Cardinals' Matt Carpenter has monster night at the plate vs. Rockies
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:35 am ET) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter had a strong night at the plate on Thursday. Carpenter went 4 for 5 with a double, four RBI and four runs scored in the 9-8 win over the Rockies.

Carpenter also knocked a pair of home runs off starter Chris Rusin, including a three-run shot in the second inning. The two longballs give Carpenter 12 on the season.

Over his last 10 games, Carpenter is now batting .297 with three homers and seven RBI.


3B Josh Donaldson blasts 25th homer in Blue Jays win
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Josh Donaldson continues to produce for the Blue Jays, as the third baseman cracked his 25th homer of the season to cap the scoring as Toronto picked up a 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday. 

Donaldson's fourth-inning homer went to deep left-center, and with protection in the new-look Toronto lineup from Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista, Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk. 

Donaldson has six home runs and 19 RBIs in July. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval leaves game for 2nd straight day
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was forced to leave the game for the second consecutive day on Thursday, this time after being hit on the left wrist while striking out in the fourth inning of the game against the White Sox, per the Boston Herald

Sandoval, who left Wednesday's game suffering from dehydration, struck out against Chicago starter Chris Sale for the second time in the fourth, but the pitch also hit him on the wrist, and Sandoval appeared to be in pain afterward. The Red Sox announced that Sandoval suffered a bruised left forearm. 

He was replaced at third for the second straight night by Josh Rutledge. 


Indians recall Lonnie Chisenhall
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) The Indians recalled third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus, the team announced on Thursday. 

Chisenhall hit .209 in a previous stint with the team this year. He joined the team for Thursday's game and is in the starting lineup at DH. 


Scuffling Cubs 3B Kris Bryant out of Thursday lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) Struggling Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has been benched for the Thursday night game in Milwaukee.

Bryant is hitless in four of his last five games and has just one multi-hit performance since July 4. He has just nine hits in his last 68 at-bats. His .249 average is at its lowest point since May 10.


Scuffling Reds 3B Todd Frazier set to sit Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) Reds slugger Todd Frazier is not in the lineup for the Thursday night game against Pittsburgh. There has been no word of any physical issue.

He is in a mini-slump with just three hits in his last 27 at-bats. His .271 average is at its lowest point since June 5.


A's 3B Brett Lawrie busts out with four hits, four RBI on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie had himself quite a night at the plate against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Lawrie went 4 for 5 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.

In the fifth inning, Lawrie brought his team to with a run when he ripped an RBI double to make the score 3-2. In the seventh, he chipped in a two-run single to give the A's a 4-3 lead. And he capped off his night by launching a solo home run, his ninth of the year, in the ninth inning. It was too little too late however, as the Dodgers held on for the 10-7 win.

This was the first four-hit game and third four-RBI game of Lawrie's career. The strong showing at the dish gives Lawrie a .268 batting average over his last 10 games.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval leaves game with dehydration
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Pablo Sandoval left Wednesday's game against the White Sox in the sixth inning with what the Red Sox described as dehydration, per the Boston Herald

Sandoval was 0-for-1 with a walk when he left. He was replaced in the lineup by Josh Rutledge. Sandoval is hitting .262 with eight homers this season. 


Report: Mariners move top prospect D.J. Peterson to Triple-A
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) The Mariners have made the decision to promote top prospect D.J. Peterson to Triple-A Tacoma, according to a report from SeattlePI.com. 

Peterson, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft, didn't light it up at Double-A Jackson, putting up a .223/.290/.346 slash line with seven home runs and 44 RBIs, but started to hit better in the second half, hitting .259 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 29 games. 

The Mariners had hoped to fast-track Peterson to the majors, perhaps by the end of this season, but the 23-year-old will have to produce at Triple-A first. 


Dodgers' Justin Turner (leg) remains unavailable on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Perhaps unsurprisingly, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner remains out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's clash with the A's. Turner was admitted to the emergency room on Tuesday with a skin infection on his leg. 

The Dodgers have not provided a current status update on Turner's condition, but it seems unlikely he would be available for Wednesday's game.

Alex Guerrero, who has been bothered by a stiff back, will make his first start at the hot corner since May 24. He'll bat eighth in the order. 


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