Indians' Brandon Moss hits fifth home run in win over Royals
by Jason Butt |
(12:46 am ET) Indians outfielder Brandon Moss hit his fifth home run of the season in the ninth inning of Wednesday night's 10-3 win over the Royals. 

Moss took a 2-1 pitch to deep right field for the solo homer. He finished the game 2 of 5 with three RBI. The other two RBI he recorded came on a double to right field in the seventh inning. 

Moss is now hitting .241/.298/.506 this season. 

White Sox OF Melky Cabrera hits homer, gets 4 RBI in win
by Jason Butt |
(12:26 am ET) White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday night's 7-6 win over the Tigers. 

Cabrera went yard to right field on a 2-1 pitch that scored Micah Johnson and Adam Eaton. It's Cabrera's first home run of the season. He finished the game with four RBI as he also drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. 

Cabrera is now hitting .277/.330/.330 for the season. 

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo hits homer in win over Astros
by Jason Butt |
(12:02 am ET) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run home run in the second inning of Wednesday night's 11-3 victory over the Astros. 

Choo took a 2-1 pitch over the left field wall that also drove in Delino DeShields. Though he hit a homer, he finished the game 1 for 5 with three strikeouts. He's now hitting .154/.264/.346 for the season. 

Rangers OF Carlos Peguero hits 2 home runs in win over Astros
by Jason Butt |
(5/6/2015) Only in the past two days has Rangers outfielder Carlos Peguero been hitting with power. 

Experiencing a slump for much of the first month of the season, Peguero hit two home runs in Wednesday night's 11-3 win over the Astros. He hit one on Tuesday, giving him three homers in the past two games. Those are also his first three home runs of the season. 

Peguero's first homer was a solo shot hit to left center off of Samuel Deduno in the second inning. His second, also a solo homer, came off of Will Harris in the seventh. 

Peguero is now hitting .238/.389/.548. 

Twins OF Eddie Rosario hits first-pitch homer in MLB debut
by Jason Butt |
(5/6/2015) Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario hit a solo home run in the third inning of Wednesday's 13-0 win over the Athletics. 

This was Rosario's first major-league game and he swung on the first pitch he saw. The homer came in the third inning and was off of Scott Kazmir. Rosario finished his first-ever MLB game 1 for 4. 

Twins' Eduardo Escobar goes 3 for 4 in win over Athletics
by Jason Butt |
(5/6/2015) Twins outfielder Eduardo Escobar had his best game of the 2015 season in Wednesday night's 13-0 win over the Athletics. 

Escobar went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in the sixth inning and a two-run double in the seventh. He also drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the third. Escobar entered the game with five total RBI for the season and doubled his total with Wednesday's output. 

In three games against the Athletics this series, Escobar has gone 6 for 11 at the plate. 

Escobar is now batting .225/.243/.380. 

Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits fifth homer Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(5/6/2015) Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 5-3 loss to the Rays Wednesday.

Betts cracked his fifth home run of the season in the eighth inning to bring his team to within one run, but the Rays added another run in the ninth and the Red Sox couldn't rally in the final inning. Betts has now picked up three home runs in the last two games and is hitting .234/.310/.432 with 18 RBI and five stolen bases in 111 at-bats.

Astros OF George Springer heads to 7-day DL
by Jason Butt |
(5/6/2015) The Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 7-day concussion disabled list, the team announced Wednesday night. 

Springer crashed into the wall in the outfield while making a catch on Tuesday. He was evaluated for a concussion, with Robbie Grossman starting in his place. 

To replace Springer on the roster, the Astros are planning to call up Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno.

Tucker is hitting .320 in the minors and has hit 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 25 games played. 

Red Sox's Rusney Castillo collects two hits in Triple-A Tuesday
by R.J. White |
(5/6/2015) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's game with Triple-A Pawtucket, and manager John Farrell believes Castillo is starting to show better timing after dealing with an injury in April, reports.

"Looks like he’s starting to get a little bit better timing, just through some at-bats," Farrell said. "It’s been start and stop for him this year with spring training and then, unfortunately, the dive at Pawtucket, but a couple of hits here recently after the first 10 at-bats or so just trying to get in the flow of things, but there’s no restriction on games played or at-bats to be taken."

Farrell is looking for consistency and production from Castillo if he's to be in the mix at the major-league level. The outfielder has hit .259/.333/.296 in 27 at-bats with Pawtucket.

Red Sox's Shane Victorino to rehab in Double-A Friday, Saturday
by R.J. White |
(5/6/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is scheduled to rehab with Double-A Portland Friday and Saturday before potentially joining the major-league team Monday in Oakland, reports.

"He’s going to get Friday and Saturday (in Portland) at minimum and if everything goes accordingly, there’s a chance he could, or the plan would be for him to join us in Oakland," manager John Farrell said Wednesday. "We’re projecting two left-handed starters against us in those first two games, that might be a continuation of his progression in terms of number of innings on the field, number of at-bats but Friday and Saturday will tell us a lot."

Victorino has hit .143/.302/.171 with two stolen bases in 35 at-bats.

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