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  • Padres' Jake Cronenworth: Doubles twice, drives in two

    Cronenworth went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Rockies.

    After homering on Saturday, Cronenworth knocked in two runs right away on a double in the first inning. In addition, he added another double and a single in the game. The 27-year-old is batting .258 over the month of July with three homers, 14 RBI and 18 runs. On the season, he is slashing .279/.351/.477, trailing only Fernando Tatis on the team with 73 runs scored.

  • Austin Gomber SP | COL

    Rockies' Austin Gomber: Pulled after one inning in loss

    Gomber (8-6) allowed four earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three across one inning, taking the loss to the Padres on Sunday.

    Gomber was pulled after a disastrous 40-pitch first inning Sunday, which marked his shortest start of the season. All three outs were punchouts, but he allowed six batters to reach safely accounting for four runs. It was a very different start from the last time he faced San Diego, shutting them out over eight innings. The 27-year-old has a 4.04 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 91.1 innings this season.

  • Padres' Craig Stammen: Earns fifth win in relief

    Stammen (5-2) fired a scoreless fourth inning, allowing one hit to earn the win over the Rockies on Sunday.

    Stammen entered the fourth inning with a three-run lead. He allowed a leadoff single to Brendan Rodgers, but retired the next three batters in order. The 37-year-old had been almost perfect in his last six appearances, firing eight scoreless innings on six hits and a walk while striking out nine. On the season, Stammen is one of the Padres' bullpen leaders with a 2.51 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 61 innings.

  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Clubs second homer

    Olivares went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Toronto.

    The 25-year-old was the only Royal to produce multiple hits Sunday. Olivares is up to two homers, three RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base through 39 plate appearances. He figures to get a chance as the everyday right fielder after Jorge Soler was traded to Atlanta.

  • Royals' Josh Staumont: Yields homer Sunday

    Staumont gave up a run on one hit and a walk with one strikeout in one inning versus Toronto on Sunday.

    The 27-year-old was the first reliever in the game after Brad Keller (back) exited after three innings. Staumont wasn't great, giving up a solo home run to Santiago Espinal, which ended his three-inning scoreless streak. The right-hander has seen less high-leverage work lately, with two holds and a win in 10 appearances since the start of the July. He has a 3.54 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 45:20 K:BB in 40.2 innings overall.

  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Seeing irregular work

    Santana has pitched just five times since the start of July, allowing nine runs in 5.2 innings.

    The 38-year-old's recent work has given manager Mike Matheny little reason to trust him, but Santana has still seen an unusually light workload. The veteran right-hander allowed a walk in a scoreless inning Sunday versus Toronto. It was the first time he didn't allow a run since June 18. He's pitched to a 5.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 31:14 K:BB through 40.2 innings this year, mainly in a low-leverage role.

  • Bradley Zimmer CF | CLE

    Indians' Bradley Zimmer: Notches seventh stolen base

    Zimmer went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the White Sox.

    The 28-year-old was plunked in the third inning by Chicago starter Jimmy Lambert, and Zimmer stole second before being left on base. It was the speedy outfielder's first steal since July 18 and his seventh in nine attempts this year. He's secured a regular role in Cleveland's outfield with a .245/.364/.324 slash line, two home runs, 15 RBI and 19 runs scored through 161 plate appearances. With the team's acquisition of Myles Straw at the trade deadline, most of Zimmer's playing time is likely to be in right field going forward.

  • Franmil Reyes DH | CLE

    Indians' Franmil Reyes: Records rare steal

    Reyes went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the White Sox.

    The slugger isn't known for much speed, but he's now successfully stolen three bases this season. Reyes is 8-for-16 with three home runs and a double across his last four games. Cleveland's primary designated hitter owns a .275/.324/.603 slash line with 20 homers, 51 RBI and 34 runs scored through 243 plate appearances.

  • Nick Wittgren RP | CLE

    Indians' Nick Wittgren: Takes walkoff loss

    Wittgren (2-4) allowed a run on one hit and struck out two in 1.1 innings, taking the loss versus the White Sox on Sunday.

    The right-hander pitched a clean eighth inning in a tied game, but he allowed a walkoff solo home run to Brian Goodwin in the ninth. This was Wittgren's second loss in his last four outings. The 30-year-old now has a 5.55 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 43:8 K:BB through 35.2 innings, mainly working in a medium-leverage role that's seen him collect a save and seven holds.

  • Reiss Knehr SP | SD

    Padres' Reiss Knehr: Tosses three innings in no-decision

    Knehr allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out two across three innings in the win over the Rockies on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision.

    Knehr replaced Chris Paddack (oblique) in the starting rotation, making his second start of the season Sunday. Although he only made it through three innings, his only blemish came on a second-inning solo home run by Sam Hilliard. It was his third appearance; however, his 1.2 innings against Atlanta on July 21 aren't official yet as the game was rained out and has yet to be completed. The 24-year-old has allowed runs in each of his appearances and will likely continue to serve as a temporary option until Paddack returns.

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