Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Hits third homer Sunday
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(6:15 pm ET) Polanco went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks Sunday against the Reds.

Polanco's third homer of the season gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning of a game they'd go on to lose. After a slow start in the power department, he's now hit three homers in his last nine games to raise his slugging percentage to.539.


Giants' Hunter Pence: Hits fifth homer Sunday
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(5:33 pm ET) Pence went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Sunday at the Mets.

Pence's fifth bomb of the season came off Noah Syndergaard, and gave the Giants a three-run lead in a game the Giants won easily. He has now driven in three runs in back-to-back games to give him 22 on the season, and he raised his slugging percentage to.511.


Giants' Angel Pagan: Strained hamstring diagnosis
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(3:49 pm ET) Pagan has been diagnosed with a mild left hamstring strain and is expected to miss 2-3 days, Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Pagan exited Sunday's matchup with the Mets early after tweaking his leg, but now the specifics of the ailment are known. Considering the injury history of Pagan, look for the Giants to take a conservative approach with reintroducing him to action. In the meantime, Gregor Blanco should see some extra reps in the San Francisco outfield.


Giants' Angel Pagan: Tweaks leg in Sunday's game
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(2:43 pm ET) Pagan appeared to tweak his leg while toward second base on a seventh-inning RBI single and was removed from Sunday's game against the Mets, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

A limping Pagan was tagged out before reaching second base, but he was able to plate a run to give the Giants a 5-0 lead. Gregor Blanco entered the game in the bottom half of the inning to replace Pagan in left field. The Giants should provide more specificity with Pagan's injury after the game.


Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke: Likely out until June
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(2:25 pm ET) Van Slyke (back) isn't expected to return from the disabled list until at least June, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Van Slyke hasn't been cleared to do any baseball activities since being placed on the 15-day DL back on April 12, so until he resumes working out again, it'll be difficult to speculate on a return date. Fortunately for the Dodgers, they're about as well-stocked as any squad in the league in outfield depth, so Van Slyke's ongoing absence shouldn't hurt the team, especially with Carl Crawford (back) recently returning from the DL.


Phillies' Odubel Herrera: Collects two hits while leading off in Saturday victory
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(1:37 pm ET) Herrera went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Indians.

The talented sophomore is now working on an 11-game hitting streak, and has multi-hit efforts in the first two games of the series against the Indians. While the overwhelming majority of his hits over his current streak have been singles, Herrera has also been highly proficient in drawing ree passes. He's already walked 23 times on the season, and is now slashing .313/.462/.425 over his first 80 at-bats.


Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Leading off Sunday
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(12:25 pm ET) Puig will return to the lineup and bat leadoff Sunday against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

In the midst of a 5-for-39 slump, Puig was given the day off Saturday, but will return to a prominent spot in the batting order the very next day. Regular leadoff man Chase Utley will rest with a southpaw on the hill for the opposing Padres, but rather than roll with Enrique Hernandez atop the order (as manager Dave Roberts has done in the past), Puig will be called upon to get things going. A .313 OBP to start the 2016 season doesn't necessarily scream "leadoff man," but Puig does have two hits in three career at-bats against Pomeranz, potentially a sign of better things to come.


Dodgers' Carl Crawford: Out of Sunday's lineup
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(12:21 pm ET) Crawford is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

Due to the Dodgers' outfield depth, manager Dave Roberts will likely have the freedom to rest Crawford every time a lefty takes the mound for the opposing team, including Sunday's matchup against southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Crawford is just 5-for-25 at the dish since returning to the lineup, but that likely isn't the primary reason Enrique Hernandez will receive the start in left field.


Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Not in Sunday's lineup
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(12:15 pm ET) Pederson is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

Pederson will take a seat with lefty Drew Pomeranz on the hill for the Padres, allowing Trayce Thompson to get the start in center field. Thompson appears to be the regular option against southpaws, as he's started over Pederson each time the Dodgers have faced a lefty this year. After batting .216 against left-handed pitching in 2015 and starting this season 2-for-10, the Dodgers seem comfortable utilizing Pederson in this platoon.


Marlins' Christian Yelich: Gets day off Sunday
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(11:31 am ET) Yelich is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Yelich gets his first off day of the year Sunday with manager Don Mattingly giving Ichiro Suzuki the nod in left. Through 23 games this season, Yelich has lived up to preseason expectations, slashing .346/.471/.481 with 18 walks against just 17 strikeouts. He figures to rejoin the lineup when the Marlins return from their road trip Tuesday to host the Diamondbacks.


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