Max Muncy gets the call at the hot corner for Saturday's game, starting for the first time since June 28 and ninth time this year.Analysis:
Taylor Featherston replaces Gillaspie in the lineup, starting at third for the eighth time this year.Analysis:
Donaldson also scored a run and walked once. Over his last 10 games, Donaldson is hitting .350 with three home runs and 11 RBI.Analysis:
Sandoval has just six hits in his last 34 at-bats.Analysis:
Moustakas, who will give way to Zobrist, has finally tailed off after spending most of the year above .300. He has just six hits in his last 41 at-bats to drop his average to .283, its lowest point of the season. He has not driven in a run since July 22.Analysis:
Santana was hitting .219 with the Twins this season. Polanco hit .429 in three games.Analysis:
Chisenhall hit .209 in a previous stint with the team this year. He joined the team for Thursday's game and is in the starting lineup at DH.Analysis:
Peterson, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft, didn't light it up at Double-A Jackson, putting up a .223/.290/.346 slash line with seven home runs and 44 RBIs, but started to hit better in the second half, hitting .259 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 29 games.
The Mariners had hoped to fast-track Peterson to the majors, perhaps by the end of this season, but the 23-year-old will have to produce at Triple-A first.Analysis:
One might have figured wrong. Saladino enjoyed the second three-hit performance of his budding career. And he also managed his first three-run game, scoring after each of his singles.
Saladino raised his average back over .300 with the effort after it had fallen to .273.Analysis:
He has twice already this month gone yard in back-to-back games. And he nailed one Saturday against the Red Sox.
His solo homer in the sixth was his ninth the season and put the cherry on top of an easy victory. One of the reasons it was an easy victory was that he hit a two-run double in the sixth.
"It was well-struck," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said of Castellano's home run, per MLB.com. "At the time, it was a big run because they had just scored. We came back next half-inning and got that run right back with Nick's home run."
Castellanos now owns a slash line of .245/.294/.393. His slugging percentage is at its highest point since May 24.
"To hit it over the Green Monster? It's freaking awesome," Castellanos said. "The Green Monster is a baseball icon. Everybody knows what you're talking about when you say it. The amount of movies it's been in. I've seen this park countless times. I remember looking at this park when I was younger and seeing how tall the fence was. I'm like, 'How does anyone hit it over that?' And to say I was able to do that in a game was pretty cool."Analysis: