A's 1B Ike Davis goes 2 for 4, hits homer in win
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(1:17 am ET) Athletics first baseman Ike Davis hit his third home run of the season in Monday night's 7-1 win over the Rockies. 

Davis finished the game 2 for 4 and also hit his 12th double of the season. This was Davis' first two-hit game since May 7. He now has a slash line of .271/.331/.429. 

Astros 1B Chris Carter smacks 14th home run of season Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:12 am ET) Astros first baseman Chris Carter connected off Brandon Finnegan in the fifth inning for his 14th home run of the season during Monday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

The solo shot was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. He also struck out twice.

Prior to Monday's win, Carter was hitting .182 with two home runs and six RBI in his last 11 games.

Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland goes yard twice in win
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland blasted two home runs in Monday night's 8-1 win over the Orioles. 

Moreland hit a solo homer in the second inning and came back to hit a two-run bomb in the fourth. He finished 2 for 5 with three RBI. Moreland also struck out twice. Moreland has now hit four home runs over the past 10 games. 

Moreland now has a slash line of .300/.346/.533.

Rays 1B James Loney (finger) nearing rehab assignment
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney is getting close to going out on a rehab assignment, according to MLB.com

Loney is on the disabled list with a fractured middle finger and was able to take batting practice on Monday. The rehab assignment, according to manager Kevin Cash, could begin as early as "in the next couple of days."

Francona sends plea for Indians 1B Carlos Santana to find stroke
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Struggling Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is the subject of a plea from Terry Francona, who was hoping for far more production.

Santana has endured a long first-half slump for the second straight season. He was hitless in the Sunday doubleheader in weakening his average to .211. It has not been lower all season.

"It's kind of confounding," Francona told MLB.com. "He's a better hitter than what he's shown. We all know that. I don't think I'm overstating it. We desperately need him. He's kind of that connector because he's a switch-hitter and he can be right in the middle and, with his on-base skills, there's just so much he can do when he's going more towards himself than what's been happening."

Santana was at least leading the American League in walks, which has resulted in a .372 on-base percentage. But even those have dried up - he has just two in the last 10 games.

Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (finger) to be sidelined a few games
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) A left ring finger injury sustained Sunday will keep Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer sidelined for a few days, per the Kansas City Star.

Hosmer has started all but three games at that position this season and has been out of the lineup just twice - both in National League parks.

His absence will be felt. Hosmer owns a fine slash line of .290/.354/.445 and is on pace to shatter his single-season RBI record.

"It's actually feeling better, his hand was swollen up pretty bad yesterday, but a lot of the swelling has gone down," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "Going to be a couple of days with him... I don't really anticipate him being available for this series."

Orioles' Parmelee gets a rest after playing in doubleheader Sunday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Orioles first baseman/right fielder Chris Parmelee sat for just the second time in 13 games since his promotion from the minors on Monday against the Rangers.

Parmelee played in both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Indians. He homered in the second game.

He is batting .302 with one triple, four doubles, four home runs and six RBI in 12 games since being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. However, he has struck out 13 times, which has included two strikeouts in each of his last five games.

Mariners' Morrison gets a few days to rest lingering back soreness
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon opted to rest Logan Morrison on Sunday against the Angels due to a lingering back injury. Morrison eventually entered the game in the 10th inning as a pinch-hitter, recording a fly out in his only at-bat.

“(Morrison) has been battling (soreness in) his back for quite some time,” McClendon said, per The News Journal. “I’ve got a chance to give him two days (off). It just makes sense with a left-hander on the mound to get him out of there.”

Orioles 1B Chris Parmelee homers, records two RBI in win
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Parmelee continued his recent hot streak at the plate during Sunday's win over the Indians.

Parmelee went 1 for 4 with two RBI in the game.

Over his last five games, Parmelee is hitting .333 with seven hits, four doubles and two RBI.

Orioles RF Chris Davis slams 16th home run of the season
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Orioles right fielder Chris Davis hit his 16th home run of the season in his team's win over the Indians on Sunday.

Davis went 1 for 4 with a solo blast in the sixth inning, when the team scored a combined six runs and blew the game wide open.

Davis is hitting .360 with nine hits, two home runs and five RBI over his last seven games.

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