Twins' Miguel Sano gets first career hit in debut on Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:35 am ET) Twins rookie Miguel Sano recorded his first big-league hit in his Major League debut on Thursday. Sano went 1 for 4 on the evening, and his lone hit came in his final at-bat in the ninth inning. It was a slow tapper to third base that he beat out for an infield single. The Twins went on to beat the Royals 2-0.

"I feel really happy, not for the single, but for my team winning tonight," Sano said, per MLB.com. "It's my goal to try to win a lot of games this year."


Red Sox DH David Ortiz blasts three-run home run on Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 1 for 5 in Thursday's 12-6 win over the Blue Jays. The one hit was a three-run home run, his 14th dinger of the season. The blast got the scoring started for the Red Sox, who put up an eight-run first inning on Thursday.

Ortiz has now homered eight times in his last 21 games. Despite the power surge, Ortiz is still batting just .179 over his last 10 contests.


Rangers DH Prince Fielder records two hits, walk in win
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder continued his recent surge at the plate during Thursday's 2-0 win over the Orioles.

Fielder went 2 for 3 with a walk in the game. Over his last 11 games, Fielder is hitting an impressive .415 with 17 hits, four doubles and two RBI.


Rays DH Grady Sizemore drives in two runs in Thursday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Rays designated hitter Grady Sizemore was able to drive in two runs during Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Indians.

Sizemore went 2 for 4 with two strikeouts during the game. Sizemore is 6 for 18 with one home run and four RBI in four games for the Rays this season.


Twins prospect Miguel Sano starts at DH in MLB debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Twins prospect Miguel Sano was immediately placed in the starting lineup Thursday against the Royals following his promotion from Double-A Chattanooga. He served as the team's DH and hit sixth against veteran right-hander Chris Young.

Sano hit .254 with a .353 on-base percentage, .483 slugging percentage and .836 OPS in 201 at-bats against righties in Double-A this season. He also had one triple, 14 doubles, 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 40 runs, 30 walks and 60 strikeouts against right-handers.


Twins officially promote Miguel Sano to major-league roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Twins announced Thursday third base prospect Miguel Sano was called up from Double-A Chattanooga. He will be available for Thursday's game against the Royals and will wear No. 22.

Sano has been considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America since 2010, making it as high as No. 6 in 2014. MLB.com has had Sano among the top 100 prospects since 2012, ranking him as high as No. 4 in '14. Coming into 2015, Baseball America had Sano ranked 13th, while MLB.com had him ranked 11th.

The 22-year-old prospect, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, has a career .278/.373/.564/.937 slash line in 445 games in the minors. He has totaled 105 home runs.


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes slugging .623 in last 17 games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Orioles infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes homered among two hits Wednesday against the Rangers. He had a solo home run off Nick Martinez in the fourth inning and an RBI groundout off Martinez in the sixth.

Pareded, who has 10 home runs, has homered four times in his last 17 games (14 starts). He is batting .377 with a .623 slugging percentage, 1.023 OPS, three doubles, 13 RBI, 12 runs, three walks and 15 strikeouts in that span.


Indians DH David Murphy given day off Thursday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Indians designated hitter David Murphy was not in the lineup for Thursday's game at Tampa Bay, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group. He was replaced by Ryan Raburn, who will bat fourth.

Murphy is hitting .375 with two home runs and five RBI in his last 11 games.

The Indians are favored (-120) at Tampa Bay on Thursday.


Rays to activate Matt Moore, option Marc Krauss
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Rays are set to activate pitcher Matt Moore from the 60-day disabled list before Thursday's game against the Indians, according to MLB.com

This was expected as Moore has been slated to start this game. To make room for Moore, the Rays are will option designated hitter Marc Krauss to Triple-A Durham. 

Moore will make his 2015 debut after returning from Tommy John surgery. 


Royals 1B Kendrys Morales goes yard in loss to Astros
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Royals first baseman Kendrys Morales hit his 10th home run of the season in Wednesday night's 6-5 loss to the Astros. 

Morales hit a two-run homer and finished the game 1 for 3. Morales has now hit two home runs in his past 10 games. He is now posting a .287/.350/.469 slash line for the season. 


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