Orioles' Pedro Alvarez: Homers in loss to Astros
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(2:30 am ET) Alvarez hit his third home run, a solo shot, and walked in a 1-for-5 game Tuesday against the Astros.

Alvarez is a pure power hitter and the power just hasn't been there this season. He was mired in a 4-for-26 slump in the nine games since his last home run May 8, and he's hitting just .191/.300/.351. As much as he needed Tuesday's home run, he also struck out three more times and now has 24 strikeouts in just 94 at-bats this year.


Red Sox's David Ortiz: Racks up stats
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(5/24/2016) Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double, four RBI, a run and a walk during Tuesday's win against the Rockies.

Big Papi had another monster day at the plate, and he sits near the top in the vast majority of the offensive statistics in the AL. The 40-year-old DH has three straight multi-hit games, and has hit .750 with seven RBI over that span.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion: Strikes out twice
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(5/24/2016) Encarnacion went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday against the Yankees.

Encarnacion went hitless for the second straight day, and he's gone 1-for-16 over the past four games. His average has plummeted to .235 as a result of this mini slump.


Twins' Byung-ho Park: Out of lineup Tuesday
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(5/24/2016) Park is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.

Miguel Sano will serve as the DH on Tuesday with manager Paul Molitor sliding the left-handed Oswaldo Arcia into right field against righty Edinson Volquez, which leaves Park as the odd man out. Park figures to rejoin the lineup Wednesday following his off day.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: To play at least one more rehab game
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(5/24/2016) Rodriguez (hamstring) is slated to play at least one more rehab game at Double-A Trenton beyond Tuesday, Brendan Kuty of The Star-Ledger reports.

Rodriguez was initially expected to return to the Yankees on Tuesday, but the team instead sent him to Trenton for a brief rehab stint. Rodriguez with DH for the Thunder on Tuesday and will appear in at least one more game, likely Wednesday, before making his return to the major league club. It's also possible the Yankees could keep Rodriguez on rehab through Thursday, when Trenton finishes up a four-game homestand.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: Playing in rehab game Tuesday
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(5/24/2016) Rodriguez is slated to play in a rehab game at Double-A Trenton on Tuesday.

The Yankees had intimated over the weekend that Rodriguez would return to the big league lineup Tuesday, but it looks as though the team has instead opted to send the veteran on a rehab assignment. The stint figures to be brief, though, with Rodriguez likely returning to New York before the end of the week.


Angels' Albert Pujols: Homers to provide only runs in win over Rangers
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(5/23/2016) Pujols homered, a two-run shot, in a 1-for-4 game in Monday's win over Texas.

Pujols's home run accounted for the only two runs in a pitcher's duel Monday in Arlington. The home run ball continues to be the main way Pujols is contributing for the Angels, as his batting line is mediocre at .228/.307/.409. Still, he's making it count, as he's on pace for 108 RBI and 76 runs scored. His batting average, however, is a huge drag despite his solid contact rate (11.2 strikeout percentage), and considering his .213 BABIP is right in line with the .217 mark he mustered last year, it's hard to project much improvement from Pujols in that department as the season goes on.


White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Back in lineup Monday night
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(5/23/2016) Garcia will bat seventh in Game 2 against the Indians on Monday.

Garcia got the afternoon off while Jimmy Rollins served at the team's designated hitter, but things will go back to normal Monday night with Garcia getting the nod.


White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Sits out for third game in a row
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(5/23/2016) Garcia is not in the starting lineup for the first game of the White Sox's doubleheader against the Indians on Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

This marks the third game in a row that Garcia hasn't cracked the starting lineup, as well as the fourth time in the past five games. The White Sox have elected to employ more of a rotating designated hitter position as of late, which may to blame for the recent string of bench-sitting, although the 24-year-old's .248 batting average and career-high 24.6 percent strikeout rate certainly don't help his case. Brett Lawrie will get a crack at being Chicago's DH for game one, although there's a decent chance that Garcia could get a start in game two if the White Sox decide to rest some of their starters for the nightcap.


Tigers' Victor Martinez: Clubs sixth home run Sunday
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(5/23/2016) Martinez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and his sixth home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Rays.

He'd gone nearly a month without putting a ball in the bleachers, but otherwise Martinez has enjoyed a solid May, slashing .329/.375/.397 in 73 at-bats. He remains a key part of a Tigers' offense that has begun firing on all cylinders lately.


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