Lucas Duda goes 4 for 4 in first game at first base
Making his first appearance at first base this season,
Duda's four-hit night was his first since Sept. 16, 2011 (also against the Braves), giving him a .241/.348/.454 line with 11 home runs and 23 RBI in 216 at-bats. He had hit .306/.378/.486 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 144 at-bats over 45 career games as a first baseman heading into Monday's game, numbers far above his career .249/.338/.430 line.
Freddie Freeman hits walkoff home run
It was Freeman's second straight three-hit performance, making him 22 of 62 with two home runs and 14 RBI in June. He passed Chris Johnson in this game for the team lead in batting average (.327 in 223 at-bats).
Dillon Gee takes hard-luck loss after ninth-inning homer
Gunning for his first career shutout after throwing eight scoreless innings,
Gee gave up two earned runs on five hits and and one walk while striking out six in 8 1/3 innings. It was his second career complete game. Gee takes a 4.56 ERA into Saturday's start in Philadelphia against the Phillies.
Report: Justin Smoak getting activated
Smoak went 2 for 5 with a double and run scored in his fifth rehab game with Triple-A Tacoma Monday. He has been out since May 30 with a strained oblique muscle.
Tim Hudson allows one run in no-decision
Hudson who is 4-6 with a 4.17 ERA, has posted four straight quality starts. He'll take on the Brewers in Milwaukee Saturday.
Report: Alex Liddi headed to Triple-A
Liddi went 0 for 1 with a strikeout Monday in Anaheim. He's batting .059 over 17 at-bats for the Mariners.
Jimmy Paredes sent down by Astros
Justin Maxwell activated by Astros
Alberto Callaspo adds four to Angels hit parade
Callaspo singled for all four hits and drove in two runs with two runs scored. His single to center in the sixth inning plated Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick.
The No. 7 batter went 4 for 5 and is now batting .250 on the year. Callaspo has gone 6 for 13 over his last three games with four runs driven in. He has four homers and 24 RBI on the year for the Angels.
Barry Zito strikes out eight in no-decision
Zito hadn't struck out more than five batters in a start this season before ringing up eight on Monday. It was his best one-game strikeout total since racking up 10 Ks against the Braves on Aug. 6, 2010. He'll face the Marlins at home Saturday.