Dodgers' Carlos Frias goes two scoreless in rehab debut Friday
Frias has been on the disabled list since August 10 due to back tightness. It is not yet known when Frias is expected to rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen.
Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion slugs three home runs, drives in nine
Encarnacion got the party started when he blasted a three-run shot in the first inning. He added a two-run bomb in the sixth inning before launching a grand slam in the seventh.
With the trio of homers, Encarnacion pushed his hitting streak up to 24 games, which is the longest streak in the Major Leagues this season--it's also the fifth-longest in team history, according to ESPN.com.
Tigers' Buck Farmer gets lit up by Blue Jays on Saturday
Farmer (0-3, 8.21 ERA) was hit hard and often in this one, as he got things started off by serving up a three-run home run to Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning. The Jays kept on adding to their lead, and the Tigers' offense was unable to solve Drew Hutchison in the afternoon.
Saturday was Farmer's fifth start of the season, and he has allowed at least three earned runs in each of those outings.
Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison dazzles in rout of Tigers
Hutchison (13-2) lowered his season ERA to 4.87 with the strong outing. Hutchison was making his first start since August 16, as he was sent down to Triple-A following that start.
Overall, the young right-hander made four starts in August and went 4-0 with a 2.46 ERA.
Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd (elbow) slated to return on Tuesday
The unlikley return story of
Floyd will be used out of the bullpen upon his return, Francona said, per MLB.com.
Astros C Jason Castro (quad) goes on DL; Max Stassi recalled
Twins' Miguel Sano returns to the lineup on Saturday
Sano will be the designated hitter and bat fourth on Saturday.
Astros SS Carlos Correa (hamstring) unable to go on Saturday
The Astros have not provided further details on Correa's status, and he is still considered day-to-day at this point.
Padres RF Matt Kemp good to go for Saturday vs. Phillies
After missing two games with a sore shoulder,
Kemp was held out Thursday and Friday with the injury, but he has been given the green light to return on Saturday.
Kemp has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .308 with two home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.
Mariners SP Felix Hernandez to be skipped on Monday
This may be a blessing of sorts, as the last time Hernandez faced the Astros, he allowed eight runs while recording just one out in a 10-0 loss.
Hernandez also struggled in the month of August, going 3-2 with an unsightly 6.60 ERA in five starts.
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