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Yangervis Solarte finished with a huge game in Thursday's 10-7 win over the Dodgers, going 4-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles and three runs scored.

Tight effort by Solarte, who played a key role in the Padres' come-from-behind win. He cracked a solo homer in the seventh to draw his team to within 7-6, then finished off the night's scoring with an RBI double in a four-run eighth. The strong performance boosted the 28-year-old infielder's season triple-slash to .267/.321/.428. He's also hit 12 homers and driven in 55. This is the first season in which Solarte's seen more than 252 at-bats.
Sep 4 - 1:52 AM

Top Dodgers prospect Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run single and two runs scored in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Padres.

Seager's two-run single in the sixth gave the Dodgers a 6-5 lead, but their bullpen would collapse in the late innings as they stole defeat from the jaws of victory. The 21-year-old shortstop is one of the top position prospects in the game and could make an immediate impact down the stretch, though his true fantasy value probably won't surface until he's installed for an entire season. Prior to Thursday's promotion, he hit to a .292/.343/.486 batting line with 18 homers and 74 RBI while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A over the course of 124 games.
Sep 4 - 1:43 AM

Colin Rea didn't earn a decision in Thursday's contest with the Dodgers, yielding two runs on four hits over five innings.

Rea struck out six and walked two on the evening. The Dodgers didn't break through against him until his final inning on the mound, when Joc Pederson and Chase Utley came through with RBI hits. Despite the relative lack of damage in Thursday's game, the 25-year-old right-hander still holds a paltry 5.47 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He'll face the Rockies at home in his next start.
Sep 4 - 1:34 AM

Mat Latos wasn't long for Thursday's no-decision against the Padres, lasting just four innings while allowing four runs.

The Padres dinged Latos for eight hits over his limited time on the mound, scoring twice in the first inning and two more times in the second to account for all the damage on the right-hander's line. The tough start drove his ERA to 4.92. A short road trip for a date with the Angels is up next on his schedule.
Sep 4 - 1:34 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Guido Knudson to Triple-A Toledo

At the major league level, Knudson's allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. He's posted superior numbers between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo, though, boasting a 2.70 ERA and 56/29 K/BB ratio across 56 2/3 innings.
Sep 4 - 1:28 AM

Corey Dickerson (ribs) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.

Though it has been a lost season for the Rockies, Dickerson is still doing everything in his power to make it back before the end of the regular season. A wide array of injuries has limited Dickerson to just 43 games this season, in which he has slashed .315/.346/.507 with five homers and 18 RBI.
Sep 4 - 12:33 AM

Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI as the Royals beat the Tigers 15-8 on Thursday.

This was a 6-6 game after three innings and 9-7 headed into the bottom of the seventh before the Royals broke it open. Morales had a two-run double as part of the six-run frame. He also scored three runs for just the fifth time in his career.
Sep 4 - 12:23 AM

Edinson Volquez was lifted after allowing six runs in three innings Thursday against the Tigers.

Volquez also gave up six runs to the Tigers on Aug. 12, though at least he did it in seven innings that time. His overall numbers still look fine -- he has a 3.53 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP -- but we'd be kind of worried about counting on him in the postseason if we were the Royals.
Sep 4 - 12:21 AM

Matt Boyd lasted just one-plus innings and gave up six runs Thursday against the Royals.

It's the second time in his eight starts that he's failed to record more than three outs, and he hasn't really shown enough in the others to justify a spot in the Tigers' 2016 rotation.
Sep 4 - 12:19 AM

Ben Zobrist went 4-for-5 with three runs scored from the leadoff spot for the Royals on Thursday.

It's almost like Zobrist might be a better leadoff option than Alcides Escobar, who had a rare day off in this one. He's hitting .339 with five homers and a 14/19 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats since joining the Royals.
Sep 4 - 12:17 AM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a walk Thursday against the Royals.

Castellanos isn't just homering more during the second half; he's also walking about twice as often as he did prior to the All-Star break and he's collecting more doubles. It's a great sign after he spent the first three months looking like a guy who belonged in Triple-A.
Sep 4 - 12:15 AM

Carlos Gonzalez had another spectacular game Thursday, going 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI in an 11-3 drubbing of the Giants.

Gonzalez had a career-high seven RBI in a two-homer game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He's the seventh player this year to have consecutive two-homer games, which is particularly impressive since he was also the fourth back on July 25-26. Gonzalez is now tops in the NL with 35 homers, one more than teammate Nolan Arenado. He's hit 31 of those in his last 76 games.
Sep 4 - 12:10 AM

Chris Rusin went the distance against the Giants on Thursday, allowing three runs in his second career complete-game victory.

Rusin had a shutout against the Padres last month, so this makes him the team's first pitcher to throw two complete games at Coors Field in the same season since Aaron Cook in 2008. He's still just 5-7 with a 4.78 ERA overall, but that's better than anyone would have expected going into the year.
Sep 4 - 12:03 AM

Ryan Vogelsong was tagged for eight runs -- seven earned -- in three-plus innings by the Rockies on Thursday.

It should have happened prior to tonight, but maybe now the Giants will turn Vogelsong's rotation spot over to Tim Hudson. Vogelsong is 2-5 with a 6.84 ERA since the beginning of August.
Sep 3 - 11:59 PM

Nolan Arenado went 3-for-5 with his 34th homer and 34th double against the Giants on Thursday.

And he was overshadowed by Carlos Gonzalez again. Arenado has homered in four straight games, and he's up to 102 RBI for the season.
Sep 3 - 11:57 PM


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