Xander Bogaerts has four-hit game for Red Sox
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Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts
went 4 for 5 in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.
Bogaerts doubled and drove in three runs. He's 7 for his last 13 over the last three games.
Bogaerts had 4 hits for the second time in the last seven games. He also has a 3-hit day over that span.
Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki catching first break with new team
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Just three games after joining the Blue Jays, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki
has received his first day off. He is out of the lineup Saturday against Kansas City.
Tulowitzki is simply resting for a day game after a night game. He has also spent a great deal of time running around the bases, as his six runs in three games with Toronto attests. He has five hits, including two doubles and a home run, in those contests.
Mariners promote No. 2 prospect Ketel Marte to MLB on Friday
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The Mariners have promoted
top prospect Ketel Marte
from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday. Marte is the Mariners' second-best prospect according to MLB.com.
The 21-year-old has split the 2015 season between three levels of the Mariners' system. Overall, he's put together a very fine season, slashing .321/.366/.417 with 13 doubles and 20 stolen bases.
Marte has spent most of his time as a shortstop, though he has also seen time at second base and center field this year as well. He will make his MLB debut on Friday, as he is in the starting lineup. He will bat leadoff and play second base against the Twins.
Mariners option SS Chris Taylor to Triple-A
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The Mariners announced after Thursday's game they have optioned
shortstop Chris Taylor
to Triple-A Tacoma, per the Tacoma News-Tribune
. A corresponding move has not yet been made.
Taylor never found an offensive rhythm, hitting just .167 in 30 games.
Astros activate 3B Jed Lowrie, will start Thursday
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Astros infielder Jed Lowrie
, who has been out of action since April, will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and will start at third base.
Lowrie was hitting .262/.333/.416 with four home runs in 60 at-bats when he went on the DL on April 27. He has played five minor-league rehab games to prepare for his return to the MLB squad.
Yankees' Didi Gregorius drives in three runs with four-hit night
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Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius
had a big night at the plate in Tuesday's 21-5 torching of the Rangers. Gregorius went 4 for 5 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored. He drove in all three runs with a bases-clearing triple as part of an 11-run onslaught in the second inning.
This was the first four-hit game in Gregorius' career. The impressive performance lifted his season average up to .257, and he has rather quietly been hitting very well lately. Over his last 10 games, Gregorius is batting .412 with a home run and nine RBI.
Astros SS Carlos Correa homers, goes 3 for 4 in win on Tuesday
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Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa
continued to terrorize big-league pitching in Tuesday's 10-5 win over the Angels. Correa went 3 for 4, including his ninth home run.
Correa's homer was a two-out solo shot in the bottom of the first to trim the Angels' lead to 2-1 at the time. He would also single twice later on in the game, giving him an impressive .299 batting average over his first 42 games.
The youngster is particularly hot right now, batting an absurd .565 with two home runs and nine RBI over his last 10 games.
Orioles SS J.J. Hardy pushes hit streak to 11 games on Tuesday
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Orioles shorstop J.J. Hardy
extended his current hitting streak to 11 games, as he went 1 for 4 with a run scored in the 7-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday.
The veteran shortstop is batting .308 (12 for 42) with a home run and seven RBI over the course of the hitting streak.
Rays activate Asdrubal Cabrera; option Jake Elmore
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The Rays activated
shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera
after Monday's win over the Tigers, reports the Tampa Bay Times
. Cabrera has been out since July 11 with a hamstring injury.
To make room for Cabrera, the team optioned first baseman Jake Elmore to Triple-A. Prior to Monday's game, Elmore was hitting .206 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 141 at-bats.
Indians' Mike Aviles gives Giovanny Urshela a day off
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Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela
isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game.
Mike Aviles gets the call in Urshela's place. It's his third start in seven games and 15th of the season.