Morales left Thursday's game with the quad issue, but he was available to pinch hit Friday. He'll bat cleanup for the Royals in his return to the lineup for the last game of the regular season.Analysis:
It remains to be seen if the aging Martinez can bounce back in 2016 or if his knees won't allow him to regain his past hitting prowess.Analysis:
It was business as usual for Raburn against left-handed pitching, with all eight of his homers this season coming off southpaws. Although he has only tallied 173 at-bats in 2015--primarily against the left-handers that he typically punishes--Raburn has posted an impressive .301 average that is 43 points higher than his career .258 mark.Analysis:
The 39-year-old had been kept out of the lineup Thursday with some general soreness, so it's not a surprise to see him out of the lineup Saturday as well. Brock Holt will get the start at DH instead and hit sixth in the batting orderAnalysis:
In his last 15 games, Fielder now has seven multi-hit games, four three-hit games, and now two games with multiple extra-base hits.
He is hitting a robust .317/.394/.587 in that stretch and has his season line up to .307/.379/.471. Fielder has shown up as a leader for this Rangers squad in its push for the playoffs and will have to be the rock in their lineup for the final six games.Analysis:
Encarnacion's blast leading off the second inning against Chris Tillman traveled 402 feet, and was his sixth in the last 15 contests. The veteran masher's ISO is now a robust .271 on the season, a remarkable metric that he complements with an equally impressive .544 slugging percentage. The prolific slugger's 36 homers match his 2013 total for the second highest of his career, and he retains an outside chance of matching or exceeding his career high of 110 RBI, a mark he established in 2012.Analysis:
He's somewhat salvaging a rough season with a big September, and Butler is now slashing .322/.379/.575 on the month with six homers and 17 RBI.Analysis: