Michael Bourn (hamstring) resumed his rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Thursday. Bourn started in center field and hit leadoff, playing seven innings and going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Bourn played in his first rehab game Tuesday, took Wednesday off and jumped back into the fray on Thursday. He should start to move to back-to-back days soon enough as the Indians are expecting him to return to the lineup by the middle of next week. Barring any setbacks, you should be able to use him next week, however, how green a light he gets regularly is unknown considering the injury.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett