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David Ortiz hit a two-run home run, his only hit in five at-bats, but the Red Sox came out on the losing end of Monday's slugfest with the White Sox.

Ortiz halved the deficit created by Joe Kelly in the first inning with his two-run home run off of John Danks, making it a 4-2 game. It's his seventh home run in the month of July and his 20th on the year along with 56 RBI and a .243/.330/.473 triple-slash line. It didn't seem possible a month ago, but Ortiz has a chance to register the ninth 30-homer season of his 20-year career.
Jul 27 - 11:17 PM

Adam Eaton went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, and two RBI as the White Sox won a slugfest against the Red Sox on Monday.

Eaton led off the game with a triple, then scored the first run in a four-run opening frame. He hit an RBI double in the sixth, and added an RBI single in the seventh, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. The outfielder has a .255/.329/.407 batting line on the year with eight home runs, 23 RBI, and 55 runs scored.
Jul 27 - 11:14 PM

Yadier Molina passed concussion tests after leaving Monday's game.

Molina looked a little dazed after taking a foul tip and was eventually removed because he was "not feeling well," according to the Cardinals. However, manager Mike Matheny said the catcher was dealing with dehydration more than anything else. Molina should be back in there on Tuesday.
Jul 27 - 11:12 PM

Trevor Rosenthal set the Reds down in order in the ninth inning for his 31st save as the Cardinals won 4-1 on Monday.

Rosenthal struck out Eugenio Suarez, got Skip Schumaker to pop out, and Billy Hamilton to ground out to end the game. The right-hander has been battling some elbow troubles, responsible in some part for his allowing at least a run in five of 12 appearances this month. Rosenthal, this season, is 31-for-33 in save chances with a 1.71 ERA and a 52/16 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.
Jul 27 - 11:09 PM

Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win on Monday against the Reds.

The Reds took a temporary 1-0 lead in the third inning on Jay Bruce's sacrifice fly, but were otherwise not able to muster an offensive against Lynn. The right-hander gave up five hits and three walks while striking out five in the effort. Lynn now boasts a terrific 2.71 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 124/37 K/BB ratio over 116 1/3 innings. He'll host the Rockies this weekend.
Jul 27 - 11:07 PM

Raisel Iglesias allowed a grand slam, accounting for all four runs in his six innings of work during Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

The Cardinals loaded the bases on a double, a single, and a hit batter when Kolten Wong unloaded them with two outs in the fourth inning. Iglesias otherwise kept the Cardinals off the board, yielding six hits while striking out seven and issuing zero walks. He's winless in five starts since rejoining the rotation, carrying an overall 5.53 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 42/13 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings. Iglesias faces off against the Pirates at home next.
Jul 27 - 11:04 PM

Kolten Wong hit a grand slam, the only offense the Cardinals needed to beat the Reds on Monday.

Wong, who finished 1-for-3, cleared the bases and the fence in right-center in the fourth inning when he took Raisel Iglesias yard. The second baseman now has 11 home runs, leaving him one shy of tying last year's total. Wong has also knocked in 42 runs, stolen 11 bases, and compiled a .275/.337/.433 triple-slash line for the Red Birds.
Jul 27 - 11:00 PM

Brad Boxberger picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Tigers.

Boxberger struck out J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos, issued a walk to Alex Avila, then got Jose Iglesias to ground out to end the game. The right-hander is now 25-for-27 in save chances on the year with a 3.10 ERA and a 51/20 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings.
Jul 27 - 10:56 PM
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