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|4/24/2015||Clay Buchholz, P (Bos), P|
|Buchholz allowed a run and two hits while striking out 10 in six innings of Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He didn't get stuck with the decision after consecutive losses in which he'd allowed 20 hits in 9 1-3 innings.
|4/24/2015||Manny Machado, 3B (Bal), 3B|
|Machado clubbed two home runs in Thursday's loss in Toronto.
Analysis: Machado is 7 for 17 with seven RBIs in his last five games.
|4/24/2015||Ryan Flaherty, 2B (Bal), 2B|
|The Baltimore Orioles have placed Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain. Flaherty sustained the injury running the bases on the final play in a 4-2 loss to Toronto on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Flaherty joins shortstop J.J. Hardy and second baseman Jonathan Schoop on the Orioles' DL. The Orioles recalled infielder Rey Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk to help fill the void.
|4/23/2015||C.J. Riefenhauser, P (TB), P|
|Riefenhauser was put on the 15-day DL with a sore left shoulder.
Analysis: He has no fantasy value.
|4/23/2015||Jimmy Nelson, P (Mil), P|
|Nelson was faced with a no-decision despite an outstanding outing Wednesday against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Nelson allowed just three hits and an earned run while striking out five in eight innings. He has a 1.35 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 20 innings this season.
|4/23/2015||Ryan Flaherty, 2B (Bal), 2B|
|Flaherty is out of the lineup for Thursday's game at Toronto with a sore right groin, another blow to Baltimore's already thin middle infield options.
Analysis: The Orioles are already without second baseman Jonathan Schoop and shortstop J.J. Hardy. Flaherty, who's batting .300 with two home runs and four RBIs, suffered the injury running to second base on the final play Wednesday. Manager Buck Showalter said Flaherty could go on the disabled list if he doesn't improve before Friday.
|4/23/2015||Johnny Cueto, P (Cin), P|
|Cueto was in fine form for his first win of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: He threw a career-high 125 pitches in eight innings, allowing five hits and strinking out eight. Cueto also balked twice - the first Cincinnati pitcher to do so since Chris Hammond did it on Aug. 18, 1990, vs. Pittsburgh.
|4/23/2015||Wilmer Flores, SS (NYM), SS|
|Flores hit third home run of the season in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Flores now has eight runs scored and seven RBIs through 13 games for the streaking Mets.
|4/23/2015||Matt Adams, 1B (StL), 1B|
|Adams hit his second home run of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: The Cardinals' first baseman is now hitting .225 on the year - a far cry from last season's .329 average before the All-Star break.
|4/23/2015||Kolten Wong, 2B (StL), 2B|
|Wong went 3 for 4 with a two-run home run on Wednesday.
Analysis: Wong finally seems to be heating up. He is 6 for 8 in his last two games.
|4/23/2015||Chris Young, CF (NYY), CF|
|Young had his second straight three-hit effort in Wednesday's win in Detroit.
Analysis: The outfielder is batting .368 and seems to be limiting his strikeouts, fanning six times in 38 at-bats.
|4/23/2015||Mike Pelfrey, P (Min), P|
|Pelfrey limited the Royals to five hits in seven innings of Wednesday's 3-0 win for his first decision of the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey fell victim to the home run in his first start, but since he's allowed a run and eight hits in 12 innings.
|4/23/2015||David Price, P (Det), P|
|Price was roughed up in Wednesday's loss to the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Price surrendered a career high-trying eight earned runs and 10 hits in 2 1-3 innings after allowing one earned run in his first three starts.
|4/23/2015||Devon Travis, 2B (Tor), 2B|
|Travis was 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over Baltimore.
Analysis: The rookie is 11 for 22 with three home runs and seven RBIs in the last six games.
|4/23/2015||Jose Abreu, 1B (CWS), 1B|
|Abreu was 2 for 4 with a home run, double and three RBIs in Wednesday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Over the last five games, he's batting .429 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
|4/23/2015||Mike Bolsinger, P (LAD), P|
|Bolsinger was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make Friday's start against the San Francisco Giants.
Analysis: Bolsinger, acquired for cash considerations last November from the Arizona Diamondbacks, has thrown 11 scoreless innings in his first two starts with Oklahoma City.
|4/23/2015||Dioner Navarro, C (Tor), C|
|The Blue Jays have placed Navarro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled catcher Josh Thole from Triple-A Buffalo.
Analysis: The switch-hitting Navarro is batting .276 with four RBIs in eight games. The move is retroactive to April 22. Navarro suffered the injury trying to stretch a single into a double in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 13-6 win over Baltimore. He was thrown out by Delmon Young on the play and grabbed the back of his left leg as he arrived at second base before slowly leaving the field.
|4/23/2015||A.J. Ellis, C (LAD), C|
|Ellis has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning Wednesday with a right hand injury.
Analysis: With the game tied at 2 Wednesday night, Buster Posey hit a one-out single against Chris Hatcher, who then plunked Justin Maxwell. The ball came off Maxwell then hit Ellis' mask before landing hard on his right hand. Athletic trainer Stan Conte came to check on Ellis, who attempted to make two throws but both were wild into right field before he left the game.
|4/23/2015||Nick Tepesch, P (Tex), P|
|Tepesch was placed on the DL with nerve inflammation in his right arm.
Analysis: It's uncertain just how severe it might be.
|4/23/2015||Dexter Fowler, CF (ChC), CF|
|Fowler left the game after the second inning Wednesday because of tightness in his groin.
Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain.
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