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|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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