Marlins' Derek Dietrich hits game-tying home run on Friday
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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.
Mariners 2B Robinson Cano still out with abdominal strain
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As expected, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano
remains out of the starting lineup
on Friday. Cano is dealing with a strained abdominal muscle, and will miss his third straight game.
Rookie Ketel Marte will make his big-league debut on Friday, as he will fill in at second base for Cano.
Cano is expected to be sidelined until early next week.
Giants 2B Joe Panik (back) rejoins the lineup on Friday
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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.
Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis (shoulder) on DL again
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The Blue Jays have placed second baseman Devon Travis on the disabled list
with a shoulder injury that has prevented him from playing the last two games, per Sportsnet.
The 24-year-old Travis, who was sidelined for more than a month earlier in the year, has been limited to 217 at-bats. His slash line rests at .304/.361/.498.
2B Brandon Phillips has historic night in Reds romp
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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.
White Sox trade for Pirates' Justin Sellers
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The White Sox traded for Pirates infielder Justin Sellers
on Thursday, per MLB.com
Sellers was playing for Triple-A Indianapolis in the Pittsburgh organization, and was 1 for 10 in four games. Chicago assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.
Sellers last played in the Major Leagues for Cleveland in 2014, where he hit .188 in 17 games.
To acquire Sellers, the White Sox will give the Pirates either a player to be named later or cash.
Rangers 2B Rougned Odor gets night off against Yankees
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Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor
, who has finally slowed down after a torrid run, is set to sit Thursday against the Yankees.
Odor, who has not missed a game since July 1, is 0-for-13 over his last three games. He had nine hits in his previous 16 at-bats.
Rockies' DJ LeMahieu snaps 18-game hitting streak Wednesday
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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.
White Sox recall INF Leury Garcia on Wednesday
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The White Sox have recalled
infielder Leury Garcia
on Wednesday. Garcia recorded a hit off the bench last week, his only plate-appearance of the season. He has spent the majority of the season Triple-A Charlotte, where he owns a .296 batting average and 28 stolen bases in 75 games.
Garcia takes the roster spot of Emilio Bonifacio, who was placed on the disabled list with an oblique strain.
White Sox place INF Emilio Bonifacio on DL with oblique strain
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White Sox infielder Emilio Bonifacio
was placed on the 15-day disabled list
on Wednesday. Bonifacio, who exited Tuesday's game early, is dealing with a strained left oblique muscle, according to the Daily Herald
Bonifacio has been a disappointment in his first season with the White Sox, batting .169 through his first 77 at-bats in 2015.
Infielder Leurys Garcia was recalled from Triple-A to replace Bonifacio on the active roster.