After trade, Dodgers designate Michael Morse for assignment
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News: Michael Morse
's tenure with the Dodgers lasted all of about three hours. Morse was designated for assignment
by the Dodgers, who just acquired him from the Marlins earlier on Thursday.
Morse has been struggling all season, batting just .214 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 52 games with Miami.
This move, along with a handful of others, was done to clear room on the roster for the rest of the players the Dodgers acquired Thursday afternoon.
Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman hits solo home run in 1-0 win
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Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman
provided the only offense of the day on Thursday, as the Nationals beat the Marlins 1-0.
Zimmerman launched a solo home run in the second inning, his sixth of the season. And that was plenty for Max Scherzer, who held the Marlins scoreless over seven innings.
Zimmerman finished the game 2 for 4 with the home run and a double. He is 4 for 11 with a pair of doubles in three games since returning from the disabled list.
Thumb issue has Mariners 1B Logan Morrison out Thursday
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Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison
is still sidelined with a thumb injury that forced his removal from the game Wednesday. He is out of the lineup Thursday in Minnesota.
Morrison was in a terrible slump before going down. He's batting .125 (6-for-48) over his last 12 games.
Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion
was sidelined a second straight game
Thursday against the Royals due to a jammed finger. Chris Colabello started in Encarnacion's absence for a second straight game.
Encarnacion is batting .259 (15 for 58) with two home runs, three doubles, six RBI, five runs, 10 walks and eight strikeouts in his last 16 games.
Cardinals recall Greg Garcia, place Dan Johnson on waivers
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The Cardinals recalled infielder Greg Garcia
from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday after placing left fielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list.
The team also designated first baseman Dan Johnson for assignment to clear a spot on the 25- and 40-man rosters for Brandon Moss, who was acquired in a trade with the Indians.
Padres 1B Yonder Alonso gets first day off in 21 games
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Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso
received a day off Thursday against the Mets. It was the first time he was held out of the starting lineup
in the last 21 games.
Alonso, who homered during Wednesday's 7-3 win, is batting .313 (10 for 32) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBI, three runs and three strikeouts in his last nine games.
Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli homers, doubles in loss on Wednesday
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First baseman Mike Napoli
was the lone bright spot for the Red Sox in the 9-2 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday. Napoli went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBI and a solo home run.
Napoli's seventh-inning home run, his 12th of the year, gave the Red Sox their second run of the game of Jose Quintana.
After going through some rough times, Napoli is starting to show some signs of life at the plate. Over his last 10 games, Napoli is batting .364 (12 for 33) with two home runs and seven RBI.
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.
Angels 1B Albert Pujols cracks 550th home run in loss
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Angels slugger Albert Pujols
reached another milestone in his storied career Wednedsay, hitting his 550th career home run in a loss to the Astros.
Pujols' deep blast, his 30th of the season, came in the ninth inning of the 6-3 defeat. He now joins Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Mike Schmidt, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez as the only players in MLB history with at least 30 home runs in 13 seasons.
Pujols is now five homers away from tying Manny Ramirez for 14th place on the all-time home run list.
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.