Diamondbacks' David Peralta hits key two-run triple on Thursday
Peralta, who went 2 for 4 on Thursday, is batting .371 with a double, two triples and one home run over his last 10 games.
Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki extends hit streak to 15 games
The former All-Star is batting .373 with a homer and nine RBI over the 15-game streak. He has now reached base safely in 30 straight games, which also a career-best.
Mariners sign C Erik Kratz to minors deal
Kratz will provide catching depth to a team that already has Mike Zunino and Jesus Sucre on the big-league roster.
Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock slugs 10th home run in win Thursday
Pollock cooled off a bit after a torrid three-week period. But he's starting to pick it back up again at the plate, as he is batting .282 with two longballs over his last 10 games.
Rockies SP Chris Rusin pitches well in loss on Thursday
Rusin (3-3) gave himself an early 1-0 lead when he drove home a run with a single in the fifth. But then he surrendered a solo home run to A.J. Pollock to leadoff the sixth inning.
Rusin then got the next two batters out, but walked Welington Castillo. Aaron Hill reached on an uncharacteristic error by Nolan Arenado. Then David Peralta cashed in with a two-run triple, accounting for the damage done to Rusin on the night.
Still, this makes three consecutive starts of three earned runs or less for Rusin.
Athletics C Josh Phegley records double, two RBI in win
Phegley got the scoring started on Thursday with a double in the bottom of the first inning that brought teammates Ben Zobrist and Billy Butler around to score.
Phegley is hitting .280 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 107 at-bats this season.
Diamondbacks' Jeremy Hellickson goes seven strong in victory
The only run Hellickson allowed on Thursday came on an RBI single by the opposing pitcher.
Hellickson (6-5, 5.06 ERA) needed only 87 pitches to get through his seven innings, and this was his seventh quality start in his last nine outings.
Athletics SS Marcus Semien slams seventh home run of year
Semien hit a solo blast off Mariners starter Roenis Elias in the fifth inning to put his team up 3-0. He finished the game 1 for 3 with a RBI.
The home run was Semien's first in 158 at-bats.
Mariners SP Roenis Elias gives up three runs in loss to A's
Elias allowed three runs on just three hits, but was outduled by A's starter Scott Kazmir, who threw eight scoreless inning. Elias struck out seven batters, but picked up his sixth loss of the season.
Elias (4-6) has a 4.27 ERA with 64 strikeouts and 25 walks in 78 innings this season.
Twins' Miguel Sano gets first career hit in debut on Thursday
"I feel really happy, not for the single, but for my team winning tonight," Sano said, per MLB.com. "It's my goal to try to win a lot of games this year."
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