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Matt Harvey (blister) threw a successful bullpen session Friday.

Harvey was scratched from Saturday's scheduled start due to a blister on his right index finger. However, barring any setbacks, he should be available to pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game. The young right-hander is viewed as the favorite to start the game for the National League. As for when he'll start next for the Mets, Collins wouldn't say anything more than that he will not go in the first game after the All-Star break. Given his heavy workload in the first half, they figure to manipulate the schedule in order to give him some extra rest.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Adam LaRoche left Monday's game against the Dodgers after aggravating his back injury.

LaRoche missed a game last week due to back soreness, but the injury is worse this time. He'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday before the Nationals know how much time he'll miss. LaRoche was hitless in three at-bats Monday before exiting.
Sep 1 - 11:47 PM

Denard Span homered twice and knocked in three runs in Monday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.

Span launched a solo shot in the third inning and added a solo shot in his next at-bat in the fifth. It was his second career multi-homer game and his first since 2008. After hitting just one homer over his first 122 games this season, he now has three in his last five games. Span has enjoyed a fantastic season, putting up a .299/.349/.416 batting line with 85 runs scored and 27 stolen bases over 127 games.
Sep 1 - 11:43 PM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Monday.

Perez had an RBI double in the first inning and later added a two-run homer in the third. The 24-year-old has four multi-hit games in his last six and now owns a .269/.302/.424 batting line with 16 home runs and 62 RBI over 125 games.
Sep 1 - 11:01 PM

Michael Morse (hip) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

Morse tweaked his left hip while taking batting practice on Monday. He said he's already feeling better and the MRI is precautionary, but more will obviously be known following Tuesday's exam.
Sep 1 - 9:48 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and finished 4-for-5 in the Tigers' 12-1 win over the Indians on Monday.

Cabrera was in one of his scary zones on Labor Day. He hit a two-run homer in the first inning and book-ended that with a solo shot in the eighth. In between, he hit a few singles. He finished the game with three RBI and four runs scored. While Cabrera's season slash line of .304/.367/.501 would be considered great for almost any other player, for Cabrera it constitutes a slight down year. Most noticeably, even with the two home runs on Monday, Cabrera has only hit 19 long balls during the 2014 campaign. He had only hit three in the second-half coming into Monday's firestorm.
Sep 1 - 9:10 PM

David Price tossed seven innings of one-run ball in Monday's win over the Indians.

In Price's seven innings of work, he walked just two and struck out eight while scattering eight hits. Price was facing off with Indians' ace Corey Kluber, but what looked like a fun pitching match-up quickly dissipated into the winds of September, as Kluber was shelled. The lone run on Price's line came in the very first inning, on an RBI-double by Carlos Santana. Detroit ended up winning 12-1. Price has had his ups and downs with the Tigers, but starts like Labor Day's are the reason why they acquired the lefty. Between the Tigers and Rays, Price has a 3.25 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.
Sep 1 - 8:37 PM

Adam Dunn homered and drove in two in his first game with the A's on Monday.

Dunn finished the contest 2-for-3. He got things going in style, hitting a two-run homer off of Mariners' starter Chris Young in the first inning. The home run was Dunn's 21st of the year, though obviously he hit 20 of those with the White Sox. For Dunn, the trade to the A's puts him on a winning ball club, and for the A's, there's hope he can revitalize their struggling offense in the dogfight that is the AL West. Dunn batted clean-up in this one. For the year, he's slashing .224/.344/.443.
Sep 1 - 7:28 PM

Jason Hammel allowed one run in eight innings of work Monday in a win over the Mariners.

Hammel was brilliant in this one as the A's rebounded from their sweep at the hands of the Angels. He was spotted a 5-0 lead in the first, making his job that much easier. Over the course of eight innings, Hammel struck out five, walked one and allowed just three hits. The lone splotch on his line came on a Brad Miller solo home run. Other than that, Hammel was golden. This was his best start since being traded from the Cubs and he's trending in the right direction. In his last two starts Hammel's allowed just six hits in fifteen innings. Between the Cubs and the A's, Hammel holds a 3.58 ERA and 1.15 WHIP to go with a 141/43 K/BB.
Sep 1 - 6:47 PM

Kolten Wong hit a game-tying two-run homer against the Pirates on Monday.

The Cardinals entered the bottom of the seventh down 4-2 before Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer to tie the game at 4-4. Wong was out of the lineup to start after hitting his head on the field on Sunday, but he passed concussion tests and was able to come through in dramatic fashion on Labor Day. Hopefully Wong is completely in the clear health-wise and will be able to add to his .252/.293/.404 slash. When he's going right, Wong has the power to help carry a squad.
Sep 1 - 6:08 PM

Matt Holliday hit a two-run double and a go-ahead RBI single against the Pirates on Monday.

Holliday hit the double, his 33rd, off of Gerrit Cole in the third inning. It drew the Cardinals to within 3-2. After a Kolten Wong home run knotted the game at 4-4 in the seventh, Holliday delivered a go-ahead RBI single to make the score 5-4, which held up for the Cards at the end. Holliday finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBI. He's rediscovered his power stroke in the second half of the season. Prior to the All Star break, he was slugging just .389 with six home runs. Since the break, he's slugged .531 with ten home runs.
Sep 1 - 6:02 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of 3B Maikel Franco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

It's official. Franco got off to a slow start this season, but he hit .324 with a .922 OPS, 11 home runs, and 47 RBI in 54 games after the start of July. It's unclear if he'll play everyday, as the Phillies still have Cody Asche in the fold at third base, but he's capable of providing mixed league value when in the lineup.
Sep 1 - 5:58 PM




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