Orioles 1B Chris Davis doubles, homers, collects 3 RBI on Sunday
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First baseman Chris Davis
doubled, homered and collected three RBI on Sunday to help lead the Orioles past the Red Sox.
Davis broke Sunday's win wide open with a two-run double in the third inning and added a solo homer in the sixth.
Davis now has two homers and six RBI over his last three games.
Miguel Cabrera goes deep for Tigers in win
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera
went 3 for 4 in Sunday's win over Cleveland. Cabrera drove in three runs, including a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
"You don't have to do too much," Cabrera said to MLB.com. "If you're trying to say, 'OK, I'm trying to hit a double, home run,' it's not going to happen. When you've got speed in front of you and they get on base, you have to take advantage, make something happen. We did that a lot today and it worked for us."
Cabrera is now hitting .377 with three home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Albert Pujols to DH for Angels on Sunday
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The Angels flip-flopped positions for two regulars on Sunday. Albert Pujols
, who has started at first base in 17 of the team's 18 games, will play designated hitter.
C.J. Cron, who has 13 starts at DH, will play first base.
The Angels are -144 favorites at home against Texas.
Athletics expect call up Max Muncy to play mostly third base
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Athletics manager Bob Melvin likes what he's got in prospect Max Muncy
, who played in his first game after being called up Saturday. Melvin expects to primarily use Muncy at third base
with his infield battling a multitude of injuries, reports MLB.com.
"He can play a little first, he can play a little third, and with [Eric Sogard] being able to play all the positions, it's probably going to be mostly at third," said Melvin. "He's a grinder. He made an impression right away. You know he can hit, and he's coming in here swinging the bat well. We've always felt he was quite the hitter.
"Moved him over to third to make him a little bit more versatile, especially with [Matt] Olson in the system. We like what we saw this spring."
Muncy went 1 for 4 in the game with a single and a strikeout.
Twins' Paul Molitor considering Joe Mauer in leadoff role
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Twins manager Paul Molitor is looking for a spark at the top of the batting order
. He thinks that spark may be in his top player, Joe Mauer
, according to MLB.com.
"I had him potentially doing that," Molitor said. "I had him also hitting second behind [Brian] Dozier. There were points made regarding Dozier's propensity to be able to score runs last year and Joe hit behind him quite a bit, so we talked about different combinations of how to get those guys in there."
Mauer has never hit lead off in his career.
"You can go to your sabermetrics experts and a lot of times they're going to come up with Joe at the top of the lineup, and I understand that. How that would play in terms of him getting a chance to get hits with men in scoring position and do some other things that he's been doing pretty well, I'm not sure."
Mauer is hitting .271 with five RBI in 59 at-bats this season.
Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli hits first homer of season
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News: Mike Napoli
got off the schneid on Saturday, hitting his first home run of the season on his 57th at-bat in the Red Sox loss to the Orioles.
Napoli went 3 for 4 in the game to raise his average to .143.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hits fifth homer in six games
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In their lopsided loss to the Mets on Saturday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira
stayed hot with another home run -- his fifth in six games.
Saturday's blast for Teixeira was a seventh-inning solo shot off Mets starter Matt Harvey.
Rays' James Loney hits homer on Friday after return from DL
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News: James Loney
returned from the disable list on Friday and hit his first home run, a two-run shot, since Sept. 9 in the Rays' victory over the Blue Jays.
"It's fun being back out there again," Loney said. "I'm just glad it's over."
Loney's 15-day stint for a strained right oblique was his first-ever trip to the DL.
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak hits second HR in three games in Friday's loss
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After entering the game as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning, first baseman Justin Smoak
connected for a ninth-inning solo home run in the Blue Jays' loss to the Rays on Friday.
It was his second home run in three games.
Carlos Santana drives in two in Indians' Friday win
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Indians first baseman Carlos Santana
drove in two runs in Friday's win over Detroit. Santana went 1 for 3 with a double and two walks. He scored three times and increased his average to .222 with 10 RBI.