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|4/29/2016||Kenta Maeda, LAD, P|
|Maeda suffered his first loss Thursday.
Analysis: Maeda was charged with four runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in his fifth big league start after allowing just one run in 25 2/3 innings to begin his major league career. His next start is next week against the Rays at the Trop.
|4/29/2016||José Fernández, Mia, P|
|Fernandez allowed two runs and five hits in six innings Thursday, striking out eight and walking three.
Analysis: Fernandez next starts against a powerful Arizona team.
|4/29/2016||Corey Seager, LAD, SS|
|Seager went 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Seager owns a middling .721 OPS for Los Angeles.
|4/29/2016||J.T. Realmuto, Mia, C|
|Realmuto went 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Realmuto is 10 for 19 during a 5-0 stretch for Miami.
|4/29/2016||Martín Prado, Mia, 3B|
|Prado had his second straight three-hit effort in a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
Analysis: Prado could soon be batting leadoff since the disgraced Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games for cheating.
|4/29/2016||Jake Arrieta, ChC, P|
|Arrieta's bid to become the second pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters has ended with a broken-bat single on his fifth pitch Thursday against Milwaukee.
Analysis: He did earn the win after going five innings and allowing a run.
|4/29/2016||Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B|
|After Miami's 5-3 win Thursday at Los Angeles, Major League Baseball announced that Gordon, the reigning NL batting champion, has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances.
Analysis: This is a huge blow for the Gordon, but especially the Marlins, who other than him and Giancarlo Stanton have few offensive stars. Gordon tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol. The fleet-footed Gordon won the National League batting title by hitting .333 last season and signed a $50 million, 5-year deal with Miami in January.
|4/28/2016||Gio González, Was, P|
|Gonzalez took his first loss of the season Wednesday night with a 3-0 defeat to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Gonzalez (1-1, 1.42 ERA) gave up two runs - one earned - in 6 1/3 innings. He's gotten one run of support or fewer in three of his four starts.
|4/28/2016||Jeremy Hellickson, Phi, P|
|Hellickson gave up two hits in seven innings in a 3-0 win over Washington on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Hellickson (2-1, 3.81 ERA) also fanned a season-high eight after giving up 10 runs in 7 1/3 innings in his previous two starts.
|4/28/2016||Justin Nicolino, Mia, P|
|Nicolino gave up two hits in 7 1/3 innings in his season debut to lead the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
Analysis: Nicolino (1-0), just recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, walked two and struck out two. He didn't allow a runner past first base and retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.
|4/28/2016||Martín Prado, Mia, 3B|
|Prado had a season-high three hits and scored a run in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Prado is now fourth in the NL with a .362 average. He's 6 for 12 in his past three games.
|4/28/2016||Mark Reynolds, Col, 1B|
|Reynolds was 3 for 6 with a two-run homer in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Analysis: Reynolds is batting .417 (10 for 24) with two homers and three doubles in his last eight games.
|4/28/2016||Ryan Raburn, Col, LF|
|Raburn finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in a run in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Analysis: Raburn, batting .364 in 17 games, was 4 for 15 in his previous nine games.
|4/28/2016||Nolan Arenado, Col, 3B|
|Arenado went 3 for 6 with a solo homer in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Analysis: Arenado is 5 for 10 with two homers in his past two games after going 3 for 20 with one longball in his previous six.
|4/28/2016||DJ LeMahieu, Col, 2B|
|LeMahieu had three hits and drove in a run in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Analysis: LeMahieu was batting .147 (5 for 34) in his previous nine games.
|4/28/2016||Aledmys Diaz, StL, SS|
|Diaz had a solo homer and an RBI single in an 11-4 victory over Arizona on Wednesday.
Analysis: Diaz, now batting .468 in 19 games, is 13 for 22 (.591) with two homers in his last five.
|4/28/2016||Stephen Piscotty, StL, RF|
|Piscotty had four hits and drove in two runs in an 11-4 victory over Arizona on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was the second four-hit game for Piscotty, who is batting .438 (14 for 32) with seven RBIs in his last seven contests.
|4/28/2016||Huston Street, LAA, P|
|Street has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle. The Angels announced the move Thursday.
Analysis: Street injured himself while warming up Wednesday. The 32-year-old veteran has converted all five of his save opportunities this season with a 1.17 ERA, allowing just four hits and one run over nine appearances.
|4/28/2016||Patrick Corbin, Ari, P|
|Corbin's struggles continued in an 11-4 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday.
Analysis: Corbin (1-3, 4.88 ERA) was charged with a season-high seven runs in 5 2/3 innings. He's given up 12 runs in 11 2/3 innings in back-to-back losses.
|4/28/2016||Adam Wainwright, StL, P|
|Wainwright pitched into the sixth inning for his first win and hit a three-run triple in St. Louis' fifth straight offensive outburst, lifting the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. St. Louis scored 18 combined runs in two games to close out a sweep over San Diego and had 15 in splitting the first two against Arizona.
Analysis: Wainwright (1-3, 7.16 ERA) gave up homers to Brandon Drury and Paul Goldschmidt but ended his worst start since 2012 behind the Cardinals' big run support. He allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings. Wainwright has struggled since missing most of last season with an Achilles tendon injury.
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