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David Peralta went 3-for-5 with a two-run single and a two-run home run as the D'Backs outscored the Pirates by eight runs on Thursday.

Peralta gave the D'Backs a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning with a home run off of Vance Worley, who had entered the frame with a no-hitter. The outfielder added two more RBI on a single, part of a seven-run ninth inning. Peralta has hit well over 109 plate appearances this season, slashing .324/.349/.457 with two home runs and 11 RBI.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Miguel Sano has returned to the Twins' lineup on Monday against the Astros.

Sano was held out of the lineup for back-to-back games over the weekend in order to clear his head and work on his swing. The young slugger has one hit in his last 16 at-bats with 12 strikeouts. He should get back to mashing soon enough.
May 29 - 11:17 AM

Red Sox activated LHP David Price from the 10-day disabled list.

Price will make his long-awaited season debut Monday against the White Sox. The southpaw allowed six runs in 5 2/3 innings over two minor league rehab starts, but the most important thing is that he didn't have any issues with his elbow. The Red Sox have been playing much better recently and getting a healthy Price back should provide a big lift to this rotation.
May 29 - 11:06 AM

Adam Jones (ankle, hip) has returned to the Orioles' starting lineup Monday against the Yankees.

Jones missed back-to-back games over the weekend while nursing minor injuries to his ankle and hip. He'll hit second against Jordan Montgomery in his return to action.
May 29 - 10:41 AM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) struck out six batters over three scoreless innings Sunday in his first rehab start with Double-A Altoona.

Taillon underwent surgery earlier this month to treat testicular cancer, but he was able to quickly return to game action. He was very sharp in his first rehab start, allowing just one hit and one walk while throwing 29 out of 47 pitches for strikes. Taillon should be ready to rejoin the Pirates' soon, but manager Clint Hurdle doesn't want to rush him. "We don't have expectations, and we want to take it slow with him so he doesn't feel any unneeded urgency," said Hurdle. "He needs to get right when he's right ... this is uncharted territory."
May 29 - 8:40 AM

Steven Matz (elbow) spun five perfect innings Sunday in his latest rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Matz fanned eight and walked none while throwing 50 out of 73 pitches for strikes. It was a very encouraging performance as he works his way back from a flexor strain which has kept him sidelined all season. The southpaw could be cleared to join the Mets' rotation as soon as this weekend against the Pirates at home.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
May 29 - 8:32 AM

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




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