Gattis got things going in the first inning when he ripped a triple to right field, scoring two runs, his second of the season. Then in the sixth, Gattis blasted a solo shot off of Anibal Sanchez to left center field, his ninth of the season.
Gattis, who also drew one walk, is now hitting .201 with 28 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.Analysis:
Fielder, who also singled twice, did his damage in the first when he doubled to deep center field, driving home a run. Fielder singkled to right in the seventh to collect his second RBI. Fielder is tearing the cover off the ball, hitting a blistering .358 with 32 RBI in 176 at-bats this season.Analysis:
"On the collision, I kind of felt something and figured it would just go away," Souza said. "Took some swings on deck. It was lingering a little bit, but nothing too severe. But on the check-swing, I felt the pain. We’re just being precautious."
Souza will undergo an MRI on his wrist on Monday. He was replaced by Joey Butler.Analysis:
Garcia is batting fifth in the order and returns after two games with a sore knee.
DeJesus has two multi-hit games in the last three and four in his last seven. He lifted his average to .330.Analysis:
Hanley Ramirez, who was nursing his left hand after being hit by a pitch on Friday, is also back in the lineup. Shane Victorino will hit second in the lineup after missing two games with a sore calf.
The Sox (19-23) are currently in fourth place in the American League East Division.Analysis:
Butler has produced seven multihit games in his last 17 appearances. He has a .286/.311/.371/.682 slash line in that span. He also has one home run, three doubles, six runs and 10 RBI in his last 17 games.Analysis:
Morales drove in all five the team's runs Friday. He did it by hitting two home runs off Lance Lynn. Morales went 3 for 5 in the game to raise his average to .305.
Prior to his three-hit game Friday, Morales had been hitting .154 with no home runs over his last four games.Analysis:
As a result, Cron has seen his playing time dwindle, starting just twice in the last 10 games.
Of course, with limited at bats, it will be tough for Cron to find his swing. The question the Angels must answer is whether Cron should stay on the Major League bench or go down to Triple-A to get regular playing time.
"If you are getting at bats at the major league level you don’t have to get them seven days a week, but if you are getting them one day a week then there’s a discussion of what’s best for the team and what’s best for the player," manager Mike Scioscia said, per the Orange County Register. "C.J. has gotten enough at-bats where if he’s swinging like he can, he’d be contributing, but he hasn’t found that swing yet."Analysis:
Martinez was placed in the disabled list with a lingering knee ailment that prevented him from hitting against right-handers to his usual standards.
Ausmus has stated that he has no clear idea as to when Martinez will return to the team.Analysis: