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|8/31/2015||Greg Bird, NYY, 1B|
|Bird went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored on Sunday.
Analysis: Bird has a .751 OPS in 15 games for the Bronx Bombers.
|8/31/2015||Jacoby Ellsbury, NYY, CF|
|Ellsbury went 2 for 6 with three RBIs on Sunday.
Analysis: Ellsbury is 4 for 7 against Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez, who he faces Monday.
|8/31/2015||Carlos Beltran, NYY, RF|
|Beltran went 3 for 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: Beltran was 6 for 12 in a weekend sweep.
|8/31/2015||Chase Headley, NYY, 3B|
|Headley went 3 for 3 with a jack and four RBIs Sunday.
Analysis: Headley was 6 for 11 with a homer and seven RBIs in the weekend sweep.
|8/31/2015||Stephen Drew, NYY, 2B|
|Drew went 4 for 4 with a jack and four RBIs Sunday.
Analysis: Drew has been awful through most of the year and raised his average to .201.
|8/31/2015||Brennan Boesch, Cin, RF|
|Boesch has been placed on the disabled list with a right ankle injury.
Analysis: He fouled a ball off the ankle during batting practice last week.
|8/30/2015||Jake Arrieta, ChC, P|
|Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.
Analysis: Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball's third no-hitter in less than three weeks.
|8/30/2015||Wilfredo Tovar, NYM, SS|
|Tovar is on the 60-day disabled list.
Analysis: Tovar is out with a concussion.
|8/30/2015||Andrew Chafin, Ari, P|
|The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned left-hander Andrew Chafin to Triple-A Reno so the young reliever can rest.
Analysis: Chafin is 5-1 with two saves and a 2.41 ERA in 55 appearances and 67 1/3 innings this season. It is his first full year in the majors.
|8/30/2015||Ryan Vogelsong, SF, P|
|Vogelsong allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 4 2-3 innings Saturday.
Analysis: Vogelsong, who twice beat the Cardinals during the Giants' 2012 postseason run to the World Series championship, failed to reach five innings for the second straight start. The right-hander had been 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA over his previous three starts at AT&T Park.
|8/30/2015||Gregor Blanco, SF, CF|
|Blanco was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Blanco is 8 for 20 in a six-game hitting streak.
|8/30/2015||Kolten Wong, StL, 2B|
|Wong was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Wong needs to get going because of a .189 average in his last 24 games.
|8/30/2015||Jason Heyward, StL, RF|
|Heyward was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Heyward is only batting .255 on the road so this was a step in the right direction.
|8/30/2015||Yadier Molina, StL, C|
|Molina was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Molina is 7 for 19 with two homers and six RBIs in the season series.
|8/30/2015||Stephen Piscotty, StL, LF|
|Piscotty was 4 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Piscotty improved to 6 for 8 in this series. The Bay Area native is 12 for 24 with 10 RBIs during a six-game hitting streak.
|8/30/2015||Lance Lynn, StL, P|
|Lynn still wound up with his first career win over the Giants, sending the NL Central-leading Cardinals to a 6-0 victory Saturday despite getting hurt.
Analysis: Lynn awkwardly came off the mound to field Juan Perez's leadoff chopper in the eighth and twisted his ankle trying to throw to first. That was Lynn's final batter, and he'll be reevaluated Sunday.
|8/30/2015||Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B|
|Gordon went 2 for 4 on Satuday.
Analysis: Gordon is hitting .385 in his last 13 games.
|8/30/2015||Ian Desmond, Was, SS|
|Desmond was 2 for 4 with his 17th jack on Saturday.
Analysis: Desmond is 4 for 7 in the series after he has flailed against Miami pitching for the most part at .209.
|8/30/2015||Anthony Rendon, Was, 2B|
|Rendon was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Rendon is hitting .400 in division games for the Nats.
|8/30/2015||Tom Koehler, Mia, P|
|Koehler is still seeking his first win since July 23 after losing Saturday.
Analysis: Koehler allowed five runs and nine hits over six innings in losing his seventh straight. "I feel like I'm running out there and throwing the ball well," he said. "I find a way to just kind of let the guys down at a certain point. That's the part that gets me."
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