Mariners OF Nelson Cruz hits 30th home run of season Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(12:56 am ET) Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz connected off Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler for his 30th home run of the season during Monday's 8-7 win. The solo shot was his only RBI of the game. He finished the contest 3 for 4 with one walk.

Prior to Monday's win, Cruz was hitting .407 with eight home runs and 12 RBI in his last 13 games.

Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon collects four hits in Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(12:44 am ET) 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
(12:01 am ET) 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.

Adam Eaton has 11-game hit streak snapped for White Sox
by Shawn Krest |
(8/3/2015) White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton went 0 for 4 in Monday's loss to Tampa Bay. 

Eaton's hitless game snapped an 11-game hitting streak. He hit .455 with 1.274 OPS over the streak.  

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.

Diamondbacks LF David Peralta hits two-run homer in win Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta went 2 for 4 in the 6-4 win over the Nationals on Monday. He singled and connected on his 10th home run of the season.

Peralta's two-run smash gave the Diamondbacks a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. He is batting .387 with seven RBI over his past nine games (seven starts). 

Angels' Matt Joyce begins workouts Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/3/2015) Angels outfielder Matt Joyce was able to conduct a workout Monday for the first time since suffering a concussion last week, reports

"I did some bike, did some core activation stuff, and everything feels good," Joyce said Monday.

Joyce was experiencing headaches and dizziness from the concussion, but those symptoms have subsided. He is scheduled to see a doctor Monday.

"A lot of it's up to [the doctors], just to see how things progress, how long it takes and how far you can push it without having any issues," Joyce said.

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