Gonzalez struck in the seventh inning. With one man on, he belted an 81 mph slider out to right for the two-run shot. Gonzalez finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI.
Medica singled in a run in the first, and singled in the third, fifth and seventh innings, respectively. He finished 4 for 5 with an RBI in a 5-2 win. He owns a .261/.301/.433 slash line with four homers and 16 RBI in 134 at-bats.
Jimenez tossed a two-inning simulated game Friday. As long as he feels good Saturday, he'll begin a rehab assignment. Manager Buck Showalter said Jimenez will likely need two starts before he's ready to return to the majors. Jimenez is working his way back from an ankle injury, but said it didn't give him any issues Friday. "I didn’t have any problems with my ankle," Jimenez said. "I didn’t have to think about it."
Crow entered the game with a two-run lead. After giving up a leadoff double, Crow settled in. He forced a foulout and two groundouts to finish the game. Crow gave up one hit over his inning of work.
Sanchez owns a .196/.237/.301 slash line with three homers and 163 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's clash with the Dodgers.
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