Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, Troy Tulowitzki out of lineup Monday
by R.J. White |
(10:18 am ET) Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki are out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.

Blackmon will get a break after starting 12 straight games, and Brandon Barnes will man both center field and the leadoff spot in the lineup. Tulowitzki is sitting for the second time in three games and will be replaced by Daniel Descalso, who's batting eighth.

The Rockies are underdogs (+132) on Monday, per

Gonzalez, LeMahieu and Rosario have days off for Rockies
by Jason Butt |
(5/24/2015) After playing both games of Saturday's doubleheader, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is getting the day off on Sunday against the Giants. 

Brandon Barnes will fill in for Gonzalez and bat sixth. 

Infielder DJ LeMahieu is also getting the day off. Daniel Descalso will play second base instead. Ben Paulsen is filling in for Wilin Rosario, who also has the day off. 

Cubs' Jonathan Herrera gets start at second base
by Jason Butt |
(5/24/2015) Cubs infielder Jonathan Herrera will start at second base on Sunday for the Cubs with Addison Russell getting the day off. He will bat ninth, with starting pitcher Jason Hammel hitting eighth. 

Herrera is slashing .220/.238/.268 for the season. 

The rest of the Cubs' lineup is the same from Saturday. 

Dodgers 3B Alex Guerrero returns to lineup
by Jason Butt |
(5/24/2015) Dodgers third baseman Alex Guerrero has returned to the lineup after taking Saturday's game against the Padres off. 

Guerrero will hit sixth after Justin Turner filled in his spot a day ago. 

Outfielder Enrique Hernandez is batting seventh and catcher Austin Barnes is batting eighth. 

Derek Norris, Alexi Amarista return to lineup for Padres
by Jason Butt |
(5/24/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris is back in the lineup for Sunday's series-finale against the Dodgers. Norris will bat fifth. 

Norris had a day off on Saturday. Alexi Amarista is also back in the lineup and will play third base. This moves Cory Spangenberg from third to second base. Spangenberg will bat six Amarista will hit eighth. 

Outfielder Will Venable, who hit fifth on Saturday, will bat second Sunday. 

Cardinals' Matt Holliday (left arm contusion) out against Royals
by Jason Butt |
(5/24/2015) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will not play in Sunday's game against the Royals. 

Heading out to left field in his spot will be Mark Reynolds, who was the designated hitter on Saturday. Jhonny Peralta will be St. Louis' DH and Pete Kozma will play shortstop. 

In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward is out due to left hip tightness. 

Peralta will hit third, Reynolds will his hit seventh and Kozma will bat ninth. 

Giants' Brandon Crawford sits, Joaquin Arias in at shortstop
by Jason Butt |
(5/24/2015) Shorstop Brandon Crawford is sitting out of Sunday's series-finale against the Rockies. 

Crawford rested on Thursday and appears to be doing the same for this game as well. In his place at shortstop will be Joaquin Arias, who is penciled in to bat eighth. 

Buster Posey and Nori Aoki are in the lineup after playing one game of Saturday's doubleheader. 

Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker out of Pirates' lineup
by Shawn Krest |
(5/24/2015) First baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker are both out of the Pirates' Sunday lineup. 

Alvarez is replaced by Sean Rodriguez, who gets his second start of the year at first base. Rodriguez will hit sixth.

Walker's absence requires shifts at all other infield positions. Josh Harrison moves over from third place to replace Walker at second. Jung Ho Kang moves to third from shortstop, and Jordy Mercer returns to the lineup at short, for just the second time in eight games. 

Brewers' Jean Segura expected to be back this Friday
by Jason Butt |
(5/24/2015) Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is expected to be activated from the disabled list by this Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 

Segura, who has a broken finger, has an MRI scheduled for Monday to determine whether his injury has healed or not. The expectation is that he'll be good to go. It hasn't been decided whether Segura will have a brief minor-league rehab assignment or not

"I think we're down to days with them," said manager Craig Counsell. "I'm optimistic. They're taking big steps at this point, which is what you want to see. You kind of see the light here with both of those guys."

In 34 games, Segura is slashing .262/.306/.373. 

Pedro Ciriaco replaces Alberto Callaspo in Braves' lineup
by Shawn Krest |
(5/24/2015) Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game after four straight starts at the position. 

He's replaced by Pedro Ciriaco, who starts for the second time this season at the hot corner. 

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