MLB Recent Player News
|7/2/2016||Brad Miller, TB, SS|
|Miller matched a career high with his 11th home run Friday.
Analysis: Miller, who hit 11 last season for Seattle, has hit eight of his home runs at Tropicana Field this season.
|7/2/2016||C.J. Cron, LAA, 1B|
|Cron hit a grand slam in Friday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: Cron is 7 for 18 with six RBIs in his last four games.
|7/2/2016||A.J. Ramos, Mia, P|
|Ramos blew his first save of the season after allowing a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning Friday against Atlanta.
Analysis: Ramos had converted all 24 of his save chances this season and 33 straight dating back to September. Though he's been excellent this season, he now has competition for his closer's role after the Marlins acquired Fernando Rodney on Thursday.
|7/2/2016||James McCann, Det, C|
|McCann had three hits Friday.
Analysis: He went hitless in his previous seven at-bats prior to Friday.
|7/2/2016||Cameron Maybin, Det, CF|
|Maybin recorded his second straight three-hit game Friday.
Analysis: He is 14 for 28 with nine RBIs in his last seven games.
|7/2/2016||Víctor Martínez, Det, DH|
|Martinez contributed three-run home runs from both sides of the plate in a 10-2 romp over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Analysis: Martinez is 9 for 22 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in his last five games.
|7/2/2016||Tyler Flowers, Atl, C|
|Flowers homered and went 2 for 4 in Friday's loss to Miami.
Analysis: His solo shot off A.J. Ramos leading off the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings, though the Braves lost in 12. Flowers is now 5 for 8 for the series and hitting .317 with three homers over his last 10 games.
|7/2/2016||Michael Fulmer, Det, P|
|Fulmer (8-2) gave up two hits in seven shutout innings as the Tigers won their fourth straight, 10-2 over the Rays on Friday night.
Analysis: Fulmer became the first Detroit pitcher since 1913 to give up one run or fewer in eight straight starts.
|7/2/2016||Marcell Ozuna, Mia, CF|
|Ozuna went 4 for 6 with a home run and three RBIs in Friday's win at Atlanta.
Analysis: The outfielder has shown no signs of slowing down during this breakthrough season, as he's hitting .375 with five homers and nine RBIs over his last 10 games. Ozuna's 17 homers and 47 RBIs in 76 games have already eclipsed last year's totals in those categories.
|7/2/2016||Julio Teherán, Atl, P|
|Teheran struggled in Friday's start against Miami, allowing five runs and a season-high 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Analysis: The Atlanta ace had thrown 17 scoreless innings over his previous two outings. Despite a 3-7 overall record mainly caused by a lack of run support, Teheran owns an outstanding 1.99 ERA and 0.82 WHIP over his last 13 starts.
|7/2/2016||David Ortiz, Bos, DH|
|Ortiz homered for his 2,000th hit with Boston to help the Red Sox beat the struggling Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Friday night.
Analysis: This was his first homer in 13 games. Ortiz's solo shot in the fifth was his 522nd career home run, moving into sole possession of 19th place on baseball's all-time list and breaking a tie he held with a trio of Hall of Famers including Red Sox great Ted Williams.
|7/2/2016||Mookie Betts, Bos, RF|
|Betts had three hits Friday.
Analysis: He was 2 for 14 in the previous three games.
|7/2/2016||James Loney, NYM, 1B|
|Loney homered for one of his three hits Friday.
Analysis: He was 5 for 24 in his previous six contests.
|7/2/2016||Jason Hammel, ChC, P|
|The Mets rocked Hammel for 10 runs and nine hits - five homers - in four-plus innings of Friday's 10-2 defeat.
Analysis: Hammel is 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA and allowed nine home runs in his last five starts.
|7/2/2016||Asdrubal Cabrera, NYM, SS|
|Cabrera homered twice the Mets' Friday night rout of the Cubs.
Analysis: Cabrera has homered four times in his last four games at Citi Field.
|7/2/2016||Brandon Nimmo, NYM, CF|
|Nimmo's three-run homer in the fourth inning was one of five home runs by the New York Mets off Jason Hammel in a 10-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Analysis: After going hitless in four at-bats in his major league debut June 26, Nimmo is 7 for 21 with four RBIs in five games.
|7/2/2016||Ender Inciarte, Atl, CF|
|Inciarte exited Friday's game in the sixth inning with a right groin strain.
Analysis: Inciarte legged out an infield single and stole second base in the fifth before scoring on a home run, but was replaced in the field in the top of the sixth. The Braves may provide more details about the injury Saturday.
|7/1/2016||Daniel Murphy, Was, 2B|
|Murphy had two doubles and two RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: He's batting .394 with nine RBIs in eight games.
|7/1/2016||Ben Revere, Was, LF|
|Revere doubled in the winning run with two outs in the 14th inning, and the Washington Nationals outlasted the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Analysis: With three hits Friday, Revere is batting .310 in his last 19 games.
|7/1/2016||Tucker Barnhart, Cin, C|
|Barnhart had three hits Friday.
Analysis: He is 9 for 22 with four RBIs in his last seven games.
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