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Nick Ahmed homered and delivered a game-winning single in the 13th as the Diamondbacks edged the Cubs 5-4 on Friday.

Nick Ahmed? The homer was his first of 2015 and second in 174 major league at-bats. He raised his average from .l94 to .212 with his first three-hit game of the year. His defense has been terrific, which is why he won the job in the first place. Anything he offers with the bat is a bonus as far as the Diamondbacks are concerned.
May 23 - 2:14 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Cubs on Friday.

After the Cubs pulled ahead in the 10th, it was Goldschmidt's two-run homer that tied the game back up. He's certainly in the running for early NL MVP honors with his .331 average, 11 homers and 35 RBI in 41 games.
May 23 - 2:11 AM

Hector Rondon gave up two runs in the 10th to blow a save against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

A Paul Goldschmidt homer tied up the game, giving Rondon his third blown save in 12 chances this year. It's just the second homer Rondon has allowed, and he has a solid 18/5 K/BB ratio in 19 innings, so his job should be safe.
May 23 - 1:42 AM

After entering a tie game, Addison Reed gave up two runs in one-third of an inning Friday against the Cubs.

This won't help his chances of returning to the closer's role anytime soon. Reed had pitched four scoreless innings since losing his job by giving up four runs on May 13.
May 23 - 1:38 AM

Ryan Vogelsong blanked the Rockies for six innings Friday in what turned out to be an 11-8 Giants victory.

It was 3-0 after six innings, but both teams scored eight runs from there. Vogelsong has turned in four straight effective starts after posting a 9.31 ERA in three starts and two relief appearances in April. He's 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA for the year.
May 23 - 1:37 AM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Friday at Coors Field.

It's the fourth time in eight days that Belt has had three hits and homer. He's hitting .375 in May after coming in at .235 with no homers in April.
May 23 - 1:35 AM

Matt Duffy hit his second homer as part of a 3-for-5 night against the Rockies on Friday.

Duffy has established himself as the Giants' best option at third base, for better or worse. He's not going to be much of an asset offensively, but he's certainly outplayed Casey McGehee to date.
May 23 - 1:33 AM

D.J. LeMahieu went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Friday against the Giants.

LeMahieu is bating .326, but between his placement at the bottom of the Rockies order and his poor baserunning, he's scored just 13 runs. Fortunately, he's driven in 20, which has resulted in some surprising early-season fantasy value.
May 23 - 1:32 AM

Chris Young spun six scoreless frames in Friday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

Young's hot start continues. The tall right-hander scattered six hits while walking two batters and striking out a pair. He has allowed a total of two runs over his four starts this season and owns a 0.78 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings on the year. Not bad for a guy who had to wait until March to sign with a team. Young will face an interesting test next week when he takes on the Yankees in New York.
May 23 - 1:02 AM

Lance Lynn yielded five runs in six innings in a loss to the Royals on Friday.

Lynn tied a season-high by giving up 10 hits, but Kendrys Morales did most of the damage with a pair of home runs. The right-hander struck out four and walked one to fall to 3-4 on the year. He'll look to get back into win column with a start against the Diamondbacks next week at home.
May 23 - 1:02 AM

Kendrys Morales went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in a win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Providing the only offense of the game for either team, Morales connected for a three-run homer in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the third. It was the 13th multi-homer game of his career. After a miserable 2014 season, the 31-year-old is batting .305 with six home runs and an .864 OPS through 41 games. He leads the AL with 37 RBI.
May 23 - 1:01 AM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Perez extended his hitting streak to eight games with a pair of singles and a double. The 25-year-old has only walked three times in 153 plate appearances, but it's hard to complain about a catcher who is hitting .302 with five home runs and 22 RBI through 39 games.
May 23 - 1:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain was 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

Both hits were singles. Cain has slowed down from his red-hot April and has scuffled a bit against right-handed pitchers, but he's currently tied for third in the majors with 31 runs scored.
May 23 - 12:59 AM

The Dodgers aren't sure whether Yasmani Grandal suffered a concussion Friday, but he won't play Saturday.

It's possible Grandal will end up on the seven-day concussion DL, but that remains to be seen. A.J. Ellis will catch Saturday.
May 23 - 12:59 AM

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a walk Friday against the Royals.

Carpenter had two singles and a double. The 29-year-old had 19 two-hit games this season coming into Friday's action, but this was his first three-hit game of the year.
May 23 - 12:59 AM


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