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Date Player
6/26/2016 Chad Kuhl, Pit, P
The Pirates have promoted Kuhl from Triple-A Indianapolis, and the right-hander is slated to make his major league debut Sunday night against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Analysis: The 23-year-old Kuhl went 6-2 with a 2.58 ERA in 14 starts at Indianapolis. He has compiled a 33-16 record with a 2.79 ERA in 81 starts over four minor league seasons since being drafted in the ninth round in 2013 from the University of Delaware.
6/26/2016 Steve Cishek, Sea, P
Cishek allowed one hit but converted his 17th save in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Cishek has posted a 1.93 ERA while going 6 for 7 on save opportunities over his last 13 appearances.
6/26/2016 Adam Lind, Sea, 1B
Lind continued his productive stretch Saturday with two hits and an RBI in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Lind doesn't hit for average, though he has homered five times with 10 RBIs over his last 12 games.
6/26/2016 Leonys Martín, Sea, CF
Martin ended his mini-slump Saturday, going 3 for 5 in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Martin had been 1 for 15 over his previous four games.
6/26/2016 Aledmys Diaz, StL, SS
Diaz belted his 10th home run in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Mariners.

Analysis: Diaz, who is a budding star for the Cardinals, is 7 for 17 with two home runs and seven RBIs in his last five games.
6/26/2016 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols hit his 574th homer Saturday to snap a tie with Harmon Killebrew for 11th place on baseball's career list.

Analysis: It was Pujols' second homer in two nights and No. 14 on the season, but the Angels lost their sixth in a row and fell to a season-worst 13 games under .500 (31-44).
6/26/2016 Mike Trout, LAA, CF
Trout went 3 for 5 with his 15th home run in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the A's.

Analysis: Trout has pounded Oakland pitching in this series, going 7 for 13.
6/26/2016 Kole Calhoun, LAA, RF
Calhoun matched a season high with three hits - including a home run - in Saturday's 7-3 loss the A's.

Analysis: Calhoun has two 3-hit efforts over his last four games. It's something to keep an eye on as he could be heating up.
6/26/2016 Danny Valencia, Oak, 3B
Valencia went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Angels.

Analysis: Valencia has been a pleasant surprise for the A's. He's batting .333 with 11 homers and 30 RBIs.
6/26/2016 Coco Crisp, Oak, CF
Crisp's bat appears to be coming alive for the A's. He matched a season high with three hits - including two doubles - and knocked in two in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Angels.

Analysis: Crisp has gone 6 for 12 with three doubles and a home run over his last three games. He's also scored six runs over that span.
6/26/2016 Steven Wright, Bos, P
Wright had a rare shaky performance on Saturday, allowing a season-high eight runs - three earned - and seven hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 10-3 loss to the Rangers.

Analysis: The knuckleballer had been 5-1 with a 1.71 ERA over his previous seven outings.
6/26/2016 Elvis Andrus, Tex, SS
Andrus tripled and drove in three runs in Friday's 10-3 win over the Red Sox.

Analysis: Andrus has gone 4 for 7 with five RBIs in the first two games of this series.
6/26/2016 Ian Desmond, Tex, LF
There doesn't seem to be any stopping Desmond. He went 2 for 5 with a home run - upping his batting average to .322 - in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Red Sox.

Analysis: Desmond is hitting .439 with four home runs and seven RBIs over his last 11 games. Congratulations if you were one of the owners who took a chance on Desmond earlier in the season.
6/26/2016 Hanley Ramírez, Bos, 1B
Ramirez continued his power surge Saturday, finishing with a home run and a double in a 10-3 loss to Texas.

Analysis: Ramirez has gone 6 for 17 with three homers and five RBIs over his last four games.
6/26/2016 Kenta Maeda, LAD, P
Maeda gave up four runs and four hits in five-plus innings with four strikeouts and two walks in a 6-1 loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Analysis: It was the Japanese rookie's first career road loss in seven starts, raising his ERA away from home to 2.79. He had only allowed one homer on the road before Andrew McCutchen took him deep twice.
6/26/2016 Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF
McCutchen homered twice and drove in four as the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night.

Analysis: It was McCutchen's 11th career multi-homer game - second this year. The nine-year veteran's batting average had dropped to .239 - 55 points below his career average - after going 9 for 49 (.184) with 16 strikeouts in his previous 13 games.
6/26/2016 Jeff Locke, Pit, P
Locke took a perfect game into the sixth inning, ultimately allowing a run and five hits through seven, and the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night.

Analysis: He has given up one run in 13 2/3 innings in winning his last two starts after being rocked for 18 runs in 8 2/3 innings in losing his previous two starts.
6/26/2016 Jeremy Hellickson, Phi, P
Hellickson gave up two runs and five hits in six innings in the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Giants on Saturday.

Analysis: Hellickson ended a personal four-game losing streak, winning for the first time since May 18. ''He got into a nice rhythm until his back starting acting up,'' Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. ''Otherwise I would have left him in there he was pitching so well.''
6/26/2016 Madison Bumgarner, SF, P
Scoreless through six, Bumgarner gave up three runs in the seventh and left with one out in the Giants' 3-2 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

Analysis: Bumgarner allowed more than two earned runs in a game for the first time since giving up four to the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 15, a span of 12 starts.
6/26/2016 Shelby Miller, Ari, P
Miller gave up seven runs and 11 hits in six innings, raising his ERA to 6.79 in the Diamondbacks' 11-6 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Analysis: Miller, who's now 2-7, had one of the NL's best ERAs last year despite his 6-17 record. This year, he's just plain terrible.
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