineup
      13h ago

      Cano is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

      Cano will take a seat for the first time since the All-Star break with southpaw Connor Menez on the mound. Cano has experienced more success of late, recording at least one hit in nine of 13 starts in July. Adeiny Hechavarria will start at second base in Cano's absence and bat eighth.

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    • Brandon Lowe TB 2B
      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Not progressing as expected
      16h ago

      Lowe (bruised shin) is still not moving well taking groundballs, and it may be awhile until he is activated off the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

      When he was first placed on the injured list July 4, the thought was that Lowe might only miss the minimum 10 days, but things have dragged on a bit. The Rays won't activate him until he is able to field multiple positions, as they have plenty of depth and could be getting Daniel Robertson (knee) and Matt Duffy (hamstring) back next week. Manager Kevin Cash said it is a bit of a head scratcher that Lowe has been this slow to recover.

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    • Josh Donaldson ATL 3B
      Braves' Josh Donaldson: Bashes 23rd home run
      1h ago

      Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's victory over Washington.

      Donaldson swatted a 432-foot home run to left field in the sixth inning, then singled in another run in the seventh. The impressive outing continued Donaldson's productive July in which he has compiled a 1.221 OPS along with eight homers and 18 runs batted in. After a pair of injury-plagued seasons, the 33-year-old has enjoyed a resurgent 2019, slashing .256/.374/.521 with 23 homers and 58 RBI in 340 at-bats.

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    • Matt Carpenter STL 3B
      Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Resumes baseball activities
      2h ago

      Carpenter (foot) has resumed baseball activities, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

      Just placed on the injured list with a right foot bone contusion last Tuesday, Carpenter is back to taking grounders, swings and running the bases at about half-speed. Manager Mike Shildt confirmed Sunday that Carpenter's rehab assignment, which will unfold either at Double-A Springfield or Triple-A Memphis, is slated to begin "sooner rather than later."

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    • Jose Ramirez CLE 3B
      Indians' Jose Ramirez: Drills 10th homer
      6h ago

      Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

      Ramirez delivered a solo homer in the sixth inning to give his club a 3-2 lead, and the Indians wouldn't look back. The 26-year-old third baseman has collected a base knock in nine of his last 10 contests, going 14-for-41 with three home runs and 11 RBI over that stretch.

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    • Ehire Adrianza MIN 3B
      Twins' Ehire Adrianza: Scores twice, drives in two
      8h ago

      Adrianza went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over Oakland.

      Adrianza finished a home run shy of the cycle but drove in the game-tying run in the ninth inning before scoring on Max Kepler's walk-off single. The 29-year-old utility man has scored 26 runs and driven in 17 in his limited playing time this season.

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    • Yairo Munoz STL 3B
      Cardinals' Yairo Munoz: Belts second homer
      8h ago

      Munoz went 3-for-4 with a triple, a solo home run, two RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored Sunday against the Reds.

      Munoz drove in a run in the second inning on an infield single, and he tacked on an insurance run in the ninth with a solo blast to left field. The 24-year-old is slashing .306/.324/.417 with 10 RBI over 55 games this season.

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    • Matt Thaiss LAA 3B
      Angels' Matt Thaiss: Out of Sunday's lineup
      13h ago

      Thaiss is not in Sunday's lineup against the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

      With the Angels facing southpaw Yusei Kikuchi, the left-hitting Thaiss heads to the bench. David Fletcher will start at third base while Luis Rengifo starts at the keystone.

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    • Francisco Lindor CLE SS
      Indians' Francisco Lindor: Launches 16th homer
      6h ago

      Lindor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Royals.

      Lindor smacked a two-run homer in the third inning to tie the ballgame, marking his 16th long ball of the 2019 season. He continues to put together a solid campaign, slashing .292/.347/.508 with 37 RBI over 79 contests.

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    • Tyler Saladino MIL SS
      Brewers' Tyler Saladino: Socks grand slam in victory
      6h ago

      Saladino went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and a walk in Sunday's victory over Arizona.

      With the Brewers behind 4-0 in the fourth inning, Saladino stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and cranked a 400-foot homer to left field to tie the score. The blast was his first extra-base hit of the season and marked the first grand slam of his career. The big hit also produced the first four runs batted in this season for the 30-year-old. Despite the productive afternoon, his slash line still sits at an underwhelming .115/.148/.173 through 52 at-bats.

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    • Fernando Tatis SD SS
      Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr.: Drives in three
      9h ago

      Tatis went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Cubs.

      Tatis got the Padres on the board with his fifth-inning RBI single to tie the game at 1-1. He later knocked in a pair of insurance runs with his single in the ninth. The NL Rookie of the Year candidate owns an incredible .324/.388/.595 slash line with 39 RBI and 30 extra-base hits across 278 plate appearances.

