Several young pitchers that were drafted from rounds six to eight have been disappointments. Jose Berrios isn’t one of them. The Twins right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits, two walks and struck out 12 in a 2-0 win over the Rangers. He has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his last eight starts. He is 8-5 with a 3.15 ERA and a 109:20 K:BB ratio in 103 innings.
Jose Ramirez is having a great season, and it’s not talked about enough. He went 3-for-4 with a homer and stolen base Sunday and is batting .296 with a 1.018 OPS, 55 runs, 23 home runs, 52 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.
Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with a double and home run Sunday and has 19 home runs, 10 stolen bases. Teammate Edwin Encarnacion had a homer and five RBIs and has 18 home runs and 53 RBIs.
Giancarlo Stanton went 5-for-5 with two doubles and a homer Sunday. He has 19 home runs, 44 RBIs and ten stolen bases.
Gerardo Parra homered on Saturday and Sunday. Over the last ten games, he is 12-for-32 (.375) with two home runs and 17 RBIs.
Nolan Arenado homered Sunday, his fifth in six games, and has 18 home runs and 55 RBIs.
Kyle Barraclough threw a perfect inning to get his seventh save Sunday.
Yuli Gurriel went 5-for-9 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs over the weekend.
Jake Bauers went 2-for-6 with a walk-off home run in the 12th inning against the Yankees.
Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a homer and six RBIs Sunday. On Saturday, he stole his eighth base.
After a sizzling start, Ozzie Albies has slumped, but he had seven hits over the weekend with three runs, an RBI and a stolen base.
Carlos Rodon threw eight innings and allowed seven hits, two runs, no walks and struck out three. He has a 3.70 ERA.
Cody Bellinger and Enrique Hernandez each hit a pair of home runs for the Dodgers Sunday.
Brad Boxberger hasn’t been sharp lately, but he pitched a scoreless inning for his 17th save Sunday.
Fernando Rodney struck out the side for his 17th save Sunday. He has a 2.73 ERA.
Manuel Margot has finally picked it up. He went 1-for-4 with two runs and a homer Sunday and is batting .360 with seven doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBIs in June.
The Braves placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. A.J. Minter and Dan Winkler will split the closing duties. Winkler pitched the eighth inning Sunday and Minter the ninth, but the Braves scored in the bottom of the eighth to make it a non-save situation for Minter.
Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and a stolen base Sunday.
The wins have been difficult to come by for Chris Sale this year, which is surprising since the Red Sox are one of the best teams. Sale ensured the win Sunday, throwing seven scoreless innings with four hits, one walk and 13 strikeouts. He is 7-4 with a 2.56 ERA.
Clayton Kershaw was supposed to make a rehab start at Triple-A Saturday but faced the Mets instead. He allowed two runs and five hits in three innings. He threw 55 pitches.
Zach Britton threw a scoreless inning to get his first save of the season Saturday.
Seranthony Dominguez struck out two in a scoreless inning Saturday for a save and is the best option for the saves in the Phillies’ bullpen. On Sunday, he came into the game in the eighth inning trying to hold a one-run lead against the Nationals and allowed three hits, two runs and a walk to take the loss.
Lorenzo Cain left Thursday’s game with hamstring tightness and Saturday’s game with groin tightness. He sat out Sunday and is day-to-day.
Trevor Bauer had another dominant outing, going 6.1 innings and allowing one run, five hits and struck out 11. He has a 2.44 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 140:35 K:BB ratio in 107 innings.
Yadier Molina hit two home runs with three RBIs Saturday.
Marcus Stroman returned from the DL Saturday and pitched five scoreless innings against the Angels, allowing six hits, one walk and struck out five.
Brandon Maurer got the shot for a save against the Astros on Saturday, but didn’t get the job done. Tim Hill and Kevin McCarthy are also in the mix for saves for the Royals.
Jacob deGrom had one of his worst starts, and it still was good. He went six innings and allowed three runs to raise his ERA from 1.51 to 1.69.
Mike Leake threw eight scoreless innings and allowed two walks and struck out five against the Red Sox. He has a 4.11 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Paul Goldschmidt continued his torrid June, going 1-for-3 with a homer, two walks and three runs Saturday. He has 17 home runs and 41 RBIs.
Cody Allen picked up save No. 16 Saturday.
Blake Treinen recorded five outs to get his 17th save Saturday. He has a 0.98 ERA.
Gary Sanchez is likely heading to the disabled list with a groin injury.
Zack Greinke threw six scoreless innings and struck out seven while allowing two hits and no walks. He is 7-5 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with a 102:19 K:BB ratio in 96 innings.
Garrett Richards will throw a bullpen session Monday.
Tyler Skaggs, who was scratched from his last start with hamstring soreness, will start Monday.
Daniel Mengden left his start on Saturday after two innings with an injured right foot and traveled back to Oakland to get it examined.
Clay Buchholz left Sunday’s game after 53 pitches and five scoreless innings with tightness in his left side.
Matt Chapman will have another checkup Monday and could get another cortisone shot on his hand. He could return during the homestand that starts Friday.
The Padres activated catcher Austin Hedges.
Noah Syndergaard threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Sunday. He will throw another bullpen session Tuesday and live batting practice Friday.
Yu Darvish will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A South Bend on Monday.
Jean Segura missed a fourth straight game Sunday with an infection in his arm. He’s expected to be back Monday.
Kris Bryant missed his second straight game Sunday due to a sore left shoulder. It’s considered minor.
John Gant will start in place of Michael Wacha for the Cardinals on Monday.
Johnny Cueto struck out four and allowed one hit in 3.2 innings in his first rehab start Saturday at Triple-A. He’s expected to make two more rehab starts.
The Twins sent Fernando Romero to Triple-A.
Aaron Sanchez was placed on the 10-day DL with a right index finger contusion.
The Giants called up Austin Slater and sent Mac Williamson to Triple-A.
The Brewers sent Domingo Santana to Triple-A.
Reds prospect Nick Senzel will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right index finger.
Caleb Smith left Sunday’s game with left shoulder tightness.
Walker Buehler threw a bullpen session Sunday.
Maikel Franco left Sunday night’s game with a leg injury.
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