The injury isn't expected to cost Pujols time, as manager Mike Scioscia expects to have him in the lineup Thursday. The first baseman went 0 for 3 with a walk and an RBI before coming out of Wednesday's game.Analysis:
"It's always nice to mess around with your teammates and everyone's just going crazy in the dugout," Napoli said, per MLB.com. "But it's just a homer."
Napoli finished 2 for 5 with two runs, one hit by pitch and three strikeouts. He is batting .206 with three doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI, 14 walks, nine runs and 25 strikeouts in 20 August games.Analysis:
Cabrera is batting third and starting at first base, the first time he has been in the field since Friday. He got two days off entirely as he was not in the lineup Sunday, ahead of Monday's off-day.Analysis:
Davis struck in the fifth inning. He worked a three-pitch at-bat against Kirby Yates. On the final pitch, Davis clubbed a 91 mph fastball out to right center for a solo shot. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI.Analysis:
Blanks has missed a little more than two months since going on the disabled list, so the move is strictly procedural. He remains out indefinitely while dealing with an Achilles injury.Analysis:
Mauer singled in a run in the first and doubled home two in the second. He also walked twice to sweeten his on-base percentage to .361, its highest point since May 27.Analysis:
Moss is in a 0-for-12 slide. Reddick has just 15 hits in 83 at-bats against left-handers this season.Analysis:
Singleton went 1 for 4 in the game, and his lone hit was a late three-run home run to clinch the game. He scored just once while striking out twice in the game.
Singleton has been a solid power source for the Astros, but contact issues have impacted him as a rookie. He is hitting .187/.290/.374 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 70 games.Analysis: