Prince Fielder went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run as the Rangers outlasted the Padres 8-6 on Tuesday.
Fielder took Andrew Cashner yard in the first inning with a man aboard to stake the Rangers to an early 2-0 lead. It's his first home run since August 8. Nevertheless, the first baseman is batting .317/.380/.477 with 18 home runs and 73 RBI in what has been a great bounce-back season after missing most of 2014 with a neck injury.
Andrew Cashner yielded four runs in five innings, taking a no-decision as the Padres lost to the Rangers on Tuesday.
Cashner served up two runs on a Prince Fielder home run in the first inning, one run on a Shin-Soo Choo double in the third, and one more run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. On the evening, the right-hander gave up eight hits and struck out four without issuing a walk. Cashner will take a 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 134/48 K/BB ratio over 156 innings into a home start against the Dodgers.
Yovani Gallardo took a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Padres, allowing four runs in five innings.
All four runs were driven in by Matt Kemp, who plated two with a double in the third inning, then hit a two-run homer in the fifth. Gallardo, overall, gave up six hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander is near the end of a great year for the Rangers, currently sporting a 3.27 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 101/59 K/BB ratio over 159 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Mariners at Safeco Field in his next start.
Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with a walk, a two-run double, and a two-run home run but the Padres dropped Tuesday's game to the Rangers.
Kemp brought the Padres to within 3-2 with his two-run double in the third inning, then put the Padres on top 4-3 in the fifth inning with a two-run home run off of Yovani Gallardo. The outfielder's triple-slash line continues to trend upward, as it's now at .269/.317/.435 along with his 17 home runs and 85 RBI.
Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a straight steal of home in Tuesday's win against the Padres.
Andrus knocked in three runs with a seventh-inning single, though one of the runs came in after the ball was kicked out of the glove of catcher Derek Norris. With new catcher Austin Hedges behind the plate, Andrus stole home off of reliever Kevin Quackenbush. The shortstop has multiple hits in three straight games and is now batting .262/.307/.357 with 50 RBI and 56 runs scored.
A.J. Pollock hit a two-run home run that capped a four-run inning as the Diamondbacks came back to beat the Rockies 5-3 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
With the score tied at 3-3 in the seventh inning, Pollock went oppo boppo against Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz for the two-run shot. Pollock finished 2-for-5 in the game. The 27-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down after a career year, as he's now batting .321/.373/.497 with 15 homers, 60 RBI, 93 runs scored -- most in the National League -- and 33 stolen bases through 128 games.
Nolan Arenado went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against the Diamondbacks in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Arenado had an RBI single in the first inning before hitting a solo homer in the third. The third baseman homered in both games of Tuesday's doubleheader, finishing 5-for-8 with three RBI and three runs scored on the day. The 24-year-old is enjoying a tremendous offensive season in Colorado, leading the league in both homers and RBI. Arenado is batting .280/.317/.556 with 32 homers, 77 runs scored and 98 RBI on the year.
Chris Owings stole his 15th base of the season in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader the Rockies.
Owings went 1-for-3 and scored a run to go along with the theft. The 15 steals are easily a career high for the 24-year-old, who is hitting just .239/.269/.340 overall.