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Rays' Tim Beckham drives in winning run Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:58 am ET) Rays infielder Tim Beckham continues to show his potential in the big leagues. Beckham ripped a two-run double in the eighth inning off Miguel Castro to break a 2-2 tie. 

"I was just hoping I had a chance to get another at-bat, man," Beckham said to MLB.com. "I struck out twice tonight looking. I wasn't too happy about that. That's not what I like to do. Nobody likes to do it. But I definitely don't like to strike out looking. Just wanted to get another AB, and another opportunity to hit the ball hard. Hopefully some runners on base and get some RBIs."

Beckham was given the green light to swing on a 3-0 count and delivered.

"I didn't get it clean off the barrel, but I put a good swing on it," Beckham said. "He was throwing the ball pretty hard. Thought I had enough to get it out of here."

Beckham is hitting .275 with five RBI in 40 at-bats this season.


Dodgers' Andre Ethier smacks second home run of 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:54 am ET) Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier went 3 for 4 at the plate in Los Angeles' 11-8 win over the Padres Saturday.

Ethier, starting for the injured Yasiel Puig, found success early and often, slugging a home run in the first inning off of Ian Kennedy to drive in Jimmy Rollins, his second of the season. Ethier then doubled in the fifth inning and singled to center in the eighth to drive in another run.

Ethier is now hitting .353 with six RBI in 34 at-bats this season.


Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe connects for first home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:51 am ET) Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe went 1 for 5 at the plate in Los Angeles' 11-8 win over the Padres Saturday. Uribe did his damage in the fifth inning when he smashed a 1-1 pitch from Ian Kennedy over the right field wall for a two-run home run, his first of the season.

Uribe is now hitting .244 with three RBI in 45 at-bats this season.


Dodgers' Howie Kendrick rips third homer of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:48 am ET) Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick went 1 for 5 at the plate in Los Angeles' 11-8 win over the Padres Saturday.

Kendrick did his only damage in the fifth inning when he ripped a 2-2 pitch from Ian Kennedy over the center field wall for a two-run home run, his third of the season. Kendrick is now hitting .308 with 12 RBI in 65 at-bats this season.


Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez continues to roll at the plate


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:45 am ET) Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 2 for 5 at the plate in Los Angeles' 11-8 win over the Padres Saturday.

Gonzalez got going early when he smacked a double to right field in the first inning and was eventually driven home on a Carl Crawford double. He kept rolling in the second when he took an Ian Kennedy pitch over the right field wall for a three-run blast, his seventh of the season.

Gonzalez is hitting a blistering .403 on the season with 18 RBI in 67 at-bats this season.


Padres right fielder Wil Myers cracks third home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:42 am ET) Padres right fielder Wil Myers went 1 for 5 at the plate in San Diego's 11-8 loss to the Dodgers Saturday. Myers connected for his third home run of the season to lead off the first inning Saturday when he smacked a 1-1 pitch from Brandon McCarthy over the center field wall.

Myers is now hitting .272 with 12 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.


Padres' Justin Upton smacks two home runs in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:40 am ET) Padres left fielder Justin Upton went 2 for 3 at the plate in San Diego's 11-8 loss to the Dodgers Saturday. Upton got things going early with a two-run shot off of Brandon McCarthy in the first over the right field wall.

Upton did it again in the sixth, taking McCarthy to center field on an 0-2 pitch for a three-run shot, his fifth of the season. Upton continues to swing a hot bat, raising his average to .303 with 13 RBI on the season, five on Saturday, in 66 at-bats on the year.


Mets shortstop Juan Lagares post 4 for 4 day in win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:32 am ET) Mets shortstop Juan Lagares went an impressive 4 for 4 at the plate in New York's 8-2 win over the Yankees Saturday. Lagares, who also scored three times, boosted his average to .296 on the year and credits his recent success to staying patient at the plate, according to MLB.com.

"I just try to do too much sometimes," Lagares said. "When I swing at strikes, I get good results. That's it. It's a great feeling. It's one of those days when you feel good out there and make good swings."

Manager Terry Collins has also been impressed with Lagares' recent success and wants to move him up in the order.

"I don't necessarily think Juan is an RBI guy," Collins said. "I think when he starts to have good at-bats, he's a top-of-the-order guy, which we hope to get him back in that spot."


