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|5/29/2016||Dustin Ackley, NYY, LF|
|Ackley is likely headed to the disabled list after injuring his right shoulder in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Ackley, who was hurt diving into first base in the sixth inning, will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. He's been filling in at first base for Mark Teixeira, who was out of the lineup for a fifth straight game due to a stiff neck.
|5/29/2016||Yunel Escobar, LAA, 3B|
|Escobar exited Sunday's game against Houston with a bruised left wrist.
Analysis: Escobar was hurt while fielding a hard grounder off the bat of the Astros' Marwin Gonzalez in the third inning. He stayed on the ground for several minutes before walking off under his own power, with the Angels terming him day to day.
|5/29/2016||Yu Darvish, Tex, P|
|Darvish allowed three hits and a run with seven strikeouts in five strong innings Saturday. He came out after 81 pitches, just shy of the target Texas had for him after five rehab outings this month.
Analysis: It was the Japanese right-hander's return from last year's Tommy John surgery Saturday night.
|5/29/2016||Wade Miley, Sea, P|
|Miley was hurt by the long ball Saturday against Minnesota as he failed to win his fourth straight start.
Analysis: The left-hander served up three homers in a span of four batters in the fifth inning. Though he wound up with a no-decision in Seattle's 6-5 loss, Miley was reached for five runs in four-plus frames and has produced a 5.32 ERA over his last four starts.
|5/29/2016||Eduardo Núñez, Min, SS|
|The red-hot Nunez homered and finished 4 for 5 in Saturday's win at Seattle.
Analysis: The utility man is 9 for 15 with two homers over his last three games to raise his season average to .333, though it'll be tough for Nunez to maintain that surprising pace.
|5/29/2016||Joe Mauer, Min, 1B|
|Mauer went 2 for 4 and homered in a second straight game, delivering a two-run shot in Saturday's win at Seattle.
Analysis: After homering once in his first 37 games, Mauer has four over his last 10. The longtime Twin is 10 for 21 with three homers and six RBIs over a five-game tear.
|5/29/2016||Miguel Sano, Min, RF|
|Sano homered again Saturday, cracking a two-run shot while finishing 2 for 4 with three RBIs in a win at Seattle.
Analysis: Sano has now homered in three consecutive games and is 5 for 11 with six RBIs over that span. He's gone deep seven times and knocked in 13 runs over his last 15 outings.
|5/29/2016||Víctor Martínez, Det, DH|
|Martinez had another productive game in Saturday's loss at Oakland, smashing a two-run homer and finishing 2 for 3.
Analysis: The 37-year-old hitting machine is 10 for 23 with two homers and seven RBIs over a six-game hitting streak that's raised his average to .341, second-best in the American League.
|5/29/2016||Coco Crisp, Oak, CF|
|Crisp went 2 for 5 with two RBIs Saturday to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Analysis: The veteran outfielder is hitting .298 with six doubles and eight RBIs over the run.
|5/29/2016||Danny Valencia, Oak, 3B|
|Valencia recorded three hits - including a solo homer - and scored three times in Saturday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: The third baseman had been 2 for 23 over his previous six games, though he's still hitting a very solid .311 for the season.
|5/29/2016||Khris Davis, Oak, LF|
|Davis clubbed a two-run homer and finished 2 for 5 in Saturday's rout of Detroit.
Analysis: The blast was Davis' 14th homer of the season - one off the major league lead - and 11th in May. He's also knocked in 25 runs in 24 games this month and is 6 for 15 with two homers over a four-game hitting streak.
|5/29/2016||Kyle Hendricks, ChC, P|
|Hendricks pitched a five-hitter for his second career complete game Saturday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1.
Analysis: Hendricks struck out seven and walked none. He was greeted with another round of cheers before the start of the ninth, but fell just short of his second career shutout.
|5/29/2016||Jason Heyward, ChC, RF|
|Heyward doubled twice Saturday.
Analysis: Heyward is scuffling with a .619 OPS.
|5/29/2016||Gordon Beckham, Atl, 2B|
|Beckham hit a three-run homer on Saturday.
Analysis: Beckham, 29, an Atlanta native and former University of Georgia standout, spent most of his first seven seasons with the Chicago White Sox before signing with the Braves as a free agent. He is hitting .317 while earning more starts at third base and second base than was expected at the start of the season. "I feel good," Beckham said.
|5/29/2016||Jonathan Lucroy, Mil, C|
|Lucroy had a two-run shot and drove in three runs Saturday.
Analysis: Lucroy is 4 for 9 with six RBIs in the series.
|5/29/2016||Adam Duvall, Cin, LF|
|Duvall had a three-run dinger Saturday.
Analysis: Duvall has hit jacks in four of his last six games.
|5/29/2016||George Springer, Hou, RF|
|Springer had three hits and scored a run in Saturday's win at Anaheim.
Analysis: Springer is hitting .391 with two homers over his last six games and .324 over his past 16. He's homered five times with 12 RBIs during that stretch.
|5/29/2016||Dallas Keuchel, Hou, P|
|Keuchel got back on track by tossing seven sharp innings to defeat the Angels on Saturday.
Analysis: The reigning AL Cy Young Award honoree ended a string of seven straight starts without a win by yielding three hits, including a pair of homers. Keuchel was 0-5 with a brutal 7.78 ERA during his winless stretch.
|5/29/2016||Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B|
|Pujols homered in a second straight game during Saturday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: The aging former MVP has three homers in his last five games, though those are his only three hits in 19 at-bats during that stretch.
|5/29/2016||David Robertson, CWS, P|
|Robertson had an afternoon to forget in Saturday's epic loss at Kansas City.
Analysis: The usually dependable closer was rocked for six runs while retiring just two batters as the Royals scored seven times in the ninth to pull out an 8-7 win. Robertson saw his ERA rise from 0.96 to 3.72 with the rough outing.
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