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Scott Kazmir, SP, OAK5/6/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir allowed six runs Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: Kazmir got through six innings and allowed seven hits and two walks, while striking out four. He now has a 2.75 ERA this season.
Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN5/6/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Kyle Gibson did not allow a run over six innings Wednesday versus Oakland.
Insight: Gibson has pitched well this year, and now has a 2.97 ERA. He allowed just four hits and two walks, while striking out one.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX5/6/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre shad three hits Wednesday versus Houston.
Insight: He is till hitting just .239, but Wednesday's performance should help. Beltre also scored two runs. He could be a good buy low candidate.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM5/6/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria blasted two homers on Wednesday night.
Insight: He has just three homers and eight RBI so far this year, but his ,284 BA shows that Longoria is still reliable option. Expect the power numbers to improve.
Chris Sale, SP, CWS5/6/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale could not make it out of this six inning on Wednesday.
Insight: While Sale does have two victories this season, the ERA over 5.00 will not please owners.
Lance Lynn, SP, STL5/6/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Lance Lynn allowed five runs Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Lynn pitched six innings and gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out six. He now has a 3.82 ERA.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/6/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacked a homer Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: He had three hits in four at-bats and raised his average to .220. Howard now has five homers and 13 RBI this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/6/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman recorded three RBI Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with two doubles and the three RBI. Freeman is hitting .318 with 17 RBI overall this season.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/6/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt clubbed his seventh homer of the season.
Insight: He had two hits in five at-bats, and is now hitting .340 with 24 RBI overall.
Russell Martin, C, TOR5/6/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin had three hits, including a homer during Wednesday' win over the Yankees.
Insight: Martin scored two runs as well, and is now hitting .286 with seven home runs and 18 RBI so far this season.
Mike Leake, SP, CIN5/6/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake did not allow a run during Wednesday's victory against the Pirates.
Insight: Leake allowed six hits an no walks, while striking out two. He is now 2-1 with a 2.47 ERA.
Alex Colome, SP, TAM5/6/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Rays right-hander Alex Colome allowed two runs on four hits Wednesday versus Boston.
Insight: He went five innings and did walk a batter, and also struck out four. Colome has a 1.80 ERA this season.
Justin Masterson, SP, BOS5/6/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Justin Masterson did not make it out of the fifth inning Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: He allowed four runs on seven hits and six walks. Masterson struck out just one and now has a 5.18 ERA.
Mark Buehrle, SP, TOR5/6/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle threw just 77 pitches over five innings, but left in line for the victory.
Insight: He allowed only one run on six hits and one walk while striking out three. Buehrle now owns a 6.00 ERA this season.
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY5/6/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday versus Toronto.
Insight: Sabathia gave up nine hits and two walks while striking out four. He has an ugly 5.45 ERA this season.
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYM5/6/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom struck out nine Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He went seven innings and allowed one run on six hits and one walk. deGrom now has a 2.95 ERA.
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT5/6/2015 9:27:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole went just five innings Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: He allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out four. Cole now has a 2.27 ERA this season.
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, BAL5/6/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three runs Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Jimenez went four innings and allowed six hits and two walks while striking out one. He still has a solid 2.36 ERA this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN5/6/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected Wednesday for spiking his helmet.
Insight: He may even receive a suspension, as Votto made contact with home plate ump. Stay tuned.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM5/6/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Wil Myers had three hits and one RBI on Wednesday.
Insight: One of those hits was a triple, and Myers is now hitting .274 with 18 RBI overall.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/6/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock scored four runs on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Pollock went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three walks as well. He is now hitting .297 on the year.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/6/2015 6:27:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo slapped his third homer Wednesday versus Colorado.
Insight: He also had a double and two runs scored. The homer was a three-run shot during Arizona's 13-run onslaught. Aaron Hill also Homered, while Yasmany Tomas recorded three RBI.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/6/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game.
