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Date Player
4/26/2017 Gerrit Cole, Pit, P
Cole pitched seven innings Tuesday, yielding an unearned run and two hits while striking out eight with no walks, but was saddled with a 1-0 loss to the Cubs.

Analysis: Cole, who muddled through an injury-marred 2016 season, now has a 1.89 ERA over his last three starts, striking out 21 while walking three over 19 innings. His next start is Monday against a Reds team he is 0-6 with a 5.44 ERA against in eight starts.
4/26/2017 Kyle Hendricks, ChC, P
Hendricks allowed four hits, struck out three and walked two over six innings in Tuesday's 1-0 win at Pittsburgh in easily his best performance of the young season for the defending World Series champions.

Analysis: Hendricks became the first Cub in nearly 80 years to lead the majors in ERA (2.13) last season but took the mound on Tuesday with the number at 6.19. It dropped to 4.50. ''It's just one start,'' Hendricks said. ''It's not a `back' thing. I'm not in the zone, dialed in like I was last year. That was a completely different feeling and sensation (but) felt a lot better. It's more on track.''
4/26/2017 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Machado was 0 for 3 in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Analysis: Machado's average dropped to .188 and breaking out of his early season slump won't be easy Wednesday, as the Rays sent Alex Cobb to the mound. Machado is just 1 for 15 lifetime against the Tampa Bay right-hander.
4/26/2017 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones was 0 for 4 in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Rays.

Analysis: Jones, who was 5 for 8 in his previous two games, is batting .261 without an extra-base hit in 23 career at-bats against Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay's scheduled starter for Wednesday.
4/26/2017 Kevin Kiermaier, TB, CF
Kiermaier was 0 for 5 for the second straight game in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Analysis: Kiermaier is 0 for 14 following an 11-for-23 stretch. He is 2 for 5 with a homer against Dylan Bundy, Baltimore's scheduled starter for Wednesday.
4/26/2017 Steven Souza Jr., TB, RF
Souza Jr. had three hits for the Rays in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Analysis: Souza has reached base safely in 12 games, batting .383 with three homers, 11 RBIs, 10 runs and five walks. His 23 times on base since April 14 are tied for the fifth-most in the majors.
4/25/2017 Felix Hernandez, Sea, P
Hernandez is going back to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by team doctors after lasting only two innings in his start at Detroit on Tuesday night.

Analysis: Hernandez allowed four runs and six hits in Seattle's 19-9 loss to the Tigers. There was no injury announcement after he was removed from the game, but afterward, manager Scott Servais said the right-hander was dealing with stiffness. Hernandez made at least 30 starts for the Mariners every season from 2006 through 2015. He made 25 last season, when he missed nearly two months with a calf injury.
4/25/2017 Josh Tomlin, Cle, P
Tomlin (1-3) allowed three runs - all in the fifth - on eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks over six innings of a 4-2 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

Analysis: After posting an 18.47 ERA in his first two starts, Tomlin has a 4.50 mark in his last two.
4/25/2017 Dallas Keuchel, Hou, P
Keuchel (4-0) pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Analysis: Keuchel gave up a homer in the third and ninth innings. The left-hander, who won the AL Cy Young Award in 2015 before a down season last year, held Cleveland to six hits and has a 1.22 ERA in his first five outings.
4/25/2017 Austin Jackson, Cle, CF
Jackson hit a solo homer Tuesday against the Astros.

Analysis: Jackson's only had 27 at-bats in 10 games this season, but he's hit .296 with five extra-base hits.
4/25/2017 Yan Gomes, Cle, C
Gomes singled Tuesday against Houston.

Analysis: He's 6 for 14 over his last six games after going 2 for 30 with 10 strikeouts in his first nine contests.
4/25/2017 José Ramírez, Cle, 3B
Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a double Tuesday against the Astros.

Analysis: He's batting .409 with four homers, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored over his last 11 games.
4/25/2017 Michael Brantley, Cle, LF
Brantley extended his hitting streak to nine games Tuesday with a solo homer in the ninth inning as the Indians lost 4-2 to the Astros.

Analysis: He's batting .368 (14 for 38) with four homers, two doubles, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored over the hit streak.
4/25/2017 Norichika Aoki, Hou, LF
Aoki went 3 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against the Indians on Tuesday.

Analysis: He's 5 for 7 over his last two games after going 2 for 13 in his previous five contests. Despite that rough patch, Aoki is batting .364 in 15 games this season.
4/25/2017 Yuli Gurriel, Hou, 1B
Gurriel stayed hot as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored Tuesday against Cleveland.

Analysis: Gurriel is batting .472 (17 for 36) with a homer, four doubles, five RBIs and six runs over his last 10 games.
4/25/2017 Mitch Haniger, Sea, LF
Haniger left Tuesday night's game at Detroit with a strained oblique.

Analysis: Haniger was removed after hitting a single in the third inning, his second hit of the game. The 26-year-old outfielder is batting .338 this season. His injury came just as shortstop Jean Segura returned to the Mariners from the disabled list.
4/25/2017 Alex Bregman, Hou, 3B
Bregman singled Tuesday in Cleveland to give him a six-game hitting streak.

Analysis: He's batting .310 over his last 12 games after hitting .179 in his first eight.
4/25/2017 Carlos Correa, Hou, SS
Correa singled twice Tuesday against the Indians.

Analysis: Correa hit a two-run homer Sunday after going 0 for 17 over his previous five games, so he could be breaking out of his slump.
4/25/2017 Josh Reddick, Hou, RF
Reddick had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Analysis: He went 0 for 9 in his previous two games after a 3-for-4 performance last Wednesday pushed his average to .341.
4/25/2017 Teoscar Hernández, Hou, CF
Hernandez and second baseman Jose Altuve were removed from Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians following a jarring collision in shallow right field in the eighth inning. Hernandez had to be carted off the field.

Analysis: Manager A.J. Hinch said Hernandez, who was recalled from Triple-A Fresno prior to the game to replace Jake Marisnick (concussion), suffered a left knee contusion. Hernandez said he was feeling better after the game. "Nothing is broke. There's just a little pain below the knee. I think in a couple of days I'll be back."
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