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7/22/2017 Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B
Ben Zobrist went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI Saturday as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. Zobrist scored once. He ended the game with a .223 batting average.
7/22/2017 Ian Happ, ChC, 2B
Ian Happ went 0 for 1 Saturday as the Chicago Cubs topped the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
7/22/2017 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera will miss Saturday's game in Minnesota after sustaining a right clavicle contusion in Friday's game.

Analysis: Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that Cabrera is still sore. The big first baseman had a ground ball take a high hop and deflect off his right chest on Friday. He stayed in the game defensively but was pinch-hit for in his at-bat in the next half-inning. Ausmus said after Friday's game that he didn't consider the injury to be long-term and Cabrera was classified as day-to-day.
7/22/2017 Gregory Polanco, Pit, RF
Polanco has been placed on the DL with a left hamstring strain.

Analysis: Polanco was injured running out a fielder's choice Friday and immediately went to the dugout. After hitting .237 in the first three months of the season, Polanco has a .387/.406/.629 slash line in July.
7/22/2017 Gregory Polanco, Pit, RF
Polanco has been placed on the DL with a left hamstring strain.

Analysis: Polanco was injured running out a fielder's choice Friday and immediately went to the dugout. After hitting .237 in the first three months of the season, Polanco has a .387/.406/.629 slash line in July.
7/22/2017 Ryan Braun, Mil, LF
Braun is back in the Brewers lineup for Saturday's game at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Braun didn't start Milwaukee's last three games due to a sore wrist but did pinch hit on Thursday.
7/22/2017 Aaron Sanchez, Tor, P
Sanchez has been placed on the DL due to another blister issue.

Analysis: Sanchez exited Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox after four innings due to a recurrence of a blister on his middle finger. Blister issues have sent Sanchez to the DL three times already this season, and have limited him to just eight starts.
7/22/2017 Erick Aybar, SD, SS
Aybar has been placed on the DL with a foot injury.

Analysis: With a .227/.295/.346 slash line and 16 RBIs, Aybar has little fantasy value.
7/22/2017 Ben Gamel, Sea, RF
Ben Gamel went 2 for 4 with a double Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the New York Yankees 5-1. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.

Analysis: Gamel has hit safely in all eight games since the All-Star break, going 10 for 34, which has actually dropped his average four points.
7/22/2017 Robinson Canó, Sea, 2B
Robinson Cano went 1 for 3 with a double Friday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the New York Yankees 5-1. Cano scored once. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.

Analysis: Cano has hit safely in all eight games against his former team since the start of last season, batting .458 with a pair of doubles. However, the Mariners face Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday, and Cano is just 3 for 16 lifetime against the Japanese right-hander.
7/22/2017 Matt Holliday, NYY, LF
Matt Holliday went 1 for 4 Friday as the New York Yankees topped the Seattle Mariners 5-1. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.

Analysis: Holliday is just 4 for 36 with 14 strikeouts and one walk since the All-Star break. He'll get his first look at Seattle left-hander Ariel Miranda on Saturday, and Holliday is slugging just .393 versus southpaws this season compared to .490 against right-handers.
7/22/2017 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the New York Yankees 5-1. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.

Analysis: The Mariners face Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday, and Cruz is just 1 for 18 with seven strikeouts lifetime against the Japanese right-hander.
7/22/2017 Aaron Judge, NYY, RF
Aaron Judge went 1 for 2 with a home run and four RBIs Friday as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1. The homer was his 31st of the season. He ended the game with a .313 batting average. MLB Statcast could not get an accurate read on the distance, leaving the Mariners staff to estimate a 440-foot shot.

Analysis: Judge had gone 4-for-29 since the All-Star Game before his three-run shot. "It's baseball," Judge said. "You're going to have your 0-for-4s and 1-for-20s, then you'll be 10-for-11 and can't miss. It's just part of the process."
7/22/2017 Gary Sánchez, NYY, C
Gary Sanchez went 1 for 4 Friday as the New York Yankees topped the Seattle Mariners 5-1. Sanchez scored once. He ended the game with a .270 batting average.

Analysis: Sanchez gets his first look at Seattle left-hander Ariel Miranda on Saturday, and the Yankees catcher has a .200/.302/.382 slash line against southpaws compared to a .291/.366/.508 mark versus righties.
7/22/2017 Starlin Castro, NYY, 2B
Starlin Castro went 1 for 4 Friday as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1. He ended the game with a .307 batting average.
7/22/2017 Guillermo Heredia, Sea, LF
Guillermo Heredia went 0 for 2 Friday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the New York Yankees 5-1. He ended the game with a .266 batting average.
7/22/2017 Danny Valencia, Sea, 3B
Danny Valencia went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the New York Yankees 5-1. He ended the game with a .270 batting average.
7/22/2017 Brett Gardner, NYY, LF
Brett Gardner went 1 for 5 Friday as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1. Gardner scored once. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
7/22/2017 Mike Zunino, Sea, C
Mike Zunino went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the New York Yankees 5-1. He ended the game with a .228 batting average.
7/22/2017 Didi Gregorius, NYY, SS
Didi Gregorius went 3 for 4 Friday as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1. He ended the game with a .302 batting average.

Analysis: Gregorius is 9 for 14 in his last four games and has hit safely in his last seven contests at Safeco Field, batting .462, but doesn't have a favorable matchup Saturday. He'll get his first look at Seattle left-hander Ariel Miranda, and the Yankees shortstop has a .247/.286/.301 slash line against southpaws compared to a .321/.348/.538 mark versus righties.
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