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|6/29/2015||Tommy Milone, Min, P|
|Milone was solid again Sunday, giving up two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings in Minnesota's 5-3 loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Milone is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in five starts since being recalled from Triple-A.
|6/29/2015||James McCann, Det, C|
|McCann's solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning completed a dramatic Detroit comeback, and the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Sunday.
Analysis: It was McCann's third homer of the year and his first since May 21, when the Detroit catcher went deep in the 11th inning to beat Houston. "I think he's been doing a great job," teammate Victor Martinez said.
|6/29/2015||Mike Fiers, Mil, P|
|Fiers had one of his best outings of the season Sunday versus Minnesota, limiting the Twins to one run over seven innings in Milwaukee's 5-3 win.
Analysis: Fiers has been a disappointment with a 4.14 ERA, though his .348 opponents' batting average on balls in play is one of the highest in baseball. He could be a sleeper candidate to be much better the rest of the season.
|6/29/2015||Avisail Garcia, CWS, RF|
|Garcia went 2 for 3 on Sunday.
Analysis: Garcia went 5 for 11 in the series against the club that got rid of him.
|6/29/2015||Maikel Franco, Phi, 3B|
|Franco had two hits and drove in three runs in Sunday's finale of a doubleheader with Washington, an 8-5 victory.
Analysis: Franco, batting .304 in 41 games, is 16 for 38 (.421) with 14 RBIs in his last nine.
|6/29/2015||Carlos Martinez, StL, P|
|Martinez held the Cubs to one run in six innings Sunday in a 4-1 victory, winning for the fifth time in six starts.
Analysis: Martinez has been lights out over the last month-plus for the Cardinals, going 6-1 with a 1.35 ERA in his last eight outings.
|6/29/2015||Melky Cabrera, CWS, LF|
|Cabrera went 3 for 5 with a dinger on Sunday.
Analysis: Cabrera is getting his act together with 12 hits in his last 27 ABs.
|6/29/2015||Odubel Herrera, Phi, CF|
|Herrera had three hits and drove in a run in Sunday's finale of a doubleheader with Washington, an 8-5 victory.
Analysis: Herrera, batting .251, was 2 for 18 in his previous 11 games.
|6/29/2015||Chris Archer, TB, P|
|Archer had his six-game win streak snapped Sunday.
Analysis: Archer began the day with an AL-best 2.01 ERA. He yielded a career-high three homers while allowing five runs, five hits and striking out 10 over six innings. Archer dropped to 1-6 with a 5.48 ERA in nine career starts against Boston.
|6/29/2015||Jason Hammel, ChC, P|
|Hammel took his third loss of the year Sunday, giving up four runs in four innings of a 4-1 loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: Hammel has now failed to complete more than five innings in three of his last four outings.
|6/29/2015||Justin Masterson, Bos, P|
|Masterson notched his third win Sunday.
Analysis: Masterson gave up an unearned run in five frames. He won for the first time since beating Baltimore at Fenway Park on April 20. The start was the right-hander's first since a six-week stint on the disabled list with tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.
|6/29/2015||Cesar Hernandez, Phi, 2B|
|Hernandez went 4 for 4 in the finale of a doubleheader against Washington on Sunday and had six hits in the two games.
Analysis: Hernandez, batting .271, is 15 for 35 (.429) in his last nine games.
|6/29/2015||Yadier Molina, StL, C|
|Molina doubled twice Sunday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Molina is 18 for 48 with nine runs scored in his last 13 games, raising his season average from .274 to .293.
|6/29/2015||Asdrubal Cabrera, TB, SS|
|Cabrera was 3 for 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: Cabrera still owns a sickly .635 OPS.
|6/29/2015||Jhonny Peralta, StL, SS|
|Peralta hit his 18th double Sunday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Peralta's .849 OPS is his highest since an .885 mark in 2005.
|6/29/2015||Grady Sizemore, TB, RF|
|Sizemore was 3 for 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: Sizemore made his Rays debut a success after he was dumped by the Phils.
|6/29/2015||Brandon Guyer, TB, LF|
|Guyer was 2 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Guyer owns a .751 OPS for Tampa.
|6/29/2015||Chase Anderson, Ari, P|
|Anderson won for the third time in four starts Sunday, giving up four runs over seven innings in a 6-4 victory at San Diego.
Analysis: Anderson is 3-1 in five starts this month.
|6/29/2015||Stephen Strasburg, Was, P|
|Strasburg had a season-best nine strikeouts in seven innings in a 3-2 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
Analysis: Strasburg (5-5, 5.49 ERA) gave up two runs, four hits and one walk while improving to 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his two starts since returning from the disabled list (neck).
|6/29/2015||Derek Norris, SD, C|
|Norris hit two homers Sunday against Arizona.
Analysis: Norris' 11 home runs are already a career high.
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