Indians' Jason Kipnis homers in win
by Shawn Krest |
(6/30/2015) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis hit a solo home run in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay. 

Kipnis went deep for the sixth time this year and first since May 26. He also drove in his 33rd run. 

Kipnis struck out three times. He's fanned seven times in 16 at bats since his 20-game hitting streak ended four games ago. 

Orioles INF Jonathan Schoop taking rehab to Class A on Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) After working out with the team in Baltimore, Orioles infielder Jonathan Schoop will head to Class A Frederick later on Thursday to continue his rehab assignment. Schoop has been on the shelf since mid-April with a sprained knee, and will not join the Orioles on their upcoming trip to Chicago, according to

The Orioles will need to decide Schoop's fate in short order, as the clock on his rehab assignment runs out on Friday.

"Obviously, he can be optioned. There are a lot of things there for us," said manager Buck Showalter.

Schoop was batting .259 (7 for 27) with three home runs before is injury. 

Astros' Jose Altuve hits seventh home run of season Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(6/30/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve smacked his seventh home run of the season Monday to send the Astros to a 6-1 win over the Royals.

Altuve hit the solo shot off Joe Blanton in the third inning. It was his only hit in three at-bats during the contest. He also walked once.

Prior to Monday's contest, Altuve was hitting .250 with one home run and three RBI in his last 12 games.

Twins 2B Brian Dozier launches homer in loss
by Jason Butt |
(6/29/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit his 16th home run of the season in Monday night's 11-7 loss to the Reds. 

Dozier went yard on a three-run bomb in the fourth inning off of Reds pitcher Mike Leake. That was Dozier's only hit of the game as he finished 1 for 5 and struck out three times. That was Dozier's third home run over his past 10 games. 

He now has a slash line of .266/.340/.529.

Indians' Jason Kipnis collects three hits in Monday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(6/29/2015) One day after seeing his 20-game hitting streak end, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 3 for 4 at the plate during Monday's 7-1 win over the Rays.

Kipnis scored two runs, walked once and also drove in a run when he singled in Yan Gomes in the second inning.

Prior to Monday's win, Kipnis was hitting .133 with no extra-base hits in his last four games.

Devon Travis gets two hits in Blue Jays' loss
by Shawn Krest |
(6/29/2015) Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis got two of the team's five hits in Monday's loss to Boston. 

Travis went 2 for 3 and scored Toronto's only run of the game. 

Travis has hit in three of his four games since being activated from the disabled list. He's scored in three of the four games as well. 

Travis was also caught stealing for the first time this season in Monday's game.

Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia progressing from hamstring injury
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(6/29/2015) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury and he could begin workouts this week, reports the Boston Herald.

Pedroia was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week after he suffered a hamstring injury.

Rangers 2B Rougned Odor remains on roll with three-hit Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |
(6/29/2015) If Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor had scored a run or driven one in Sunday, perhaps his team would have beaten the Blue Jays.

But Odor can't be blamed. He slammed three hits, including a double, in five at-bats and even stole his fifth base of the season to stay hot.

His second three-hit game in less than a week gave Odor six hits in his last 11 at-bats. His batting average has peaked at .219.

Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty records two hits, two RBI in win
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty went 2 for 4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Flaherty got the scoring started on Sunday when he drove in two runs off a single to right field in the second inning.

Over his kast seven games, Flaherty is hitting .409 with nine hits and eight RBI.

Indians' Jason Kipnis sees hit streak end Sunday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(6/28/2015) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 0 for 4 at the plate during Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Orioles, which ended his hitting streak at 20 games.

During those 20 games, Kipnis hit .400 with eight doubles and six RBI

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