Insight: This is good news, as groins are tricky. Iglesias will bat ninth and play his usual position of shortstop.
Chris Heston, SP, SFG5/6/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Giants pitcher Chris Heston gave up five runs through five innings Wednesday versus San Diego.
Insight: Heston allowed 11 hits and three walks while striking out four. He still has a solid 3.38 ERA.
Tyler Matzek, SP, COL5/6/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Colorado pitcher Tyler Matzek lasted just two innings in a start Wednesday against Arizona.
Insight: Matzek allowed four runs on three hits and an ugly six walks, while striking out two. He now has a 4.09 ERA overall.
Josh Collmenter, SP, ARI5/6/2015 5:59:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter allowed five runs Wednesday versus Colorado.
Insight: He allowed the five runs on 10 hits, while striking out five over seven innings of work. Collmenter now has a 3.40 ERA this season.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY5/6/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is out Wednesday due to a stiff neck.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day for now. Chris Young will likely get the start in left.
Tyler Flowers, C, CWS5/6/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Tigers.
Insight: Flowers missed Sunday and Tuesday's games with the flu. He will bat eighth on Wednesday.
Alex Avila, C, DET5/6/2015 4:44:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the White Sox.
Insight: Backup catcher James McCann has played pretty well this season, so manager Brad Ausmus doesn't mind resting Avila a little bit more than usual. Avila is hitting .214/.362/.339 with two home runs and eight RBI in 56 at-bats this season.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL5/6/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is out for Wednesday's contest against the Cubs.
Insight: It is just routine day off for Wong. Pete Kozma is starting at second and batting eighth.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LOS5/6/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is getting the night off Wednesday against the Brewers.
Insight: A.J. Ellis will get the nod and catch for starter Joe Wieland.
George Springer, RF, HOU5/6/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer is not in Houston's starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Springer ran hard into the wall on Tuesday, banging his head and shoulder. Springer will have to undergo the concussion protocol before returning to the field.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/6/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Mark Reynolds is starting at first base with the left-handed Jon Lester starting for the Cubs. Reynolds is batting fourth.
Jon Jay, CF, STL5/6/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Cubs.
Insight: Jay is sitting due to the lefty Jon Lester starting for the Cubs. Peter Bourjos is starting in center field on Wednesday.
Leonys Martin, CF, TEX5/6/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin is out again on Wednesday versus the Astros.
Insight: Martin rolled his left wrist while trying to make a catch on Monday, and he didn't play on Tuesday. The good news is the X-rays came back negative. Consider him day-to-day. Delino DeShields Jr. will likely start in center field until Martin returns.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS5/6/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had his 10th double of the season as Washington beat Miami, 7-5, on Wednesday.
Insight: Desmond nearly had a three-hit day, but his first sharp grounder to third base was ruled an error. Desmond scored two runs and is now hitting .237 with 12 extra-base hits, seven RBI and 14 runs in 114 at-bats.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/6/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton made things interesting at Nationals Park on Wednesday afternoon, hitting a three-run homer in the eighth to bring the Marlins within two runs.
Insight: Unfortunately for Miami, that was the final run of the game as the Marlins lost, 7-5. Stanton was 1-for-5 with three RBI and a run. He is hitting .257 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 105 at-bats this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/6/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had an incredible game, hitting three home runs against the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Harper was 3-for-4 with five RBI and three runs. All three homers were impressive, but the third one was particularly deep into right field. Four of the RBI came on the three home runs and his last one was on a ground out in the seventh. He is hitting .265 with eight home runs and 20 RBI in 98 at-bats this season.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET5/6/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Justin Verlander has been cleared to resume his throwing program according to The Detroit News.
Insight: Verlander underwent his third MRI on Tuesday and the results were positive. The MRI showed enough healing for the club to give Verlander the go-ahead to begin throwing. The right-hander is still trying to overcome a spring training triceps strain and despite the good news, isn't expected to return until June.
