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Athletics P Tyler Clippard earns first save of season Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:24 am ET) After going the first 13 games without a save opportunity, Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard converted his first save chance of the season during the A's 6-3 win over the Angels on Monday.

Clippard entered the game with a three-run lead in the ninth inning, but walked two batters before recording the final out. He also struck out one batter. 


Athletics C Stephen Vogt hits three-run home run Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:19 am ET) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt connected on a three-run home run to help lead the Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Angels on Monday.

Vogt hit the home run off starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker in the third inning of the game. The home run was his only hit for the game. He finished the game 1 for 3 with one walk.


Athletics SP Kendall Graveman only throws 3 innings Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:15 am ET) Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman started Monday's game against the Angels, but only pitched the first three innings.

Graveman started the fourth inning, but was pulled after walking the first two batters of the inning. Over three innings of work, Graveman surrendered four hits and two earned runs, while walking three batters and striking out two.

Despite only throwing three innings, Graveman was able to lower his ERA from 7.27 to 6.94, but he received a no-decision for his effort.

His next start is expected to be Saturday against the Astros.


Angels SP Matt Shoemaker struggles during Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:11 am ET) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker started to struggle during the first inning of Monday's loss to the Athletics and he never improved.

After giving up a run in the first, Shoemaker pitched a scoreless second, but ran into trouble in the third and fourth innings. Shoemaker gave up a three-run home run to Stephen Vogt in the third and failed to get out of the fourth inning after being replaced following a solo home run to Marcus Semien.

Shoemaker (2-1) surrendered five runs on seven hits over three innings. He struck out two and walked three, while taking the loss. It was the first time in his three starts this season that he failed to pitch at least six innings. His ERA rose from 4.38 to 6.46.

His next expected to start will be Saturday against the Rangers. 


Rockies' Nolan Arenado doesn't think wrist injury is serious
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:46 am ET) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado thinks he'll be able to return to the diamond for Tuesday night's game against the Padres. 

According to The Denver Post, Arenado said he started feeling soreness in his wrist just before his final at-bat against the Dodgers on Sunday. That carried over to Monday, which is why he was a late scratch in the lineup. 

“This is nothing chronic, just some soreness,” he said. “I’ve never had this before. I think I’ll be fine.”

Arenado is hitting .311 with three home runs and 10 BRI. 


Rockies' Corey Dickerson has plantar fasciitis
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:41 am ET) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that outfielder Corey Dickerson is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis in his foot, according to The Denver Post

Weiss didn't specify which foot the ailment is in. Weiss also described the issue as "mild" but acknowledged it has the chance to be problematic. 

Dickerson went 0 for 2 with a strikeout in Monday's 14-3 loss to the Padres. Dickerson did not finish the game as Drew Stubbs replaced him during it. 


Rockies C Nick Hundley records 2 hits in loss to Padres
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:28 am ET) Rockies catcher Nick Hundley went 2 for 3 and drew a walk in Monday night's 14-3 loss to the Padres. 

Hundley hit two singles and didn't post any RBI. He now holds a slash line of .289/.341/.342. Hundley was able to record his two hits after going without one in his past two appearances. 


Protective headgear provides peace of mind to Astros' Collin McHugh
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:24 am ET) Although Astros pitcher Collin McHugh has never been hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of an opposing hitter, he said the protective pad he wears inside his hat helps ease his mind, reports MLB.com.

"It covers that spot [that's exposed] when you rotate," McHugh said. "It's hard to get the glove back up there, and the vast majority of injuries happen on that side. Hopefully, I'll never have to see if it works or not. I think it's a great product and something I'll probably never stop wearing."

Despite never being hit in the head, McHugh said it's nice having some form of protection on his head.

"You try not to think about it," he said. "Having something in place just in case is a nice little reassurance. If you get hit in the head, it's never going to be a pleasant experience. If it's the difference in going to the hospital or not, I'll take my chances [and use the pad]."


Padres C Derek Norris hits two doubles in win
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:23 am ET) Padres catcher Derek Norris recorded three hits in five at-bats during Monday night's 14-3 win over the Rockies. 

Norris hit two doubles and a single in the game. He now has five doubles so far this season. Norris notched one RBI and struck out once. He's now batting a slash line of .314/.340/.412.


Padres OF Matt Kemp gets 3 hits in win
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(12:21 am ET) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp went 3 for 4 in Monday night's 14-3 blowout win over the Rockies. 

Kemp hit a double, his fourth of the season, and two singles. He also crossed home plate three times during the game. He totaled four RBI as well. Kemp now has 13 RBI for the season. 

Kemp is now batting .368/.393/.561. 


 
 
 
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