Hot Hitter Rundown

Hot Hitter Rundown
Seth Trachtman highlights the hottest hitters over the past week using the Season Pass player rater.
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Shane Victorino singled three times in four at-bats, scoring once, but the Red Sox suffered a defeat to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Victorino has been swinging a hot bat in three games since returning from the disabled list, hitting safely in each contest. He now has six hits in 11 plate appearances, though only one of those six hits has gone for extra bases (a double). It's been an injury-plagued year for Victorino, and he's only slashing .275/.303/.382 with one home run, 10 RBI, and two stolen bases in 110 plate appearances.
Jul 22 - 10:25 PM

Melky Cabrera finished with a trio of hits and a pair of runs batted in over five at-bats as the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Cabrera has notched three three-hit games out of his last four contests. He knocked in the game's first run with a single in the third, and added some insurance with an RBI single in the seventh to make it 5-0. The outfielder is having a nice season, slashing .309/.355/.467 with 12 home runs, 50 RBI, and five stolen bases.
Jul 22 - 10:22 PM

Jose Reyes stole a base, homered, and doubled in a run in five at-bats as the Jays slugged their way to a win against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

For Reyes, the two extra-base hits equaled his total over the previous two weeks. His solo shot in the sixth inning off of Jake Peavy gave the Jays a 2-0 lead. He added some insurance in the eighth with an RBI double to make it 7-1. The shortstop is now sporting a .276/.326/.420 slash line with eight home runs, 32 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.
Jul 22 - 10:19 PM

Manny Machado was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness.

It's probably safe to call him day-to-day, but the Orioles don't want to take any chances with their stud young third baseman. Machado was replaced at third base by Ryan Flaherty.
Jul 22 - 10:19 PM

ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Reds and Phillies "continue trade talks" involving Marlon Byrd.

Byrd has been linked to the Reds, Royals and Mariners this month and he's a good bet to be traded. The veteran outfielder has proved this year that his power outburst in 2013 was no fluke, hitting 19 homers over 98 games. He's making $8 million this season and in 2015 and has an $8 million club/vesting option for 2016.
Jul 22 - 10:15 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that Roenis Elias "checked out fine" Tuesday after exiting Monday's start with a left forearm cramp.

Elias left the outing after 90 pitches when he cramped up, but it sounds like he'll be fine. The left-hander will start this weekend against the Orioles.
Jul 22 - 9:48 PM

Scooter Gennett left Tuesday's game against the Reds with right quad tightness.

It's not clear how Gennett was injured. He was hitless in two at-bats before being replaced by Rickie Weeks in the fifth inning. The Brewers should provide more clarity on Gennett's status after the game.
Jul 22 - 9:26 PM

Pedro Alvarez exited Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort.

It's not clear when Alvarez was injured, nor is it clear how long he might be out, but the Pirates should provide an update after the game. The third baseman had a double in two at-bats and committed his league-leading 22nd error before leaving.
Jul 22 - 9:13 PM
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