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Date Player
4/29/2016 Todd Frazier, CWS, 3B
Frazier produced a two-run homer in Thursday's loss in Baltimore.

Analysis: Frazier is on a six-game hitting streak and is batting .351 with four homers and nine RBIs over his last 10 contests.
4/29/2016 Chris Davis, Bal, 1B
Davis went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: After going 1 for 16 over the final four games of a road trip, Davis got back on track with a return to his cozy home park.
4/29/2016 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Machado delivered his second career grand slam and added an RBI double in Thursday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.

Analysis: A return to Camden Yards got Machado back mashing again. He went 0 for 15 over the final four games of Baltimore's just-completed road trip.
4/29/2016 Mark Trumbo, Bal, RF
Trumbo contributed a solo home run to Thursday's rout of the White Sox.

Analysis: The AL's current leader with a .354 average, Trumbo has produced six homers and 18 RBIs over a terrific 21-game start to his first season in Baltimore.
4/29/2016 Jed Lowrie, Oak, SS
Lowrie went 2 for 3 to extend his hitting streak to seven games.

Analysis: He's batting .429 over the run and .444 (16 for 36) over his last nine outings.
4/29/2016 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera finished 2 for 5 with an RBI in Thursday's win over Oakland.

Analysis: The Detroit slugger is 9 for 17 with two homers and five RBIs over his last four games. It appears Cabrera has put his slow start well behind.
4/29/2016 Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B
Kinsler continued his torrid April by going 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over Oakland.

Analysis: Kinsler is batting .345 this season and .357 with 10 runs scored over his last 10 games. He's also third among Detroit players with 13 RBIs despite hitting out of the leadoff spot.
4/29/2016 Kenta Maeda, LAD, P
Maeda suffered his first loss Thursday.

Analysis: Maeda was charged with four runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in his fifth big league start after allowing just one run in 25 2/3 innings to begin his major league career. His next start is next week against the Rays at the Trop.
4/29/2016 José Fernández, Mia, P
Fernandez allowed two runs and five hits in six innings Thursday, striking out eight and walking three.

Analysis: Fernandez next starts against a powerful Arizona team.
4/29/2016 Corey Seager, LAD, SS
Seager went 2 for 4 on Thursday.

Analysis: Seager owns a middling .721 OPS for Los Angeles.
4/29/2016 J.T. Realmuto, Mia, C
Realmuto went 2 for 4 on Thursday.

Analysis: Realmuto is 10 for 19 during a 5-0 stretch for Miami.
4/29/2016 Martín Prado, Mia, 3B
Prado had his second straight three-hit effort in a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

Analysis: Prado could soon be batting leadoff since the disgraced Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games for cheating.
4/29/2016 Jake Arrieta, ChC, P
Arrieta's bid to become the second pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters has ended with a broken-bat single on his fifth pitch Thursday against Milwaukee.

Analysis: He did earn the win after going five innings and allowing a run.
4/29/2016 Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B
After Miami's 5-3 win Thursday at Los Angeles, Major League Baseball announced that Gordon, the reigning NL batting champion, has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances.

Analysis: This is a huge blow for the Gordon, but especially the Marlins, who other than him and Giancarlo Stanton have few offensive stars. Gordon tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol. The fleet-footed Gordon won the National League batting title by hitting .333 last season and signed a $50 million, 5-year deal with Miami in January.
4/28/2016 Gio González, Was, P
Gonzalez took his first loss of the season Wednesday night with a 3-0 defeat to Philadelphia.

Analysis: Gonzalez (1-1, 1.42 ERA) gave up two runs - one earned - in 6 1/3 innings. He's gotten one run of support or fewer in three of his four starts.
4/28/2016 Jeremy Hellickson, Phi, P
Hellickson gave up two hits in seven innings in a 3-0 win over Washington on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Hellickson (2-1, 3.81 ERA) also fanned a season-high eight after giving up 10 runs in 7 1/3 innings in his previous two starts.
4/28/2016 Justin Nicolino, Mia, P
Nicolino gave up two hits in 7 1/3 innings in his season debut to lead the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

Analysis: Nicolino (1-0), just recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, walked two and struck out two. He didn't allow a runner past first base and retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.
4/28/2016 Martín Prado, Mia, 3B
Prado had a season-high three hits and scored a run in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Analysis: Prado is now fourth in the NL with a .362 average. He's 6 for 12 in his past three games.
4/28/2016 Mark Reynolds, Col, 1B
Reynolds was 3 for 6 with a two-run homer in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Analysis: Reynolds is batting .417 (10 for 24) with two homers and three doubles in his last eight games.
4/28/2016 Ryan Raburn, Col, LF
Raburn finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in a run in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Analysis: Raburn, batting .364 in 17 games, was 4 for 15 in his previous nine games.
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