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN5/6/2015 3:31:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is not in the starting lineup again on Wednesday.
Insight: Cozart is experiencing some soreness in his left wrist. He took a pitch in the wrist on Sunday and hasn't played since. Kristopher Negron will start again at shortstop.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT5/6/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Manager Clint Hurdle is clearly trying to shake up the lineup as the Pirates have scored just four runs in their last four games. Neil Walker is moving up to second, Starling Marte will bat clean up, and Josh Harrison will bat seventh. Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop and bat sixth.
Casey McGehee, 3B, SFG5/6/2015 1:48:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Casey McGehee is not in the starting lineup again on Wednesday.
Insight: McGehee is struggling, hitting .181/.234/.264, and has been battling a knee bruise this season. Perhaps the days off will help, but for now, he isn't fantasy relevant.
Buster Posey, C/1B, SFG5/6/2015 1:47:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the lineup against the Padres on Wednesday.
Insight: That's too bad because he is a .405 career hitter versus Padres starter Ian Kennedy. It's just a normal day of rest for Posey.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/6/2015 1:46:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Pagan injured his middle finger on his left hand while sliding into second base on Monday and missed Tuesday game. Pagan is hitting .350/.373/.447 this season.
Derek Norris, C, SDP5/6/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Giants.
Insight: Norris is just getting the day off. Austin Hedges is making his first major league start behind the plate.
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEACold5/6/2015 1:41:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley has experienced very little success against Angels lefty C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Ackley is 5-for-29 against Wilson in his career. Two of those five hits are doubles, but his average versus Wilson is just .172. Sit Ackley on Wednesday.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC5/6/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is a lifetime .333 hitter with three doubles and triple and four RBI versus Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: Castro also has seven strikeouts against Lynn. Castro is hitting .298 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 104 at-bats this season.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/6/2015 1:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward is off to a slow start this season, but fantasy owners should start him on Wednesday.
Insight: That's because he had good career numbers versus Cubs starter Jon Lester. Heyward is 7-for-12 with four doubles and a home run when facing Lester. On Opening Day this season, Heyward was 3-for-3 with two doubles against Lester. Start Heyward on Wednesday.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN5/6/2015 1:12:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is hitting .368 with two doubles and three RBI in his career versus Athletics lefty Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Plouffe is 7-for-19 with two walks and three strikeouts against Kazmir. Plouffe is hitting .268 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 97 at-bats this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/6/2015 1:10:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is 7-for-19 with a triple and home run in his career against Royals starter Danny Duffy.
Insight: That's good for a .368 batting average. Santana's OPS versus Duffy is an even 1.000. Start him.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN5/6/2015 12:28:00 PM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon has just two hits in 17 career at-bats against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Gordon has been hitting a little bit better over the last two games, but it would probably be best to sit him on Wednesday. He is hitting .284 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET5/6/2015 12:27:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez has struggled in the early part of the 2015 season, but he could get it going on Wednesday, facing White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Of course, Sale is a tough pitcher, but Martinez is 15-for-23 with three home runs and three doubles in his career versus the south paw. He also has six RBI and a 1.358 OPS against Sale. Despite the slow start and knee problems, start Martinez on Wednesday.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, STL5/6/2015 12:25:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski is off to a surprisingly fast start in the 2015 season, but it might be better to sit him on Wednesday.
Insight: Pierzynski is .344/.377/.541 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 61 at-bats this season, but he is just a .176 hitter in 17 career at-bats against Phillies starter Jerome Williams. Start Pierzynski with caution on Wednesday.
Kelly Johnson, 3B, BOS5/6/2015 12:22:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Kelly Johson is a lifetime .391 hitter versus Phillies right-hander Jerome Williams.
