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Braves | Julio Teheran likes pitching at home
Thu, 21 May 2015 19:47:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in four starts at Turner Field this season.


Brewers | Jean Segura back Monday?
Thu, 21 May 2015 19:38:23 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura (finger) could return Monday, May 25, against the San Francisco Giants, manager Craig Counsell said Thursday, May 21.


Giants | Hunter Pence with two more hits
Thu, 21 May 2015 19:01:50 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, May 21, and he has three multi-hit efforts in five games since returning from injury.


Cubs | Kris Bryant continues power surge
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:34:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant hit a home run in the first inning against the San Diego Padres Thursday, May 21, extending his hitting streak to 10 games and giving him five home runs in his last 39 at-bats.


Phillies | Grady Sizemore's role shrinking?
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:26:51 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore was out of the starting lineup for the second game in a row Thursday, May 21.


Phillies | Ryan Howard crushing at Coors Field
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:16:18 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 7-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies Thursday, May 21, and he is hitting .395 in his last nine games at Coors Field.


Rockies | Adam Ottavino doing well
Thu, 21 May 2015 17:45:30 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino (elbow) said his elbow "doesn't hurt or anything" Thursday, May 21, two weeks after undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery.


Rockies | Jorge De La Rosa becomes strikeout leader
Thu, 21 May 2015 17:44:08 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa became the Rockies' franchise leader in strikeouts Thursday, May 21. De La Rosa picked up his 774th career strikeout, moving past former teammate Ubaldo Jimenez.


Braves | Cameron Maybin on tear
Thu, 21 May 2015 17:19:37 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin entered Thursday, May 21, 18-for-53 in his last 18 games, with five extra-base hits, 10 RBI and three stolen bases. Maybin has a career-.289 batting average with five home runs and an on-base percentage of .375 in 27 career games at Turner Field in Atlanta.


Rockies | Brandon Barnes delivers in first start
Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:41 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Brandon Barnes made his first start of the season Thursday, May 21, one day after being called up from Class AAA Albuquerque, and went 4-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run scored.


Diamondbacks | Patrick Corbin pushed back in rehab
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:12:57 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin (elbow) will be given more time to return from Tommy John surgery after he allowed three runs in five innings in an intrasquad game at extended spring training Monday, May 18. Corbin's velocity dipped a bit in his last extended spring outing, and he allowed seven hits while striking out six and walking one.


Braves | Chris Johnson to return next Thursday
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) is set to rejoin the team Thursday, May 28, and he's scheduled to have five at-bats in an extended spring training game Friday, May 22. He'll take batting practice with the Braves over the weekend and head out on a minor league rehab assignment early next week. Johnson was in a platoon at third base with 3B Alberto Callaspo to start the year before he was injured.


Mets | David Wright making progress
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:50:40 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright (back, hamstring) has slowly increased his workload in his rehab this week, but there is no timetable for him to play in a rehab game.


Mets | Lucas Duda mastering lefties
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:40:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda has drastically improved against left-handed pitching in 2015 after struggling last year, and part of the credit is going to former Mets star Keith Hernandez after he worked with Duda before spring training on his approach against southpaws. Hernandez said Duda didn't change anything mechanically, though, and he has like the way he's attacking lefties early in counts. Both of Duda's home runs against lefties Thursday, May 21, were on first pitches.


Cardinals | Jaime Garcia has positive outing
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:32:00 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia walked five but allowed only two runs in seven innings in a loss to the New York Mets Thursday, May 21, in his first outing since June 20 of last season. He allowed five hits (one home run) and struck out three while throwing 60 of his 102 pitches for strikes.


Mets | Lucas Duda goes deep twice
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:22:35 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda hit two home runs in a winning effort Thursday, May 21. He's now hitting .409 with four of his five home runs and six extra-base hits against left-handed pitchers this year. Last year, he hit only .180 against southpaws with two home runs and four extra-base hits in 111 at-bats. Duda was 2-for-3 in the contest with three runs scored, four RBI and a walk to raise his season average to .302.


Mets | Jacob deGrom overpowers Red Birds
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:20:22 -0700

New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom had 11 strikeouts in eight dominant innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 21, and he retired the final 23 hitters after a first-inning single. deGrom also battled through a tender hip and stiff shoulder that had bothered him recently. It was his fifth double-digit strikeout game and first since Sept. 21 of last year. He is now 10-1 with a 1.19 ERA in his last 12 starts at home, with a 1.50 ERA in 16 career games at Citi Field. deGrom went eight innings and allowed just the one hit while walking none Thursday.


Padres | Cory Spangenberg back in leadoff spot
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:33:33 -0700

San Diego Padres 2B Cory Spangenberg is starting at second base and hitting leadoff against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Thursday, May 21. 2B Jedd Gyorko will start on the bench.


Diamondbacks | Josh Collmenter likes facing Cubs
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:11:41 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter has a 1.27 ERA in his career against the Chicago Cubs in six career outings. He faces the Cubs Friday, May 22.


Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas with another multi-hit game
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:08:25 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Yasmany Tomas had two more hits for his sixth straight multi-hit game Thursday, May 21. He went 2-for-5 in the game with a run and RBI to raise his season average to .349.


Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not starting Thursday
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:37:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. C Christian Bethancourt is batting eighth in place of Pierzynski.


Braves | Todd Cunningham not in lineup Thursday
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:33:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Todd Cunningham is out of the starting lineup Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. OF Jonny Gomes is in left field and hitting fifth.


Braves | Cameron Maybin batting second Thursday
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:29:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is batting second Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers.


Brewers | Martin Maldonado sitting
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:50:43 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. C Juan Centeno is starting and hitting seventh in the batting order against Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran.


Brewers | Khris Davis not in lineup
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:46:31 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. OF Gerardo Parra is starting in left field and hitting second in the batting order against Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran.


Rockies | Justin Morneau won't return when eligible
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:44:34 -0700

Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (concussion) will not return to the team when he's eligible to come off the 7-day disabled list, and he'll be at least a few more days, according to manager Walt Weiss.


Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu has labrum repaired
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:06:05 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) has surgery to fix the labrum in his left shoulder Thursday, May 21, and he will not pitch in 2015. However, the chances of him returning in spring training next year are good, according to manager Don Mattingly.


Giants | Brandon Crawford out vs. Dodgers
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:24:59 -0700

San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford is not in the starting lineup against a lefty Thursday, May 21. 3B Joaquin Arias is starting at the 6 and hitting sixth in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.


Giants | Joe Panik taking day off
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:24:27 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. 2B Matt Duffy is starting at the keystone and hitting second in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.


Padres | Matt Kemp mired in bad slump
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:04:28 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is 12-for-69 in the month of May after hitting .326 in April. He stranded six base runners in the team's loss Wednesday, May 20. On the season, Kemp is hitting only .259 with one home run, and his .649 OPS is lower than SS Clint Barmes'.

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