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    • Jean Segura PHI SS
      Phillies' Jean Segura: Exits Sunday's game
      12h ago

      Segura was removed from Sunday's contest against the Pirates with heel soreness, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

      The injury was likely an aggravation of the heel injury Segura suffered July 15. He was forced to miss two games prior to returning for the team's series finale Thursday against the Dodgers. Scott Kingery shifted to shortstop to replace Segura while Nick Williams entered the game to play left field.

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    • Miguel Rojas MIA SS
      Marlins' Miguel Rojas: Absent from Sunday's lineup
      13h ago

      Rojas (shoulder) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Dodgers, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

      Rojas exited Saturday's contest early and was diagnosed with a shoulder strain. It's unclear how long the injury will keep him out, though Yadiel Rivera is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in his place.

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    • Jordy Mercer DET SS
      Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Day off Sunday
      15h ago

      Mercer is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

      Mercer started Friday and Saturday, going a combined 1-for-6. He'll get a break Sunday, with the versatile Niko Goodrum taking over at shortstop. Mercer figures to reenter the lineup Tuesday following the team's off day Monday.

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    • Ronald Acuna ATL CF
      Braves' Ronald Acuna: Extends on-base streak to 27
      2h ago

      Acuna went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's victory over Washington.

      Acuna drilled a 425-foot homer to left field to plate the final two runs of the game in the eighth inning. In addition to the home run, he also walked and singled to extend his on-base streak to 27 games, the longest active streak in the majors. The 21-year-old All-Star is one of the most impressive all-around forces in baseball, compiling a .295/.378/.510 slash line along with 24 homers, 58 runs batted in and 21 steals in 404 at-bats this season.

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    • Aaron Hicks NYY CF
      Yankees' Aaron Hicks: Registers 10th homer
      3h ago

      Hicks went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during an 8-4 loss against the Rockies on Sunday.

      The 29-year-old only has 10 homers this season, but that can be explained by the fact he missed all of April and part of May because of a back problem. Hicks is posting about the same home-run percentage that he did a year ago when he hit 27 long balls. He is batting .250 with 20 extra-base hits, 32 RBI, 33 runs and one steal in 180 at-bats during 2019.

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    • Charlie Blackmon COL RF
      Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Posts four hits
      3h ago

      Blackmon went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs in an 8-4 victory against the Yankees on Sunday.

      The 33-year-old led off the game with a solo shot, which was clearly an indication of things to come. This was Blackmon's first four-hit game since June 15, while June 30 was the last time he went deep prior to Sunday. Blackmon is batting .319 with a .602 slugging percentage, 21 home runs, 60 RBI, 74 runs and two steals in 354 at-bats this season.

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    • Byron Buxton MIN CF
      Twins' Byron Buxton: Practices Sunday
      4h ago

      Buxton (concussion) took batting practice, ran the bases and completed outfield drills Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

      Buxton could have been activated Sunday, but the Twins held him out another day. He could be activated before Monday's game against the Yankees, but it's hard to get a true read on his progress.

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    • Mike Trout LAA CF
      Angels' Mike Trout: Continues home run barrage
      4h ago

      Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Mariners.

      Trout didn't do much in the early going, but he got in on the action in the seventh inning when he dispatched a solo home run to left. The dinger continues a trend of power hitting for Trout during which six of his last eight hits have left the yard. Overall he has 10 in 13 games this month and will look to keep it up in the next series across town against the Dodgers.

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    • A.J. Pollock LAD CF
      Dodgers' A.J. Pollock: Homers, steals base versus Marlins
      5h ago

      Pollock finished 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base during Sunday's 9-0 win over the Marlins.

      Pollock kicked off his productive effort by singling, stealing a base and coming around to score in the fourth inning. He then added an RBI single in the fifth before launching a three-run home run to right in the seventh. Pollock has been red hot over his last seven starts, hitting .444 with four home runs, 12 RBI, eight runs scored and two stolen bases.

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    • Kevin Gausman ATL SP
      Braves' Kevin Gausman: Tosses quality start in return
      2h ago

      Gausman (3-5) took the win against Washington on Sunday, hurling seven innings and giving up one run on five hits and no walks while striking out eight.

      In his first major-league start since landing on the IL due to plantar fasciitis on June 11, Gausman stifled the Nationals through seven innings, allowing only a trio of singles. He exited after allowing back-to-back hits leading off the eighth, with one of those baserunners coming around to score the only run charged to Gausman in the game. The 28-year-old was successful largely due to his efficiency, as he threw 63 of 83 pitches for strikes and did not walk a batter for only the second time this season. Gausman struggled to the tune of a 6.21 ERA prior to his stint on the IL but posted a 2.87 ERA and 5-3 record in 10 starts with Atlanta last season. He'll look to build upon Sunday's gem in his next scheduled start, a road battle against the Phillies on Saturday.

