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White Sox's Carlos Sanchez pushes hitting streak to 11 games
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:25 pm ET) White Sox rookie infielder Carlos Sanchez increased his current hitting streak to 11 games with a 1 for 3 effort in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Red Sox. Sanchez did not start the game, but he was used as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. He hit a two-out double in the ninth inning.

Over the course of the hitting streak, Sanchez is batting .414 (17 for 41) with two home runs and two RBI. 


White Sox LF Melky Cabrera stays hot with four-hit night Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:22 pm ET) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera went 4 for 5 in the 9-4 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Cabrera hit two doubles and a triple, falling a home run shy of the cycle. He scored a run and drove in a run, giving him 47 RBI on the season.

Cabrera is on fire right now, hitting safely in 10 of his last 11 games. He's batting .429 with two home runs, nine doubles and 13 RBI over his past 10 games.


White Sox C Geovany Soto perfect at the plate on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:18 pm ET) White Sox catcher Geovany Soto reached base safely in all five plate-appearances in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Red Sox. The veteran backstop went 2 for 2 with three RBI, two runs scored and three walks in the game. 

Soto ripped a two-run double as part of a five-run first inning. He later chipped in a solo home run in the seventh. It was his seventh big fly of the season. 

Soto has been a productive player this season, despite getting partial playing time. Over his last 10 games--five starts--Soto is batting .375 with three home runs and five RBI.


White Sox 1B Jose Abreu belts 16th home run in win Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:10 pm ET) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had a big night at the plate in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Red Sox. Abreu went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored. 

Abreu launched a two-run home run, his 16th longball of the season, in the sixth inning to put Chicago up by five. The play was originally ruled a catch, but Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts tumbled over the short right-field wall, dropping the ball in the bullpen. After a review, the call was overturned, and Abreu was awarded the home run.

Abreu also supplied an RBI double in the eighth inning. He is hitting .341 with two home runs and 10 RBI over his past 10 games. 


Marlins 3B Martin Prado reaches base four times on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:05 pm ET) Marlins third baseman Martin Prado had himself a perfect night at the plate in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Nationals. Prado went 3 for 3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in the game.

All three hits were singles for Prado, who is batting .333 in 11 games since returning from the disabled list on July 17.


Astros' Brad Peacock likely done for the season
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:05 pm ET) Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is likely done for the year, general manager Jeff Luhnow said on Tuesday. 

"Peacock we're still waiting," Luhnow said, per the Houston Chronicle. "I'm not optimistic he's going to make it back any time soon and we still don't know what the right course of action is. There's a couple different doctors working on it. There's another doctor appointment coming up. We'll have to figure out what the best path is for him, but unfortunately it looks like potentially a lost year for him."

Peacock has made one appearance this year. He's suffering from a left intercostal strain. 


Marlins 2B Dee Gordon goes 2 for 3 in return from DL
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:03 pm ET) Fresh off of the disabled list, Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon went right back to making an impact on the basepaths in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Nationals. Gordon went 2 for 3 with a triple and a sacrifice bunt.

He also scored a run and continues to lead the league in hits with 124, despite missing more than two weeks with a thumb injury. Gordon is batting .294 over his past nine games.


Red-hot Joey Votto launches three-run home run in Reds' win
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:58 pm ET) Reds first baseman Joey Votto provided the only significant offense of the game in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals. Votto launched a three-run home run in the sixth inning off Jaime Garcia to break a scoreless tie.

Votto reached base safely in all four plate-appearances on Tuesday, going 3 for 3 with a walk. He drove in three runs and scored two, recording his 19th home run and his 19th double of the season. 

Votto has been on fire at the plate recently, batting a ridiculous .595 with three homers and eight RBI over his past 11 games. Perhaps just as impressive is the fact that he has struck out just once--compared to 12 walks--in those 11 contests.


Mariners' Charlie Furbush throws off mound
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(10:57 pm ET) Mariners pitcher Charlie Furbush returned to the mound on Tuesday. Furbush is on the disabled list with a biceps injury. 

Furbush tested the injury with his first throwing session off a mound since suffering the injury on July 7. 

"Just 10 pitches," Furbush said, per the News Tribune. "This was a, 'Let's see what's happening. Let's see where I am.' Honestly, it was encouraging. It had been a while, but it felt pretty good."

Furbush will throw again on Thursday.


Cardinals' Jaime Garcia posts quality start in first game back off DL
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:55 pm ET) Making his first start since June 24, Cardinals right-hander Jaime Garcia posted a quality start on Tuesday against the Reds. It was all for naught however, as the Cardinals shutout the Reds 4-0. 

Garcia, who missed a month due to a groin injury, allowed three runs on four hits over six innings on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out five, throwing 51 of 80 pitches for strikes. 

Garcia (3-4, 2.00 ERA) crusied through the first five innings, keeping the Reds off the board. But he made his only mistake in the sixth inning, when he served up a three-run home run to Joey Votto, accounting for all of the runs scored against Garcia. 

The veteran right-hander has made eight starts this season and has not allowed more than three runs in any of them. 


 
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