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Date Player
6/28/2016 Giancarlo Stanton, Mia, RF
Stanton had three hits - including a two-run homer - and drove in three runs for Miami in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.

Analysis: Stanton is batting .400 with three homers and 11 RBIs over his last 10 games, raising his average 35 points to .228.
6/28/2016 Nick Castellanos, Det, 3B
Castellanos singled, tripled and homered in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Analysis: Castellanos' homer was his 14th, bringing him within one of his career high from last season. He is batting .326 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in 12 interleague games this season.
6/28/2016 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run fifth inning for Detroit, and the Tigers went on to beat the Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Analysis: Cabrera's 17th homer was only his fourth hit in the last seven games. On Wednesday, he'll face Tom Koehler, against whom he is 2 for 3.
6/28/2016 Brock Stewart, LAD, P
Stewart makes his major league debut for the Dodgers against Milwaukee on Wednesday after opening this season with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Analysis: The 2014 sixth-round pick rocketed to the majors with a 1.47 ERA in 14 starts between Class A, Double-A and Triple-A this season. Stewart was an infielder at Illinois State who rarely pitched before being drafted, but he needed just 221 1/3 minor league innings before getting the call. His quick transition to the mound may have been helped by the fact that his dad, Jeff, is a scout with the Rays.
6/28/2016 Wade LeBlanc, Sea, P
The Seattle Mariners are moving starter Nathan Karns to the bullpen and keeping LeBlanc in the rotation moving forward.

Analysis: Seattle manager Scott Servais said Tuesday that Taijuan Walker would start on Thursday against Baltimore and LeBlanc would be pushed back to Friday. That left out Karns, who for a time earlier this season was Seattle's most consistent starter but has struggled to get deep into games. LeBlanc allowed three hits in six scoreless innings of his 2016 debut in Friday's win over St. Louis.
6/28/2016 Nathan Karns, Sea, P
The Seattle Mariners are moving starter Karns to the bullpen.

Analysis: Karns has pitched past the fifth inning once in his last eight starts, but has gone 3-1 during that span. He is 6-2 with a 4.56 ERA overall in 15 starts.
6/28/2016 Carlos Beltrán, NYY, RF
Beltran left Tuesday's game in the first with a tight right hamstring.

Analysis: He had an MRI that was "clean'' and is day to day, manager Joe Girardi said. "It's just sore," Beltran explained after the game. "Walking, I feel it, but the pain is less."
6/28/2016 Noah Syndergaard, NYM, P
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Syndergaard is dealing with a small bone spur in his right elbow, though it's not expected to prevent him from pitching.

Analysis: Alderson said the injury is being treated with anti-inflammatory medicine and Syndergaard is scheduled to start Sunday against the Cubs. Syndergaard had his worst outing of the season Monday, allowing five runs and throwing 71 pitches in three innings in a loss to Washington.
6/28/2016 Clayton Kershaw, LAD, P
Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles this week for tests on his sore back.

Analysis: Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that he was still hopeful that Kershaw could make his next scheduled start Friday night at Dodger Stadium against Colorado. The three-time NL Cy Young winner is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA this season. He lost his last start on Sunday in Pittsburgh, giving up four runs and nine hits in six innings. Roberts said Kershaw has been bothered off and on by a problem in his lower back.
6/28/2016 Anibal Sánchez, Det, P
Sanchez is heading back to the bullpen for the Tigers.

Analysis: Manager Brad Ausmus says the Tigers will use Sanchez in relief after he returned to the rotation for one start. The right-hander allowed four runs in five innings in a loss to Cleveland on Saturday. Sanchez is 4-8 with a 6.06 ERA this season. Saturday was his first start since May 31, but he was solid out of the bullpen in between.
6/28/2016 Álex Colomé, TB, P
The Rays placed Colome on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of right biceps tendinitis. The move is retroactive to June 19.

Analysis: Colome has converted all 19 of his save opportunities this season and has a 1.76 ERA in 29 appearances.
6/28/2016 Jon Jay, SD, CF
The Padres placed Jay on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a broken right forearm.

Analysis: Jay hasn't played since being hit by the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez on June 19. He's batting .296 in 68 games this season.
6/28/2016 John Gant, Atl, P
The Braves placed Gant on the 15-day disabled list after he left his fourth major league start in the third inning Monday with a strained left oblique.

Analysis: The right-hander had a 6.17 ERA in seven relief appearances this season before going 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA in four starts.
6/28/2016 Trevor Bauer, Cle, P
Bauer won his third straight decision Monday, allowing two runs over six innings to beat the Braves.

Analysis: The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA over his last five starts.
6/28/2016 Freddie Freeman, Atl, 1B
Freeman continued his hot stretch by going 2 for 4 with a double Monday.

Analysis: Freeman is batting .456 with four homers, seven doubles, a triple and 10 RBIs in his last 14 games.
6/28/2016 Jace Peterson, Atl, 2B
Peterson went 2 for 4 on Monday to extend his hitting streak to eight games.

Analysis: Peterson is batting .339 and has hit safely in 15 of 16 games since being recalled from the minors on June 10.
6/28/2016 Tyler Naquin, Cle, CF
Naquin had his second two-hit performance in three games Monday.

Analysis: Naquin is 9 for 19 with two homers, four doubles, two triples and six RBIs over his last seven games.
6/28/2016 Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle, RF
Chisenhall homered and drove in three runs for the second straight game Monday.

Analysis: Chisenhall is 6 for 8 over that two-game stretch and 11 for 24 with nine RBIs in his last six contests.
6/28/2016 Mike Napoli, Cle, 1B
Napoli went 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored Monday.

Analysis: Napoli is batting .333 with two homers and seven RBIs over his last nine games.
6/28/2016 Francisco Lindor, Cle, SS
Lindor had his third straight multi-hit game Monday.

Analysis: Lindor is 7 for 13 with a pair of solo homers and six runs scored over that stretch.
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