Derek Dietrich
Marlins' Derek Dietrich hits game-tying home run on Friday
Derek Dietrich, 2B, MIA
News: Marlins outfielder Derek Dietrich hit a key home run on Friday, as he tied the game 3-3 with a ninth-inning solo shot off Padres closer Craig Kimbrel. The Marlins would end up losing the game 8-3 in 11 innings however.

The home run was Dietrich's sixth of the year in just 88 at-bats. It was also the third in his last nine games. 


Joe Panik
Giants 2B Joe Panik (back) rejoins the lineup on Friday
Joe Panik, 2B, SF
News: Giants second baseman Joe Panik has returned to the starting lineup for Friday's series-opener against the Rangers. Panik had missed the last two games due to a stiff back, but it seems he has healed up enough to go on Friday.

He'll bat second in the order as per usual for manager Bruce Bochy.


Brandon Phillips
2B Brandon Phillips has historic night in Reds romp
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
News: Brandon Phillips had a night to remember Thursday, blasting two home runs and driving in seven runs as the Reds crushed the Pirates. 

Phillips had two three-run home runs, in the fifth and sixth innings, to spark a Reds attack that churned out 19 hits. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Phillips is the first player to have four hits, two homers, seven RBI and and two stolen bases since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920. 

Phillips entered the game with zero homers and two RBI in July. He now has seven homers and 39 RBIs on the year. 


DJ LeMahieu
Rockies' DJ LeMahieu snaps 18-game hitting streak Wednesday
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL
News: Second baseman DJ LeMahieu's hitting streak ended at 18 games, as he went 0 for 4 in the Rockies' 3-2 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

LeMahieu's streak was the longest active in the majors. He had gone 32 for 72 with five doubles, two triples and nine RBI over the streak. He raised his season average up from .300 to .324 over the 18-game stretch.


Dee Gordon
Marlins 2B Dee Gordon goes 2 for 3 in return from DL
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA
News: Fresh off of the disabled list, Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon went right back to making an impact on the basepaths in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Nationals. Gordon went 2 for 3 with a triple and a sacrifice bunt.

He also scored a run and continues to lead the league in hits with 124, despite missing more than two weeks with a thumb injury. Gordon is batting .294 over his past nine games.


Kolten Wong
Cardinals' Kolten Wong hits grand slam in Monday's win
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
News: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong provided all the offense the Cardinals would need during Monday's 4-1 win over the Reds.

Wong hit a grand slam off Raisel Iglesias in the fourth inning for his 11th home run of the season. It was his only hit in three at-bats during the contest.

Prior to Monday's win, Wong was hitting .240 with one home run and one RBI in his last 11 games.


Tommy La Stella
Cubs' Tommy La Stella says he ready to begin rehab assignment
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC
News: Cubs second baseman Tommy La Stella said he has recovered from his rib and oblique injury and is ready for his rehab assignment, reports the Chicago Tribune. La Stella has been sidelined since April 8 with a rib and oblique injury.

Hector Gomez
Jean Segura scratched from Brewers lineup, replaced by Hector Gomez
Hector Gomez, 2B, MIL
News: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was a late scratch from the lineup for Sunday's game. 

Segura was pulled from the lineup with a sore throat, the team announced. Segura had started the last 18 games at short. 

He'll be replaced by Hector Gomez, who gets his sixth start of the season. 


Daniel Murphy
Mets' Daniel Murphy homers, drives in three runs on Saturday
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM
News: Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy snapped a 22-homerless streak as he went 2 for 4 with a two-run shot in the Mets 15-2 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday. Murphy, who hadn't gone deep since June 1, launched his sixth home run of the year in the sixth inning on Saturday.

Murphy, who drove in three runs in the game, is batting .265 over his past eight games.


Neil Walker
Pirates 2B Neil Walker socks go-ahead home run on Friday
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
News: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went yard for his eight home run of the season in Friday's 7-5 win over the Nationals. Walker's solo shot came in the fifth inning of Max Scherzer, and it put the Pirates ahead 5-4 at the time. 

Walker, who went 2 for 4 in the game, has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games. Though he is batting just .274 with 17 strikeouts--and one walk--over that stretch.


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