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Jean Segura, Aramis Ramirez both pound three hits for Brewers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:56 pm ET) The woeful Brewers lost again Saturday night, but they can take at least a bit of solace that two of their key players had big games.

Both leadoff hitter Jean Segura and veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez slammed two singles and a double.

The effort of the latter was particularly encouraging. Ramirez has emerged from a four-game hitless streak to hit safely in four of his last five. The multi-hit game was only his second since the opener.

Segura, on the other hand, has been pretty much raking all year. He has been the subject of trade rumors and his hot hitting can only raise his stock.


Twins' Paul Molitor considering Joe Mauer in leadoff role
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:48 pm ET) Twins manager Paul Molitor is looking for a spark at the top of the batting order. He thinks that spark may be in his top player, Joe Mauer, according to MLB.com.

"I had him potentially doing that," Molitor said. "I had him also hitting second behind [Brian] Dozier. There were points made regarding Dozier's propensity to be able to score runs last year and Joe hit behind him quite a bit, so we talked about different combinations of how to get those guys in there."

Mauer has never hit lead off in his career.

"You can go to your sabermetrics experts and a lot of times they're going to come up with Joe at the top of the lineup, and I understand that. How that would play in terms of him getting a chance to get hits with men in scoring position and do some other things that he's been doing pretty well, I'm not sure."

Mauer is hitting .271 with five RBI in 59 at-bats this season.


Matt Holliday slugs first homer as Cardinals roll
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:47 pm ET) It took Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday 52 at-bats this season to nail his first dinger, but he certainly made it count. Two of his teammates occupied the bases when he clobbered one Saturday night in a defeat of Milwaukee.

The power outage has not limited his production. Holliday boasts a fine slash line of .358/.437/.434. and now has 10 RBI.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy won't throw until Wednesday after cortisone shot
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:40 pm ET) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy received a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder and will not be able to throw until Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter said per CSN Baltimore.

Hardy, who rejoined the team Saturday, is still on the 15-day DL with the shoulder injury and has not yet played in a rehab game on his road to recovery.


Brewers starter Wily Peralta improves, but loses again
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:35 pm ET) Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta pitched better Saturday night, but the result was the same.

Another defeat for him and Milwaukee.

Peralta allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings against St. Louis with two walks and four strikeouts. But now he is winless in three decisions.

The outing was still encouraging considering he began the evening with a 5.68 ERA and had surrendered 10 runs on 18 hits in his previous 12 innings pitched.

Peralta cruised after allowing a two-run triple to Kolten Wong in the second. He allowed five hits the rest of the way and worked out a jam in the sixth.

He is set to start again Friday against the host Cubs.


Twins pitcher Trevor May leaves after line drive bounces off his arm
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:33 pm ET) Twins pitcher Trevor May was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Mariners after taking a line driver off his arm, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

With one out in the third, May gave up a liner to third baseman Kyle Seager, who ripped it right back to him. May tried to stay in the game, but was replaced by Tim Stauffer. He allowed two runs on three hits with five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings against Seattle.


Orioles' David Lough hits walk-off homer in 10th inning on Saturday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(10:32 pm ET) David Lough's first home run of the season was a 10th-inning walk-off winner that lifted the Orioles over the Red Sox on Saturday.

Lough entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch runner and then came around to bat in the 10th to hit the game winner.


Red Sox closer Koji Uehara can't hold lead in 10th, blows first save
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(10:25 pm ET) The Red Sox rallied to hand closer Koji Uehara a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday but the right hander squandered it to blow the save against the Orioles.

Adam Jones tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly before David Lough won it with a walk-off homer for Uehara's first blown save of the season.

Rays' Desmond Jennings leaves game Saturday with knee soreness
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:16 pm ET) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with knee soreness, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings left in the eighth inning after going 1 for 3 with two strikeouts. He is considered day to day with the injury. He's hitting .222 with two RBI in 63 at-bats this season.


Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli hits first homer of season
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(10:14 pm ET) Mike Napoli got off the schneid on Saturday, hitting his first home run of the season on his 57th at-bat in the Red Sox loss to the Orioles.

Napoli went 3 for 4 in the game to raise his average to .143.

 
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