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|9/4/2015||Tanner Roark, Was, P|
|The Washington Nationals recalled Roark from Triple-A Syracuse to start in place of Stephen Strasburg on Friday against Atlanta.
Analysis: Strasburg left his start Sunday against Miami after four innings with upper back tightness and is expected to return Wednesday versus the New York Mets. Since his debut in August 2013, Roark has started 42 games for the Nationals, going 21-12 with a 3.08 ERA. He's 4-4 with a 4.54 ERA in 34 appearances this season, including six starts.
|9/4/2015||Wilson Ramos, Was, C|
|Ramos had two hits and drove in two runs in a 15-1 rout of Atlanta on Thursday.
Analysis: Ramos is batting .390 with three homers and seven RBIs during his streak.
|9/4/2015||Anthony Rendon, Was, 2B|
|Rendon extended his hit streak to 12 games in a 15-1 rout of Atlanta on Thursday.
Analysis: Rendon is batting .362 with two homers, three doubles and nine RBIs during his streak.
|9/4/2015||Jeff Samardzija, CWS, P|
|Samardzija managed to earn his first win since July 28 on Thursday, allowing four runs in 6 1-3 innings.
Analysis: Samardzija has an 8.33 ERA in his last seven starts and has allowed nine home runs during that span. "Usually when you're in the situation I've been in here the last month, that next turning point doesn't come easy," Samardzija said.
|9/4/2015||Kyle Gibson, Min, P|
|Gibson did not get a decision for the Twins on Thursday.
Analysis: Gibson allowed three runs in six innings and remained unbeaten in his last five starts.
|9/4/2015||Eddie Rosario, Min, LF|
|Rosario hit a grand slam for the Twins on Thursday.
Analysis: Rosario went 0 for 3 in his other at-bats and is mired in a 5-for-22 slump.
|9/4/2015||Jose Abreu, CWS, 1B|
|Abreu was 3 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Abreu was 5 for 13 in the three-game set.
|9/4/2015||Edinson Volquez, KC, P|
|Volquez was drilled by the Tigers on Thursday.
Analysis: Volquez yielded six runs, eight hits and a walk in three innings - but still put on a smile. "It's just part of the game," he said. "Just a bad day." His fantasy owners weren't smiling, however.
|9/4/2015||Matt Boyd, Det, P|
|Boyd was drilled by the Royals on Thursday.
Analysis: The Tigers starter was hammered for six runs before getting the hook four batters into the second inning. The last batter he faced was Lorenzo Cain, whose skyscraping homer barely cleared the wall in left field on its descent for his second in as many nights. "I just couldn't throw stuff where I wanted to,'' Boyd said.
|9/4/2015||Eric Hosmer, KC, 1B|
|Hosmer was 3 for 4 as Kansas City routed Detroit 15-7 to wrap up another series win Thursday.
Analysis: Hosmer is batting .349 against the Tigers.
|9/4/2015||Ben Zobrist, KC, 2B|
|Zobrist rapped out four hits as Kansas City routed Detroit 15-7 to wrap up another series win Thursday.
Analysis: Zobrist scored three runs and is hitting .368 in his last 10 games.
|9/4/2015||Lorenzo Cain, KC, CF|
|Cain hit a three-run homer as Kansas City routed Detroit 15-7 to wrap up another series win Thursday.
Analysis: Cain was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and is hitting .395 in a sizzling 11-game hit streak.
|9/4/2015||Kendrys Morales, KC, DH|
|Morales drove in four runs as Kansas City routed Detroit 15-7 to wrap up another series win Thursday.
Analysis: Morales went 4 for 5 and was an insane 8 for 14 with eight RBIs in the three-game set.
|9/4/2015||Anthony Gose, Det, CF|
|Gose was 2 for 4 with a homer and a stolen base on Thursday.
Analysis: Gose was 5 for 12 in the series against the Royals.
|9/4/2015||Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B|
|Kinsler was 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Kinsler is hitting .364 in his last 56 games.
|9/4/2015||Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B|
|Cabrera was 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Cabrera is crushing AL Central pitching to the tune of a .373 average.
|9/4/2015||Tyler Collins, Det, LF|
|Collins was 3 for 5 on Thursday.
Analysis: Collins is 6 for 12 with three doubles in his last three games.
|9/4/2015||Nick Castellanos, Det, 3B|
|Castellanos was 3 for 4 with three RBIs on Thursday.
Analysis: Castellanos crushes lefties with a .360 average so use him in those spots.
|9/4/2015||Corey Kluber, Cle, P|
|Kluber was scratched from Friday's start against Detroit.
Analysis: Last year's AL Cy Young winner has a strained right hamstring and is expected to pitch again this season. Josh Tomlin will start in place of Kluber in the opener at Comerica Park. Danny Salazar is slated for Saturday, and Sunday's starter is unknown. Kluber is 8-13 with a 3.41 ERA, and has received the second-worst run support among AL qualifying starters (3.41). He leads the league with 200 1/3 innings and is third with 219 strikeouts.
|9/4/2015||Miguel Gonzalez, Bal, P|
|The Baltimore Orioles placed Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to Aug. 31.
Analysis: Gonzalez (9-11, 4.85 ERA) has tendinitis in his right shoulder.
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