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|5/20/2013||Norichika Aoki, RF (Mil)||Aoki continued his hot hitting by going 3 for 4 in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
Analysis: Aoki is 30 for 65 (.462) in his last 16 games and has raised his average from .247 to .333, tied for 10th in the NL.
|5/20/2013||John Gast, P (StL)||Gast won his second straight start in place of the injured Jake Westbrook on Sunday, 4-2 against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Gast (2-0, 4.76 ERA) gave up two runs, four hits and two walks over 5 1-3 innings against the Brewers. He allowed four runs over six innings in his major league debut, a 10-4 win over the New York Mets on May 14.
|5/20/2013||Jordan Schafer, CF (Atl)||Schafer drove in two runs, and the Atlanta Braves rallied against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory on a rain-soaked Sunday.
Analysis: Schafter, batting .308, had three RBIs in his first 29 games this season.
|5/20/2013||Didi Gregorius, SS (Ari)||Gregorius matched a career high with three hits in a 2-1 loss to Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: The Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop is batting .354 in his 21 games this season.
|5/20/2013||Ricky Nolasco, P (Mia)||Nolasco struck out 11 and the Miami Marlins stopped a season-high seven-game losing streak, holding off the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Sunday.
Analysis: Nolasco (3-5, 3.96 ERA) was coming off his worst start of the season, allowing six runs in five innings in a loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday. But the Marlins' all-time wins leader bounced back with his best, earning his 79th career victory. He gave up up one run and five hits in eight-plus innings.
|5/20/2013||Mickey Storey, P (Tor)||Toronto optioned right-handed pitcher Mickey Storey to Buffalo.
Analysis: Storey appeared in two games for Toronto, allowing three runs in 3 2-3 innings.
|5/20/2013||Anthony Gose, RF (Tor)||The Blue Jays have recalled outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo.
Analysis: Gose has a .227 average for the Bisons this season with five doubles, two triples and two homer. He made his major league debut last season with Toronto, hitting .223 with one homer, 11 RBIs and 15 steals.
|5/20/2013||Carlos Ruiz, C (Phi)||Ruiz will miss Monday's game at the Miami Marlins after straining his right hamstring Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Analysis: Ruiz, who said he felt a ``pop'' while running the bases in the second inning, didn't make the trip but hopes to rejoin the team on Tuesday in Miami.
|5/20/2013||Miguel Cabrera, 3B (Det)||Cabrera has hit three home runs in a game for the second time in his career.
Analysis: The 2012 AL Triple Crown winner hit a three-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth against Texas left-hander Derek Holland on Sunday night. He went deep again with nobody on base in the eighth inning against Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers. Cabrera, who leads the AL in average and RBIs, also had a single. He was walked intentionally in the sixth inning even though the Tigers already had runners at first and second.
|5/19/2013||Justin Grimm, P (Tex)||Grimm snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 7-2 victory over Detroit.
Analysis: Grimm (3-3, 4.02 ERA) gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings after posting a 7.02 ERA in his first three starts this month.
|5/19/2013||Anibal Sanchez, P (Det)||Texas roughed up Anibal Sanchez in a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Sanchez (4-4) gave up a season-high six runs in 2 2-3 innings, his shortest start in almost two years. The right-hander yielded nine hits, walked two and struck out two as his ERA jumped from 2.05 to 2.77.
|5/19/2013||Elvis Andrus, SS (Tex)||Andrus had a career-high five hits, and Texas roughed up Anibal Sanchez in the Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Andrus scored three runs, had two RBIs and stole a pair of bases as he hit leadoff for the second straight game in place of ailing second baseman Ian Kinsler. Andrus was a home run shy of the cycle and finished off his 5-for-5 game with a single to right in the eighth. Andrus, batting .282, is 23 for 65 (.354) in his last 15 games.
|5/19/2013||Tyler Chatwood, P (Col)||Chatwood threw into the sixth inning and Wilin Rosario hit a two-run homer off Tim Lincecum in the Colorado Rockies' 10-2 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
Analysis: Promoted from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game for his second stint with the Rockies this season, Chatwood (2-0, 2.55 ERA) had a shaky second inning but settled in after that and handcuffed the Giants, who managed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings.
|5/19/2013||Dexter Fowler, CF (Col)||Fowler had three hits and two RBIs in a 10-2 rout of San Francisco on Saturday.
Analysis: Fowler, batting .268, is 6 for 15 (.400) over his last three games.
|5/19/2013||Wilin Rosario, C (Col)||Rosario homered and drove in three runs in a 10-2 win over San Francisco on Saturday.
Analysis: Rosario, batting .284, has two hits in three straight games. He's homered twice and driven in seven runs over that stretch.
|5/19/2013||Marco Scutaro, 2B (SF)||Scutaro extended his hit streak to 17 games by going 2 for 4 in a 10-2 loss to Colorado on Saturday.
Analysis: Scutaro, now batting .331, is 34 for 70 (.486) during his streak.
|5/19/2013||Troy Tulowitzki, SS (Col)||Tulowitzki had a season-high four hits and drove in two runs in the Rockies' 10-2 win over San Francisco on Saturday.
Analysis: Tulowitzki, batting .341 this season, is 11 for 23 (.478) over his last five games.
|5/19/2013||Angel Pagan, CF (SF)||Pagan left Sunday's game at Colorado in the fifth inning because of flu-like symptoms.
Analysis: Pagan was replaced in center field by Andres Torres. Pagan was hitless in his only two at-bats. He has struggled with just 10 hits in his past 52 at-bats.
|5/19/2013||Ryan Howard, 1B (Phi)||Howard and Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will have MRI exams Monday.
Analysis: Howard didn't play Sunday due to left knee soreness. He will not be making the trip to Miami with the team. Howard, who missed 91 games last season with an Achilles' tear, has four hits in his last 34 at-bats and is batting .245 with 46 strikeouts in 151 at-bats this season.
|5/19/2013||Carlos Ruiz, C (Phi)||Ruiz and first baseman Ryan Howard will have MRI exams Monday.
Analysis: Ruiz will miss Monday's game at the Miami Marlins after straining his right hamstring Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Ruiz, who said he felt a "pop" while running the bases in the second inning, didn't make the trip but hopes to rejoin the team on Tuesday in Miami.
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