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George Springer, RF, HOUHot7/2/2015 2:20:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured right wrist.
Insight: Springer was hit on the right wrist by Edinson Volquez. He was batting .264 with 13 homers, 29 RBI, 43 runs and 14 steals after an excellent June (.321, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 19 runs, 2 SB, .905 OPS). Expect about a six week stay on the DL.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC7/2/2015 12:02:00 PM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler (ankle) is getting Thursday off.
Insight: Fowler is batting .234 with eight homers. 22 RBI and 49 runs scored. Starlin Castro will lead off for the Cubs.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC7/2/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is no in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Bryant is just getting a routine day of rest. He has 10 home runs with 43 RBI and a .274 average this season and is a top candidate for NL rookie of the year.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MILHot7/2/2015 10:13:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been hot of late and will see a favorable matchup on Thursday.
Insight: Ramirez is 8-for-24 (.333) with four extra-base hits versus Phillies starter Chad Billingsley and has batted .324 over the past 10 games. Staret him.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHICold7/2/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is hitless in 13 at-bats against Milwaukee starter Matt Garza.
Insight: The ice-cold Howard is batting .167 over the past two weeks and it's likely he won't even be in the lineup, but if he is ... avoid him like the plague.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM7/2/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is 9-for-26 (.346) with three homers and eight RBI against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Most of the matchups were when both players resided in the AL East, but it's still a nice matchup for Granderson. granderson has been hot over the past two weeks, batting .341 with five homers and a 1.159 OPS and should be ready to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET7/2/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is an ugly 1-for-12 (.083) against Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Cespedes is having his best season since his rookie year, batting a career-high .293 with 10 homers, 43 RBI and an .804 OPS. Unfortunately, Thursday isn't a good matchup and should be avoided.
Victor Martinez, DH, DETHot7/2/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career 13-for-28 (.464) with seven extra-base hits against Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Since returning to the lineup from the disabled list, Martinez is batting .319 with 10 RBI in 11 games. That's more like the guy who we remember from last season. Get him in the lineup Thursday.
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX7/2/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor had some dental work and is questionable for Thursday's game against Baltimore.
Insight: Odor is hitting .228 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 136 at-bats this season which means even if he was in the lineup he wouldn't be fantasy worthy.
Matt Moore, SP, TAM7/2/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Rays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery, has been activated and will make his season debut on Thursday.
Insight: He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. He was 17-4 last season with 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3 IP. He could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season. If he's available in your league pick him up immediately.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY7/2/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is doubtful for Friday's game against Tampa Bay due to a strained oblique.
Insight: Beltran injured it on Tuesday night and hasn't played since. It's likely a trip to the disabled list is in his future. Garrett Jones see additional action.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN7/2/2015 9:49:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (finger) is likely out past Thursday.
Insight: Hosmer has only done some soft-toss swings through Wednesday, so he figures to need a few more days. he's been a solid producer this season, batting .290 with eight homers, 40, RBI, 40 runs and a .799 OPS.
George Springer, RF, HOUHot7/2/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer is doubtful for Friday's game against Boston
Insight: Springer was hit on the right wrist by Edinson Volquez and most expect he'll need a stint on the disabled list. He is batting .264 with 13 homers, 29 RBI, 43 runs and 14 steals after an excellent June (.321, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 19 runs, 2 SB, .905 OPS).
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS7/2/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan had been targeting a July 1 return and is expected to be activated on Thursday, so he's only missed it by one day.
Insight: The 34-year-old Hanigan has little fantasy value, but it's not clear how the division of the workload, between Blake Swihart, Sandy Leon and Hanigan, will go when Hanigan is ready.
Matt Cain, SP, SFG7/2/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Giants pitcher Matt Cain (flexor tendon strain) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Cain will be a high-risk, high-reward option when he returns. Do you feel lucky? He was an elite fantasy option up until 2012, but the last two seasons have been a disaster.
James Loney, 1B, TAM7/2/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney (broken finger) is expected to be activated for Friday's game.
