Josh Donaldson goes deep in Blue Jays' win
by Shawn Krest |
(5/25/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run in Monday's win over the White Sox. 

Donaldson went 2 for 3 and scored three times. He walked once and hit his tenth home run of the season. He drove in his 29th run. 

Gordon Beckham, Melky Cabrera get hits for White Sox
by Shawn Krest |
(5/25/2015) The White Sox managed just four hits in Monday's shutout loss to Toronto. 

Third baseman Gordon Beckham went 1 for 4. Left fielder Melky Cabrera went 1 for 3. Avisail Garcia went 1 for 1, and Emilio Bonifacio went 1 for 3. 

Rangers' Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back homers
by Jason Butt |
(5/25/2015) Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder and third baseman Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning of Monday afternoon's 10-8 win over the Indians.

Fielder was the first to go yard in the game's third at-bat of the day. His homer also scored Shin-Soo Choo as a result. Beltre came up to bat next and hit a solo shot, his sixth of the season. 

Fielder finished the game 3 for 5, marking the third game in a row he has recorded three hits in an outing. Over his past five games, Fielder is hitting .478. For the season, Fielder is now slashing .365/.417/.575. 

Beltre is now hitting .261/.298/.418. 

Twins' Trevor Plouffe slugs three-run homer vs. Red Sox
by R.J. White |
(5/25/2015) Twins pitcher Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer in his team's 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday.

The Twins put together a six-run second inning to extend their lead to 7-0, and the final blow came on Plouffe's home run to left field, which was followed by a Kurt Suzuki single before Boston starter Joe Kelly was yanked from the game. Plouffe has hit .270/.353/.474 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 152 at-bats.

Yankees' Chase Headley slugs sixth home run Monday
by R.J. White |
(5/25/2015) Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 3 for 4 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in his team's 14-1 win over the Royals on Monday.

Headley may have been able to improve on his line but was removed for a pinch-runner the final time he made it on base. He opened the offensive explosion with a two-run home run in the first inning after the leadoff hitter got aboard and added an RBI double in the fifth.

Headley has hit .255/.309/.416 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 161 at-bats.

White Sox sit 3B Conor Gillaspie, 2B Carlos Sanchez on Monday
by Marty Gitlin |
(5/25/2015) The White Sox have benched half their infield for their Monday night game in Toronto. Both second baseman Carlos Sanchez and third baseman Conor Gillaspie are set to sit.

That also shakes up their lineup, which features third baseman Gordon Beckham batting second. Emilio Bonifacio, who is replacing Sanchez, will bat ninth.

Athletics' Brett Lawrie remains sidelined Monday
by R.J. White |
(5/25/2015) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie remains out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers.

Lawrie hasn't played since Friday while dealing with a back issue; however, he's seen much improvement and will likely start Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He has hit .279/.310/.364 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 165 at-bats. Max Muncy is drawing another start at third base in his place.

The A's are favorites (-125) at home on Monday, per

David Murphy slots in as DH for Indians on Monday
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) David Murphy will step into the DH role on Monday as the Indians face the Rangers, just the second time in nine games that Murphy will be in that role. 

Murphy will hit fifth in Cleveland's lineup against Texas starter Phil Klein. He has only faced Klein once, but has a hit in that lone at-bat. Murphy is hitting .529 with two doubles and two RBIs from the five-hole. 

Two other Indians starters, Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley, have also just faced Klein once, and both have hit solo home runs against the pitcher. 

Sandoval returns to Red Sox lineup, Holt out
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) After missing five straight starts with a knee injury, third baseman Pablo Sandoval returns to the starting lineup for the Red Sox on Monday against the Twins. 

Sandoval pinch-hit from left side in Sunday's game and with right-hander Ricky Nolasco starting for the Twins, he will be able to hit lefty against a pitcher he's had a lot of success against, going .476 with three homers and seven RBIs. 

Sandoval's replacement at third base, Brock Holt, is out of the lineup Monday after he was hit by a pitch on his arm Sunday and began to lose feeling in his hand. 

Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe raising average
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe responded to a minor skid with a solid week that saw him raise his batting average by 11 points, as he picked up at least one hit in five of his last six contests. 

Plouffe is now hitting .265 on the year with six homers and 22 RBIs, and he's done much of his damage at pitcher-friendly Target Field, where he's registered five of his longballs and 17 of his RBIs. 

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