Adam Dunn slugs 17th home run Wednesday
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White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn
went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-2 loss to the Tigers Wednesday.
Dunn has homered in back-to-back games against the Tigers, and he's swatted five home runs in July to match his season high for monthly home-run production. He has hit .230/.362/.450 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 300 at-bats.
David Ortiz set to sit Wednesday against lefty
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A matchup against Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle has Red Sox slugger David Ortiz
out of the lineup Wednesday. Mike Napoli is to serve as the designated hitter instead.
Ortiz has been on a power surge with five home runs in the last nine games.
Illness costs Chris Carter lineup spot against Athletics
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Astros outfielder Chris Carter
, who has slumped a bit after a hot streak, has been scratched from the Wednesday afternoon lineup against visiting Oakland with an illness.
Carter has one hit in his last 12 at-bats, is on a roll in general with two home runs and nine RBI in his last nine games.
Ned Yost: Billy Butler is our DH if he continues to hit
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Royals designated hitter Billy Butler
is still under the miscroscope
despite his recent surge. He must keep hitting to remain a starter.
"If Billy keeps hitting, Billy's going to DH," Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star.
Butler played the role of hero in the weekend series against Cleveland with six hits, including two home runs, and five RBI to help his team win three of four. But he took the collar Tuesday night.
Pain in foot a setback for Adam Lind in rehab
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Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind
felt pain in his foot while running, a development that has pushed back his timetable for returning from an injury that landed him on the disabled list.
Lind, who is in Florida rehabbing from a broken foot, was anticipating rejoining the Blue Jays as early as Thursday. He has not played since July 7.
Carlos Beltran could play the field during road trip
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Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran
has increased to throwing at 100-120 feet, according to MLB.com on Monday. Manager Joe Girardi remains hopeful that he could play the outfield during the team's current road trip. Beltran has been limited to a role as a designated hitter because of the injury.
Nate Freiman optioned as Alberto Callaspo comes off DL
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The Athletics announced prior to Sunday's game at Texas they activated
infielder Alberto Callaspo
(hamstring) off the 15-day disabled list. First baseman Nate Freiman
was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear a roster spot.
Kendrys Morales hitting fourth in first game back with M's
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Mariners designated hitter Kendrys Morales
is hitting fourth Friday.
Morales was reacquired by Seattle, and was expected to hit in the middle of the order. Kyle Seager moved down to the fifth spot to accomodate Morales. In 154 at-bats, Morales is hitting .234/.259/.325.
Jesus Montero boomerangs back to Tacoma
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It took all of one day for Mariners catcher Jesus Montero
to be sent down after a promotion. He was officially demoted Friday to Triple-A Tacoma to make room on the roster for newcomer Kendrys Morales.
Montero did not take advantage of his brief time with Seattle, going 0 for 3 Thursday.
Delmon Young's homer leads Orioles to win
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Orioles outfielder Delmon Young
showed some rare power Thursday, as he carried the team to a 4-0 win over the Mariners.
Young started his first game in more than two weeks, and made it count. He went 2 for 4 with a home run, and drove in three runs with a third-inning home run, his fourth of the season.
The Home run was Young's first since June 16. He is hitting .317/.344/.455 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 123 at-bats.