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Date Player
4/23/2017 Salvador Pérez, KC, C
Perez was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday against the Rangers because of neck stiffness.

Analysis: Perez already has five home runs through 16 games.
4/23/2017 Nick Martínez, Tex, P
Martinez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of a spot start Saturday and allowed one run on four hits over seven as the Rangers posted a walk-off 2-1 win over the Royals.

Analysis: Martinez matched his longest outing in 51 major league starts after getting called up from Triple-A Round Rock when A.J. Griffin was put on the 10-day disabled list because of gout in his left ankle.
4/23/2017 Ian Kennedy, KC, P
Kennedy had another strong outing Saturday but it wasn't enough for him to pick up his first win as the Rangers scored in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Royals 2-1.

Analysis: The right-hander is 0-2 with a 2.08 ERA in his first four starts, with Kansas City giving him a total of two runs of support. He's allowed one run and six hits over 15 innings in his last two outings.
4/23/2017 Elvis Andrus, Tex, SS
Andrus lined an RBI single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Saturday.

Analysis: That's his only hit in 13 at-bats over his last three games.
4/23/2017 Mike Napoli, Tex, 1B
Napoli hit a solo homer Saturday against the Royals.

Analysis: It's been no party so far for Napoli during his return to Texas, as the veteran slugger has struck out 23 times in 68 at-bats and is batting .162. Keep in mind, however, that he hit just .205 last April and still put together a 34-homer, 101-RBI season for Cleveland.
4/23/2017 Carlos Gómez, Tex, CF
Gomez went 3 for 4 against the Royals on Saturday.

Analysis: That raised his average to .197 after Gomez went 4 for 27 in his previous seven games.
4/23/2017 Drew Butera, KC, C
Butera singled twice and scored Saturday at Texas.

Analysis: He started behind the plate for the second straight game and is 3 for 6 over those contests. Salvador Perez was the DH on Friday before he was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday because of neck stiffness.
4/23/2017 Jayson Aquino, Bal, P
Aquino allowed two runs and six hits over six innings to earn his first career victory Saturday as the Orioles beat the Red Sox 4-2.

Analysis: It was his first career start after previously pitching three times in relief, all last year with Baltimore. After breaking into professional ball with the Rockies' organization in 2010 and bouncing from one minor league team to another, Aquino just might have found a home.
4/23/2017 Steven Wright, Bos, P
After limiting Baltimore to three hits over the first three innings Saturday, Wright (1-2) gave up two singles, two doubles, two homer and four runs in the fourth to take a 4-2 loss. He lasted 3 2/3 innings.

Analysis: Wright has an 8.66 ERA in his first four starts while allowing 33 hits, including seven homers, in 17 2/3 innings.
4/23/2017 Caleb Joseph, Bal, C
Joseph snapped an 0-for-23 skid with a third-inning single and added a double in the fourth Saturday against Boston.

Analysis: Joseph's slump began last September and included 12 at-bats this season. He's still looking for his first RBI in 63 games since September 2015.
4/23/2017 Jonathan Schoop, Bal, 2B
Schoop went 2 for 3 with a solo homer and was hit by a pitch Saturday against Boston.

Analysis: Since starting the season with two singles in 19 at-bats, Schoop is 14 for 36 (.389) with four homers, three doubles, nine RBIs and sevens runs over his past 10 games.
4/23/2017 Trey Mancini, Bal, 1B
Mancini hit a two-run homer Saturday against the Red Sox.

Analysis: He leads the Orioles with five homers and 11 RBIs in just 35 at-bats. Mancini has eight homers in 17 big league games over two seasons.
4/23/2017 Jackie Bradley Jr., Bos, CF
Bradley went 2 for 3 with a two-run homer and a walk Saturday at Baltimore in his second game back since coming off the DL.

Analysis: Bradley missed nearly two weeks with a right knee strain he sustained while rounding the bases at Detroit on April 8. He's 7 for 21 with four RBIs, four runs scored and three walks in six games this season.
4/23/2017 Justin Haley, Min, P
Haley was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis.

Analysis: Haley had no record, one save and a 4.15 ERA in five relief appearances.
4/23/2017 Cam Bedrosian, LAA, P
Bedrosian was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a groin injury.

Analysis: Bedrosian has been fantastic this season, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings with no walks and nine strikeouts.
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.
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