Joe Mauer
Joe Mauer remains without timetable for return
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
7/10/2014
News: Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony confirmed that first baseman Joe Mauer will not be able to return immediately after the All-Star break, MLB.com reports.

Mauer has showed some slight improvement in his recovery from an oblique injury, but remains without a timetable for return.

"They're optimistic about his recovery," Antony said. "Things are going well. They're still trying to work on getting the soreness out of there. Until he does that he can't really get back to the things he needs to. So right now, there is no timetable."
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Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu slugs homer No. 28
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
7/10/2014
News: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu moved back into a tie for first in the home run race Wednesday, as he clubbed his 28th homer of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Abreu opened the game with a solo shot in the first inning, and ended up finishing the game 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run. It was his third home run in the last nine games, and gave him 28 for the season, to go with 70 RBI.

Abreu is hitting .284/.333/.627 in 306 at-bats through the first 78 games of his rookie season.

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Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer homers, reaches four times in win
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
7/10/2014
News: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer reached base four times Wednesday, in a 5-4 win over the Rays.

Hosmer extended his hitting streak to nine games by going 1 for 2 with a home run, but he did extra damage without swinging the bat. Hosmer walked four times and scored twice in the win.

Hosmer has struggled through the first half of the season, but is hitting .400 with eight walks over his last nine games. He is hitting .260/.310/.366 in 369 at-bats overall.  

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Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira blasts two home runs Wednesday
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
7/10/2014
News: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira blasted two home runs Wednesday against the Indians.

Teixeria's first dinger came in the fourth inning. Teixeira led off the inning against Josh Tomlin, and hit a 77 mph curveball out to right for the solo shot. He struck again the following inning. With one man on, Teixeira hit an 89 mph fastball from Tomlin out to right for the two-run shot. Teixeira finished 2 for 6, with two runs scored and three RBI. 

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Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols pops 20th home run
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
7/9/2014
News: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 20th home run Wednesday against the Blue Jays. 

Pujols hit a go-ahead shot in the seventh inning. He worked a four-pitch at-bat against Aaron Loup. On the final pitch, he smashed a 94 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. Pujols also singled in the game. He finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI. 

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Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera 'earned a day off'
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
7/9/2014
News: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers for the first time all season. As manager Brad Ausmus put it: "Miggy's earned a day off."

"I think he's the one guy who hasn't had a day off all year," Ausmus said, per MLive.com. "The best time would have been Sunday if they hadn't changed it to a night game, because historically he and David Price, the numbers are in Price's favor. But when they changed it to a night game, it kind of changed my thought process.

"It's tough to play matchups with Miggy because he hits most people. We're playing outside the division. We're actually playing outside the league, if you want to get technical. So that was kind of the thought process behind it."

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Nick Swisher
Nick Swisher knocks two-run home run Tuesday
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE
7/8/2014
News: Indians first baseman Nick Swisher went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Yankees Tuesday.

Swisher has smacked home runs in back-to-back games, and he's managed to pick up a hit in four straight games despite continuing to have issues with making contact (two strikeouts Tuesday). Swisher owns a .198/.286/.339 line with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 257 at-bats.

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Brandon Moss
Brandon Moss back out of Oakland lineup Tuesday night
Brandon Moss, 1B, OAK
7/8/2014
News: Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss is absent from the lineup Tuesday for the game against San Francisco. He had returned to the lineup Monday night after missing two games with an ankle ailment.

Moss, who is hitless in his last seven at-bats, is on pace to rack up about 120 RBI this season.

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Jon Singleton
Jon Singleton homers, reaches four times in win Monday
Jon Singleton, 1B, HOU
7/8/2014
News: Astros first baseman Jon Singleton went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double, a home run and four RBI in his team's 12-7 win over the Rangers Monday.

Singleton was just 1 for 24 over his previous seven games before exploding Monday, knocking a three-run home run in the fourth inning and adding an RBI double in the eigth. He has hit .188/.284/.385 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 117 at-bats.

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Chris Davis
Chris Davis smacks 14th home run Monday
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
7/7/2014
News: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis went 1 for 5 with a two-run home run in his team's 8-2, 11-inning win over the Red Sox.

Davis was just 4 for 40 since hitting his last home run on June 23, and he was 0 for 4 Monday before slugging his two-run shot in the 11th inning. It's been a disappointing season for Davis, who continues to hover around the Mendoza line by hitting .201/.317/.394 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in 264 at-bats.

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