Tomas homered for the second time in seven games. He has eight RBI over that stretch.
Tomas has hit in six of the last seven, with three multi-hit games over that period.Analysis:
Duffy was replaced at third by Ehrie Adrianza, who will hit eighth. Duffy is hitting .283 with two home runs and four RBI in his last 11 games.
The Giants are the underdogs (+155) at Washington on Sunday.Analysis:
Lamb has started 28 games at the hot corner and eight of the last nine.
Aaron Hill gets the start in Lamb's place, for the 22nd time this season and second in the last four games.Analysis:
Middlebrooks has been dealing with a sprained right ankle. He was replaced at third by Yangervis Solarte, who will bat second.
The Padres are the underdogs at St. Louis on Sunday.Analysis:
His first multi-hit game since June 25 was also his first four-hit game of the season. Frazier has strengthened his slash line of .289/.348/.610. The slugging percentage ranks third in the bigs.Analysis:
OK, that wasn't going to happen. But Bryant certainly destroyed the Marlins with his bat, pretty much putting it away well before darkness fell in Chicago.
Bryant opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the first, then blasted a grand slam in the second to give him 12 home runs and 49 RBI on the year. The cherry on top is that he now has a five-game hitting streak.
"It was him -- that was our offense tonight," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com. "Without that, this game is entirely different. It was nice to get him going."
In the process he became the first Cubs rookie to hit two grand slams in a season since Billy Williams in 1961.Analysis:
Turner will be replaced by Alberto Callaspo, who will hit seventh in the lineup.
Turner entered Saturday, hitting .300 with six hits, a home run and two RBI over the last five games.Analysis:
Uribe finished the game 1 for 4, with the homer his only hit of the game. Uribe has now recorded a hit in six consecutive games and has 18 RBI this season. Uribe has been successful since joining the Braves as he's posted a .303 batting average since being traded in late May.
For the season, Uribe is hitting .279/.330/.426.Analysis:
Carpenter entered the game with just two hits over his last 12 at-bats.Analysis:
Asche went 3 for 5 with two RBI. He hit a two-run blast off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the second inning.
Over his last 12 games, Asche is hitting .381 with 16 hits, two home runs and five RBI.Analysis: