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Date Player
10/13/2015 Howie Kendrick, LAD, 2B
Kendrick continued to hit well in the postseason with a 2-for-5 performance in Monday's loss.

Analysis: He hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning and is 5 for 13 in the NLDS.
10/13/2015 Curtis Granderson, NYM, RF
Granderson logged his third two-hit game in a row to start the postseason on Monday.

Analysis: He had two doubles and five RBIs and is 6 for 11 in the NLDS.
10/13/2015 Travis d'Arnaud, NYM, C
D'Arnaud went 3 for 5 with a home run on Monday.

Analysis: His three hits and three RBIs were his first in the NLDS.
10/13/2015 Yoenis Cespedes, NYM, LF
Cespedes went 3 for 5 with a long home run in Monday's win.

Analysis: His three-run homer in the fourth inning gave him long balls in back-to-back NLDS games.
10/13/2015 Kyle Schwarber, ChC, LF
Schwarber hit his second home run of the postseason on Monday, the first of a record six Chicago long balls.

Analysis: Schwarber is 5 for 10 in the postseason with four RBIs.
10/13/2015 Stephen Piscotty, StL, LF
Piscotty continued to terrorize the Cubs on Monday with two hits in four at-bats, including a two-run home run in the ninth inning.

Analysis: He has five hits in 12 at-bats with a pair of home runs in the NLDS.
10/13/2015 Jason Heyward, StL, RF
Heyward continued his tear with a 2-for-4 day on Monday, including a home run off Jake Arrieta.

Analysis: Heyward is hitting .414 during an eight-game hitting streak that stretches over five regular season games and three in the NLDS.
10/13/2015 Jake Arrieta, ChC, P
Arrieta struggled for the first time in a long time on Monday, but the Cubs' offense was good enough to get him his second postseason win.

Analysis: Arrieta benefited from a record six Chicago home runs after allowing four runs in 5 2-3 innings to the Cardinals. The runs were the first Arrieta has given up since Sept. 16.
10/13/2015 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Rizzo's first postseason hit was a loud one on Monday, a fifth-inning solo home run.

Analysis: Rizzo's mammoth homer followed Kris Bryant's two-run shot. The two were part of a record six Chicago hitters to homer on Monday.
10/13/2015 Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B
Bryant snapped out of his 0-for-11 skid to start the playoffs with two hits on Monday, including a two-run home run.

Analysis: Bryant, who added a first-inning single, was one of a record six Chicago hitters to homer on Monday.
10/13/2015 Shin-soo Choo, Tex, RF
Choo had his first multi-hit game of the postseason on Monday, going 3 for 4 against Toronto.

Analysis: He scored a pair of runs and is 4 for 17 in the ALDS.
10/13/2015 Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B
Donaldson hit his second postseason home run on Monday to help the Blue Jays stay alive in the ALDS.

Analysis: He is 4 for 14 with three RBIs in the series.
10/13/2015 Kevin Pillar, Tor, CF
Pillar hit a solo home run and went 3 for 4 with three RBIs on Monday.

Analysis: He has seven hits in 17 at-bats in the ALDS.
10/13/2015 Carlos Correa, Hou, SS
Correa hit two home runs and a double during a huge 4-for-4 day on Monday.

Analysis: He hit a solo home run and a two-run shot and finished with four RBIs. Correa is 7 for 17 in the ALDS.
10/13/2015 Robinson Cano, Sea, 2B
Cano has undergone surgery to repair core muscle injuries and is expected to be OK for spring training.

Analysis: Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto made the announcement Tuesday after Cano's surgery was complete. The surgery was done in Philadelphia to fix injuries on Cano's left and right sides. The recovery time is expected to be six weeks. The 32-year-old Cano was diagnosed with a core muscle injury on his right side in late September. A later MRI showed the injury on the left side.
10/13/2015 Eric Hosmer, KC, 1B
Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs on Monday.

Analysis: The two-run homer was the first extra-base hit in the postseason for Hosmer, who is 3-for-17 in the ALDS.
10/13/2015 Hanley Ramirez, Bos, LF
New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski says the team is committed to playing Ramirez at first base next season.

Analysis: Dombrowski says Ramirez and his representatives are also on board with the plan. The team's president of baseball operations says he's going into next season looking for a front of the rotation starter and some arms for the bullpen. But the team is largely set with position players.
10/13/2015 Chase Utley, LAD, 2B
A person familiar with Utley's appeal says the hearing has been scheduled for Monday.

Analysis: The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because no announcement was authorized. The timing means Utley will be eligible to play for the rest of the best-of-five NL Division Series against the Mets. Utley was suspended two games for his rough slide in Game 2 that broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. He was on the bench and didn't play in the Dodgers' 13-7 loss Monday night.
10/13/2015 Tony Cruz, StL, C
Cruz gets the start at catcher for Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Tuesday in place of the injured Yadier Molina.

Analysis: Molina is out of the lineup because of weakness in his left thumb.
10/13/2015 Javier Baez, ChC, 2B
Baez is starting at shortstop Tuesday in Game 4 against the Cardinals with Addison Russell out with a tight left hamstring.

Analysis: Baez had two hits in a pair of at-bats after taking Russell's place on Monday.
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