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|4/17/2014||Miguel Gonzalez, P (Bal)||Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
Analysis: Gonzalez gave up three hits and three walks in five innings after entering with a 9.64 ERA. He figures to face the Jays next week.
|4/17/2014||Donnie Veal, P (CWS)||The Chicago White Sox designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment.
Analysis: Veal was 0-0 with a 7.50 ERA in seven relief appearances with Chicago. Scott Downs becomes the only left-hander in the White Sox bullpen.
|4/17/2014||Zach Putnam, P (CWS)||The Chicago White Sox selected the contract of right-hander Zach Putnam before Thursday's game against the Boston Red Sox and designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment.
Analysis: Putnam, 26, is 1-0 and no earned runs allowed in four appearances with Triple-A Charlotte. He struck out 11 and walked one in six innings, holding opponents to a .182 batting average.
|4/17/2014||Dustin Pedroia, 2B (Bos)||Pedroia was an effective fantasy producer Wednesday.
Analysis: Pedroia scored three times, walked twice and had two hits.
|4/17/2014||Clay Buchholz, P (Bos)||Buchholz was solid Wednesday.
Analysis: Buchholz allowed three runs in six innings and is scheduled to get the ball Monday morning against the O's on a day when an emotional Boston Marathon will take place.
|4/17/2014||John Danks, P (CWS)||Danks was effective Wednesday.
Analysis: Danks gave up a run in six innings ahead of next week's scheduled start in Detroit.
|4/17/2014||Jason Castro, C (Hou)||Castro hit a two-run bomb Wednesday.
Analysis: Castro has three HRs and a .798 OPS.
|4/17/2014||Jeremy Guthrie, P (KC)||Guthrie pitched against the Astros on Wednesday.
Analysis: Guthrie allowed four runs in six innings and will face the Tribe his next time out as he tries to improve to 3-0.
|4/17/2014||Dallas Keuchel, P (Hou)||Keuchel pitched well Wednesday.
Analysis: Keuchel allowed two runs in six innings and faces the M's next.
|4/17/2014||Jed Lowrie, SS (Oak)||Lowrie had three hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Lowrie doubled four times in the series so he is heating up.
|4/17/2014||Brandon Moss, 1B (Oak)||Moss hit a three-run jack Wednesday.
Analysis: Moss is up to 15 RBIs - that's good bang for your fantasy buck.
|4/17/2014||Tommy Milone, P (Oak)||Milone pitched well Wednesday.
Analysis: Milone allowed three runs in six innings and will likely face Texas next.
|4/17/2014||Tyler Skaggs, P (LAA)||Skaggs pitched OK Wednesday.
Analysis: Skaggs allowed four runs in six innings and will likely face the Nats next.
|4/17/2014||Mike Trout, CF (LAA)||Trout had two more hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Trout will face the Tigers this weekend. Maybe he can try to steal more since he has only done so once this season and with his speed, it's hard to understand why he isn't more daring.
|4/17/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B (LAA)||Pujols effortlessly had three more hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Pujols owns a .854 OPS and is not as bad as once feared.
|4/17/2014||Anthony Rizzo, 1B (ChC)||Rizzo went 3 for 7 in Wednesday's DH.
Analysis: Don't use Rizzo this weekend if you are wary since he is a career .193 hitter against the Reds.
|4/17/2014||Michael Pineda, P (NYY)||Pineda won again for the Yanks.
Analysis: Pineda pitched six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.
|4/17/2014||Carlos Beltran, RF (NYY)||Beltran is surging for the Yanks.
Analysis: Beltran is 8 for 15 with three homers in a four-game win streak.
|4/17/2014||Dee Gordon, 2B (LAD)||Gordon had three hits and tripled home the Los Angeles Dodgers' lone run in a 2-1 loss to San Francisco on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Gordon boosted his average to .404 with Wednesday's performance. He's 11 for 24 (.458) in his last six games.
|4/17/2014||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (LAD)||Gonzalez extended his hit streak to 11 games in a 2-1 loss to San Francisco on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman is batting .326 (15 for 46) during his run with five homers, four doubles and 13 RBIs.
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