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Closer Koji Uehara earns win Monday in Red Sox walk-off victory
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(10:18 pm ET) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (2-1) rebounded from a blown save on Saturday to throw a pefect ninth inning, striking out two, and earn the win against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Uehara entered a tied game in the top of the ninth inning and was credited with the win when the Red Sox scored in the bottom half.

Angels not concerned about Albert Pujols' slow start
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(10:13 pm ET) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is hitting just .200 in his first 70 at-bats, but manager Mike Scioscia said he's not concerned with Pujols' lack of productivity, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Pujols is coming off a two-hit performance during Sunday's contest and Scioscia said he can see improvement in Pujols.

"Albert, probably his last 10 at-bats, he's hit six rockets and not a lot to show for it," Scioscia said. "He'll be fine."


Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez takes no-decision on Monday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(10:08 pm ET) Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings to take a no-decision Monday against the Red Sox.

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval did the damage off Sanchez, delivering a two-run single in the first inning and adding a solo homer in the fourth.

Sandoval would leave the game with a neck injury.

Sanchez's next start is set for Saturday in Cleveland.


Mets option infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:07 pm ET) The Mets have optioned infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas after four games, the team announced Monday. Muno was moved back to the minors to make room from pitcher Rafael Montero.

Muno went 1 for 6 in four games for the Mets. 


Red Sox SP Joe Kelly gives up five runs in six innings for no-decision
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(10:05 pm ET) Red Sox starter Joe Kelly was touched for five runs on five hits in six innings of work Monday to take a no-decision against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays reached Kelly early as Devon Travis knocked an RBI single and Russell Martin came through with a two-run double in the first inning, putting the Red Sox behind 3-0.

Travis added a solo homer of Kelly in the fourth inning.

Kelly struck out 10 in the game.

Kelly's next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Yankees.

D-Backs P David Hernandez throws in extended spring game
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(10:04 pm ET) Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez allowed an infield hit in an extended spring game appearance this past Saturday, according to MLB.com

It was the first time Hernandez pitched in a game since he had Tommy John surgery a year ago. He threw 13 pitches in one inning. He's expected to pitch in another extended spring game on Tuesday and a total of five. 

Once his extended spring games are over he'll begin a minor-league rehab assignment. 

"I was excited just to feel a part of a team," Hernandez said. "It was just a weight off my shoulders. It felt good to be back out there. The command wasn't anywhere near where I wanted it to be."


Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed still searching for consistency
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(10:04 pm ET) Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is off to at slow start at the plate. The young player is hitting just .125 in 48 at-bats this season.

"Obviously nobody wants to start slow," said Ahmed to MLB.com. "It's a long season, there's a ton of at-bats to come, a ton of games to play. I just wish the last few games I could have put together some better at-bats to help the team win."

Ahmed also struggled with his swing in Triple-A last season as well as Double-A in 2013.

"We're making a lot of demands on him with his swing," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "We're kind of talking to him about some things that we need him to do to be a better Major League hitter. We talked about it in Spring Training, he did it, he's getting a little bit away from it right now. But the main thing, I think, with Nick right now is pitch selection."

Ahmed is trying to not let the struggles get to him.

"Just have to stay level-headed," Ahmed said. "I lean on people that have good advice, and just stay calm and not overanalyze. Just trying to stay even keeled and go out and play."


Indians starter Corey Kluber falls to 0-3 with loss on Monday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(9:57 pm ET) Indians starter Corey Kluber (0-3) gave up six runs (four earned) on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings on Monday to take the loss against the Royals.

Kluber struck out five in the contest and notched his 500th for his career. Kluber reached the milestone in his 80th game with the Indians, the second fastest to do so in franchise history (Herb Score, 68 games).

Kluber, the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner, will look for his first win of the season Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas earns win with five solid innings
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(9:52 pm ET) Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas (2-1) allowed two runs on three hits in five innings Monday to earn the win against the Indians.

The two runs off Vargas came in the fifth inning courtesy of a two-run homer from third baseman Mike Aviles.

Vargas walked five and struck out one in the victory.

Vargas' next start is set for Saturday against the Tigers.

Braves 1B Freddie Freeman ejected against Nationals
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(9:31 pm ET) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was ejected in Monday night's game against the Nationals.  

As seen by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien, Freeman flipped his helmet and said something to umpire Bill Welke after striking out. He wasn't immediately tossed from the game but earned an ejection soon after. 

Chris Johnson replaced Freeman at first base in the sixth inning. 

Freeman finished 2 for 3 and now has a slash line of .254/.321/.493. 


 
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