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Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's 3-2 win against the Rockies, including a walk-off single.

In a low-scoring affair, Braun's two RBI were crucial. He was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh to give Milwaukee a 2-1 lead. After Francisco Rodriguez blew the save, Braun knocked in Mark Reynolds with an RBI single off Matt Beslisle in the bottom of the ninth to secure the 3-2 win. He has 43 RBI on the year and is slashing .283/.337/.484.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 12:34:00 AM

X-rays came back negative on Corey Seager's left wrist.

Seager was hit by a pitch twice on Monday -- including off his wrist in the seventh inning -- but he stayed in the game. Fortunately, tests ruled out anything serious, but he's expected to get the day off on Tuesday at the very least.
Aug 30 - 12:36 AM

Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's win over the Mariners.

He was Hisashi Iwakuma's nemesis in this one, taking him deep with a solo shot in the first inning and getting to him with an RBI double in the third. Beltran also added an infield single off of reliever Arquimedes Caminero. The veteran slugger went through a 32 at-bat hitless streak but has now picked up five base knocks in his last eight at-bats.
Aug 30 - 12:02 AM

Carlos Martinez notched a career-high 13 strikeouts across six innings of one-run ball in Monday's 6-5 victory over the Brewers.

Martinez tied his previous career high last month with 11 punchouts in an outing that also came against the Brewers. Unfortunately, he didn't get credited with a win in this one, as the Cardinals' bullpen blew a late lead. Still, it was a third straight brilliant effort from Martinez, who has yielded only one run in each of his last three outings while boasting a 25/6 K/BB ratio over 21 innings. He'll try to keep it rolling on Sunday in Cincinnati.
Aug 29 - 11:51 PM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Brewers.

Wong has been buried on the bench of late, as this was just his eighth start of the month and first since August 19. He made it count, though, with only his third home run of the season to go along with his sixth stolen base. Wong probably earned another start Tuesday with his big night, but he'll likely remain mostly a bench player going forward with Jedd Gyorko's hot bat and Aledmys Diaz (thumb) on his way back.
Aug 29 - 11:33 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Cameron Maybin will go for an MRI on his left thumb on Tuesday.

Maybin exited Monday's game with what was termed as a bruised left thumb. The Tigers are calling him day-to-day after X-rays came back negative, but obviously there's reason for concern given that he recently had a stint on the disabled list with the same thumb. More should be known on his status on Tuesday.
Aug 29 - 11:19 PM

Yoenis Cespedes slugged a walk-off solo homer off Nick Wittgren in the 10th inning on Monday to lead the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Marlins.

And there was no doubt about it from the moment it left his bat. It was his second career walk-off homer and his first since his debut season in the states in 2012. Cespedes was forced to sit out Sunday’s game in order to rest his quad, but he went 3-for-5 in his return to the lineup on Monday. The 30-year-old is batting .299/.370/.579 with 27 homers and 68 RBI through 103 games this season. The Mets will have to monitor the quad moving forward, but he’s capable of carrying the team down the stretch.
Aug 29 - 11:17 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday's win over the White Sox.

It was a back-and-forth affair between the two division rivals, but Salty's dinger off of tough reliever Nate Jones put the Tigers up for good. He plays second fiddle to James McCann and is batting just .192/.306/.404 overall this season, but Saltalamacchia has pretty much given the Tigers what they were hoping for with 12 home runs.
Aug 29 - 11:08 PM

Mookie Betts smacked his 30th home run of the season in Monday's win over the Rays.

Betts' dinger to lead off the bottom of the second inning got the scoring going, and he added an RBI double in the fifth. The young outfielder entered the season with 23 homers over 867 plate appearances and has reached the 30-homer plateau in 2016 in 596 plate appearances. Betts is also just four RBI short of 100.
Aug 29 - 10:32 PM

Tanner Roark yielded only four hits and one walk across seven shutout innings in Monday's 4-0 victory over the Phillies.

All four base hits were singles, and Roark recorded five strikeouts. The Phils never advanced past second base against the right-hander all night. It's the eighth time this season that Roark has gone seven or more scoreless innings in a start this season, which is the highest total in the big leagues. He'll bring a 2.87 ERA into New York against the Mets this weekend.
Aug 29 - 10:20 PM

Sean Manaea was diagnosed with a right rhomboid strain.

In other words, he's dealing with a sore back. Manaea was forced to exit Monday's start against the Astros after 3 1/3 innings, but the Athletics are calling him day-to-day.
Aug 29 - 10:03 PM

Josh Donaldson slugged a solo homer and drew a walk in Monday’s win over the Orioles.

Not quite a three-homer game like Sunday, but it will do. Donaldson has slugged six homers over his last five games, which gives him 34 for the year. With a .294/.407/.582 batting line, he’s picking up momentum as a potential repeat winner of the AL MVP Award.
Aug 29 - 9:45 PM




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