Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Mariners.
Encarnacion connected for a solo shot against Mariners starter Wade Miley in the fourth inning. The slugger has now launched 27 dingers and driven in 87 runs. Four of those homers have come over his last eight games. He is rapidly approaching his fifth consecutive season of at least 30 homers. The way he has been swinging the stick of late, he might hit that mark by the end of July.
Will Middlebrooks left Sunday's game versus the Cubs with a right lower leg strain.
Middlebrooks tweaked his leg while popping out in the third inning. It's unclear whether it could be more than a day-to-day injury, but the Brewers should offer up more on his status at some point.
Leonys Martin secured the Mariners' only hit in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Martin's little single was all the M's could manage against J.A. Happ and company. While he has had a few big moments this month -- including a two-homer performance against the White Sox on July 20 -- Martin has struggled for the most part since the calendar flipped. He entered Sunday's contest holding a soggy .188/.316/.359 triple-slash over 64 July at-bats.
Addison Russell departed Sunday's game against the Brewers with an undisclosed injury.
Russell was pulled after flying out to end the fourth inning. He didn't suffer any obvious injury, but the Cubs should provide more on his status shortly.
J.A. Happ was inconsistently on-point in Sunday's win over the Mariners, walking four over six shutout innings.
Happ threw just 54 of his 103 pitches for strikes, but he counteracted his inefficiency in the zone by allowing just one hit over his six innings of work. He also struck out six. With the win, the veteran southpaw improved to 13-3. Over his last four starts (24 1/3 innings), Happ has surrendered just four runs. He will try to keep up the nice roll when he brings his 3.27 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 100/37 K/BB ratio (20 starts) into a home showdown with the Orioles next Saturday.
Wade Miley pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, yielding two runs on four hits over six innings.
Fine effort from Miley, who struck out four and walked two on the afternoon. Edwin Encarnacion burned him for a solo home run in the fourth inning and Josh Donaldson drove in the second run on his line via an RBI double play in the sixth inning. Even with this respectable performance under his belt, Miley still holds a tough 5.23 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He will try to build on Sunday's outing when he hits the road for an outwardly dreadful match-up with the Cubs next time out.
Alex Cobb (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday, at which point the Rays will decide if he's ready to resume his rehab assignment.
Cobb was pulled off his rehab assignment last week due to arm fatigue. It's something that's fairly common when a pitcher is coming back from a major operation, so there shouldn't be much worry. However, he's probably not going to be an option for the Rays' rotation until late August, at the earliest. It's unclear he'll do much for fantasy owners this season.
White Sox recalled INF Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte.
He'll serve as the 26th man with the Tigers having to complete a suspended game Sunday in addition to their regularly scheduled contest. Sanchez is hitting just .161 across 31 at-bats for the White Sox this year.