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Buster Posey hit a pair of three-run home runs as the Giants outlasted the Rockies 10-5 on Saturday.

Posey took Rockies starter Eddie Butler deep in the first inning before adding a second, three-run blast in the eighth. The two-homer game was his first of 2016, giving him seven bombs and 24 RBI overall. Posey is batting .268/.328/.470 through 45 games.
May 28 - 8:34 PM

Eddie Butler allowed four runs over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Giants.

Butler gave up just four hits and a walk, but one of those hits was a three-run home run by Buster Posey in the first inning. Butler has pitched fairly well through 32 2/3 innings this year, posting a 4.13 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, but he's just 2-2 to show for it. He'll look to get back above .500 Thursday against the Reds.
May 28 - 8:32 PM

Madison Bumgarner pitched well at Coors Field on Saturday, limiting the Rockies to one run over six innings, but didn't factor in the decision.

Bumgarner left with a 4-1 lead, but his bullpen subsequently gave up four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Preserving that lead included a high-wire act in the sixth inning, when the Rockies loaded the bases with no outs, but Bum struck out Ryan Raburn and got a double play from Cristhian Adames to end the threat. The southpaw struck out six while walking two and allowing five hits on the afternoon. Bumgarner owns a 2.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 83/22 K/BB ahead of a start against the Braves on Thursday.
May 28 - 8:29 PM

Noah Syndergaard was ejected from Saturday night's game against the Dodgers for throwing in the general direction of Chase Utley in the third inning.

Syndergaard appeared to try and hit Utley with a pitch, but missed. He was immediately ejected and manager Terry Collins was subsequently ejected for arguing. It's assumed that Syndergaard was responding to Utley's take-out slide on Ruben Tejada last October. The right-hander had only allowed two hits in 2 1/3 scoreless innings prior to his getting sent off.
May 28 - 8:05 PM

Jhonny Peralta will miss 3-4 days of his rehab assignment in Double-A Springfield with a cut finger that required stitches.

It's not a long-term issue, but it does move his expected return date back a few days. Not that the Cardinals will mind, of course, with Aledmys Diaz raking at the plate. Peralta was 3-for-15 (.200) in his rehab assignment prior to the injury.
May 28 - 7:50 PM

David Wright (neck) is out of the Mets' lineup on Saturday, as the Mets have "a little concern" about the injury.

Not much information is known about the neck injury and Ty Kelly will get the start in his place. With any bump or bruise with Wright, it's an immediate concern that it will become a nagging issue or that he will eventually land on the DL. The 33-year-old is only hitting .226/.350/.438 with seven home runs in 164 plate appearances this year.
Source: MLB.com
May 28 - 7:33 PM

Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in a Braves' 7-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

With a couple runners on in the seventh inning, Beckham took an Edwin Jackson offering out to left-center for his second home run of the year. He also doubled and scored in the contest. Beckham has quietly been very good for the Braves in 27 games this year, batting .317/.417/.488 with 14 RBI and 11 runs scored.
May 28 - 7:33 PM

Wei-Yin Chen limited the Braves to one run on two hits over five innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday.

Chen wasn't rolling, per se -- he needed 90 pitches to get through five innings -- but he was certainly good enough to earn his fourth win. Alas, when his spot came up in the top of the sixth inning he was pinch-hit for, and the Braves promptly scored three runs against the Marlins bullpen in the bottom half of the inning. It was still a good outing for the 30-year-old after getting knocked around by the Rays his last time out. Chen remains 3-2 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He'll look for a better result Thursday against the Pirates.
May 28 - 7:28 PM

Aaron Blair held the Marlins to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a win Saturday.

Blair, making his return to the majors after being demoted earlier this month, gave up five hits and walked two while striking out five in the start. It was his first major league victory. The start ranked among his best with the big club this season -- not a terribly difficult task, considering he carried a 7.59 ERA into the start -- and it likely means Blair will stick around to get a shot at a second. The right-hander will try to secure that win Thursday against the Giants.
May 28 - 7:28 PM

Dodgers designated OF James Ramsey for assignment on Saturday.

The Dodgers needed to make room for RHP Casey Fien on the 40-man roster. Ramsey is only hitting .222/.285/.429 with a 33.3 percent strikeout rate in Triple-A Oklahoma City, so the 26-year-old outfielder seemed to be an obvious choice for this move.
May 28 - 6:42 PM

White Sox and Padres are reportedly engaged in trade talks surrounding RHP James Shields.

According to sources, these talks have "energy" and could lead to the right-hander moving to the Midwest to help the White Sox's starting rotation. Shields knows the AL Central well, pitching for the Royals in 2013 and 2014, but has seen his stuff decline the past two years. His 3.06 ERA is likely attractive to the White Sox; however, his velocity is down and his 3.88 FIP suggests he's more of a mid-rotation starter than an impact arm at this point in his career.
May 28 - 6:24 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.

With Tony Watson returning from the paternity list, Lobstein returns to Triple-A. The 26-year-old southpaw has struggled at the big-league level this year, compiling a 4.79 ERA with a 14/10 K/BB in 20.2 innings.
May 28 - 5:49 PM

Pirates re-instated LHP Tony Watson from the paternity leave list.

Watson welcomed a new son, Theodore, to the world this week. The 30-year-old reliever has been one of the steadiest middle relievers in the game in recent years. He owns a 2.18 ERA in 20 appearances.
May 28 - 5:47 PM

Dexter Fowler blasted a leadoff home run on Saturday, sparking the Cubs offense in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

Fowler's leadoff shot came off Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff. It was Fowler's lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, bringing his season slash to .316/.429/.540 with six homers and 24 RBI.
May 28 - 4:58 PM

Kyle Hendricks logged his second career complete game in Saturday's one-run, five-hit domination of the Phillies.

Hendricks struck out seven and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. He made a bid for his first career shutout, until Freddy Galvis doubled, advanced on a ground ball and stole home in the ninth inning. Now 3-4 on the season, he'll carry a terrific 2.93 ERA and 0.96 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Nationals.
May 28 - 4:55 PM



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