David Ortiz
Red Sox DH David Ortiz goes 3-for-3 in victory
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
News: David Ortiz has not hit well against left-handed pitching this year, but he delivered a strong performance against White Sox ace Chris Sale in the Red Sox's 8-2 win on Thursday. 

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. 


Evan Gattis
Astros DH Evan Gattis grabbing some pine Thursday
Evan Gattis, DH, HOU
News: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is catching a rare break Thursday night against the Angels. He is out of the lineup.

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.


David Murphy
Angels acquire David Murphy from Indians for Eric Stamets
David Murphy, DH, LAA
News: The Indians traded outfielder David Murphy to the Angels prior to Tuesday's game. 

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. 


Alex Rodriguez
Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez homers on 40th birthday
Alex Rodriguez, DH, NYY
News: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez celebrated his 40th birthday in style during Monday's 6-2 win over the Rangers.

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.


Adam LaRoche
Scuffling White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche benched for two games
Adam LaRoche, DH, CHW
News: Struggling White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche is set to sit for the first two games of the series in Boston.

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."


Kendrys Morales
Royals' Kendrys Morales gives Eric Hosmer a day off
Kendrys Morales, DH, KC
News: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, snapping a string of 21 straight starts.

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.  


Billy Butler
Athletics' Billy Butler gets three hits
Billy Butler, DH, OAK
News: Athletics first baseman Billy Butler went 3 for 4 with a run scored in Friday's loss to San Francisco. 

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. 


Miguel Sano
Twins' Miguel Sano hits two-run homer in win on Friday
Miguel Sano, DH, MIN
News: Twins rookie Miguel Sano got the team up on the board early on Friday, as he launched a two-run home run in the second inning. The home run was Sano's third of his young career, and it paved the way for the 10-1 pounding of the Yankees.

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.


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