Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a pair of bombs in the, 8-3, victory over the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: His second home run gave Boston the lead for good. Napoli went 2-for-3 in the game with three RBI and two runs. He also walked. Perhaps this will get Napoli going. He is hitting just .193 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on four hits in six innings to beat the Cardinals, 3-2.
Insight: Volquez technically pitched a complete game as the game was called after five and a half innings due to rain, but he won't get credit for a complete game. Volquez also had one strikeout and three walks. He is 4-3 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings this season.
Description: Cardinals starter John Lackey took the loss in the rain-shortened defeat in Kansas City on Saturday.
Insight: The umpires called the game after five and a half due to rain. Kansas City won, 3-2. Lackey allowed three runs on six hits in five innings. He is 2-3 with a 3.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings this season.
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the, 3-2, rain-shortened victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Gordon hit his home run in the second inning. The umpires called the game after five and a half innings. Gordon was 1-for-1 with a walk in the shortened game. He is hitting .271 with five home runs and 23 RBI this season.
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the, 10-8, victory over the Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Insight: Crawford had an RBI-single in the fourth and then a two-run triple in the fifth. Crawford also scored in the fourth. He has been one of the biggest surprises this season as he is hitting .303/.385/.514 with six home runs, 31 RBI and 22 runs in 142 at-bats this season.
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had a two-run double in the, 10-8, victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Belt hit his double to deep left center to score Joe Panik and Angel Pagan. Belt also had a single as he went 2-for-5 in the game. Belt is hitting .320 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 128 at-bats this season.
Description: Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman had a great spot start against the Rays on Saturday.
Insight: Oakland recalled Graveman from Triple-A to make the start on Saturday. He pitched six shutout innings versus the Rays. He allowed three hits, struck out six and walked two. Graveman, however, is not fantasy relevant with a 2-2 record and 6.04 ERA in 22 1/3 innings this season.
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber had his third straight excellent start, pitching eight innings and allowing just one run on nine hits versus the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Kluber also had seven strikeouts and no walks. In his last three starts, Kluber has allowed just two runs in 25 innings. He also has 37 strikeouts and just one walk during that span. Kluber is 2-5 with a 3.49 ERA this season.
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce was 2-for-4 and scored Cincinnati's only run in the, 2-1, loss to the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Bruce scored on Zack Cozart's sacrifice fly in the second inning. Bruce is only hitting .216 this season, but he is 11-for-22 in his last six games. Bruce also has seven home runs and 19 RBI in 139 at-bats.
Description: Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up his league-leading 16th save in the, 4-3, victory over the White Sox on Saturday.
Insight: Perkins has yet to blow a save, but he came close on Saturday as two White Sox reached base on a walk and hit. Perkins recorded two strikeouts for the final two outs as Minnesota held on. Perkins has a 1.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings.
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale struck out 10 batters against the Twins but lost on Saturday, 4-3.
Insight: Sale gave up four runs, three earned on five hits in eight innings and didn't receive enough run support to win. Two of the runs Sale allowed were on solo home runs. He walked just one batter. Sale is 3-2 with a 4.21 ERA this season.
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter hit a solo home run in the, 4-3, victory over the White Sox on Saturday.
Insight: Hunter hit his bomb in the second inning. Eduardo Nunez also had a solo homer in the frame as Minnesota took a, 2-0, lead. Hunter is hitting .280 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 150 at-bats this season.
Description: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels had a great outing against the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Hamels allowed just one run on five hits in eight innings. He also struck out five and walked one. Hamels has won four straight decisions and is now 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings this season.
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg had another rough start, allowing six runs, five earned in 3 2/3 innings on Saturday versus the Phillies.
Insight: Strasburg allowed seven hits, struck out just three and walked one. Strasburg has now gone fewer than four innings in three of his last four starts. Strasburg is 3-5 with a 6.50 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings this season.
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in the, 8-1, rout against the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Howard hit an RBI-double in the third and a a solo home run in the fifth. After hitting just .194 in April, Howard is slashing .319/.364/.625 with six home runs and 13 RBI in May. His season totals are up to .268 average, 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats.
Description: Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Gose had an RBI-double in the third and then drove in another run on a fielder's choice in the fifth. Gose is hitting .331 with one home run, 10 RBI and 19 runs in 127 at-bats this season. Gose, however, is spliting time in center field, so he is only fantasy relevant in deeper leagues.
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison had a great game at the plate on his bobblehead day.
Insight: The first 20,000 fans at PNC Park on Saturday received a Harrison bobblehead, and the third baseman celebrated his day going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run in the, 8-2, victory over the Mets on Saturday. After nearly losing his job due to a posting a batting average below .180 through April, Harrison is hitting .261 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 153 at-bats.
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit another bomb, his eighth of the season, as Pittsburgh beat the New York Mets, 8-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. He also had an RBI-double. Alvarez hits his homers in bunches, and he has three in the last seven games, so he is a great daily option for the time being.
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Insight: Murphy had an RBI-ground out in the fourth to cut the Pirates lead to two, but Pittsburgh added four more runs in the bottom of the inning. Murphy is hitting .259 with three home runs and 23 RBI this season.
