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Mariners' Nelson Cruz rips two homers, walk-off single in win Sunday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(8:01 pm ET) Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz went 3 for 6 at the plate Sunday with two home runs and the game-winning walk off single in the ninth to lead Seattle to an 11-10 win over the Rangers.

Cruz got things going early with a solo homer in the first over the left center field wall on a 1-0 pitch from Ross Detwiler. Cruz then homered again in the third, again off Detwiler, over the left field wall for a three-run shot, his eighth of the season.

Cruz then came up in the ninth with the game tied at 10 and the bases loaded after Texas intentionally walked Robinson Cano. Cruz ripped a 2-2 pitch to left field, bringing home the winning run.

Cruz is now hitting .354 with 14 RBI in 48 at-bats this season.


Rangers pitcher Ross Detwiler allows five runs, earns no decision
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7:57 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Ross Detwiler allowed five runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings of work in Texas' 11-10 loss to the Mariners Sunday. 

Detwiler struggled early and often, allowing two home runs in the first inning to Austin Jackson and Nelson Cruz. Then in the third, Detwiler put two men on for Cruz, who ripped the first pitch he saw over the left field wall for a three-run home run. Detwiler allowed two more hitters to reach base before getting the hook.

Detwiler, still 0-2 on the year, now boasts an 11.68 ERA and will look for his first win of the season Sunday against the Angels.


Mariners pitcher James Paxton tagged for seven runs in ND Sunday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7:57 pm ET) Mariners pitcher James Paxton allowed seven runs on nine hits in just 2 2/3 innings in Seattle's 11-10 win over of the Rangers Sunday.

It all fell apart for Paxton in the third inning when the first four batters of the inning reached base safely, leading to a run. Then with the bases loaded, Shin-Soo Choo grounded out to bring home another run. Texas continued to peck away at Paxton, scoring five runs all on singles or fielder's choices. Jake Smolinski then smacked a two-run home run over the left center field wall. The Rangers added another run before Paxton was pulled.

Paxton, still 0-1 on the year, now boasts a 5.40 ERA and will look for his first win of the year Saturday against the Twins.


Dodgers INF Justin Turner posts career-high four hits on Sunday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(7:55 pm ET) Infielder Justin Turner had a career-high four hits Sunday in the Dodgers' win over the Rockies.

Turner went 4 for 5 with an RBI in the game and is now 6 for 15 (.400 avg.) on the season.

Blue Jays OF Dalton Pompey apologizes for defensive woes
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7:45 pm ET) Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey has been struggling at the plate and in the field, and after the team's loss to Atlanta on Sunday, the rookie said he has been playing "somewhat scared," per MLB.com. 

Pompey misplayed a fly ball in the first inning of the game that allowed three runs to score and later made a poor throw over the head of third baseman Josh Donaldson, allowing another run to come home. The rookie, who is hitting .188, apologized to his teammates and fans at the start of his postgame media availability. 

"It's really tough," Pompey said. "I'm trying to come here and make a difference on this team. I found ever since the season started, I've been playing somewhat scared just because I don't want to make a mistake."


Blue Jays hopeful Jose Reyes, Devon Travis will play Tuesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7:32 pm ET) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is hopeful shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) and second baseman Devon Travis (rib) will be able to play Tuesday against the Orioles, according to SportsNet.

Reyes has been out since Friday with the injury and is expected to be re-evaluated before the game Tuesday. He is hitting .324 with five RBI in 37 at-bats. Travis left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch in the first inning. The team later confirmed Travis does not have a fracture to his rib. 

He currently leads the team with a .356 batting average in 45 at-bats.


Nationals CF Denard Span says he's 'full strength' after return
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7:29 pm ET) Denard Span made his season debut for the Nationals on Sunday after missing the first 12 games with a core injury, and made his presence felt quickly with a hit and run scored, per MASN Sports. 

Span's return to the lineup came sooner than many expected, and after playing his first game in months, the center fielder said he's nearly 100 percent, although he admitted being a bit winded after scoring from second base on a hit.

"I think I'm full strength. I'm not as quick as I was last year, I guess, (at) this time," Span said. "It's still a process. I am going to continue to get stronger, I think, as time goes on, but I feel good running."


Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler throws five strong innings in loss
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(7:09 pm ET) Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits in five innings against the Dodgers on Sunday and took the loss.

Butler's runs were surrendered in the second inning on consecutive RBI doubles from Scott Van Slyke and Joc Pederson

Butler returns to the mound on Friday against the Giants.

Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy moves to 2-0 with six strong innings
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(7:06 pm ET) Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy (2-0) scattered three hits, all singles, and did not give up a run in six innings in his win over the Rockies on Sunday.

McCarthy fanned six in the victory.

McCarthy's next start is set for Friday in San Diego.

Closer Luke Gregerson nabs second save of season for Astros
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7:04 pm ET) Closer Luke Gregerson continued his solid start to the season, notching his second save of the year in the Astros' 4-3 win over the Angels on Sunday. 

Gregorson still hasn't allowed an earned run this season and only needed nine pitches to retire the side in order in the bottom of the ninth.  


 
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