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Sep 16, 2014

Freddie Freeman , 1B

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Atlanta

Freeman singled in Sunday's 10-3 loss at Texas, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

1:40 ET

Impact: Freeman is batting .351 during the 10-game hitting streak and he's hitting .336 over his last 38 games dating to Aug. 2.

Mike Minor , P

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Atlanta

Minor dropped his third straight start in a 10-3 loss at Texas on Sunday, giving up five runs in only 4 2-3 innings.

1:46 ET

Impact: Minor seemed to have turned things around when he went 2-0 with a 1.66 ERA in three starts from Aug. 17-28, but looks mediocre since while posting a 5.00 ERA in three straight defeats.

Josh Harrison , 3B

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Pittsburgh

Harrison was 2 for 5 with his 35th double in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

1:37 ET

Impact: Harrison is batting a scorching .394 over his last 16 games with 11 runs and 10 extra-base hits.

Leonys Martin , CF

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Texas

Martin was 3 for 5 in a 10-3 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

1:43 ET

Impact: Martin's bat has really come alive over the last month. The outfielder has hit .382 over his last 30 games eight eight stolen bases.

Neil Walker , 2B

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Pittsburgh

Walker was 3 for 4 with his 20th homer in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

1:36 ET

Impact: Walker has hit .316 with 13 RBIs over his last 15 contests.

Edinson Volquez , P

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Pittsburgh

Volquez improved to 12-7 Sunday, limiting the Cubs to one earned run over seven innings in a 7-3 victory.

1:34 ET

Impact: Volquez is ending the season on a strong note, going 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA over his last 10 starts.

Sep 15, 2014

Clayton Kershaw , P

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Los Angeles

Kershaw (19-3) boosted his credentials for the NL MVP and a third Cy Young Award with another big performance in a big start Sunday. The left-hander allowed seven hits, struck out nine and walked one in eight innings against the Giants.

7:40 ET

Impact: He lowered his majors-best ERA to 1.70, and put the Dodgers in command of the NL West division.

Bobby Wilson , C

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Arizona

Arizona selected Wilson's contract from Triple-A Reno on Monday.

10:22 ET

Impact: Wilson hit .267 with three homers and 38 RBIs in 76 games with Reno.

Marco Gonzales , P

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St. Louis

In just his fifth major league start, Gonzales struck out nine and allowed one run over 5 2-3 innings to help the NL Central-leading Cardinals beat the Rockies 4-1 for their third straight win Sunday.

7:37 ET

Impact: Gonzales, the Cardinals' first-round pick in the 2013 draft, gave up two hits over the first five innings and carried a 3-1 lead into the sixth. He surrendered a two-out single to Brandon Barnes before leaving.

Jacob deGrom , P

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New York

DeGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters. The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin Monday night's game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986. Deshaies and deGrom are the only pitchers to accomplish the feat since 1900.

8:28 ET

Impact: A top contender for NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom tied the record by freezing Jeff Mathis with a 95 mph fastball for a called third strike. The shaggy-haired righty then gave up a sharp single to opposing pitcher Jarred Cosart on a 1-0 pitch.

Matt Adams , 1B

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St. Louis

Adams was held out of the lineup Sunday after he sustained a slight oblique muscle pull in Saturday's 5-4 win.

7:39 ET

Impact: He is listed as day-to-day.

Derek Jeter , SS

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New York

Jeter, in an 0-for-24 slump, was out of the New York Yankees' starting lineup at Tampa Bay on Monday night.

4:26 ET

Impact: New York manager Joe Girardi said last weekend he was planning to give the Yankees captain a break during a three-game series with the Rays. Jeter's season average is down to .250. Tampa Bay planned to honor the retiring shortstop with a pregame ceremony Tuesday before the middle game of his final series at the Rays.

Masahiro Tanaka , P

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New York

Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees.

3:09 ET

Impact: Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. His fastball reached 92 mph. Tanaka has been sidelined since July 9 with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. If the Yankees think he is ready, Tanaka could start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium this weekend during the team's final homestand.

Matt Clark , 1B

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Milwaukee

Clark hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee's five-run seventh inning, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday.

7:35 ET

Impact: The 27-year-old Clark has homered in each of his last three games.

Anthony Rizzo , 1B

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Chicago

Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

5:10 ET

Impact: Rizzo was sidelined for 18 games because of a lower back strain. He was down to bat third and play first base.

Bryce Harper , LF

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Washington

Harper has left the Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves after feeling light-headed. Nate Schierholtz pinch-hit for Harper on Monday night with two outs in the fourth inning and a runner on third base. Schierholtz struck out to end the inning.

8:35 ET

Impact: The Nationals didn't provide any other details on Harper, who is hitting .270 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs this season.

Jonathan Papelbon , P

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Philadelphia

Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon was ejected by Joe West after the umpire thought Papelbon grabbed his crotch while walking off the field after blowing a save.

10:06 ET

Impact: Papelbon said in a statement Monday night that he would immediately begin serving the suspension given by the commissioner's office and that he was sorry for making contact with West on Sunday. But the right-hander says that he wasn't making a gesture toward fans as he walked off the field to boos in the ninth inning of Philadelphia's 5-4, home loss to the Miami Marlins. He apologized to Phillies fans in the statement.

Matt Garza , P

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Milwaukee

Garza (8-8) allowed one run and four hits in six-plus innings Sunday.

7:35 ET

Impact: Garza struck out six and walked three. He is 2-0 with a sparkling 0.82 ERA in three starts against Cincinnati this year.

