Austin Jackson
Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson rips second home run of the year
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA
12:56 AM
News: Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson went 2 for 5 at the plate in Seattle's 8-5 win over the Twins Saturday.

Jackson found success in the fifth inning when he doubled to left field off of Tim Stauffer, but was left stranded after Seth Smith flied out to end the inning. Then, Jackson ripped an 0-1 pitch off Aaron Thompson over the left center field wall for a two-run home run.

Jackson is now hitting .275 with four RBI in 69 at-bats this season.

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David Lough
Orioles' David Lough hits walk-off homer in 10th inning on Saturday
David Lough, LF, BAL
4/25/2015
News: David Lough's first home run of the season was a 10th-inning walk-off winner that lifted the Orioles over the Red Sox on Saturday.

Lough entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch runner and then came around to bat in the 10th to hit the game winner.

"I just wanted to put together a good at-bat," he said to MASN Sports. "He likes to throw that splitter a lot, so just wanted to have a good at-bat, maybe draw a walk or whatever. Then I got to 3-2 and he ended up throwing me one over the plate where I got a good piece of wood on it.

"It's huge. I'm a team-first guy and have always been that way. Good to get the win and see the smile on the guys' faces. Hopefully that happens on a regular basis from here on out and we can keep rolling."



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Desmond Jennings
Rays' Desmond Jennings leaves game Saturday with knee soreness
Desmond Jennings, LF, TB
4/25/2015
News: Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with knee soreness, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings left in the eighth inning after going 1 for 3 with two strikeouts. He is considered day to day with the injury. He's hitting .222 with two RBI in 63 at-bats this season.

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Michael Saunders
Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders goes 0 for 2 in return from DL
Michael Saunders, RF, TOR
4/25/2015
News: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders returned from the disabled list Saturday and went 0 for 2 with a walk.

Saunders had been out since spring training with a knee injury.
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Jake Marisnick
Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick may be sidelined until Monday
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU
4/25/2015
News: Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick was able to hit and run Saturday, but the team is considering giving him off until Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"Jake, we'll well monitor him day to day," manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday morning. "He's available but I'm going to try not to use him unless I have to. He's bouncing around fine. I'm hopeful for (Sunday), but if it's not (Sunday) and he needs another day we're going to still be cautious with him."

Marisnick is battling with soreness in his right leg, which has kept him out of action Friday and Saturday. Marisnick is hitting .350 with one home run and six RBI in 40 at-bats.

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Josh Hamilton
Report: Hamilton swap from Angels to Rangers should be approved
Josh Hamilton, LF, LAA
4/25/2015
News: It's only a matter of time before the trade sending embattled outfielder Josh Hamilton from the Angels to the Rangers is approved, per MLB.com, which is claiming through a source that there has been no reason given for its rejection.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Friday that it would take a day or two for the details of the deal to be ironed out.

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Jacoby Ellsbury
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury pulled with hip tightness
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY
4/25/2015
News: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from Saturday's game against the Mets after feeling his hip tightened up, according to manager Joe Girardi per MLB.com.

Girardi is hopeful Ellsbury will be back in the lineup for Sunday's game. Ellsbury went 0 for 3 with a strikeout before being pulled. He's hitting .282 with a home run and two RBI in 71 at-bats this season.

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Anthony Gose
Flurry of strikeouts prompts Ausmus to bench Tigers OF Gose
Anthony Gose, CF, DET
4/25/2015
News: A spate of strikeouts motivated Brad Ausmus to bench Tigers leadoff hitter Anthony Gose against Cleveland on Saturday.

Gose hadn't stopped hitting - he managed six hits in his last 22 at-bats and owns a .333/.348/.511 slash line on the year with eight runs scored. But he has tallied just twice in the last seven games and has been stirring up plenty of wind. He fanned 10 times in 17 at-bats over the last four games.

"He's just in a little bit of a funk right now," Ausmus told MLB.com. "He's not swinging like was a week ago. It doesn't hurt to give him a day to regroup and work on some things in the cage."

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Brock Holt
Sizzling Red Sox OF Brock Holt set to sit Saturday
Brock Holt, CF, BOS
4/25/2015
News: A matchup against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen has Red Sox center fielder Brock Holt sitting on the bench Saturday despite having slugged a key three-run homer Friday night.

Holt is 2-for-6 against southpaws this season, but is batting .444 against righties. He boasts a tremendous slash line of .424/.441/.576 one one homer and eight RBI in 33 at-bats.

His absence won't be a long one. John Farrell, who explained Saturday why Holt wasn't in the lineup, plans to start him Sunday.

"Yeah, he'll be on the field," the manager said via WEEI. "I don't know where, but he's going to be on the field. He comes up big multiple times for us. With a left-hander on the mound, every guy is important to us. We're trying to get Allen Craig going, trying to get (Xander Bogaerts) going."

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Michael Brantley
Michael Brantley goes 4 for 4 in Indians loss
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE
4/25/2015
News: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley went 4 for 4 in Saturday's loss to Detroit. 

Brantley doubled twice and drove in Cleveland's only run of the game. He's now hitting .359, 73 points higher than he started the day. Brantley has four doubles and six RBI. 

"It feels good," Brantley said to MLB.com. "You always want to contribute and do the best that you can for your team each and every day. I'll continue to work hard and keep pushing the guys like they are pushing me and we're going to be fine."

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