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  • Byron Buxton CF | MIN

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Return delayed due to soreness

    Buxton wasn't activated from the injured list Monday due to "residual soreness" in his hip, manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Buxton flew to Seattle with the Twins and will go through a workout Tuesday.

    Baldelli said that Buxton refrained from running at full speed during his three-game rehab stint with Triple-A St. Paul where he was 5-for-9 with two home runs. It sounds like he could be activated in the next day or two, but the Twins may play it safe with his return.

  • Joey Votto 1B | CIN

    Reds' Joey Votto: Launches homer Monday

    Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional RBI, an additional run scored and a walk in Monday's win over Milwaukee.

    Votto socked his eighth homer of the season with a seventh-inning blast off reliever Eric Yardley, and the veteran first baseman has been displaying lots of power of late with three homers over his last five contests. Votto has also hit safely in five straight games.

  • Jonathan India 2B | CIN

    Reds' Jonathan India: Reaches base four times

    India went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a walk in Monday's win over the Brewers.

    India has hit safely in four straight games and has also reached base at least twice in three straight contests, so he's been making quite an impact at the top of the Reds' order. The second baseman has hit safely in all but two of Cincinnati's games this month, hitting .357 with two homers, four doubles, six RBI, 11 runs scored and a 9:9 BB:K during that stretch.

  • Jose Iglesias SS | LAA

    Angels' Jose Iglesias: Collects four singles

    Iglesias went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Athletics.

    Iglesias ripped off four singles Monday, including one in the seventh inning where he came around to score. He's produced three multi-hit games over his last five appearances, improving his slash line to .280/.311/.400. The veteran infielder has scored 26 runs and knocked 14 extra-base hits this season.

  • Reds' Vladimir Gutierrez: Excellent once again

    Gutierrez (3-1) earned the win Monday against the Brewers after tossing six innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning six.

    Gutierrez has looked surprisingly good in four outings this season, as he's yet to give up more than two earned runs and has also recorded two quality starts. He owns a 19:10 K:BB through 24 innings and while the sample size is still small, Gutierrez has looked better than expected on the mound and is making a strong case to remain in the rotation once some of Cincinnati's arms get healthier. With both Sonny Gray (groin) and Jeff Hoffman (shoulder) sidelined, Gutierrez's chances of remaining as a starter should be even higher in a short-term scenario.

  • Eric Lauer SP | MIL

    Brewers' Eric Lauer: Walks four in loss

    Lauer (1-3) was tagged with the loss Monday against the Reds after allowing four runs on five hits and four walks while fanning three across five innings.

    Lauer has pitched more than five innings just twice all season long and has been showing some control issues over his last few outings, as he owns a 14:10 K:BB across his three starts this month. The former Kent State product has been serving as the Brewers' sixth starter on a temporal basis, but his numbers haven't been very good -- he owns a 5.18 ERA in eight appearances (five starts) thus far.

  • David Fletcher 2B | LAA

    Angels' David Fletcher: Knocks four hits

    Fletcher went 4-for-5 with a double and one RBI in Monday's 8-5 loss to Oakland.

    Fletcher collected four of the Angels' 14 hits in Monday's loss, including an RBI single in the seventh inning. It was his second straight multi-hit game and fourth in the last nine games. The 5-foot-9 utilityman improved his OPS to .619 with 20 RBI this season.

  • Sean Murphy C | OAK

    Athletics' Sean Murphy: Homers, reaches base four times

    Murphy went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday's 8-5 win over the Angels. He was also hit by a pitch twice.

    Murphy gave Oakland the lead with his two-run shot off Dylan Bundy in the second inning. The 26-year-old catcher was 2-for-20 since his last homer on June 4. He's up to 20 extra-base hits, 34 RBI and a .723 OPS through 208 plate appearances.

  • Sean Manaea SP | OAK

    Athletics' Sean Manaea: Wins third straight start

    Manaea (6-2) allowed one run on nine hits and a walk over 5.2 innings Monday, striking out five and earning a win over the Angels.

    Manaea had to escape threats with multiple base runners in the first, second and fourth innings, but the only run to score against him was a solo shot by Juan Lagares. Despite it not being his most effective outing, the 29-year-old earned his third straight win and has allowed one or fewer runs in each of his last five appearances. He lowered his season ERA to a solid 2.99 alongside a 78:19 K:BB. Manaea is lined up to face the Yankees on the road this weekend.

  • Niko Goodrum SS | DET

    Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Launches solo shot

    Goodrum went 2-for-4 with a home run and two additional RBI in Monday's win over the Royals.

    Goodrum was one of two Detroit players that recorded multiple hits in this one, but he also made his presence felt in other categories as well. This contest ended a four-game slump for Goodrum, and this was also his first multi-hit game since May 24. It was also the first time he homered since May 1, when he did it against the Yankees. He now has five homers on the season.

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