Randal Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win against the Rockies.
Grichuk broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a two-run shot off of starter Yohan Flande. The outfielder has been on a power surge, homering five times in his last 13 games, giving him 12 total on the season with 38 RBI and a .288/.338/.564 batting line.
Josh Reddick was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Indians due to tightness in his lower back.
Prior to his departure, Reddick had been 0-for-2 against Trevor Bauer. It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious, so expect him to return to the lineup in a day or two.
Ivan Nova pitched well in Sunday's win over the White Sox, allowing one run on five hits over six innings.
Nova struck out seven and walked two on the afternoon. Only a Melky Cabrera RBI single in the sixth inning prevented him from posting six shutout frames. Since returning from the disabled list on June 24, he holds a 3.10 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across 40 2/3 innings. He complained of a fatigued arm after his last start, but that didn't appear to be an issue on Sunday. Assuming the arm's good to go, a home start against the high-powered Blue Jays awaits on the schedule.
Brandon Moss sent the Cardinals to a walk-off victory on Sunday with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Rockies.
Moss pinch-hit for Mark Reynolds with runners in first and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning against Scott Oberg. Against a shifted infield, he slapped a single where the shortstop would normally have been playing, allowing the winning run to score easily. Moss is now 2-for-11 with two singles and an RBI as a Cardinal.
Jeff Samardzija was rocked in Sunday's 12-3 loss to the Yankees, allowing nine runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
After surrendering a solo home run to Jacoby Ellsbury to open the game, Samardzija would not allow another run until the fourth inning. At which point, the Yankees erupted for five runs. The Bombers achieved this feat without an extra-base hit in the frame, as they slowly and methodically wore Samardzija down with a barrage of singles. The 30-year-old right-hander would trot back out for the fifth inning and the Yankees would greet him with an additional three runs to end his afternoon. This start was something of a disaster, but he had been pitching to a 2.66 ERA over his last eight starts. Overall, Samardzija holds a 4.19 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 114/29 K/BB ratio across 153 innings. A road start against the Royals is up next on the docket.
Kris Bryant exited Sunday's game against the Brewers as a precautionary measure due to dizziness.
Bryant injured himself when sliding headfirst into second base. He went through the concussion protocol without any issues and will be re-evaluated on Monday. He's considered day-to-day.
Dodgers SS prospect Corey Seager recorded four hits in Saturday's win for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
It was Seager's first four-hit game since May 28. He entered Saturday's game in a 4-for-33 slump and has only hit .241 in 79 at-bats since July 1. Seager remains a fascinating prospect and should arrive in the majors no later than 2016.
Addison Russell went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Brewers.
Russell took a Kyle Lohse offering for a ride in the second inning to notch his seventh home run of the season. In 299 at-bats this season, he's hitting .237/.303/.368 with 27 RBI and the seven long balls. At 21 years old, Russell is not a finished product yet. Those in keeper formats should just stay the course until he's had more time to develop.