Joe Mauer returns to lineup with two-hit game
The two-hit performance extends Mauer's hitting streak to 15 games and raises his season line to .351/.430/.503 in 172 plate appearances.
David Ortiz hits two homers in six-RBI performance
The huge game gives Ortiz a .362/.408/.681 line with seven home runs and 29 RBI in only 103 plate appearances. He's 6 for 8 in his last two games and owns a six-game hitting streak.
Eric Stults stays sharp vs. Nationals
Elvis Andrus has career-best five-hit game
Andrus bumped his batting average 20 points, giving him a .282/.328/.350 line with 12 stolen bases in 192 plate appearances. Despite the excellent outing, Andrus won't retain the lead-off spot in the lineup when Kinsler returns.
Torii Hunter halts skid with two-hit night
Hunter has slowed after an April in which he hit .313/.354/.416 with a home run in 178 plate appearances.
Tyler Chatwood earns win after promotion
Jose Altuve has three hits in return
Making his return from the bereavement list,
Altuve, who has also been dealing with a jaw injury, has hit .342/.378/.449 in 172 plate appearances.
Tim Lincecum hit hard vs. Rockies
Jose Veras earns save in extra innings
After allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings over his first five appearances, Veras has scoreless outings in 11 of his last 12 appearances. He has a 3.71 ERA and has converted 75 percent of his save opportunites.
Jim Henderson gets save No. 8