Description: Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty had a two-run triple in the, 6-4, loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Flaherty was 1-for-3 with the two RBI. He then scored on Manny Machado's single two at-bats later. Flaherty is slashing .276/.364/.517 with two home runs and seven RBi in 58 at-bats this season.
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist hit a grand slam in the, 5-3, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Zobrist only had one hit, but it was the most important of the game as he went deep with the bases loaded in the seventh. The grand slam capped off a five-run frame, which is all Oakland needed. Zobrist is hitting .243 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 74 at-bats this season.
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was listed as probable for Friday's game against Washington, but was not in the lineup while continuing to deal with turf toe and is questionable for Saturday's game.
Insight: Phillips pinch hit Wednesday night, so we know he's very close to returning to the starting lineup. He's slashing .297/.335/.355 with two home runs and 18 RBI. Update: Phillips is in the starting lineup, though this game is likely to be dealing with a rain issue.
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was listed as probable for Friday's game against Washington, but was not in the lineup while continuing to deal with turf toe and is is questionable for Saturday's game.
Insight: Phillips pinch hit Wednesday night, so we know he's very close to returning to the starting lineup. He's slashing .297/.335/.355 with two home runs and 18 RBI.
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) will start a rehab assignment on Friday and should be ready to return to the Toronto lineup on Monday if all goes according to plan, says Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi.
Insight: Travis was batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs and had become a major factor for fantasy owners.
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit two home runs Wednesday and had another three hits on Thursday night to raise hit hitting streak to eight games.
Insight: Add in a favorable matchup versus Yovani Gallaro (4-for-9 with a home run) and Pedroia is a must start. He's obviously over the injuries of a season ago and hitting like the guy we remember. He's batting .298 with seven homers, 21 RBI and 19 runs scored.
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the, 5-3, victory over the Mariners on Thursday.
Insight: Kipnis had an RBI-single in the fourth and then drove in another run on a ground out in the sixth. Kipnis is on fire this month, slashing .447/.529/.748 with four home runs and 14 RBI. He is hitting .345 with five home rus and 24 RBI in 194 at-bats this season.
Description: Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie hit a home run to help Oakland come back and beat the New York Yankees, 5-4, on Thursday.
Insight: After falling behind, 3-0, Lawrie hit a two-run homer in the sixth to tie the game at three. He was 1-for-4 in the game. Lawrie is hitting .266 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 177 at-bats this season.
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 8-for-21 (.381) with four extra base hits against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson, but has just one hit in his last 21 at-bats and may not be able to take advantage of the favorable matchup.
Insight: Kinsler is not playing like the guy we drafted. He's gone 47 games without hitting a home run after averaging 20 homers over the past four seasons. While he has a solid .280 batting average and 21 RBI, we bought into the idea that he was a power-hitting second baseman and we aren't seeing it.
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 4-3, victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Insight: Wong hit a solo shot in the first. St. Louis walked off on an Diamondbacks error in the ninth to win, 4-3. Wong is hitting .316/.373/.483 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 174 at-bats this season.
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker wetn 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 5-1, victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Pittsburgh really got to Miami starter Jose Urena, who was making his first major league start. Walker hit his two-run homer in the second as Pittsburgh took a, 4-0, lead. Walker is hitting .259 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 162 at-bats this season.
Description: Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins had three RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Goins had a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Blue Jays a, 2-1, lead. They didn't trail again. He also walked in a run during the four-run seventh for Toronto. Goins is hitting .248 with one home run, 11 RBI and eight runs in 101 at-bats this season.
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 5-for-28 with seven strikeouts in his career versus the White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: That's good for a .179 batting average. Two of those five hits are a double and home run, and Dozier does have four RBI, but based on the batting average, it is best to find another second base option on Sunday.
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not starting on Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Clint Hurdle is really mixing it up with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound. Sean Rodriguez is at first base, Jose Tabata is in right, Jung Ho Kang is at third base, Jordy Mercer is at shortstop and Josh Harrison is at second base. Walker is hitting .253 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
Description: Rockies shortstop Daniel Descalso hit a two-run home run in the, 5-3, victory over the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Insight: Descalso was 1-for-3 with three RBI. His first RBI came on a ground out in the fourth and then the homer came in the sixth. Descalso is hitting .200 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 55 at-bats this season.
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: 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: 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.
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the lineup again on Tuesday.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day. Steve Tolleson, who has back-to-back multi-hit games, will play second and bat eighth.