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Belt has historic 21-pitch at-bat vs. Angels

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ANAHEIM -- The Giants' Brandon Belt has owned the stage Sunday, not only setting a major-league record with a 21-pitch at-bat, but also hitting a home run in his fourth-consecutive game played.

Belt hit 16 foul balls in the first-inning plate appearance against Angels starter Jaime Barria that ended with a fly ball to right field.

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ANAHEIM -- The Giants' Brandon Belt has owned the stage Sunday, not only setting a major-league record with a 21-pitch at-bat, but also hitting a home run in his fourth-consecutive game played.

Belt hit 16 foul balls in the first-inning plate appearance against Angels starter Jaime Barria that ended with a fly ball to right field.

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He had an eight-pitch at-bat in the third inning when he singled to right field and then crushed a deep home run to right in a nine-pitch at-bat in the fifth.

Belt hit a home run at Arizona on Wednesday and another on Thursday against the Diamondbacks. He did not play in Friday's game at Anaheim, which was his 30th birthday. Belt then hit a home run Saturday against the Angels and added another Sunday, his fifth of the season.

The last Giants player to hit a home run in four consecutive games played was Hunter Pence in 2013.

Belt's marathon first-inning at-bat bested the previous record of a 20-pitch duel between the Astros' Ricky Gutierrez and the Indians' Bartolo Colon on June 26, 1998.

Barria was making his second appearance in the Majors, having been called up earlier in the day by the Angels to make the start against the Giants. His only other start came April 11 against the Texas Rangers, when he gave up one run over five innings and picked up the victory.

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Bryant hit in helmet, no signs of concussion

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DENVER -- Kris Bryant took a pitch to the helmet in the first inning of Sunday's finale vs. the Rockies and had to leave the game.

Bryant was examined upon exiting the game and passed all tests. He has a small laceration above his left eye from his sunglasses, but shows no signs of a concussion. He will continue to be evaluated.

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DENVER -- Kris Bryant took a pitch to the helmet in the first inning of Sunday's finale vs. the Rockies and had to leave the game.

Bryant was examined upon exiting the game and passed all tests. He has a small laceration above his left eye from his sunglasses, but shows no signs of a concussion. He will continue to be evaluated.

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After retiring the first two batters and getting a 1-2 count on Bryant, Rockies starter German Marquez threw a 96.3-mph fastball high and inside that hit Bryant in the front of the helmet. He walked away from the plate toward the dugout and was immediately met by manager Joe Maddon, who embraced him in part to ensure he was OK. Bryant stayed on his feet while talking to Maddon and the head trainer and was helped off the field by the two.

David Bote, who had been recalled the day before and started at third base Saturday, pinch-ran for Bryant and took third in the bottom of the inning. He scored on the first of four consecutive two-out singles from Anthony Rizzo, Tommy La Stella, Kyle Schwarber and Victor Caratini as the Cubs erupted for three runs.

Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Andy Haines were both ejected after delivering heated remarks to home-plate umpire Cory Blaser.

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com based in Denver.

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Andujar's 4 hits lift Yanks to series win over Jays

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NEW YORK -- Years from now, if Gleyber Torres develops into the star the Yankees think he'll become, you can go ahead and tell people you remember his Major League debut. Just don't forget to mention Miguel Andujar's name.

Sunday may have been Gleyber Day in the Bronx, the first Major League game for a 21-year-old ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 prospect in the game. But while Torres had a quiet debut, going 0-for-4, the 23-year-old Andujar continued an impressive week with four hits in a 5-1 Yankees win over the Blue Jays. New York finished the weekend with a four-game series victory.

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NEW YORK -- Years from now, if Gleyber Torres develops into the star the Yankees think he'll become, you can go ahead and tell people you remember his Major League debut. Just don't forget to mention Miguel Andujar's name.

Sunday may have been Gleyber Day in the Bronx, the first Major League game for a 21-year-old ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 prospect in the game. But while Torres had a quiet debut, going 0-for-4, the 23-year-old Andujar continued an impressive week with four hits in a 5-1 Yankees win over the Blue Jays. New York finished the weekend with a four-game series victory.

