Josh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) — Reddick snapped out of a skid in an impressive fashion.
After going 0-for-20 and hitless for August, Reddick smashed three home runs in consecutive at-bats Friday night against Toronto and added two more homers Saturday, tying a major-league record for most home runs in consecutive games. His three homers were the most for an A’s player in a single game since Erubiel Durazo did it in 2004.
Reddick finished his four games against Toronto at the Rogers Centre 6-for-14 with seven runs scored and eight runs batted in.
For the season, he is hitting .214 with 10 homers (doubling his output over the weekend) and 45 RBIs. He also has 15 doubles and two triples and has eight stolen bases.
JB Wendelken (Kannapolis Intimidators) — Wendelken tossed three scoreless innings against his old club, the Greenville Drive, last Monday, earning his first save as a member of the Intimidators as he struck out seven batters. It was his 11th save of the season.
Wendelken is 2-1 with an earned run average of 3.23, earning 12 saves over 69 2/3 innings for the season. He has struck out 62 and walked 21 while allowing 67 hits. He also has given up only four home runs.
Zach Dotson (Kingsport Mets) — The former Effingham County High star was activated from the 7-day disabled list by the Mets’ short-season Appalachian League affiliate.