Beltran, who hasn't played since Tuesday, recently decided he would wait until the offseason to have surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.Analysis:
"He's fine. He got called away from this game," manager John Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon."
Farrell added that Ortiz should rejoin the team Tuesday at Pittsburgh.Analysis:
Lind put his team up 3-2 in the third inning on an RBI groundout before coming up big in the seventh with a two-run blast that broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Blue Jays the lead for good. A six-game hitting streak has helped boost Lind's line to .328/.394/.492 to go along with five home runs and 35 home runs in 256 at-bats.Analysis:
Moss is batting a respectable .271 against lefties this season and has yet to face Sale in his career. Reddick has struggled to the tune of a .170 average against southpaws this year and is 2 for 11 lifetime against Sale. Dunn is 9 for 55 against lefties in 2014.Analysis:
Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 due to a small fracture in his hand, but he said Wednesday that the hand is feeling better. He has hit .220/.272/.344 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 186 at-bats.Analysis:
Martinez clubbed his 30th home run of the season in the game, a solo shot. He went 3 for 4 overall with one run scored and one driven in, and is now hitting .335/.406/.575 in what has been the most productive season of his career.
Hart did that Wednesday night when he slammed a tie-breaking home run in his first at-bat since Aug. 1 in a win at Oakland.
"I told (Lloyd McClendon) that whenever he feels I need to get in there, I'm in there," Hart said via the Tacoma News Tribune. "I just want to be productive when I get up there. Have good at-bats."
Hart has been plagued by injuries for two seasons - he lost all of 2013 with Milwaukee to two major knee surgeries before signing a $6 million free agent contract with Seattle in December that included a slew of performances bonuses. But Hart has been out most of this year with various injuries. He owns a stat line of .201/.274/.322 in just 214 at-bats.Analysis: