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|8/27/2014||Jorge De La Rosa, P (Col)||De La Rosa struck out five and walked two in five-plus innings Tuesday before leaving with a left thumb contusion.
Analysis: De La Rosa's status is not known.
|8/27/2014||Anthony Rizzo, 1B (ChC)||Rizzo left Tuesday in the eighth with lower back tightness.
Analysis: Rizzo drilled his 30th homer earlier in the contest as the Cubs moved within 3 1/2 games of the fourth-place Reds.
|8/26/2014||Shane Robinson, RF (StL)||St. Louis put Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a partially dislocated left shoulder.
Analysis: Robinson hurt himself while trying to steal second late in a 3-2 win over the Pirates on Monday. He went back to St. Louis for an MRI on Tuesday. Manager Mike Matheny said there is no timetable for Robinson's return.
|8/26/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit)||McCutchen has left Pittsburgh's game with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday with left rib discomfort.
Analysis: McCutchen departed after flying out to right in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night. The reigning NL MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage earlier this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third inning when he collided with the wall while tracking down a fly ball by Matt Carpenter.
|8/26/2014||Wade LeBlanc, P (LAA)||LeBlanc has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, one day after a poor debut for the club.
Analysis: LeBlanc lasted just 3 1-3 innings against Miami on Monday in his first start for the Angels, yielding seven hits and six runs. He was recalled to take the rotation spot of Garrett Richards, who is out for the season with a left knee injury. The rotation spot likely will be filled by minor leaguers Randy Wolf or Michael Roth on Saturday.
|8/26/2014||Adam Eaton, P (Col)||The Chicago White Sox have activated Eaton from the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Eaton is leading off and playing center field for Tuesday night's game against Cleveland. Eaton, 25, was placed on the disabled list Aug. 9 with a strained right oblique. He went 3 for 10 in two games with Triple-A Charlotte on a rehab assignment.
|8/26/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B (NYM)||Murphy and David Wright are out of the Mets' lineup because of injuries, leaving New York without two of its top hitters for the opener of a three-game series against Atlanta.
Analysis: Both players left Sunday's 11-3 win at Dodger Stadium. Murphy, who leads the NL in hits, was removed late in the game due to tightness in his right calf and says he is day to day. He expected to be examined by a doctor Tuesday.
|8/26/2014||David Wright, 3B (NYM)||Wright and Daniel Murphy are out of the Mets' lineup because of injuries, leaving New York without two of its top hitters for the opener of a three-game series against Atlanta.
Analysis: Both players left Sunday's 11-3 win at Dodger Stadium. The slumping Wright, a seven-time All-Star, had a muscle spasm on the right side of his neck that he says is getting better.
|8/26/2014||Omar Infante, 2B (KC)||Infante was held out of the lineup for Tuesday night's series opener against Minnesota with shoulder inflammation.
Analysis: He's considered day to day.
|8/26/2014||Yordano Ventura, P (KC)||Ventura will miss his next start due to soreness in his back, and Liam Hendricks will make his first start for the club Wednesday since arriving in a trade from Toronto.
Analysis: The emergence of Ventura has been one of the reasons Kansas City has climbed into first place in the AL Central. The hard-throwing rookie is 10-9 with a 3.40 ERA this season. Royals manager Ned Yost said he hopes that Ventura will only need to miss one start.
|8/26/2014||Anibal Sanchez, P (Det)||Sanchez isn't sure when he might return from a right pectoral strain after a setback this week left him dealing with more pain.
Analysis: Sanchez said he was feeling better Tuesday, a day after his latest problem. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says Sanchez will not be able to return for Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox.
|8/26/2014||Ryan Braun, LF (Mil)||Braun went 3 for 4 with a home run in Monday's win over San Diego.
Analysis: After seeing his average dip to .275 for the first time since April 18, he's batting .385 with five RBIs on a six-game hitting streak.
|8/26/2014||Aramis Ramirez, 3B (Mil)||Ramirez went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in Monday's win over San Diego.
Analysis: Ramirez continues to be baseball's hottest hitter with a .424 average since July 28.
|8/26/2014||Tyler Matzek, P (Col)||Matzek ended his lengthy losing streak Monday, allowing two runs with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a 3-2 win over San Francisco.
Analysis: The left-hander had been 0-5 with an 8.06 ERA over his previous five starts.
|8/26/2014||Hunter Pence, RF (SF)||Pence kept his hitting streak going with two hits in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Monday.
Analysis: Pence is batting .333 with two homers and five RBIs over his seven-game hitting streak.
|8/26/2014||Pablo Sandoval, 3B (SF)||Sandoval extended his recent hot stretch, going 2 for 4 in a 3-2 home loss to Colorado on Monday.
Analysis: Sandoval has gone 12 for 24 over his last six games.
|8/26/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit)||McCutchen went 3 for 4 with a home run in Monday's loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: McCutchen's power is coming around with three homers in four games after going 19 without one.
|8/26/2014||Justin Morneau, 1B (Col)||Morneau continued his run at the NL batting title by going 2 for 3 in Monday's 3-2 win at San Francisco.
Analysis: Morneau entered Tuesday's action leading the NL with a .317 average - six points ahead of Philadelphia's Ben Revere.
|8/26/2014||Jarred Cosart, P (Mia)||Cosart allowed one run and scattered seven hits over 7 2-3 innings in Monday's 7-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Analysis: Cosart has seemed to find his groove, going 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA over his last three starts.
|8/26/2014||Christian Yelich, LF (Mia)||Yelich went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's 7-1 win in Anaheim.
Analysis: Yelich is a ridiculous 26 for 55 (.473) over his last 13 games.
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