Astros SS Carlos Correa goes deep again in loss on Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:26 am ET) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is certainly making his case for American League Rookie of the Year this season. On Monday, Correa hit his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. The early lead wouldn't hold however, as the Astros lost 12-9 to the Rangers.

The home run was Correa's fifth in his past seven games, and he is batting .345 with seven RBI over that stretch.


Giants SS Brandon Crawford goes deep twice in loss Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:11 am ET) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford had a big game at the plate in Monday's 8-7 loss to the Braves. Crawford went 2 for 5 with a pair of home runs off starter Mike Foltynewicz. 

Crawford slugged a solo shot in the second inning, and then added a two-run blast in the fourth. This was the second two-home run game of Crawford's career, and he now has four big flies in his past seven games.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has bone bruise on thumb
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) An MRI on Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons' thumb revealed that he is suffering from a bone bruise, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Simmons originnaly injured the thumb in Saturday's game, and hasn't played since.

The Braves did not indicate how long they expect Simmons to remain sidelined with the injury.


Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed homers among four hits in win
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Shorstop Nick Ahmed got the Diamondbacks on the board early, as he belted a solo home run in the third inning of Monday's 6-4 win over the Nationals. Ahemed, who went 4 for 4 and scored twice, cranked out his seventh home run of the season.

Ahmed had been struggling at the plate, as the four hits on Monday matches the total from his previous seven games. The four-hit game was the first of his young career.


Indians recall INF Jose Ramirez from Triple-A on Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) The Indians have recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus, as part of a series of moves on Monday. He is in the starting lineup against the Angels, playing second base and leading off, in place of the injured Jason Kipnis.

Ramirez started the season with the Indians, but struggled offensively. He has hit just .176 one home run and eight RBI while going back-and-forth between the big leagues and Triple-A.

With the Clippers, Ramirez is batting a more-respectable .293 with 13 doubles.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons sidelined again Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons missed a second straight start Monday against the Giants due to a thumb injury, which could require a stint on the disabled list. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Daniel Castro.

The team is awaiting the results of an MRI before determining how long Simmons will be out, reports MLB.com.

"He took an MRI," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday, "[but] Dr. [Gary] Laurie hasn't read it yet. He's going to be here tonight so I'm sure as soon as he reads it, examines him, we'll get a better read on it."

Since a four-hit game June 20, Simmons is batting .196 (22 for 112) in his last 34 games. He has one double, two RBI, six runs, 11 walks and 11 strikeouts in that span.


Adeiny Hechavarria hits walk-off for Marlins
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria hit a walk-off three-run home run in Sunday's win over Cincinnati. 

Hechavarria went 2 for 4 and has five hits in his last three games. He homered for the first time since June 25 and hit his first career walk-off. 


Hinch: Astros 3B Jed Lowrie not ready to play three straight days
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Astros new starting third baseman Jed Lowrie is making his second straight start Sunday, but will likely not play Monday in Texas. A.J. Hinch has stated that he's not yet ready to play Lowrie three straight days, per MLB.com.

Lowrie came back Thursday from a three-month stint on the disabled list with a thumb injury. He is 1-for-7 since his return.


Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) a no-go Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) A thumb injury has Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons sidelined Sunday against Philadelphia.

Simmons sustained the injury while diving for a ball in the Saturday defeat to the Phillies. X-rays came back negative, but it remains to be seen how long he is out. He will be evaluated Monday in Atlanta, at which time it will be determined if he needs to go on the disabled list, per MLB.com.

To add insult to injury, Simmons was in a 2-for-20 slide when he went down.


Astros SS Carlos Correa pops two home runs in win on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa had yet another big night at the plate in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The top prospect went 2 for 5 with a pair of home runs in the big victory.

Correa got the Astros on the board early when he slugged a solo home run in the first inning. He later added a two-run shot in the sixth to close out the scoring for the Astros. 

The 20-year-old has hit safely in 15 of his past 16 games, batting .357 with three home runs and 13 RBI over that stretch.


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