Jorge Soler , RF

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Chicago

Soler is back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

5:11 ET

Impact: Soler missed three games to attend to the birth of his child in Miami. Soler was slated to bat fourth and play right field.

Xander Bogaerts , SS

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Boston

Bogaerts went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs in Sunday's win in Kansas City.

6:58 ET

Impact: He's homered three times in six games and is batting .394 on an eight-game hitting streak.

Andrew Chafin , P

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Arizona

Arizona has recalled Chafin from Triple-A Reno.

10:22 ET

Impact: Chafin went a combined 9-7 with a 4.08 ERA in 26 games between Double-A Mobile and Reno. He made his debut with the Diamondbacks on Aug. 13, pitching five scoreless innings against Cleveland.

Nick Ahmed , SS

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Arizona

Arizona has recalled Ahmed from Triple-A Reno.

10:21 ET

Impact: Ahmed finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League with a .312 average, and hit four homers with 47 RBIs. He also batted .228 with four RBIs in 19 games with Arizona.

Albert Pujols , 1B

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Los Angeles

Pujols has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against Seattle due to a cramp in his left hamstring while running out a bases-clearing double. Pujols left in the third inning Monday night after his three-run drive down the left-field line. The three-time NL MVP held the back of his left leg as he slowly jogged to second base while Mike Trout slid under the cutoff man's throw at home.

11:33 ET

Impact: Pujols has 97 RBIs this season. His three-run double tied him with Mike Schmidt for 35th place in baseball history with 1,595 RBIs.

Sep 14, 2014

Michael Cuddyer , RF

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Colorado

Cuddyer had three hits, including a double, in Saturday's 5-4 loss at St. Louis.

10:00 ET

Impact: Cuddyer, who has been injured for most of the season, had been 1 for 12 over his previous three games.

Ryan Raburn , LF

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Cleveland

Raburn missed a second straight game Monday after leaving Saturday's contest with a hyperextended left knee.

2:08 ET

Impact: Though he joined the team on its trip to Houston, manager Terry Francona said he might need go back to Cleveland for further evaluation. "He's still pretty tender, pretty sore," Francona said. "The fact that he came in and was still pretty tender we need to get him looked at." He said he'd have more information on Tuesday.

Javier Baez , 2B

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Chicago

Baez hit his ninth home run in Saturday's 6-4 win at Pittsburgh.

9:43 ET

Impact: Although Baez is hitting .174 in his rookie season, he has provided some pop and has driven in 18 runs.

Matt Kemp , CF

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Los Angeles

Kemp came up big Saturday with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs in a 17-0 win at San Francisco.

10:05 ET

Impact: Kemp is hitting .323 with two homers and six RBIs in his last nine games.

Hanley Ramirez , SS

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Los Angeles

Ramirez went 4 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in a 17-0 win at San Francisco on Saturday.

10:03 ET

Impact: Ramirez has heated up, going 10 for 19 with five RBIs in his last five games.

Anthony Rendon , 3B

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Washington

Rendon stayed hot with four hits in Saturday's 10-3 win at Citi Field.

9:52 ET

Impact: Rendon is 10 for 15 with two homers and three RBIs in this series.

Michael Choice , LF

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Texas

Choice has left Texas' game against Atlanta with a strained left hamstring.

5:37 ET

Impact: Choice was injured while running the bases on his two-run double in the fifth inning.

Todd Frazier , 3B

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Cincinnati

Frazier went 3 for 4 with a double in Saturday's 5-1 win at Milwaukee.

9:51 ET

Impact: Frazier had been hitting .218 over his previous 14 contests.

Derek Jeter , SS

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New York

Jeter is hitless in his last 24 at-bats and owns an AL-worst .510 OPS since the All-Star break.

11:30 ET

Impact: Jeter was once a fantasy stud so it is painful to see he is one of baseball's worst players in 2014.

Bryce Harper , LF

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Washington

Harper went 3 for 4 with his 13th home run in Saturday's 10-3 win over the New York Mets.

9:58 ET

Impact: Harper, who has had an injury plagued season, had been 6 for 29 over his previous eight contests.

Russell Martin , C

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Pittsburgh

Martin went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

9:45 ET

Impact: Martin is on a bit of a roll, going 10 for 24 with nine RBIs in his last six games.

David Ortiz , DH

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Boston

Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency.

8:22 ET

Impact: "He got called away from this game," Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon. He should catch up with us in Pittsburgh."

Ian Desmond , SS

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Washington

Desmond went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in Saturday's 10-3 win at Citi Field.

9:56 ET

Impact: Desmond had been 9 for 50 (.180) with two RBIs over his previous 12 games.

Mike Trout , CF

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Los Angeles

Trout homered twice in Saturday's win over Houston.

7:12 ET

Impact: He's batting .423 with seven RBIs in his last seven games. His 34 home runs and 107 RBIs are both career bests.

Mark Trumbo , LF

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Arizona

Trumbo went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs in Saturday's 10-4 win over San Diego.

10:02 ET

Impact: Trumbo is hoping to get it going after he had been 1 for 18 over his prior five contests.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

Player News

  • Freddie Freeman , 1B

    Freeman singled in Sunday's 10-3 loss at Texas, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

  • Mike Minor , P

    Minor dropped his third straight start in a 10-3 loss at Texas on Sunday, giving up five runs in only 4 2-3 innings.

  • Josh Harrison , 3B

    Harrison was 2 for 5 with his 35th double in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

  • Leonys Martin , CF

    Martin was 3 for 5 in a 10-3 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

  • Neil Walker , 2B

    Walker was 3 for 4 with his 20th homer in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

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