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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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Braves OF Joey Terdoslavich (wrist) collects two hits in rehab game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:09 pm ET) Braves outfielder Joey Terdoslavich went 2 for 4 with one RBI and a double during a rehab assignment game for the team's Class A affiliate Monday.

Terdoslavich is on the disabled list with a wrist injury. He has not played for the Braves this season.


Marlins to recall pitcher Jose Urena to start on Tuesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:06 pm ET) Marlins pitcher Jose Urena will be recalled on Tuesday to start Miami's game against the Pirates, the team announced on Monday.

Urena tossed three innings for Miami in April, posting a 9.00 ERA. He has spent most of the season in Triple-A New Orleans where he has a 4-0 record and a 1.21 ERA in six starts. 


Padres RP Brandon Maurer settling into late-inning role
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:00 pm ET) Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer has not allowed a run in his last 10 outings and pitching coach Darren Balsley said Maurer has found his role in the seventh inning, reports MLB.com.

"I think it's one of the most pivotal innings in baseball… especially when you have the lead," Balsley said.

Maurer has only surrendered four hits over his last 11 games and he has a 2.14 ERA on the season.

"He's doing a really good job," Padres manager Bud Black said. "With each successful outing he gains that confidence. This guy has good stuff; fastball, slider, changeup. I think he found early Major League niche in the bullpen with the Mariners. We've continued that role here. This guy has a good arm and pitches."


Josh Donaldson goes deep in Blue Jays' win
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(9:50 pm ET) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run in Monday's win over the White Sox. 

Donaldson went 2 for 3 and scored three times. He walked once and hit his tenth home run of the season. He drove in his 29th run. 


Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton blasts 13th home run of the year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(9:49 pm ET) Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2 for 4 at the plate in Miami's 4-2 loss to the Pirates on Monday. Stanton got things going early when he ripped an RBI single in the first off of Charlie Morton. 

Then in the third, Stanton blasted a solo home run to right field off of Morton, his 13th of the season. Stanton is now hitting .234 with 42 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.


Chris Colabello drives in two runs for Blue Jays
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(9:47 pm ET) Blue Jays left fielder Chris Colabello drove in two runs in Monday's win over the White Sox.

Colabello went 1 for 4 and scored once, driving in his twelfth run of the year. Colabello has driven in runs in three of his last four games and has two RBI in two of the last four.  


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez blasts ninth home run of the season
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(9:47 pm ET) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez went 2 for 4 at the plate in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday. 

Alvarez did his damage in the sixth when he crushed a David Phelps pitch to left center field for a solo home run, his ninth of the season. Alvarez is now hitting .241 with 21 RBI in 133 at-bats this season.


Justin Smoak homers, drives in three in Blue Jays' win
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(9:44 pm ET) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak hit a two-run home run in Monday's win over the White Sox. 

Smoak homered for the first time since April 24. He went 2 for 3 and drove in three runs. He now has three homers and 11 RBI on the season. 


Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli blasts first home run of the year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(9:44 pm ET) Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli went a perfect 2 for 2 at the plate in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday.

Cervelli did his damage in the second inning when he ripped a three-run homer off of David Phelps over the right field wall, his first of the season. It was his first home run since August 13 of last year and just the 11th in his eight-year career.

Cervelli, who also walked once, is now hitting .316 with 13 RBI on the season.


Gordon Beckham, Melky Cabrera get hits for White Sox
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(9:42 pm ET) The White Sox managed just four hits in Monday's shutout loss to Toronto. 

Third baseman Gordon Beckham went 1 for 4. Left fielder Melky Cabrera went 1 for 3. Avisail Garcia went 1 for 1, and Emilio Bonifacio went 1 for 3. 


 
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