Sizzling Giants OF Angel Pagan batters Rockies again
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There is apparently something about seeing a pitcher wearing a Rockies uniform on the mound that makes Giants outfielder Angel Pagan
Pagan slugged four more hits Saturday night against Colorado. That gives him 12 in the last four games against his NL West rivals. He singled and scored in the first and added a double and two more singles.
Not that he hasn't been knocking around hurlers from other teams. Pagan owns a slash line of .355/.390/.447 and has 10 hits in his last five games.
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson leaves with undisclosed injury
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Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was forced to leave Saturday's game
against the Giants with an undisclosed injury, according to the Denver Post
Dickerson was removed before the seventh inning for Drew Stubbs. He went 0 for 3 in the game. He is hitting .317 in 63 at-bats this season.
Matt Holliday slugs first homer as Cardinals roll
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It took Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday
52 at-bats this season to nail his first dinger, but he certainly made it count. Two of his teammates occupied the bases when he clobbered one Saturday night in a defeat of Milwaukee.
The power outage has not limited his production. Holliday boasts a fine slash line of .358/.437/.434. and now has 10 RBI.
Orioles' David Lough hits walk-off homer in 10th inning on Saturday
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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."
Rays' Desmond Jennings leaves game Saturday with knee soreness
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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.
Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders goes 0 for 2 in return from DL
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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.
Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick may be sidelined until Monday
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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.
Report: Hamilton swap from Angels to Rangers should be approved
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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.
Sizzling Giancarlo Stanton keys Saturday win for Marlins
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It took Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton
10 days this season to get his booming bat going. But he has certainly made up for lost time.
Stanton not only slugged his fifth homer in the last 10 games in a waltz Saturday over Washington, but he singled, doubled and walked to send his slugging percentage soaring to a season-high .569.
He was involved in the rout throughout. He doubled in a run and scored in the fourth, walked and scored in the sixth, then put the cherry on top with a 419-foot clout in the eighth.
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury pulled with hip tightness
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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.