Zunino emerged from a slump Tuesday night with two hits and two RBI. The performance ended a five-game hitless streak in which he was 0 for 16.
Saltlamacchia has emerged from a slump with nine hits in his last seven games and five in the last three. He has not homered, however, since July 21.
McCann got the Yankees on the board first with his fourth-inning home run, his third in five games. He finished the game 1 for 4 overall with two RBI in the loss.
McCann is still hitting just .235 for the season, but he has 14 home runs and 51 RBI in 105 games for the Yankees.
d'Arnaud broke a scoreless tie with his shot in the top of the fourth inning, but the A's were able to pick up four runs in the bottom half of the inning and hold the lead over the remainder of the game. He has hit .227/.293/.395 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 286 at-bats.
Gomes struck in the second inning. With the bases empty, Gomes took a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He would also single twice during the contest. Gomes finished 3 for 4, with three runs scored and one RBI.
Gattis homered just once in his first 20 games after the All-Star break, but he's collected two home runs in his last four games. He has hit .277/.330/.516 with 19 home runs and 48 RBI in 310 at-bats.
McBride has hit .305/.345/.487 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in 187 at-bats with Colorado Springs. Flande went 0-5 with a 5.52 ERA and 26:13 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings while with the Rockies.
At the time, he was expected to miss 8-12 weeks, but as I mentioned in my latest Rankings Review, where I touch on several of the changes I made to my-rest-of-season rankings, swinging a bat would seem to the biggest hurdle following surgery on his thumb. The Cardinals are fighting for their lives right now, caught in a tight battle for both the NL Central title and the wild card, so they'd like to have him back as soon as possible.
Besides, the surgery was nearly six weeks ago, so even if his return is still two weeks away, a player of his caliber is worth that sort of wait.
Molina was in a deep funk at the time of his injury and still ranked sixth among catchers in Head-to-Head points leagues and ninth in Rotisserie. He ranked fourth and first in those formats a year ago.
Sanchez will be out indefinitely following the revelation of a second concussion, and manager Bruce Bochy said there's a chance his season is over. The catcher has hit .196/.237/.301 with three home runs and 28 RBI in 163 at-bats.
Perez will catch and hit third. He said his knee was tight following Monday night's game, but stressed that he wasn't in pain. Perez is hitting .268/.305/.417 over 436 at-bats.