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Date Player
9/25/2016 Ken Giles, Hou, P
Giles rebounded Sunday from a blown save in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Angels. He walked one and struck out two in the ninth for his 14th save.

Analysis: Before the game, manager A.J. Hinch said he was worried about Giles' flexibility and ability to throw, a day after he injured his right wrist when he was hit by a line drive during batting practice. X-rays were negative.
9/25/2016 Joe Musgrove, Hou, P
Musgrove allowed one run over seven innings Sunday to beat the Angels 4-1.

Analysis: The rookie right-hander is 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA over his last four starts.
9/25/2016 Evan Gattis, Hou, C
Gattis hit his 31st homer Sunday.

Analysis: He's homered 13 times in his last 32 games.
9/25/2016 George Springer, Hou, RF
Springer singled three times and walked Sunday.

Analysis: He's 7 for 8 over his last two games after going 8 for 52 over his previous 13 contests.
9/25/2016 Rafael Ortega, LAA, LF
Ortega singled and drove in a run Sunday.

Analysis: He's 4 for 7 with two doubles and five RBIs over his last three games.
9/25/2016 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Cron doubled twice and scored Sunday.

Analysis: He's 6 for 12 with four doubles and four RBIs over his last three games.
9/25/2016 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols singled Sunday to give him a hit in five straight games.

Analysis: He's batting .386 with two homers, three doubles, eight RBIs and eight runs scored in his last 11 games.
9/25/2016 Kole Calhoun, LAA, RF
Calhoun doubled and walked Sunday.

Analysis: He's 5 for 13 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored over his last three games.
9/25/2016 Jean Segura, Ari, 2B
Segura went 1 for 3 in Sunday's loss at Baltimore and has 193 hits on the season, most in the National League.

Analysis: Segura is the first Diamondbacks player to hit 40 doubles in a season since Gerardo Parra hit 43 in 2013. He is batting .373 (19 for 51) with five homers, nine RBIs and four doubles in his last 12 games.
9/25/2016 Braden Shipley, Ari, P
Shipley rebounded from a pair of poor starts with a strong outing Sunday in a 2-1 loss at Baltimore. He limited the Orioles to two runs and four hits over six innings without a walk and six strikeouts.

Analysis: Shipley is 3-5 with a 4.71 ERA in 10 starts but has received two runs of support or fewer in five of the past six.
9/25/2016 Hyun Soo Kim, Bal, LF
Kim had the big hit Sunday in a 2-1 win over Arizona as his two-run homer accounted for all of Baltimore's scoring.

Analysis: The homer was Kim's first since Aug. 4. He finished with a .316 batting average at home with the Orioles scheduled to play their final six games on the road.
9/25/2016 Mychal Givens, Bal, P
Givens struck out 4 in two scoreless innings Sunday in a 2-1 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Givens has pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts. He has fanned 95 in 73 innings for 11.71 strikeouts per 9 innings.
9/25/2016 Dylan Bundy, Bal, P
Bundy earned his 10th win with a strong showing Sunday in a 2-1 victory over Arizona. He allowed one run and three hits over five innings with a walk and five strikeouts.

Analysis: Bundy, second on the team in wins for starters, was 1-2 with an 8.36 ERA in his three previous starts. Bundy spend most of this season in the bullpen and has made a successful transition to a starting role, going 8-5 with a 4.52 ERA in 14 outings.
9/25/2016 Marco Estrada, Tor, P
Estrada allowed one run and four hits while striking out seven over seven innings in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Yankees.

Analysis: Estrada has given up one run and five hits over 14 innings in his last two starts.
9/25/2016 José Bautista, Tor, RF
Bautista came up big again Sunday when he went 2 for 2 with his 21st home run in a 4-3 win over the Yankees.

Analysis: Bautista is 8 for 20 with three homers, two doubles and eight RBIs over his last five games.
9/25/2016 Edwin Encarnación, Tor, 1B
Encarnacion stayed hot with two hits in Sunday's 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Yankees.

Analysis: Encarnacion is hitting .344 with seven RBIs over his last eight games.
9/25/2016 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday.

Analysis: Cruz has 41 home runs and 100 RBIs. He homered four times in the three-game series, and has nine in his last 10 games at Target Field. After his wrist was looked at by the team trainer following a big swing and miss leading off the sixth, Cruz hit the next pitch into the left-field seats for a 4-2 lead. It was his third multi-homer game of the season.
9/25/2016 Carlos Rodon, CWS, P
Rodon was outstanding on Sunday, allowing two hits while striking out 11 in a 3-0 win over the Indians.

Analysis: This was a huge showing for the young left-hander after he had given up 12 runs and 17 hits over nine innings in dropping his previous two starts - one versus Cleveland.
9/25/2016 José Fernández, Mia, P
Fernandez, an All-Star starting pitcher who escaped Cuba to become one of the best young arms in baseball, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning at the age of 24.

Analysis: The Marlins canceled their scheduled game Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves.
9/25/2016 Mike Trout, LAA, CF
Trout took over the major league lead in runs scored by crossing the plate three times in Saturday's win at Houston. The AL MVP candidate ended the night 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a pair of walks.

Analysis: Trout's bat has been mostly quiet over the past weeks, as he was hitting a pedestrian .233 with one home run over his previous 13 games. He's batting just .207 with no homers in nine games at Minute Maid Park this season.
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