Hector Santiago led the Angels to a 5-2 win over the Red Sox by tossing five innings of two run baseball on Saturday.
He struggled badly with his control, walking six batters, but limited Boston to four hits. He fanned six. The two runs he allowed came in the first inning but he settled down after that. Santiago now sports a 10-4 record with a 4.25 ERA.
The Indians have agreed to trade C Francisco Mejia, SS Yu-Cheng Chang and OF Greg Allen to the Brewers in exchange for C Jonathan Lucroy.
The addition of Lucroy makes the Indians a legitimate World Series contender but Mejia is a pretty decent consolation prize. The 20-year-old has ripped the Carolina League to shreds since his promotion at the end of June, hitting .329 with two homers and 16 RBI over 18 appearances. Mejia extended his hitting streak to 42 games with another hit Saturday night. He'll likely report to High-A Brevard County if the trade goes through.
Drew Pomeranz was smacked around for five runs in 5 1/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
He surrendered six hits and walked two while fanning four. His record falls under the .500 mark at 8-9. It was the second time he has been bombed in his three starts since being traded to the Red Sox. He has 130 strikeouts in 116 1/3 innings with a 3.09 ERA. He remains a strong fantasy option moving forward.
Huston Street fanned one batter in a clean ninth inning to earn a save on Saturday.
It was his ninth save of the season. The strikeout was nice to see as Street has really struggled to miss bats this season. He has struck out 12 batters and walked 11 in 21 2/3 innings and has a 4.79 ERA as a result.
Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 and drilled a 444-foot two-run homer on Saturday.
It was his 20th Johnson of the season. He is batting .260 with 80 RBI and has been hot of late.
Mookie Betts hit a solo homer for his only hit of the night on Saturday.
The longball was Betts' 21st of the season. He has been a fantasy monster this year, batting .303 with 81 runs, 68 RBI and 17 stolen bases at the age of 23. He has already passed last year's 18 home runs and still has two months to play.
Christian Friedrich gave up only run one over six innings in the Padres' extra-inning 2-1 walk-off win over the Reds on Saturday.
He gave up five hits and one walk while fanning only two batters. The sturdy outing finally got his ERA under five at 4.72 in 74 1/3 innings. After three seasons in Colorado, the left-hander made the move from Coors Field to Petco Park this year but still hasn't been able to become a reliable fantasy starter.
Joel de la Cruz will start Sunday's game against the Phillies.
The Braves are still piecing together their rotation after trading Lucas Harrell to the Rangers last week. Cruz is 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA in his two starts for the Braves this year. This will just be a spot start as Aaron Blair is expected to join the rotation sometime next week.