Insight: Johnson is 9-for-23 agaisnt Williams although only one of those hits went for extra bases. Johnson, however, does have three home runs in the last five games. He went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer versus the Phillies on Tuesday. Start him.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/6/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .407 hitter with three doubles and a home run versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: McCann is 11-for-27 with an OPS of 1.078 versus Buehrle. McCann is hitting .250/.311/.413 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 80 at-bats this season.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/6/2015 12:17:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is just 2-for-11 in his career against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: That's good for a .182 average. Granderson is struggling once again with his average this season, hitting .236 and only had one home run and six RBI. If owners have a better option, sit Granderson on Wednesday.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/6/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has three home runs and eight RBI in 15 career at-bats against Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Trumbo is a great start if the Rockies and Diamondbacks actually ever play a game. Trumbo is 5-for-15 with the three bombs in his career against Lyles. Start him.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/6/2015 12:12:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is a career .300 hitter versus Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Tulowitzki is 6-for-20 with a home run and four RBI against Collmenter. Not that owners needed this reassurance to start one of the best shortstops in the league, but start Tulowitzki on Wednesday.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/6/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hasn't had much success versus Marlins starter Tom Koehler.
Insight: Harper is 2-for-15 with two RBI and three strikeouts versus Koehler in his career. Harper is hitting .245 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 94 at-bats this season.
Jayson Werth, RF, WASCold5/6/2015 12:08:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is not in the starting lineup for a second straight day and expects to return on Friday according to CSN Washington.
Insight: Werth is battling what manager Matt Williams is calling a "cranky" shoulder. Werth is available to pinch hit on Wednesday and should start again on Friday.
Jordan Walden, RP, STL5/6/2015 11:55:00 AM
Description: Cardinals relief pitcher Jordan Walden will miss the 6-10 weeks with a right shoulder strain.
Insight: He does need surgery which allows him to return this season. However, Walden will not return until July or August.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS5/6/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: It appears that the Red Sox are prepared to wait as long as a week to see if left fielder Hanley Ramirez improves before placing him on the 15-day disabled list according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Ramirez ran into the side wall at Fenway Park on Monday and strained his shoulder, but he has been feeling better since the incident. If Ramirez is still not ready to play after six or seven days, the Red Sox can retroactively place him on the DL to open up a roster spot. Stay tuned.
Greg Holland, RP, KAN5/6/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Royals closer Greg Holland has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Holland returns from for his first game since April 18. This moves Wade Davis back into the closer role.
Brandon Crawford, SS, SFG5/6/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was 3-for-3 with an RBI-single in the, 6-0, victory over the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: Crawford also scored two runs. He is hitting .262/.374/.512 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 84 at-bats this season.
Andrew Cashner, SP, SDP5/6/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner continues to frustrate fantasy owners as he lost again on Tuesday.
Insight: Cashner doesn't have excellent numbers with a 3.16 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, but he has certainly been better than his 1-5 record indicates. The Padres have yielded 10 unearned runs in Cashner's six starts. To make matters worse, the offense has given Cashner two runs in his last three starts. Hopefully the bad luck for Cashner ends soon. Cashner didn't get any run support as the score was, 3-1, when he left. In seven innings, Cashner allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. He also had a season-high 10 strikeouts and just one walk. Cashner is 1-4 this season but supports a 2.61 ERA.
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SFG5/6/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven shutout innings as the Giants beat the Padres, 6-0, on Tuesday.
Insight: Vogelsong yielded three hits, struck out four and walked two. This was clearly his best start of the season and despite the seven shutout innings, he is 1-2 with a 6.84 ERA in 26 1/3 innings this season.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/6/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had a two-run bomb in the, 5-4, victory over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Insight: Pujols was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs in the game. He hit the homer in the first inning. Pujols now has five home runs with 12 RBI and is hitting .239 this season.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/6/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano was 3-for-5 with a run scored in the loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Insight: Cano scored in the first run of the Mariners' three-run eighth as Seattle took the lead. Los Angeles, however, tied the game in the bottom of the eighth and then won it in the ninth. Cano is hitting .261 with one home run and seven RBI in 111 at-bats this season.
