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5/23/2016 Ian Desmond, Tex, LF
Desmond had another two hits and drove in a run in a 9-2 win over Houston on Sunday.

Analysis: Desmond has two hits in eight of his last 12 games and is batting .340 in that stretch. He also has three homers and 13 RBIs.
5/23/2016 Nomar Mazara, Tex, RF
Mazara hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in a 9-2 victory against Houston on Sunday.

Analysis: Mazara is batting .314 in his last nine games and has two of his six home runs in his past four.
5/23/2016 Ubaldo Jiménez, Bal, P
Jimenez's woes continued in a 10-2 drubbing to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Analysis: Jimenez (2-5, 6.04 ERA) was charged with six runs for the second straight start, this time over 5 2/3 innings. He lasted 4 1/3 innings in a 10-0 loss to Seattle on Tuesday and is 0-2 with a 9.60 ERA in his last three outings.
5/23/2016 Johnny Giavotella, LAA, 2B
Giavotella extended his hit streak to 11 games by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs in a 10-2 rout of Baltimore on Sunday.

Analysis: Giavotella is batting .405 with four doubles, one home run and eight RBIs during his streak.
5/23/2016 Carlos Pérez, LAA, C
Perez homered and drove in a career-high five runs in a 10-2 rout of Baltimore on Sunday.

Analysis: Perez is batting .381 with each of his two homers and three doubles in his last six games. He has nine of his 13 RBIs in his past four.
5/23/2016 Jered Weaver, LAA, P
Weaver earned his first win in five starts this month in a 10-2 victory against Baltimore on Sunday.

Analysis: Weaver (4-3, 5.33 ERA) yielded two runs in seven innings while fanning six. He was 0-3 with a 7.77 ERA in his prior four outings.
5/23/2016 Michael Pineda, NYY, P
Pineda won for the first time since his season debut in a 5-4 victory against Oakland on Sunday.

Analysis: Pineda (2-5, 6.34 ERA) was 0-5 with a 6.05 ERA in his seven starts since a 16-6 victory over Houston on April 6. He allowed three runs in six innings Sunday while fanning six.
5/23/2016 Carlos Beltrán, NYY, RF
Beltran went 2 for 4 with a double and drove in a run in a 5-4 win over Oakland on Sunday.

Analysis: Beltran is 9 for 18 with five doubles, a home run and eight RBIs in a string of four multihit performances.
5/23/2016 Shin-soo Choo, Tex, RF
Choo is back on the disabled list after playing only one game. The Texas Rangers put Choo on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring.

Analysis: Choo had been out since April 9 because of a strained right calf when he was activated before Friday's game at Houston. He walked twice in his only at-bats before leaving the game with the hamstring issue. He didn't play the rest of the series, so the DL move is retroactive to Saturday.
5/23/2016 Marcus Stroman, Tor, P
Stroman bounced back from his worst major league start to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday.

Analysis: Stroman (5-1, 3.89 ERA) allowed one run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings, one start after giving up career highs of seven runs and 13 hits in a 12-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
5/23/2016 Carlos Rodon, CWS, P
Rodon earned his first victory in seven starts Sunday with a 3-2 win against Kansas City.

Analysis: Rodon (2-4, 4.47 ERA) gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings after going 0-3 with a 6.06 ERA in his previous six outings.
5/23/2016 Paulo Orlando, KC, RF
Orlando had two hits and drove in a run in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Analysis: Orlando, batting .377 in 21 games, is 12 for 22 (.545) with five extra-base hits and seven RBIs in his last six.
5/23/2016 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera went 3 for 3, homered and drove in two runs in a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Cabrera is batting .467 (14 for 30) with five home runs and 10 RBIs in his last eight games.
5/23/2016 Evan Longoria, TB, 3B
Longoria extended his hit streak to 10 games by going 2 for 4 in a 9-4 loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Longoria is hitting .357 (15 for 42) with five doubles and two homers during his streak.
5/23/2016 J.D. Martínez, Det, RF
Martinez had two hits and drove in a run in a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Martinez, batting .261, is 12 for 30 (.400) with seven extra-base hits and eight RBIs in his last seven games.
5/23/2016 Cameron Maybin, Det, CF
Maybin drove in three runs in a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Maybin is batting .600 (12 for 20) with five RBIs in his first six games this season.
5/23/2016 Chris Archer, TB, P
Archer suffered his first loss in six starts Sunday with a 9-4 defeat to Detroit.

Analysis: Archer (3-5, 5.16 ERA) was charged with six runs and eight hits in three innings. He was 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA in his prior five outings.
5/23/2016 Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B
Kinsler extended his hit streak to 10 games in a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Kinsler, batting .313, is hitting .390 with four homers during his streak. He also has a .343 average while batting safely in 15 of his last 16 games.
5/23/2016 Danny Salazar, Cle, P
Salazar endured his worst outing of the season Sunday in a 5-2 loss in Boston.

Analysis: Salazar (4-3, 2.32 ERA) was charged with four runs in 4 1/3 innings. He was 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his previous three starts.
5/23/2016 Joba Chamberlain, Cle, P
Chamberlain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained chest muscle.

Analysis: Chamberlain had been experiencing soreness in his side recently and the pain increased following Saturday's appearance at Boston. The 30-year-old has been a pleasant surprise after making the Indians out of spring training, recording a 1.93 ERA in 14 games.
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