Mets RF Michael Cuddyer (knee) remains out of lineup
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(4:05 pm ET) Mets right fielder Michael Cuddyer, who is dealing with a lingering knee injury, is not in the lineup for Saturday's matcup against the Dodgers.

Cuddyer hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game with the injury. He will be replaced by Curtis Granderson in right field on Saturday.


Report: Phillies nearly traded Ben Revere to Angels
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:02 pm ET) The Phillies had worked out a deal to send outfielder Ben Revere to the Angels a few weeks ago, according to a report by the Boston Globe. The trade would have sent pitcher Trevor Gott to the Phillies. 

The Angels reportedly pulled out of the deal at the last minute and tried to replace Gott with another pitching prospect, but an agreement couldn't be reached. 


Nationals CF Michael Taylor slams fifth home run of the season
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(3:02 pm ET) Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor hit his fifth home run of the season during Saturday's win over the Giants.

Taylor went 1 for 5 with a solo blast in the first inning to start off the scoring in what ended as a 9-3 win.

Taylor is hitting .321 with 17 hits, five doubles, a home run and five RBI in his last 14 games.


Nationals RF Bryce Harper gets three hits, slams home run
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(2:50 pm ET) Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper continued his offensive tear through the season during Saturday's matchup against the Giants.

Harper went 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBI. Harper hit a two-run blast, his 25th of the season,  in the first inning to set the tone in the 9-3 win. Harper later hit his 19th double of the season.

Harper is hitting .375 with 18 hits, six doubles, four home runs and nine RBI over his last 13 games.


Padres RF Matt Kemp out of lineup amid struggles
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:13 pm ET) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp will not be in the lineup against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Kemp has struggled at the plate over his last four games, hitting .071 with just one hit and three strikeouts.


Cardinals shuffle lineup prior to Saturday's matchup
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(11:52 am ET) The Cardinals tweaked their lineup prior to Saturday's game against the Padres.

Second baseman Kolten Wong, who has hit from the leadoff spot 39 times this season, will hit from the sixth spot. Replacing Wong at the top of the lineup is center fielder Thomas Pham.

Wong is hitting .314 with four double and six RBI over his last nine games. Pham was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Friday and went 0 for 3 during his debut.


Giants LF Ryan Lollis makes season debut against Nationals
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(9:41 am ET) Giants left fielder Ryan Lollis will make his season debut on Saturday against the Nationals.

Lollis, who will bat in the seventh spot of the lineup, was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday. He has a career .291/.359/.398 slash line over seven seasons in the minors.


Nationals CF Denard Span out of lineup Saturday
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(9:20 am ET) Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Giants.

Span, who is just taking a day off and is not injured, will be replaced by Michael Taylor in center field and in the leadoff spot.

Span has been hot with his bat lately, hitting .381 with eight hits over his last six games.


Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon goes yard in loss to Diamondbacks
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(1:33 am ET) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon hit his 11th home run during Friday evening's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks. 

Blackmon hit a solo shot to lead the game off in the first inning. Blackmon finished the game 1 for 4. The homer snapped a two-game hitless streak for Blackmon and is the second long ball in his past five games. 

Blackmon is now slashing .269/.344/.442. 


Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen hits homer in loss to Indians
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(1:17 am ET) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen crushed his 10th home run of the season in Friday night's 5-2 loss to the Indians. 

McCutchen's homer was a solo shot as he finished the game 1 for 2. McCutchen also drew two walks during the game. McCutchen has now recorded a hit in five consecutive games. For the season, McCutchen is slashing .296/.390/.493. 


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