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    • James Paxton NYY SP
      Yankees' James Paxton: Suffers fifth loss
      3h ago

      Paxton (5-5) allowed seven runs (four earned) on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts over just 3.1 innings while taking a loss against the Rockies on Sunday.

      The 30-year-old remains winless in July, as he hasn't capture a victory since June 21. Paxton averaged almost two strikeouts per inning Sunday, but that's about the only thing that went his way. He had trouble with control, gave up a homer and struggled to overcome defensive lapses. Even with a few of the runs considered unearned, Paxton saw his ERA rise to 4.20 after this outing. He also has a 1.47 WHIP, .272 batting average against and 108 strikeouts in 85.2 innings this season. Paxton will look to get back on track Friday at the Red Sox.

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    • German Marquez COL SP
      Rockies' German Marquez: Beats Yankees
      3h ago

      Marquez (9-5) allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts across seven innings while earning a victory against the Yankees on Sunday.

      This was how owners were hoping Marquez would respond after yielding 11 runs in 2.2 innings during his last start. After such a terrible performance, Marquez couldn't possibly bring his numbers back to where they were after one good start, but this was a step in the right direction. He has a 4.99 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 133 strikeouts in 137 innings this season. Marquez will pitch next in Cincinnati on Friday.

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    • Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP
      Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi: Allows seven runs in loss
      5h ago

      Kikuchi (4-7) allowed seven runs on nine hits and one walk across five innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Angels. He struck out three.

      After a solo home run from Albert Pujols in the second inning, Kikuchi allowed four runs on five hits in the fourth, though three of those were of the infield variety. He allowed two more runs before completing the fifth and was done for the day. After showing signs of regaining his prior form, Kikuchi has taken another step back over his last two outings, allowing 10 earned runs in nine innings during that span. He'll take a disappointing 5.37 ERA into his next start at home against the Tigers.

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    • A.J. Puk OAK SP
      Athletics' A.J. Puk: Final step before joining majors
      5h ago

      Puk (elbow) will be promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports. Puk is expected to join Oakland's bullpen in August, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

      The left-hander is on the road back from Tommy John surgery, working through nine games (four starts) with a 5.02 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 14.1 innings between High-A Stockton and Double-A Midland. Puk, 24, could be a valuable part of the Athletics' playoff chase but may be hard-pressed to spin much mixed-league fantasy value out of his relief role, outside of him becoming a Josh Hader-like strikeout source.

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    • Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP
      Marlins' Jordan Yamamoto: Allows five runs in loss to Dodgers
      5h ago

      Yamamoto (4-1) allowed five runs on four hits and two walks across four innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Dodgers. He struck out four.

      Yamamoto was bitten by the long ball in the early going, as Max Muncy and Joc Pederson mashed two-run home runs in the first and third innings, respectively. He allowed another run before completing the fourth inning and didn't come back out for the fifth due to an elevated pitch count. Yamamoto previously hadn't allowed more than two earned runs in any start this season and will look to bounce back in his next outing at home against the Diamondbacks.

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    • Joe Ross WAS RP
      Nationals' Joe Ross: Gives up three runs in spot start
      3h ago

      Ross (0-2) suffered the loss against Atlanta on Sunday, pitching 5.1 innings and giving up three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six.

      Ross was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take the rotation spot of Max Scherzer (shoulder) and pitched into the sixth inning in his first major-league start this season. He allowed a pair of runs in the first inning but settled down to hold the Braves scoreless until serving up a home run to Josh Donaldson in the sixth. With Scherzer on track to return Thursday, Ross is unlikely to stick in the rotation, but it remains to be seen whether he'll head back to the minors or take a spot in the bullpen, where he has compiled an unsightly 11.05 ERA in 17 appearances this season.

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    • Dillon Peters LAA RP
      Angels' Dillon Peters: Five scoreless innings in win
      5h ago

      Peters (2-0) tossed five scoreless innings while earning the win Sunday against the Mariners, allowing four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

      Making his first start since Jun. 8, Peters scattered baserunners effectively and allowed just one extra-base hit. He perhaps could've gone deeper into the game if not for an elevated pitch count, but it was still an effective outing nonetheless. Peters could have earned himself another opportunity in the starting rotation, but he'll likely be on a short leash until he flashes some consistency.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Collects 22nd save
      7h ago

      Hader gave up one hit while striking out two batters in a scoreless inning against Arizona on Sunday to earn his 22nd save.

