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Rockies' Drew Stubbs slugs second homer in Game 1 of DH
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:26 pm ET) Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs smacked a two-run home run in his only at-bat in his team's 13-7 loss to the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Stubbs was called upon to pinch-hit in the eighth inning and delivered his second home run of the season; unfortunately, it only reduced his team's deficit to seven runs. The outfielder went 0 for 20 in April but is now 2 for 6 with two home runs in May.


Rockies' Nick Hundley slugs second homer in Game 1 of DH
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:23 pm ET) Rockies catcher Nick Hundley went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 13-7 loss to the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Hundley's hitting streak is now up to 10 games and includes five multihit performances. He picked up his first RBI with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly and added another on a solo home run in the seventh. In the eighth, he knocked a double deep to center field to tally his third RBI for the game, which is a season high for the catcher.

Hundley has hit .343/.390/.529 with two home runs and eight RBI in 70 at-bats.


Reds 1B Joey Votto ejected from Wednesday's game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8:18 pm ET) Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected from Wednesday's game at Pittsburgh after he bumped an umpire, reports ESPN's Baseball Tonight.

Votto was 0 for 2 with one strikeout in the game before being ejected. It is his fifth career ejection.


Rockies' Justin Morneau homers in Game 1 of DH Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:17 pm ET) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 13-7 loss to the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

The Diamondbacks were able to jump out to a 9-0 lead by the end of the fourth inning, but Morneau was able to put his team on the board with a solo home run in the fifth before adding an RBI on a double in the bottom of the ninth to bring home the 20th and final run of the game.

Morneau has hit .291/.322/.453 with three home runs and nine RBI.


Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed reaches three times in Game 1 win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:13 pm ET) Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed went 1 for 3 with two walks and two runs scored in his team's 13-7 win over the Rockies in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Ahmed has had trouble finding offense early in the season, picking up just eight hits in 57 at-bats during April, but he was able to reach base safely multiple times Wednesday like almost everyone else in the Diamondbacks' lineup. Ahmed has hit .152/.253/.167 with four runs scored.


Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock reaches five times in Game 1 of DH
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:09 pm ET) Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock went 2 for 3 with two doubles, three walks, four runs scored and one stolen base in his team's 13-7 win over the Rockies in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Pollock wasn't able to pick up any RBI in the high-scoring game but did just about everything else, scoring runs in the third, fourth, sixth and eighth innings. He drew just six walks in April and hadn't had an extra-base hit in almost three weeks before Wednesday's barrage. Pollock has hit .297/.363/.385 with one home run, eight RBI, 18 runs scored and five stolen bases.


Mariners, Orioles, Royals, D-Backs after Jarrod Saltalamacchia
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(8:08 pm ET) Four teams are in pursuit of signing catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia following his release from the Marlins, according to The Boston Globe

The teams interested in Saltalamacchia are the Mariners, Orioles, Royals and Diamondbacks. The Red Sox, a team Saltalamacchia has played previously for, are not looking to acquire him at this time. 

Saltalamacchia's season is off to about as bad of a start as possible from the plate. Through the first month of the year, he holds a slash line of .069/.182/.207.

The Marlins were interested in trading Saltalamacchia but released him when one never materialized.


Diamondbacks' Tomas drives in three runs in Game 1 of DH
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:03 pm ET) Diamondbacks third baseman Yasmany Tomas went 3 for 6 with three RBI and two runs scored in his team's 13-7 win over the Rockies in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Tomas knocked a run on each of his singles in the third, fourth and sixth innings, giving him his second three-RBI performance in his last five games, with both coming against the Rockies. He has hit .310/.370/.357 with seven RBI.


Padres to start pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne on Thursday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8:00 pm ET) With pitcher Brandon Morrow on the disabled list, the Padres will turn to long reliever Odrisamer Despaigne for Thursday's start agasint the Diamondbacks, reports MLB.com.

It is Despaigne's first start since April 20. In 21 1/3 innings, Despaigne has gone 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA.


Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill racks up four RBI in Game 1 win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7:50 pm ET) Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill went deep again and cranked out four hits, leading his club past the Rockies, 13-7, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at Coors Field.

Hill launched a three-run home run off Christian Bergman in the fourth inning to give Arizona a comfortable nine-run advantage. He also singled in a run in the eighth to pad the lead and finished 4 for 5 with a run scored and four RBI. Hill racked up four RBI in a game for the eighth time in his career and the first time since Aug. 11, 2013, against the Mets. 

Hill has homered twice in his last three games played, and has a hit in each of the last five. He is hitting .242 (15 for 62) with two homers, eight RBI and a .277 on-base percentage in 20 games.


 
 
 
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