Carlos Perez, C, ANA5/6/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Angels catcher Carlos Perez hit a walk-off home run in his major league debut as the Angels beat the Mariners, 5-4, on Tuesday.
Insight: Perez is the first player to hit a walk-off home run in his major league debut since Miguel Cabrera did it in 2003. Perez was having a fanstastic season down at Triple-A, hitting .361/.418/.556. With the Angels hurting at the catcher position, Perez now has his shot. He was 2-for-4 in the game.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STLHot5/6/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in the, 7-4, victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Carpenter hit his bomb in the fifth and then also had a sacrifice fly in the sixth. His four RBI helped erase a, 4-1, deficit as the Cardinals were comeback kids again. Carpenter is hitting .346 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 104 at-bats this season.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHCHot5/6/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Anthony Rizzo was 3-for-4 with two runs in the loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Insight: One of two Rizzo's hits were doubles. He scored in the third and in the fifth as Chicago took another lead in St. Louis, but the Cardinals again came back to win, 7-4. Rizzo is hitting .333/.473/.552 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 87 at-bats this season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STLHot5/6/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday had three hits in the, 7-4, victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Holliday was 3-for-5, but he didn't drive in a run or score in the game. He is hitting .345 with 14 RBI and 14 runs, but Holliday hasn't produced much power yet. His on-base percentage, .468, is actually higher than his slugging percentage, .437.
Justin Turner, SS, LOS5/6/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Dodgers infielder Justin Turner went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, four RBI and a run scored in the, 8-2, victory over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Insight: Turner hit a 3-run homer in the sixth to give the Dodgers for good. He also had an RBI-single in the ninth. Turner is hitting .333 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats this season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/6/2015 9:09:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the, 8-2, defeat against the Dodgers.
Insight: The Brewers only had three hits in the game with two of them coming from Ramirez. He drove in Ryan Braun on a double in the ninth.
Zack Greinke, SP, LOS5/6/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Dodgers starter Zack Greinke pitched 7 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run in the, 8-2, victory over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Insight: Greinke allowed just one unearned run. He yielded just two hits, struck out seven and walked two. He is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA this season.
Tyler Clippard, RP, OAK5/5/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Oakland reliever Tyler Clippard went 1 2/3 innings for a save Tuesday versus Minnesota.
Insight: It was his third save and he posted two strikeouts. Clipppard will likely return to a set-up role once Sean Doolittle returns from injury.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN5/5/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter had two hits in the, 2-1, loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota only had five hits, all of which were singles, so not much fantasy value there. Hunter didn't have the RBI or score the one run. He is hitting .263 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 95 at-bats this season.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS5/5/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Tuesday's game after just three innings and 64 pitches against the Marlins. UPDATE: Strasburg left with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: There is no confirmed report that Strasburg suffered an injury, but many are speculating that is the case. Check back for updates.
Billy Butler, DH, OAK5/5/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with one RBI on Tuesday night.
Insight: The RBI was big was Oakland defeated Minnesota 2-1. Butler is now hitting .267 with 13 RBI overall this season.
Jesse Chavez, SP, OAK5/5/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez picked up a win Tuesday against the Twins.
Insight: Chavez went 7 1/3 innings and gave up just one run on four hits and one walk. He struck out seven and is now 1-2 with a 1.80 ERA.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSHot5/5/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was 1-for-3 with an RBI-single in the, 5-2, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Abreu had his RBI-single in the first. He also scored in the third. He is hitting .270 with five home runs and 16 RBI this season.
Jeff Samardzija, SP, CWS5/5/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one in the, 5-2, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Samardzija allowed seven runs in his last start, so it is nice to see him bounce back. He is 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 39 innings.
Scott Feldman, SP, HOU5/5/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Astros pitcher Scott Feldman allowed six runs over just three innings of work during Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
Insight: Feldman allowed nine hits and one walk while striking out two. He now has a 5.50 ERA this season.
