Mariners' Nelson Cruz hits in 15th straight game
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Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz
went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's win over Colorado.
He walked once and hit his 31st home run of the season.
Cruz hit in his 15th straight game, the longest current hit streak in MLB. He's hitting .438 over the streak.
Astros' Preston Tucker leaves game after HBP
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Astros left fielder Preston Tucker
left Tuesday's game due to an arm contusion after being hit by a pitch, per MLB.com
Tucker was hit in his first plate appearance, in the second inning. He remained in the game, going 1 for 2 in his next two times up. He also made two plays in the field before leaving for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning.
Rays OF Mikie Mahtook took Chris Sale deep on Tuesday
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Rays outfielder Mikie Mahtook
went deep off of Chris Sale in Tuesday's 11-3 win over the White Sox. Mahtook hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning. It would be his only hit of the night.
Mahtook was added back to the roster on Saturday after Steven Souza was forced on to the disabled list with a broken hand. The rookie outfielder has hits in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Yankees OF Chris Young rips 13th home run of the season
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Yankees outfielder Chris Young
went 3 for 4 at the plate in New York's 13-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday. Young did the bulk of his damage in the seventh when he blasted the first pitch he saw from Alexi Ogando over the left field wall for a three-run home run.
Young, who also scored four runs in the game, is now hitting .268 with 36 RBI on the year.
Hunter Pence leads Giants to victory with late homer on Tuesday
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Right fielder Hunter Pence
put the Giants up for good, when he hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Braves. Pence, who drove in four runs in the game, blasted his seventh home run of the year, breaking a 3-3 tie late in the game.
Pence has cooled off a bit lately, batting .250 (8 for 32) with two home runs in his past eight games.
Angels OF Collin Cowgill making progress from wrist injury
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Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill
has been able to take batting practice
for three straight days for the first time since suffering a sprained right wrist, reports the Orange County Register
The injury has sidelined Cowgill for nearly three months and he plans to continue hitting over the weekend.
"It's been good," Cowgill said. "It's nice to get through it."
Red Sox's Mookie Betts has no concussion symptoms
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Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts
is coming closer to a return from the concussion he suffered on July 29.
Betts worked out on Sunday and Monday and is still symptom free.
"He had a good day Sunday," said Red Sox manager John Farrell, per MLB.com. "Another good day [Monday] with the increase of physical activity. There's no reproducing of the concussion symptoms right now."
Betts didn't travel to New York with the Red Sox, but he will make the team's next trip, to Detroit.
Athletics OF Josh Reddick scratched with back tightness
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Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick will miss Tuesday's game
while dealing with lower back tightness after being expected to return to the starting lineup, according to the San Francisco Chronicle
Reddick missed Monday's game with the same injury and was hoping to return to the lineup Tuesday. Manager Bob Melvin said he didn't feel 100 percent before the game started. Mark Canha will take his place in right field.
Thumb injury keeps Padres' Justin Upton out of lineup on Tuesday
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Padres left fielder Justin Upton
is not in the starting lineup
on Tuesday against the Brewers. Upton was lifted from Monday's game due to a bone bruise on his thumb, and he is seemingly not well enough to start on Tuesday. The team is expected to provide an update on his status in the near future.
Will Venable will get the start in left field and bat sixth in place of Upton on Tuesday.
Rangers add OF Ryan Strausborger to 25-man roster
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The Rangers purchased the contract
of outfielder Ryan Strausborger
from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Strausborger posted a .278/.329/.438/.767 slash line in 86 games this season. He also had two triples, 10 home runs, 21 doubles, 34 RBI, 54 runs and 27 stolen bases.