Rays pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser tosses one inning in Class A rehab
Riefenhauser, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, walked two batters and struck out one, but did not allow a hit. Riefenhauser has made two appearances this season, allowing three runs in 1 1/3 innings of work, but has not pitched since April 23 when the injury occurred.
Rays infielder Ryan Brett begins Class A rehab assignment Sunday
Brett, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, has played in just three games for Tampa Bay this season and has been out of action since April 22.
Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday collects three RBI on Sunday
Holaday did his damage in the first inning when he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. Holaday ripped a doubled to left field off of Roberto Hernandez, scoring all three runs and doubling his RBI total for the season.
Holaday is now hitting .308 in 13 at-bats this season.
Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera blasts 11th home run of the season
Cabrera did his damage in the ninth inning when he crushed the first pitch he saw from Luke Gregerson over the left center field wall for a solo home run, his 11th of the season.
Cabrera is now hitting .344 with 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Astros DH Evan Gattis blasts ninth home run of the season
Gattis got things going in the first inning when he ripped a triple to right field, scoring two runs, his second of the season. Then in the sixth, Gattis blasted a solo shot off of Anibal Sanchez to left center field, his ninth of the season.
Gattis, who also drew one walk, is now hitting .201 with 28 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
Pirates 3B Josh Harrison on a tear at the plate of late
"It looks like a guy that's having fun playing the game again," Huntington said Sunday. "Just showing up with energy every day and trying to do everything in his power to help a club win versus trying to justify. It’s fun to watch him get back out there and be the guy he is."
Harrison extended his hitting streak to 11 on Sunday and noted his contract may have factored into his early struggles.
"The contract could have played a little into it," he said. "It's no secret I knew I was a contract guy. But that doesn't make me approach the game any different. It's just a matter of, you know, I got off to a rough start."
Harrison is now hitting .261 with 14 RBI in 157 at-bats this season.
Mets pitcher Dillon Gee unclear of role when activated from DL
"I don't know what to think about it," Gee said. "I kind of raised that, I felt like I am just wasting bullets trying to get over 100 pitches in a minor league rehab game. I am doing what they want me to do.
"Obviously you wondered what the roles will be, because all the roles are all filled," Gee said. "He's (Syndergaard) pitched really well, so he deserves to be here as well. I wonder the same thing as most of you... what’s going to happen."
Gee is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 30 1/3 innings of work this season.
Giants pitcher Jean Machi preserves bullpen on Sunday
Machi was called on early when starter Tim Hudson struggled to find the zone and was knocked around. He helped to keep San Francisco was digging deeper into the bullpen, manager Bruce Bochy said per CSN Bay Area.
"Machi saved us," Bochy said. "I thought he had some of his best stuff, too. He should feel good about that and the fact that he did give us those innings."
Machi now has a 4.63 ERA in 23 1/3 innings of work this season.
Rangers DH Prince Fielder continues hot hitting with two RBI
Fielder, who also singled twice, did his damage in the first when he doubled to deep center field, driving home a run. Fielder singkled to right in the seventh to collect his second RBI. Fielder is tearing the cover off the ball, hitting a blistering .358 with 32 RBI in 176 at-bats this season.
Yankees catcher Brian McCann leaves with foot injury on Sunday
Manager Joe Girardi said he was a little concerned with the injury, but won't know more about it until Monday. McCann went 1 for 4 with two RBI in Sunday's game before exiting. He said after the game he is planning on playing in Monday's game against the Royals.
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