UPDATES & NEWS
Manny Machado went 2-for-6 with a home run, a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's extra innings victory over the Angels.
Not only did Machado hit his 11th home run of the season, but it was of the game-winning variety in the bottom half of the 12th inning. After a sluggish start to the season, Machado has really started to turn things around, now slashing .268/.314/.430 with 27 RBI to add to his long ball total. Up to this point his biggest problem has been against left-handed pitching (.203 BA), but that could certainly be turned around, considering he hit .290 against southpaws heading into the 2014 season.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender