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|7/27/2016||Santiago Casilla, SF, P|
|Casilla earned his 22nd save Tuesday in a 9-7 win over Cincinnati but was far from dominant again.
Analysis: Casilla was scored upon for the third time in his last eight appearances, posting a 6.75 ERA in that span. He's allowed 12 hits and six walks over those eight innings.
|7/27/2016||Brandon Crawford, SF, SS|
|Crawford busted out with three hits, including a triple, and two RBIs in Tuesday's win over the Reds.
Analysis: Crawford entered Tuesday in a 4-for-27 slump before matching a season high with three hits.
|7/27/2016||Cody Reed, Cin, P|
|After he had by far the best of his six major league starts, Reed struggled again in Tuesday's 9-7 loss at San Francisco.
Analysis: Reed's ERA jumped to 7.07 after he was tagged for six runs and nine hits in five innings. The rookie has surrendered 50 hits and 14 walks in 35 2/3 innings.
|7/27/2016||Adam Duvall, Cin, LF|
|Duvall ended a 10-game stretch without a homer, going deep twice in Tuesday's loss at San Francisco.
Analysis: Duvall went 2 for 4 with three RBIs after he entered Tuesday mired in a 9 for 50 (.180) slump with 18 strikeouts.
|7/27/2016||Yasmani Grandal, LAD, C|
|Grandal continued his power surge with his 14th homer in Tuesday's win over the Rays.
Analysis: Grandal has nine homers and 16 RBIs in his last 23 games after he had five home runs and 23 RBIs in his first 51 contests.
|7/27/2016||Evan Longoria, TB, 3B|
|Longoria went 1 for 4 in Tuesday's loss in Los Angeles and has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.
Analysis: Longoria is batting .337 with four home runs and 12 RBIs the last 25 games, but that offense hasn't helped the Rays, who are 7-18 in those games.
|7/27/2016||Howie Kendrick, LAD, 2B|
|Kendrick had a rare hitless game in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Kendrick went 0 for 3 in the victory after batting .394 with nine RBIs and 11 runs during a 16-game hitting streak.
|7/27/2016||Justin Turner, LAD, 3B|
|Turner's bat continued to sizzle as he went 2 for 4 with an RBI in a 3-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday.
Analysis: Turner is batting .375 with six homers and 16 RBIs in his last 13 games, helping the Dodgers to a 9-4 record.
|7/27/2016||Chris Archer, TB, P|
|Archer certainly deserved better but the result was his major league-leading 14th loss. He allowed three runs - one earned - and four hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Archer has lost seven of his last eight decisions and his teammates have supported him with three runs or fewer in 10 of his last 13 starts. He's pitched at least six innings in all but one of his last 12 outings.
|7/27/2016||Marcus Stroman, Tor, P|
|Stroman went 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 12-inning win over the Padres, allowing four runs and seven hits while striking out seven.
Analysis: Stroman is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA in his last four home starts, walking four and striking out 25. He's 1-3 with an 8.00 ERA in his last five on the road, walking 10 and striking out 23.
|7/27/2016||Andrew Cashner, SD, P|
|Cashner gave up three runs in six innings Tuesday, but two of the four hits he allowed left the yard and he walked three in a 7-6, 12-inning loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Cashner didn't really hurt or help his trade value as rumors continue to swirl that he will be dealt before the deadline. He's 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA in his last three starts, striking out 23 in 17 2/3 innings.
|7/27/2016||Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B|
|Donaldson homered, doubled and drove in three runs in Tuesday's 12-inning win over the Padres.
Analysis: Donaldson, who has 25 home runs, broke out of a brief four-game slump in which he was 2 for 15 with one RBI.
|7/27/2016||Alex Dickerson, SD, RF|
|Dickerson homered for the third straight game Tuesday, hitting a three-run shot in a 12-inning loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Dickerson is 8 for 14 with five extra-base hits and six RBIs in the last three games, making it possible he'll become a regular in the San Diego outfield. The rookie had only two homers in his previous 38 major league games but clearly has some power. He hit .382 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs in 62 games at Triple-A this year.
|7/27/2016||Matt Kemp, SD, RF|
|Kemp went 2 for 6 with a two-run homer and scored twice in Tuesday's 12-inning loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Kemp has hit safely in all 11 games since the All-Star break, batting .319 with seven homers and 11 RBIs.
|7/27/2016||Joaquín Benoit, Tor, P|
|Seattle traded Benoit to Toronto on Tuesday in exchange for fellow reliever Drew Storen.
Analysis: Benoit, 39, had a 1-1 record with a 5.18 ERA in 26 appearances this season for the Mariners. He has pitched for 15 years in the major leagues and has a 55-43 record and a 3.87 ERA in 687 games.
|7/27/2016||Drew Storen, Sea, P|
|The Blue Jays traded Storen to Seattle on Tuesday for fellow reliever Joaquin Benoit and cash considerations.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Storen, who has an $8,375,000 salary in 2016, had only three saves and a 1-3 record with a 6.21 ERA in 38 appearances this season for the Blue Jays. Toronto designated him for assignment on Monday.
|7/26/2016||Steven Wright, Bos, P|
|Wright was roughed up for eight runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings and also walked three in a no-decision against Detroit.
Analysis: The knuckleballer had won his previous four starts in July but has just a 6.37 ERA for the month.
|7/26/2016||Mike Pelfrey, Det, P|
|Pelfrey was tagged for five runs and six hits, including a homer, in five innings in a no-decision at Boston on Tuesday.
Analysis: Pelfrey has pitched past the sixth inning just three times in 20 starts. His next scheduled start comes Tuesday against the White Sox, a team he defeated July 21 with 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
|7/26/2016||Jackie Bradley Jr., Bos, CF|
|Bradley homered, singled and scored twice in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Bradley has a 1.325 OPS in his last seven games, driving in six runs and scoring five.
|7/26/2016||David Ortiz, Bos, DH|
|Oritz hit his 25th home run of the season Tuesday, a three-run shot in a 9-8 loss to the Tigers.
Analysis: Ortiz has three homers and 12 RBIs in his last seven games. He's gone deep seven times and driven in 21 runs in 16 home games this month.
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