Cubs' Kris Bryant using walks to contribute while searching for power
Mariners' Logan Morrison reaches base four times, extends streak
Morrison doubled in the second, doubled again in the fourth, drew an intentional walk in the sixth and singled in the eighth. He finished 3 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored in a 5-4 victory. Morrison has three games with at least two hits during his streak. He is hitting .500 (13 for 26) with three doubles, one triple, three homers, five RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games.
Angels 1B Albert Pujols uncorks fifth HR of season
Pujols took Seattle starter James Paxton deep for a two-run home run in the opening frame. He reached base three times and finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a single, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in a 5-4 victory. He is hitting .239 with 12 RBI and a .314 on-base percentage in 25 games.
Angels' Huston Street collects first win of season
Street, who picked up his first win of the season on Tuesday, owns a 0.90 ERA, a 0.80 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB ratio over 10 innings of relief. He has converted all nine of his save chances.
Rays' Jake McGee tosses perfect inning in 14 pitches
Yankees' Girardi: Ellsbury has 'been unbelievable at the top of the order'
Ellsbury finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and one RBI. He has 17 hits over his last 32 at-bats and is hitting .418 since April 18.
"Hard to imagine you can be hotter than he is," manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday's game, per NJ.com. "He's been unbelievable at the top of the order."
Rays' Casey Gillaspie goes deep twice in Class A game
"It's kind of hit or miss," Gillaspie told MiLB.com after the game. "I feel like some games I've felt good and there's been some where I haven't felt so good. I'm battling right now, but I'm staying with my approach, trying to simplify things as much as possible over the last week.
"I've been able to not do too much on mistake pitches and just tried to hit those mistakes. You've got to talk yourself up and not get down on yourself."
Angels SP Garrett Richards goes seven strong in no-decision
Richards allowed a run-scoring single to Mike Zunino in the second inning for his only blemish of the evening. He yielded one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings of work in a 5-4 walk-off victory.
Richards is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts. He will seek his third win of the season Sunday at home against the Astros.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon wants better pitching in middle innings
Mariners' James Paxton settles for no-decision vs. Angels
Paxton permitted a two-run home run to Albert Pujols in the opening frame for his only damage of the evening before settling down. He was charged with two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one over seven innings of a 5-4 defeat. Of his 91 pitches, 51 were strikes.
Paxton has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last three starts, but has yet to pick up his first win of the season. He will seek win No.1 on Tuesday at home against San Diego.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom's strikeout rate is down early in the season, and Chris Towers takes a look at the numbers at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
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On Tuesday's episode of the podcast, the guys talk about the latest batch of hitters to get hot.
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