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Have your hitters been letting you down? Scott White breaks down five of the best borderline starts (i.e. Josh Harrison, Denard Span) and sits for Week 8. Full Story
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Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko benched for Monday game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:39 pm ET) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is set to sit Monday night against the host Angels. Cory Spangenberg will play the position.

Gyorko has been struggling for the second straight year. His latest hitless slide is 10 at-bats as his slash line has been weakened to .202/.275/.323.


Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (shoulder) scratched from start
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5:36 pm ET) Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy , who was scheduled to make a start at Double-A Bowie on Tuesday, was scratched Monday with shoulder tightness, per MASNSports. 

Bundy, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2013, will see a doctor Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury, which could be shoulder tendinitis. 

Bundy hasn't worked more than three innings in any of his 8 minor league starts, where he is 0-3 with a 3.68 ERA. 


Royals' Alex Rios goes 0 for 5 in Triple-A rehab game Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:36 pm ET) Royals right fielder Alex Rios went 0 for 5 while serving as a designated hitter in his rehab debut with Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

Rios is working his way back from a fractured left hand. He was 9 for 28 with one home run, eight RBI and two stolen bases in seven games before suffering the injury.


Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto expected to miss just one start
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:35 pm ET) Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto is expected to miss just one start with right elbow stiffness, manager Bryan Price said on Monday per The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cueto was examined further on Monday after missing his scheduled start on Sunday against the Indians. It was reported to be worse than first anticipated, but Price believes he will be back this week. Cincinnati's ace is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings of work this season.


Giants' Hunter Pence collects three hits Monday vs. Brewers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:29 pm ET) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a stolen base in his team's 8-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Pence opened his team's series in Milwaukee in fine form, capping a seven-run sixth inning with a two-run double after scoring a run himself earlier in the frame. He's done a great job at the plate since coming back from a broken arm, hitting .342/.390/.500 with one home run, nine RBI and one stolen base in 38 at-bats.


Dodgers SP Brandon Beachy to pitch simulated game Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:28 pm ET) The Dodgers have announced that sidelined starter Brandon Beachy is set to throw another simulated game Wednesday, then will be on to Camelback Ranch to continue his rehab.

Beachy has been out since August 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. There is no set timetable for his return, but he could be closing in on a rehab assignment sometime in June.


Giants' Nori Aoki homers, steals base Monday vs. Brewers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:26 pm ET) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki went 4 for 4 with a walk, a home run, two RBI , two runs scored and a stolen base in his team's 8-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Aoki smacked a solo home run in the third and was able to contribute an RBI single during a seven-run sixth inning. His fourth hit could have been ruled an error, but the scorer ultimately gave the visiting leadoff man an infield hit in the eighth inning. Aoki has hit .312 with two home runs, 15 RBI, 20 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 170 at-bats.


Giants' Tim Lincecum allows four runs in win vs. Brewers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum picked up a win on Monday, giving up four earned runs on five hits and three walks in five innings while striking out four in his team's 8-4 victory over the Brewers.

Lincecum (5-2) came into the game with three scoreless performances in his last four starts, but the Brewers were able to notch two runs on Khris Davis solo homers in the first and third innings before adding two runs on another homer in the fifth. The offense was able to pick up the starter in the top of the sixth by exploding for seven runs to take the lead for good.

Lincecum owns a 2.56 ERA and 40:24 K:BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Braves at home on Saturday.


Brewers RF Ryan Braun blasts 12th home run of the season
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun went 1 for 3 at the plate in Milwaukee's 8-4 loss to the Giants on Monday. Braun did his damage in the fifth inning when he blasted a two-run home run off of Tim Lincecum over the left center field wall, his 12th of the season.

Braun, who also struck out once and drew one walk, is now hitting .272 with 36 RBI in 151 at-bats this season.


Brewers LF Khris Davis blasts a pair of solo home runs Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Brewers left fielder Khris Davis went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate in Milwaukee's 8-4 loss to the Giants on Monday.

Davis started things off in the first inning when he blasted a solo home run over the right field wall off of Tim Lincecum. Then in the third, Davis did it again, this time taking Lincecum to left center field for his fifth home run of the season.

Davis is now hitting .245 with 16 RBI in 140 at-bats on the season.


 
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