Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario
connected on his first-career grand slam on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to avoid the 6-4 loss to the White Sox.
Rosario came to bat with the bases loaded and his team down 1-0 in the third inning. With one swing of the bat, he gave the Twins a three-run lead. The bullpen was unable to make that lead last however.
The four RBI is a new career-high for the Twins rookie. Rosario is batting .237 (9 for 38) with two homers and six RBI over his last 10 games.
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain
was able to start Thursday
against the Tigers after leaving Wednesday's game due to a calf injury.
Cain, who homered Wednesday before leaving the game, has hit safely in 10 straight games. He is batting .385 (15 for 39) with one double, one home run and seven RBI in that span.
The Orioles sent right fielder Dariel Alvarez
to Class-A Advanced Frederick
on Wednesday, the team announced.
Alvarez hit .250 in 12 at-bats with the team this season.
Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz
left Wednesday's game against the Astros with a strained right quad
, according to The News Tribune.
Cruz went 1 for 4 with a single before leaving the game.
The Twins are set to activate
outfielder Aaron Hicks
on Friday, per MLB.com.
Hicks, who has been on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, has three hits in 13 at-bats in his rehab stint at Triple-A Rochester. He owns a .268/.318/.411 slash line with Minnesota this season.
Rays outfield Steven Souza
is progressing on his road back from a fractured hand. Souza was able to take batting practice on Wednesday and is expected to join Triple-A Durham for a rehab assignment
He is hoping to be back with the Rays for the start of the series in Detroit early next week, according to The Tampa Tribune.
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier
is back in the starting lineup
for Wednesday's game against the Orioles. Kiermaier injured his ankle on an incredible leaping catch in Monday's contest, and was forced to leave that game early. He wasn't able to play on Tuesday, but he's back in there on Wednesday.
Kiermaier has been hitting well lately, batting .382 with two homers and four RBI in the 10 games prior to Monday.
The Astros have recalled outfielder Preston Tucker
from Triple-A Fresno. Tucker was sent down back on Aug. 22 after struggling at the plate for much of August.
But he went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday for Fresno, and hit .303 in the eight games since his demotion.
He's in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. He'll be in left field, batting seventh for manager A.J. Hinch.
Astros slugger George Springer
is all but set to be activated off the disabled list Friday
against Minnesota, per the Houston Chronicle
Springer, who has been sidelined for two months with a fractured wrist, has three hits in 12 at-bats during his rehab stint with Double-A Corpus Christi.
He will return to action with a .264/.365/.457 slash line.
Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld
was not in Tuesday's lineup because of back spasms
, reports SportsNet California. The issue will likely sideline him until Friday's contest.