Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon recorded his league-leading 27th save in the, 5-3, victory over the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: Pittsburgh continues to roll as they move 13 games over .500 for the first time this season, and Melancon has been right in the thick of the team's success. The Pirates closer still hasn't allowed an earned run since May 11. Melancon supports a 1.58 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 40 innings.
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.
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.
Description: Indians rookie Cody Anderson pitched a gem Monday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Anderson was perfect threw 6 2/3 innings, before giving up a homer to Grady Sizemore. He ended up allowing just two total hits, while striking out two over eight innings. Monitor his progress, as Anderson now owns a 0.57 ERA.
Description: Braves pitcher Williams Perez did not make it out of the fifth inning Friday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Perez did not allow a run through four innings, but faced some toruble in the fifth. He have up two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out two over 4 2/3 innings of work. Perez now has a 2.88 ERA.
Description: Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 14th save of the season, striking out two batters and not allowing a base runner in the, 3-2, victory over the Mets on Tuesday.
Insight: Rodriguez hasn't received many save chances this season with the Brewers so bad, but he hasn't blown a save chance yet. Rodriguez has a 1.04 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 31 strikeouts to go along with his 14 saves in 26 innings this season.
Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon recorded another save in the, 7-6, victory over the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Melancon struck out the side in order to shut the door on the Reds. He now leads all of baseball with 24 saves. Melancon hasn't allowed an earned run since May 11. He has a 1.82 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings this season.
Description: Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada left Monday's start versus the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Insight: Wada didn't allow a base runner in the first two frames, but he tossed up a home run and a single in the third before he left with an injury. Check back for updates on what specifically is ailing Wada.
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been placed on the paternity leave list.
Insight: Chapman is 3-3 with a 2.01 ERA, 1.309 WHIP and 56 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings this season. He's converted 15 of 16 save chances. J.J. Hoover or Burke Badenhop are likely to get the save chances until Chapman returns.