Tigers' Alex Avila to start at first base Saturday
Avila is filling the void left by first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain on Saturday. Avila has only played out of the catcher position this season, where he has started 21 games to date.
Avila is hitting .194 with two home runs and eight RBI in 62 at-bats this season.
Tigers purchase contract of INF Jefry Marte to fill void
With first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list, the
The 24-year-old Marte was hitting .271 with 13 home runs and 55 RBI in 288 at-bats in Triple-A this season.
Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera placed on 15-day DL
Cabrera -- on the disabled list for the first time in his career -- left Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning while running the bases. He was 2 for 2 with a RBI prior to the injury.
Cabrera is hitting .350 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 277 at-bats this season.
Giants LF Ryan Lollis makes season debut against Nationals
Lollis, who will bat in the seventh spot of the lineup, was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday. He has a career .291/.359/.398 slash line over seven seasons in the minors.
Nationals CF Denard Span out of lineup Saturday
Span, who is just taking a day off and is not injured, will be replaced by Michael Taylor in center field and in the leadoff spot.
Span has been hot with his bat lately, hitting .381 with eight hits over his last six games.
Preston Tucker gets two hits, two RBI in Astros' win
Tucker hit his 13th double of the year and recorded his 19th RBI.
Tucker had his first multi-hit and multi-RBI game since June 18.
Wilmer Flores has three hits for Mets
Flores was 1 for 14 in his previous four games. He broke out of the mini slump with his first three-hit game of the season.
Flores tied the game with an RBI single in the fourth inning and set up the winning run with a ninth-inning single.
Dodgers' Howie Kendrick sees seven-game hit streak snapped
Kendrick struck out once and saw his seven-game hitting streak come to an end. Kendrick hit .500 with 1.224 OPS over the streak.
Adrian Gonzalez hits home run in Dodgers' loss
Gonzalez ended a seven-game home run drought with his first homer since June 24. He went 1 for 4 with his 14th homer and 49th RBI.
Dodgers' Kenley Jansen suffers first loss of year
Jansen entered a tie game in the ninth and gave up a double, single and sacrifice fly in his first three batters.
Jansen gave up a run for the third consecutive game.
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