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Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Ramirez smacked the home run off of Jason Hammel in the second inning. He also played hero in the contest, hitting a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to help the 7-18 Brewers to the 5-3 victory. Ramirez had missed the last few games with a hamstring injury, but he looked fine on Sunday, finishing 2-for-3. On April 21, Ramirez was hitting just .149/.149/.191, but he's raised that to a less awful .233/.263/.411 over the last 10 games.
May 3 - 7:10 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched 6 2/3 innings of three-run ball against the Cubs on Sunday.

Nelson scattered seven hits while striking out six and walking two. His opposite number, Jason Hammel, stung him for a sacrifice fly in the second inning, while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant supplied an RBI-triple and RBI-double, respectively, in the sixth inning. It was a nice rebound start for Nelson, who was coming off a seven-run debacle against the Reds. To Nelson's credit, that rough outing has been his only one this season, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his other four starts. Overall, he holds a 4.03 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, with a 24/11 K/BB over 28 2/3 innings. He'll face the Cubs again in his next start.
May 3 - 7:03 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Hammel struck out three and walked one here, with the Brewers tagging the 32-year-old right-hander with a solo home run by Aramis Ramirez in the second inning, an RBI-single by Carlos Gomez in the third and a sacrifice fly by Khris Davis in the fourth. Hammel's control has been impeccable through five starts--Sunday's walk was just the second he's issued this season. He boasts a 26/2 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings, pairing that with a 3.73 ERA and 1.01 ERA. He'll take those numbers against the Brewers again in his next start.
May 3 - 7:01 PM

Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth inning to secure his 10th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Soria entered with the Tigers up 6-4. The Royals battled him tough and forced him to throw 15 pitches, but 13 of those went for strikes and Soria never caved. With the clean inning, he picked up his 10th save and lowered his ERA to 1.54. He currently holds a 7/2 K/BB in 11 2/3 innings. He's looked great since taking over as closer for the ailing Joe Nathan (elbow).
May 3 - 6:54 PM

Athletics released OF Cody Ross.

Ross was designated for assignment by the A's on Saturday and has now been given his outright release. It's unclear if the veteran outfielder will explore other opportunities or elect to hang up his cleats.
May 3 - 6:53 PM

Kolten Wong cranked a walkoff solo home run in the bottom of the 14th inning as the Cardinals defeated the visiting Pirates 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Wong didn't start the game, but he finished 3-for-4 after entering as part of a double-switch in the top of the eighth inning. And his heroic blast to right field in the 14th secured a three-game sweep for the Cardinals, who have the best record in baseball at 18-6. Wong, 24, is batting .294/.340/.435 with two home runs and two stolen bases in 24 games this season.
May 3 - 6:52 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit his sixth home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Move along, nothing to see here. In addition to the two-run homer, Cabrera also added a pair of singles to finish 3-for-4. He's hitting .366/.459/.624 with six homers, 19 RBI and 13 runs scored this season. The numbers speak for themselves. Cabrera remains a perennial MVP candidate and one of the best hitters in the game.
May 3 - 6:49 PM

Trevor Rosenthal blew his first save of the season Sunday in the Cardinals' 14-inning win over the Pirates.

Rosenthal entered in the top of the ninth inning with the Cardinals leading 1-0 and promptly gave up a game-tying solo blast to Jung Ho Kang. It was the Korean shortstop's first major league homer. Rosenthal kept the damage at one run and the Cardinals won it in the bottom of the 14th. He still owns an impressive 1.42 ERA in 12 2/3 innings this season and should remain a top-tier fantasy closer all summer on another good St. Louis team.
May 3 - 6:48 PM
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