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|9/16/2014||Oswaldo Arcia, RF (Min)||Arcia went deep again in Monday's 8-6 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Arcia is hitting .367 with four homers and seven RBIs over a nine-game stretch.
|9/16/2014||Adam Eaton, CF (CWS)||Eaton went 3 for 5 with two runs scored in Monday's walkoff loss at Kansas City.
Analysis: Eaton is hitting .340 with nine runs scored in 13 games against the Royals this year.
|9/16/2014||Stephen Strasburg, P (Was)||Strasburg limited the Braves to five hits in seven scoreless innings of Monday's 4-2 win.
Analysis: Strasburg struck out seven and improved to 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 26 2-3 innings over his last four starts.
|9/16/2014||Nori Aoki, RF (KC)||Aoki went 4 for 4 with a run scored in Monday's 4-3 walkoff win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Aoki raised his average back up to .271, the highest it's been since Aug. 17.
|9/16/2014||Martin Prado, 3B (NYY)||Prado collected two more hits in Monday's 1-0 walkoff loss at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Prado is batting .389 with six homers, eight doubles and 14 RBIs over a 24-game stretch.
|9/16/2014||Adam Jones, CF (Bal)||Jones went 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in Monday's 5-2 win over Toronto.
Analysis: While Jones' slugging percentage of .468 is down from the previous two seasons, he's still having a solid campaign with 25 homers, 87 RBIs and 84 runs.
|9/16/2014||Wei-Yin Chen, P (Bal)||Chen allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings to beat Toronto 5-2 on Monday.
Analysis: Chen continues to rack up victories, going 9-1 with a 2.88 ERA since the start of July.
|9/16/2014||Mike Minor, P (Atl)||Minor dropped his third straight start in a 10-3 loss at Texas on Sunday, giving up five runs in only 4 2-3 innings.
Analysis: Minor seemed to have turned things around when he went 2-0 with a 1.66 ERA in three starts from Aug. 17-28, but looks mediocre since while posting a 5.00 ERA in three straight defeats.
|9/16/2014||Leonys Martin, CF (Tex)||Martin was 3 for 5 in a 10-3 win over Atlanta on Sunday.
Analysis: Martin's bat has really come alive over the last month. The outfielder has hit .382 over his last 30 games eight eight stolen bases.
|9/16/2014||Freddie Freeman, 1B (Atl)||Freeman singled in Sunday's 10-3 loss at Texas, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
Analysis: Freeman is batting .351 during the 10-game hitting streak and he's hitting .336 over his last 38 games dating to Aug. 2.
|9/16/2014||Josh Harrison, 3B (Pit)||Harrison was 2 for 5 with his 35th double in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.
Analysis: Harrison is batting a scorching .394 over his last 16 games with 11 runs and 10 extra-base hits.
|9/16/2014||Neil Walker, 2B (Pit)||Walker was 3 for 4 with his 20th homer in a 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.
Analysis: Walker has hit .316 with 13 RBIs over his last 15 contests.
|9/16/2014||Edinson Volquez, P (Pit)||Volquez improved to 12-7 Sunday, limiting the Cubs to one earned run over seven innings in a 7-3 victory.
Analysis: Volquez is ending the season on a strong note, going 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA over his last 10 starts.
|9/15/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B (LAA)||Pujols has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against Seattle due to a cramp in his left hamstring while running out a bases-clearing double. Pujols left in the third inning Monday night after his three-run drive down the left-field line. The three-time NL MVP held the back of his left leg as he slowly jogged to second base while Mike Trout slid under the cutoff man's throw at home.
Analysis: Pujols has 97 RBIs this season. His three-run double tied him with Mike Schmidt for 35th place in baseball history with 1,595 RBIs.
|9/15/2014||Bobby Wilson, C (Ari)||Arizona selected Wilson's contract from Triple-A Reno on Monday.
Analysis: Wilson hit .267 with three homers and 38 RBIs in 76 games with Reno.
|9/15/2014||Andrew Chafin, P (Ari)||Arizona has recalled Chafin from Triple-A Reno.
Analysis: Chafin went a combined 9-7 with a 4.08 ERA in 26 games between Double-A Mobile and Reno. He made his debut with the Diamondbacks on Aug. 13, pitching five scoreless innings against Cleveland.
|9/15/2014||Nick Ahmed, SS (Ari)||Arizona has recalled Ahmed from Triple-A Reno.
Analysis: Ahmed finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League with a .312 average, and hit four homers with 47 RBIs. He also batted .228 with four RBIs in 19 games with Arizona.
|9/15/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, P (Phi)||Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon was ejected by Joe West after the umpire thought Papelbon grabbed his crotch while walking off the field after blowing a save.
Analysis: Papelbon said in a statement Monday night that he would immediately begin serving the suspension given by the commissioner's office and that he was sorry for making contact with West on Sunday. But the right-hander says that he wasn't making a gesture toward fans as he walked off the field to boos in the ninth inning of Philadelphia's 5-4, home loss to the Miami Marlins. He apologized to Phillies fans in the statement.
|9/15/2014||Bryce Harper, LF (Was)||Harper has left the Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves after feeling light-headed. Nate Schierholtz pinch-hit for Harper on Monday night with two outs in the fourth inning and a runner on third base. Schierholtz struck out to end the inning.
Analysis: The Nationals didn't provide any other details on Harper, who is hitting .270 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs this season.
|9/15/2014||Jacob deGrom, P (NYM)||DeGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters. The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin Monday night's game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986. Deshaies and deGrom are the only pitchers to accomplish the feat since 1900.
Analysis: A top contender for NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom tied the record by freezing Jeff Mathis with a 95 mph fastball for a called third strike. The shaggy-haired righty then gave up a sharp single to opposing pitcher Jarred Cosart on a 1-0 pitch.
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