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|6/27/2016||Bryce Brentz, Bos, LF|
|Brentz had three hits Monday for Boston.
Analysis: In four games since being called up Friday, Brentz is 7 for 15 with a homer, two doubles and three RBIs.
|6/27/2016||Marco Hernández, Bos, SS|
|Hernandez had three hits Monday.
Analysis: He had six hits in his first 22 games this season.
|6/27/2016||Rick Porcello, Bos, P|
|Porcello (8-2, 3.93 ERA) seeks his ninth victory of the season Tuesday.
Analysis: In addition to being tied for seventh in the AL in victories, he hasn't allowed more than two walks in any of his past 19 starts, the longest such stretch for a Red Sox pitcher since Curt Schilling did it over 33 starts from Sept. 20, 2005 to Sept. 20, 2006.
|6/27/2016||Taylor Motter, TB, SS|
|Motter had three hits for the Rays on Monday.
Analysis: He has just 15 hits in 31 games this season.
|6/27/2016||Oswaldo Arcia, TB, LF|
|Arcia recorded his second straight three-hit game for the Rays on Monday.
Analysis: Acquired from the Twins on Friday, Arcia is 6 for 12 in four games with the Rays.
|6/27/2016||Evan Longoria, TB, 3B|
|Longoria had three hits Monday for the Rays.
Analysis: He had six hits total in his previous eight contests.
|6/27/2016||Logan Forsythe, TB, 2B|
|Forsythe had three hits Monday for the Rays.
Analysis: He is batting .306 during a 14-game stretch.
|6/27/2016||Nick Franklin, TB, 2B|
|Franklin homered and drove in a career-high five runs to help Tampa Bay end an 11-game losing streak with a 13-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
Analysis: These were Franklin's first three hits of the season in his seventh game.
|6/27/2016||Brandon Nimmo, NYM, CF|
|Nimmo collected the first two hits of his major league career and scored a run in Monday's 11-4 loss at Washington.
Analysis: Nimmo, the team's No. 4 prospect, was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
|6/27/2016||Anthony Rendón, Was, 3B|
|Rendon matched a season high with three RBIs in Monday's 11-4 rout of the Mets.
Analysis: That performance was an encouraging one for Rendon, who entered with just three RBIs in his 11 previous games. He was 8 for 38 (.211) during that span.
|6/27/2016||Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B|
|Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game on Monday against the Reds.
Analysis: Bryant doubled home a run, hit a solo shot, had a three-run homer, doubled again and had another solo homer in the eighth as the Cubs pulled ahead 10-7. His 16 total bases set a club record. The three homers and five hits were a career high. His six RBIs matched his career high.
|6/27/2016||Ben Revere, Was, LF|
|Revere had his first four-hit game of the season and added three runs, three steals and an RBI in Washington's 11-4 rout of the Mets Monday.
Analysis: Revere entered Monday in a 4-for-27 slump with his average dropping to .202.
|6/27/2016||Noah Syndergaard, NYM, P|
|Syndergaard had perhaps the worst start of his career Monday at Washington, allowing five runs and seven hits with a season-high three walks over three innings in an 11-4 loss.
Analysis: Syndergaard had held nine straight opponents to three runs or fewer, posting a 2.47 ERA. He had won six consecutive decisions.
|6/27/2016||Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF|
|McCutchen singled and doubled in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: McCutchen now has two multihit games in his last three after having just one in his previous 16 contests. On Tuesday, he'll get his first look at Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma.
|6/27/2016||Yasiel Puig, LAD, RF|
|Puig had a two-run single in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Analysis: Puig, who had his first multi-RBI game since May 22, is 1 for 9 with a homer and six strikeouts lifetime against Chase Anderson, Milwaukee's scheduled starter for Tuesday.
|6/27/2016||Lucas Giolito, Was, P|
|The Nationals planned to recall top prospect Giolito to make his major league debut Tuesday against the New York Mets.
Analysis: The No. 16 pick in the 2012 amateur draft, Giolito is 5-3 with a 3.17 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 71 innings at Double-A Harrisburg this season. The 21-year-old right-hander is ranked the No. 1 prospect in the Nationals' organization by Baseball America.
|6/27/2016||Scott Kazmir, LAD, P|
|Kazmir gave up four runs in the first inning Monday in Pittsburgh before responding with four scoreless innings from there in the Dodgers' 5-4 win.
Analysis: Kazmir (6-3), who entered with an 11.17 ERA at PNC Park, retired 12 in a row after Erik Kratz's two-run single made it 4-0 in the first. The lefty allowed four hits, struck out four and walked four. "He was a completely different guy on the mound," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Kazmir's turnaround. He next pitches Saturday against the Rockies, against whom he permitted four runs in five innings in his lone 2016 start April 22 at Coors Field.
|6/27/2016||Steven Matz, NYM, P|
|Matz could miss his next start because of elbow discomfort. The left-hander, who left his start Friday at Atlanta in the fifth inning, underwent an MRI exam Monday in New York. He is scheduled to start Wednesday at Washington.
Analysis: Matz is 7-3 with a 3.29 ERA this year. He won seven consecutive starts earlier this season but is 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA in June.
|6/27/2016||Álex Rodríguez, NYY, DH|
|Rodriguez is expected back in the Yankees' lineup when they face Rangers lefty Cole Hamels (8-1) on Tuesday.
Analysis: The three-time MVP was on the bench Monday against righty Chi Chi Gonzalez and said he was "surprised" he was held out for the second straight day. New York manager Joe Girardi explained that A-Rod has struggled against right-handers. Rodriguez, who turns 41 next month, is batting .223 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 44 games overall. "You haven't heard the last of me," he said.
|6/27/2016||Grégory Polanco, Pit, RF|
|Polanco did not start for the fourth straight game Monday due to a left leg injury. He pinch hit for the second consecutive game, striking out in the ninth.
Analysis: Polanco is batting .400 with a homer and five RBIs in his last seven games.
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