Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting-streak to 15 games with a home run in the sixth inning against the Red Sox On Wednesday. He finished 1-for-6 with the homer, two RBI and a run scored.
The Cuban Missille continues to dominate opposing pitcher in the early going and his now sitting on a .390 average with four homers and 14 RBI through his first 59 at-bats of the season. Ramirez has taken a new approach at the plate, in which he is a lot more selective than in years past, which has paid dividends thus far. As long as he doesn't revert back to his old ways, a career-year appears to be in store for the 32-year-old shortstop. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to the Cubs.
Things definitely looked promising for the Cardinals when Piscotty gave the team an early 2-0 lead with with one swing of the bat in the top of the first inning. However, the offense largely dried up for the Cardinals after that and their season is now done. Piscotty was simply outstanding in this NLDS, going 6-for-16 with three homers, a double, six RBI and five runs scored. The sweet-swinging rookie has quickly made a name for himself in St. Louis and around the league. Analysis: Nate Miller
Ravens cut CB Rashaan Melvin on Tuesday.
Melvin started some games late last year for Baltimore, including some playoff games. But after being injured in the preseason and getting benched at halftime of Week 3, he just lost favor with the coaching staff. This isn't your run-of-the-mill no name being cut, so the Ravens are shaking things up a bit. Analysis: Brett Talley