Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran have been dealing with nagging injuries throughout the season, and Saturday evening they both experienced more frustrating setbacks.
Jose Bautista had a firsthand exchange with the fans in right field, the so-called "Bleacher Creatures," at Yankee Stadium during Saturday's 6-3 Blue Jays victory. It was Bautista who had the last laugh, securing two club milestones in Toronto's win.
Lorenzo Cain has gone 9-for-28 (.321) in the Royals' homestand, but he was not in the No. 3 spot in Saturday's starting lineup against the Tigers. Instead, Josh Willingham batted third as the designated hitter.
There were a couple of reasons, according to manager Ned Yost.
Evan Gattis admits that he was relieved to learn that a kidney stone has been the source of the discomfort he's occasionally felt over the past week.
As A.J. Preller has gone about the task of evaluating the Padres in his first months as general manger, he has defined one area that is not a problem: He is bullish about the job Bud Black is doing as manager.