Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki hits in 18th straight
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Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki
hit in his 18th straight game on Sunday, the longest current streak in MLB.
Tulowitzki went 2 for 5 with a three-run home run.
Tulowtizki had his seventh multi-hit game and second homer of the streak. He's hitting .371 over the streak.
Tulowitzki has also reached base for 33 straight games.
Mets 2B Wilmer Flores has another huge game
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Second baseman Wilmer Flores
must love the California air, as he had another impressive outing Sunday as the Mets rolled to an 8-0 victory over the Dodgers.
Flores, hitting fourth in the lineup, was 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs and a run scored. For the three-game series, Flores was 10-for-13 with five RBIs, helping to raise his average from .233 to .258.
In the prior seven games before the Mets played the Dodgers, Flores was 4-for-27.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado
is not in Sunday's starting lineup for just the fourth time this season.
Arenado had started the last 43 games at the hot corner, dating back to May 21.
In his place, Daniel Descalso gets his second start of the season at third.
Enrique Hernandez gives Jimmy Rollins a rest in Dodgers' lineup
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Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins
gets a rest on Sunday, as he's out of the starting lineup for the first time in 12 games. Rollins had started 15 of the previous 16 games at short.
In his place, Enrique Hernandez gets his ninth start of the year at short.
Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed absent from lineup on Friday
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Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed
is getting a break on Friday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup
against the Rockies. Ahmed had started each of the last 11 games for Arizona, hitting at a .262 clip with three homers and six RBI over that stretch.
He'll cede the shortstop duties to Cliff Pennington, who is hitting eighth on Friday.
Cubs SS Starlin Castro catching break Friday against Marlins
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Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro
has had successive multi-hit games for the first time in two weeks, but a third one is quite unlikely. He is on the bench for the Friday afternoon game against visiting Miami.
Castro has started all but two games at shortstop this season, but he has been fairly unproductive after a bounce-back season in 2014. He owns a slash line of .263/.298/.341 with just 26 runs scored as midseason approaches.
Phillies SS Freddy Galvis knocks three hits against Brewers
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Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis
went 3 for 4 with a walk and a RBI on Thursday agaisnt the Brewers.
Galvis is hitting .467 with seven hits and two RBI over his last four games.
Brewers SS Jean Segura records three hits, two RBI in win
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Brewers shortstop Jean Segura
went 3 for 5 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.
Segura singled to right field in the fifth inning, bringing two runners around to score.
The three-hit performance snapped a 0-for-14 streak at the plate for Segura over his last three games.
Pirates SS Jordy Mercer doubles, scores twice on Thursday
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Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer
went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored in the 8-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday.
Mercer is on fire at the plate all of a sudden. He is in the midst of an eight-hame hitting streak, during which he is batting .444 (16 for 36) with five doubles.
Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria collects two hits in Thursday's win
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Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria
went 2 for 4 at the plate during Thursday's 5-4 win over the Giants.
Hechavarria also drove in a run in the third inning when he a hit single off Matt Cain, which scored Christian Yelich.
Prior to his two-hit game Thursday, Hechavarria was hitting .290 with one home run and three RBI in his last eight games.