Zach Davies was lifted after allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings Saturday against the Red Sox.
Making his return from the Il, Davies kept the Diamondbacks in the game, but it took him 75 pitches to get 10 outs tonight. He'll get a home start versus the Rockies next time out, making him a streaming option in deeper leagues.
Brendan Donovan blasted a solo homer and drew a pair of walks on Saturday night as the Cardinals triumphed over the Guardians 2-1 in 10 innings.
Donovan opened the scoring in the ballgame with a 361-foot (96.6 mph EV) solo shot off of Guardians' right-hander Tanner Bibee with two outs in the second inning. He also walked twice in the contest, finishing the day 1-for-2. He also started the 10th inning as the extra runner, swiped third base and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. On the season, the versatile infielder is now hitting .257/.349/.382 with five homers, 13 RBI and four stolen bases in 48 games.
José Ramírez went 2-for-5 and drove in the Guardians' lone run in Saturday night's loss to the Cardinals.
Ramírez tied the game at 1-1 with his run-scoring single off of Jack Flaherty in the third inning. That would sadly be the Guardians' lone tally in 10 innings on Saturday. With the two-hit attack, the superstar third baseman is now hitting .269/.348/.456 with six homers, 26 RBI and five stolen bases on the season.
Ketel Marte hit his seventh homer to give the Diamondbacks their lone run Saturday against the Red Sox.
The homer extended Marte's on base streak to 25 games. He's batting .277/.338/.471 for the season.
Giovanny Gallegos locked down his sixth save of the season on Saturday night, working a scoreless 10th inning to preserve a one-run lead against the Guardians.
Gallegos took the ball after Ryan Helsley had worked a scoreless ninth inning to send the game to extra innings. The Cardinals pushed one run across in the top half of the frame, and then Gallegos made sure it stood up by getting Amed Rosario and Jose Ramirez to fly out and Gabriel Arias on a ground out to first to end the game. He now holds a terrific 2.08 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 20/4 K/BB ratio across 21 2/3 innings on the year.
Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth with a one-run lead for his 11th save Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Jansen hasn't gotten a lot of work, but he's pitched three hitless innings since his disastrous weekend against the Cardinals two weeks ago.
The Rays are expected to select the contract of left-hander Joe LaSorsa from Triple-A Durham on Sunday.
The 25-year-old hurler was an 18th round pick of the Rays from the 2019 draft. Across two minor league levels this season, he has compiled a 3.38 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and a 15/8 K/BB ratio over 24 innings of work in 11 appearances (three starts). He'll bring additional depth to the Rays' bullpen.
Kutter Crawford was removed from Saturday's outing against the Diamondbacks after he was hit on the foot by a comebacker during the eighth inning.
Crawford took over after Garrett Whitlock worked the first five innings on Saturday and he kept the Diamondbacks off the board through the next two innings. He then returned for the eighth, where Gabriel Moreno led off the inning by smacking a line drive off of his foot. Crawford showed tremendous poise under pressure though, finding a way to chase after the ball and still get Moreno on a close play at first base. He attempted to stay in the game, but ultimately was pulled after attempting a few warm-up pitches. He'll presumably head for X-rays to see if he sustained any fractures. Expect the Red Sox to provide an update on his status shortly.
Kutter Crawford was diagnosed with a bruised right ankle on Saturday after he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Gabriel Moreno in the eighth inning.
Crawford went for precautionary X-rays which came back negative for any fractures. Fortunately he was able to avoid any serious injury and should be able to return to action in a day or two.
Mitch Haniger went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer against the Brewers on Saturday.
Haniger had as many hits tonight as his teammates combined. Following a lengthy slump that saw him go 12-for-72 with no homers in his first 19 games of May, he's 6-for-9 with two homers and six RBI the last two days.
Corbin Burnes allowed one run over seven innings and struck out eight in a no-decision Saturday versus the Giants.
Burnes threw his cutter a little harder and with less movement today. We're not sure that's really the way he should be going, but it worked out for him, as he got nine missed swings on it. He allowed just four hits in the game, all of them singles. It's the fourth time in 11 starts this season that he's allowed one or no runs.
Tyrone Taylor went 0-for-4 and struck out twice against the Giants on Saturday.
Taylor was expected to be the Brewers' primary right fielder when he came off the IL at the beginning of the month, but he's hitting just .182 with one homer and a 17/2 K/BB ratio in 69 plate appearances, causing him to lose quite a bit of playing time. At least the door is still open for him if he gets hot, and for what it's worth, Statcast thinks he's been quite unlucky thus far.
Yankees' manager Aaron Boone indicated that Jose Trevino (hamstring) could return from the injured list on Sunday.
Trevino has been running the bases without issue in recent days and could return on the first day that he's eligible on Sunday. Prior to landing on the injured list on May 18, Trevino had slashed a miserable .219/.265/.333 with three homers and 11 RBI in 102 plate appearances.
Julio Rodríguez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Saturday against the Pirates.
Rodriguez hit balls 109, 102 and 107 mph today in his fourth straight two-hit game. He's gone 12-for-25 with five extra-base hits and six RBI in his last six games.
Kolten Wong finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts versus the Mariners on Saturday.
Wong also started last night, going 0-for-2 with two walks. Before that, he had started just one of the Mariners' previous eight games. He'll likely continue to take a backseat to Jose Caballero for the most part.
Carlos Santana went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
There was a lot of speculation about Santana making substantial gains as a left-handed hitter with the shift going away, but at least in part because he's not hitting the ball as hard as usual, those haven't materialized; he's batting .206/.301/.346 against right-handed pitching. Fortunately, he's faring better versus lefties, at .308/.391/.410. Still, he just hasn't been a very good regular for Pittsburgh.
Brady Singer pitched two-run ball over five-plus innings versus the Nationals on Saturday.
Singer had a shutout going until giving a single and an RBI double to start the sixth. He was pulled then, the Royals ended up allowing four runs in the frame. Singer has been decent in three of his last four starts, lowering his ERA from 8.82 to 7.12. He's probably not yet out of the woods as far as job security, but things are looking up somewhat.
Kyle Finnegan struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 11th save Saturday against the Royals.
Finnegan has been used earlier in games a few times recently, but with no one else stepping up just yet, he remains the clear favorite for saves in the Nationals pen. He's allowed only an unearned run in his last seven outings, lowering his ERA from 6.75 to 4.29. Since Finnegan, Hunter Harvey and Carl Edwards Jr. have all pitched three of the last four days, it will be interesting to see how the Nationals approach a late lead on Sunday. Maybe Chad Kuhl, who saved Friday's game, would get another opportunity.
Josiah Gray allowed two runs through four innings before being lifted Saturday against the Nationals.
Thanks to the early exit, Gray allowed two runs or fewer for the ninth time in 11 starts this season. His 51/31 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings isn't at all impressive, but since he's getting more grounders and avoiding the home run ball, it seems like he has taken a modest step forward. It's just not as big of a leap as the 2.77 ERA suggests.
Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the Nationals' 4-2 defeat of the Royals on Saturday.
Dickerson is 9-for-24 with two homers and eight RBI in eight games since returning from the injured list last week. If he stays hot, he could begin picking up some starts against lefties. He'll definitely keep playing every time the Nationals are facing a righty.
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