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Tigers closer Joakim Soria sets down Yankees in order for fifth save
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(9:38 pm ET) Tigers closer Joakim Soria picked up his fifth save in as many attempts on Monday, setting down the Yankees in order in the ninth inning.

Yankees' CC Sabathia takes hard-luck loss, falls to 0-3 on Monday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(9:35 pm ET) Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (0-3) allowed two runs on seven hits in eight innings on Monday but was outdueled by the Tigers' Alfredo Simon and stuck with the loss. 

Sabathia struck out five and remains winless on the season. 

Sabathia gets credit for a complete game in the loss, the first in the American League this season.

He'll look again for his first win of 2015 Saturday at home against the Mets.


Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon allows one run in 7 1/3 IP for win
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(9:32 pm ET) Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon (3-0) allowed only a solo home run to Mark Teixeira in 7.1 innings of work Monday to outduel CC Sabathia and defeat the Yankees, 2-1.

Simon notched seven strikeouts and did not walk a man.

Simon this season has walked just one batter in 20 2/3 innings.

Simon returns to the mound on Saturday to face the Indians.

D-Backs P Allen Webster on minor-league DL
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(9:26 pm ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Allen Webster was placed on the Triple-A disabled list with shoulder fatigue, according to the Arizona Republic

Webster is with Triple-A affiliate Reno and is expected to miss "a couple of starts." Webster was cut by the Diamondbacks on March 30 and subsequently assigned to Reno. Thus far in 2015, Webster is 0-1 with a 19.29 ERA in two starts. 


Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws BP, to pitch in extended spring
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(9:24 pm ET) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (blister) threw live batting practice Monday at the team's minor league complex in Kissimmee, FL, and is expected to pitch in an extend spring game towards the end of the week, according to MLB.com.

Oberholtzer has been out all season with a blister on his index finger.

He was a candidate late in spring training for a spot in the Astros' starting rotation before the blister issue.

Report: Cardinals to place Bourjos on paternity list, call up Harris
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(9:22 pm ET) The Cardinals will reportedly place outfielder Peter Bourjos on the paternity list and call up pitcher Mitch Harris from Triple-A, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Bourjos has appeared in just five games this season and is 0 for 4 at the plate with three stolen bases. Harris has appeared in four games for Triple-A Memphis, posting a 2.45 ERA with two saves in 3 2/3 innings.


Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy leaves game with foot injury
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9:10 pm ET) Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was forced to leave Monday's game against the Reds after taking a foul tip off his left foot, the team announced. 

Lucroy was replaced by Martin Maldonado at catcher. Lucroy was 0 for 3 in the game before suffering the injury.


Twins shortstop Danny Santana still figuring things out at the plate
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(8:54 pm ET) Twins shortstop Danny Santana hasn't provided the same pop at the plate in 2015 as he did a season ago. So far, Santana is hitting just .195 in 10 games this season after posting a .319 average in 2014 with 41 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases in 101 games.

Manager Paul Molitor thinks Santana is just trying to do too much at the plate, according to MLB.com.

"Strikeouts are such a bigger part of the game and he's trying to fit the role of a good leadoff guy," Molitor said. "I'm not sure what that even is anymore. Obviously, you want the guy to get on base, score runs and be aggressive on the basepaths. But he knows doesn't walk a lot and is trying to improve that. And then he ends up pressing more. He tries to take pitches and then he's not doing well when he falls behind in the count. So it's kind of a catch-22 right now."


A's SP Jarrod Parker expected to begin rehab assignment Thursday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8:52 pm ET) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker will start Thursday for the team's Class-A affiliate, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Parker is trying to recover from Tommy John surgery and recently threw three innings in an extended spring training game. He is still about a month away from joining the Athletics.


Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury struggling with running game
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(8:48 pm ET) Speedy Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is off to a rough start on the basepaths this season, as he was cut down stealing for the third time in five tries on Monday.

Over the last two seasons, Ellsbury has swiped 91 bags while getting caught just nine times.

Ellsbury led the American League in stolen bases in 2008 and was tops in the majors in 2009 and 2013.

 
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