Brandon Crawford (finger) will try to take batting practice on Saturday.
He's missed the Giants' last four games with a dislocated pinkie. If Saturday's BP session goes well, Crawford could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday. Ehire Adrianza will draw another start at shortstop Saturday against the Padres.
Raul Alcantara scattered seven hits and four runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Rangers.
He finished with six strikeouts and one walk. Elvis Andrus was his Kryptonite, taking him deep twice with two-run shots in the second and sixth innings. Alcantara was extremely efficient, throwing 58 of his 79 pitches for strikes. The right-hander now holds a 5.75 ERA in four starts since his call-up three weeks ago. He'll make his last start of the year Friday against Seattle.
Yu Darvish twirled seven shutout innings Saturday in a win over the Athletics.
He finished with nine strikeouts while limiting the A's to two hits and one walk. Darvish was lights out from the opening pitch. At one point he retired 11 batters in a row with four strikeouts during that stretch. The only hits he allowed were singles. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Darvish after getting pounded for seven runs in his last start, which also came against Oakland. Darvish will toe the rubber one more time before the playoffs Friday against Tampa Bay.
Elvis Andrus clobbered a pair of home runs Saturday in the Rangers' win over the Athletics.
He tied a career-high with four RBI. Andrus was the only offense the Rangers needed in a 5-0 win. Both of his blasts came off A's rookie Raul Alcantara. The 28-year-old is having his best offensive season. His .299 average, eight homers and 68 RBI all represent new career-highs. Saturday was the first multi-homer game of Andrus' career.
CC Sabathia pitched well in a no-decision Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing just four hits and three walks over seven shutout frames.
He logged two strikeouts while throwing 58 of his 91 pitches for strikes. Sabathia benefited from a couple of double plays but it was still one of the left-hander's best outings of the season. Unfortunately the Yankees' offense went dormant, failing to score for the third straight game. His record doesn't reflect it but Sabathia has actually had a nice bounce-back year. His 4.02 ERA is his lowest since 2012. Sabathia's last start of the season will come Thursday against the Red Sox in David Ortiz's last game at Yankee Stadium.