Robbie Grossman able to play after ankle injury
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After missing one game with an ankle injury, Astros outfielder Robbie Grossman
is back in the team's lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.
Grossman is batting leadoff and starting in left field against Texas, after recovering from the injury that forced him out Wednesday. Grossman is hitting .237/.339/.344 in the month of August, with 14 walks and 12 RBI.
MRI for Steve Pearce shows no oblique issue
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Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce
underwent an MRI Saturday which showed no additional damage
beyond a strained abdominal muscle, MASNSports.com reports.
Pearce's MRI showed good news, in that he did not suffer an oblique or intercostals strain, which would likely cost him more time. He is not in the lineup for Saturday's game, but appears to be day to day at this point.
Desmond Jennings sidelined for second straight by knee injury
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Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings
is out of the lineup for the second straight game against the Red Sox Saturday, as he continues to deal with a sore left knee. At this point, he is still considered day to day moving forward.
Pirates outfielder Travis Snider
is still out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. He has not played since Wednesday, and remains day to day moving forward.
Justin Upton homers, drives in three in win
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Braves outfielder Justin Upton
snapped out of a two-game hitless skid with a big performance in a 5-2 win over the Marlins Friday.
Upton went 2 for 4 in the game, and played a big role in the win. He put the Braves up in the sixth inning with a two-run home run, and then provided key insurance runs in the seventh with an RBI single to finish with three RBI.
Upton ranks third in the National League with 26 home runs and second with 91 RBI, while hitting .288/.362/.524 in 129 games.
Jorge Soler slugs two more homers in third game
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Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler
put together his third multi-hit game in a row to start his career Friday, in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals.
Soler went 3 for 3 with a walk, while clubbing two home runs and driving in three runs total. He has seven hits in his first three major-league games, including three home runs, while driving in six runs.
Jose Bautista goes deep in third straight
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Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista
homered for the third straight game Friday, in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees.
Bautista had just one hit in the game, his solo home run to open the scoring in the fourth quarter. He went 1 for 3 with one RBI and one run scored for the third game in a row, as each of his homers in this streak has been of the solo variety.
Bautista now has 27 home runs and 80 RBI in 459 at-bats on the season, while hitting .283/.399/.512 overall.
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury
is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, after he suffered an ankle injury in Friday's game.
Ellsbury had the ankle wrapped and was limping in the clubhouse prior to the game, but it is not clear if this is expected to be a lingering issue. He is day to day at this point.
Coco Crisp exits game after outfield collision
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Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp
left Friday's game against the Angels after crashing into the outfield wall.
Crisp ran full speed while chasing after Chris Iannetta’s two-run homer in the fifth inning. The ball bounced over his glove and went over the fence, while Crisp had to be helped back to his feet and escorted out of the game.
Crisp was diagnosed with a neck strain, an issue he has had in the past. He finished 0 for 2 before leaving the game. He owns a .254/.346/.397 slash line with nine homers and 45 RBI over 370 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game.
Justin Ruggiano out after season-ending ankle surgery
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Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano
will miss the rest of the year due to season-ending ankle surgery
, according to the Chicago Tribune
Ruggiano has been sidelined since August 22 due to the issue. He met with a specialist recently, and surgery was recommended.