Description: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey had the worst outing of his career on Saturday against the Pirates.
Insight: Harvey left after just four innings, which makes it the shortest outing of his career. He also allowed seven runs, which is the most he has ever allowed in the major leagues. Harvey allowed six hits, struck out four and walked two. His ERA jumped nearly a whole earned run, but it is still pretty good at 2.91 in 58 2/3 innings. Harvey is 5-2.
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against the Astros with a bruised left knee.
Insight: Iglesias hit his knee against Chris Carter's knee in the third. Iglesias didn't leave right away, but Hernan Perez pinch ran for him when Iglesias singled in the fifth. Consider the shortstop day-to-day.
Description: Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, three runs and a walk in the, 15-4, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Choo started the scoring in the third inning with an RBI-single and ended it that inning as well with a three-run homer. Texas brought 14 hitters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the frame. Choo is hitting .238 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 147 at-bats this season.
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in the, 15-4, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Fielder drove in two runs on a single in the third, which opened the flood gates. Texas scored 10 runs in that frame. Fielder also hit a two-run bomb in the seventh. He has three bombs in the last two days. Fielder is hitting .351 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran extended his hitting streak to 13 games on Saturday, but the Rangers routed the Yankees, 15-4.
Insight: Beltran was 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the sixth, which was New York's first run. Texas scored 10 runs in the third inning, and Beltran had a costly error in the frame. Beltran is batting .320 with three home runs and nine RBI over the 13-game stretch.
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello hit a solo home run in the, 3-2, loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Colabello has a four-game hitting streak and has two straight games with a homer. He is hitting .379 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 66 at-bats this season. Colabello might be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Description: Mariners infielder Willie Bloomquist hit the game-winning two-run double in the third as Seattle defeated Toronto, 3-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Bloomquist only has 38 at-bats this season, but he came into the game 20-for-44 in his career versus Mark Buehrle, so Bloomquist was a great daily play. He rewarded those who rolled the dice on him as he had a two-run double in the third inning that proved to be the game-winner.
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright was looking at an early June return, but apparently suffered a setback, according to NY Newsday's Marc Carig.
Insight: Wright suffered a right hamstring strain and then hurt his back while rehabbing the hamstring. he apparently injured the back again which should push his rehab back at least another week. He's played just eight games this season, but was batting .333 at the time of the injury.
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: It's a shame to miss a game in Coors Field, but its a doubleheader and Posey should be back for the nightcap. he's still the best fantasy catcher in baseball, batting .311 with seven homers, 24 RBI and 21 runs scored. Just imagine how good he could be if he was on a team with a good offense?
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco felt pain while attempting to squat Friday and is not expected to do anything but pinch hit over the next few days.
Insight: Mesoraco has been unable to catch since April 12 and his hitting has been ugly, batting just .178 this season in 45 at-bats. He been one of fantasy's biggest disappointments this season after posting a .273 average with 25 HR and 80 RBI last season.
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a rest day. He's batting just .247 this season, which is well below expectations for the former batting champion. Darrell Cecilani will start in his place in left field who has all of three big league at-bats this season.
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Tampa Bay.
Insight: Vogt appears to be getting the afternoon off after catching Friday night. Vogt is batting .309 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 123 at-bats this season. Josh Phegley will be behind the plate for Oakland.
Description: Mariners infielder Willie Bloomquist could get a rare start on Saturday and if he does, he might be worth a flier.
Insight: Bloomquist is a career .455 hitter versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle (20-for-44) with nine extra-base hits and a 1.160 OPS. He's only seen 34 at-bats all season, so this would be a 'Hail Mary." Update: Bloomquist is in the starting lineup playing right field and batting second.
Description: Rays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery last April, pitched a couple of innings in an extended spring training game Saturday.
Insight: Moore is targeting a mid-June return. He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. If he returns as expected he could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season.
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler has scored at least one run in 12 of the last 14 games.
Insight: Fowler should continue the hot streak on Saturday against Rubby de la Rosa, who he is a career 3-for-6 against. He is batting .265 with five homers, 13 RBI, 10 SB and is second in the league with 31 runs scored.
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) against Angeles left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Pedroia has five homers, 16 RBI, 16 runs and is hitting .280 this season. he went 3-for-5 in the series opener on Friday night. It doesn't hurt that the wind will be blowing out to right at 13 mph this evening.
Description: Oakland recalled Kendall Graveman and he will make the start on Saturday for the A's.
Insight: Graveman has been ugly this season in four major league starts (1-2, 8.27 ERA 2.020 WHIP), but may have found his stride at Nashville. In four Triple-A starts he was 2-1 with a 1.849 ERA and 1.192 WHIP.
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Friday's contest.
Insight: He has been in a slump lately, and this is now the second time over the past four games Marisnick is sitting out. Colby Rasmus will start in center, with Preston Tucker getting the nod in left.
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (left hamstring strain) is feeling much better, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Puig still has no timetable for his return after the setback on his rehab assignment, but it might been sooner than fantasy owners were resigned to. Perhabs another rehab assignment next week.
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Travis had already missed five games in a row, so this wasn't a big surprise. He's been a very good fantasy asset this season, batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs. Steve Tolleson has been getting Travis' playing time.