One more hit, and Jackie Bradley Jr. will be halfway to history. The Red Sox outfielder enters today’s matchup against the Rockies at Fenway Park with a 27-game hitting streak, almost half the way to Joe DiMaggio’s Major League record of 56 games, set nearly 75 years ago.
Clayton Kershaw dominated again Monday night at Dodger Stadium, firing a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 Dodgers win over the Reds, whose losing streak reached eight.
Clayton Kershaw pitched another in a series of masterpieces, a 102-pitch two-hitter in a 1-0 Dodgers win over the Reds on Monday night, the lefty’s third shutout of the year moving him to 7-1. All three of those shutouts have come during his 5-0 May.
As the latest opposite-field drive from Miguel Cabrera made its path into the right-field seats, the first of two Cabrera solo homers in Monday’s 5-4 Tigers win over the Phillies, the swing and the result resembled the Cabrera of a few years ago.
It’s a skill, and he has it.
The Rangers placed outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Stubbs on the disabled list Monday and called up outfielder Jared Hoying and infielder Joey Gallo from Triple-A Round Rock. Choo went on the DL with a left hamstring strain, and Stubbs is sidelined by a sprained toe on his left foot.
The Twins activated shortstop Eduardo Escobar from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s game against the Royals, and optioned infielder Jorge Polanco to Triple-A Rochester.
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who is already on the 60-day disabled list, will be having another procedure on his surgically-repaired left knee and will miss the rest of the season, general manager Jon Daniels announced before Monday’s game against the Angels.
The Rangers placed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring on Monday. There is no timetable for his return.
The Cubs have released veteran outfielder Shane Victorino, sources tell MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat.