Miguel Sano
Twins' Miguel Sano hopes to play through hamstring issue
Miguel Sano, DH, MIN
News: After undergoing an MRI on his hamstring Wednesday, Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano hopes to play through the hamstring issue, reports MLB.com.

The hamstring strain caused him to miss last Friday's contest, but he is in Wednesday's lineup.

"I'm trying to not run too hard or too fast," Sano said. "I can feel it when I'm on base."


Edwin Encarnacion
Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion sees hit streak snapped at 26 games
Edwin Encarnacion, DH, TOR
News: The impressive hitting streak for the Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion came to an end on Tuesday. The slugger went 0 for 4 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in the 5-3 win over the Indians.

Encarnacion's hit streak lasted for 26 games. Over that stretch, he slashed .412/.474/.876 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI. The impressive streak raised his season average almost 30 points, from .234 to .273. 

His on-base streak is still alive and well, currently sitting at 32 games.


Mark Trumbo
Mariners' Mark Trumbo slugs two homers in losing effort Monday
Mark Trumbo, DH, SEA
News: Mariners first baseman Mark Trumbo did his best to give his club a win on Monday, as he went 2 for 4 with a pair of home runs. It wasn't enough however, as the Mariners lost to the Astros by the score of 8-3.

Trumbo blasted a solo shot in the second inning to tie the game a 1-1. He then added a two-run shot in the ninth inning. Those were the only runs the Mariners would muster up however.

The pair of big flies give Trumbo a total of 19 on the season. It was just his second multi-homer game of the season, and his first since May 12 when he was with the Diamondbacks. 


David Ortiz
Red Sox DH David Ortiz now five homers away from 500
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
News: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz continued his march towards 500 on Monday, when he cranked out his 495th-career home run (and 29th of the season).

Ortiz's home run gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead over the Yankees, and they would go on to win 4-3. Ortiz has now homered in back-to-back games and in three of his last four. 


Alex Rodriguez
Yankees may use Alex Rodriguez at first base
Alex Rodriguez, DH, NYY
News: With Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira sidelined with a bone bruise in his leg, manager Joe Girardi said the team may turn to designated hitter Alex Rodriguez to fill in at first, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Rodriguez is hitting .255 with 26 home runs and 69 RBI in 420 at-bats this season.


Adam LaRoche
White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche benched against lefty Thursday
Adam LaRoche, DH, CHW
News: A matchup Thursday against Seattle left-hander Roenis Elias has White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche out of the lineup.

LaRoche has hit safely in five of his last six games, but has a mere 14 hits in 86 at-bats against southpaws this season. 


Evan Gattis
Evan Gattis powers Astros to victory with two HR on Wednesday
Evan Gattis, DH, HOU
News: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis helped carry his team to victory on Tuesday. Gattis launched a pair of solo home runs, leading the way to the 6-2 win over the Yankees.

Gattis got the scoring started with his first solo blast in the second inning. He then ended the scoring with another solo shot in the eighth, giving him 22 big flies on the year.

Gattis is on fire right now, as he is batting .351 with five home runs and nine RBI over his last 10 games.


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