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"I've known Miggy for two years, and I know he can hit," said Torres, who was teammates with Andujar in the 2016 Arizona Fall League. "I'm happy he has had a good week."

It's actually been a week-plus, an important 10 days for Andujar and maybe for the Yankees' future. He had been playing third base in place of the injured Brandon Drury, but through April 12, he was 3-for-28 with no extra-base hits. Meanwhile, the Yankees had Torres playing third base at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Video: TOR@NYY: Boone on Andujar's confidence, hit streak

In six games since, Andujar has gone 13-for-25 with seven doubles, a triple and two home runs. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Yankees shifted Torres back to second base and then called him up to play that position in the Major Leagues.

Andujar is now the third baseman, and when you added in Torres at second and 24-year-old Luis Severino on the mound, the Yankees had a young look Sunday that suggested good things to come. Severino allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings to win for the fourth time in five starts.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius, an elder statesman in this group at 28, also had a big day Sunday with a first-inning home run and a seventh-inning sacrifice fly.

"It's what everyone's been talking about," Gregorius said. "We've got a lot of prospects."

Video: TOR@NYY: Gregorius belts a solo homer to right

Gregorius said when he saw Andujar before Sunday's game, the third baseman told him, "I'm feeling good."

"I told him, 'Show me,'" Gregorius said.

Andujar did just that. With a runner on first and one out in the second inning, he doubled down the left-field line to set up Austin Romine's two-run double later in the inning. Andujar added an infield hit in the fourth inning, a run-scoring double in the sixth and another infield hit in the eighth.

"To me, it's about getting an opportunity and doing your job," Andujar said through an interpreter. "I'm getting a great opportunity."

Video: TOR@NYY: Romine rips a two-run double to right

What he's showing at the plate isn't a surprise to Yankee players and coaches who have long expressed confidence in Andujar's bat.

"Everybody knows he can hit," Severino said.

Everybody believes Torres will hit, too, and no one will be too concerned about his hitless debut. Torres got a standing ovation when he came to the plate for his first Major League at-bat in the second inning, but he struck out against Jays starter Jaime Garcia. Torres grounded into a double play in the fourth, popped out in the sixth and flied out to right field in the eighth.

Video: TOR@NYY: Torres receives ovation before first at-bat

It was an 0-for-4, but maybe it was also the start of something bigger. And maybe in the future, people will remember Sunday for both Torres and Andujar.

"In Andujar and Gleyber, we have two really good players," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
Severino goes seven: Boone started Severino on Opening Day, and he calls him the Yankees' ace. The skipper treated him that way Sunday, sending him back out for the seventh inning when Severino had already thrown a season-high 97 pitches. Severino made it through the seventh, finishing with 112 pitches.

Video: TOR@NYY: Severino fans six over seven strong innings

"To get us through seven was huge," Boone said. "That's what an ace looks like."

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
The Yankees and the crowd thought Tyler Austin had an infield hit in the eighth inning Sunday, but first-base umpire Ted Barrett called him out. The Yankees asked for a replay review, believing shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s throw had pulled first baseman Justin Smoak off the bag. After review, the call was allowed to stand, causing Boone to raise his arms in the air and bringing loud boos from Yankee fans who believed the replay they saw showed Smoak's foot off the bag.

Video: TOR@NYY: Gurriel Jr. nabs Austin despite challenge

Boone later said the Yankees' replay room had some doubt the call would be overturned, because it wasn't clear where Smoak's foot was when he caught the ball.

UP NEXT
The Yankees and Twins, who met in the American League Wild Card Game last October, will be back at Yankee Stadium for a four-game series beginning with a 7:05 p.m. ET game Monday night. Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (2-2, 6.45 ERA) will be on the mound for the Yankees, with right-hander Jake Odorizzi (1-1, 3.38 ERA) starting for the Twins.

Danny Knobler is a contributor to MLB.com based in New York.

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Sharp Mikolas backed by Wong, DeJong HRs

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ST. LOUIS -- Four starts in, the Cardinals are getting an idea of who Miles Mikolas is.

So are the Reds.

