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|4/22/2017||César Hernández, Phi, 2B|
|Hernandez had another multi-hit game Saturday, going 2 for 5 with two runs in a win over Altanta.
Analysis: Hernandez notched his fifth multihit game in his last seven contests. He's hit safely in all eight home games this season with a .429 average (15 for 35).
|4/22/2017||Maikel Franco, Phi, 3B|
|Franco continued to produce despite his struggles, going 2 for 5 with three RBIs in a win over Atlanta on Saturday.
Analysis: Franco is only batting .182 on the season, but has seven RBIs in his last four games and ranks among the major league leaders with 16.
|4/22/2017||Brandon Phillips, Atl, 2B|
|Phillips hit his second home run of the season as part of a 2-for-4 night Saturday against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Phillips has reached base safely in 14 straight games, a stretch during which he's 20 for 55 (.364) with two homers, nine RBIs, 10 runs and four steals.
|4/22/2017||Jerad Eickhoff, Phi, P|
|Eickhoff was very good again Saturday against Atlanta, but again went unrewarded. He limited the Braves to one run and two hits over five innings in his third straight no-decision.
Analysis: Eickhoff has no wins this season despite a 2.55 ERA. He has the worst run support in franchise history since his debut in August 2015. The right-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 13 consecutive starts and 35 of his last 41.
|4/22/2017||José Abreu, CWS, 1B|
|Abreu's struggles continued Saturday with an 0-for-2 effort against Cleveland.
Analysis: Abreu has a hit in just one of his last eight games, a stretch during which he's 3 for 28. Abreu's average is down to .183 and he's still without a home run.
|4/22/2017||Edwin Encarnación, Cle, 1B|
|Encarnacion hit his third homer of the season and second in four games Saturday in a win at Chicago.
Analysis: The slugger is 9 for 31 (.290) with two home runs and six RBIs in his last eight games after a 3-for-27 stretch with no RBI in his previous eight.
|4/22/2017||Jason Kipnis, Cle, 2B|
|Kipnis, who played in his second game of the season after coming off the disabled list on Friday, will likely get a day off Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona said. Kipnis had a right shoulder strain.
Analysis: Kipnis, who is 1 for 7 in his first two games, should be back in the lineup Tuesday against Houston.
|4/22/2017||Carlos Carrasco, Cle, P|
|Carrasco was outstanding again Saturday, tossing three-hit ball over eight scoreless innings with one walk and eight strikeouts in a win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Carrasco has allowed just five runs and 15 hits over 27 1/3 innings in four starts. He's also walked just seven while striking out 27.
|4/22/2017||Melky Cabrera, CWS, LF|
|Cabrera was removed from Saturday's game as a precautionary measure after hurting his left wrist, but the x-ray was negative and he was listed as day-to-day.
Analysis: Cabrera is 12 for 48 (.250) with no homers and two RBIs this season.
|4/22/2017||Yadier Molina, StL, C|
|Molina went 3 for 5 in Saturday's win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Molina had been 4 for 28 over his previous eight games.
|4/22/2017||Dexter Fowler, StL, CF|
|Fowler, who left Friday night's game with right heel bursitis, remained out of the lineup on Saturday.
Analysis: ''Half a game is not going to be enough to straighten something out,'' manager Mike Matheny said. ''He came in today in better shape, which is encouraging. A good chance to get him back in there tomorrow.''
|4/22/2017||Eric Thames, Mil, 1B|
|Thames, who leads Milwaukee with eight home runs, drew three walks in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Thames has been as hot as anyone in the league, and now it appears teams have begun pitching around the surprising slugger.
|4/22/2017||Lance Lynn, StL, P|
|Lynn pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Saturday night.
Analysis: Lynn (2-1) gave up a run and three hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
|4/22/2017||Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B|
|Zobrist was held out for a second straight game Saturday because of a stiff back.
Analysis: Manager Joe Maddon expects him to be available on Sunday.
|4/22/2017||José Altuve, Hou, 2B|
|Altuve belted his first home run in Saturday's loss to the Rays.
Analysis: Altuve is hitting .304 but he only has five extra-base hits on the season.
|4/22/2017||Evan Longoria, TB, 3B|
|Longoria had two hits and two RBIs in Saturday's win over the Astros.
Analysis: Longoria has gone 7 for 17 with six RBIs over his last four games.
|4/22/2017||George Springer, Hou, RF|
|Springer, playing in his major league-leading 205th straight game, left in the fifth inning on Saturday with a tight left hamstring.
Analysis: His status is uncertain.
|4/22/2017||Tim Beckham, TB, SS|
|Beckham's third straight hit came during a four-run sixth inning that helped carry the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-3 win over the AL-West leading Houston Astros on Saturday night. Beckham, who tripled and singled in two at-bats against Houston starter Charlie Morton (1-2), drove in a run with his single in the sixth off reliever Will Harris.
Analysis: Beckham is hitting .370 with two homers and five RBIs in his last seven games.
|4/22/2017||Ronald Torreyes, NYY, SS|
|Ronald Torreyes had four hits and two RBIs in Saturday's 11-5 win over the Bucs.
Analysis: Torreyes had been hitting just .207 over his previous nine games.
|4/22/2017||Andrew McCutchen, Pit, RF|
|McCutchen hit his third home run and had a sacrifice fly for Pittsburgh in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: McCutchen has hit safely in 11 of the past 12 games, hitting .311 over that span.
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