JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Players of the Day for Tuesday (9/14/2010):

  • In his fourth game back since injuring a hamstring, rookie 3B Danny Valencia of the Minnesota Twins hit a game-tying single, drew a walk, and scored 2 runs in a 9-3 defeat of the Chicago White Sox. Valencia leads all A.L. rookies with a .329 batting average and is a top contender for Rookie of the Year, despite having only 231 at-bats.
  • LF Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers hit a single and a solo HR in a 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros. It was the third straight two-hit game for Braun, who is batting .390 over the past 10 games. For the season, the 26-year-old is hitting .305 with 21 HRs, 37 doubles, 86 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. He is one of five Brewers with more than 20 HRs.

And now, your Jewish Star of the Day:

  • 2B Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers reached base four times in an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers, hitting an RBI single and walking three times. Separately on Tuesday, the MLB issued Kinsler a one-game suspension for participating in an on-field celebration of Saturday’s 7-6 win over the New York Yankees after being ejected earlier in the game. Kinsler is appealing the suspension (see interview).