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Date Player
8/28/2016 José Quintana, CWS, P
Quintana continued a very quiet but very good season Saturday with a 9-3 win over Seattle. He allowed one earned run and five hits over 7 2/3 innings with one walks and eight strikeouts.

Analysis: Quintana ranks among the league leaders in quality starts (20), ERA (2.77) and innings pitched (172 1/3) but is never mentioned among the game's best pitchers. He's 4-1 with a 1.81 ERA in his past eight starts.
8/28/2016 Kyle Seager, Sea, 3B
MSeager went 1 for 4 in his return Saturday after missing three games with a bruised right foot.

Analysis: Seager is two homers away from matching the career-high 26 he hit last season and 13 RBIs shy of tying the 96 he had in 2014.
8/27/2016 Avisail García, CWS, RF
Garcia tied a season high with three hits, including a homer, and had two RBIs in a 9-3 win over Seattle on Saturday.

Analysis: Garcia is 11 for 30 with two homers, four doubles and seven RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak. He's pushed his average up to .251, its highest since mid-June.
8/27/2016 José Abreu, CWS, 1B
Abreu pushed his hit streak to 10 games and his on-base streak to 23 with his 18th homer in Saturday's 9-3 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Abreu is 13 for 37 (.351) with four homers and seven RBIs during his 10-game streak.
8/27/2016 Hernán Pérez, Mil, 3B
Perez continues to make an impact offensively for the Brewers. He belted two home runs and knocked in four runs in Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Pirates.

Analysis: Perez is batting .304 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs over his last 39 games. The Brewers will keep finding ways to get his bat in the lineup.
8/27/2016 Danny Duffy, KC, P
Duffy suffered his first loss June 6 and had a 10-game win streak halted Saturday at Boston. He was tagged for seven runs and nine hits, including three homers, over five innings in the 8-3 defeat.

Analysis: Duffy went 10-0 with a 2.35 ERA in 14 previous starts, pitching at least six innings in 11 straight outings.
8/27/2016 Josh Harrison, Pit, 2B
Harrison went 3 for 5 with two RBIs in Saturday's 9-6 win at Milwaukee.

Analysis: Harrison has gotten back on track after going 2 for 20 over his previous five games.
8/27/2016 Grégory Polanco, Pit, RF
Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from four runs down to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Saturday night. Polanco doubled off reliever Blaine Boyer (1-3) with one-out in the sixth, giving the Pirates a 9-6 lead that stood.

Analysis: Polanco has driven in eight runs to go along with six extra-base hits over his last six games.
8/27/2016 Hanley Ramírez, Bos, 1B
Ramirez hit his 17th homer of the season in Boston's 8-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.

Analysis: Ramirez has hit 11 of his 17 homers at home and is 10 for 23 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his last six games at Fenway Park.
8/27/2016 Brad Ziegler, Bos, P
Ziegler continues to be a quality addition to Boston's bullpen, working another scoreless inning Saturday in an 8-3 win over the Royals.

Analysis: Ziegler is unscored upon in his last eight appearances, allowing six hits over 7 2/3 innings with four walks and 10 strikeouts. He is 1-3 with three saves and a 1.89 ERA in 20 games since joining the Red Sox.
8/27/2016 Clayton Richard, SD, P
Richard put together a stunning performance on Saturday, allowing eight hits over seven innings in a 1-0 win over the Marlins.

Analysis: Richard has pitched well for the Padres, posting a 1.00 ERA in three starts since coming over from the Cubs.
8/27/2016 Martín Prado, Mia, 3B
The Marlins were somehow shutout Saturday 1-0, even though Prado went 4 for 4 with a double. Prado led off the eighth with a hit off Jose Dominguez. Dee Gordon pinch-ran for Prado and was stranded at second after Brad Hand relieved Dominguez and retired the next three batters.

Analysis: Prado has gone 6 for 8 with two RBIs in the first two games of this series. He's now batting .323 on the season.
8/27/2016 Ryan Schimpf, SD, 2B
Schimpf homered, Clayton Richard pitched seven innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Analysis: Schimpf homered in the fourth inning off Jose Urena (2-5). Schimpf also homered Friday night and has 16 this season. Hopefully, you took a flyer on him early on.
8/27/2016 Dustin Pedroia, Bos, 2B
Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox got hits in 11 straight at-bats, then fell one short of the major league record when he grounded into a double play Saturday night. Pedroia had gone 4 for 4 against the Kansas City Royals before his streak ended in the eighth inning at Fenway Park. His string stretched over three games.

Analysis: The big league mark of hits in 12 straight official at-bats is shared by Walt Dropo for Detroit in 1952, Pinky Higgins of the Red Sox in 1938 and Johnny Kling of the Cubs in 1902.
8/27/2016 Bryce Harper, Was, RF
Harper was ejected in the 10th inning Saturday after he yelled at umpire Mike Winters and threw his helmet to the ground.

Analysis: Harper went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI before he was tossed. He is 9 for 21 with five RBIs during a five-game hit streak.
8/27/2016 Víctor Martínez, Det, DH
Martinez threw his helmet onto the field from the dugout after being ejected from a game Saturday night. The Tigers designated hitter took strike one in the third inning from Angels left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, then turned to discuss the call with plate umpire Mike Everitt. After arguing for about 30 seconds, Everitt tossed Martinez, who then put his hands behind his back and continued to argue.

Analysis: Martinez eventually became more animated, and manager Brad Ausmus and teammate J.D. Martinez had to help him off the field. Martinez kept arguing from the dugout and flipped his helmet onto the field before voicing a final tirade at Everitt.
8/27/2016 Aaron Loup, Tor, P
The Blue Jays designated Loup for assignment on Saturday. He is expected to clear optional waivers, so the club can keep him in the organization.

Analysis: Loup is 0-0 with a 7.45 ERA in 12 games this season. He allowed three runs and four hits over two innings in Friday's 15-8 win against Minnesota.
8/27/2016 Edwin Encarnación, Tor, 1B
Encarnacion hit his 36th home run and upped his AL-best RBI total to 105 with three Saturday in an 8-7 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: He is 22 for 65 (.338) with six homers and 14 RBIs in his last 17 games. Encarnacion has a chance to surpass his career highs in both homers (42 in 2012) and RBIs (111 in 2015).
8/27/2016 Brian Dozier, Min, 2B
Dozier continued to swing a hot bat, going 3 for 5 with two RBIs Saturday in an 8-7 loss at Toronto.

Analysis: Dozier has hit safely in 31 of his last 34 games, batting .333 with 14 homers, 29 RBIs and 32 runs. He has already set his career high with 30 homers and his two RBIs Saturday gave him 78, one more than the personal best he established in 2015.
8/27/2016 Joe Mauer, Min, 1B
Mauer returned to the lineup Saturday after missing three games with a sore quadriceps.

Analysis: Mauer went 0 for 5 in the 8-7 loss and is in a 1-for-21 slump over his last six games.
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