The veteran backstop plated Matt Holliday with a two-bagger to deep center in the fifth, extending his hitting streak to a season-high 13 games. Molina also has four straight multi-hit efforts and has slashed a stellar .329/.372/.493 in 73 July at-bats.
Lee has now missed the second and third days of training camp to recover from a minor hamstring injury. The Jaguars are likely being cautious with their receiver as a means of avoiding a nagging injury. He is still projected to be the third option in the Jaguars young receiving group.
Cervelli did not fracture his foot in Friday's game against the Brewers, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
It's good news for Cervelli as he appeared to be dealing with a lot of pain after being hit in the foot/ankle region during a hit by pitch late in Friday's game. He'll likely be evaluated further in the coming days before a decision is made on whether he'll need a DL stint. In the meantime, Eric Fryer figures to see increased playing time behind the dish.
Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a game-tying RBI in Friday's 5-3 victory over the A's.
The veteran second baseman delivered in the clutch Friday, plating Tyler Naquin with a bloop to shallow left that forged a 3-3 tie in the seventh. Kipnis has enjoyed his best month of the season in July, with 10 multi-hit efforts and a .333/.388/.589 line over 90 at-bats.
Prado slammed his fifth home run of the season Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.
After hitting three long balls over his first 95 games this season, Prado has gone deep in back-to-back ballgames. The power surge is certainly an encouraging sign for the veteran infielder who now owns a steady .327/.378/.436 triple slash through 385 at-bats. In addition to the five homers, he's piled up 23 doubles and a pair of triples on the year.