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|7/30/2014||Jose Quintana, P (CWS)||Quintana earned his first win in five games Tuesday night, an 11-4 victory against Detroit.
Analysis: Quintana (6-7, 3.15 ERA) gave up two runs in six innings. He's 3-0 with a 1.84 ERA in his last eight starts but had received a combined two runs of support in his prior four.
|7/30/2014||Ben Zobrist, 2B (TB)||Zobrist went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Zobrist is 10 for 20 with two homers, four RBIs, five runs scored and two steals over the last six games.
|7/30/2014||Alex Cobb, P (TB)||Cobb struck out a season-high 12 over eight innings of one-run ball to beat Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Analysis: After a disappointing start to the year, Cobb is 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA in his last six outings.
|7/30/2014||Delmon Young, LF (Bal)||Young had three hits in a 7-6 win in 12 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Young, batting .333 in 48 games, is 8 for 14 (.571) in his last four.
|7/30/2014||Nick Markakis, RF (Bal)||Markakis had a pair of hits, including a three-run homer, in a 7-6 win in 12 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Markakis, batting .285, was 3 for 24 (.125) with two RBIs in his prior six games.
|7/30/2014||Josh Hamilton, LF (LAA)||Hamilton finished a triple shy of the cycle and matched a season high with three RBIs in a 7-6 loss to Baltimore in 12 innings Tuesday night.
Analysis: Hamilton, batting .293, was 2 for 14 (.143) with one RBI in his previous five games.
|7/30/2014||Josh Harrison, RF (Pit)||Harrison homered again in Tuesday's 3-1 win at San Francisco.
Analysis: Harrison has homered in three straight games, going 7 for 12 with four RBIs and five runs scored.
|7/30/2014||Francisco Liriano, P (Pit)||Liriano allowed one run and struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings to win 3-1 at San Francisco on Tuesday.
Analysis: Liriano yielded four hits and just one walk, improving to 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA in his last three starts.
|7/30/2014||Adam Eaton, CF (CWS)||Eaton had three hits in the Chicago White Sox's 11-4 win against Detroit on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Eaton, now batting .289, is 23 for 55 (.418) in his last 13 games.
|7/30/2014||Justin Masterson, P (StL)||A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have traded starter Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Analysis: Masterson, who is in the final year of his contract, was dealt for outfielder James Ramsey, said the person who spoke Wednesday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams have not commented. Masterson, who is on the disabled list, has been a disappointment for the Indians this season. He began the year as Cleveland's No. 1 starter but has underperformed after turning down a contract extension from the club in spring training.
|7/30/2014||Conor Gillaspie, 3B (CWS)||Gillaspie had three hits and drove in a run in an 11-4 win over Detroit on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Gillaspie, now batting .327, has four multihit performances in the last five games, going 10 for 21 (.476).
|7/30/2014||Alexei Ramirez, SS (CWS)||Ramirez hit a three-run double in an 11-4 rout of Detroit on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ramirez has eight of his 50 RBIs in the last five games and is hitting .333 (10 for 30) in his last seven.
|7/30/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B (LAA)||Pujols went 3 for 6 in a 7-6 loss to Baltimore in 12 innings Tuesday night.
Analysis: Pujols, now batting .276, is 8 for 23 (.348) with three doubles in his last six games.
|7/30/2014||Yangervis Solarte, 3B (SD)||Solarte went 1 for 3 with a homer and two runs scored in Tuesday's 3-1 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Solarte is batting .286 with two homers and six RBIs in seven games since joining the Padres.
|7/30/2014||Victor Martinez, DH (Det)||Martinez had three hits in an 11-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Martinez, third in the AL with a .325 average, is 11 for 31 (.355) in his last nine games.
|7/30/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B (CWS)||Abreu went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer and drove in four runs Tuesday night while extending his hit streak to 18 games in an 11-4 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Abreu's home run was his major league-best 31st of the year. He's batting .392 with four homers during his streak, and is hitting .356 with 12 homers while batting safely in 36 of his last 37 contests.
|7/30/2014||Tyson Ross, P (SD)||Ross allowed one run over six innings to beat St. Louis 3-1 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Ross allowed four hits and five walks but managed to limit the damage. He's won three straight starts behind a 0.95 ERA.
|7/30/2014||Dustin Ackley, LF (Sea)||Ackley had three hits, including a two-run double, in a 5-2 win against Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ackley, now batting .256, has three straight multihit efforts and seven in his last 11 games. He's batting .444 (20 for 45) with seven doubles and five RBIs in that stretch.
|7/30/2014||Hisashi Iwakuma, P (Sea)||Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Iwakuma (9-5, 3.06 ERA) is 9-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He has won five decisions outside Seattle this season. Iwakuma is 4-1 with a 2.32 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP in six starts in July.
|7/30/2014||Yasiel Puig, RF (LAD)||Puig went 4 for 5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-4 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Puig is 9 for his last 19 with two doubles and four triples.
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