Brewers 1B Adam Lind stays on fire Saturday with homer
by Marty Gitlin |
(12:02 am ET) The Brewers have won seven straight games and white-hot first baseman Adam Lind has at least one RBI in all of them.

Actually, Lind has at least one RBI in eight straight, courtesy of a solo home run in the fourth inning Saturday against Cincinnati. He also singled, walked twice and scored two runs.

Lind is batting .388 (19-for-49) since June 20 with four doubles, four home runs, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored.

Twins 1B Joe Mauer homers, doubles among four hits Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) First baseman Joe Mauer gave the Twins an early lead against the Royals on Saturday. Mauer launched a two-run home run in the first inning, as the Twins went on to win by a score of 5-3.

But the home run, his fifth of the year, was just the beginning for Mauer on Saturday. He finished a triple-shy of the cycle, as he went 4 for 5 with the two RBI, a double and two runs scored. 

This was Mauer's first four-hit game since 2013, and he's hitting .375 over his last 10 starts.

Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez goes yard in Saturday win
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/4/2015) Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has just two hits in his last 18 at-bats, but they were certainly wonderful hits. Both traveled over the fence.

Gonzalez slammed his 15th homer, a solo job in the second inning, to help his team beat the Mets on Saturday. He was hitless in his other four at-bats.

He sports a fine .518 slugging percentage on the year.

Phillies' Darin Ruf blasts three-run home run in loss on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Making his first start in nearly a week, Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf connected for a three-run home run on Saturday against the Braves. It wasn't enough, however, as the Braves would hang on for the 9-5 victory.

Ruf's home run came in the fifth inning, but the Braves were already comfortably ahead 9-1 at the time. It was his only hit of the evening, and his fourth home run of the season--his first since May 17.

Marlins set to activate 1B Michael Morse
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/4/2015) Marlins first baseman Michael Morse, who has been sidelined for seven weeks with finger and back issues, will finally come off the disabled list in time for the Sunday game against the host Cubs, per

Morse will return on a 2-for-22 slide and a weak .211/.268/.289 slash line.

Yangervis Solarte homers for Padres in loss
by Shawn Krest |
(7/4/2015) Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte homered for the second time in three days in Saturday's loss to St. Louis. 

Solarte snapped a 57 game homer drought on Thursday. He now has four homers on the year. 

Phillies bench 1B Ryan Howard for Saturday game
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/4/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has been slumping lately and struggling all year against left-handers. The result is that he is out of the lineup Saturday against Atlanta southpaw Alex Wood.

Howard has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats in dropping his average from .231 to .221. He is batting just .131 (8-for-61) against lefties this season.

White Sox DH Jose Abreu hits triple, double in win
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) White Sox desiganted hitter Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to six games with a pair of extra-base hits on Saturday against the Orioles.

Abreu went 2 for 4 with a triple and a double. Over his six game hit streak, Abreu is hitting .320 with eight hits, two doubles, two home runs and four RBI.

Yankees Mark Teixeira doubles, drives in run for Yankees
by Shawn Krest |
(7/4/2015) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira doubled and drove in a run in the Yankees' win over Tampa on Saturday. 

Teixeira went 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly. He hit his 16th homer and drove in his 59th run. He has six RBI in the last four games. 

Giants 1B Brandon Belt goes 2 for 3 with RBI in loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt continued his recent offensive surge during Saturday's loss to the Nationals. 

Belt went 2 for 3 with two doubles and a RBI in the 9-3 loss.

Belt is now hitting .370 with 10 hits, three doubles and six RBI over his last seven games.

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