Padres OF Will Venable drives in two runs during loss to Angels
Venable went 1 for 3 from the plate and hit a two-run single in the seventh inning that scored Jedd Gyorko and Yangervis Solarte. Venable also drew a walk during the game.
For Venable, he now has 10 RBI this season.
Venable has a batting average of .444 in his past five games. For the season, he holds a slash line of .293/.361/.467.
Angels 1B Albert Pujols drives in winning run in Monday's game
With two outs in the ninth inning and the bases loaded in a 3-3 tie,
The single was his only hit in five at-bats during the game. It was his 17th career walkoff hit and first this season. The Padres intentionally walked Mike Trout to get to Pujols.
Prior to his one-hit game Monday, Pujols was hitting .259 with two home runs in his last seven games.
Angels OF Matt Joyce collects two hits in Monday's win
Joyce is 9 for 32 with five RBI over his last 11 games. During that time, he has raised his average from .144 to .176. He has also reached base in seven of his last eight games.
Padres SP Tyson Ross allows 10 hits in Monday's loss
Despite surrendering a season-high 10 hits during Monday's 4-3 loss to the Angels,
Ross allowed three runs (two earned) on 10 hits over six innings of work. He struck out seven batters and walked one. He was in line for the loss, but the Padres tied the game in the seventh inning. Ross lowered his ERA from 3.93 to 3.84 ERA.
Ross (2-4) has not surrendered more than three runs in 9 of his 10 starts this season. His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday against the Pirates.
Padres 1B Yangervis Solarte gets second straight multi-hit game
Solarte hit an RBI double to left field in the seventh inning that scored Will Middlebrooks. It snapped a five-game streak where Solarte had not notched an RBI. The double was Solarte's 10th of the season.
This was the second outing in a row that Solarte recorded a multi-hit game.
Solarte now holds a slash line of .283/.331/.399.
Angels SP Jered Weaver strikes out seven in Monday's win
Weaver struck out seven batters and walked one and he received a no-decision for his effort. The one run Weaver allowed came in the seventh. After getting the first two outs, Weaver was lifted with Will Middlebrooks on second, who scored on a Yangervis Solarte double off Jedd Gyorko. Weaver (3-4) did lower his ERA from 4.37 to 4.06. The no-decision broke his three-game winning streak.
Monday's start was Weaver's fourth-consecutive quality start after only having two in his first six starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday against the Tigers.
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Mariners 2B Robinson Cano endless hitless streak, grabs two RBI
Cano produced two RBI singles, one in the first and one in the eighth, to help propel Seattle to the win.
"Hopefully we start from today," said Cano to the Associated Press.
Manager Lloyd McClendon was happy for his slugger to snap out of it.
"There's nothing like positive results," McClendon said. "The guy's track record is so good, you know he's going to hit. You're just waiting on when. It does show how good we can be from a lineup standpoint when he's hitting."
Cano is now hitting .253 with 13 RBI in 178 at-bats this season.
Diamondbacks pitcher Oliver Perez adjusting delivery
Perez's delivery tends to vary from pitch to pitch, leading to his inconsistency. Perez is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 10 innings of work this season.
"We're trying to calm him down with all the different windups he uses," Hale said. "Once he gets in the game, he speeds up and seems to want to go to the Luis Tiantone and the quick pitch. … It's hard to be consistent with the release point when you're doing all those different things."
Perez also has 13 strikeouts with just four walks on the year.
"I'm looking at everything with my mechanics," Perez said. "We're really looking at video and trying to get a good rhythm in my bullpens. It's one of those times when you have to work."
Braves trying to trade third baseman Alberto Callaspo
"They said lets wait til [Tuesday] and see what happens," Callaspo said, per the team's radio network.
Infielder Pedro Ciriaco started at third base in place of Callaspo during Monday's game and went 2 for 4 with one RBI.
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