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|4/25/2017||Michael Brantley, Cle, LF|
|Brantley extended his hitting streak to nine games Tuesday with a solo homer in the ninth inning as the Indians lost 4-2 to the Astros.
Analysis: He's batting .368 (14 for 38) with four homers, two doubles, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored over the hit streak.
|4/25/2017||Norichika Aoki, Hou, LF|
|Aoki went 3 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against the Indians on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 7 over his last two games after going 2 for 13 in his previous five contests. Despite that rough patch, Aoki is batting .364 in 15 games this season.
|4/25/2017||Yuli Gurriel, Hou, 1B|
|Gurriel stayed hot as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored Tuesday against Cleveland.
Analysis: Gurriel is batting .472 (17 for 36) with a homer, four doubles, five RBIs and six runs over his last 10 games.
|4/25/2017||Mitch Haniger, Sea, LF|
|Haniger left Tuesday night's game at Detroit with a strained oblique.
Analysis: Haniger was removed after hitting a single in the third inning, his second hit of the game. The 26-year-old outfielder is batting .338 this season. His injury came just as shortstop Jean Segura returned to the Mariners from the disabled list.
|4/25/2017||Alex Bregman, Hou, 3B|
|Bregman singled Tuesday in Cleveland to give him a six-game hitting streak.
Analysis: He's batting .310 over his last 12 games after hitting .179 in his first eight.
|4/25/2017||Carlos Correa, Hou, SS|
|Correa singled twice Tuesday against the Indians.
Analysis: Correa hit a two-run homer Sunday after going 0 for 17 over his previous five games, so he could be breaking out of his slump.
|4/25/2017||Josh Reddick, Hou, RF|
|Reddick had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Analysis: He went 0 for 9 in his previous two games after a 3-for-4 performance last Wednesday pushed his average to .341.
|4/25/2017||Teoscar Hernández, Hou, CF|
|Hernandez and second baseman Jose Altuve were removed from Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians following a jarring collision in shallow right field in the eighth inning. Hernandez, who appeared to have a left leg injury, had to be carted off the field.
Analysis: Chasing a fly ball hit by Yan Gomes, Altuve raced into the outfield and Hernandez came sprinting in. Both players were racing at full speed and watching the ball when the collision occurred. The two players remained on the ground for several minutes.
|4/25/2017||José Altuve, Hou, 2B|
|Altuve and right fielder Teoscar Hernandez were removed from Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians following a jarring collision in shallow right field in the eighth inning.
Analysis: Chasing a fly ball hit by Yan Gomes, Altuve raced into the outfield and Hernandez came sprinting in. Both players were racing at full speed and watching the ball when the collision occurred. The two players remained on the ground for several minutes. Altuve, who appeared to get hit in the jaw, eventually got to his feet and walked off the field.
|4/25/2017||Matt Carpenter, StL, 1B|
|Carpenter was suspended one game by MLB for bumping an umpire Sunday, and he'll sit out Tuesday's game against Toronto instead of appealing.
Analysis: Carpenter made contact with the ump after being ejected for arguing a called third strike.
|4/25/2017||Matt Cain, SF, P|
|Cain gave up just two hits in six scoreless innings Monday to beat the Dodgers, but he had to leave with a strained hamstring and took a liner off his right foot.
Analysis: Cain pulled himself from the game, fearing a balky hamstring that had lingered in 2016 had started acting up again. However, after the game, Cain reported his hamstring was already feeling better, and X-rays on his foot were negative. The veteran right-hander has surrendered a total of two runs in his last three starts - a span of 18 innings.
|4/25/2017||Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD, P|
|Ryu limited the Giants to one run and five hits in six innings Monday as he walked one and struck out three, but he took the loss as the Dodgers fell 2-1.
Analysis: Ryu didn't allow a homer after serving up six through his first three starts. "It was the best outing I had since the surgery," said Ryu, who missed most of the last two seasons due to labrum and elbow procedures. "I really wanted to make sure that they didn't get extra bases or a home run off me, because that's been one of my problems this season." Ryu is 0-6 in seven starts since his last victory on Aug. 31, 2014.
|4/25/2017||Joe Panik, SF, 2B|
|Panik was 1 for 2 with a sacrifice fly that drove in a run and also scored one Monday to help the Giants beat the Dodgers 2-1.
Analysis: Panik is batting .339 on the season, including 6 for 12 with four RBIs in his last four games.
|4/25/2017||Hunter Pence, SF, RF|
|Pence went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Monday's 2-1 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: It was the first game since 2014 in which Pence batted leadoff as Giants manager Bruce Bochy continues to push buttons in hopes of getting his struggling offense on track. It didn't change much as San Francisco scored just twice and had eight hits, but Pence had a second straight two-hit game so maybe he'll see more time atop the order.
|4/25/2017||Justin Turner, LAD, 3B|
|Turner extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a one-out single in the ninth inning Monday before he was picked off at second by Buster Posey to end the game as the Dodgers lost 2-1.
Analysis: Despite the hitting streak, Turner hasn't been particularly productive recently. His batting average has actually dropped during the streak - from .343 to .341 - and in the past seven games, he has just two RBIs and one run scored.
|4/25/2017||Jacob Turner, Was, P|
|Turner gave up three runs in six innings in a spot start as the Nationals fell 8-4 in Colorado on Monday.
Analysis: Turner was cruising along until the bottom of the sixth, when he surrendered a two-run homer to Mark Reynolds. Turner was called up from Triple-A Syracuse before the game. The Nationals juggled around their rotation with Stephen Strasburg going on the paternity list.
|4/25/2017||Anthony Rendon, Was, 3B|
|Rendon went 3 for 4 in the Nationals' 8-4 loss to the Rockies on Monday.
Analysis: Rendon continues to struggle driving the ball. He had 60 extra-base hits last season and has just two in 77 plate appearances this year.
|4/25/2017||Tony Wolters, Col, C|
|Wolters went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in the Rockies' 8-4 win over the Nationals on Monday.
Analysis: That's four multi-hit games for Wolters in 11 starts this season.
|4/25/2017||Mark Reynolds, Col, 1B|
|Reynolds went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in the Rockies' 8-4 win over the Nationals on Monday.
Analysis: That's six homers already for Reynolds, who is 7 for 15 over his last four games.
|4/25/2017||Jesse Chávez, LAA, P|
|Chavez gave up only one run despite walking four in six innings in the Angels' 2-1 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.
Analysis: That's three solid starts, one disastrous start and a poor relief outing from Chavez, so it's hard to say what you're going to get.
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