Insight: Loney was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games through May 24. The Rays made room by sending Marc Krauss down to Triple-A.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM7/1/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.
Insight: Duda is hitting .177 with one home run since the start of June. Duda is batting .255 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 274 at-bats for the entire season.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC7/1/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was 2-for-5 and had the game-winning RBI in the, 2-0, 11th inning victory over the Mets on Wednesday.
Insight: Castro reached on an infield single in the 11th to push across the first run of the game. He is hitting .261 with five home runs and 36 RBI in 303 at-bats this season.
Bartolo Colon, SP, NYM7/1/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Mets starter Bartolo Colon threw seven scoreless frames in the loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.
Insight: Chicago and New York were scoreless until the 11th when the Cubs tallied two runs and won, 2-0. Colon allowed just three hits, struck out eight and walked one in his seven scoreless innings. He is 9-6 with a 4.55 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 79 strikeouts in 99 innings this season.
Jon Lester, SP, CHC7/1/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Jon Lester pitched seven scoreless innings in the, 2-0, victory over the Mets on Wednesday.
Insight: Lester, however, wasn't involved in the decision as the Cubs didn't score until the 11th inning. Lester allowed just five hits in his seven innings. He also had seven strikeouts and one walk. Lester is 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 93 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings this season.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY7/1/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley had three hits and an RBI in the, 3-1, victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
Insight: Headley had an RBI-single in the third for the first run of the game. Headley is hitting .252 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 298 at-bats this season.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA7/1/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout hit a solo home run in the, 3-1, loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.
Insight: Trout was obviously responsible for the only scoring for Los Angeles. Trout was 1-for-3 with a walk in the game. He is hitting .303 with 21 home runs and 44 RBI in 290 at-bats this season.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, NYY7/1/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings in the, 3-1, victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
Insight: Eovaldi allowed five hits, walked three and struck out three in the victory. He doesn't have great numbers, 4.52 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, but he is getting the job done, going 8-2 in 16 starts.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/1/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte had four hits, including a big blast in the, 9-3, victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Insight: Marte and Neil Walker led the way, combining to get eight hits and three home runs. The Pirates had 21 hits as a team. Marte was 4-for-5 with an RBI and run scored on the deep homer to left field. He is hitting .285 with 13 home runs and 47 RBI in 291 at-bats this season.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT7/1/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett allowed just two runs on seven hits in the, 9-3, victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Insight: Burnett was sharp, striking out four and not walking a batter. He is now 7-3 with a 2.05 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 105 1/3 innings this season.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET7/1/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez was the only player that showed up for Detroit on Wednesday.
Insight: The Tigers were run out of their own ballpark on Wednesday night. Detroit allowed 21 hits to Pittsburgh and committed two errors. Martinez, however, was 3-for-4 and made several great defensive players. Martinez has raised his average to .281 and also has 20 homers and 48 RBI in 288 at-bats.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT7/1/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hit a pair of home runs in the, 9-3, victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Insight: Walker was 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored. He pulled the first home run down the right field line off Alfredo Simon and then hit the second one down the left field line versus Joba Chamberlain. Walker is hitting .268 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 261 at-bats this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA7/1/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the, 6-5, victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
Insight: Gordon tripled in a run and then scored on a double play in the third. Gordon is hitting .350 with one home run, 21 RBI and 41 runs in 326 at-bats this season.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG7/1/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was 2-for-5 and scored a run in the loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.
Insight: Pagan is now slashing .266/.303/.322 with 13 extra-base hits, 19 RBI and 26 runs in 289 at-bats this season.
Justin Bour, 1B, MIA7/1/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour hit a walk-off homer in the, 6-5, victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
Insight: Christian Yelich and Adeiny Hechavarria each singled to start off the ninth and then Bour hit a bomb to win the game. Bour went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the victory. He is hitting .261 with eight home runs and 17 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK7/1/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle told the San Francisco Chronicle he expects to start playing catch toward the end of next week.