Giants catcher Andrew Susac connects for first home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:21 am ET) Giants catcher Andrew Susac went 2 for 5 at the plate in San Francisco's 5-4 win over the Rockies Saturday in 11 innings. Susac found success in the fourth inning when he ripped a 1-1 pitch from Jorge De La Rosa over the left field wall for a solo shot, his first of the year. 

Susac, who also added a double, boosted his average to .385 with one RBI in 13 at-bats this season.


Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell adds another home run Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:16 am ET) Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell went 1 for 6 at the plate in San Francisco's 5-4 win over the Rockies Saturday in 11 innings. 

Maxwell ripped a 2-2 pitch from Scott Oberg over the right field wall to drive home Buster Posey, his third home run of the year. Maxwell, who also struck out twice, is hitting .308 with nine RBI in 39 at-bats this season.


Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez cracks another homer Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:13 am ET) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez went 1 for 5 at the plate in Colorado's 5-4 loss to the Giants Saturday in 11 innings. 

Gonzalez did his only damage in the sixth inning when he ripped a 1-0 pitch from Tim Hudson over the center field wall for a solo home run, his second of the season. Gonzalez boosted his average to .197 with six RBI in 66 at-bats this season.


Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki cracks second home run of 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:10 am ET) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 2 for 5 at the plate in Colorado's 5-4 loss to the Giants Saturday in 11 innings. 

Tulowitzki did his damage in the third inning when he ripped an 0-1 pitch from Tim Hudson over the left field wall for a solo home run, his second of the season. He boosted his average to .303 with nine RBI in 66 at-bats this season.


Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar cracks first home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:07 am ET) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar went 1 for 5 at the plate in Minnesota's 8-5 win over the Mariners Saturday.

Escobar did his only damage in the fourth inning when he ripped a 3-2 pitch off James Paxton over the left center field wall for a solo home run, his first of the season. Escobar, who also struck out twice, boosted his average to .171 in 35 at-bats this season.


Padres RHP Ian Kennedy mashed in return from injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:57 am ET) Perhaps Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy should get a mulligan for his disastrous start Saturday against the Dodgers. After all, it was his first outing after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Kennedy was clobbered for eight earned runs on eight hits, including three homers, in 4 1/3 innings. He walked one and fanned two.

The Dodgers teed off from the start as Andre Ethier socked a two-run blast and Carl Crawford added a run-scoring double in the first inning. A three-run tater by Adrian Gonzalez in the second gave Los Angeles a 6-3 lead. Kennedy also surrendered a two-run homer to Howie Kendrick in the fifth before his merciful removal.

He will have his first shot at redemption Friday against visiting Colorado.


Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson rips second home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:56 am ET) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson went 2 for 5 at the plate in Seattle's 8-5 win over the Twins Saturday.

Jackson found success in the fifth inning when he doubled to left field off of Tim Stauffer, but was left stranded after Seth Smith flied out to end the inning. Then, Jackson ripped an 0-1 pitch off Aaron Thompson over the left center field wall for a two-run home run.

Jackson is now hitting .275 with four RBI in 69 at-bats this season.


Twins closer Glen Perkins notches fourth save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:52 am ET) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Minnesota's 8-5 win over the Mariners Saturday, leading to his fourth save of the season.

Perkins allowed one hit on an infield single by Willie Bloomquist, but finished things off by getting Austin Jackson to groundout to third base. Perkins lowered his ERA to 1.29 in seven innings of work with seven strikeouts and no walks.


Rockies closer Adam Ottavino remains perfect Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:47 am ET) Rockies closer Adam Ottavino did his job Saturday night. If his bat-wielding teammates had done the same, he might have earned a victory against San Francisco.

Ottavino pitched a scoreless tenth inning, allowing a walk and hit before getting Brandon Belt to ground out. The right-hander maintained his perfect 0.00 ERA in the process through 10 appearances. He has given up just three hits in 10 1/3 innings on the year.


Mariners pitcher James Paxton earns another loss Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:46 am ET) Mariners pitcher James Paxton allowed four runs, one earned, on five hits in 4 2/3 innings of work in Seattle's 8-5 loss to the Twins Saturday.

Paxton's defense betrayed him against Minnesota when he put two runners on base in the first inning before allowing a walk with the bases loaded to bring home a run. Paxton then gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Rscobar in the fourth inning.

