Infielder Chris Johnson, 32, is heating up after his return late last month from a broken arm. Johnson, who missed over two months with the injury, had eight hits in his five games entering Friday to bring his average back up to .295. He batted .404 in 13 games before the weekend with a .310 average since returning to the Tides in late June.
Right-hander Davis Hess, 24, has now allowed three earned runs or fewer and pitched into the sixth inning in each of his past five starts, dating to his seven scoreless innings on June 26. In that...