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Date Player
9/28/2016 Max Kepler, Min, RF
Kepler went 1 for 5 with an RBI in Tuesday's 4-3, 11-inning loss at Kansas City.

Analysis: Kepler is 3 for 20 in his last six games and batting .156 with one extra-base hit in his last 12.
9/28/2016 Sam Dyson, Tex, P
Dyson overcame two walks in the ninth inning to shut the door on the Brewers in a 6-4 victory Tuesday night, recording his 37th save in 42 cahnces.

Analysis: Dyson has allowed one run in 13 innings over his last 13 appearances, recording 10 saves and two wins.
9/28/2016 Jimmy Nelson, Mil, P
Nelson was saddled with his NL-high 16th loss Tuesday as he allowed five runs, four hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings at Texas.

Analysis: Nelson has issued a major league-worst 86 walks, including 19 over his past six starts while going 1-3 with a 6.32 ERA.
9/28/2016 Jonathan Lucroy, Tex, C
Lucroy hit a go-ahead, two-run double against his former team in the sixth inning to help the Rangers beat the Brewers 6-4 on Tuesday night.

Analysis: Lucroy had gone seven straight games without an RBI. He hasn't had more than one hit in 11 consecutive games.
9/28/2016 Carlos Gómez, Tex, CF
Gomez hit a three-run homer in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Brewers.

Analysis: Gomez has seven homers in 30 games for Texas after hitting five in 85 games for the Astros. He has five RBIs through two games of this series with Milwaukee, the team with which he spent 5 1/2 years before being dealt to Houston in July 2015.
9/28/2016 Chris Carter, Mil, 1B
Carter reached base four times Tuesday night, including a two-run homer.

Analysis: Carter had two hits after going 0 for 11 in his previous three games. His 39 homers are two better than his previous career high. He has hit five in his last 10 games.
9/28/2016 Jonathan Villar, Mil, SS
Villar doubled, singled, walked, scored twice and stole a base Tuesday night.

Analysis: Five of Villar's six hits in the past three games have gone for extra bases. He leads the major leagues with 60 steals.
9/28/2016 Matt Wieters, Bal, C
With most of his teammates struggling, Wieters has picked it up of late and had a pair of hits in Tuesday's 5-1 loss at Toronto.

Analysis: Wieters is 6 for 11 with a homer in his last three games following an 0-for-14 stretch.
9/27/2016 Félix Hernández, Sea, P
Hernandez had a rough night Tuesday as he lost at Houston, allowing eight runs - four earned - and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Analysis: The Texas teams have beaten up the ace right-hander recently. Over his last six starts, he's faced the Astros and Rangers twice apiece, allowing at least six tuns each time. Hernandez didn't give up a run in his other two outings during that span. He's scheduled to face the A's in Seattle's regular-season finale, and Hernandez is 10-2 with a 2.30 ERA against them since the start of 2013.
9/27/2016 José Berrios, Min, P
Berrios' rookie season continues to be very ugly. He was tagged for three runs and four hits over 4 2/3 innings Tuesday at Kansas City.

Analysis: Berrios has completed five innings in any of his last three starts, going 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA. He's walked 32 in 53 1/3 innings this season.
9/27/2016 Carlos Correa, Hou, SS
Correa had two hits and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Analysis: Correa has driven in a run in three straight games after having only three RBIs through his first 18 games of September. He's tied with Jose Altuve for the team lead with 96 RBIs.
9/27/2016 José Altuve, Hou, 2B
Altuve doubled, singled, walked, drove in a run and scored a pair Tuesday night.

Analysis: Altuve increased his major league-leading hit total to 212 and his AL-best batting average to .339. He's four RBIs shy of a 100-RBI, 100-run season.
9/27/2016 Ryan Vogelsong, Pit, P
Vogelsong lost his fourth straight decision Tuesday, allowing four runs, four hits and five walks over five innings against the Cubs. He's 0-4 with an 8.78 ERA in his past six outings.

Analysis: Vogelsong will make his last start Sunday against the Cardinals. The right-hander has a 10.38 ERA in two appearances - one start - against St. Louis this season.
9/27/2016 Brian Dozier, Min, 2B
Dozier has cooled after a torrid stretch and went 0 for 5 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Kansas City.

Analysis: Dozier is 1 for 22 in his last five games after batting .346 during a 24-game hitting streak.
9/27/2016 John Lackey, ChC, P
Lackey worked around five hits and three walks in five innings to allow one run and win his last regular-season start Tuesday against the Pirates.

Analysis: Lackey finished his first season with Chicago with an 11-8 record and 3.35 ERA in 29 starts.
9/27/2016 George Springer, Hou, RF
Springer had three hits, including a two-run double, and scored twice as the Astros beat the Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night.

Analysis: Springer has hit safely in eight straight games and has been on fire over the last four, goin 12 for 18.
9/27/2016 Logan Schafer, Min, CF
Schafer batted fifth for the first time this year and the seventh time in his career Tuesday. He went 1 for 4 in a 4-3 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Schafer was 1 for 25 in his previous six starts as the No. 5 hitter. He's 5 for 34 in his last 15 games.
9/27/2016 Sean Rodríguez, Pit, 1B
Rodriguez had two hits for the second straight game Tuesday.

Analysis: He's played well in September, batting .333 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 24 games.
9/27/2016 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Cruz stayed hot Tuesday with a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Analysis: Cruz has posted five consecutive two-hit games, driving in at least one run in all of them. He's totaled 10 RBIs and six runs during that span.
9/27/2016 Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF
McCutchen hit a two-run single Tuesday.

Analysis: He's batting .375 with four homers and 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.
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