Kyle Seager clubs 15th home run in win vs. Oakland
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Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager
homered and doubled during a 6-2 win Saturday vs. Oakland. It was his second home run in three games.
Seager gave Seattle a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning with his 15th home run. His career high is 22, which he set last season. The All-Star third baseman is batting .293 (12 for 41) with two doubles, three home runs, five runs, eight RBI and six walks in 11 July games.
Mike Moustakas returns following two-game absence
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Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas
returned to the lineup Friday against the Tigers, after missing two straight games due to an illness. Moustakas is batting sixth and playing third base in his return.
Adrian Beltre collects three hits Thursday
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Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre
picked up three hits Thursday against the Angels.
Beltre hit singles in the first and ninth innings. In between that, he managed to sandwich a solo home run. Beltre worked a five-pitch at-bat against Hector Santiago. On the final pitch, he took a 94 mph sinker out to left for the solo home run. It was Beltre's 13th home run of the year. He finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI.
Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson
celebrated being named to the Home Run Derby by launching his 20th home run of the season Thursday afternoon against the Giants in San Francisco. It took him until Sept. 4 of last year to reach 20 home runs.
Donaldson took starter Tim Lincecum deep for a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in a 6-1 win. He is hitting .241 with 65 RBI in 353 at-bats.
The Yankees recalled infielder Yangervis Solarte
from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after placing outfielder Carlos Beltran on the disabled list due to a concussion. Solarte was immediately placed in the starting lineup
at third base Thursday at Cleveland.
Garin Cecchini expected to be OK after home-plate collision
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Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini
was removed from Wednesday's game for Triple-A Pawtucket after a home-plate collision, per WEEI.com. Cecchini suffered a shoulder injury on the play, but he felt fine after the game.
The Red Sox expect to know more about Cecchini's injury in the coming days, but the sense is that it's a minor ailment.
Manny Machado on fire since suspension
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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado
is 8 for 10 with a double, two homers and three RBI in two games against the Nationals this week, notes MASNSports.com. He's 12 for 21 since returning from his suspension.
Over his last eight games, Machado has five homers, giving him nine this season in 234 at-bats.
Conor Gillaspie misses out on a cycle Tuesday
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White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie
missed out on a cycle Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Gillaspie was locked in to begin the game. He singled in his first at-bat, and then followed that up with a double his second time up. In his third at-bat, Gillaspie unleashed a two run homer to right field. Gillaspie had one chance at a triple, but wound up striking out his last time up.
He's hitting .317/.367/.449 over 243 at-bats.
David Freese cooling his heels against Blue Jays
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Angels third baseman David Freese
, who has been dealing with a shin problem, is not in the Tuesday night lineup against visiting Toronto. John McDonald is manning the position instead.
Freese had been hot when healthy enough to play. He had 11 hits in 23 at-bats before taking an 0 for 3 on Monday.
Juan Francisco smacks 14th home run Monday
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Blue Jays infielder Juan Francisco
went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 5-2 loss to the Angels Monday.
Francisco gave his team a brief 2-1 lead with his fifth-inning home run before the Angels scored four runs in the bottom of the inning. The infielder has struggled to hit since a big May performance, and he is just 15 for 81 with five home runs since the beginning of June. Francisco has hit .237/.311/.521 with 14 home runs and 33 RBI in 190 at-bats.