Rockies' Justin Morneau homers in win over Diamondbacks
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Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau
hit his second home run of the season in Monday night's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Morneau hit a three-run homer in the first inning that also scored Corey Dickerson and Troy Tulowitzki. Morneau finished the game 2 for 3 with three RBI and a run scored. He also drew a walk.
Morneau is now hitting .297/.338/.438.
Braves 1B Freddie Freeman ejected against Nationals
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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman
was ejected in Monday night's game against the Nationals.
As seen by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien, Freeman flipped his helmet and said something to umpire Bill Welke after striking out. He wasn't immediately tossed from the game but earned an ejection soon after.
Chris Johnson replaced Freeman at first base in the sixth inning.
Freeman finished 2 for 3 and now has a slash line of .254/.321/.493.
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman bumped to second in lineup
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Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been moved up to second
in the batting order for Monday's game against the Braves, the team announced. It's the first time this season Zimmerman will bat second in the lineup for the first time in this season. He's batted second in 45 games in his career, posting a .254 average with 11 home runs and 20 RBI.
The Nationals are currently the favorites (-125) against Atlanta.
Phillies 1B Ryan Howard taking power surge in stride
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Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard
has been on a tear recently, registering three home runs in his last five games, but according to MLB.com, he's not taking his streak as a sign of anything other than the natural ebb and flow
of the game.
Howard is hitting .235 (4-for-17) with three home runs, seven RBIs, two walks, three strikeouts and a 1.080 OPS in his last five games, numbers much better than the ones he posted at the start of the season.
"That's baseball," Howard said. "You just continue to go out there and swing. I feel like I've been swinging it well. The results may not necessarily show, but it's all about how you are feeling with the swings. Eventually, they will drop."
Brewers' Adam Lind slugs third home run Sunday
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Brewers first baseman Adam Lind
went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 6-3 win over the Cardinals Sunday.
Lind, who is 8 for 19 with two home runs during his current five-game hitting streak, smacked his home run to right field in the third inning to give his team a 3-0 lead in a game where the Brewers never trailed. He has hit .318/.387/.561 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 66 at-bats.
Cardinals' Mark Reynolds homers, plays left field Sunday
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Cardinals infielder Mark Reynolds
went 1 for 5 with a solo home run while serving as the team's left fielder in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Brewers.
It was the first career appearance in left field for Reynolds, who played three games while making one start in right field last season. Sunday's game marked his second time in 1,025 career starts that he's been an outfielder in the starting lineup.
The home run was the first of the season for Reynolds, who has hit .200/.310/.440 with three RBI in 25 at-bats.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez continues to roll at the plate
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Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez
went 2 for 5 at the plate in Los Angeles' 11-8 win over the Padres Saturday.
Gonzalez got going early when he smacked a double to right field in the first inning and was eventually driven home on a Carl Crawford double. He kept rolling in the second when he took an Ian Kennedy pitch over the right field wall for a three-run blast, his seventh of the season.
Gonzalez is hitting a blistering .403 on the season with 18 RBI in 67 at-bats this season.
Dodgers sign Mike Carp, send him to Triple-A
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The Dodgers have signed journeyman first baseman Mike Carp
to a minor-league deal, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Carp will make $1 million if he earns a major-league promotion.
Carp, who was released by Washington on April 6, is expected to join Triple-A Oklahoma City. He earned 126 at-bats in 2014, but hit no home runs. He had 27 homers in 761 major league at-bats previously.
Marlins' Mike Morse to bench for first time this year, Justin Bour gets start
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Marlins first baseman Mike Morse is out of the starting lineup on Saturday, for the first time this season. Morse had gotten the call at first base in all 17 games this year.
Justin Bour, just called up from Triple-A on Friday, gets the start at first base, batting fifth.
The Marlins are +140 money line underdogs at home against Washington.
Reds part ways with INF Dan Johnson
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The Reds released
veteran infielder Dan Johnson
, who had been with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, reports MLB.com. Johnson was acquired by Cincinnati in a trade with the Astros before the start of the season. He hit .069 in nine games this season.