Ryan Hanigan slugged two home runs in the Rays' 16-1 thrashing of the Yankees on Saturday night.
Hanigan slugged a solo shot in the third inning and a two-run shot in the fourth before drawing a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and smacking a two-run single in the eighth. He finished the game with six RBI, and now has three home runs in 14 games with Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old had two homers in 75 games last year in Cincinnati and two homers in 112 games in 2012.
Chris Archer tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in the Rays' 16-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday.
It was a big bounceback outing from the 25-year-old right-hander, who was hammered for seven runs in five innings Monday by the Orioles. He stymied the Yankees offense to three hits and zero walks Saturday at Tropicana Field, striking out four batters. Archer will carry a 2-1 record, 3.65 ERA, and 1.22 WHIP into his next outing in Chicago against the White Sox.
According to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, the Mets are likely to make a change at closer.
Valverde surrendered three runs Saturday against the Braves in his latest of a string of rough outings. Mets manager Terry Collins said he would address his players before making an official announcement to the media. Vic Black has been putting up zeroes at Triple-A, but his control is still an issue. The Mets might go with a committee.
Ervin Santana held the Mets to one run over seven innings Saturday in the Braves' 7-5 victory.
Santana was again excellent, scattering six hits and two walks over his seven frames while racking up seven strikeouts. He's 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 24/4 K/BB ratio through 21 innings (three starts) with Atlanta. A home start against the Reds is next.
Bartolo Colon gave up three earned runs in seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Braves.
Colon struck out six batters and issued just one walk, but he was otherwise far too hittable. The right-hander is now 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in four starts with his new team. A tough date with the Cardinals is next.
Adam Eaton was removed from Saturday's game against the Rangers with a mild left hamstring strain.
Eaton was 0-for-3 when he left in the fifth inning for Alejandro De Aza. The White Sox are listing him as day-to-day for now, but hamstring strains -- even mild ones -- often lead to disabled list stints.
Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in Saturday's 8-7 comeback win over the Pirates.
Braun hit a solo shot in the seventh inning to get the Brewers back within one run and then slugged a go-ahead two-run bomb in the top of the ninth. He boasts a .919 OPS, five homers, and 13 RBI in 16 games this season, and seems to be managing his thumb injury just fine.
Jason Grilli blew his second save of the season Saturday as the Pirates fell to the Brewers.
Grilli entered the game to protect a one-run lead and struck out Carlos Gomez to lead off the top of the ninth inning. But Jean Segura singled and then Ryan Braun slugged a two-run homer that put the Brewers ahead for good. Grill is just 4-for-6 in save opportunities this season, though his job seems pretty safe for now.