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Date Player
8/28/2015 Denard Span, Was, CF
Span's back issues have re-surfaced, and he'll go on the disabled list with a left hip inflammation and could be done for the season.

Analysis: It's been a frustrating season for Span, who is hitting .301 but has played just 61 games.
8/27/2015 Evan Gattis, Hou, DH
Gattis slugged a pair of solo homers in Wednesday's win over the Yankees.

Analysis: Gattis had a monster series in the Bronx, going 6 for 12 with three homers, six RBIs and five runs scored. He's hitting .351 with five homers and nine RBIs over his last 10 games.
8/27/2015 Ketel Marte, Sea, SS
Marte recorded a third straight multi-hit game Wednesday.

Analysis: The young prospect went 2 for 5 with two runs scored Wednesday and is 8 for 14 over the three-game stretch. Marte is now batting .333 in 23 games since being promoted in late July.
8/27/2015 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Cruz delivered again Wednesday, going 3 for 4 with his MLB-leading 39th homer and three RBIs against Oakland.

Analysis: He's now homered in two straight games has 13 in 23 games since July 31. Cruz is batting .376 with 21 RBIs and 24 runs scored over that stretch.
8/27/2015 Travis Shaw, Bos, 1B
Shaw had a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: The rookie has acquitted himself well since taking over as the everyday first baseman. Shaw now has five home runs, 12 RBIs and a .327 average in 13 games since Aug. 14.
8/27/2015 Rick Porcello, Bos, P
Porcello made a successful return Wednesday, tossing seven scoreless innings to defeat the White Sox.

Analysis: Porcello had missed close to a month with a triceps strain. He was tagged for five earned runs and 10 hits in two innings against the White Sox on July 29, his final start prior to hitting the DL.
8/27/2015 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones left Thursday's game after crashing into the center-field fence.

Analysis: Jones hit the wall hard while chasing down a deep fly ball in the first inning and was removed for a pinch hitter in the third. The Orioles have yet to provide an update on the All-Star outfielder.
8/27/2015 Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle, 3B
Chisenhall had two hits and drove in a run in a 6-2 win against Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Chisenhall, batting .258 in 73 games, is 20 for 45 (.444) with 11 RBIs in his last 14.
8/27/2015 Francisco Lindor, Cle, SS
Lindor had another two hits in a 6-2 win against Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Analysis: Lindor, batting .310 in 64 games, is an impressive 12 for 19 (.632) with a 1.734 OPS in his last five.
8/27/2015 Jason Kipnis, Cle, 2B
Kipnis homered, doubled and drove in three runs in a 6-2 win against Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Kipnis, owner of an AL-best .325 average, is 5 for 9 with three doubles, a home run and five RBIs in the first two games in this series. He was 5 for 23 (.217) with one extra-base hit in his first seven games after returning from a shoulder injury.
8/27/2015 Jeff Locke, Pit, P
Locke earned his first win in five starts this month with a 7-2 victory in Miami on Wednesday.

Analysis: Locke (7-8, 4.46 ERA) gave up two runs in seven innings after going 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA in his previous four outings. He was 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in his prior eight.
8/27/2015 Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF
McCutchen homered, doubled and drove in four runs in a 7-2 win over Miami on Wednesday.

Analysis: McCutchen boosted his average to .300 with his fourth consecutive two-hit game. He's also batting .389 (14 for 36) with four doubles, two homers and eight RBIs in his last nine contests.
8/27/2015 Jace Peterson, Atl, 2B
Peterson went 3 for 3 in a 6-3 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Peterson, now batting .244, is 5 for 7 in his past two games after going 0 for 16 in his previous four.
8/27/2015 Adonis Garcia, Atl, 3B
Garcia went 3 for 5 with a solo homer in a 6-3 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.

Analysis: Garcia, batting .246 with six homers in 31 games, was 5 for 33 (.152) with one longball in his previous nine.
8/27/2015 Brandon Barnes, Col, LF
Barnes went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in a 6-3 win against Atlanta on Wednesday.

Analysis: Barnes, now batting .261 with two homers, is 5 for 7 with four RBIs in his past three games after going 4 for 48 (.083) in his previous 25.
8/27/2015 Shelby Miller, Atl, P
Miller is now winless in 18 consecutive starts after a 6-3 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Miller (5-11, 2.62 ERA) took a 3-0 lead into the seventh but didn't make it out while getting charged with four runs. He's matched the Braves' second-longest winless streak since 1966 and has the longest in a single season.
8/27/2015 Brett Anderson, LAD, P
Anderson gave up three unearned runs in 6 2-3 innings in a 7-4 win over Cincinnati on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Anderson (8-8, 3.36 ERA) is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in his last three starts. He's alternated losses and wins in his past six outings.
8/27/2015 Jake Peavy, SF, P
Peavy gave up two runs in 6 1-3 innings in a 4-2 win against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Peavy (4-6, 4.21 ERA) allowed a combined nine runs in 11 2-3 innings while splitting his previous two starts.
8/27/2015 Tyson Ross, SD, P
Ross earned his first win in four starts Wednesday against Washington and went 2 for 2 at the plate.

Analysis: Ross (9-9, 3.42 ERA) got plenty of support while giving up four runs in 6 1-3 innings. He aided his own cause by scoring a run in his first career multihit game.
8/27/2015 John Lackey, StL, P
Lackey gave up one run in seven innings in a 3-1 victory in Arizona on Wednesday.

Analysis: It was the second win in three games for Lackey (11-8, 2.92 ERA), who gave up five runs in six innings in his prior outing Aug. 21 in San Diego.
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