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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run to tie the game in the top of the ninth against the Rangers on Sunday.
Eventually, the Rangers won in extra innings, but Fowler's homer gave the Cardinals brief life. Fowler is hitting .273 and owns an impressive .405 on-base percentage, but he's featured very little power this year. He has posted a .405 slugging percentage with just three homers and 12 RBI. Fowler also has 18 runs and two steals on four attempts in 121 at-bats.
Moran went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in a 6-4 victory against the Padres on Sunday.
This was a great way to follow up his 0-for-5 night Saturday. Moran had just five RBI this month coming into the game, but his four RBI on Sunday was a large reason the Pirates finished their 11-game road trip with a third straight win. Moran is experiencing a less than stellar May, but maybe this will get him going again. He is hitting .243 with four home runs, 20 RBI and seven runs in 103 at-bats this season.
Vazquez allowed a hit but also struck out the side in his 13th save of the season during a 6-4 victory against the Padres on Sunday.
Back in his familiar save situation, Vazquez was dominant again, recording three strikeouts in one appearance for the fifth time this season. He is nearly perfect this year, going 13-for-13 in save opportunities with a 1.25 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 21.2 innings. He is also 1-0 with only five walks and two home runs allowed.
Cervelli is expected to return to the starting lineup when the team returns to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan on Sunday.
The catcher hasn't played in any of the last four games. "We anticipate Cervy being back in the process as we return off the road," Huntington noted. Elias Diaz has gone 8-for-16 in over the four-game stretch and figures to see an increase in playing time until Cervelli regains his hitting stroke.
Musgrove (3-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits with four strikeouts and a walk across 6.1 innings to earn a victory against the Padres on Sunday.
The right-hander threw six scoreless frames, which extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings. But then in the seventh, Musgrove allowed three hits, including a home run, and committed an error. While that ruined most of his great work, he did still earn the win. Musgrove is 3-4 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 54 innings this season. He will pitch again versus the Dodgers on Saturday.
Chisenhall's (calf) absence from his rehab stint since Wednesday isn't due to his injury, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan on Sunday.
"Lonnie's healthy, he asked to take a short period of time and get some things in order and we've been supportive of his ask to do that," Huntington said. Chisenhall has five hits in 24 at-bats during his rehab stint split over two periods in April and May. He has yet to debut for Pittsburgh.
Beeks is likely to cover the bulk of innings behind opener Ryne Stanek in Tuesday's series-opening game against the Dodgers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The left-hander moved his record to 3-0 with an impressive three-inning scoreless outing last Wednesday against the Marlins. Beeks is notably getting plenty of rest between appearances, as he'd been inactive for seven days prior his appearance against Miami and will be on five days of rest heading into Tuesday's likely appearance. The 25-year-old owns a 2.25 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 32 innings this season while serving in a variety of roles out of the bullpen.
Skaggs (4-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks across 5.2 innings while taking a loss against the Royals on Sunday.
An error didn't help, as it led to an unearned run, but Skaggs still gave up three hits and a walk during a three-run third inning. He yielded another run in the sixth. With the loss, Skaggs dropped to 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 41.1 innings this season. He will pitch next against the Rangers on Saturday.
Duffy (3-1) allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks across six innings to earn a victory against the Angels on Sunday.
The 30-year-old has been far from elite, but this was one of his stronger outings of the season, and he's now won three straight starts. Duffy began the season on the IL because of a shoulder injury, but in five outings, he is 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA. While he's had some trouble with walks, Duffy owns a 3.04 ERA in the last four contests. He also has a 1.40 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 28.2 innings this year. Duffy will pitch again against the Yankees next Sunday.
Stanek is expected to serve as the opener in Tuesday's series-opening game against the Dodgers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Stanek is once again slated to work the first inning at minimum Tuesday, this time as Clayton Kershaw's opposite number. The right-hander would be serving as an opener for the 13th time in 19 appearances this season in the wake of firing two innings of one-hit, one-run ball in the same capacity against the Yankees last Friday.