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Date Player
8/4/2015 Nick Ahmed, Ari, SS
Ahmed finished with a career-high four hits - including a home run - in Washington's 6-4 win at Washington on Monday.

Analysis: Ahmed has gone 6 for 8 in his last two games after going 4 for 53 (.075) over his previous 15.
8/4/2015 Zack Godley, Ari, P
Godley continued to pitch well enough Monday night that Arizona manager Chip Hale is considering using a six-man rotation to keep him with the Diamondbacks.

Analysis: Godley threw six scoreless innings in third career appearance above Double-A ball, and the Diamondbacks homered four times in a 6-4 victory over Washington on Monday night. Godley becomes the second Arizona pitcher to win in each of his first three major league outings.
8/4/2015 Jonathan Schoop, Bal, 2B
Schoop went 3 for 4 with a double in Monday's 9-2 win at Oakland.

Analysis: Schoop has heated up by going 5 for 7 over his last two games.
8/4/2015 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones went 3 for 5 with a double in Monday's 9-2 win at Oakland.

Analysis: Jones had been hitless in his previous two games, but appears to be back on track. He's hitting .289 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs.
8/4/2015 Jose Abreu, CWS, 1B
Abreu went 2 for 3 with his 19th home run in Monday's 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Abreu is batting .385 with five home runs and 18 RBIs over a 14-game hitting streak.
8/4/2015 Evan Longoria, TB, 3B
Longoria went 3 for 5 with a double in Monday's 5-4 win at U.S. Cellular Field.

Analysis: Longoria is hitting .385 over his last 10 games.
8/4/2015 Jason Castro, Hou, C
Castro went 2 for 4 with a grand slam in Houston's 12-9 loss at Texas on Monday.

Analysis: Castro is red hot if you need production at catcher. He's 8 for 19 with three home runs, three doubles and 10 RBIs in his last five games.
8/4/2015 David Price, Tor, P
Price allowed one run and three hits with 11 strikeouts over eight innings in Monday's 5-1 win over Minnesota in his Toronto debut.

Analysis: Price has given up one or no runs in four of his last six starts. He has a 2.05 ERA over that span.
8/4/2015 Joe Panik, SF, 2B
The Giants placed Panik on the 15-day disabled list before Monday's game.

Analysis: Panik will return Tuesday to San Francisco for an MRI on his lower back. Panik is hitting .309 with an .816 OPS so this is a major blow for fantasy owners.
8/3/2015 Carter Capps, Mia, P
Capps was put on the 15-day disabled list after exiting Sunday's game in the eighth.

Analysis: Capps has a right elbow strain. He received an MRI, which showed no structural damage. Capps is 1-0 with a 1.16 ERA in 30 appearances this season.
8/3/2015 Jason Kipnis, Cle, 2B
The Cleveland Indians have put All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list because of chronic inflammation in his right shoulder.

Analysis: The Indians sent their leadoff hitter back to Cleveland to be examined by team doctors before the start of a series Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Kipnis leads the American League with 132 hits, and is batting .326 with six home runs and 39 RBIs in 101 games.
8/3/2015 Adrian Beltre, Tex, 3B
Beltre has hit for the cycle for the third time in his career.

Analysis: Beltre homered in the fifth inning Monday night for the Texas Rangers, completing the cycle in his first four at-bats against the Houston Astros. He also had a two-run triple in the first inning, a double in the second and a single in the third. All three of Beltre's cycles have come at the Rangers' ballpark, two for the home team and his first when he was playing for Seattle on Sept. 1, 2008. Beltre's other cycle for Texas was Aug. 24, 2012 against Minnesota.
8/3/2015 Jake Smolinski, Oak, LF
The A's optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

Analysis: Smolinski was acquired off waivers from Texas in June.
8/3/2015 Matt Szczur, ChC, LF
The Chicago Cubs recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Analysis: Szczur was hitting .295 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 58 games with Iowa. In 32 games with the Cubs earlier this season, he batted .211 with one homer, eight RBIs and two steals.
8/3/2015 Trayce Thompson, CWS, CF
The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Trayce Thompson, brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, from Triple-A Charlotte before the game with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

Analysis: Thompson takes the roster spot of right-hander Scott Carroll, who was optioned to the minors on Sunday. The White Sox had been playing one outfielder short since J.B. Shuck (left hamstring strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
8/3/2015 Andre Ethier, LAD, RF
Ethier hit two home runs - including a walk-off shot in the 10th inning - in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Analysis: Ethier has gone 4 for 8 with four RBIs over his last two games.
8/3/2015 Lucas Duda, NYM, 1B
Duda continued his homer binge with his 21st in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Nationals.

Analysis: Duda has gone 11 for 28 (.393) with nine home runs and 12 RBIs over his last eight games.
8/3/2015 Ryan Braun, Mil, LF
Braun broke out of his recent funk, going 3 for 4 with two doubles in a 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Sunday.

Analysis: Braun had been 6 for 33 (.182) over his previous 10 games.
8/3/2015 Jace Peterson, Atl, 2B
Peterson went 3 for 4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 6-2 win at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Peterson had been 5 for 38 (.132) over his previous 11 games.
8/3/2015 Charlie Morton, Pit, P
Morton allowed five hits over seven shutout innings in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Reds. He also had seven strikeouts.

Analysis: Morton had been 1-4 with a 7.30 ERA over his previous seven starts.
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