Tim Beckham went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.
He tripled in the third but was left stranded. He singled and scored in the fifth. He stroked an RBI single in the sixth and came around to score on a Peter Bourjos single. Beckham is getting everyday playing time while Matt Duffy recuperates from injury. He is batting .254/.267/.407 with two home runs, eight runs scored and five RBI in 61 plate appearances.
Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Rays.
He took Blake Snell deep in the fourth inning for his first homer of the season. He will have to pick up the pace if he hopes to match his career high of 24 longballs he hit last season. Altuve is batting .304/.380/.406 with nine runs scored, six RBI and seven stolen bases through 18 games.
Blue Jays optioned RHP Danny Barnes to Triple-A Buffalo.
The Blue Jays badly needed a fresh arm following Friday's 13-inning win over the Angels. Barnes hurled two scoreless innings in that game. Leonel Campos was called up from Buffalo in the corresponding move.
Evan Gattis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.
The home run off Blake Snell was the first round-tripper of the season for Gattis. He added a second RBI on a ground-out in the sixth inning. He has hit well this season in part-time duty despite the lack of power. He owns a .294 batting average with one homer and seven RBI in 34 at-bats.
Charlie Morton was touched up for five runs in five innings in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.
He cruised through the first four innings before things started falling apart in the fifth. He surrendered a two-run double to Evan Longoria in that frame before the Rays strung together a bunch of singles in the sixth to plate three more runs charged to Morton. He gave up a total of eight hits and two walks while punching out six. This was the first clunker of the season for the 33-year-old. His record falls to 1-2 as his ERA climbs to 3.86 through four starts. He has 19 strikeouts and eight walks in 21 innings in his first campaign with the Astros.
Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo.
Toronto needed a fresh arm after Friday's 13-inning marathon. Danny Barnes was sent to Buffalo in the corresponding roster move. Campos carries a 4.05 ERA in five outings for Buffalo this year.
Ronald Torreyes went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 11-5 bashing of the Pirates.
He had three singles and a sixth-inning double that plated two runs. He rode home on a three-run blast off the bat of pinch-hitter Chris Carter in the eighth inning. Torreyes has been getting everyday playing time at shortstop in the absence of Didi Gregorius and has made the most of his opportunity. He is batting .296/.296/.444 with one homer and 13 RBI in 54 plate appearances.
Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Pirates on Saturday.
The game was essentially already over when Judge went deep in the ninth frame of the blowout ballgame, but his fantasy owners will happily take it anyway. It was his sixth home run and 13th RBI of the season to go with a much better than expected .281 batting average.