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8/20/2017 Sonny Gray, NYY, P
Sonny Gray fell to 7-8, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday. Gray did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Gray wasn't very efficient in this one, as he labored through 106 pitches in his five-inning stint. The prized in-season acquisition fell to 1-3 in four starts as a Yankee, though he has a respectable 3.13 ERA during that stretch. The former Oakland hurler faces a familiar foe when he gets the Mariners at Yankee Stadium next time out.
8/20/2017 Jay Bruce, Cle, RF
Jay Bruce went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Cleveland Indians fell to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. Bruce scored once. He ended the game with a .267 batting average.

Analysis: Bruce is 15 for 39 (.385) with three homers and 12 RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak.
8/20/2017 Yan Gomes, Cle, C
Yan Gomes went 0 for 4 with an RBI Sunday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. He ended the game with a .222 batting average.
8/20/2017 Austin Jackson, Cle, CF
Austin Jackson went 1 for 3 with a triple and an RBI Sunday as the Cleveland Indians fell to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. Jackson scored once. He ended the game with a .324 batting average.
8/20/2017 Carlos Santana, Cle, 1B
Carlos Santana went 1 for 3 Sunday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. He ended the game with a .252 batting average.

Analysis: Santana is 13 for 29 with two homers and five RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.
8/20/2017 Eric Hosmer, KC, 1B
Eric Hosmer went 2 for 4 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4. Hosmer scored once. He ended the game with a .315 batting average.
8/20/2017 Rick Porcello, Bos, P
Rick Porcello improved to 8-14, allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Sunday. Porcello struck out four, ending the game with a 4.48 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: The 2016 AL Cy Young recipient has now won four straight starts after losing his previous four, and he's posted a 3.38 ERA with six quality starts over those eight outings. Porcello has lost each of his two 2017 meetings with the Orioles, who he'll face at home on Friday, though the Red Sox gave him just two total runs of support in those games.
8/20/2017 Whit Merrifield, KC, 2B
Whit Merrifield went 2 for 5 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 7-4. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.

Analysis: Merrifield led off the first inning with a ground-ball single to center, snapping an 0-for-23 slump.
8/20/2017 Jason Hammel, KC, P
Jason Hammel improved to 6-9, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Sunday. Hammel struck out three, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Hammel is 3-0 with a 3.37 ERA in three starts this season against Cleveland.
8/20/2017 José Ramírez, Cle, 3B
Jose Ramirez went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. He ended the game with a .304 batting average.
8/20/2017 Tommy Kahnle, NYY, P
Tommy Kahnle allowed two runs on two hits and one walk without recording an out as the New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday. Kahnle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.98 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
8/20/2017 Edwin Encarnacion, Cle, 1B
Edwin Encarnacion went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Cleveland Indians fell to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
8/20/2017 Danny Salazar, Cle, P
Danny Salazar fell to 5-6, allowing six runs on 12 hits and one walk in 4.2 innings, as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Sunday. Salazar struck out five, ending the game with a 4.30 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Salazar allowed a season-high six runs and a career-high 12 hits after he entered Sunday's game 2-0 with a 1.39 ERA in his five previous starts.
8/20/2017 Jason Kipnis, Cle, 2B
Jason Kipnis went 1 for 5 Sunday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. He ended the game with a .228 batting average.
8/20/2017 Mike Moustakas, KC, 3B
Mike Moustakas went 1 for 3 with a double Sunday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 7-4. Moustakas scored twice. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.

Analysis: Moustakas is 16 for 42 (.381) with three homers and four doubles during an 11-game hitting streak.
8/20/2017 Alcides Escobar, KC, SS
Alcides Escobar went 2 for 3 with three RBIs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 7-4. Escobar scored once. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.

Analysis: Escobar is 18 for 42 (.429) with four RBIs, three doubles and a triple during an 11-game hitting streak.
8/20/2017 Cheslor Cuthbert, KC, 3B
Cheslor Cuthbert went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 7-4. The homer was his second of the season. He ended the game with a .226 batting average.

Analysis: Cuthbert's home run was his first since April 8 in Houston. He's 6 for 14 with seven RBIs in his last four starts.
8/20/2017 Addison Reed, Bos, P
Addison Reed did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Sunday. Reed struck out one, ending the game with a 3.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Since permitting four runs and failing to record an out at Yankee Stadium last week, Reed has yielded just one hit in 4 1/3 innings over four straight scoreless outings. The trade-deadline acquisition seems to have settled into his eighth-inning role in Boston.
8/20/2017 Kelvin Herrera, KC, P
Kelvin Herrera allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Sunday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.02 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
8/20/2017 Dan Otero, Cle, P
Dan Otero allowed one run on one hit in 2.0 innings as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Sunday. Otero struck out one, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
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