Insight: Doolittle is still recovering from a strained left shoulder. He returned from the injury to make one appearance and then immediately went back on the disabled list in May. Doolittle will be out until at least late July.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL7/1/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett had three hits, three RBI and two runs in the, 9-5, victory over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Insight: Gennett had a two-run double in the sixth and then an RBI-triple in the eighth. He was 3-for-5 in the game. Gennett is hitting .224 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 125 at-bats this season.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI7/1/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco had three doubles, two RBI a walk and run in the loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.
Insight: Franco went 3-for-4 and picked up the two RBI on a double in the seventh and double in the ninth. Franco is hitting .305 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 174 at-bats this season.
Adam Lind, DH, MIL7/1/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Adam Lind was 2-for-5 with a home run in the, 9-5, victory over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Insight: Lind hit a two-run homer in the first as the Brewers jumped out to a, 6-0, lead by the fifth inning. Line scored one of the Brewers two runs in the third. He is hitting .294 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 255 at-bats this season.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE7/1/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had two hits in the, 8-1, victory over the Rays on Wednesday.
Insight: Kipnis was 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in the victory. Kipnis has hits in 23 of his last 25 games. Kipnis hit .358 in June and is starting July the right way. He is slashing .346/.420/.516 with six home runs and 34 RBI in 306 at-bats this season.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE7/1/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss had a two-run double and a three-run homer in the, 8-1, victory over the Rays on Wednesday.
Insight: Moss went 2-for-4 with five RBI and a run in the victory. He is slashing .233/.306/.447 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI in 262 at-bats this season.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE7/1/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Carlos Carrasco came within one out of throwing a no-hitter on Wednesday versus the Rays.
Insight: Carrasco allowed just one walk through eight innings, but he lost a bit of steam in the ninth. He walked a batter, hit one and then after a fielder's choice gave him two outs, Joey Butler singled to right centerfield. Carrasco finished with one run allowed on one hit, 13 strikeouts and two walks in 8 2/3 innings. He is 10-6 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 97 1/3 innings this season.
Zach Britton, SP, BAL7/1/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 23rd save of the season in the, 4-2, victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Britton struck out the side and didn't allow a base runner. He has a 1.82 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings this season.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL7/1/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Wei-Yen Chen allowed just two runs on four hits in the, 4-2, victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Chen also had two strikeouts and one walk. He allowed both runs on solo bombs. Chen is 4-4 with a 2.84 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 95 innings this season.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX7/1/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Shoo Choo hit a home run in the, 4-2, loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
Insight: Choo hit a solo homer in the third. It was his 11th of the year. He is also slashing .233/.315/.405 with 35 RBI and 37 runs this season.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL7/1/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit the game-winning home run in the, 4-2, victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Hardy hit a two-run bomb in the seventh to break the, 2-2, tie. He was 1-for-4 in the game. Hardy is hitting .250 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 176 at-bats this season.
Chris Sale, SP, CWS7/1/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale may see his next start moved back from Sunday to Monday.
Insight: White Sox manager Robin Ventura is thinking about pushing Sale back a day to give him extra rest. Sale has been solid this season, going 6-4 with a 2.87 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 141 strikeouts in 103 1/3 innings this season.
Buster Posey, C/1B, SFG7/1/2015 9:13:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey left Wednesday's game with an undisclosed injury according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Andrew Susac replaced Posey in the fifth inning. Stay tuned for an update.
Jesse Hahn, RP, OAK7/1/2015 7:03:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jesse Hahn allowed just one run on four hits in six innings against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Insight: Hahn went six strong innings, walking two and striking out six. He is 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 96 2/3 innings this season.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL7/1/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 in the loss to the Athletics on Wednesday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Gonzalez didn't produce any runs in the, 4-1, defeat. Overall, this season has been disappointing for Gonzalez owners because he is slashing .245/.306/.416 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI in 257 at-bats.
Billy Butler, DH, OAK7/1/2015 7:00:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler has a modest four-game hitting streak.
