Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a single and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.
Dozier's longball in the third inning knotted things up at 1-1, but the Twins were outscored 5-2 the rest of the way. A late Eduardo Escobar homer made things a little more interesting, but the outcome wasn't ever in doubt. Dozier now sports a .260/.339/.526 batting line with 10 dingers and 26 RBI.
Prince Fielder is out of the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.
It's just a day of rest. Mitch Moreland is at first base and Joey Gallo will DH against the White Sox.
Josh Hamilton (hamstring) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.
Hamilton has some mild tightness in his left hamstring and the Rangers are going to play it safe with the 33-year-old slugger. Jake Smolinski is in left field and Joey Gallo is at DH on Wednesday versus the White Sox.
Hector Gomez tested negative for a concussion.
Gomez left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals after going head-first into the stands while trying to track down a foul pop-up. He remained in the stands for several minutes as trainers carefully attended to him, but Gomez was eventually able to walk back to the Brewers' dugout under his own power. Consider him day-to-day.
Edwin Encarnacion (hamstring) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.
Encarnacion has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last few days due to discomfort in his left hamstring. It doesn't sound like anything too severe. Justin Smoak will start at first base Wednesday at Nationals Park.
Twins outfield prospect Adam Brett Walker launched two homers Tuesday for Double-A Chattanooga.
It's Walker's second multi-homer game of the season. The 23-year-old is having a breakout season, leading the Southern League in home runs (14), RBI (42) and total bases (102). Despite his huge power numbers, Walker's contact rate has suffered a bit recently. He's now fanned 14 times in his last seven games. His batting average has dropped seven points in that span (.258 to .251).
Marlon Byrd is being examined further to determine whether the fracture in his right wrist is pre-existing.
It could alter the amount of time he would miss, although Byrd is almost surely headed to the disabled list regardless. Byrd had to leave Tuesday's game after being hit on the wrist by a pitch.
Orioles recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk.
McFarland has given up six runs -- two earned -- over five relief appearances with the O's this season. He'll provide the bullpen with some length.