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7/7/2015 Kolten Wong, StL, 2B
The St. Louis Cardinals held Wong out of the lineup for the second game of a day-night doubleheader after he banged his head during the opener on Tuesday.

Analysis: Wong was woozy after he sprawled out to catch a fly by Miguel Montero in shallow right field in the fifth inning. He was slow to get up and was replaced in the seventh. With Wong out, Matt Carpenter made his first start at second since 2013.
7/7/2015 Gonzalez Germen, Col, P
The Colorado Rockies claimed Germen off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Analysis: Germen appeared in six games with the Cubs this season. He was originally signed by the New York Mets out of Guaymate, Dominican Republic, in 2007 and made his major league debut in 2013. Germen was 1-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 54 appearances with the Mets from 2013-14.
7/7/2015 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols says he will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

Analysis: This will be Pujols' fourth time competing in the Home Run Derby. He reached the semifinal in 2003, 2007 and 2009 but has never won the event.
7/7/2015 Steven Souza Jr., TB, RF
The Rays placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the disabled list with a lacerated finger.

Analysis: Souza, who is hitting .210 with 15 homers and 33 RBIs, is the 18th player from Tampa Bay to land on the DL this season. In all, the Rays have made 20 moves to the disabled list, second only to the Texas Rangers.
7/7/2015 Dallas Beeler, ChC, P
The Chicago Cubs have recalled right-hander Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa to start the second game of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 26-year-old Beeler will serve as the 26th man. He is 1-5 with a 6.33 ERA in 13 starts with Iowa.

Analysis: Beeler made his major league debut with the Cubs last season and went 0-2 in two starts despite a 3.27 ERA.
7/7/2015 Alex Rodriguez, NYY, 3B
Rodriguez has been snubbed from the All-Star Game.

Analysis: Rodriguez is enjoying a renaissance in his return to the New York Yankees following a season-long drug suspension. He is hitting .284 during a season in which he passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list and topped 3,000 hits. This will be the first All-Star Game with no Yankees starters since 1999.
7/7/2015 Joc Pederson, LAD, CF
Pederson is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant.

Analysis: Pederson had 20 homers but was hitting just .234. He was especially pleased fellow players elected him. "They respect the way I play the game," he said.
7/7/2015 Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B
Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

Analysis: The 23-year-old Bryant made his big league debut April 17 and began Monday with a .279 average, 12 homers and 49 RBIs.
7/7/2015 Brandon Crawford, SF, SS
Crawford hit his 12th home run and third in seven games Sunday at Washington.

Analysis: Crawford is a mediocre 8 for 35 over his last 10 games, but six of those hits have gone for extra bases.
7/7/2015 Jordan Zimmermann, Was, P
Zimmermann improved to 7-5 Sunday after knocking off the Giants in his fourth consecutive quality start.

Analysis: Zimmermann, who gave up one run on a homer over seven innings, has been lights out lately. He's 2-0 with a 0.40 ERA in his last three starts.
7/7/2015 Troy Tulowitzki, Col, SS
Tulowitzki was 2 for 5 with his ninth home run Sunday at Arizona.

Analysis: Tulowitzki is 26 for 70 (.371) during his 18-game hitting streak.
7/7/2015 Steven Matz, NYM, P
Matz won his second big league start Sunday against the Dodgers, improving to 2-0.

Analysis: Matz limited Los Angeles to two hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in the 8-0 victory. He has struck out 14 over 13 2-3 innings so far.
7/7/2015 Daniel Murphy, NYM, 2B
Murphy was 3 for 4 Sunday against the Dodgers.

Analysis: Murphy is 8 for 25 in six games since returning from a strained quadriceps.
7/7/2015 Lance Lynn, StL, P
Lynn improved to 6-4 on Sunday against the Padres following his fifth quality start in six turns.

Analysis: Lynn has quietly been one of baseball's most consistent pitchers over the last couple of months, going 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA in his last nine games.
7/7/2015 Shelby Miller, Atl, P
Miller failed to win for the ninth straight start Sunday despite a solid outing against the Phillies.

Analysis: Miller is 0-3 with a 2.80 ERA in nine starts since his last win.
7/7/2015 Cole Hamels, Phi, P
Hamels' winless stretch extended to seven starts despite another solid outing Sunday at Atlanta.

Analysis: Hamels, who gave up six hits over seven shutout innings, is 0-3 with a 3.06 ERA since his last victory.
7/7/2015 Cesar Hernandez, Phi, 2B
Hernandez was 3 for 4 against the Braves on Sunday.

Analysis: Hernandez is enjoying a pretty impressive stretch, going 25 for 54 while scoring 13 runs over his last 13 games.
7/7/2015 Adam Lind, Mil, 1B
Lind homered for the fourth time in eight games Sunday at Cincinnati.

Analysis: Lind is 21 for 53 with 18 RBIs over his last 15 games.
7/7/2015 Taylor Jungmann, Mil, P
Jungmann earned his third major league victory Sunday at Cincinnati.

Analysis: Jungmann tossed a season-high eight innings while allowing one run, improving to 3-1 while lowering his ERA to 2.43.
7/7/2015 Ryan Pressly, Min, P
Pressly was put on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain Monday.

Analysis: Pressly was replaced on the roster by Shane Robinson, who returned from the Family Emergency List.
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