Insight: Butler went 2-for-3 with a triple versus the Rockies on Wednesday. Butler is 7-for-13 in the with four extra-base hits and four RBI in the last four games. For the season, he is slashing .259/.323/.376 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 282 at-bats.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA7/1/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz hit his 20th homer in the, 7-0, victory over the Padres on Wednesday.
Insight: Cruz was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in the game. His homer was an insurance bomb in the ninth. Cruz is hitting .307 with 20 homers, 48 RBI and 39 runs in 287 at-bats this season.
James Shields, SP, SDP7/1/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields pitched ok in 6 2/3 innings in the loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.
Insight: Shields allowed two runs on four hits, but he also walked four batters and allowed a homer to Robinson Cano. Shields is 7-3 with a 4.14 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 123 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings this season.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA7/1/2015 6:54:00 PM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs in the, 7-0, victory over the Padres on Wednesday.
Insight: Cano really likes hitting James Shields. He had two singles, a double and home run, which was his fifth of the season. Cano is hitting .247 with 27 RBI and 32 runs to go with the five bombs in 299 at-bats this year.
Joc Pederson, OF, LOS7/1/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson will not start on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Pederson will get some rest with left-hander Robbie Ray on the mound for Arizona. Kike Hernandez will start in center field.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS7/1/2015 6:39:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Gonzalez is getting some rest with the left-hander on the mound. Scott Van Slyke will start at first base.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY7/1/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup at High-A Tampa according to MLB.com.
Insight: Ellsbury didn't play on Tuesday due to mild Fatigue. He is back on track to return to the Yankees on Friday.
Rick Porcello, SP, BOS7/1/2015 5:56:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello had another rough outing on Wednesday.
Insight: Porcello allowed seven runs on seven hits in two innings versus the Blue Jays. His ERA is currently sitting at 6.08. Porcello also has a 1.40 WHIP, and 75 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings to go with a 4-9 record. That's hardly worth $20 million per season.
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN7/1/2015 5:54:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman recorded his 16th save of the season in the, 2-1, victory over the Twins on Wednesday.
Insight: Chapman is 16-for-17 in save chances this season. He also has a 1.83 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. He will likely be dealt to a contender at the deadline, which should help his fantasy value because he isn't getting to many save opportunities with Cincinnati.
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN7/1/2015 5:52:00 PM
Description: Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto pitched a gem, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out eight and walked just one to beat the Twins, 2-1.
Insight: Cueto improved to 5-5 with the victory. He also has a 2.84 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 104 2/3 innings this season.
Trevor May, SP, MIN7/1/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Twins pitcher Trevor May pitched well, allowing just one earned run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings, but he took the loss against the Reds on Wednesday.
Insight: May also struck out six and walked three. The winning run scored on a throwing error in the fifth. May is 4-7 with a 4.37 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 71 strikeouts in 80 1/3 innings this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN7/1/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto picked up the Reds only RBI, but it was enough to beat the Twins, 2-1.
Insight: Votto was 0-for-2, driving in a run on a sacrifice fly. In the fifth, he walked, and Billy Hamilton scored on a throwing error. Votto is hitting .282 with 14 home runs and 39 RBI in 277 at-bats this year.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR7/1/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had a really nice day at the plate, hitting a single, double and home run in the, 11-2, victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Insight: Donaldson also had two RBI and two runs. His two-run blast went 442 feet in the eighth. Donaldson is hitting .302 with 19 home runs and 51 RBI in 315 at-bats this season.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOSHot7/1/2015 5:38:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts had a solo homer in the, 11-2, loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Betts is slashing .273/.325/.454 with nine home runs, 35 RBI and 41 runs in 304 at-bats this season.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR7/1/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was 4-for-5 with four runs scored in the, 11-2, victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Insight: Reyes had four singles and scored each time he reached base. He is hitting .280 with four home runs and 27 RBI in 207 at-bats this season.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL7/1/2015 1:35:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Simple day of rest for Tulowitzki. Daniel Desclaso will get the nod at short.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI7/1/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a career .379 hitter (11-for-29) versus Kyle Lohse.
