Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols dealing with calf tightness
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
1:16 AM
News: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols was removed from Wednesday's game due to minor calf tightness, MLB.com reports.

The injury isn't expected to cost Pujols time, as manager Mike Scioscia expects to have him in the lineup Thursday. The first baseman went 0 for 3 with a walk and an RBI before coming out of Wednesday's game.

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Mike Napoli
Mike Napoli hits home run into fifth deck at Rogers Centre
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS
8/27/2014
News: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning Tuesday at Toronto, helping Boston to an 11-7 win. Napoli's home run went into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, making it the 17th time in stadium history a player has homered into the fifth deck.

"It's always nice to mess around with your teammates and everyone's just going crazy in the dugout," Napoli said, per MLB.com. "But it's just a homer."

Napoli finished 2 for 5 with two runs, one hit by pitch and three strikeouts. He is batting .206 with three doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI, 14 walks, nine runs and 25 strikeouts in 20 August games.

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Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira returns from one-game absence
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
8/26/2014
News: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is right back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, after missing just one day due to a hamstring injury. He is in his usual spot in the lineup, batting fourth and starting at first base for the start of the series.  
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Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera returns to the field
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
8/26/2014
News: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, after getting a few days off to rest a sore ankle.

Cabrera is batting third and starting at first base, the first time he has been in the field since Friday. He got two days off entirely as he was not in the lineup Sunday, ahead of Monday's off-day.

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Chris Davis
Chris Davis blasts 22nd home run
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
8/25/2014
News: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis belted his 22nd home run Monday against the Rays.

Davis struck in the fifth inning. He worked a three-pitch at-bat against Kirby Yates. On the final pitch, Davis clubbed a 91 mph fastball out to right center for a solo shot. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 

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Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer cleared to swing a bat
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
8/25/2014
News: After undergoing an X-ray on his injured hand, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to swing a bat, according to the Kansas City Star on Monday. Hosmer has been sidelined since July 31 with the injury. He is targeting a minor-league rehab assignment in approximately a week.
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Kyle Blanks
Kyle Blanks transferred to 60-day disabled list
Kyle Blanks, 1B, OAK
8/24/2014
News: The Athletics transferred first baseman Kyle Blanks to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Blanks has missed a little more than two months since going on the disabled list, so the move is strictly procedural. He remains out indefinitely while dealing with an Achilles injury.

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Joe Mauer
Joe Mauer drives home three again in lopsided win
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
8/23/2014
News: Twins veteran Joe Mauer achieved his second consecutive three-RBI game Saturday in a pounding of Detroit.

Mauer singled in a run in the first and doubled home two in the second. He also walked twice to sweeten his on-base percentage to .361, its highest point since May 27.

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Brandon Moss
Athletics bench Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick against lefty
Brandon Moss, 1B, OAK
8/23/2014
News: A matchup against tough southpaw C.J. Wilson has Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Josh Reddick out of the lineup Saturday night.

Moss is in a 0-for-12 slide. Reddick has just 15 hits in 83 at-bats against left-handers this season.

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Jon Singleton
Jon Singleton hits late homer in win
Jon Singleton, 1B, HOU
8/23/2014
News: Astros first baseman Jon Singleton had just one hit Friday against the Indians, but it was a big one in a 5-1 win.

Singleton went 1 for 4 in the game, and his lone hit was a late three-run home run to clinch the game. He scored just once while striking out twice in the game.

Singleton has been a solid power source for the Astros, but contact issues have impacted him as a rookie. He is hitting .187/.290/.374 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 70 games. 

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