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|4/22/2014||Nolan Arenado, 3B (Col)||Arenado extended his hit streak to 12 games by going 2 for 5 with a solo homer in an 8-2 win over San Francisco on Monday.
Analysis: Arenado has boosted his average to .301 by going 18 for 48 (.375) during his streak.
|4/22/2014||Charlie Blackmon, LF (Col)||Blackmon hit two of Colorado's five homers and lifted the Rockies to an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
Analysis: It was the first career multihomer game for Blackmon, who is hitting a major league-best .411.
|4/22/2014||Jorge De La Rosa, P (Col)||De La Rosa threw five efficient innings to earn his first win this season and lift the Colorado Rockies to an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
Analysis: De La Rosa (1-3) rediscovered his rhythm, allowing five hits and one run after posting a 7.58 ERA in his first four games. The hard-throwing lefty tied a career high with 16 wins last season.
|4/22/2014||Christian Yelich, LF (Mia)||Yelich extended his hit streak to 15 games by going 2 for 5 in Miami's 4-2 loss in 10 innings to Atlanta on Monday.
Analysis: Yelich, batting .338, is 24 for 63 (.381) during the third-longest streak in the majors this season.
|4/22/2014||Evan Gattis, C (Atl)||Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Monday night.
Analysis: Gattis, now batting .302, had two hits in his four at-bats Monday after going 0 for 12 in his previous three games.
|4/22/2014||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B (Ari)||Goldschmidt had a season-high three hits in a 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
Analysis: The Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman, batting .333 this season, is 10 for 27 (.370) in his last seven games.
|4/22/2014||Travis Wood, P (ChC)||Wood hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to back his nine-strikeout performance on the mound, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Analysis: Wood (1-2, 2.52 ERA) gave up a run and six hits over seven innings. His four RBIs and nine strikeouts matched career highs.
|4/22/2014||Curtis Granderson, RF (NYM)||The struggling Granderson had another three strikeouts in a 2-0 win over St. Louis on Monday.
Analysis: Granderson is hitless in his last 19 at-bats and in a 4-for-47 slump that includes 17 strikeouts.
|4/22/2014||Yadier Molina, C (StL)||Molina stretched his hitting streak to 12 games in a 2-0 loss to the New York Mets on Monday.
Analysis: The St. Louis Cardinals catcher, batting .347 this season, is 20 for 49 (.408) during his streak.
|4/22/2014||David Wright, 3B (NYM)||Wright extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single in a 2-0 win over St. Louis on Monday night.
Analysis: Wright, batting .313, has gone 20 for 54 (.370) with nine RBIs during his streak. He has 13 hits in his last 28 at-bats, giving him a .464 average in his last six games.
|4/22/2014||Jenrry Mejia, P (NYM)||Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Monday night.
Analysis: Mejia (3-0, 1.99 ERA) bounced back well from a torn blister on his right middle finger that limited him to five innings in his last start. The 24-year-old righty began the game by getting Matt Carpenter to look at three straight strikes, and rarely was in trouble. Mejia struck out seven in 6 2-3 innings and walked three.
|4/22/2014||Wily Peralta, P (Mil)||Peralta improved to 3-0 with a 4-3 win over San Diego on Monday. He also doubled and scored a run in the game.
Analysis: Peralta gave up three runs - two earned - and six hits in 6 1-3 innings as the Brewers improved their major league-best record to 15-5. The right-hander, who has a 2.19 ERA, has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his first four starts.
|4/22/2014||Ryan Braun, LF (Mil)||Braun drove in two runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Monday night.
Analysis: Braun has six of his 16 RBIs in the last three games. He's bumped his batting average to .306 by going 9 for 24 (.375) in his past six contests.
|4/22/2014||Carlos Ruiz, C (Phi)||Ruiz hit a two-run homer and drove in another two runs with one of his two doubles in a 7-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.
Analysis: Ruiz, now batting .245, was 1 for 12 in his previous four games. He didn't have an RBI in his first 14 contests this season.
|4/22/2014||Prince Fielder, 1B (Tex)||Fielder went 2 for 4 on Monday.
Analysis: Fielder raised his OPS to .697.
|4/22/2014||Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B (Tex)||Kouzmanoff went 2 for 5 on Monday.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff played against Oakland for the first time since his days with the East Bay club in 2010-11.
|4/22/2014||Daric Barton, 1B (Oak)||Barton went 2 for 4 on Monday.
Analysis: Barton is hitting .152 so he needs to get going.
|4/22/2014||Coco Crisp, CF (Oak)||Crisp went 3 for 4 with two RBIs on Monday.
Analysis: Crisp also stole his 146th base with the A's, tying him with Carney Lansford for fourth place in Oakland history.
|4/22/2014||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (LAD)||Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games on an infield single in the second inning of a 7-0 loss to Philadelphia on Monday.
Analysis: Gonzalez is batting .344 (22 for 64) with six doubles, five homers and 16 RBIs during his streak. He has an OPS of 1.063 during that run.
|4/22/2014||Dan Straily, P (Oak)||Straily did not get a decision Monday.
Analysis: Straily struck out six and allowed three runs in five innings, but left with a no-decision after the Rangers tied the game at 3 on Prince Fielder's RBI single in the top of the fifth. You have to like his chances of beating lowly Houston this weekend.
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