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Date Player
9/27/2016 Devon Travis, Tor, 2B
Travis is out of Tuesday's lineup due to a shoulder injury.

Analysis: The second baseman had left Monday's contest against the Yankees. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
9/27/2016 Elvis Andrus, Tex, SS
Andrus stayed hot Monday with three hits - including a double - in a 8-3 loss to the Brewers.

Analysis: Andrus has gone 5 for 8 with three extra-base hits and four RBIs over his last two games.
9/27/2016 Carlos Gómez, Tex, CF
Gomez went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Analysis: After struggling for much of the season, Gomez is batting .378 over his last nine games with Texas.
9/27/2016 Cole Hamels, Tex, P
Manager Jeff Banister moved Hamels' final regular-season start up from Friday against Tampa Bay to Wednesday's series finale vs. Milwaukee.

Analysis: He said the change was made to allow Colby Lewis and Perez to start the last two games against the Rays.
9/27/2016 Jeremy Jeffress, Tex, P
Jeffress, acquired by Texas from Milwaukee along with Jonathan Lucroy on Aug. 1, made his first appearance since being reinstated Friday from the restricted list on Monday.

Analysis: He was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Dallas on Aug. 26 and was sent to an inpatient rehab clinic. Jeffress retired all four batters he faced.
9/27/2016 Matt Garza, Mil, P
Jonathan Villar homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs and Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

Analysis: Garza (6-8) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He spent the second half of the 2013 season with Texas as a rental acquisition from the Chicago Cubs, going 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA. It was Garza's first appearance against Texas since 2010.
9/27/2016 Martín Pérez, Tex, P
Perez (10-11) was looking to set a career high for wins in a season in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers. He gave up a season-high eight earned runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Analysis: His home record this season fell to 8-3.
9/27/2016 Jonathan Villar, Mil, SS
Villar homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

Analysis: Villar had been scuffling with two hits in 29 at-bats and 13 strikeouts over his previous nine contests.
9/27/2016 Jaime García, StL, P
Garcia (10-13) lasted just one inning in his shortest outing of his career and possibly last as a Cardinal in Monday's 15-2 loss to the Reds.

Analysis: Garcia drew boos from the 34,942 fans after Brandon Phillips easily swiped third base after it appeared Garcia didn't bother to look him back.
9/27/2016 Tim Adleman, Cin, P
Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long seven innings in Monday's 15-2 win.

Analysis: It was his first win since Aug. 19.
9/27/2016 Adam Conley, Mia, P
Conley pitched three scoreless innings in the Marlins' 7-3 win over the Mets on Monday. He replaced the late Jose Fernandez, who had been scheduled to make his final start of the year.

Analysis: Conley returned from finger tendinitis that had sidelined him since Aug. 13, and was followed by eight relievers.
9/27/2016 Brandon Phillips, Cin, 2B
Phillips came up big with four hits - including his 34th double - in the Reds' 15-2 win over St. Louis on Monday.

Analysis: Phillips is finishing strong with a .393 average over his last 14 games.
9/27/2016 Bartolo Colón, NYM, P
Colon allowed a season-high seven runs in 2 1/3 innings in a 7-3 loss to the Marlins on Monday.

Analysis: Colon gave up six earned runs over 32 2/3 inning in his previous five starts.
9/27/2016 Aledmys Diaz, StL, SS
Diaz has left the Cardinals to join Miami late ace Jose Fernandez' family in a private ceremony.

Analysis: Diaz and Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning, were boyhood friends.
9/27/2016 Justin Bour, Mia, 1B
Bour finished a homer short of the cycle for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of the past two days by beating the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident.

Analysis: Bour had been just 7 for 48 (.146) without an extra-base hit in his first 16 games since coming off the 60-day DL.
9/27/2016 Matt Carpenter, StL, 3B
Carpenter (right ring finger) was out of the lineup Monday.

Analysis: It is uncertain if he'll play on Tuesday.
9/27/2016 Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B
Gordon homered leading off the first inning and went 4 for 5 for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of the past two days by beating the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident.

Analysis: It was the first homer of the season for Gordon, who sobbed on his way back to the dugout on an overwhelmingly emotional night.
9/27/2016 Steve Selsky, Cin, LF
Selsky went 5-for-5 including a homer, four RBI and scored three runs in Monday's rout of the Cardinals.

Analysis: He's the first Reds rookie to have five hits in a game since Wade Rowdon against the Mets on July 9, 1986.
9/27/2016 Sean Manaea, Oak, P
Manaea pitched seven sharp innings of four-hit ball for the A's, extending his strong finish to the season in a 2-1 loss to the Angels on Monday.

Analysis: The rookie left-hander has allowed one run in 18 innings over his last three starts after a two-week absence with a back strain. ''He's everything that we want him to be,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said of Manaea. ''Aside from a few outings early on ... he's been borderline dominant, and against good lineups. He's been good all year long.''
9/27/2016 Mike Trout, LAA, CF
Trout homered leading off the fourth, driving in his 98th run, and reached base four times in the Angels' 2-1 win over the A's on Monday.

Analysis: The AL MVP candidate hasn't let up despite the Angels' woes: He drew his major league-best 111th walk in the sixth inning to set a career high, and he added his 112th walk in the eighth, pulling one behind Tony Phillips for the Angels franchise record.
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