"It looks like a guy that's having fun playing the game again," Huntington said Sunday. "Just showing up with energy every day and trying to do everything in his power to help a club win versus trying to justify. It’s fun to watch him get back out there and be the guy he is."
Harrison extended his hitting streak to 11 on Sunday and noted his contract may have factored into his early struggles.
"The contract could have played a little into it," he said. "It's no secret I knew I was a contract guy. But that doesn't make me approach the game any different. It's just a matter of, you know, I got off to a rough start."
Harrison is now hitting .261 with 14 RBI in 157 at-bats this season.
Arenado scored the Rockies' first two runs and then put the capper on Colorado's eight-run fourth inning with a three-run homer, his eighth of the season.
Arenado fell just a double short of the cycle, as he hit his first triple of the season. All four of Arenado's RBIs came with two outs, as he lifted his average to .275 on the season.
Sandoval told MLB.com that the lefty-lefty matchup was a one-off due to his knee soreness and that when healthy, he would continue to switch-hit despite hitting just 2-for-41 from the right side this season.
"It feels kind of weird, but I got the job done," Sandoval said. "It's one of those things, I'm going to try to help the team, no matter what. I don't feel great hitting right-handed because of my knee, so I'll just try to keep the momentum going hitting left-handed."
Sandoval said he hopes to be in Boston's lineup Monday if his knee cooperates.
The homer was Middlebrooks' fifth of the season. He's now slashing .218/.255/.376.
Middlebrooks finished the game 2 for 5 and also had a single. It's his third two-hit showing in his past five games. In this span, Middlebrooks is hitting .316.
Carpenter did his damage in the sixth when he belted a two-run home run off of Yordano Ventura, his eighth of the season. Carpenter, who also walked twice and struck out once, is now hitting .323 with 27 RBI in 158 at-bats this season.
"He's just a pro," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said to MLB.com. "We're big fans of the way he goes about his work, how he plays the game and how he respects the game and his teammates."
Seager, who now has seven homers on the season, connected in the second inning to give Seattle a 1-0 advantage, but the Mariners fell behind shortly thereafter and weren't able to recover.
Seager now has a 10-game hitting streak, which has raised his batting average from .246 to .270.
Rendon, who is currently on the 15-day DL with knee and oblique injuries, was able to participate in batting practice on Saturday. He has taken part in baseball activities, but this will be his first game action since suffering the injuries. Rendon is yet to play this season after posting a .287 average with 21 home runs and 83 RBI in 2014.
Seager went deep in the second inning to open the game's scoring. It was his seventh homer and 23rd RBI of the year.
Seager went 2 for 4 and scored both of Seattle's runs in the game.
Beltran has been in the No. 2 spot for the last three games with leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury out and typical No. 2 batter Brett Gardner bumped up one spot, but with Beltran out of the lineup on Sunday, Headley will see his first action in the spot since April 17. Beltran is said to be battling "flu-like symptoms."
"We're hoping anything he has doesn't go to anyone else," said Girardi to MLB.com. "But if you start getting these [illnesses], they can start going around the clubhouse."
Garrett Jones draws the start in right field in place of Beltran.
The Yankees are favorites (-145) at home on Sunday night, per VegasInsider.com.
Prado took pitcher Miguel Gonzalez into a deep at-bat that lasted 12 pitches before he went deep to left center field. This was Prado’s third home run of the season. He finished the game 2 for 4.
Prado now has a hit streak of seven consecutive games. During this span, Prado has hit a batting average of .313.
For the season, Prado is now slashing .278/.314/.361.