Hinch: Astros 3B Jed Lowrie not ready to play three straight days
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Astros new starting third baseman Jed Lowrie
is making his second straight start Sunday, but will likely not play Monday
in Texas. A.J. Hinch has stated that he's not yet ready to play Lowrie three straight days, per MLB.com.
Lowrie came back Thursday from a three-month stint on the disabled list with a thumb injury. He is 1-for-7 since his return.
Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) a no-go Sunday
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A thumb injury has Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons
sidelined Sunday against Philadelphia.
Simmons sustained the injury while diving for a ball in the Saturday defeat to the Phillies. X-rays came back negative, but it remains to be seen how long he is out. He will be evaluated Monday in Atlanta, at which time it will be determined if he needs to go on the disabled list, per MLB.com.
To add insult to injury, Simmons was in a 2-for-20 slide when he went down.
Astros SS Carlos Correa pops two home runs in win on Saturday
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Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa
had yet another big night at the plate in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The top prospect went 2 for 5 with a pair of home runs in the big victory.
Correa got the Astros on the board early when he slugged a solo home run in the first inning. He later added a two-run shot in the sixth to close out the scoring for the Astros.
The 20-year-old has hit safely in 15 of his past 16 games, batting .357 with three home runs and 13 RBI over that stretch.
Orioles SS J.J. Hardy extends hit streak to 15 games Saturday
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Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy
went 1 for 4 with a run scored in the 6-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. With the basehit, Hardy extended his current hitting streak to 15 games, which is tied with current (and new) teammate Gerardo Parra for the longest active in the majors.
Hardy as just one multi-hit game over the course of the streak, giving him a .291 batting average in the 15 games.
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.
Rockies SS Jose Reyes gets a rest on Saturday
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Rockies new shortstop Jose Reyes
will get his first day off since coming to Colorado in a trade earlier in the week. Reyes is being held out of Saturday's lineup
against the Cardinals. He has two hits in 11 at-bats over his first three games with his new club.
Daniel Descalso will cover shortstop and bat eighth in place of Reyes on Saturday.
Cliff Pennington replaces David Peralta in left for Diamondbacks
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Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta
isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after 70 starts there this season.
Cliff Pennington starts in his place for just the second time this season. He previously got the call in left field on June 28.
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.
Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta slugs two-run home run Friday
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With his team already up by five runs, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta
chipped in a two-run home run in the sixth inning, as the Cards topped the Rockies 7-0 on Friday.
Peralta went 2 for 4 in the game, including his 15th longball of the season. The home run broke a 12-game homer draught for the All-Star shortstop.
Mets 2B Wilmer Flores gets two hits, walk-off against Nationals
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Mets second baseman Wilmer Flores went 2 for 5 with a walk-off home run and two RBI in his team's win over the Nationals on Friday.
Flores drove in both of his team's runs during a 12-inning, 2-1 victory over Washington. Flores came to bat in the bottom of the 12th and hit the game-winning home run to left center off Nationals reliever Felipe Rivero.
Over his last nine games, Flores is hitting .297 with 11 hits, a double, a home run and four RBI.