Donaldson's 18th homer of the season was a solo shot with two outs in the third inning off rookie Tyler Anderson. According to Statcast, his blast was projected to travel 391 feet and left his bat at 99 mph. The reigning MVP has been teeing of this month, going 34-for-91 (.374) with five home runs, 23 RBI and 25 runs over 91 at-bats.
He had an improbable run of four homers in six games last week, but has just two hits in his last 15 at-bats. The Indians will opt to go with Jose Ramirez at the hot corner Wednesday.
The veteran has been progressively better each month this season, and has been at his best in June. After a 2-for-4 performance against the Red Sox on Wednesday that represented his second straight multi-hit effort, Longoria's June line is up to .309/.375/.649 with five doubles, nine homers, 17 RBI, 10 walks and 16 runs. The Rays offense continues to be starved for offense on most days, but the 30-year-old has managed to raise his average 14 points this month despite the team's struggles.
Valbuena does have two three-hit performances over his last four games, but Tuesday's Golden Sombrero dropped his batting average from .263 to .257 on the season.
Donaldson extended his hitting streak to seven games with the effort, and Tuesday's marked the fifth of those games with two hits. He added a triple Tuesday, giving him five on the season, more than he hit in the past two years combined. After 84 extra-base hits in 158 games last year, Donaldson is on almost the exact same pace in 2016, with 40 extra-base hits through 77 games.
Beltre has caught fire over the past seven games, hitting safely and scoring in all of them while also driving in nine. The 37-year-old third baseman continues to defy father time with an impressive .285/.334/.456 line.
Shaw had a solo homer, a two-run double and a two-run single en route to his third five-RBI game of the season, his last of which came on May 10 against the A's. In 75 at-bats this month, the left-hand hitting third baseman had four total RBI before Tuesday's explosion. Shaw is now slashing .273/.338/.455 with nine home runs, 49 RBI and 40 runs through 280 at-bats this year.
The third baseman's homer ended an 11-game drought, the second longest homerless streak of his season. Castellanos' three-hit performance also boosted his average back up over .300 after a three-game hiatus. The 24-year-old, in the midst of a breakout campaign, now sits just one blast shy of his career high and is on pace to challenge the 30-home run mark.
After hitting .381 in the opening month of the season, Torreyes' bat cooled off a bit and he's seen a subsequent drop in playing time. The 23-year-old did manage to keep his major league roster spot even when Mark Teixeira was activated off the DL over the weekend, but the Yankees have given fewer days off to their regular infielders of late and seem to prefer Rob Refsnyder off the bench in those situations.
Escobar would return for the series opener in Boston if he is able to play Friday. The 33-year-old has missed five straight games dating back to last Friday, and will probably be placed on the 7-day DL if he is not able to go against the Red Sox. Escobar has been one of the bright spots for the Angels this season, batting .310 with three home runs and 20 RBI for the club.