Greg Bird went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Rays.
Bird's two-run bomb in the seventh inning opened up some breathing room in what had been a 3-1 affair. The first baseman's shown his fair share of pop since joining the Yankees on August 13. In 19 games, he's notched two doubles and four home runs while hitting .258/.333/.470 across 66 at-bats.
J.P. Arencibia went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Yankees.
Arencibia's RBI double in the ninth inning made the score 5-2, but the Rays wouldn't score again as they fell to 66-68 on the season. Since being called up on August 26, the catcher's 8-for-21 with three homers and nine RBI. Six of those RBI came against the Orioles on September 1.
Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Yankees.
Longoria took Yankees rookie Luis Severino to school in the sixth inning, launching a solo home run to put the Rays on the board. The 29-year-old third baseman's heating up as the weather cools off. Friday's homer was his fifth in his last nine game. For the season, he's hitting .268/.321/.431 with 18 homers and 62 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 and plated the Tigers lone run in Friday's loss to the Indians.
His run-scoring single in the sixth inning was the only offense that they were able to generate against Josh Tomlin who was surprisingly brilliant in a spot start. While it has been a completely lost season for the Tigers, Cabrera is still looking to secure his fourth batting title over the final month of the season. He's now hitting .360/.458/.584 with 68 RBI on the year.
Luis Severino posted a nice start in Friday's win over the Rays, yielding one run on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Severino scattered seven hits while striking out five and walking three. This was his first start in which he recorded an out in the seventh inning. While his 2.04 ERA and 1.19 WHIP both look swell, he needs to work on limiting the walks. Through his first two starts (covering 11 innings), he walked just one. Since then, the 21-year-old has handed out 13 free passes over 24 1/3 innings. He's walked at least three in each of his last four starts. A home date with the Orioles shows next on his schedule as he tries to finish up his rookie debut in strong fashion.