It was his first start since July 6, but Gosselin certainly made the most of it. He's now hitting .308/.379/.462 in 26 at-bats on the month though, which might earn him some more playing time going forward.
Given the nature of the injury, the 32-ywear-old infielder will almost certainly miss more than the minimum 15 days because of it. Taylor Featherston, who was not in Sunday's Triple-A lineup, appears the likely candidate for recall prior to Monday's game against the Marlins.
Frazier's first homer of the year broke a 4-4 tie, providing the Pirates with the winning run. The part-timer is now slashing .359/.405/.590 in 40 at-bats since joining the major-league roster on June 24.
Blanco's fourth blast of the season gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the first inning of a losing effort. He's now hit safely in three straight contests, and he's slashing .271/.321/.445 on the year.
Schimpf's ninth blast of 2016 tied the game at six in the eighth inning of a road victory. He's now homered in back-to-back games, and he slashing .250/.368/.648 in 93 at-bats on the year.
Altuve launched a three-run homer to put the Astros on the board in the first inning before crushing his 17th bomb of the year in the following inning, leading to a blowout victory. He's now posted multiple hits in six of his last seven games, and he's slashing .360/.428/.575 on the season.
Lawrie hasn't made an appearance since suffering from a tight left hamstring in Thursday's contest, but the White Sox seem confident that the injury isn't a significant issue. He underwent an MRI on Friday that cleared him of any structural damage, so he's just waiting for the tightness he's experiencing to subside. Carlos Sanchez, who was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte earlier Sunday, will fill in for Lawrie at the keystone.
Alcantara logged only two appearances during his latest stint with the Athletics, going 1-for-5 with three strikeouts. The 24-year-old brings value with his ability to steal bases and play multiple positions, but until he shows more improvement with his hit tool, he may have a difficult time sticking in the majors for extended stretches of time.
Though the Tigers and White Sox aren't technically playing doubleheader Sunday, both teams will be allowed to carry 26 men since the two sides have to first conclude Saturday's game, which was postponed in the ninth inning due to rain with the score tied at 3-3. The single game originally scheduled for Sunday will be played immediately after the postponed game is completed, but Sanchez is eligible to play in either or both contests. He'll likely be sent back down to Charlotte immediately after Sunday's games are completed.
With Giavotella stuck in a 2-for-23 slump dating back to July 9, his playing time has become a little more sporadic of late. Giavotella will now sit for the fourth time in seven games, giving way to Gregorio Petit at the keystone.