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RF George Springer made his major league debut following his selection from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Springer was hitting .353 with eight extra-base hits, nine RBIs and four stolen bases with a 1.106 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 13 games with the RedHawks. Springer entered the season ranked as the 21st-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com.

Houston Astros - PlayerWatch

RF George Springer made his major league debut following his selection from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Springer was hitting .353 with eight extra-base hits, nine RBIs and four stolen bases with a 1.106 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 13 games with the RedHawks. Springer entered the season ranked as the 21st-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com.

Houston Astros - PlayerWatch

2B Jose Altuve, all 5 feet 6 of him, was back in the cleanup spot on Friday. He went 0-for-4 with a walk, which dropped his average to .268. "He's willing to do what is best for the ballclub," manager Bo Porter said of Altuve's willingness to hit wherever he's needed. "You're talking about having one your better hitters in an RBI spot. He's a proven commodity in major-league baseball."

Houston Astros - PlayerWatch

2B Jose Altuve, all 5 feet 6 of him, was back in the cleanup spot on Friday. He went 0-for-4 with a walk, which dropped his average to .268. "He's willing to do what is best for the ballclub," manager Bo Porter said of Altuve's willingness to hit wherever he's needed. "You're talking about having one your better hitters in an RBI spot. He's a proven commodity in major-league baseball."

Houston Astros - PlayerWatch

LHP Rudy Owens, who was in line to be one of the first pitchers called up to the majors last year at Triple-A Oklahoma City before he suffered a fractured left foot, did not pitch the way he hoped this spring before he was optioned to minor league camp March 16. Owens was 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA, allowing four runs over 4 1/3 innings in Grapefruit League play. "I came back and I felt great," he said. "The camp, I want to say it could have gone a lot better. Maybe not a lot better, but it could have gone better.

Houston Astros - PlayerWatch

C Max Stassi, the slugger who made his major league debut last August straight from Double-A, made a solid impression in camp this spring. However, it wasn't enough to earn him a spot on the Opening Day roster. Stassi was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.

Minnesota Twins - PlayerWatch

SS Pedro Florimon (1-for-4) hit his ninth home run of the season in the fifth inning off Corey Kluber. All nine home runs have come from the left side of the plate. His nine home runs this season are the most by a Twins everyday shortstop since Cristian Guzman in 2002 (9).

Baltimore Orioles - PlayerWatch

RHP Jim Johnson earned his 48th save. He gave up a single in the ninth and closed the game with little trouble. He needs two more saves to become just the second reliever in major league history to save 50 games in consecutive seasons. Eric Gagne (2002, 2003) is the other. Johnson has posted 99 saves during the last two years. RHP Scott Feldman has been one of the top Orioles pitchers of late, pitching consistently and getting deeper into games. He's 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA vs. the Red Sox in 10 career games, four of which were starts.

Baltimore Orioles - PlayerWatch

RHP Jim Johnson earned his 48th save. He gave up a single in the ninth and closed the game with little trouble. He needs two more saves to become just the second reliever in major league history to save 50 games in consecutive seasons. Eric Gagne (2002, 2003) is the other. Johnson has posted 99 saves during the last two years. RHP Scott Feldman has been one of the top Orioles pitchers of late, pitching consistently and getting deeper into games. He's 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA vs. the Red Sox in 10 career games, four of which were starts.

Rays push away Orioles

Rays push away Orioles ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Enny Romero went from sitting in his living room in the Dominican Republic to sitting in the middle of a postseason run at Tropicana Field in 24 hours. The rookie was comfortable in both situations: in his major league debut helping the Tampa Bay Rays continue to fortify their perch atop the American League wild card standings and pushing the Baltimore Orioles off the cliff on Sunday with a 3-1 win.
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