      Hader entered in the ninth inning staked to a three-run lead and made easy work of the Diamondbacks, striking out two and allowing only a harmless single. The scoreless outing was a welcome sight after Hader allowed two runs in three of his previous five appearances. Despite the recent struggles, the flamethrowing lefty has continued to cement his name atop of the list of the most dominant relievers in baseball this season, compiling a 2.27 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 16.6 K/9 while converting 22 of 24 save opportunities.

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    • Brad Hand CLE RP
      Indians' Brad Hand: Fans three for 27th save
      7h ago

      Hand allowed one run on a hit while striking out three in the ninth inning Sunday against the Royals.

      Hand entered the contest with a two-run lead, and despite surrendering a leadoff homer to start the frame, he managed to fan the next three batters to secure the victory. The 29-year-old southpaw owns a solid .238 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with a 67:10 K:BB over 41.2 innings this season, and he also leads the American League with 27 saves.

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    • Zack Littell MIN RP
      Twins' Zack Littell: Dispatched to Triple-A
      8h ago

      Littell was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's game against the Athletics, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

      Littell retired a batter on five pitches in Sunday's contest, but the Twins will send him to the minors to get a fresh arm on the 25-man roster. A corresponding move has yet to be announced.

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    • Carlos Martinez STL RP
      Cardinals' Carlos Martinez: Registers eighth save
      8h ago

      Martinez picked up the save after allowing a walk and striking out one over a scoreless inning Sunday against the Reds.

      Martinez retired the first two batters of the inning before issuing a walk. He then managed to end the contest with a strikeout. Martinez has struggled of late (five runs allowed over his last four appearances), so it was good to see him get back on track with a scoreless frame Sunday.

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      Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach: Nursing sore shoulder
      2h ago

      Vogelbach, who sat out Sunday's series finale against the Angels in what was termed a regularly scheduled day off, is nevertheless nursing a sore left shoulder, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.

      Vogelbach got the series off to a rousing start Friday with a pair of three-run home runs. However, he went from feast to famine Saturday while striking out in all four plate appearances, a downturn that may have been at least partly influenced by his shoulder issue. Manager Scott Servais confirmed the slugger would have sat Sunday anyhow with southpaw Dillon Peters on the mound, but it remains to be seen if Vogelbach will be in the starting nine Monday for the start of a three-game series against the Rangers.

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    • Jorge Soler KC DH
      Royals' Jorge Soler: Smashes 27th homer
      6h ago

      Soler went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland.

      Soler clubbed a solo shot over the fence in right center during the third inning, but it wasn't enough to lift his team to victory. The 27-year-old continues to put on a display of power, slugging four home runs over his last 10 contests.

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    • Khris Davis OAK DH
      Athletics' Khris Davis: Delivers again in narrow win
      14h ago

      Davis went 1-for-4 with a game-winning two-run single and a walk in a win over the Twins on Saturday.

      Maybe being bumped down to the sixth spot in the lineup isn't such a bad thing after all for Davis, who's now hitting .313 (5-for-16) with a double, five RBI, a walk and a run out of that slotting over his last four games. Saturday, the slugger came through with a two-out single in the top of the ninth that plated Mark Canha and Ramon Laureano with what would turn out to be the game-winning runs. Davis' modest four-game hitting streak is encouraging to an extent, but fantasy managers undoubtedly remain frustrated by the fact he hasn't homered since June 18 despite a 45.6 percent hard-contact rate over his 87 plate appearances during that stretch.

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    • Daniel Vogelbach SEA DH
      Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach: Sitting Sunday
      14h ago

      Vogelbach is not in Sunday's lineup against the Angels.

      With the Mariners facing a southpaw (Dillon Peters), Vogelbach will open the contest on the bench. Omar Narvaez will start at designated hitter while Tom Murphy gets the start behind the dish. Vogelbach is hitting .179 with 16 strikeouts in 12 games this month.

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    • Hunter Pence TEX DH
      Rangers' Hunter Pence: Out of Sunday's lineup
      16h ago

      Pence is not in Sunday's lineup against the Astros.

      He admitted this weekend that he is still not 100 percent healthy since returning from the injured list after missing 23 games with a groin injury. Pence has been getting his starts at designated hitter in an effort to avoid the physical strain of playing the field. Shin-Soo Choo is starting at DH and leading off.

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    • Miguel Cabrera DET DH
      Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Sitting Sunday
      17h ago

      Cabrera is not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

      Cabrera is 3-for-31 (.097) with zero home runs and eight strikeouts in eight games since the All-Star break. Nick Castellanos will get the nod at designated hitter while Harold Castro starts in right field, hitting second.

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