MLB Recent Player News
|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.
|8/27/2015||Bartolo Colon, NYM, P|
|Colon earned just his second win in 12 starts with a 9-4 victory against Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Colon (11-11, 4.68 ERA) yielded five hits and fanned eight in seven scoreless innings. He was 1-7 with a 5.54 ERA in his previous 11 games and gave up seven runs in 3 2-3 innings in Colorado in his prior start Aug. 21.
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