Jackson found success in the fifth inning when he doubled to left field off of Tim Stauffer, but was left stranded after Seth Smith flied out to end the inning. Then, Jackson ripped an 0-1 pitch off Aaron Thompson over the left center field wall for a two-run home run.
Jackson is now hitting .275 with four RBI in 69 at-bats this season.Analysis:
"I just wanted to put together a good at-bat," he said to MASN Sports. "He likes to throw that splitter a lot, so just wanted to have a good at-bat, maybe draw a walk or whatever. Then I got to 3-2 and he ended up throwing me one over the plate where I got a good piece of wood on it.
"It's huge. I'm a team-first guy and have always been that way. Good to get the win and see the smile on the guys' faces. Hopefully that happens on a regular basis from here on out and we can keep rolling."
Jennings left in the eighth inning after going 1 for 3 with two strikeouts. He is considered day to day with the injury. He's hitting .222 with two RBI in 63 at-bats this season.Analysis:
"Jake, we'll well monitor him day to day," manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday morning. "He's available but I'm going to try not to use him unless I have to. He's bouncing around fine. I'm hopeful for (Sunday), but if it's not (Sunday) and he needs another day we're going to still be cautious with him."
Marisnick is battling with soreness in his right leg, which has kept him out of action Friday and Saturday. Marisnick is hitting .350 with one home run and six RBI in 40 at-bats.Analysis:
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Friday that it would take a day or two for the details of the deal to be ironed out.Analysis:
Girardi is hopeful Ellsbury will be back in the lineup for Sunday's game. Ellsbury went 0 for 3 with a strikeout before being pulled. He's hitting .282 with a home run and two RBI in 71 at-bats this season.Analysis:
Gose hadn't stopped hitting - he managed six hits in his last 22 at-bats and owns a .333/.348/.511 slash line on the year with eight runs scored. But he has tallied just twice in the last seven games and has been stirring up plenty of wind. He fanned 10 times in 17 at-bats over the last four games.
"He's just in a little bit of a funk right now," Ausmus told MLB.com. "He's not swinging like was a week ago. It doesn't hurt to give him a day to regroup and work on some things in the cage."Analysis:
Holt is 2-for-6 against southpaws this season, but is batting .444 against righties. He boasts a tremendous slash line of .424/.441/.576 one one homer and eight RBI in 33 at-bats.
His absence won't be a long one. John Farrell, who explained Saturday why Holt wasn't in the lineup, plans to start him Sunday.
"Yeah, he'll be on the field," the manager said via WEEI. "I don't know where, but he's going to be on the field. He comes up big multiple times for us. With a left-hander on the mound, every guy is important to us. We're trying to get Allen Craig going, trying to get (Xander Bogaerts) going."Analysis:
Brantley doubled twice and drove in Cleveland's only run of the game. He's now hitting .359, 73 points higher than he started the day. Brantley has four doubles and six RBI.
"It feels good," Brantley said to MLB.com. "You always want to contribute and do the best that you can for your team each and every day. I'll continue to work hard and keep pushing the guys like they are pushing me and we're going to be fine."Analysis: