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Padres P Brandon Morrow pitches seven strong innings
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6:48 pm ET) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow picked up his first win of the year in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Dodgers. 

Morrow allowed just one earned run over seven innings pitched. Morrow also struck out five batters during his time in the game. He walked one and gave up five hits. Morrow now has a 2.67 ERA for the season. 

Morrow's next start is projected for May 2 against the Rockies. 


Royals option Aaron Brooks back to Triple-A
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:43 pm ET) The Royals have optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks to Triple-A Omaha after Sunday's game, the team announced. Brooks was called up earlier in the day as the team was allowed an extra roster spot with Kansas City and Chicago finishing Friday's game that was suspended in the ninth inning.

Brooks has an 0-2 record with a 4.70 ERA so far this season for Triple-A Omaha.


Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo still dealing with pain in elbow
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:31 pm ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo is still feeling a noticeable pain in his right elbow on the road to recovery from Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com.

Arroyo underwent the procedure last July and is hopeful to return during the second half of the season at some point. Arizona has a $4.5 million buyout on Arroyo's contract at the end of the season, which is motivating his speedy recovery from the surgery.

"That's why I'd like to get back and maybe make 10 starts the second half of the season to show what I can do," Arroyo said. "That way they have some basis for making a decision."


Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin on track for return this summer
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:28 pm ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin continues to progress his way back from Tommy John surgery last season. The righty missed the entire 2014 season with the injury and is scheduled to make his second simulated game Tuesday before throwing three innings in an extended spring training appearances May 4, according to MLB.com.

If all goes well, Corbin is expected to build his stamina to 90 pitches for a minor league start in mid-May. Manager Chip Hale is targeting June 5 for Corbin to return, according to the report.

"I was just looking at the schedule," Hale said. "[Corbin's] going to throw that simulated on Tuesday. It looks like the first week of June he'll be back pitching on our club."

Corbin can't wait to get back with the team.

"I'm excited, yeah I am," said Corbin. "I'm feeling great. Just can't wait to get back. It has been awhile. It's been 14 months on our calendar since the surgery on Monday. So it will be about 15 months when I come back."


Mets third baseman David Wright set to ramp up activities
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:22 pm ET) Mets third baseman David Wright will continue with his rehab of a hamstring injury this week by ramping up his baseball activities, according to ESPN.com.

Wright is scheduled to field ground balls and do a little bit of running to test his injured hamstring. Wright is currently on the 15-day DL with the injury. He remains hopeful to return to the club before the end of the month. Wright is hitting .333 with one home run and four RBI in 33 at-bats this season.


Royals left fielder Alex Gordon connects for second home run
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:11 pm ET) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 2 for 4 at the plate in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to the Royals Sunday. Gordon connected on a 2-1 pitch from John Danks over the right field wall for a two-run shot, his second of the season. 

Gordon is now hitting .245 with seven RBI in 50 at-bats this season.


White Sox closer David Roberston picks up third save of the year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:04 pm ET) White Sox closer David Robertson worked a two-hit ninth inning, but did not allow a run en route to his third save of the season in Chicago's 5-3 win over the Royals Sunday.

Robertson allowed two singles in the ninth, but his two strikeouts and groundout by Omar Infante was good enough to end the game. Robertson is yet to allow a run in his seven innings of work with 14 strikeouts and just one walk.


White Sox pitcher John Danks strikes out eight in win Sunday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:00 pm ET) White Sox pitcher John Danks allowed three runs on five hits in six innings of work Sunday in Chicago's 5-3 win over the Royals.

Danks, who struck out eight and walked just one, only ran into two issues in his start. He allowed an RBI double to Mike Moustakas in the third to allow a run. Then in the fourth, Danks allowed a two-run home run over the right field wall to Alex Gordon to push the lead to 3-0. 

Before he was officially out of the game, Chicago scored five in the sixth to put him in line for the win. Danks, now 1-2, lowered his ERA to 5.64 in 22 1/3 innings. He will look to keep rolling Friday against the Twins.


Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez strikes out six in losing effort
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:00 pm ET) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed five runs, one earned, on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to the White Sox Sunday. 

Everything fell apart for Volquez in the sixth inning when after two men reached with one out, Volquez threw a wild pitch and then a fielding error allowed a run to score. Adam LaRoche then ripped an RBI single to left center to bring home another run before Conor Gillaspie connected for an RBI single to right to bring home two more runs.

Volquez, who also struck out six with two walks, lowered his ERA to 1.91, but moved his record to 2-2 on the year. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Tigers.


Brewers' Adam Lind slugs third home run Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:50 pm ET) Brewers first baseman Adam Lind went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 6-3 win over the Cardinals Sunday.

Lind, who is 8 for 19 with two home runs during his current five-game hitting streak, smacked his home run to right field in the third inning to give his team a 3-0 lead in a game where the Brewers never trailed. He has hit .318/.387/.561 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 66 at-bats.


 
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