Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Rizzo continued his coming out party on Friday, blasting two more home runs bringing his total up to 22 long balls on the season. He is now one home run away from tying last season's mark of 23 home runs and remains on pace to reach the 30 homer mark for the first time in his young career. Not only has his home run production been stellar, but he currently holds a .278 average which is a far cry from the .233 mark he posted a season ago. At 24 years of age, there is still more room for growth, so hang on and enjoy the show. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Indians recalled Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.
With the trade of Brandon Moss to the Cardinals the Indians have called up their once promising prospect Chisenhall to add some depth off the bench. Consistency has been Chisenhall's biggest issue during his stints in the majors as he flashes the ability that would make him a solid middle of the order bat but eventually expand his strike zone and ultimately rack up the strikeouts. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Joakim Soria has been traded to the Pirates.
The Pirates already have the NL saves leader in Mark Melancon so Soria figures to move into the setup role for the Pirates. As for the Tigers closer situation owners will have to wait for an official announcement but Alex Wilson has been their most effective reliever this season and could be first in line. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Brandon Beachy is scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Beachy's first stint with the Dodgers didn't fare too well this season, so he is going to head back to Triple-A and look to continue building arm strength in hope of regaining his form. The Dodgers have added two starting pitchers prior to the trade deadline, so barring injury, it doesn't appear that Beachy will be helping the big league club in a starting role anytime soon. Analysis: David Kerr