Tim Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI vs. the Angels on Saturday. Anderson has been hotter than the sun lately, tallying multiple hits in seven of his last eight games and 21 of his last 34. His 58 hits since August 1 are the most in baseball, and his .334 average is tops in the American League. He also recently became the first player in White Sox history with at least 15 homers and 15 steals in 3 straight seasons, making him an all-around fantasy star this year.
Shohei Ohtani went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, five RBIs and a stolen base against the White Sox on Saturday. Although he fell a triple short of the cycle, Ohtani still became the first Japanese-born player with 5 RBIs and a stolen base in the same game. After enduring a brutal 4-for-37 stretch in late August and early September, Ohtani seems to have gotten back on track with five hits in his last nine at-bats, four of which have gone for extra bases. The steal was his 12th of the year -- two more than last year.
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Saturday vs. the Mariners. Bregman, who knotted the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the 6th with his 34th homer of the year, joins Mike Trout as the only players with at least 100 runs, 100 walks and 100 RBIs this year. He is also only the third player in Astros history to reach the century mark in all three categories, and the first since Lance Berkman in 2004.
Mike Trout is still experiencing discomfort in his right toe and was held out of the Angels' starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the White Sox, although he later entered the game as a pinch-hitter. The Angels are likely just being cautious with Trout since they are out of contention, but don't expect him to miss much more time, if any.
Aaron Hicks' season could be in jeopardy after he suffered a setback in his recovery from a flexor strain in his right elbow. Manager Aaron Boone said that Hicks has been unable to resume throwing following the injury, which he sustained in an Aug. 3 game against Boston. Hicks was sent for a dye-contrast MRI this week that revealed no new concerns with his ulnar collateral ligament. The Yankees might be trying to be extra cautious with him, however, to ensure that he's healthy for the postseason.
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