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|4/21/2014||Yoenis Cespedes, LF (Oak)||Cespedes left Sunday's game with a heel injury.
Analysis: It isn't expected to be serious and he could be back in the lineup Monday.
|4/20/2014||Marcell Ozuna, RF (Mia)||Ozuna was 2 for 4 with his third homer of the season and drove in four runs in Saturday's win over the Mariners.
Analysis: Ozuna is slugging .537 through 17 games.
|4/20/2014||Henderson Alvarez, P (Mia)||Alvarez recorded his first victory of the season Saturday against the Mariners with his third career shutout.
Analysis: The shutout was quite the surprise for any owners lucky enough to have Alvarez in their lineup, as he entered the day with a 4.30 ERA through three outings this season.
|4/20/2014||Tim Hudson, P (SF)||Hudson was charged with his first loss of the season Saturday against San Diego despite a strong performance.
Analysis: Hudson limited the Padres to two runs and eight hits over seven innings but was backed with only one run of support. Hudson, who owns a 2.40 ERA in four starts, had been spoiled after receiving 13 runs of support over 23 innings in his previous three outings.
|4/20/2014||Eric Stults, P (SD)||Stults recorded his first win of the season Saturday against San Francisco.
Analysis: Stults limited the Giants to a run and three hits over six innings. Stults owns a 4.35 ERA in four outings.
|4/20/2014||Lyle Overbay, 1B (Mil)||Milwaukee reinstated Overbay from the paternity list prior to Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Overbay and wife Sarah welcomed their fifth son, Eddie Christian Overbay, on Thursday.
|4/20/2014||Logan Schafer, LF (Mil)||The Brewers placed Schafer on the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Schafer strained his right hamstring while stretching in the on-deck circle prior to a pinch hitting appearance Thursday against the Pirates. The move was made retroactive to April 18.
|4/20/2014||Jordan Lyles, P (Col)||Lyles threw seven strong innings, allowing five hits but no earned runs, earning the victory on Saturday afternoon versus Philadelphia.
Analysis: Opponents are hitting just .239 versus Lyles on the season.
|4/20/2014||George Springer, RF (Hou)||Springer is 5 for 18 with six strikeouts.
Analysis: Springer should continue to get ABs with Houston's lineup in tatters. The UConn product has hit safely in his first four big-league games.
|4/20/2014||Justin Upton, LF (Atl)||Upton hit the go-ahead 3-run homer in the 9th inning, leading Atlanta to a 7-5 victory over the New York Mets on Sautrday. Upton was 3 for 5 on the day, with two runs scored.
Analysis: Despite striking out twice in the game, Upton still raised his on-base percentage to .419 with the strong performance.
|4/20/2014||Jonathan Lucroy, C (Mil)||Lucroy was 3 for 5 with his first career three-double game on Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Lucroy's .344 batting average was tied with Yadier Molina for the major league lead among catchers entering Sunday's action. He also owns an OPS of .953 and has six RBIs over his last six games.
|4/20/2014||Ryan Braun, LF (Mil)||Braun was 3 for 5 with his second multihomer game of the season - this time connecting on two dingers - and scored four runs on Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Braun is slugging .776 with 13 RBIs over his last 12 games after going 1 for 16 in his first four contests.
|4/20/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit)||McCutchen hit his sixth double of the season Saturday against Milwaukee to extend his hitting streak to eight games.
Analysis: McCutchen is 11 for 32 during his hitting streak with five doubles and seven RBIs.
|4/20/2014||Matt Garza, P (Mil)||Garza didn't record a decision Saturday against Pittsburgh, yielding a season-high five earned runs along with eight hits in five innings.
Analysis: After an impressive season debut, Garza has been merely mediocre for Milwaukee and owns a 4.50 ERA through four outings.
|4/20/2014||Tony Cingrani, P (Cin)||Cingrani fell to 1-2 on Saturday, yielding three runs and four hits over five innings against the Cubs.
Analysis: Cingrani is 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA in three starts since limiting the Cardinals to two hits over seven shutout innings in his season debut.
|4/20/2014||Billy Hamilton, CF (Cin)||Hamilton was 3 for 5 on Saturday against the Cubs and recorded his sixth stolen base of the season.
Analysis: Hamilton is 6 for 13 over his last four games with four stolen bases.
|4/20/2014||Edwin Jackson, P (ChC)||Jackson recorded his first victory of the season Saturday against the Reds.
Analysis: Jackson limited Cincinnati to two runs despite allowing eight hits in 5 2-3 innings. He's been unremarkable thus far with a 5.40 ERA in four starts.
|4/20/2014||Lance Lynn, P (StL)||Lynn improved to 4-0 to start the season Saturday against Washington.
Analysis: Lynn limited the Nats to one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings of work. He is 4-0 with a 3.42 ERA.
|4/20/2014||Jordan Zimmermann, P (Was)||Zimmermann suffered his first loss of the season Saturday against St. Louis despite a solid performance.
Analysis: The right-hander yielded four runs - though just one was earned - and seven hits over seven innings of a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals.
|4/20/2014||Alex Rios, RF (Tex)||Rios was 3 for 4 against the White Sox for the second straight game Saturday.
Analysis: Rios is hitting .333 on the season and .423 during a six-game hitting streak.
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