Padres' Yangervis Solarte has four-hit game in win on Wednesday
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Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte
recorded his second career four-hit game in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Mets. Solarte went 4 for 5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
The strong night at the plate gives Solarte a .343 batting average over his last nine games.
Padres 1B Yonder Alonso contributes solo home run in win
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Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso
went 2 for 5 with a double and a home run in the 7-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday. Alonso's solo home run gave the Padres a five-run advantage in the third inning.
The home run was Alonso's fourth of the year, and the second in his last five games.
D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt extends hit streak to 11 games
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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt
pushed his hitting streak up to 11 games with a 2 for 5 effort in the 8-2 win over the Mariners on Wednesday. Goldschmidt also drove in a pair of runs and scored a run on the afternoon.
Over the course of the streak, Goldschmidt is batting .429 (15 for 35) with a home run and five RBI. He has also walked 13 times in the 11-game span, compared to just six strikeouts.
Mets 1B Lucas Duda crushes three solo home runs on Wednesday
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First baseman Lucas Duda
was responsible for all the Mets' offense in the 7-3 loss to the Padres on Wednesday. Duda busted out his first career three-homer game, blasting a trio of solo bombs over the right-field wall.
Duda is locked in at the plate right now, as he has gone deep seven times in his last four games.
Dodgers-Marlins trade involving Mat Latos, Michael Morse on hold
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The trade sending Mat Latos
and Michael Morse
from the Marlins to the Dodgers appears to be on hold. Both Latos and Morse are in uniform
at Marlins ballpark on Wednesday.
The deal, which would send three minor-leaguers back to the Marlins, was supposedly agreed to earlier on Wednesday. But neither team has commented on the trade, and it is not exactly known what is causing the delay.
Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo delivers two-run homer in win Wednesday
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo
came through in the clutch with a big two-run home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rockies. Rizzo's blast gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead in the third inning, and they were able to hang on for the victory.
The homer, Rizzo's 17th of the year, was his only hit of the afternoon. The young star has been struggling at the plate over the last few weeks, as he's hitting just .132 with two RBI over his past 10 games. His season average has dropped from .294 to .279 over that stretch.
Braves' Freddie Freeman connects on two-run homer run in loss
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In just his third game back from the disabled list, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman
went deep for his 13th home run of the year. It was his only hit of the game, as the Braves dropped the game 7-3 to the Orioles.
His two-run home run gave the Braves an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but it wouldn't last, as the Orioles scored three in the bottom half en route to their victory.
Red-hot Joey Votto launches three-run home run in Reds' win
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Reds first baseman Joey Votto
provided the only significant offense of the game in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals. Votto launched a three-run home run in the sixth inning off Jaime Garcia to break a scoreless tie.
Votto reached base safely in all four plate-appearances on Tuesday, going 3 for 3 with a walk. He drove in three runs and scored two, recording his 19th home run and his 19th double of the season.
Votto has been on fire at the plate recently, batting a ridiculous .595 with three homers and eight RBI over his past 11 games. Perhaps just as impressive is the fact that he has struck out just once--compared to 12 walks--in those 11 contests.
Brewers 1B Adam Lind returns to lineup on Tuesday
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Brewers first baseman Adam Lind
has returned to the starting linuep
for Tuesday's matchup with the Giants. Lind has not played since leaving Saturday's game with a back injury.
Lind himself indicated his back had improved on Monday, but the Brewers opted to give him an extra day. He's back in there on Tuesday, hitting cleanup against Matt Cain and the Giants.
Rockies option 1B Wilin Rosario to Triple-A on Tuesday
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Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario
was optioned to Triple-A Alburquerque
on Tuesday, MLB.com reports. This is the second time this season Rosario has been demoted to the minors, as he was sent down on at the end of April.
Rosario has posted decent numbers for the Rockies in 2015. He owns a .273 batting average, though he has just five home runs this season.