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J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 against the Phillies on Wednesday night, recording at least one hit in his sixth straight game. This was also his second multiple-hit game of that stretch. Realmuto's average now sits at .354 on the year.
Wade Miley only gave up two runs over seven innings to the Rays on Tuesday, but he did walk six and ended up with the loss as the Orioles were shut out 2-0. Despite the walks, Miley turned in his third consecutive quality start.
Joe Ross was touched up by the Rockies for five runs over 4 2/3 innings on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Ross, he fell just one out short of earning a win, as the Nationals jumped out to a 7-0 lead early and went on to win 15-12.
Trea Turner went 4-for-6 on Tuesday, hitting for the cycle and driving in seven runs in the process. Turner has hits in four out of five games since returning from the disabled list, including two multiple-hit games. Tuesday's performance raised his batting average from .219 to .289.
Josh Rutledge was activated from the disabled list Tuesday by the Red Sox. Rutledge takes Pablo Sandoval's spot on the roster, as the latter was just placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee strain.
Pablo Sandoval has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Red Sox with a right knee strain. Sandoval left Sunday's game early with a knee injury, and the Red Sox decided to place him on the disabled list after he underwent an MRI on Monday.
Joc Pederson was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday by the Dodgers. He left Sunday's game early with a groin injury, and the Dodgers announced the move to the disabled list shortly after posting a lineup for Monday night that did not include Pederson.
Miguel Sano has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball for his role in an altercation with the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. After pitcher Matt Boyd threw behind Sano, Sano shoved catcher James McCann in the chest. Sano is appealing the suspension and is starting at third base on Monday night for the Twins.
Matt Barnes has been fined and suspended four games by Major League Baseball for throwing high and behind Manny Machado's head on Sunday. Barnes has appealed the suspension and will be available until a decision has been made to uphold, reduce, or remove the suspension.
Joc Pederson is not in the lineup for the Dodgers on Monday night, as he is nursing a groin injury that caused him the leave Sunday's game early. Right now, Pederson is considered day-to-day.
C.J. Cron is not in the lineup Monday night for the Angels, as Jefry Marte is starting against Francisco Liriano and the Toronto Blue Jays in his place.