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Date Player
4/28/2016 David Ortiz, Bos, DH
Ortiz passed two Hall of Fame Red Sox on the extra-base hits list in a 9-4 win over Atlanta on Wednesday night.

Analysis: The 40-year-old Ortiz had three doubles and drove in two runs, giving him 1,119 extra-base hits to tie Hall of Famer George Brett for 16th all-time. On the second double, he passed Boston greats Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx. He's 10 for 27 (.370) with six doubles and six RBIs in his last seven games.
4/28/2016 Dustin Pedroia, Bos, 2B
Pedroia hit a grand slam and a solo home run in a 9-4 victory against Atlanta on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Pedroia also singled in his sixth multihit performance in seven games. He's batting .441 (15 for 34) with eight extra-base hits and nine RBIs in that stretch.
4/28/2016 Matt Duffy, SF, 3B
Duffy went 3 for 4 with a triple in a 13-9 win over San Diego on Wednesday.

Analysis: Duffy, now batting .261, is 14 for 35 (.400) in his last nine games.
4/28/2016 Hunter Pence, SF, RF
Pence went 3 for 3 and drove in a pair of runs in a 13-9 win over San Diego on Wednesday.

Analysis: Pence, batting .293, is 10 for 21 (.476) with six extra-base hits and five RBIs in his last six games.
4/28/2016 CC Sabathia, NYY, P
Sabathia fell to 1-2 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Sabathia was charged with three runs in six innings and his ERA is at 5.06.
4/28/2016 Martín Pérez, Tex, P
Perez earned his first win Wednesday.

Analysis: Perez struck out three while allowing two runs and six hits over six innings. The Rangers had lost each of the first four games started by the crafty left-hander.
4/28/2016 Starlin Castro, NYY, 2B
Castro was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Castro is 6 for 14 in his last four games for the Yanks.
4/28/2016 Wil Myers, SD, 1B
Myers extended his hit streak to 12 games with a three-run homer in a 13-9 loss in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Analysis: Myers is batting .373 with three of his five homers during his career high-tying run. He's batting .303 in 22 overall games.
4/28/2016 Álex Rodríguez, NYY, DH
Rodriguez stunned the fantasy world Wednesday.

Analysis: Rodriguez went 3 for 3 with a solo homer and a walk to raise his average 45 points to .190. "It's a long season and (I'm) a work in progress. I'm always tweaking and working on things and I'm just trying to find the cadence that I had last year," A-Rod said. "The last week or so has been a little better."
4/28/2016 Matt Moore, TB, P
Moore lost his second straight start Wednesday after going seven starts without a loss, dating to last season.

Analysis: Moore gave up three runs and three hits and struck out nine in seven innings.
4/28/2016 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Machado went 0 for 4 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Machado is now hitless in his last 17 at-bats, making him a fantasy letdown.
4/28/2016 Mark Trumbo, Bal, RF
Trumbo went 0 for 3 with a walk Wednesday.

Analysis: Trumbo's 11-game hitting streak ended at the Trop.
4/28/2016 Chris Tillman, Bal, P
Tillman gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday night.

Analysis: Tillman moved to 2-1 as he tied a career high with nine strikeouts.
4/28/2016 Joey Rickard, Bal, CF
Rickard belted a three-run home run in a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Analysis: Rickard earned sweet revenge as he was selected by the Orioles from Tampa Bay in December's Rule 5 Draft. He knocked his second home run over the fence at the Trop.
4/28/2016 Andrew Cashner, SD, P
Cashner endured one of his worst outings of the season in a 13-9 loss in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Analysis: Cashner (1-2, 4.94 ERA) gave up six runs - three earned - in a season-low 2 2/3 innings. He allowed one run in six innings in each of his prior two starts and earned a 4-1 win over St. Louis on April 22.
4/28/2016 José Quintana, CWS, P
Quintana kept the good times rolling Wednesday.

Analysis: Quintana allowed five hits and walked three and struck out a season-high 10 in six innings, improving to 4-0 with a 0.68 ERA in four starts at Toronto. He has won consecutive starts and lowered his ERA to 1.47, passing teammate Chris Sale for fourth-best in the AL.
4/28/2016 Jeff Samardzija, SF, P
Samardzija improved to 3-1 despite giving up a season-high five runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday against San Diego.

Analysis: Samardzija, who bumped his ERA to 3.86 in five starts, hit a two-run single in a 13-9 victory. He gave up one run in 7 2/3 innings in his previous start, 8-1 win over Miami on April 22.
4/28/2016 Marco Estrada, Tor, P
Estrada gave up one hit through six innings but was knocked out in the seventh Wednesday night. Estrada allowed three runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings and is winless in three starts.

Analysis: His next start is against Texas next week.
4/28/2016 Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B
Donaldson went 2 for 3 in Wednesday's loss to Chicago.

Analysis: Donaldson is tied for third in the AL with a .421 average off lefties and sports a .947 slugging percentage for one of baseball's best marks. He faces lefty Drew Smyly on Friday at the Trop.
4/28/2016 Austin Jackson, CWS, CF
Jackson went 2 for 3 in Wednesday's win at Toronto.

Analysis: Jackson could be heating up with five hits in his last two games.
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