Ortiz was 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs to pace Boston's offensive attack. He drove in a run with a first-inning double and added another on a fifth-inning single, both of which came off Sale. The veteran DH now has 58 RBIs on the season.
Ortiz entered the game hitting just .162 with 12 RBIs off left-handed pitchers this season.Analysis:
Gattis is not sitting for struggling. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games and has 16 home runs and 58 RBI on the year despite a slow start.Analysis:
Murphy was scratched from the lineup, leading to speculation that a deal was in the works. CBSSports.com's baseball insider Jon Heyman reports that the Indians will receive Eric Stamets from the Angels.
Murphy is hitting .296 with .781 OPS for the Indians this year. He's started games in left field, right field and DH.
Stamets, a shortstop, was hitting .248 at Double-A Arkansas.Analysis:
Rodriguez hit his 24th home run of the season off Matt Harrison in the sixth inning. The solo shot was his only hit in five at-bats during the contest.
Prior to Monday's win, Rodriguez was hitting .286 with seven home runs and 11 RBI in his last 11 games.Analysis:
LaRoche is batting just .212 with nine homers and 34 RBI with a terrible .347 slugging percentage. He has gone homerless over the last 25 games. He has just six hits in his last 49 at-bats.
"Probably give him two just to work out some things," Robin Ventura told MLB.com. "I know you can get frustrated."Analysis:
Designated hitter Kendrys Morales moves to first base to give Hosmer a break. It's the seventh start Hosmer has missed this season, and Morales has started all of them.Analysis:
Butler had his first 3-hit game since June 29. It was his fifth time this year recording at least three hits.
Butler snapped a three-game hitless streak spanning 11 at bats.Analysis:
Sano only had one hit in the game, but it was a big one. The young designated hitter is batting .283 in his first 16 games.Analysis: