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Kendrys Morales, Angels: Some people thought Morales might never play again after fracturing his ankle celebrating a walkoff grand slam...
Kendrys Morales, Angels: Some people thought Morales might never play again after fracturing his ankle celebrating a walkoff grand slam against the Mariners. But after missing most of 2010 and all of 2011 recovering from two surgeries, Morales has bounced back with 22 homers in a solid season.
Mike Adams, Rangers: The formerly lights-out setup man gave up three homers in the span of five batters Thursday, and underwent a shoulder MRI the next day.
Ex-Mariner of the week
Doug Fister, Tigers: In his next start after firing his first career shutout, Fister set an American League record by striking out nine consecutive batters Thursday against Kansas City.
"We've been missing a little bit of that magic this year. And it doesn't get much more magical than that moment right there." — Rays manager Joe Maddon, on B.J. Upton's walkoff three-run homer to beat Boston.