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Jung-Ho Kang went 2-for-4 with a game-winning home run as the Pirates outlasted the Twins 8-7 on Tuesday.

Kang was hit by a pitch and scored in the sixth inning and came up with the game tied in the top of the ninth. Against Twins closer Glen Perkins, Kang launched a solo homer to give the Pirates the lead and ultimately the win. The shortstop has seven multi-hit games in his last nine contests, raising his season line to .289/.367/.426 with six homers and 32 RBI.
Jul 29 - 12:16 AM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Pirates.

Rather than one big hit, Hicks drove in runs in three different innings in the loss. That included an RBI triple in the sixth inning. Since being activated from the disabled list on July 3, Hicks is hitting .323 (21-for-65) with three homers, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored. Still just 25, Hicks may finally be delivering on some of the promise he showed as a prospect.
Jul 29 - 12:10 AM

Gregory Polanco hit a three-run double in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Polanco broke a tie with his bases-loaded double in the eighth inning. He came around to score later in the inning. The 23-year-old finished 1-for-5 in the game. Polanco has come through with some big hits this year but has been up and down, batting .243/.314/.358 with 30 RBI, 48 runs scored and 17 stolen bases on the season.
Jul 29 - 12:06 AM

Francisco Cervelli went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

The 29-year-old was a quiet pickup this past offseason after the Pirates lost Russell Martin, but he's been an offensive plus for the Bucs this year. The multi-hit game was Cervelli's fourth in a row, raising his line to .301/.367/.410 with 32 RBI and 32 runs scored on the season.
Jul 29 - 12:02 AM

Twins recalled INF Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll be up for a few days while Trevor Plouffe is on paternity leave. Polanco has hit .297/.338/.395 with four homers and 15 steals between Double- and Triple-A this season.
Jul 28 - 11:57 PM

Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Pelfrey gave up five hits and walked two in the outing. He kept the Pirates off the board until the fifth inning but didn't stick around long enough to factor in the decision. With the no-decision, Pelfrey remains without a win since June 7. He'll take a 5-7 record, 3.92 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into Sunday's tilt with the Mariners.
Jul 28 - 11:57 PM

Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the paternity leave list.

He can miss up to three games. Jorge Polanco has taken Plouffe's spot on the roster and we could see Miguel Sano get some time at third base the next couple days.
Jul 28 - 11:55 PM

Charlie Morton allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.

Morton gave up six hits and walked four while striking out five in the outing. The start was the third straight in which Morton has failed to register a quality start. Morton didn't factor in the decision, remaining 6-4 with a 4.61 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 12 starts. Morton will take on the Reds on Sunday.
Jul 28 - 11:52 PM

An MRI on Mike Trout's left wrist showed only mild inflammation.

The Angels weren't worried about Trout's wrist, but this gives them and fantasy owners peace of mind. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Trout could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday.
Jul 28 - 11:50 PM

D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored in the Rockies' 7-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

LeMahieu got the scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning, coming around to score later in the inning. He fell a homer shy of a cycle, but that's not terribly surprising given that he's hit just 13 homers in 469 career games. Still, the 27-year-old is on fire in July, riding an 18-game hitting streak en route to a .324/.381/.423 overall line. His 56 runs scored are eighth-most in the National League.
Jul 28 - 11:44 PM

Chris Coghlan hit his 11th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

Coghlan, making a pinch-hitting appearance, took Rockies reliever Gonzalez Germen deep in the seventh inning. He finished 1-for-2 with the solo shot. Coghlan is hitting .254/.345/.438 with 11 homers and nine steals as a regular in left field for the Cubs.
Jul 28 - 11:39 PM

Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

Dickerson had a single and a double in the game, collecting an RBI on a groundout in the fifth inning. Since returning to the lineup, the 26-year-old is 7-for-16 with multiple hits in three of his four games. The strong return to the lineup has his overall line up to .315/.347/.510.
Jul 28 - 11:36 PM

Nolan Arenado hit a two-run double in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Arenado's two-run double was part of a four-run first inning against Cubs starter Dallas Beeler. Arenado finished 1-for-4 with a run scored in the game. The 25-year-old continues to enjoy a breakout season, batting .283/.322/.576 with 25 homers and a National League-best 76 RBI on the year.
Jul 28 - 11:32 PM

Dallas Beeler allowed four runs over 1 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Making a spot start, the right-hander gave up four runs before he even got out of the first inning. Beeler hasn't been long for any of his three starts, as he's only lasted beyond the second inning in one thus far this year. He owns a 9.72 ERA and will almost certainly be returned to Triple-A Iowa shortly.
Jul 28 - 11:29 PM

Yohan Flande held the Cubs to one run over five innings in a win on Tuesday.

Flande gave up four hits and three walks, giving up only a single run. The southpaw also struck out four in the outing. The start was his first of the year for the Rockies after making 10 starts last season. He likely garnered another start with Tuesday's effort, which will come Sunday at the Cardinals.
Jul 28 - 11:25 PM


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