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8/23/2017 Chris Davis, Bal, 1B
Chris Davis went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7. The homer was his 20th of the season. He ended the game with a .224 batting average.

Analysis: Davis is swinging the bat a lot better of late, homering in two of his last four games and hitting .343 (12 for 35) with seven RBIs over his past nine. The proven power hitter had just one homer during a 23-game stretch prior to connecting against the Angels on Sunday.
8/23/2017 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Adam Jones went 1 for 5 Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7. Jones scored once. He ended the game with a .278 batting average.
8/23/2017 Welington Castillo, Bal, C
Welington Castillo went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Oakland Athletics 8-7. The homer was his 14th of the season. He ended the game with a .285 batting average.

Analysis: Castillo homered in each of his two starts in the series and has now gone deep five times with 12 RBIs over a 12-game stretch. He's hitting an excellent .355 (27 for 76) since the All-Star break, though a timeshare with Caleb Joseph does cap his fantasy potential somewhat.
8/23/2017 Tim Beckham, Bal, SS
Tim Beckham went 3 for 6 with a double Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Oakland Athletics 8-7. Beckham added a stolen base. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.

Analysis: Beckham hasn't stopped hitting since the day he put on an Orioles uniform. The trade-deadline pickup has now hit safely in 20 of 22 games with his new team, a stretch in which he's batting an astounding .421 (40 for 95) with five homers, 12 RBIs and 22 runs scored.
8/23/2017 Rajai Davis, Bos, CF
The Boston Red Sox acquired another player they hope will help them down the stretch and in the postseason, obtaining Davis from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league outfielder Rafael Rincones, the teams announced Wednesday.

Analysis: With Jackie Bradley Jr. going on the disabled list earlier Wednesday, the Red Sox need help in the outfield. Davis, 36, is batted .233 with 17 doubles, two triples, and five home runs in 100 games with the A's this season. He also stole 26 bases in 32 attempts. In 30 games since the All-Star break, Davis has hit .303 with 11 stolen bases.
8/23/2017 Jed Lowrie, Oak, 2B
Jed Lowrie went 1 for 4 Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics fell to the Baltimore Orioles 8-7. Lowrie scored once. He ended the game with a .270 batting average.
8/23/2017 Matt Olson, Oak, LF
Matt Olson went 2 for 5 with an RBI Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Baltimore Orioles 8-7. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.

Analysis: The rookie is on a good run right now, having gone 6 for 14 with four walks during a five-game hitting streak. As Oakland's intended long-term answer at first base, Olson is a player to keep an eye on over the season's final few weeks.
8/23/2017 Chad Pinder, Oak, 2B
Chad Pinder went 0 for 2 Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics fell to the Baltimore Orioles 8-7. He ended the game with a .244 batting average.

Analysis: Though Pinder has shown some promise as a power-hitting infielder, he's now gone 12 straight games without a home run and is 4 for 30 with zero RBIs over his last nine contests.
8/23/2017 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Manny Machado went 2 for 6 with a home run and an RBI Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Oakland Athletics 8-7. The homer was his 28th of the season. He ended the game with a .264 batting average.

Analysis: Machado put an end to the 4-hour, 20-minute marathon with a solo blast to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning, the resurgent third baseman's fifth homer in seven games and 10th of August. He's now racked up an astounding 31 RBIs over his last 20 contests and is batting a scorching .362 in his past 24 games.
8/23/2017 Brandon Crawford, SF, SS
Brandon Crawford went 2 for 4 with a double Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. Crawford scored once. He ended the game with a .236 batting average.
8/23/2017 Domingo Santana, Mil, RF
Domingo Santana went 2 for 3 with a double Wednesday as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the San Francisco Giants 4-2. Santana scored once. He ended the game with a .270 batting average.
8/23/2017 Kelby Tomlinson, SF, 2B
Tomlinson went 2 for 4 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. He ended the game with a .259 batting average.

Analysis: He's 12 for 37 over a 10-game stretch.
8/23/2017 Gorkys Hernández, SF, CF
Hernandez went 2 for 3 with two doubles Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. Hernandez scored twice. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.

Analysis: He has back-to-back two-hit games.
8/23/2017 Matt Moore, SF, P
Moore allowed one run on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Moore struck out six, ending the game with a 5.38 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
8/23/2017 Stephen Vogt, Mil, C
Vogt went 1 for 1 with a home run and an RBI Wednesday as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the San Francisco Giants 4-2. The homer was his ninth of the season. He ended the game with a .232 batting average.

Analysis: Vogt had his first career pinch-hit home run in the ninth for Milwaukee.
8/23/2017 Ryan Braun, Mil, LF
Ryan Braun went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the San Francisco Giants 4-2. He ended the game with a .281 batting average.
8/23/2017 Buster Posey, SF, C
Buster Posey went 0 for 3 with an RBI Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. He ended the game with a .317 batting average.
8/23/2017 Matt Garza, Mil, P
Garza allowed one run on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Garza struck out six, ending the game with a 4.67 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
8/23/2017 Denard Span, SF, CF
Denard Span went 1 for 1 with a double Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants topped the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. Span scored once. He ended the game with a .273 batting average.
8/23/2017 Jonathan Villar, Mil, 2B
Jonathan Villar went 1 for 4 Wednesday as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the San Francisco Giants 4-2. He ended the game with a .227 batting average.
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