The 29-year-old Sanchez had one hit and scored a run Monday to help Pittsburgh earn a 9-0 victory against Milwaukee. He had a bases-loaded triple to highlight Pittsburgh’s six-run second inning en route to a 10-5 home victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Sanchez tried for an inside-the-park home run, but was thrown out at home.
Gregg Zaun (St. Francis High, 1989) catcher, Toronto Blue Jays: Having recently competed in his 1,000th career game in late August, Zaun has continued to show signs of raising his batting average.
Entering Tuesday’s home game against the New York Yankees, Zaun was batting .242 with nine home runs and 44 runs batted in. On Monday in a road game against the Detroit Tigers, he had a two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Blue Jays a 4-1 lead. However, Detroit rallied for a 5-4 victory.
Zaun also hit a three-run home run to help Toronto post a 7-2 win against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Saturday.
Jason Botts (Glendale Community College, 2000) outfielder/designated hitter, Texas Rangers: The former Vaqueroes star had a run-scoring single to help the Rangers record a 13-6 road win against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Botts is batting .234 (26 for 111) with one home run and 12 runs batted in. He’s gone eight for 22 in the month, having raised his average from .202.
He had a pair of hits and drove in a run to help the Rangers earn a 12-9 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.