Angels' Albert Pujols finally gets a day off on Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:25 pm ET) Angels slugger Albert Pujols is getting a much-needed night off, as he is being held out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Indians. Pujols has started every game since May 22, including five straight at first base.

Pujols has cooled off a bit after a recent hot streak. Over his past 10 games, he is batting .214 with a home run and five RBI.

C.J. Cron will get the start at first base, with former Indian David Murphy serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup on Monday.

Mariners 1B Logan Morrison remains sidelined Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(5:28 pm ET) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison was held out of Monday's lineup at Colorado, reports the Seattle Times. Morrison was replaced at first base by Jesus Montero, who will bat sixth.

Morrison is dealing with a thumb injury and has not started a game since last Wednesday. He is hitting .158 with one double and four RBI in his last 14 games (10 starts).

Ailing, slumping Mariners 1B Logan Morrison out again Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/2/2015) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison is still sidelined Sunday against Minnesota with a thumb injury.

Morrison, who had one at-bat Saturday, has not started since Wednesday. His other issue is production - he has not had a multi-hit game since June 15. His average has fallen from .261 to .220 during that stretch.

Travis Shaw has four hits in Red Sox win
by Shawn Krest |
(8/1/2015) Red Sox third baseman Travis Shaw reached base all five times he was up, in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. 

Heading into Saturday, Shaw had three hits in his nine previous games this season. He more than doubled that in the game, going 4 for 4 with a walk. 

Shaw hit his first two career home runs in the game and scored five times. He's the first MLB player to hit his first and second career homers in the same game since Jose Abreu on April 8 of last season. 

"He's a good player, really good," said Red Sox starter Joe Kelly, per "He was probably pressing a little bit when he was first called up. He got his first Major League hit a couple times ago. He's seeing the ball really well and being confident at the plate and putting some good swings. He had a really good day."

Athletics Brett Lawrie gets rare day off, Max Muncy starts
by Shawn Krest |
(8/1/2015) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 95 games this season, including the last 14 and 25 of the last 26. 

Max Muncy gets the call at the hot corner for Saturday's game, starting for the first time since June 28 and ninth time this year. 

Mariners' Logan Morrison out of lineup for third straight day
by Shawn Krest |
(8/1/2015) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, the third straight start he's missed.

Morrison suffered a thumb injury in Wednesday's game and hasn't played since. 

Jesus Montero starts at first base for the second straight game and fourth time this season. 

Red Sox bring up 3B Travis Shaw, stick him in Saturday lineup
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/1/2015) The Red Sox have promoted third baseman Travis Shaw, who is in the lineup and playing that position Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Shaw posted a .249/.318/.356 slash line at Triple-A Pawtucket before being summoned, though he did earn 15 at-bats with Boston earlier in the year.

Mark Teixeira homers twice again for Yankees
by Shawn Krest |
(8/1/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit two home runs in Friday's win over the White Sox, the second straight game he's had a pair of homers. 

Teixeira has homered twice in a game four times this season, and three of them have come in July. Nine of his 28 homers on the year came in the month of July.

Teixeira went 3 for 4, walked twice and drove in a season-high six runs. 

White Sox's Jose Abreu extends hit streak with homer
by Shawn Krest |
(8/1/2015) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1 for 2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Yankees. 

Abreu's homer extended his hitting streak to 11 games. He's hitting .381 over the streak. He homered for the second straight game. 

Twins' Joe Mauer has 11 game hitting streak snapped
by Shawn Krest |
(7/31/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer went 0 for 3 with a walk in Friday's loss to Seattle. 

Mauer's hitless day snapped an 11-game hitting streak. He hit .295 with .726 OPS over the streak. 

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