Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks (ankle) not able to start on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:08 pm ET) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks remains sidelined due to an ankle injury, and is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Cardinals. Middlebrooks hasn't played since spraining his right ankle in a game on Sunday.

Manager: Nationals 1B Zimmerman, 3B Rendon not running yet
by Marty Gitlin |
(3:51 pm ET) Matt Williams has admitted that neither Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (foot) nor third baseman Anthony Rendon (quad) are running yet as they try to progress in their respective rehabs from injuries, per the Washington Times.

Zimmerman has been out for four weeks. Rendon is only nine days removed from his placement on the disabled list.

Williams added that both are making progress, but it appears neither is close to returning.

D-Backs' Yasmany Tomas contributes two RBI Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11:23 am ET) Diamondbacks outfielder/third baseman Yasmany Tomas extended the lead to 5-1 on Thursday against the Rockies with a two-RBI double off Scott Oberg in the bottom of the seventh inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats. He also scored a run.

Tomas has two multi-RBI and four multihit games in his last nine starts. He is batting .333 with one home run, three doubles, six RBI, six runs, three walks and four strikeouts in that span.

Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter gets two hits, two walks in loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2 for 4 with two walks and a RBI in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Carpenter entered the game with just two hits over his last 12 at-bats.

Phillies LF Cody Asche homers, records two RBI in loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Phillies left fielder Cody Asche hit his fourth home run of the season during Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Asche went 3 for 5 with two RBI. He hit a two-run blast off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the second inning.

Over his last 12 games, Asche is hitting .381 with 16 hits, two home runs and five RBI.

Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks misses third straight start
by Michael Hurcomb |
(7/2/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks missed a third straight start Thursday against the Cardinals due to a sprained right ankle. Yangervis Solarte continues to start at third base in his absence.

Middlebrooks did agility drills on the field Thursday, per He could be back in the lineup Friday.

Middlebrooks has struggled offensively for several weeks, as he is batting .183 in his last 27 games.

Braves' Juan Uribe has three home runs in last four games
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(7/2/2015) Braves third baseman Juan Uribe hit his third home run in the last four games during Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Nationals.

The solo home run was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Over his last nine games, Uribe is hitting .214 with three home runs and three RBI.

Cubs hold Kris Bryant out of Thursday's lineup
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(7/2/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was not in the lineup for Thursday's game at the New York Mets, according to MLB Lineups.

Bryant was replaced at third by Jonathan Herrera, who will bat seventh. Bryant is hitting .171 with two home runs and four RBI in his last 12 games.

The Cubs are the underdogs (+125) at New York on Thursday.

Diamondbacks SS Aaron Hill goes yard in loss to Dodgers
by Jason Butt |
(7/2/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Aaron Hill blasted his fourth home run of the season in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers. 

Hill finished the game 1 for 3 with his homer a solo shot off of Brett Anderson. Hill recorded another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the game, giving him two for the game and 20 for the year. Hill now holds a slash line of .224/.284/.333.

Phillies 3B Maikel Franco records three hits, two RBI in loss
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 3 for 4 with three doubles and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.

Franco is hitting a whopping .392 with 20 hits, five doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI over his last 12 games.

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