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5/5/2016 Jason Heyward, ChC, RF
Heyward returned from a wrist injury after center fielder Dexter Fowler was ejected for arguing balls and strikes.

Analysis: Heyward was held out of the starting lineup against Washington on Thursday night for the fourth straight game, but he tested his ailing wrist during batting practice. He had planned to return on Friday, but trotted out to center after Fowler was tossed for arguing with home plate umpire Vic Carpazza after he struck out looking to end the third.
5/5/2016 Nelson Cruz, Det, P
Cruz was 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over Oakland.

Analysis: Wednesday's performance capped a big series for Cruz, who went 7 for 12 over the three games.
5/5/2016 Ryan Zimmerman, Was, 1B
Zimmerman had three hits and drove in a run in a 13-2 rout of Kansas City on Wednesday.

Analysis: Zimmerman, now batting .264, went 7 for 14 with four doubles and two RBIs in the three-game series against the Royals.
5/5/2016 Marcus Semien, Oak, SS
Semien went 2 for 4 with a solo homer Wednesday against Seattle.

Analysis: Semien is hitting just .209 but has been good in the power department, second only to Colorado's Trevor Story among shortstops.
5/5/2016 Wilson Ramos, Was, C
Ramos had three hits and drove in a run in a 13-2 rout of Kansas City on Wednesday.

Analysis: Ramos, batting .364 in 17 games, has a combined six hits in his past two.
5/5/2016 Dae-Ho Lee, Sea, 1B
Lee had three RBIs on a pair of homers in Wednesday's win over Oakland.

Analysis: The Korean rookie has been good in limited action, having homered four times while batting .281 in 32 at-bats.
5/5/2016 Kris Medlen, KC, P
Medlen didn't make it out of the third inning in a 13-2 drubbing to Washington on Wednesday.

Analysis: Kris Medlen (1-3, 6.85 ERA) allowed nine runs, six of them earned, and six hits in two-plus innings for Kansas City. His home ERA rose to 20.65 in two starts at Kauffman Stadium this season.
5/5/2016 Stephen Strasburg, Was, P
Strasburg got plenty of support Wednesday while improving to 5-0.

Analysis: Strasburg (2.36 ERA) gave up two runs in six innings while fanning seven in a 13-2 rout of Kansas City.
5/5/2016 Félix Hernández, Sea, P
Hernandez was hit hard by Oakland on Wednesday, surrendering eight runs - four earned - and nine hits in four-plus innings.

Analysis: The outing was by far Hernandez's worst of the season. He entered the matchup with a 1.38 ERA and beat Kansas City with 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Friday's previous start.
5/5/2016 Daniel Murphy, Was, 2B
Murphy finished a triple shy of the cycle Wednesday and drove in three runs in a 13-2 rout of Kansas City.

Analysis: The Washington Nationals second baseman boosted his average to an MLB-best .398. He is 11 for 21 (.524) with two homers, three doubles and seven RBIs in his last five games.
5/5/2016 José Abreu, CWS, 1B
Abreu cracked a two-run homer Thursday against Boston to extend his hitting streak to eight games.

Analysis: The Cuban slugger is hitting .438 with 10 RBIs over the streak, which has raised his season average from .176 to .255.
5/5/2016 Clay Buchholz, Bos, P
Buchholz threw seven solid innings Wednesday to finally claim his first win of 2016.

Analysis: Buchholz, 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA in five starts preceding Wednesday's outing with the White Sox, held Chicago to two runs and three hits while striking out six in a much-needed sharp effort.
5/5/2016 David Ortiz, Bos, DH
Ortiz finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs and had another big hit in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: Ortiz put Boston ahead with a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the 5-2 win. The long ball was the 509th of his career and 451st with the Red Sox, one shy of tying Carl Yastremski for second in team history. The 40-year-old is 7 for 19 with three homers and six RBIs over a five-game stretch.
5/5/2016 Edwin Encarnación, Tor, 1B
Encarnacion had two hits, including a key two-run homer in the sixth inning that helped spark Wednesday's 4-3 comeback victory over Texas.

Analysis: The long ball was just Encarnacion's fourth this season and he hasn't been hitting well of late, owning a .152 average over his past 13 games.
5/5/2016 Rougned Odor, Tex, 2B
Odor went 2 for 5 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss at Toronto.

Analysis: The Texas leadoff man is 10 for 24 with five extra-base hits and five runs scored over a nice five-game stretch.
5/5/2016 Jacoby Ellsbury, NYY, CF
Ellsbury finished 3 for 3 with a pair of walks in Wednesday's win at Baltimore.

Analysis: Though his overall production hasn't been much, Ellsbury is 6 for 11 with a .643 on-base percentage over his past three games.
5/5/2016 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Machado doubled twice in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

Analysis: He's batting .458 with five doubles, one home run and five RBIs over a six-game hitting streak and has multiple hits in five of those contests.
5/5/2016 CC Sabathia, NYY, P
Sabathia turned back the clock Thursday in Baltimore.

Analysis: In what was easily his best outing of the season, the 35-year-old allowed six hits and two walks over seven innings in the Yankees' 7-0 win. Though his days as an ace are long behind him, Sabathia has compiled a respectable 2-2 record and 3.81 ERA through his first five starts.
5/5/2016 Nick Castellanos, Det, 3B
Castellanos had two more hits in Wednesday's loss at Cleveland.

Analysis: Atop the American League with a .378 average, Castellanos is 12 for 21 with two homers and nine RBIs over his last six games.
5/5/2016 Corey Kluber, Cle, P
Kluber tossed a five-hitter to lead the Indians to Wednesday's 4-0 victory over Detroit.

Analysis: After a shaky season-opening three-start stretch, Kluber has been dominant over his last three. The 2014 AL Cy Young recipient is 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .150 average over that run.
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