Hunter Pence leads Giants to victory with late homer on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Right fielder Hunter Pence put the Giants up for good, when he hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Braves. Pence, who drove in four runs in the game, blasted his seventh home run of the year, breaking a 3-3 tie late in the game.

Pence has cooled off a bit lately, batting .250 (8 for 32) with two home runs in his past eight games. 

Thumb injury keeps Padres' Justin Upton out of lineup on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers. Upton was lifted from Monday's game due to a bone bruise on his thumb, and he is seemingly not well enough to start on Tuesday. The team is expected to provide an update on his status in the near future.

Will Venable will get the start in left field and bat sixth in place of Upton on Tuesday.

Reds activate RP Manny Parra from DL, option Kyle Waldrop
by Michael Hurcomb |
(8/4/2015) The Reds reinstated reliever Manny Parra, who has been sidelined since July 20 due to a sprained left elbow, from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. To clear a roster spot, outfielder Kyle Waldrop was optioned to Triple-A Louisville.

Giants CF Angel Pagan unable to start again Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb |
(8/4/2015) Giants center fielder Angel Pagan missed a second straight start Tuesday against the Braves due to issues with both knees. Pagan did pinch-hit Monday, but recorded an out in his only at-bat.

Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon collects four hits in Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/4/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 6 at the plate with one RBI during Monday's 8-7 loss to the Mariners. He also scored one run.

Prior to his four-hit game Monday, Blackmon was hitting .313 with four doubles and three RBI in his last 13 games.

Braves' Adonis Garcia belts walk-off home run on Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Braves 30-year-old rookie Adonis Garcia came through with the biggest hit of the night, a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th to give the Braves the 8-7 win over the Giants on Monday.

Garcia, who finished the game 2 for 6 with a double and two runs scored, blasted a two-run shot with the Braves down by a run. It was his third home run of the season, and certainly the biggest of his young career so far.

Padres OF Justin Upton dealing with thumb bruise
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/3/2015) Padres outfielder Justin Upton is considered day to day after sustaining a bruise to his right thumb, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Upton went 1 for 4 with one run scored during Monday's win over the Brewers before being lifted for a pinch hitter.

Prior to Monday's contest, Upton was hitting .161 with four home runs and 11 RBI in his last 16 games.

Michael Conforto drives in three for Mets
by Shawn Krest |
(8/3/2015) Mets left fielder Michael Conforto went 2 for 4 with three RBI in Monday's win over Miami. 

Conforto doubled his RBI total for the season in Monday's game, driving in his first run since July 26.

He also had his first hit since July 25, snapping a four-game skid spanning 12 at bats. 

Mets' Yoenis Cespedes drives in four with three doubles
by Shawn Krest |
(8/3/2015) Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3 for 5 with a season-high three doubles in Monday's win over Miami. 

Cespedes drove in four runs, the most RBI he's had in a game since driving in six on April 19. 

Cespedes was 1 for 7 as a Met prior to Monday's outburst. 

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton still experiencing discomfort in swing
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/3/2015) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will not be able to return during the initial 4-6 week timetable, reports the Miami Herald.

Stanton is still experiencing discomfort when he swings a bat. He has been out since June 27 with a broken bone in his hand.

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