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Date Player
5/24/2016 Ángel Pagán, SF, CF
Pagan was placed on the DL with a hamstring strain suffered Monday.

Analysis: He is 3 for 26 in his last eight games.
5/24/2016 Drew Pomeranz, SD, P
Pomeranz pitched seven scoreless innings Monday in San Francisco but couldn't earn his third win in four starts.

Analysis: The Giants' Johnny Cueto tossed a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory. Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70 ERA) had to settle for a no-decision. He is 2-1 with a 0.75 ERA in his last four starts.
5/24/2016 Johnny Cueto, SF, P
Cueto tossed a two-hitter in a 1-0 win over San Diego on Monday, his third complete-game victory against the Padres this season.

Analysis: Cueto has allowed one run in those three matchups and is 4-0 with a 0.26 ERA in his four dating back to last season. He is 3-0 with a 0.81 ERA in his last four starts.
5/24/2016 Brandon Finnegan, Cin, P
Finnegan allowed five hits in his first complete game Monday but was outdueled by Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in a 1-0 defeat.

Analysis: Finnegan (1-3, 3.97 ERA) gave up five hits and walked four while remaining winless in his last seven outings. He had a 5.81 ERA in his previous six.
5/24/2016 Clayton Kershaw, LAD, P
Kershaw tossed a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past Cincinnati 1-0 on Monday night for their eighth straight win over the Reds.

Analysis: Kershaw (7-1, 1.48 ERA) struck out seven and walked one while improving to 5-0 in five starts this month. He ended a franchise-record streak of six games with at least 10 strikeouts. Kershaw has a 0.64 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 42 innings in May.
5/24/2016 Gio González, Was, P
Gonzalez had his worst performance of the season Monday in a 7-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Analysis: Gonzalez (3-2, 2.87 ERA) gave up seven runs and 10 hits in five innings. He had a 1.86 ERA in his first eight starts, including a 7-1 win over the Mets on May 18. Gonzalez had given up one earned run in 11 1/3 innings in his prior two games.
5/24/2016 Bartolo Colón, NYM, P
On the eve of his 43rd birthday, Colon earned a 7-1 win in Washington on Monday.

Analysis: Colon (4-3, 3.44 ERA) gave up one run in seven innings in his first win in three starts. He was 0-2 with a 7.45 ERA in his previous two outings.
5/24/2016 Asdrubal Cabrera, NYM, SS
Cabrera had two hits and drove in a run in a 7-1 win over Washington on Monday.

Analysis: Cabrera is batting .348 with five of his 16 RBIs in his last six games.
5/24/2016 Yoenis Céspedes, NYM, CF
Cespedes launched his MLB-best 15th home run and went 2 for 4 in a 7-1 win over Washington on Monday.

Analysis: Cespedes is batting .400 with four homers in his last nine games. He's also 9 for 21 (.429) with three home runs in a six-game hit streak.
5/24/2016 Justin Upton, Det, LF
Upton remains out.

Analysis: The Detroit Tigers outfielder is dealing with tightness in his right quad.
5/24/2016 Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B
Kinsler has been scratched from the Detroit lineup for Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia because of flu-like symptoms. Mike Aviles is set to play second base in his place. Outfielder Cameron Maybin replaces Kinsler in the leadoff spot.

Analysis: Kinsler had missed only one game this season for the Tigers. He's hitting .306 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs.
5/24/2016 Charlie Blackmon, Col, CF
Blackmon hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs in a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.

Analysis: Blackmon is batting .372 with three doubles and nine RBIs in his last 10 games.
5/24/2016 Carlos González, Col, RF
Gonzalez ended his slump by going 2 for 4 in a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.

Analysis: Gonzalez, batting .271, was 0 for 16 in his previous five games and 2 for 32 (.063) in his prior 10.
5/24/2016 Wilfredo Boscán, Pit, P
Boscan went four innings after starter Ryan Vogelsong was hit by a pitch and earned his first career win in a 6-3 victory against Colorado on Monday.

Analysis: Boscan allowed two runs and two hits in his second major league appearance. He also hit an RBI single in his first at-bat, after Vogelsong was taken to the hospital with an injured left eye.
5/24/2016 Odubel Herrera, Phi, CF
Herrera had three hits and drove in a run in a 5-4 loss in Detroit on Monday.

Analysis: Herrera boosted his average to .335, putting him sixth in the NL.
5/24/2016 Víctor Martínez, Det, DH
Martinez had three hits, including the go-ahead single, in a 5-4 win against Philadelphia on Monday.

Analysis: Martinez, fourth in the AL with a .340 average, has five hits in his past two games after going 2 for 20 in his previous five contests.
5/24/2016 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera went 3 for 3 and hit two of Detroit's four solo homers in a 5-4 win over Philadelphia on Monday.

Analysis: Cabrera is batting .515 with seven of his 11 home runs and 12 RBIs in his last nine games. He's 13 for 21 (.619) with five homers in his past six contests.
5/24/2016 Cameron Maybin, Det, CF
Maybin had another two hits in a 5-4 victory against Philadelphia on Monday.

Analysis: Maybin is batting .583 (14 for 24) in his first seven games since returning from a broken left wrist.
5/24/2016 Mat Latos, CWS, P
Latos had his best outing in five games Monday in a 7-6 victory over Cleveland, the opener to a split doubleheader.

Analysis: Latos gave up three runs in six innings after going 1-1 with a 7.84 ERA in his previous four starts. He was 4-0 with a 0.74 ERA in his first four games for the Chicago White Sox.
5/24/2016 Austin Jackson, CWS, CF
Jackson had four hits, including a triple and a double, in a doubleheader split with Cleveland on Monday.

Analysis: Jackson went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs in the opener, a 7-6 victory. He was in a 4-for-27 slump before the doubleheader.
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