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Date Player
8/25/2016 Rob Whalen, Atl, P
Whalen is headed to the DL with shoulder fatigue.

Analysis: He pitched in just five games this season _ all this month, and going 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA.
8/25/2016 Rick Porcello, Bos, P
Porcello failed in his attempt to become the majors' first 18-game winner, giving up three runs and nine hits while striking out eight in Boston's 4-3, 11-inning loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

Analysis: Porcello failed to win for only the second time in 11 starts since June 23, but he pitched seven or more innings in a career-high sixth straight start.
8/25/2016 Evan Longoria, TB, 3B
Longoria hit a tying homer in the eighth to help the Rays rally for a 4-3, 11-inning win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Analysis: That was Longoria's 30th homer, giving him four seasons with that many. It's been a nice bounce-back season for Longoria, who is slugging a career-high .550 after not topping .435 over the last two years.
8/25/2016 David Ortiz, Bos, DH
Ortiz became the oldest player ever to hit 30 homers in a season, but the Tampa Bay Rays came back from a three-run deficit to beat Boston 4-3 in 11 innings Wednesday night and prevent the Red Sox from taking sole possession of first place in the AL East.

Analysis: Ortiz is the only player with 30 homers and 100 RBIs in each of the past four seasons, and he's the first Red Sox player to drive in 100 runs 10 times. Ortiz has 533 home runs, one shy of Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the career list.
8/25/2016 Tanner Roark, Was, P
Roark gave up five runs in five innings and hit three batters in the Nationals' 10-8 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Analysis: Roark had been 5-2 with a 2.13 ERA in his previous eight starts in the nation's capital.
8/25/2016 Wade Miley, Bal, P
Miley allowed two runs on seven hits in five-plus innings of the Orioles' 10-8 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Analysis: Miley had given up 13 runs over just six innings in his last two starts, so this was a relatively huge step in the right direction.
8/25/2016 Trea Turner, Was, 2B
With his single in the seventh of Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Orioles, Trea Turner tied the Montreal Expos/Nationals franchise record with hits in eight consecutive plate appearances.

Analysis: Andre Dawson and Dmitri Young remained in the record books when Turner struck out in the ninth to finish his day 4 for 5. He's hitting .417 in his last 13 games.
8/25/2016 Daniel Murphy, Was, 2B
Murphy hit a grand slam for the Nationals in the ninth and finished with three hits in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Orioles.

Analysis: It was Murphy's eighth multi-hit game in 19 this month, though his average of .329 in August is well under his .350 average through July.
8/25/2016 Matt Wieters, Bal, C
Wieters homered and drove in four runs for the AL wild card-contending Orioles in a 10-8 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Analysis: Wieters is hitting .382 (13 for 34) with six extra-base hits over his last 10 games.
8/25/2016 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Machado went 4 for 6, homered and drove in four runs for the AL wild card-contending Orioles in Wednesday's 10-8 win over the Nationals.

Analysis: He improved to .397 in his career against the Nationals. Machado has hit safely in seven straight games, homering three times and driving in nine.
8/25/2016 Zach Britton, Bal, P
Britton's remarkable streak of 43 consecutive games without allowing an earned run ended before he shut down a ninth-inning rally to help the Orioles hold off the Washington Nationals for a 10-8 victory Wednesday night.

Analysis: Britton allowed a single to Bryce Harper and an RBI double to Anthony Rendon. It was the first earned run Britton has given up since April 30. His string of 43 games without one is the longest since the earned run became official more than 100 years ago.
8/25/2016 Héctor Santiago, Min, P
Santiago will have his next turn in the rotation delayed because of a bruised thumb on his left hand.

Analysis: Santiago is 0-4 with a 10.89 ERA in four starts with Minnesota after being acquired at the trade deadline from the Los Angeles Angels for Ricky Nolasco.
8/25/2016 Byung Ho Park, Min, 1B
Park, who has been in the minor leagues since late June, will undergo right wrist surgery on Thursday.

Analysis: Park, 30, had been dealing with an injured wrist through much of the season and it recently has worsened. Park, a two-time MVP in the Korean Baseball Organization, hit .191 with 12 home runs and 24 RBIs in 62 games for the Twins after signing a four-year, $12 million contract in December.
8/25/2016 Justin Upton, Det, LF
Upton hit a three-run homer for one of his two hits Wednesday.

Analysis: He is 8 for 16 with three home runs and nine RBIs over a four-game stretch.
8/25/2016 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera had four hits, including his 28th home run, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: He has seven hits in two games after going 3 for 18 in his previous six contests.
8/24/2016 Matt Shoemaker, LAA, P
Shoemaker allowed three hits over six scoreless innings of an 8-2 win over Toronto on Wednesday.

Analysis: He has a 1.38 ERA while winning his last two starts.
8/24/2016 Jett Bandy, LAA, C
Bandy had a career-high four hits as the Angels on Wednesday.

Analysis: Bandy is 8 for 20 in his last six games.
8/24/2016 Mike Trout, LAA, CF
Trout homered for one of his three hits Wednesday.

Analysis: He was 2 for 9 in his previous three games.
8/24/2016 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list by hitting his 584th home run in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Analysis: He finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs. For Pujols, the homer broke a tie with Mark McGwire on the all-time list. A three-time MVP and 10-time All-Star, Pujols is two home runs shy of tying Frank Robinson for ninth place.
8/24/2016 Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B
Zobrist had two hits with two RBIs on Thursday.

Analysis: Zobrist is 10 for 22 with six RBIs in five games.
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