UPDATES & NEWS
Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored against the A's on Friday.
Freeman has really turned up the heat in the month of August, slashing .392/.456/.627 with eight extra-base hits (2 HR), eight RBI and six runs scored over 51 at-bats. Although it is very unlikely he will reach 30 home runs (only 17 HR on the year) like many experts predicted for the Braves 24-year-old first baseman, his production is good enough to make him one of the better first baseman to own down the stretch. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Carl Crawford exited Monday night's game with tightness in his right side.
It was only a matter of time before the glass-made Crawford cracked in some capacity. It's unknown whether or not he'll need a DL stint to rid him of the tightness, but if he does Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero are likely to fill in for him. Guerrero has been among the hottest hitters in baseball, in a limited role, and would become mixed league relevant if/when he finds himself in the lineup. Don Mattingly, however, doesn't appear to be Guerrero's biggest fan. Let's hope he's not pigeon-holed to pinch-hitting duties. Analysis: Spencer Silva