Gregorius was one of three Yankees to hit one out against Boston starter David Price, continuing his season-long trend of excelling against lefties. The 26-year-old shortstop is putting together by far his finest campaign to date, as he now has 20 homers after never managing to top nine in a season since breaking into the majors in 2012.
Escobar's fourth-inning blast was his sixth of the season, and his first in the team's last 51 games. Tuesday also marked the switch-hitting infielder's first RBI and run since Sept. 15, as Escobar has had a brutal final month of the 2016 campaign. Entering the contest, he was hitting a pathetic .089/.150/.089 through 56 September at-bats, light years beyond his worst numbers for any month this year.
Andrus' fantastic showing at the plate continued Saturday, as he went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI. However, he'll have Sunday off as Hanser Alberto gets the nod to start at shortstop.
Iglesias was listed on the Tigers' initial lineup, but the team issued a second lineup shortly after that does not include the young shortstop. At this point, it does not appear as if the absence is related to the hand injury that forced him out of Friday's game, and it's worth noting that Iglesias started and played in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Royals. Andrew Romine will get the starting nod at shortstop in Iglesias' place Sunday.
The slugging infielder continues to serve as an RBI machine, with the pair of runs he drove in Saturday getting him to 80 on the season. Miller plated Curt Casali and Kevin Kiermaier with his second-inning two-bagger, erasing an early 1-0 deficit. He now has a five-game hitting streak, as well as 15 RBI overall in September.
The veteran shortstop enjoyed a rare power surge, almost single-handedly defeating the A's in the process. He blasted a 408-foot shot in the second to bring home Jared Hoying and then provided a 414-foot encore in the sixth that plated Ryan Rua. The 28-year-old now has four homers and 12 RBI in September, with the former serving as his best monthly figure in that category this season. Saturday's banner performance brought Andrus' season line to a solid .299/.359/.438, and his 68 RBI are a new career high.
An ill-fated diving attempt at shortstop Friday resulted in an injury to Correa's left shoulder, the same one that cost him time earlier this month, but the 22-year-old won't even miss a start. Correa has posted just a .677 OPS this month but his second-half line still sits at .290/.371/.451.
Iglesias took a throw off of his right hand Friday afternoon, forcing him to depart the game early and undergo X-rays. With the results returning negative, Iglesias has been cleared to return to action, and he'll start at his usual shortstop spot Saturday looking to extend his five-game hitting streak.
Correa suffered the injury while diving for a ball in the field. Worse yet, it's the same shoulder that caused him to miss four games earlier in the month with inflammation. If he's forced to miss further time, Marwin Gonzalez or Colin Moran may fill in at short.
Tulo excelled with men on base Friday, opening the scoring in the first with a bases-loaded hit that drove home Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion. He came through with the bases jammed again in the seventh, plating Encarnacion and Jose Bautista with another single that pushed the Blue Jays' lead to 7-0. Tulowitzki has hits in five of his last seven games and now has double-digit RBI (11) for the third consecutive month.