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|8/28/2016||José Reyes, NYM, SS|
|Reyes had three hits and scored twice as the resurgent Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Reyes is hitting .392 with a .995 OPS at the top of the order over his last 12 games.
|8/28/2016||Asdrubal Cabrera, NYM, SS|
|Cabrera homered for the third time in two games as the resurgent Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Cabrera is 11 for 21 with seven extra-base hits over his last five games.
|8/28/2016||Michael Fulmer, Det, P|
|Fulmer allowed three runs - all in the third - and left after the fifth in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Fulmer makes his next start Friday at Kansas City. In two starts against the Royals, the rookie Fulmer has a 1.98 ERA over 13 2/3 innings.
|8/28/2016||Kelly Johnson, NYM, 2B|
|Johnson had a pinch-hit grand slam as the resurgent Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Johnson only has seven hits in 36 at-bats as a pinch hitter (.194), but four of them have left the park and two others were doubles.
|8/28/2016||Noah Syndergaard, NYM, P|
|Syndergaard pitched two-hit ball over seven innings as the resurgent Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Syndergaard also chipped in with a long double and is 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA in his last three starts. The big right-hander improved to 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA in four career outings against the Phillies. ''Right now I'm just better able to locate my sinker to both sides of the plate,'' Syndergaard said. ''And my slider's been a lot more consistent.''
|8/28/2016||Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B|
|Cabrera singled, walked and scored in Saturday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Cabrera is 1 for 9 with three walks in his last three games but is 2 for 3 with a homer in his career against Tyler Skaggs, the Angels' scheduled starter for Sunday.
|8/28/2016||J.D. Martínez, Det, RF|
|Martinez singled before being ejected in Saturday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Martinez has hit safely in 16 of 17 games, batting .414 with five homers, five doubles and 12 RBIs. In his last 15 contests in Detroit, Martinez is batting .500 with four homers, seven doubles and eight RBIs.
|8/28/2016||Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B|
|Kinsler hit his 23rd homer - his first since Aug. 14 - in Saturday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Kinsler has been mired in a troubling slump, batting .073 in his last 11 games causing his average to drop 22 points to .273. Detroit faces Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs on Sunday and Kinsler is just 1 for his last 11 against southpaws. Prior to that he was hitting .326 versus lefties.
|8/28/2016||Mike Trout, LAA, CF|
|Trout walked twice and was hit by a pitch in Saturday's win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Since Aug. 13, Trout's 14 walks are tied with Paul Goldschmidt for the most in the majors. He has a .518 OBP in that stretch while batting .316 and slugging .500. He is 3 for 11 with a pair of homers in his career against Anibal Sanchez, Detroit's starting pitcher for Sunday.
|8/28/2016||José Quintana, CWS, P|
|Quintana continued a very quiet but very good season Saturday with a 9-3 win over Seattle. He allowed one earned run and five hits over 7 2/3 innings with one walks and eight strikeouts.
Analysis: Quintana ranks among the league leaders in quality starts (20), ERA (2.77) and innings pitched (172 1/3) but is never mentioned among the game's best pitchers. He's 4-1 with a 1.81 ERA in his past eight starts.
|8/28/2016||Kyle Seager, Sea, 3B|
|MSeager went 1 for 4 in his return Saturday after missing three games with a bruised right foot.
Analysis: Seager is two homers away from matching the career-high 26 he hit last season and 13 RBIs shy of tying the 96 he had in 2014.
|8/27/2016||Avisail García, CWS, RF|
|Garcia tied a season high with three hits, including a homer, and had two RBIs in a 9-3 win over Seattle on Saturday.
Analysis: Garcia is 11 for 30 with two homers, four doubles and seven RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak. He's pushed his average up to .251, its highest since mid-June.
|8/27/2016||José Abreu, CWS, 1B|
|Abreu pushed his hit streak to 10 games and his on-base streak to 23 with his 18th homer in Saturday's 9-3 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Abreu is 13 for 37 (.351) with four homers and seven RBIs during his 10-game streak.
|8/27/2016||Hernán Pérez, Mil, 3B|
|Perez continues to make an impact offensively for the Brewers. He belted two home runs and knocked in four runs in Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Pirates.
Analysis: Perez is batting .304 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs over his last 39 games. The Brewers will keep finding ways to get his bat in the lineup.
|8/27/2016||Danny Duffy, KC, P|
|Duffy suffered his first loss June 6 and had a 10-game win streak halted Saturday at Boston. He was tagged for seven runs and nine hits, including three homers, over five innings in the 8-3 defeat.
Analysis: Duffy went 10-0 with a 2.35 ERA in 14 previous starts, pitching at least six innings in 11 straight outings.
|8/27/2016||Josh Harrison, Pit, 2B|
|Harrison went 3 for 5 with two RBIs in Saturday's 9-6 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Harrison has gotten back on track after going 2 for 20 over his previous five games.
|8/27/2016||Grégory Polanco, Pit, RF|
|Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from four runs down to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Saturday night. Polanco doubled off reliever Blaine Boyer (1-3) with one-out in the sixth, giving the Pirates a 9-6 lead that stood.
Analysis: Polanco has driven in eight runs to go along with six extra-base hits over his last six games.
|8/27/2016||Hanley Ramírez, Bos, 1B|
|Ramirez hit his 17th homer of the season in Boston's 8-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Analysis: Ramirez has hit 11 of his 17 homers at home and is 10 for 23 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his last six games at Fenway Park.
|8/27/2016||Brad Ziegler, Bos, P|
|Ziegler continues to be a quality addition to Boston's bullpen, working another scoreless inning Saturday in an 8-3 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Ziegler is unscored upon in his last eight appearances, allowing six hits over 7 2/3 innings with four walks and 10 strikeouts. He is 1-3 with three saves and a 1.89 ERA in 20 games since joining the Red Sox.
|8/27/2016||Clayton Richard, SD, P|
|Richard put together a stunning performance on Saturday, allowing eight hits over seven innings in a 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Richard has pitched well for the Padres, posting a 1.00 ERA in three starts since coming over from the Cubs.
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