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ST. LOUIS -- Four starts in, the Cardinals are getting an idea of who Miles Mikolas is.

So are the Reds.

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The righty has made the most of facing Cincinnati over his first Major League month in more than three years, winning two consecutive starts against the Reds. His second in a week came on Sunday afternoon, when his seven strong innings provided the foundation for a 9-2 victory at Busch Stadium.

Kolten Wong clocked his first home run of the season, Paul DeJong added a three-run shot to pull away and the Cardinals poured on late to back Mikolas and cap a three-game sweep. The Cardinals' seventh win over the Reds in 11 days also marked their 11th straight in head-to-head competition, their longest win streak against Cincinnati since 1949.

Video: CIN@STL: Wong rips a solo homer to right

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
DeJong's homers tend to come in bunches, and the sophomore shortstop appears to be getting on a roll. He has now gone deep in two straight games and hasn't struck out in 12 plate appearances. That's as good an indicator as any that the contact-troubled DeJong is locked in.

Video: CIN@STL: DeJong extends the lead with three-run homer

SOUND SMART
It seems like every day Yadier Molina ties or passes another big name on another big list. A day after becoming Busch Stadium III's all-time leading RBI man, Molina notched three hits, including a double off reliever Kevin Quackenbush in the seventh. The two-bagger was the 338th of Molina's career, putting him in a tie with Ozzie Smith for 10th on the Cardinals' franchise list.

Video: CIN@STL: Molina rips a double to left in the 7th

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Making his fourth straight start and sixth in seven games, Harrison Bader continued to fill in nicely for injured center fielder Tommy Pham on both sides of the ball. Bader collected two hits, extending a modest seven-game hitting streak. But the Cardinals feel Bader can be truly elite on defense, his above-average speed mixing with advanced instincts and a nose for the baseball. That skillset was on display Sunday, when Bader ran 88 feet in 4.8 seconds to track down a Scott Schebler line drive in the fourth. Bader reached a top speed of 29.1 feet per second on the play, which Statcast™ registered as a four-star catch.

Video: CIN@STL: Statcast™ measures Bader's four-star catch

UP NEXT
Right elbow inflammation landed Adam Wainwright on the disabled list on Sunday and left the Cardinals without a starter for Tuesday, when they open a three-game home series against the Mets and Steven Matz. Luke Weaver will start that game, set for 7:15 p.m. CT.

Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com.

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Rendon on disabled list with bruised toe

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The Nationals placed infielder Anthony Rendon on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a toe contusion and recalled right-handed pitcher Austin L. Adams from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

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Phillies now 9-1 at home after walk-off sweep

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PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Altherr went about two steps out of the batters box, raised his arms and then waited for the mob to greet him at first base.

Altherr's one-out single scored Andrew Knapp with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th as the Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Altherr went about two steps out of the batters box, raised his arms and then waited for the mob to greet him at first base.

Altherr's one-out single scored Andrew Knapp with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th as the Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon.

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The Phillies are now 9-1 at Citizens Bank Park and winners of their past seven at home. The 9-1 mark to start a season at home is the best for the Phils since they started the 1964 season by going 9-1 in their first 10 games at Connie Mack Stadium. Since a 1-4 road trip to start the season, Philadelphia is now 13-3 over its past 16 games. And they are doing it in different ways every day.

On Sunday, Nick Pivetta gave the Phillies another solid outing from a starting pitcher. Pivetta went 6 1/3 innings, allowing five hits, walking two and striking out seven. The only blemish on his afternoon came in the top of the fifth, when he surrendered a two-run homer to Pirates catcher Elias Diaz that briefly gave Pittsburgh the lead.

The performance continued a stretch of 11 games in which a Phillies starter has given up 3 or fewer runs.

That wasn't the only thing that Pivetta did well on Sunday. With the Phillies being held hitless by Trevor Williams into the fifth, Pivetta roped a double into the right-field corner that broke up the bid and scored Knapp to cut the Pittsburgh lead to 2-1. Pivetta would then score on a Cesar Hernandez sacrifice fly to left to tie the game.

Two hours later, Altherr would bring Knapp home, with the Phillies finding yet another way to get a win.

