Matt Cain exited Monday's start against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.
Cain had thrown just 70 pitches across six shutout innings, but he was pulled after throwing some warm-up pitches prior to the seventh. He was hit in the foot with a comebacker earlier in the game, so perhaps his foot started getting sore. The Giants should update his status shortly.
Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fifth save Monday versus the Rangers.
Kintzler issued a two-out walk to Joey Gallo but induced a groundout from Jonathan Lucroy to seal the 3-2 victory. Minnesota's closer has opened the season with 9 1/3 scoreless frames.
Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Twins' 3-2 defeat of the Rangers on Monday.
Dozier gave Minnesota the lead for good with his bases-clearing three-run double off Rangers left-hander Martin Perez in the top of the fifth inning. The star second baseman has tallied just six total RBI in 18 games this season to go along with an underwhelming .257/.321/.392 batting line, but he's capable of getting it going in a hurry. Dozier does have five stolen bases in six tries.
Jurickson Profar finished 0-for-2 in the Rangers' loss to the Twins on Monday.
Profar is now batting just .135 with zero extra-base hits in 46 plate appearances this season. The former top prospect is a non-factor in fantasy.
Phil Hughes limited the Rangers to two earned runs over six innings Monday for his third win.
Hughes had been roughed up in two straight outings, but he pitched quite well against a dangerous Texas offense on Monday night. The veteran right-hander issued just one walk and scattered six hits over six frames while moving to 3-1 on the year. He'll carry a 4.71 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Royals.
Martin Perez fell to 1-3 after surrendering three earned runs over six innings Monday versus the Twins.
Perez looked pretty good until the top of the fifth, when he walked the bases loaded and served up a three-run double to Brian Dozier. Perez gave up six total hits on the evening, along with those three fifth-inning walks, and now has a 1.77 WHIP this season. He'll get the Angels at home next.
Eric Thames hit two more homers and drew two more walks Monday in the Brewers' 11-7 defeat of the Reds.
Thames was mostly held in check over the weekend in St. Louis, but he got back to his Barry Bonds-like ways on Monday night. The big slugger hit a solo homer off Reds left-hander Amir Garrett in the first inning and then tagged Garrett again for a two-run shot in the second. He finished out his final three plate appearances with two walks. Thames has batted .373/.481/.910 with 10 home runs and 13 walks in 19 games this season. He's already matched the Brewers' franchise record for most home runs in April, with five games to go.
Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs Monday in the Brewers' defeat of the Reds.
Perez belted a three-run homer in the Brewers' four-run first inning against Reds starter Amir Garrett before adding an RBI double off Garrett in the bottom of the third. Consistent playing time has been an issue for Perez in his new super-utility role with the Brewers, though maybe this big power showing Monday will earn him more starts this week.