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Mariners purchased the contract of INF/OF Stefen Romero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Romero hit .277/.331/.448 with Triple-A this year after crushing two lower levels in the 2012 season. The Mariners are banking on the 25-year-old regaining some of that form going forward. Adding him to the 40-man roster ensures he won't be taken in the Rule 5 Draft in December.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Lucas Duda launched his seventh home run of the season on Sunday as the Mets trounced the Pirates 7-2 in Pittsburgh.

It was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night, but he certainly was able to make it count with a solo shot in the seventh inning that increased the Mets' advantage to 7-1. He's quietly having a nice season in the middle of the Mets' lineup, slashing .264/.396/.592 with seven homers and 16 RBI in 28 games.
May 28 - 11:27 PM

Twins optioned 1B/DH Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester.

After going hitless in eight plate appearances on Sunday (including four strikeouts), Vargas gets the boot. He was hitting .258/.280/.483 with five homers and 19 RBI in 24 games with the Twins.
May 28 - 10:47 PM

Joe Mauer went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI double and three walks in Sunday's 15-inning, 8-6 loss to the Rays.

Beautiful game for Mauer, though the Twins were unable to put it into the win column. Mauer's fine afternoon started with an RBI double off Alex Cobb in the third inning and he later socked a solo opposite-field homer in the seventh. That one tied the game up at 3-3, but the game would see a number of back-and-forths afterward before the Rays finally came out on top via solo homers by Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison in the top of the 15th inning. Overall, Mauer is hitting .283/.363/.408 with three homers and 18 RBI across 152 at-bats.
May 28 - 8:43 PM

Clayton Kershaw did not pitch deep enough to qualify for a decision in Sunday's 9-4 win over the Cubs, surrendering four runs on 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Kershaw struck out six and walked two on the afternoon. Willson Contreras knocked him for a solo home run in the first inning, with Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo following suit in the fourth inning. Rizzo's was a two-run shot. This start marked a number of worsts for Kershaw this season, including shortest outing and most hits allowed. The four runs surrendered tied the most he has given up in a start. The ace southpaw will look to move past this when he carries his 2.37 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 78/10 K/BB ratio (76 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Brewers next time he toes the rubber.
May 28 - 7:42 PM

Jon Lester struggled in Sunday's 9-4 loss to the Dodgers, yielding six runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings.

A pair of three-run home runs proved to be the culprit in this disappointing outing, as Cody Bellinger took Lester deep for a three-run shot in the second inning and Kike Hernandez did likewise in the third. He had been pitching to a brilliant 0.86 ERA in his previous three outings before the Dodgers mucked that up on Sunday. The veteran southpaw will try for cleaner results when he carries his 3.86 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 67/23 K/BB ratio (11 starts) into a road showdown with the rival Cardinals next time out.
May 28 - 7:40 PM

Domingo Santana went 2-for-4 with a grand slam on Sunday, powering the Brewers to a 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.

His game-changing blow came off of Patrick Corbin in the fourth inning. He also doubled and walked in the contest and scored three runs. He looks to be coming into his own this season, slashing .270/.371/.461 with seven homers, 27 RBI and four stolen bases.
May 28 - 7:11 PM

Jimmy Nelson was dominant in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks, striking out 10 over seven innings of one-run ball.

Nelson scattered seven hits on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by Chris Iannetta in the fourth inning. Now 3-3 on the season, Nelson will carry a 3.85 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into Friday's start against the Dodgers. While inconsistent, he has shown flashes of brilliance this season and is worth a look as a matchup play or streaming option in mixed leagues.
May 28 - 6:32 PM

Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Cardinals.

Parra notched a three-run homer off Lance Lynn in the fourth inning to jump the Rockies out to a 4-0 lead. They would go on to win by a final score of 8-4. With this big performance under his belt, he now owns a .279/.301/.442 triple-slash with six homers and 23 RBI in 42 games played. Parra has not hit double-digit home runs since the 2013 season, but looks like he could be on that track this year.
May 28 - 6:27 PM

Mike Trout will undergo an MRI on Monday on his injured left thumb.

He was diagnosed with a left thumb sprain on Sunday, but the Angels want the additional exam to help determine the severity. No decision will be made on a potential trip to the disabled list until after they get the results of that exam.
May 28 - 5:10 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with a home run in the Marlins' 9-2 defeat of the Angels on Sunday.

Stanton kicked off the game's scoring with a solo blast in the top of the first inning and later added two singles. He finished the game with two runs scored. Stanton has managed to stay healthy through the first two months of the season and is producing as expected, now with an .886 OPS, 13 home runs, and 34 RBI in 48 games. He's currently on pace for 44 homers and 115 RBI.
May 28 - 5:04 PM

Adam Duvall finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in the Reds' 8-4 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Duvall opened the game's scoring with an RBI single off Phillies starter Zach Eflin in the top of the first inning before tagging Eflin for two-run homers in both the third and fifth. The 28-year-old slugger is batting .274/.317/.548 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI in 48 games this season for Cincinnati. He's currently on pace for a whopping 142 runs batted in.
May 28 - 4:48 PM




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