Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Healed injury helping boost in power
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(9:04 pm ET) Polanco attributes part of his power surge to a June shoulder injury which led him to follow through his swing with both hands on the bat. "I'm getting good extension and the ball is carrying more," Polanco told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "A couple months ago, because my right shoulder was a little (sore), I couldn't finish with one hand. I liked it, so I stay with that."

Eight of Polanco's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases, including three homers. He slid back into the cleanup spot Sunday after batting both second and fifth, respectively, in the team's last four games.

Pirates' Starling Marte: Homers for first time since July
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(8:36 pm ET) Marte's homer Sunday marked just his second long ball in the last 241 plate appearances.

He's already belted a career-high 32 doubles, but if the outfielder finds his power stroke -- he's hit only eight home runs after going deep 19 times in 2015 -- then fantasy owners could be in for a ride. Marte might have to wait until after Monday, however. Pittsburgh faces Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field. Marte has five singles in 23 career at-bats versus the righty, though he's swiped five bags.

Blue Jays' Jose Bautista: Three hits from leadoff spot Sunday
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(8:24 pm ET) Bautista went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

it was his first three-hit game of the season but Bautista has been swinging a hot stick since coming off the DL four games ago, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with two walks, three doubles and five runs scored. Hitting in the leadoff spot will limit his RBI opportunities, but with Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion slugging behind him Bautista should continue to cross the plate frequently.

Twins' Miguel Sano: Two RBI in Sunday's loss
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(8:06 pm ET) Sano went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He's started to make better contact again, hitting .318 (7-for-22) over his last five games, but Sano has also struck out nine times without drawing a walk during that stretch. Until he begins to tame his plate discipline issues, consistent production will be tough to come by for the 23-year-old.

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Placed on waivers
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(8:04 pm ET) Puig was placed on waivers on Sunday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Despite Puig improving at the Triple-A level, the Dodgers have placed him on waivers. He's reportedly been claimed, however the receiving team hasn't yet released a statement. There will likely be more updates on his status in the near future.

Orioles' Mark Trumbo: Cranks MLB-leading 40th homer Sunday
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(6:50 pm ET) Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a two-run shot, his MLB-leading 40th home run of the season, in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

The blasts have been coming in bunches for Trumbo lately, as he's hit homers in back-to-back games four times in August en route to 10 total home runs on the month along with 21 RBI. He's hitting just .197 (17-for-87) during August though, so it's been feast or famine for Trumbo at the plate.

Athletics' Khris Davis: Blasts 34th homer of 2016 on Sunday
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(5:56 pm ET) Davis went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs Sunday against the Cardinals.

Davis has now homered seven times over his last fifteen games to give him 34 bombs on the year. Despite moving from homer-friendly Miller Park, he's easily set his career-high in homers in his first year with the Athletics. In addition, his .258 average is high highest number since seeing full-time work in 2014.

Rays' Nick Franklin: Clubs solo homer Sunday
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(4:58 pm ET) Franklin went 3-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Astros.

Franklin has left the yard four times over his last 28 at-bats and he's now slugging .539 in 107 at-bats on the year. The four-year veteran has been a career part-timer, but he currently has a career-high .304 batting average.

Reds' Scott Schebler: Monster game Saturday
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(4:28 pm ET) Scheduler homered twice in Saturday's romp over the Diamondbacks and Zack Godley, going 3-for-5 with five RBI.

Schebler certainly likes the friendly hitting environment in the desert, going 5-for-10 in the first two games of the series. He's still struggling to make consistent contact at the big league level, striking out 24.1% of the time in the big leagues this year, which puts his average perpetually at-risk.

Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Blasts 20th bomb of season Sunday
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(4:24 pm ET) Polanco went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Sunday against the Brewers.

Polanco hit his fifth homer since August 9, giving him 20 on the year, and he's now slashing .274/.340/.502. He's currently posting career-highs in homers, RBI, batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

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