Melky Cabrera paced the White Sox with three hits Saturday in a win over the Yankees.
He went 2-for-3 with a single and a three-run homer. The veteran has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games, raising his batting average 26 points over that span. Cabrera has appeared in all but one game for the White Sox this season with 114 hits.
Jung Ho Kang went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Reds.
Kang took a Raisel Iglesias offering for a ride with two outs and nobody on in the fourth inning. The homer was his eighth of the season. He hit a blistering .379/.443/.621 in July, a triple-slash that was buoyed by 13 extra-base hits over the course of the month.
John Danks held the Yankees in check Saturday by allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings as the White Sox held on for an 8-2 victory.
Maybe the Yankees should have paced themselves. After scoring 13 runs on Friday, New York couldn't muster much of anything against Danks, managing only four walks and three hits. Danks tied a season-high with eight strikeouts in the win. The 30-year-old hasn't exactly been the model of consistency this season (6-8, 4.80 ERA) but he must be doing something right having not lost since June 22.
Raisel Iglesias turned in a solid performance against the Pirates on Saturday, allowing just two runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Iglesias struck out five and walked two. He coughed up a solo home run to Jung Ho Kang in the fourth inning and an RBI single to Travis Ishikawa in the seventh, but otherwise kept the Pirates from damaging the scoreboard too badly. The owner of a bloated 5.13 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 47/15 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings, he'll try to build on this start when he takes to the road to face the Diamondbacks in his next start.
Gerrit Cole came away with a tough loss in Saturday's contest with the Reds, allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings.
Cole didn't pitch poorly, but this was far from his sharpest start. He struck out eight and walked one in his relatively limited time on the mound. Solitary runs scored in the second, fourth and fifth innings before the young ace exited stage left. While he was unable to pick up win No. 15 in the outing, he still holds a fantastic 2.29 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 138/29 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings. He's been one of the best starters in the bigs this season and will face the Dodgers in his next start.
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Brewers.
Rizzo launched his three-run homer off of Brewers starter Matt Garza in the third inning. It was his 20th of the year and pushed his RBI total to an even 60. After a prolonged power-drought that saw just one home run in 31 games, Rizzo's now homered in four straight games. He's hitting .290/.400/.531 over 373 at-bats this season.
Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.
The double was Lind's 21st of the season. It was also the only extra-base hit that the 44-61 Brewers managed for the game. A long-time Blue Jay, Lind is hitting a cool .278/.356/.485 with 16 homers and 60 RBI in his first season playing for the Brew Crew.
Matt Wisler got lit up in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.
The Phils got to him for seven runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old watched his ERA rise from 3.43 to 4.44. Wisler hadn't lost a decision since June 25 against Washington. He'll look for better result when he toes the rubber Thursday against Miami.