Insight: He has twohomers and eight RBI lifetime against Lohse, but unfortunately Howard is not the player he used to be.
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX7/1/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is 6-for-11 (.545 BA) lifetime against Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Two of those hits are doubles, and Andrus will have a great chance to improve upon those numbers Wednesday versus Baltimore.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA7/1/2015 11:17:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is a ridiculous career .402 (35-for-87) against James Shields.
Insight: Cano has four homers and 15 RBI against Shields, as he faced him a ton with the Yankees. Hopefully Cano get turn his seasona round starting on Wednesday.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS7/1/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is 16-for-46 (.372 BA) lifetime against Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Pedroia does have just two RBI and no homers against Toronto;s lefty, but will be a solid option for Wednesday's contest.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TORHot7/1/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is 7-for-18 (.389 BA) lifetime versus Rick Porcello.
Insight: Encarnacion does not have a homer against Porcello, but does have three RBI. He will be a strong play on Wednesday afternoon.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN7/1/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is getting Wednesday off.
Insight: Kenny Vargas will start at first base, giving Mauer a routine day of rest.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN7/1/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter is not in Wednesday's lineup.
Insight: Just a normal day of for Hunter, who will be back in there next time out.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN7/1/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumbs) is back in Wednesday's lineup.
Insight: He missed the past two games but is ready to go on Wednesday. Phillips is batting leadoff and playing second base.
Mike Montgomery, SP, SEAHot7/1/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Mariners starter Mike Montgomery pitched his second consecutive complete-game shutout on Tuesday.
Insight: Montgomery is now the hottest pitcher in baseball with 18 straight scoreless innings.He struck out seven and allowed just one hit and four walks. Montgomery is now 3-2 with a 1.62 ERA.
Andrew Heaney, SP, ANA7/1/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney picked up his first big league win.
Insight: Heaney defeated the Yankees by going seven innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks. He tsruck out seven and s now 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA through two starts.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY7/1/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit a solo homer in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.
Insight: It was his 19th dinger of the year, and he now has 54 RBI overall.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA7/1/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols clubbed a homer during Tuesday's win against the Yankees.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats and it was a solo shot. Pujols is hitting .265 with 24 homers and 49 RBI.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LOS7/1/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Insight: One of the hits was a homer in the 10th inning to pull LA ahead 4-3. The homer was a solo shot, but Kendrick totaled two RBI on the night. He is now batting .298 with seven homers and 34 RBI.
Lance Lynn, SP, STL7/1/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Cardinals starter Lance Lynn allowed one run Tuesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Lynn gave up six hits and one walk over six innings. He is still 5-4 with a 2.74 ERA.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS7/1/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had two hits and an RBI in Tuesday's win over St. Louis.
Insight: Chicago won 2-1 in 11 innings, with Tyler Flowers blasting the game-winning home run. Abreu is hitting .293 with 13 homers and 42 RBI this season.
Chris Sale, SP, CWS7/1/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale struck out 12 Tuesday versus St. Louis.
Insight: Sale became the second pitcher in MLB history to record at least 10 strikeouts in eight consecutive starts. Pedro Martinez was the other to accomplish it. Sale allowed one run on six hits and one walk. He remains 6-4 with a 2.87 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI7/1/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels pitched well, but took a no-decision Tuesday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Hamels went seven innings and gave up two runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out seven. He remains 5-6 with a 3.22 ERA.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL7/1/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had four hits and two runs scored during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Philadelphia.
Insight: Unfortunately, he did not record an RBI, but Braun now has his BA up to .275. He has 15 homers and 50 RBI overall.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE6/30/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis smacked a homer Tuesday against the Rays.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats and it was a solo shot. Kipnis is batting .346 with six homers and 33 RBI.
Shelby Miller, SP, ATL6/30/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Braves right-hander Shelby Miller took the loss Tuesday versus Washington.