Kevin Cooney is a contributor to MLB.com based in Philadelphia.

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Buehler to make first big league start Monday

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Dodgers fans will soon see top prospect Walker Buehler make his much-anticipated season debut, as the team announced on Sunday that Buehler was placed on the club's taxi squad and will start Monday's matchup against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium.

The 23-year-old Buehler is baseball's No. 12 prospect and the No. 4 right-handed prospect, per MLB Pipeline. Buehler struggled during his first cup of coffee with the Dodgers last summer, recording a 7.71 ERA over eight appearances, but he impressed by striking out seven batters and walking just one over four scoreless innings in Spring Training. Buehler, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, has regained his velocity and possesses a high-spin fastball that reaches the upper-90s on the radar gun, while also mixing in a plus curveball and slider.

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Dodgers fans will soon see top prospect Walker Buehler make his much-anticipated season debut, as the team announced on Sunday that Buehler was placed on the club's taxi squad and will start Monday's matchup against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium.

The 23-year-old Buehler is baseball's No. 12 prospect and the No. 4 right-handed prospect, per MLB Pipeline. Buehler struggled during his first cup of coffee with the Dodgers last summer, recording a 7.71 ERA over eight appearances, but he impressed by striking out seven batters and walking just one over four scoreless innings in Spring Training. Buehler, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, has regained his velocity and possesses a high-spin fastball that reaches the upper-90s on the radar gun, while also mixing in a plus curveball and slider.

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Buehler has made three starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out 16 batters over 13 innings.

Buehler reported to Spring Training with back soreness that limited his Cactus League action to two games. Management has plotted since then how to thread the needle between stretching out his innings (he threw only 98 innings last season) and keeping him fresh enough to be a rotation factor down the stretch in 2018.

The last-place Marlins would appear to be a soft spot for Buehler's return to the Major Leagues. While in the Dodgers' bullpen last September, Buehler showed glimpses of future greatness with his electric arm, but also the wildness that often plagues young, hard throwers (eight walks in 9 1/3 innings). Still, he struck out 12, finishing the 2017 season with 137 strikeouts in 98 innings between the Majors and Minors.

He was credited with his first Major League victory on Sept. 21 at Philadelphia, after he threw a scoreless inning of relief and recorded two strikeouts. He was selected as the Dodgers' Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2017.

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Perez's strong start backed by Gallo, Mazara HRs

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Martin Perez said this game would be different and he was right. Perez, after the delivery adjustment he made between starts, was much sharper than in his two previous outings and this time, the bullpen made a lead stand up.

The second part was a little more harrowing than needed, but the Rangers were still able to hold on for a 7-4 victory over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park. Fourth-inning home runs by Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo, as well as a clutch two-run single in the eighth by Isiah Kiner-Falefa, also helped the Rangers keep from being swept by the Mariners.

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Martin Perez said this game would be different and he was right. Perez, after the delivery adjustment he made between starts, was much sharper than in his two previous outings and this time, the bullpen made a lead stand up.

The second part was a little more harrowing than needed, but the Rangers were still able to hold on for a 7-4 victory over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park. Fourth-inning home runs by Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo, as well as a clutch two-run single in the eighth by Isiah Kiner-Falefa, also helped the Rangers keep from being swept by the Mariners.

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Perez, who had allowed 16 runs combined in his two previous starts, earned the victory by holding the Mariners to two runs in six innings. He allowed seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in a performance that suggested getting back over the top in his delivery would make a difference.

The performance also came at a time when the Rangers are close to having Doug Fister return from the disabled list and go back into a crowded rotation. Another bad outing by Perez could have put his rotation status in jeopardy.

The win snapped the Rangers' three-game losing streak with the last two coming despite leading after six innings. The Rangers held a 5-2 lead after six on Sunday, but the bullpen teetered on the brink in the seventh after Perez departed.

