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|5/17/2013||Fernando Rodney, P (TB)||Rodney choked away a save chance in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the BoSox.
Analysis: Rodney, who blew just two saves last year, is 7 for 10 in save opportunities this year. He was one strike away from preserving the win before Will Middlebrooks had a three-run double off him.
|5/17/2013||Luke Scott, DH (TB)||Scott went 3 for 4 in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the BoSox.
Analysis: Scott is hitting .316 on the young season.
|5/17/2013||Erick Aybar, SS (LAA)||Aybar had a poor fantasy effort in a 5-4 win over the ChiSox on Thursday night.
Analysis: Aybar went 1 for 4 with two errors in a shoddy fielding display that hurt fantasy owners.
|5/17/2013||Howie Kendrick, 2B (LAA)||Kendrick had two hits and scored twice in a 5-4 win over the ChiSox on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kendrick has seven hits in 13 at-bats in a sizzling stretch.
|5/17/2013||Albert Pujols, 1B (LAA)||Pujols hit a two-run jack in a 5-4 win over the ChiSox on Thursday night.
Analysis: Pujols is up to seven homers and 25 RBIs and could be turning things around for the Halos.
|5/17/2013||Jerome Williams, P (LAA)||Williams did not get a decision in a 5-4 win over the ChiSox on Thursday night.
Analysis: Williams allowed two runs and five hits in six-plus innings, struck out three and walked none. He owns a 3.05 ERA.
|5/17/2013||Jose Quintana, P (CWS)||Quintana did not get a decision in a 5-4 loss to the Angels on Thursday night.
Analysis: Making his second straight start against the Angels, Quintana gave up four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out four and walked three.
|5/17/2013||Adam Dunn, DH (CWS)||Dunn had two hits in a 5-4 loss to the Angels on Thursday night.
Analysis: Dunn did not homer after doing so three times in his previous two games.
|5/17/2013||Stephen Strasburg, P (Was)||Strasburg pitched a career-high eight innings in his hometown Thursday night, leading the Washington Nationals to a 6-2 victory against San Diego.
Analysis: Strasburg's 54th big league start was his first professional appearance at Petco Park. The big right-hander went to high school in suburban Santee and pitched for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn at San Diego State before the Nationals took him with the first overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft. He pitched twice at Petco Park for SDSU. The win was Strasburg's first since the season opener April 1.
|5/17/2013||Alejandro De Aza, CF (CWS)||De Aza had two hits in a 5-4 loss to the Angels on Thursday night.
Analysis: De Aza is hitting .364 against LHPs so use him in those spots.
|5/17/2013||Jhoulys Chacin, P (Col)||Chacin gave up a career-high eight runs in the Rockies' 8-6 loss to San Francisco on Thursday night.
Analysis: Chacin (3-3, 4.07 ERA) had a 2.70 ERA in his previous six starts. The loss was his third in as many games.
|5/17/2013||Wilin Rosario, C (Col)||Rosario went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer in Colorado's 8-6 loss to San Francisco on Thursday.
Analysis: Rosario, batting .274, was 4 for 40 (.100) with two doubles and zero RBIs in his first 11 games this month.
|5/17/2013||Brandon Crawford, SS (SF)||Crawford went 2 for 4 with a three-run double in the Giants' 8-6 win over Colorado on Thursday.
Analysis: Crawford, batting .277, is 13 for 34 (.382) with four doubles and five RBIs in his last nine games.
|5/17/2013||Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (Mia)||Hechavarria had a season-high three hits - including his fifth triple - in four at-bats in the Marlins' 5-3 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Analysis: Hechavarria is batting just .211 on the season but is 7 for 18 (.389) over his last five games.
|5/17/2013||Jose Fernandez, P (Mia)||Fernandez gave up two runs and five hits over seven innings - tying his longest outing of the season - in the Marlins' 5-3 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Analysis: Though he didn't receive a decision it was another impressive start for the rookie who owns a 3.48 ERA.
|5/17/2013||Mat Latos, P (Cin)||Latos limited the Marlins to two runs and four hits over 8 1-3 innings in Cincinnati's 5-3 win on Thursday.
Analysis: Though Latos was strong again, it broke a string of four straight starts with winning decisions, however, he lowered his ERA to 2.91.
|5/17/2013||Marco Scutaro, 2B (SF)||Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 15 games by going 2 for 5 in an 8-6 win over Colorado on Thursday night.
Analysis: Scutaro, now batting .318, is 29 for 61 (.475) with eight extra-base hits and five RBIs during his run.
|5/17/2013||Jean Segura, SS (Mil)||Segura was 2 for 4 in Milwaukee's 7-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Analysis: Segura is 19 for 48 (.396) with six stolen bases over his last 11 games.
|5/17/2013||Francisco Liriano, P (Pit)||Liriano held the Brewers to a single run and six hits over 5 2-3 innings in Pittsburgh's 7-1 win Thursday.
Analysis: Liriano's stat line was nearly identical to the one he posted in his season debut. He's off to a good start for the Pirates as he's 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 11 innings.
|5/17/2013||David Lough, RF (KC)||The Kansas City Royals recalled Lough from Triple-A Omaha.
Analysis: Lough was hitting .340 with six doubles, three triple and three homers for the Storm Chasers, and was riding a 16-game hitting streak that ended May 8.
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