D-Backs SP Chase Anderson may make one more rehab start
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:08 am ET) After throwing four innings during a rehab outing in the minors Sunday, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said pitcher Chase Anderson may need another rehab start before returning to the team, reports The Arizona Republic.

Anderson was expected to replace Zack Godley in the rotation, but Hale said he is considering using a six-man rotation.

"That would help that, just get guys extra days," Hale said. "With [Patrick Corbin] coming back from Tommy John and all our young guys starting to pile up the innings. But it's tough to do that with still keeping seven bullpen guys. We would probably have to lose a position player. That's a very tough decision to make."


Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon collects four hits in Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(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' A.J. Pierzynski homers among four hits to extend streak
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:43 am ET) Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski had a big night at the plate on Monday. The veteran backstop went 4 for 6, including a game-tying, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Piersynski hit the homer, his seventh of the season, off Giants closer Santiago Casilla, en route to the Braves' 8-7 walk-off win in extra innings. 

This was Pierzynski's third four-hit game of the season, and he is now hitting .460 over his current nine-game hitting streak.


Cubs-Pirates postponed Monday due to rain; make-up date TBD
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:39 am ET) Monday's game between the Cubs and Pirates has been postponed due to rain. After two rain delays totaling more than three hours, the game was called in the fourth inning with the score tied 1-1.

A make-up date for the game has not yet been announced. 

Cubs manager will talk with Monday's starter Jon Lester regarding his next start. He could come back a day or two early, according to ESPN.com.

The Pirates announced that they will stay with their current rotation and keep everyone on regular rest, meaning Monday's starter Francisco Liriano will toe the rubber again on Sunday. 

Both starters were removed from the game following the first delay, which lasted two hours.


Rockies SP Eddie Butler allows seven runs in Monday's loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:12 am ET) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler struggled from the first inning on during Monday's 8-7 loss to the Mariners.

Butler gave up four runs in the first inning en route to seven runs on seven hits over four innings of work. He surrendered back-to-back home runs to Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz in the second inning and another to Brad Miller in the third. He also struck out two and walked one.

Butler is now 3-8 with a 5.45 ERA. He is winless in his last four starts and has one quality start in those outings.


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' Jace Peterson collects three hits, homers in win Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:07 am ET) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson filled up the boxscore in Monday's 8-7 win over the Giants. Peterson went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double, RBI and two runs scored. Peterson's big blow was a three-run home run in the sixth, to cut the Giants' lead to 6-3. 

It was Peterson's fifth home run of the year. He has now homered in back-to-back games after going 27 games without one. 


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 | CBSSports.com
(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.


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.


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