Matt Bush took over, but gave up a single to Jean Segura and a two-run home run to Mitch Haniger. He then walked Robinson Cano and retired Nelson Cruz on a fly to left. Jake Diekman took over, but his throwing error on Kyle Seager's comebacker to the mound followed by a walk to Ichiro Suzuki loaded the bases. But Diekman recovered, striking out David Freitas and Mike Zunino to end the inning.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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CarGo goes on DL; Rox call up Dahl, Cuevas

Parra begins serving 4-game suspension, Tauchman assigned to Triple-A
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DENVER -- Amid the Rockies' Sunday morning roster moves, David Dahl made his long-anticipated return to the Majors and Noel Cuevas made his first trip to the bigs. Both outfielders came from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The reinforcements became necessary when Gerardo Parra dropped his appeal and began serving a four-game suspension for his role in an April 11 bench-clearing incident vs. the Padres. The Rockies also placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list with right hamstring soreness and optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman (1-for-23, three walks, 11 strikeouts) to Albuquerque.

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DENVER -- Amid the Rockies' Sunday morning roster moves, David Dahl made his long-anticipated return to the Majors and Noel Cuevas made his first trip to the bigs. Both outfielders came from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The reinforcements became necessary when Gerardo Parra dropped his appeal and began serving a four-game suspension for his role in an April 11 bench-clearing incident vs. the Padres. The Rockies also placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list with right hamstring soreness and optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman (1-for-23, three walks, 11 strikeouts) to Albuquerque.

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Dahl, a first-round pick (10th overall) by the Rockies in the 2012 Draft, excited the Rockies' faithful in 2016 when he hit .315 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in his 63-game Major League debut, but last year, a stress reaction in his rib wouldn't go away and eventually led to back problems. He didn't appear in the Majors, and was shut down at Albuquerque on July 31.

After two strong games to start this Triple-A season, Dahl came down with a stomach virus and didn't play for 11 days. Overall, he has hit .231 with two doubles and five RBIs in six games in Albuquerque, but feels healthy.

"It's been a while since I've been back, so I'm just excited, ready to get out there and play," said Dahl, who said his strength came back quickly after recovering from the illness.

This spring, a rusty Dahl began 0-for-15 but went 17-for-47 (.362) with five home runs, three doubles and a triple the rest of the way. Manager Bud Black said he wanted Dahl to get into the swing of playing regularly before bringing him back to the Majors.

Video: Dahl, Black on Dahl's promotion to the Major Leagues

"The at-bats have been really good, and I'm trying to carry that up here. And defensively, I feel like I made some good plays in Albuquerque," Dahl said.

Cuevas, 26, was a 21st-round pick by the Dodgers in the 2010 Draft. He came to the Rockies in the Dodgers' trade for relief pitcher Juan Nicasio in December 2014. Cuevas' breakthrough began last year at Albuquerque (.312-.353-.487 slugging) and continued early this year; he was hitting .333 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 16 games.

During Spring Training, Cuevas, a native of Camuy, Puerto Rico, brought attention to the damage caused by Hurricane Maria on his home island.

"It means the world to my family, it means the world to the island of Puerto Rico, and especially my city of Camuy," Cuevas said. "I think everybody is going to be watching today in my city, and I love 'em all. I feel the good vibes."

Video: CIN@COL: Cuevas draws a bases-loaded walk in the 7th

While Dahl is a left-handed hitter, Cuevas gives the roster a needed righty hitter; both callups were in the lineup Sunday as the Cubs started lefty Jose Quintana. Cuevas also gives the Rockies a righty bench bat alongside Pat Valaika on other days.

Gonzalez suffered the injury while making a 5-star catch in Wednesday's 10-2 loss at Pittsburgh. Although he is improving -- he took batting practice before Saturday night's 5-2 victory over the Cubs, the need to bring in outfield reinforcements led to his DL placement.

"The thing that put us over the top was with Parra's suspension starting today and CarGo not 100 percent, we maybe would've been down to 23 players," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "I mean, CarGo was available to pinch-hit and give us an at-bat, but we probably would have had to run for him. He isn't able to play defense the next couple days."

Gonzalez's DL placement is retroactive to Thursday.

