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Reds SS Zack Cozart lowered to seventh in Saturday order
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:55 am ET) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has certainly played a role in his team's recent struggles at the plate. His role has changed for the Saturday game in Cleveland, where he will be bat seventh.

Cozart assumed that spot three times this year. He began the season batting eighth, but was moved up due to a strong start. His current 1-for-20 slide has his average down to .278, its lowest point in six weeks.


1B Logan Morrison with two RBI in Mariners win
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(11:50 am ET) Mariners 1B Logan Morrison went 1 for 4 with two crucial RBI in his team's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Morrison is hitting .224/.302/.399 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 143 at-bats this season.


Reds OF Marlon Byrd grabs some pine Saturday in Cleveland
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:49 am ET) Unless he emerges from the bench Saturday in Cleveland, Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd will not get a chance to break from his recent swoon. He is set to sit for the first time since May 3.

Byrd is 1-for-21 over the last five games and hitless in his last three. His .201 average is at its lowest point since May 5.


Brewers bench LF Khris Davis on Saturday against Braves
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:39 am ET) Brewers outfielder Khris Davis has shown signs of emerging from his slump, but he likely won't have a chance to prove he's completely back in stride Saturday in Atlanta. He is out of the lineup.

Davis has hits in his last two games, including one that drove in two runs Friday night. But overall he is on a 4-for-33 slide. He has 18 strikeouts in 18 games this month.


Astros' George Springer continues multi-hit streak
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(11:37 am ET) George Springer is on an absolute tear for the Astros as of late. The right fielder extended his multi-hit streak to three games in a 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.

Springer went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. In his last three games, he is hitting .500/.538/.750 with three doubles in 12 at-bats.


Rangers 2B Tommy Field records two hits, two RBI against Yankees
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(11:32 am ET) Rangers second baseman Tommy Field had his second multi-hit game of the season in his team's 10-9 win over the Yankees on Friday.

Field was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI. The performance brought his batting average to .267 in 30 at-bats on the season.


Blue Jays RF Chris Colabello remains hot Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:30 am ET) The resurgence of Blue Jays right fielder Chris Colabello continued Friday night with his eighth multi-hit game since his promotion on May 6.

Colabello slammed three hits, including a two-run homer off Mariners closer Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning that made things interesting. He also singled twice to sweeten his already-sweet slash line to .381/.431/.556.

The blast gave him his first two-RBI game of the season.


Giants 1B Brandon Belt remains on roll with upper-deck HR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:19 am ET) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt homered and had three hits for the fourth time in six games Friday at Colorado. He went 3 for 5 with one double, two runs, two RBI and one strikeout.

Belt connected for a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Kyle Kendrick. It was his fourth home run, which have all come in the last six games. Friday's home run landed in the upper deck at Coors Field.

"It's almost like you were hitting a T-ball," Belt said, per MLB.com. "You hear the crack of the bat and you know which way it's going."

Belt has been on an offensive tear since early May. He is batting .403 in his last 17 games, raising his average from .214 to .317 in that span. Belt also has a .459 on-base percentage, .746 slugging percentage, 1.206 OPS, one triple, nine doubles, 11 RBI and 17 runs in his last 17 games.


Reds' SP Raisel Iglesias to start in place of Cueto on Sunday
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(11:18 am ET) Raisel Iglesias will start in place of Johnny Cueto for the Reds when they take on the Indians on Sunday, per August Fagerstrom of MLB.com.

Iglesias (1-0) has a 3.94 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 16 innings this season.


Reds' Johnny Cueto will not make scheduled start on Sunday
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(11:14 am ET) Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto will miss his scheduled start against the Indians on Sunday, per August Fagerstrom of MLB.com.

Cueto has been bothered by general stiffness since his seven inning performance against the Royals on May 19.

Cueto (3-4) has a 3.03 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 65.1 innings this season.


 
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