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Hot Hitter Rundown
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Rick Porcello pitched seven innings of three-run ball in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The start was almost identical to his last start (against the Royals), as Porcello scattered five hits and struck out five without walking a batter in Arizona. Had Detroit's bullpen held onto a 5-3 eighth inning lead, Porcello would have picked up his thirteenth win. Alas, it was not to be. While he's only striking out 5.05 per nine innings, he's also posting the lowest WHIP of his career (1.18) to go with his 3.42 ERA. Porcello takes on the Angels in his next start.
Jul 23 - 1:05 AM

Ben Revere singled three times in six trips to the plate and stole two bases in a 14-inning loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Revere was making his first start since July 18 due to ankle soreness. He still ran somewhat gingerly, but was able to raise his batting average four points, swipe two bases, and score two runs. Revere owns an average-heavy .296/.316/.352 slash line with 28 stolen bases in 31 opportunities.
Jul 23 - 1:03 AM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to help the Nationals top the Rockies by a score of 7-4 on Tuesday.

With the score tied 4-4 in the seventh inning, LaRoche deposited a Rex Brothers pitch into the right field seats to give the Nationals their first lead of the game. They ended up winning by the same margin. The homer was the first this month for the 34-year-old, but he has 13 home runs and 51 RBI to go with a respectable .275/.381/.453 line on the season.
Jul 23 - 1:03 AM

Tim Lincecum notched the first save of his eight-year career, coming into Tuesday's game in the 14th inning and getting the final two outs for a Giants win.

George Kontos started off the inning, but got into trouble when Ryan Howard singled to lead off the frame and Wil Nieves doubled with one out to put runners at second and third. Lincecum allowed Howard to score on a ground out, then walked Cameron Rupp, but was able to get Domonic Brown to ground out to first to end the game. As a starter, Lincecum had made strides lately, and now sports a 3.65 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 108/47 K/BB ratio. Lincecum started on Sunday but should be able to make his next scheduled start on Friday against the Dodgers at home.
Jul 23 - 1:00 AM

Nolan Arenado hit a two-run home run, his first homer since breaking his left middle finger on May 23, in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Since his return to the lineup on July 3, Arenado had gone 14 games without a homer before Tuesday's blast in the third inning. The homer, his seventh overall, was his only hit in four at-bats. The finger injury derailed what appeared to be the makings of a breakout offensive year for the 23-year-old, but Arenado is still hitting .282/.305/.456 with plenty of time to add to those numbers over the next two months.
Jul 23 - 12:59 AM

Brandon Crawford cleared the bases with a double to break a 3-3 tie in the 14th inning as the Giants defeated the Phillies on Tuesday.

Crawford took advantage of a struggling Jeff Manship, lacing a two-out double to left-center to give the Giants an 8-5 lead. They would tack on one more run just for good measure. Crawford had previously knocked in a run with a ground out and finished 2-for-6 on the night. The shortstop is slashing .239/.323/.413 with eight home runs and 44 RBI on the season.
Jul 23 - 12:56 AM

Anthony Rendon finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Rendon's three-hit effort broke a 1-for-19 slump he'd endured to start the second half. His two runs scored gives him 71 runs on the season, second-most in the National League. The 24-year-old is batting .279/.333/.473 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI with just over two months to play.
Jul 23 - 12:53 AM

Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Tuesday to earn his 23rd save of the season.

Soriano bounced back from blowing a save opportunity his last time out to put down the Rockies with relative ease. Soriano worked around a leadoff double to get Charlie Blackmon swinging before inducing two fly ball outs to end the game. The hiccup in his previous outing appears to have been just that, and Soriano still owns a stellar 1.15 ERA and 0.87 WHIP going forward.
Jul 23 - 12:48 AM
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