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Date Player
5/26/2016 Evan Gattis, Hou, C
Gattis went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

Analysis: The designated hitter and now-backup catcher has been producing since being recalled from the minors on May 17. In eight games since the promotion, Gattis is hitting .355 with four homers.
5/26/2016 Bobby Wilson, Tex, C
Wilson collected a career-high four hits and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

Analysis: The journeyman catcher is hitting .348 in 13 games since joining the Rangers, though his track record indicates this hot streak isn't likely to last.
5/26/2016 Nomar Mazara, Tex, RF
Mazara stayed locked in with two hits - including a mammoth home run - and three RBIs in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

Analysis: The impressive rookie's blast went an estimated 491 feet and was his fourth in seven games. He's knocked in nine runs over that stretch and is up to a .320 average for the season.
5/26/2016 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Cruz stayed hot with three hits, including a two-run homer, in Wednesday's rout of Oakland.

Analysis: Cruz is hitting .367 with five homers and 15 RBIs over a strong 14-game stretch for the AL West-leading Mariners.
5/26/2016 Corey Kluber, Cle, P
Kluber turned in another sharp effort in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: The 2014 Cy Young winner yielded one earned run and struck out nine over 7 1/3 innings to win his second straight start. Kluber had held Boston to two runs in seven frames on Friday.
5/26/2016 Adam Lind, Sea, 1B
Lind had his breakout game Wednesday, finishing 4 for 4 with two homers and six RBIs in a rout of Oakland.

Analysis: Lind's first season in Seattle had gotten off to a dismal start, as he entered the game with just three homers and 12 RBIs in 35 games. Wednesday's effort raised his average from .212 to .246.
5/26/2016 Carlos González, Col, RF
Gonzalez had three hits and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss at Boston.

Analysis: The slugger has bounced back by going 6 for 12 over his last three games that followed a 2-for-32 slump.
5/26/2016 Steven Wright, Bos, P
Wright got back in the win column with seven solid innings Wednesday against Colorado.

Analysis: The knuckleballer allowed two earned runs and struck out seven to keep his season ERA at a very respectable 2.52. Wright had allowed eight runs in 12 1/3 innings over his previous two starts, one a loss and one a no-decision.
5/26/2016 Xander Bogaerts, Bos, SS
Bogaerts had a solo home run in Wednesday's win over Colorado to extend his hitting streak to 18 games.

Analysis: While teammate Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game streak is rightfully drawing all the attention, Bogaerts is on quite a run of his own. He's hitting .405 with four homers, 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored over the tear.
5/26/2016 Mike Moustakas, KC, 3B
Moustakas will likely miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Analysis: Moustakas suffered the injury when he collided with left fielder Alex Gordon while attempting to catch a fly ball Sunday against the White Sox. Gordon sustained a fractured wrist from the incident and was subsequently placed on the DL. Moustakas, who hit .284 with 22 homers and 82 RBIs and made the AL All-Star team last season, had just returned from a broken left thumb that sidelined him for more than two weeks.
5/26/2016 Bryan Morris, Mia, P
Miami has put Morris on the 15-day DL.

Analysis: Morris is out with a herniated lumbar disc.
5/26/2016 Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B
Bryant had two hits with a dinger and three RBIs Wednesday.

Analysis: One area of concern is that Bryant's average launch angle through Wednesday was at 17.16, according to MLB's Statcast computer system. That was well above the major league average of 11.36 but down from last season, when he had one of the highest in baseball at 19.2.
5/26/2016 Logan Morrison, TB, 1B
Morrison was 3 for 4 with a jack Wednesday.

Analysis: Morrison is 7 for 9 against the Marlins, who he once played for. Now he's on the other side of baseball's biggest rivalry in Florida.
5/26/2016 Matt Carpenter, StL, 3B
Carpenter has been placed on paternity leave.

Analysis: Carpenter could return by Memorial Day.
5/26/2016 Odubel Herrera, Phi, CF
Herrera hit a three-run jack Wednesday.

Analysis: Herrera has five dingers after he had eight last year. The kid has some pop, and we don't mean soda by that.
5/26/2016 Scott Kazmir, LAD, P
Kazmir was awesome Wednesday.

Analysis: Kazmir allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out 12 for the third time in his career and first since Sept. 6, 2012, against the Mets, and walked two.
5/26/2016 Dan Straily, Cin, P
Straily took a perfect game into the fourth inning before he slightly crumbled Wednesday.

Analysis: Straily gave up three runs and three hits, struck out a career high-tying 11 and walked one. "I had full command of my fastball and I was going after guys," Straily said.
5/26/2016 Grégory Polanco, Pit, RF
Polanco went 3 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Polanco is 6 for 9 in the series.
5/26/2016 Steven Matz, NYM, P
Matz pitched through the eighth inning for the first time in his big league career and moved to 7-1 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Matz allowed four hits and a walk while striking out seven. After allowing seven runs in the first start this season, the hard-throwing left-hander has allowed only six since while compiling a 1.13 ERA during his winning streak.
5/26/2016 Matt Adams, StL, 1B
Adams was 3 for 5 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Adams wet 6 for 9 in the series against baseball's best team.
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