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Francisco Lindor is widely considered to be the best defensive shortstop in the Minor Leagues. On Saturday, Lindor and Columbus will begin a four-game series at Pawtucket, where they will find another defensive-minded shortstop in Deven Marrero, the Red Sox No. 13 prospect
Jonathan Lucroy hit a three-run double in the sixth on Friday, finishing 2-for-4 in the win over the Cardinals.
Rookie Tommy Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, and left-hander Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday night.
Adam Wainwright was crushed to the tune of seven runs over five and a third innings in his loss to the Brewers on Friday.
On a day that saw both teams welcome a Trade Deadline addition and shuffle their respective rotations, Milwaukee rode a welcome wave of hits and another Wily Peralta gem to a 7-4 win over the Cardinals. The Brewers ensured they would leave Busch Stadium on Sunday with sole possession of first place in the National League Central.
Andrew McCutchen, hidden by a slump for two weeks, and Pedro Alvarez, lost on the bench since the All-Star break, torched a furious tying rally in the eighth and the Pirates closed the deal with another rally in the ninth for a comeback, and come-back-to-life, 9-4 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Chris Sale gave up five runs over six innings of work in a no-decision against the Twins on Friday.
Mookie Betts, who only recently converted to playing the outfield after playing mainly second base in the Minors and is ranked the Red Sox's top prospect, made a sensational leaping catch in the eighth inning to help thwart a potential Yankees rally.
In his first appearance for the Orioles on Friday night after being traded from Boston, Andrew Miller ran in from the bullpen to a rousing ovation from the 39,487 fans at Camden Yards that was as much pleasing as it was perplexing, the left-hander said.
Allen Craig went 1-for-4 with a double on Friday in his first game with Boston.