Kyle Blanks, OF/1B, TEX5/5/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers OF/1B Kyle Blanks went 3-for-4 with a home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: Blanks is worth monitoring, as he is now hitting .391 with three homes and five RBI in limited opportunities.
Shane Greene, RP, DET5/5/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Shane Greene had another rough start, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings versus the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: As soon as many called Shane Greene fantasy relevant, he allowed 20 runs over his next three starts. He has coughed up those 20 runs in his last 11 innings of work. In his previous 23 innings, he had yielded just one earned run. Greene is 3-2 with a 5.56 ERA and 1.35 WHIP this season.
Wandy Rodriguez, SP, TEX5/5/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers lefty Wandy Rodriguez pitched very well Tuesday against the Astros.
Insight: He went eight innings and allowed just one run on three hits and one walks while striking out eight. Rodriguez now has a 3.12 ERA this season.
Steve Cishek, RP, MIA5/5/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins closer Steve Cishek picked up his third save of the season.
Insight: Cishek has struggled this season, with a 7.71 ERA, but hopefully this game will get him on the right track.
Mat Latos, SP, MIA5/5/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed on run during Tuesday's win over Washington.
Insight: Latos went 6 1/3 innings and allowed two hits and five walks while striking out six. It was his first win with Miami, and is now 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA this season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN5/5/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with four RBI Tuesday versus Cleveland.
Insight: He had a double and two-run homer, and is now hitting .320 with four home runs and 19 RBI this season.
Jason Vargas, SP, KAN5/5/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Jason Vargas picked up a win Tuesday against the Indians.
Insight: He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks, while striking out five over six innings of work. Vargas is now 3-1 with a 5.26 ERA.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE5/5/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley hit his second homer of the season Tuesday versus Kansas City.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats, andit was a two-run shot. Brantley is now hitting .351 with 14 RBI overall.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/5/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs in the, 6-3, victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Ellsbury singled in a run in the second and then scored on Mark Teixeira's home run. He is hitting .358 with one home run and four RBI this season.
Russell Martin, C, TOR5/5/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-3, loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Insight: Martin hit the solo bomb to start the Blue Jays rally in the ninth, but the rally fell three runs short. Martin is hitting .263 with six home runs and 17 RBI this season.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY5/5/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda threw eight shutout innings in the, 6-1, victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Pineda allowed just five runs in the eight innings, struck out six and walked one. He is 3-0 this season with a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 38 strikeouts and just three walks in 39 1/3 innings.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT5/5/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a line drive solo home run to right field for the Pirates only run in the, 7-1, loss to the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Marte was 1-for-2 with the solo bomb that was just a bullet to right, but Pittsburgh can't get any offense going. They have scored one run in each of their last four games, all losses. The Pirates have picked a bad time for the offense to stop hitting as they have dropped six of the last seven to division rivals. Marte is hitting .264 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in 91 at-bats this season.
Michael Lorenzen, SP, CIN5/5/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen picked up his first career victory.
Insight: He defeated the Pirates by allowing just one run on three hits and three walks over six innings of work. Lorenzen struck out four and now has a 3.27 ERA this season.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN5/5/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd posted four RBI Tuesday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double. Byrd is hitting just .193 with four homers and 13 RBi so far this season.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOS5/5/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts had two homers on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in four at-bats, as both singers were solo shots. Betts is hitting .234 with four homers and 17 RBI overall.
Rick Porcello, SP, BOS5/5/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello did not allow a run during Tueday's victory over the Rays.
Insight: He went seven innings, allowing eight hits and no walks while striking out six. Porcello is now 3-2 with a 4.38 ERA.
Drew Smyly, SP, TAM5/5/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly allowed just one run, but took the loss Tuesday versus Boston.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed the run on two hits and two walks. Smyly struck out six and now has a 2.70 ERA this season.

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