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Brewers OF Ryan Braun drives in four runs in Friday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:23 am ET) Outfielder Ryan Braun went 3 for 3 at the plate to help lead the Brewers to a 11-0 win over the Braves on Friday.

Braun also drove in four runs during the game, two of which came in the first inning when he hit a two-run home run off Eric Stults.

Braun is 8 for 20 with three home runs and 11 RBI in his last six games. During that time, he has raised his average from .252 to .273.


Yankees' Didi Gregorius, Garrett Jones hit first HRs of season
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:19 am ET) Yankees infielder Didi Gregorius and outfielder Garrett Jones hit their first home runs of the 2015 season in Friday night's 10-9 loss to the Rangers. 

Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning. He's now hitting .217/.278/.278. Jones went yard with a three-run shot in the eighth inning that trimmed Texas' lead to two runs at the time. 

Jones is now slashing .171/.190/.317. 


Braves SP Eric Stults gives up seven runs in Friday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:17 am ET) Braves pitcher Eric Stults failed to get past the fourth inning during Friday's 11-0 loss to the Brewers.

Stults allowed seven runs on three hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. The seven runs were a season high for Stults. He also walked five batters and struck out five. His biggest mistake was surrendering a two-run home run to Ryan Braun in the first inning.

Stults has given up 12 runs in his last two starts and he has not pitched past the seventh inning in any of his eight starts this season. Stults started in place of Alex Wood, who was scratched due to an illness.


Braves expect Alex Wood (virus) to make next start
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:09 am ET) Although Braves pitcher Alex Wood was scratched from Friday's start, manager Fredi Gonzalez said he expects Wood to make his next start Wednesday at the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports the team's radio network.

A stomach virus caused Wood to miss Friday’s start.


Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland hits HR in second straight game
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:03 am ET) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland hit his fourth home run of the season in Friday night's 10-9 win over the Yankees. 

For Moreland, it's the second consecutive game he's hit a homer as he also hit one in Thursday's win over the Red Sox. Moreland, who went 2 for 4 against the Yankees, has now recorded a hit in six consecutive games. 

Moreland is slashing .321/.394/.543 for the season. 


Rangers' Prince Fielder goes yard twice in win over Yankees
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder hit two home runs during Friday night's 10-9 win over the Yankees. 

Fielder had a huge game, going 2 for 5 from the plate with four RBI and two runs scored. His first home run came in the third inning and also scored Delino DeShields and Shin-Soo Choo. He then came back in the seventh to hit a solo homer. 

This gives Fielder seven home runs for the season. This is the third time in his past five games that Fielder has recorded a multi-hit game. 

Fielder is now slashing .341/.397/.521 this season. 


Marlins place Henderson Alvarez, Mat Latos on disabled list
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) After throwing five innings during Friday's 8-5 loss to the Orioles, the Marlins placed pitcher Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced.

Alvarez is suffering from right shoulder inflammation. During Friday's start, Alvarez allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits. He struck out two batters and walked four. He is now 0-4 with a 6.45 ERA. Prior to Friday's start, it was revealed that Alvarez had been pitching with a torn UCL for years.

In addition to Alvarez, the team also placed starting pitcher Mat Latos on the 15-day disabled list Friday. Latos is dealing with left knee inflammation. He surrendered six runs during his last start Thursday.

The team is expected to call up pitchers Andre Rienzo and Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A on Saturday, reports the Miami Herald


Yankees P Michael Pineda struggles in loss to Rangers
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda gave up seven runs — four earned — in Friday night's 10-9 loss to the Rangers. 

Pineda gave up eight hits and one walk while striking out four. He gave up two home runs — one to Prince Fielder and one to Mitch Moreland. He now has a 3.59 ERA this season. 

After five consecutive games with three earned runs or less, Pineda has hit a bit of a skid with nine in his last two, along with 18 total hits. Pineda's record is still a strong 5-2 with not a lot to be concerned about with him despite his past two outings.

Pineda's next start is projected for May 27 against the Royals. 


Rangers go with Ross Ohlendorf late, he picks up save
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) With Shawn Tolleson not available, the Rangers relied on Ross Ohlendorf in Friday's save situation. 

Ohlendorf came through, recording his first save of the season in Friday night's 10-9 win over the Yankees. 

Ohlendorf struck out two batters but allowed a home run and a walk. This was the first run Ohlendorf has allowed this season in three innings. He now holds a 3.00 ERA. 


Indians 2B Jason Kipnis collects three hits in Friday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 3 for 4 at the plate to lead the Indians to a 7-3 win over the Reds on Friday.

Kipnis scored two runs and also drove in two runs and walked once during the game. He is now batting .337 on the season.

Prior to his three-hit game Friday, Kipnis had been hitting .222 with no RBI in his last five games.


 
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