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Mets pitcher Vic Black tosses one inning in Double-A rehab outing
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mets pitcher Vic Black tossed one scoreless inning on Monday for Double-A Binghamton as a part of his rehab assignment. Black, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder/neck injury, did not allow a hit or a walk with one strikeout in his appearance.

Mariners 2B Robinson Cano endless hitless streak, grabs two RBI
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano went 2 for 4 at the plate in Seattle's 4-1 win over the Rays on Monday to end a 12 at-bats hitless streak.

Cano produced two RBI singles, one in the first and one in the eighth, to help propel Seattle to the win.

"Hopefully we start from today," said Cano to the Associated Press.

Manager Lloyd McClendon was happy for his slugger to snap out of it.

"There's nothing like positive results," McClendon said. "The guy's track record is so good, you know he's going to hit. You're just waiting on when. It does show how good we can be from a lineup standpoint when he's hitting."

Cano is now hitting .253 with 13 RBI in 178 at-bats this season.


Diamondbacks pitcher Oliver Perez adjusting delivery
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is trtying to calm down pitcher Oliver Perez and his delivery motion, according to AZCentral.com.

Perez's delivery tends to vary from pitch to pitch, leading to his inconsistency. Perez is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 10 innings of work this season.

"We're trying to calm him down with all the different windups he uses," Hale said. "Once he gets in the game, he speeds up and seems to want to go to the Luis Tiantone and the quick pitch. … It's hard to be consistent with the release point when you're doing all those different things."

Perez also has 13 strikeouts with just four walks on the year.

"I'm looking at everything with my mechanics," Perez said. "We're really looking at video and trying to get a good rhythm in my bullpens. It's one of those times when you have to work."


Braves trying to trade third baseman Alberto Callaspo
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said the reason why third baseman Alberto Callaspo was a late scratch in Monday's game is because the team is trying to trade Callaspo, reports MLB.com.

"They said lets wait til [Tuesday] and see what happens," Callaspo said, per the team's radio network.

Infielder Pedro Ciriaco started at third base in place of Callaspo during Monday's game and went 2 for 4 with one RBI.


Rays 1B Logan Forsythe hits solo HR in loss to Mariners
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Rays first baseman Logan Forsythe scored his team's only run with a solo homer in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Mariners. 

Forsythe went yard in the sixth inning for his fifth home run of the season. Forsythe finished the game 1 for 3 and drew a walk. He's now hitting .299/.374/.487 for the season. 

Three of Forsythe's five home runs have come in the month of May. 


Mariners C Mike Zunino goes 1 for 4 with HR against Rays
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino hit his sixth home run of the season in Monday's 4-1 win over the Rays. 

It was Zunino's only hit of the game as he finished 1 for 4. He hasn't had the best season at the plate as he's slashing .185/.244/.379. Though he posted his fourth consecutive game with a hit, Zunino has only recorded four multi-hit games this year. 


Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earns fourth save of the season
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning in Los Angele's 6-3 win over the Braves on Monday, earning his fourth save of the season.

Jansen came on in relief of Chris Hatcher, who allowed a run on two hits before getting pulled in the inning. Jansen enduced three groundball outs, one of which scored a run (charged to Hatcher) to end the game. Jansen maintained his perect 0.00 ERA in five innings of work.


Dodgers' Alex Guerrero blasts pinch-hit home run on Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Dodgers utility man Alex Guerrero did all he could on Monday, blasting a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over the Braves.

Guerrero batted for the pitcher's spot in the eighth and blasted a Nick Massett pitch out of the park for a two-run shot, his eighth of the season. Guerrero is now hitting .309 with 20 RBI on the year.


Dodgers SS Jimmy Rollins connects for fifth home run of the year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins went 1 for 5 at the plate in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over the Braves on Monday.

Rollins did his damage in the eighth inning when he belted a solo home run off of Nick Massett over the right field wall, his fifth home run of the season. Rollins is now hitting .201 with 14 RBI on the year.


Dodgers RF Andre Ethier blasts sixth home run of the year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier went 2 for 3 at the plate in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over the Braves on Monday.

Ethier did his damage in the eighth when he blasted a solo home run off of Nick Masstt to give Los Angeles the lead. Ethier, who also picked up an RBI in the first when he drew a bases loaded walk, is now hitting .313 with 17 RBI on the season. 


 
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