DTDBrett Lawrie2B/3B CWS 3 hours ago
Manager Robin Ventura said an MRI on Lawrie's hamstring showed no real damage, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Lawrie missed Friday's game with the injury, but Ventura said he was hopeful he could be available for Saturday's game. Tyler Saladino would likely start at second if Lawrie remains on the bench.
DTDAdam EatonCF/RF CWS 4 hours ago
Eaton left Friday's game against the Tigers after he fouled a ball off his foot, J.J. Stankevitz of CSN Chicago reports.
Avisail Garcia replaced him in the outfield Friday, but Eaton is expected to be back in the lineup Saturday. In other news, Eaton took back his leadoff spot from Tim Anderson shortly after the All-Star break, and he has gone 5-for-21 since the switch.
Matt Adams1B/DH STL 4 hours ago
Adams went 1-for-6 with a walk and a walk-off solo shot in the bottom of the 16th inning to down the Dodgers 4-3 Friday night.
Adams' batting average dropped three points to .261 -- its lowest point since May 3 -- but he made the most of his only hit in seven plate appearances during the marathon. It was the first baseman's 11th homer of the season, and the second career 16th-inning walk-off blast for Adams. The 27-year-old has struggled mightily in July, slashing .159/.213/.386 through 44 at-bats.
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/3B/LF/DH LAD 4 hours ago
Kendrick went 1-for-6 with a solo shot Friday against the Cardinals.
Kendrick led off the sixth inning with his fifth home run of the season, tying the game 2-2. The blast also extended his hitting streak to 14 games which began back on July 4. Through 17 games this month, Kendrick is hitting .383 (26-for-68) with nine walks and 12 runs.
Jedd GyorkoIF STL 4 hours ago
Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a walk and a ninth-inning game-tying home run Friday against the Dodgers.
On the first pitch he saw from Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen, Gyorko tied the game 3-3 with two-outs in the ninth, and the Cardinals eventually went on to win in 16 innings. The blast was his 12th of the season, and his fifth home run of July. The second baseman has now hit safely in 10 of 13 games this month while racking up 11 RBI and scoring 10 runs.
DTDMookie BettsCF/RF BOS 4 hours ago
Betts' knee injury, which forced him to leave Friday night's game, has been developing since the All-Star break, according to Boston manager John Farrell, Bill Ballou of the Providence Journal reports.
Betts had been receiving occasional treatment on the knee before getting pulled from Friday night's game. He's listed as day-to-day and we should learn more Saturday.
Michael Martinez2B/3B/OF BOS 4 hours ago
Martinez entered Friday night's game to play right field when Mookie Betts (knee) was forced to leave. He had a single in two at-bats and made a pair of nice defensive plays.
Betts' injury came out of nowhere, but apparently it's been developing since the All-Star break, according to Bill Ballou of the Providence Journal. He's listed as day-to-day, so Martinez may get another start or two while the Red Sox investigate Betts' knee.
Marco EstradaSP TOR 4 hours ago
Estrada (5-4) gave up two earned runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Mariners. He struck out three.
The veteran right-hander made a solid return from his back injury, giving up only a first-inning fielders choice RBI to Robinson Cano and a fifth-inning run-scoring double to Seth Smith. Estrada was also able to notch 14 swinging strikes, but didn't receive any appreciable run support on a night where Mariners lefty James Paxton consistently stymied the potent Blue Jays lineup. Despite dropping his second straight decision, Estrada's ERA remains a solid 2.94 and his WHIP remains a strong 1.01.
Steve CishekRP SEA 5 hours ago
Cishek notched his 23rd save by striking out the side in the ninth inning in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. He also gave up a hit and a walk.
As he often does, Cishek managed to make things interesting before wiggling out of trouble. He threw 26 pitches in total, just two days after firing 38 in a two-inning stint versus the White Sox. The 30-year-old now has three straight scoreless outings, and has lowered his ERA from 3.15 to 2.86 over that span.
James PaxtonSP SEA 5 hours ago
Paxton (3-4) struck out nine Blue Jays while giving up just one earned run on three hits and a walk over seven innings in Friday's 2-1 victory over Toronto.
The 27-year-old southpaw was outstanding in one of the best hitting environments in the majors. He induced a whopping 19 swining strikes, equaled the second-lowest amount of earned runs he's surrendered in a start this season and posted his second-best strikeout total as well. Paxton has had an up-and-down campaign, but has now emerged victorious in two of his three July decisions.