Monday, July 28, 2014

Josh Harrison Leads Pirates with Four Hits; Carlos Sanata Keeps Cleveland Hopes Alive

Players of the Day for Sunday, July 27, 2013

American League

Santana: 2HR
Losers of three straight to the Royals and in danger of falling out of third place in the AL Central, the Cleveland Indians muscled up and avoided the sweep with a 10-3 victory Sunday in Kansas City.

Led by Carlos Santana, the Indians hammered out 15 hits against five Royals' pitchers. Santana continued to swing the bat at a orrid pace, belting a pair of home runs and driving in four. He added a single to go 3-for-3, extending his hitting streak to seven games.

Over that span, Santana has been on fire, going 15-for-27, with six homers and 10 RBI.

With the Tigers losing Sunday to the Angles, 2-1, the Indians find themselves 6 1/2 games back of the division leaders, with KC anchored in between, five out.

Josh Harrison
National League

Highlighting a 16-hit barrage, Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison banged out four hits in six at-bats, including a solo home run, a double and a pair of singles, dring in two and scoring twice.

Batting in his customary leadoff position, Harrison tormented Colorado pitchers, stealing a pair of bases in the 7-5 Pirate win.

The victory kept the Pirates from being swept in the three-game series at Colorado and kept them in third place in the NC Central, three games behind division-leading Milwaukee, 2-0 losers to the Mets.

St. Louis won, 1-0, over the Cubs, as Adam Wianwright became the major league's first 13-game winner. The Cardinals are a solid second in the division, two games behind the Brewers.

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