Hoffman's status changed

The Rockies announced that they've rescinded the option to Triple-A Albuquerque for righty Jeff Hoffman, who is working his way back from right shoulder soreness suffered in Spring Training. Hoffman will stay at Albuquerque, but officially he's on the 10-day disabled list and on a Minor League rehab assignment. In Hoffman's last start, he retired the last 11 batters he faced.

Earth Day power

MLB celebrated Earth Day on Sunday. The Rockies are one of nine clubs that celebrate it all the time, since they use solar power at Coors Field.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

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Baez continues hot stretch with 7th long ball

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DENVER -- Javier Baez has been too hot to handle lately. He extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday with a 418-foot solo homer over the center-field wall in the second inning at Coors Field to extend the Cubs lead to 4-0.

The homer was Baez's seventh of the month, giving him more home runs before May 1 than any Cubs second baseman since 1913, and his 21 RBIs are also the most in April by a Cubs second baseman since 1913.

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DENVER -- Javier Baez has been too hot to handle lately. He extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday with a 418-foot solo homer over the center-field wall in the second inning at Coors Field to extend the Cubs lead to 4-0.

The homer was Baez's seventh of the month, giving him more home runs before May 1 than any Cubs second baseman since 1913, and his 21 RBIs are also the most in April by a Cubs second baseman since 1913.

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Baez added a two-run double in the seventh inning, lacing a two-run double down the left-field line to cap a three-run inning that put the Cubs ahead 9-4. He is hitting .481 (13-for-27) during his streak, with four doubles, a triple, three homers and 13 RBIs.

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com based in Denver.

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Our 10 favorite ballpark foods at FoodFest

For the first time ever, MLB fired up MLB FoodFest, bringing ballpark food items from all 30 teams to NYC for an unforgettable culinary showcase.

We went around and tried all 30 of the dishes, and our stomachs are full and we're going to go nap now. But my-oh-my we noshed and noshed to our hearts' content. All in all, our time at FoodFest was a never-ending dream of fried, BBQ-sauced, cheesy, ballpark food goodness. Here are our 10 favorite items we sampled during our FoodFest experience. 

Moose hits go-ahead HR in win; hit streak at 14

Flynn tosses 2 scoreless innings out of 'pen
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DETROIT -- Mike Moustakas, needing a hit to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, did so dramatically, blasting a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to propel the Royals to an 8-5 win over the Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Moustakas hit a 2-2 changeup from right-hander Buck Farmer into the right-field seats, his sixth home run this season.

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DETROIT -- Mike Moustakas, needing a hit to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, did so dramatically, blasting a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to propel the Royals to an 8-5 win over the Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Moustakas hit a 2-2 changeup from right-hander Buck Farmer into the right-field seats, his sixth home run this season.

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"After the first three or four [changeups], I was sitting on it and trying to get one up, and finally he ended up leaving one up, and I was able to get a good swing on it," Moustakas said. "I hit it pretty good. I didn't know if it was gonna hook. The other night I hit one, and it kind of took a little right turn, and I was trying to see if it was gonna stay fair. Once it got out there I knew it was gonna stay."

Video: KC@DET: Moustakas discusses go-ahead homer, 8-5 win

The Royals' struggling bullpen held the fort after Moustakas' home run, thanks to two scoreless innings from lefty Brian Flynn, and closer Kelvin Herrera, who got his fourth save.

"Really good job by Flynn," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We needed two scoreless innings to get to Kelvin and that's exactly what he did, with very little fanfare. I was hoping to get a second inning out of him. He was the most rested."

The Royals did not have a hit until Whit Merrifield homered to lead off the sixth inning. Moments later, center fielder Abraham Almonte hit a grand slam, his second home run this season and second career grand slam -- his other came with the Indians on Aug. 30, 2015.

Video: KC@DET: Merrifield ropes solo home run to left in 6th

Almonte's grand slam was the Royals' first hit this season with the bases loaded. They had been 0-for-15.

"I was looking for something up in the zone, kind of elevated and see if I could get a sac fly," Almonte said. "It felt good."

Left-hander Eric Skoglund started for the Royals and after a rough first inning -- a hit batter, two hits and two runs -- he settled down and blanked the Tigers through the fifth. But Skoglund, given a 5-2 lead, walked the first two hitters he faced in the sixth and was removed.