Paxton then couldn't get out of the fifth inning, when after Trevor Plouffe reached on an error with Joe Mauer on first, Mauer scored on a Nelson Cruz single to center. Paxton gave up one more RBI single to Kurt Suzuki before getting pulled.

Paxton, now 0-2 on the year, boasts a 6.86 ERA in 19 2/3 innings this season. He will look to get back on track Thursday against the Astros.


Sizzling Giants OF Angel Pagan batters Rockies again


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:43 am ET) There is apparently something about seeing a pitcher wearing a Rockies uniform on the mound that makes Giants outfielder Angel Pagan very happy.

Pagan slugged four more hits Saturday night against Colorado. That gives him 12 in the last four games against his NL West rivals. He singled and scored in the first and added a double and two more singles.

Not that he hasn't been knocking around hurlers from other teams. Pagan owns a slash line of .355/.390/.447 and has 10 hits in his last five games.


Angels closer Huston Street earns another save Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:36 am ET) Angels closer Huston Street worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Los Angeles' 4-1 win over the Rangers Saturday.

Street allowed just one hit and needed 16 pitches to earn his seventh save of the season. He is yet to allow a run in seven innings of work with eight strikeouts and two walks.


Giants closer Santiago Casilla blows first save Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:34 am ET) Giants closer Santiago Casilla has been shaky at times this season, but he had yet to blow a save.

That is, until Saturday.

Casilla was 5-for-5 when he entered with one out and the bases empty in the ninth against Colorado. He allowed successive singles to Nick Hundley and DJ LeMahieu before a fielder's choice tied the game. A caught stealing prevented further damage.

The left-hander has surrendered one run in three of his last seven appearances.


Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis picks up another loss Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:31 am ET) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis allowed two runs on four hits in five innings of work in Texas' 4-1 loss to the Angels Saturday. 

Lewis, who added four strikeouts and two walks to his totals, worked into the sixth inning, but was unable to record an out after allowing three consecutive batters to reach base. He was credited with two runs allowed after Roman Mendez allowed a single to Albert Pujols to bring home a run and then C.J. Cron to single home two more.

Lewis, now 1-2 on the year, boasts a 3.75 ERA in 24 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Athletics.


Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa has encouraging Saturday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:27 am ET) Rockies southpaw Jorge De La Rosa certainly made progress Saturday night despite being limited to five innings.

De La Rosa, who was clobbered for seven runs on nine hits in two innings in his 2015 debut Monday after coming off a groin injury, worked his way through give against the Giants. He yielded two runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. His current 11.57 ERA looks mighty fine compared to the 31.50 with which he entered the game.

The lefty settled down after allowing a run-scoring double to Buster Posey in the first. He yielded one hit in the next two innings and a home run to Andrew Susac in the fourth before escaping a jam in the fifth.

De La Rosa will make his third start of the year Friday against San Diego.


Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson allows one run in no decision Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:26 am ET) Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson allowed one run on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work in Los Angeles' 4-1 win over the Rangers Saturday.

Wilson allowed his only run in the fourth inning when Adrian Beltre scored after Elvis Andrus stole second base.

Wilson, who added four strikeouts and three walks to his totals, ran into his only issue when he loaded the bases in the sixth inning. Wilson got Adam Rosales to pop out to short before getting pulled from the game. Reliever Vinnie Pestano came on to finish things off without allowing a run.

Wilson, who remains 1-2 on the year, now boasts a 3.12 ERA and will look to pick up another win Friday against the Giants.


Giants RHP Tim Hudson saddled with no-decision Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:18 am ET) Giants starter Tim Hudson got through seven innings Saturday night, but he would have to pitch a little better or go four more innings to have a shot at a victory.

Hudson performed well against Colorado, though, allowing three earned runs on eight hits with no walks and two strikeouts. His team required 11 innings to subdue the Rockies.

The right-hander was victimized by the long ball, surrendering solo shots to Troy Tulowitzki in the third and Carlos Gonzalez in the sixth. He had only allowed one home run in 18 innings pitched previously this season. But he would have notched his first win had closer Santiago Casilla not blown a one-run lead in the ninth.

Hudson has pitched better than his 0-2 record indicates. He owns a decent 3.91 ERA that he will try to lower Friday night against the Angels.