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Tyler Matzek improved to 2-0 after limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings on Monday.

Matzek had to leave after five frames due to a left hamstring cramp. Over his five innings, he worked around five hits and three walks, yielding the only two runs in his fifth and final inning. He struck out three on the evening. The lefty hasn't pitched deep into games, but sports a 2.70 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and a 13/13 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. If Matzek's hamstring problem isn't serious, he'll match up with the Padres at Petco Park next.
Apr 28 - 1:28 AM

Corey Dickerson went 3-for-5 with an RBI single to help the Rockies eke out a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Dickerson singled in a run in the second inning to push the Rockies' lead to 4-0 at the time. It's the 25-year-old's fourth multi-hit game out of his last five games. Overall, he's batting .338/.384/.632 with five home runs and 15 RBI. Dickerson is battling plantar fasciitis but it hasn't done much to hamper his offense thus far.
Apr 28 - 1:26 AM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run to help the Rockies edge the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Morneau greeted D'Backs starter Chase Anderson rudely with a three-run jack in the first inning. It's only the first baseman's second blast of the season. The defending NL batting champ had been off to a cold start, but three consecutive multi-hit games bumped his batting line up to .297/.338/.438.
Apr 28 - 1:23 AM

Brett Anderson's shaky fifth inning ended his evening, resulting in a no-decision as the Dodgers beat the Giants on Monday.

Anderson had shut the Giants out over his first four frames, but the Giants hit him around for three runs in the fifth. After Anderson got two quick ground outs, the Giants strung together a walk, two singles, and a double to reduce a four-run deficit to a one-run deficit. Over 4 2/3 innings, Anderson gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out three. The lefty has pitched into the sixth inning just once in four starts and has a 5.49 ERA. Anderson toes the slab against the Diamondbacks at home in his next outing.
Apr 28 - 1:21 AM

Tim Lincecum got the loss on Monday versus the Dodgers, serving up four runs in four innings of work.

The Dodgers scored all four runs in the third inning, but Lincecum just wasn't sharp in general. He gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out only two. The right-hander still sports a productive 3.27 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and a 16/10 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. Lincecum will look for better results in his next start at home against the Angels.
Apr 28 - 1:18 AM

Norichika Aoki went 2-for-5 with a stolen base as the Giants fell to the Dodgers on Monday.

Aoki reached on a fielder's choice and stole second base in the third inning, but was stranded. He singled and scored the first of the Giants' three runs in the fifth. Aoki hadn't registered a hit since April 22, but still boasts an impressive -- though power-absent -- .309/.391/.383 batting line with six stolen bases on the season.
Apr 28 - 1:16 AM

Jed Lowrie exited Monday's game against the Padres with a right thumb injury.

The injury occurred on a slide into home plate. It's not clear at this point how serious the ailment is, but the Astros should have more on Lowrie's status after the game. It's awful timing, as the red-hot Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a homer Monday to push his season batting line to .300/.432/.567.
Apr 28 - 1:15 AM

Justin Turner mashed a three-run home run as a pinch-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Giants on Monday.

The Dodgers had put two men on base with one out against Yusmeiro Petit in the eighth inning. Turner laced the first pitch he saw over the outstretched glove of center fielder Angel Pagan for a three-run blast to extend the Dodgers' lead to 8-3. It's the first homer of the year for Turner, who is batting .310/.333/.517 in 30 plate appearances as a utilityman.
Apr 28 - 1:14 AM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run in Monday's win versus the Giants.

Pederson knocked in a run with a double to cap off the Dodgers' four-run third inning. He then homered off of George Kontos in the sixth inning, providing an insurance run. The rookie has lived up to expectations thus far, batting .296/.458/.556 with three home runs and nine RBI.
Apr 28 - 1:10 AM

Carl Crawford had to leave Monday's game against the Giants with tightness in his right side.

More should be known after the game, but obviously if it's an oblique issue he could wind up on the disabled list. With Yasiel Puig (hamstring) already on the shelf, Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke could see time in left field if Crawford is out for a while.
Apr 28 - 12:19 AM

Tyler Matzek had to leave Monday's outing versus the Diamondbacks with a left hamstring cramp.

It's probably the best-case scenario, as a cramp isn't nearly as bad as a strain. Consider Matzek day-to-day.
Apr 28 - 12:04 AM

Fernando Rodney escaped ninth-inning danger to grab his fifth save as the Mariners earned a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.

The ninth inning, as they usually are with Rodney, was interesting. He allowed the Rangers to put the tying run on base with two outs following a single and a walk. Robinson Chirinos, however, flied out to center field to end the game. It hasn't been easy, but Rodney has put together five consecutive scoreless outings, but he still sports a poor 6.48 ERA and an 8/6 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings. Rodney is 5-for-6 in save chances.
Apr 27 - 11:59 PM

Yovani Gallardo fell to 2-3 after allowing three runs in six innings versus the Mariners on Monday.

The Mariners scored two runs in the first inning, one of which was aided with a throwing error by shortstop Elvis Andrus. Overall, it was a better outing than the box score indicated. Gallardo allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out five. He'll take a 4.05 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and a 24/8 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings into a start at home against the Athletics.
Apr 27 - 11:56 PM

Shin-Soo Choo's offensive woes continued in Monday's loss to the Mariners, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Choo entered the game hitless since April 19, carrying a paltry .459 OPS. The outfielder whiffed once against starter Taijuan Walker, then whiffed again to stunt a comeback effort in the ninth inning against closer Fernando Rodney. Choo has been bothered by a back issue, which might explain his issues at the plate.
Apr 27 - 11:53 PM

Blue Jays placed SS Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked rib.

Reyes attempted to play through a small fracture in his left rib cage, but the pain has evidently become too much. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined. The Jays have called up Jonathan Diaz and figure to go with Ryan Goins as their primary shortstop while Reyes is on the shelf.
Apr 27 - 11:52 PM

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