Boog Powell doesn’t hit many home runs, but that’s not to say he’s without power. The Rays No. 13 prospect enjoyed arguably the best offensive performance of his career Thursday, going 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs in Triple-A Durham’s loss to Charlotte.
It was a very light Thursday schedule, but playoff contenders were a part of all six games. The Royals didn’t take a night off, rolling up 15 runs on the Tigers, continuing toward a 100-win season and lowering their magic number to an MLB-best 18.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez made a remarkable, Gold Glove Award play by sliding feet first and snaring the baseball just in front of the dugout railing to help reliever Chris Young escape a fifth-inning jam against the Tigers on Thursday night.
Carlos Gonzalez stayed scorching hot with a two-homer, four-hit night, helping propel the Rockies to an 11-3 win over the Giants in Thursday’s series opener at Coors Field.
All good things must come to an end. Especially for the Pirates at Miller Park. Thus the Bucs’ 11-game winning streak in Francisco Liriano starts came to a crashing halt Thursday night, when Hernan Perez drove in two runs and Taylor Jungmann cast his usual spell over Pittsburgh as the Brewers held on for a 5-3 win
With his team down 4-0 in the top of the third, Ryan Vogelsong drove the first pitch he saw from Chris Rusin into the Rockies’ bullpen for a two-run shot, notching his first career home run in 11 big league seasons.
The Red Sox‘ patience with Jackie Bradley Jr. is finally paying dividends, as Rob Bradford of WEEI.com writes. As Bradford explains, it’s not just about the results on the field. Bradley has, of course, been producing at a remarkable rate since his most recent call-up, but he’s also presented a different kind of demeanor, coachability, and comfort.
The Angels are searching for a full-time GM, and hope to have someone to work with Arte Moreno and Mike Scioscia in place by the end of the season.
Baby steps, Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez says. When they’re steps in recovery from a rotator cuff strain, taken by a pitcher who has had shoulder surgery in his career, they’re still pretty big.