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Kevin Love scored a game-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds after missing the TWolves last game with a stiff neck.

Another game, another double-double for KLove as he added to his league-leading total of 43 in 49 games this season. Love showed no ill effects from his sore neck as he played a team-high 39 minutes in the 107-89 loss to the Rockets.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Pablo Sandoval said his sore knee was the reason he hit lefty against a lefty on Sunday.

Pablo Sandoval can spin this any way he wants but he is presently batting .049/.093/.049 as a right handed batter versus left handed pitching. That is 2-for-41 with 12 strikeouts and one walk for the year. Panda is one hit away as a left-handed batter against a left handed pitcher than he was in 40 more at bats right handed. Just saying.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Tommy Joseph's concussion will continue to sideline him "indefinitely".

Once a sought after power hitting catcher prospect, injuries have limited Tommy Joseph. With the Phillies about to embark on a rebuild, with health Joseph could see some time in the majors but the concussion has to be a concern. His best year in the minors was in 2011 while in High-A when he hit 22 home runs in 127 games. Analysis: Greg Jewett

Trevor Bauer threw 7 2/3 innings of one run ball against the Reds in a win on Sunday, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and no walks.

Bauer turned in one of his more impressive starts this season, working into the eighth inning and striking out four on 107 pitches. At 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA and 8.74 K/9, the just 24-year-old Bauer is putting together his best season to date. He made just one mistake today, but has managed to keep the ball in the yard and has been particularly dominant against left-handed hitters, holding them to a .279 slugging percentage. His next start is Friday at Seattle.  Analysis: Kevin Luchansky

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Sunday.

The home run was already Byrd’s ninth this season and it brought his RBI total to 24 through 40 games. He’s striking out in over 27 percent of his at-bats, but that’s on par with his strikeout rate from the past two seasons. The .203 batting average leaves a lot to be desired, but the .434 slugging percentage is pretty impressive for the 37-year-old veteran. Interestingly, six of his nine blasts have come away from the home run friendly Great American Ballpark.  Analysis: Kevin Luchansky

Update: Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup on Sunday with flu-like symptoms, according to manager Joe Girardi.

This makes more sense since Carlos Beltran is in a thirteen game hitting streak and is 6-for-23 versus Yovani Gallardo for his career including a home run. With the Yankees searching for offense, Beltran's flu is ill timed.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

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