Athletics C Josh Phegley records double, two RBI in win
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Athletics catcher Josh Phegley
went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI in Thurday's win over the Mariners.
Phegley got the scoring started on Thursday with a double in the bottom of the first inning that brought teammates Ben Zobrist and Billy Butler around to score.
Phegley is hitting .280 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 107 at-bats this season.
Blue Jays C Russell Martin powers up for 12th home run
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Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin
went 1 for 4 on Thursday, as he belted his 12th home run of the season. Martin's ninth-inning solo shot came as little consequence to the end result of the game, as the Red Sox won 12-6.
This was Martin's second home run in his last six games, but he has otherwise been struggling at the plate. Over his last 10 contests, Martin is batting .161 with nine strikeouts.
Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan starts after activation from DL
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As expected, the Red Sox activated catcher Ryan Hanigan
off the 60-day disabled list Thursday. They wasted little time getting him into the lineup
, as he started and hit ninth against the Blue Jays.
Hanigan has been sidelined since early May due to a broken finger.
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez to begin throwing program in August
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Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez
, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, has begun hitting off a tee and also hitting soft toss in batting practice, according to The Providence Journal
. His throwing program will begin in August
Vazquez is still expected to miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery in April.
White Sox's Tyler Flowers parks HR for third straight game
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White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers
continued his power surge Wednesday against the Cardinals, homering for a third straight game during a 7-1 win. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs and one strikeout.
Flowers connected for a two-run homer off Seth Maness in the ninth inning. It was his seventh home run.
Flowers has put together a five-game hit streak. He is batting .368 (7 for 19) with three home runs, five RBI, four runs, no walks and five strikeouts in that span.
Tigers C James McCann hits fourth homer of the year
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Tigers catcher James McCann
hit his fourth home run of the season during Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.
McCann went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the ninth inning.
McCann is hitting .500 with seven hits, two home runs and three RBI over his last three games.
Mariners catcher Mike Zunino homers in Tuesday's win
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Mariners catcher Mike Zunino
hit his ninth home run of the season to help send the Mariners to a 5-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Zunino hit the solo shot off Ian Kennedy in the third inning. The home run was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. He also struck out twice.
Prior to Tuesday's contest, Zunino was hitting .167 with one home run and two RBI in his last nine games.
Kurt Suzuki drives in two runs for Twins
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Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki
went 2 for 4, snapping a 13 at bat hitless streak spanning four games.
Suzuki drove in two runs, giving him 23 on the year.
Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos
hit his eighth home run of the season in Tuesday night's 8-6 win over the Orioles.
Chirinos finished the game 2 for 4 and also hit a single. This was Chirinos' third home run hit over his past 10 games played. He now has a .213/.311/.439 slash line.
Rangers' Carlos Corporan homers for second time in nine games
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Rangers catcher Carlos Corporan
hit a one-out solo home run off Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris in the third inning Monday, giving Texas a 2-0 lead. The Rangers would win 8-1.
Corporan, who also had a walk, has homered twice in the last nine games. He has three home runs in 30 games this season.
He is batting .189 (10 for 53) with two home runs, 10 RBI, four runs, one walk and 22 strikeouts in his last 15 games.