Skoglund wound up going five-plus innings and giving up four hits and four runs. Yost said he had a chat with Skoglund after the first inning.

Video: KC@DET: Skoglund induces double play to escape jam

"I thought he was OK," Yost said. "I thought the first inning he was a little tentative. He got on the attack in the second and was great from two through five, and then in the sixth, got a little fine again, two walks and he was done. But like I told him, these are all learning experiences. You got to trust your stuff and attack.

"I told him, 'One day you're going to figure out you're a pretty good pitcher. You need to get after them. You're tippy-toeing out there. Get on the attack and be aggressive.'"

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
Big double play: With all the issues the Royals have had this season in the bullpen, there had to be thoughts of "Here we go again" when Nicholas Castellanos led off the eighth inning with a single off Flynn. But Flynn got Victor Martinez to chop into a 5-4-3 double play, ending the threat essentially. The Tigers didn't get another baserunner.

Video: KC@DET: Flynn gets 5-4-3 double play from Martinez

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Almonte, who was claimed off waivers earlier this month, has the Royals' two longest home runs this season -- 426 feet and the projected 425-foot grand slam, per Statcast™. More >

Video: KC@DET: Almonte clears bases with grand slam in 6th

HE SAID IT
"I heard about that. I hope she enjoys it." -- a smiling Almonte, on his grand slam netting a fan $25,000

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After an off-day on Monday, the Royals will return to action at Kauffman Stadium against the Brewers at 7:15 p.m. CT on Tuesday. Right-hander Ian Kennedy (1-2, 2.35 ERA) will take the mound. Kennedy gave up four earned runs and eight hits over five innings in his last start Wednesday in Toronto. Zach Davies (1-2, 4.84 ERA) starts for the Brewers.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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Injury updates: Trumbo, Mancini, Britton

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BALTIMORE -- Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will go out on rehab assignment on Monday with Double-A Bowie. Trumbo, who has been brought along cautiously as he recovers from a right quad strain, played one game for Bowie on April 10 before things got shut down as the area wasn't fully healed.

There's no timetable for Trumbo's return, but Sunday's news was a step in the right direction in getting Trumbo -- who sustained the injury in Spring Training -- to make his season debut.

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BALTIMORE -- Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will go out on rehab assignment on Monday with Double-A Bowie. Trumbo, who has been brought along cautiously as he recovers from a right quad strain, played one game for Bowie on April 10 before things got shut down as the area wasn't fully healed.

There's no timetable for Trumbo's return, but Sunday's news was a step in the right direction in getting Trumbo -- who sustained the injury in Spring Training -- to make his season debut.

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Outfielder Trey Mancini is still hoping to avoid the disabled list after slamming his right knee into an unpadded portion of the left-field wall in Friday's game. Mancini, who was unavailable on Saturday, was better on Sunday, and the team is hoping he'll only be sidelined for a few days.

Video: CLE@BAL: Mancini slides into wall, exits game early

Closer Zach Britton (right Achilles surgery) threw off of a half mound for the second time this weekend after doing some pitchers' fielding practice on Saturday. He remains on target to join the club when he's eligible at the end of May or shortly thereafter.

O's celebrate Earth Day
The Orioles donned special caps and jerseys to celebrate Earth Day in Sunday afternoon's game against Cleveland, and the gear will be authenticated, autographed and auctioned at orioles.com/auctions to benefit The Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens also took part in the team's on-field presentation of the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The honor is the result of a multi-year effort of research and enhancements to Camden Yards, which -- at 26 years -- is the oldest ballpark to reach the distinction.

Tweet from @Orioles: In a pregame ceremony, Oriole Park was recognized with its LEED Gold certification, with MD Lieutenant Governor @BoydKRutherford, representatives from @USGBC, the @MDStadiumAuth, & @PaladinoandCo. OPACY is the 4th (and oldest) MLB stadium to achieve LEED Gold status. #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/9XC9OUNNyF

Camden Yards joins three other existing MLB ballparks with LEED certifications: Minnesota's Target Field, San Francisco's AT&T Park and Miami's Marlins Park.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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