Insight: Miller went 5 innings and allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks. He did strike out 10, and is now 5-4 with a 2.20 ERA.
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS6/30/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann pitched well in Tuesday's win over Atlanta.
Insight: Zimmermann has found his groove. He did not allow a run on six hits and no walks over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and is now 6-5 with a 3.16 ERA.
Dallas Keuchel, SP, HOU6/30/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Astros starter Dallas Keuchel was fantastic yet again Tuesday versus the Royals.
Insight: After tossing a complete-game last time out, Keuchel went eight innings and did not allow a run. He gave up seven hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out seven. Keuchel is now 10-3 with a 2.03 ERA.
George Springer, RF, HOU6/30/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer smacked a homer Tuesday versus Kansas City.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot and Springer finished with two runs scored in the game. He is batting .263 with 13 homers and 29 RBI overall.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET6/30/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander allowed three runs (two earned) Tuesday against the Pirates.
Insight: Verlander went six innings and gave up six hits and five walks, while striking out three. He is still searching for his first win and now owns a 5.09 ERA.
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT6/30/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole allowed two runs Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Cole tooka no-decision after going 6 2/3 innings and giving up nine hits. He struck out six and now has a 2.20 ERA.
Marco Estrada, SP, TOR6/30/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada could not make it out of the third inning Tuesday versus Boston.
Insight: After nearly throwing a perfect game last time out, Estrada was borderline horrific on Tuesday. He allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks over 2 1/3 innings of work. Estrada struck out one and is now 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS6/30/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 13th homer of the season.
Insight: Ortiz has really picked it up of late, and while he is batting just .228, he does have 13 dingers and 36 RBI overall.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA6/30/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon hit his first homer of the season, which ended up being an inside-the-park shot.
Insight: The homer was a three-run homer to excite the fans and his lone hit in five at-bats. Gordon is hitting .351 with 20 RBI overall.
Buster Posey, C/1B, SFG6/30/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: The homer was a solo shot, and Posey finished with two runs scored in the game. He is now batting .303 with 12 homers and 54 RBI.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL6/30/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis smashed two home runs Tuesday versus Texas.
Insight: Davis finished with four RBI in the game and is now batting .238 with 18 homers and 49 RBI this season.
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX6/30/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Colby Lewis picked up his eighth win of the season.
Insight: Lewis defeated the Orioles on Tuesday, going six innings and giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits and no walks. He struck out three and is now 8-3 with a 4.13 ERA.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEXHot6/30/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland blasted two more home runs on Tuesday night.
Insight: He now has four home runs over the last two games, and five over the past four contest. More finished with four RBI and is now batting .305 with 14 homers and 43 RBI overall.
Kyle Hendricks, SP, CHC6/30/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks did not allow a run during Tuesday's victory over the Mets.
Insight: Hendricks gave up just three hits and one walk, while striking out six over six innings of work. He is now 3-4 with a 4.15 ERA.
Jon Niese, SP, NYM6/30/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Mets starter Jonathon Niese pitched well, but picked up a loss Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Niese allowed one run on four hits and four walks over seven innings of work. He struck out five and is now 3-8 with a 3.90 ERA.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYM6/30/2015 8:59:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer left Tuesday's game with a sore left knee.
Insight: The injury does not appear to be serious, but stay tuned.
Tim Lincecum, SP, SFG6/30/2015 7:44:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Tim Lincecum will be placed on the disabled list on Thursday with a right forearm contusion.
Insight: This will be he first time in his career that Lincecum will go on the DL. Matt Cain will take his spot in the rotation.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL6/30/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Carpenter will get some rest against lefty Chris Sale. Mark Reynolds will slide over to third base, with Xavier Scruggs playing first.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL6/30/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is out of Tuesday's lineup.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Wong. Pete Kozma will get the start at second base.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT6/30/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Harrison is getting the night off after going just 2-for-14 in the recent three-game set against Atlanta. Jung-Ho Kang will make the start at third base.

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