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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers off Jake Peavy to lead the Reds to a 7-5 win over the Giants on Monday.

One last hurrah for Bruce in a Reds uniform? It was his third two-homer game of the season, the others coming on April 7 and May 18. He's tied with teammate Adam Duvall for fifth place in the NL with 23 homers.
Jul 26 - 1:58 AM

Raisel Iglesias pitched two perfect innings out of the pen for his fourth hold Monday against the Giants.

Iglesias has been the Reds' best reliever since coming off the disabled list, but the team has continued to use him as a multi-inning guy, suggesting that he won't soon be a threat for saves. He's allowed just one run in 20 1/3 innings over his 10 appearances as a reliever.
Jul 26 - 1:56 AM

Jake Peavy gave up three homers and six runs over five-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Reds.

Peavy had a great run in late May and June, but he's given up 20 runs -- 17 earned -- over 25 1/3 innings in his last five starts. His rotation spot could again come into jeopardy if he's not better next time out.
Jul 26 - 1:55 AM

Eugenio Suarez had a two-run homer and a double Monday against the Giants.

It's disappointing that Suarez's OBP has been hanging right around .300 for much of the year, but he's up to 17 homers now. It's too bad those homers have come with just seven doubles and a 100/27 K/BB ratio in 345 at-bats.
Jul 26 - 1:53 AM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Giants' No. 6 hitter on Monday.

Manager Bruce Bochy has been shifting hot and cold hands up and down his lineup all year long, and Belt was dropped tonight as a result of his poor July. He won't stay in the sixth spot for long if he's over his slump.
Jul 26 - 1:51 AM

Tyler Saladino went 2-for-4 with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth as the White Sox edged the Cubs 5-4 on Monday.

Saladino is outhitting Brett Lawrie over the last month and is the superior defensive second baseman, so maybe it's time to give him a crack at the starting job. He wouldn't do much for fantasy leaguers if it happens, but as far as the White Sox are concerned, he just needs to be a better player than Lawrie. Right now, Saladino has a .722 OPS in 130 AB, while Lawrie is at .723 in 351 AB.
Jul 26 - 12:20 AM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

It looked like it'd be a second straight fine outing for Arrieta, but then Todd Frazier connected on a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth, ruining his night. The Cubs went on to lose the game, the fourth straight time they've lost one of Arrieta's starts. In fact, they're just 3-7 in his outings since their streak of 23 straight wins with him on the mound ended in May.
Jul 26 - 12:17 AM

Chase Anderson lasted just five frames but picked up a win Monday, permitting two runs in a 7-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Anderson recorded five strikeouts, but he allowed seven hits and one walk and got his pitch count up to 93 after his five frames, necessitating an early exit. Of course, an early exit is nothing new for Anderson, as he hasn't gone more than five innings in a start since June 8. His next outing will come against the Pirates.
Jul 26 - 12:14 AM

Braden Shipley's major league debut didn't go well, as he allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers.

Shipley served up a homer to the second batter he faced -- Scooter Gennett -- and wound up allowing three longballs on the night. He also walked four batters and gave up eight hits overall. It was a forgettable major league debut, but Shipley should get another shot this weekend against the Dodgers.
Jul 26 - 12:11 AM

Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a homer and a doubles Monday against the White Sox.

Most of Baez's success this year has come off lefties, so it was nice to see him collect extra-base hits against a pair of righties in this one. It could help him earn some more playing time.
Jul 26 - 12:10 AM

Addison Russell went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday against the White Sox.

Russell started at shortstop tonight after leaving Sunday's game with a bruised left heel.
Jul 26 - 12:09 AM

Scooter Gennett singled and ripped a solo home run in Monday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Gennett got the scoring going with a deep blast to center field in the first inning. It was one of four dingers the Brewers had on the night, as Jonathan Villar, Martin Maldonado and Andy Wilkins also went deep. Gennett has already tied his career high with nine home runs.
Jul 26 - 12:08 AM

Paul Goldschmidt picked up three hits in five trips to the plate in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

All three of his base knocks were singles. Goldschmidt was scuffling coming into this one with just two hits in his last 16 at-bats, but the three-hit night pushes his season line back to .294/.412/.506.
Jul 26 - 12:04 AM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 and knocked in four runs Monday to lead the Angels past the Royals 5-2.

It helped a bunch that the two guys hitting in front of Pujols, Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout, walked five times tonight. Tonight's game was the first in Pujols' Hall of Fame career in which he knocked in four runs without collecting an extra-base hit.
Jul 26 - 12:04 AM

Hector Santiago yielded two runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a victory over the Royals.

The Angels will probably get decent offers for Santiago, who has pitched well after a June swoon and now stands at 9-4 with a 4.28 ERA this season. It just remains to be seen whether Arte Moreno will be content to tank the rest of the season away. Injuries have killed the Angels' pitching depth, so if they trade Santiago and/or Matt Shoemaker, they stand to be one of the league's worst teams down the stretch.
Jul 25 - 11:59 PM



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