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Rockies C Nick Hundley plates two runs in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1:02 am ET) Rockies catcher Nick Hundley was one of the few bright spots in his team's 7-6 defeat to San Diego.

Hundley tripled in a run in the fourth inning to open the scoring for Colorado. Down two runs in the ninth, he sliced the deficit in half with a leadoff solo home run off San Diego closer Craig Kimbrel, but it wasn't enough. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He is hitting .310 with one home run and three RBI on the year.


Padres INF Clint Barmes goes deep for first HR of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:58 am ET) Padres infielder Clint Barmes launched his first home run of the season during Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Rockies in Colorado.

Barmes launched a solo home run in the third inning off Tyler Matzek and drew a walk in the fifth inning. Cory Spangenberg entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Barmes, ending his night. He finished 1 for 1 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .333 (8 for 24) with two doubles, a home run and an RBI this season.


Rangers 1B Prince Fielder hits first home run of 2015
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:57 am ET) First baseman Prince Fielder connected for his first home run of the season on Tuesday, a two-run blast. 

The homer helped break open the Rangers' lead in the eighth inning in their win over the Diamondbacks. 

Fielder added an RBI double in the first inning and now has nine multi-hit games this season.


D-Backs P Chase Anderson settles for no decision after seven strong
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:56 am ET) Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson gave up one run on three hits in seven innings but settles for a no decision Tuesday against the Rangers.

Anderson lowered his ERA on Tuesday from 4.09 to 3.00. He's still without a decision this season.

Anderson's next start is set for Monday against the Rockies.

Rangers starter Nick Martinez allows one run in six IP for no decision
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:52 am ET) Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez allowed one run on five hits in six innings Tuesday to pull a no decision against the Diamondbacks.

The earned run was his first allowed this season, exiting the game with a 0.45 ERA.

Martinez's next start is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, against the Athletics.

Padres C Derek Norris collects two more hits vs. Rockies
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:51 am ET) Padres catcher Derek Norris enjoyed his third consecutive game with at least two hits, leading his club to a 7-6 victory over Colorado.

Norris doubled in the third, reached base on a throwing error in the fifth and capped his night off with a doubled to deep right center that scored two runs. He finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .500 (7 for 14) with four doubles and three RBI over his last three games. Norris is hitting .321 (18 for 56) with nine runs scored, seven RBI and two walks in 15 games.


Yankees pitchers Chris Capuano, Ivan Nova making progress on rehab
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(12:50 am ET) Yankees lefty Chris Capuano (right quadriceps) is scheduled to throw two innings Wednesday in his first extended spring training game and could return in mid-May, while Ivan Nova (right elbow surgery) threw 35 pitches in his third batting practice session and will throw in a simulated game on Friday.

Padres' Wil Myers reaches base four times vs. Colorado
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:45 am ET) Padres center fielder Wil Myers reached base four times and racked up three hits in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over Colorado.

Myers singled in the fifth, doubled in a run in the seventh and singled in a run in the eighth. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI. He has two three-hit games this season, all of which have come over the last five days. He is hitting .313 (20 for 64) with six doubles, a home run and 10 RBI over 15 games.


Rockies' Tyler Matzek issues six walks in no-decision vs. San Diego
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:38 am ET) Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek endured some command issues and was unable to factor into the decision Tuesday night at home against San Diego.

Matzek allowed a solo home run to Clint Barmes and a run-scoring single to Matt Kemp in the third inning for his only blemishes of the evening. He was charged with two earned runs on four hits and six walks while striking out three over five innings of a 7-6 defeat. Of his 85 pitches, 44 were strikes.

Matzek has allowed only four earned runs over his first 15 innings pitched in three starts. He will look to get back on track and pick up his second win of the season Sunday at home against San Francisco. Matzek allowed one earned run over six innings of work against the Giants on April 15.


Padres closer Craig Kimbrel escapes shaky outing with save No. 5
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:30 am ET) Padres closer Craig Kimbrel escaped a shaky outing with the save Tuesday night against Colorado.

Pitching in Coors Field, the right-hander surrendered a solo home run to Nick Hundley to open the ninth inning. He settled down by striking out Wilin Rosario and retiring Corey Dickerson and Daniel Descalso to secure a 7-6 victory.

Kimbrel has converted all five of his save opportunities to start the year. He owns a 2.45 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and an 8:3 K:BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings.


 
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