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|7/23/2014||Eric Stults, P (SD)||Stults suffered his 12th loss of the season Tuesday against the Cubs, yielding three runs and six hits over five innings.
Analysis: Stults is 1-9 with a 4.98 ERA over his last 12 starts while averaging 2.08 runs of support.
|7/23/2014||Adam Wainwright, P (StL)||Wainwright was hit hard in his first start since the break, yielding six runs - four earned - over 4 2-3 innings Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Wainwright hadn't pitched since July 12, and he may have been given a little too much rest. Look for him to bounce back in his next outing.
|7/23/2014||Kyle Hendricks, P (ChC)||Hendricks earned his first career victory in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Padres, allowing five hits over seven shutout innings.
Analysis: Hendricks' second big league start was much better than his first when he gave up four runs over six innings against Cincinnati on July 10.
|7/23/2014||Jake Odorizzi, P (TB)||Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings to win 7-2 at St. Louis on Tuesday.
Analysis: Odorizzi is 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in his last six starts.
|7/23/2014||Giancarlo Stanton, RF (Mia)||Stanton was 2 for 4 with his 66th RBI of the season in a 6-5 win at Atlanta on Tuesday.
Analysis: Stanton still leads the league in RBIs despite recording just four in his last 13 contests.
|7/23/2014||Miguel Montero, C (Ari)||Montero went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Montero has nine RBIs over the last 10 games.
|7/23/2014||Aaron Hill, 2B (Ari)||Hill homered and drove in three runs in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Hill has hit safely in seven straight, batting .407 with two homers, four RBIs and seven runs.
|7/23/2014||Lucas Duda, 1B (NYM)||Duda went 2 for 4 with a homer and stole a base in Tuesday's 3-1 win at Seattle.
Analysis: With 15 homers, Duda is on the verge of setting a new career high.
|7/23/2014||Jason Heyward, RF (Atl)||Heyward was 2 for 4 with three RBIs in a 6-5 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.
Analysis: Heyward is 17 for 43 (.395) over his last 11 games with 10 RBIs.
|7/23/2014||Justin Upton, LF (Atl)||Upton hit his 18th homer of the season in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to Miami.
Analysis: It marked Upton's first homer in 13 games, though he's been hitting well lately, going 17 for 49 (.347) over his last 12 games.
|7/23/2014||Jacob deGrom, P (NYM)||deGrom turned in another excellent showing in Tuesday's 3-1 win at Seattle.
Analysis: deGrom has now won three consecutive starts behind a 0.86 ERA. He's struck out 26 and walked just three over 21 innings during that stretch.
|7/23/2014||Josh Beckett, P (LAD)||Beckett struggled in Tuesday's 12-7 loss at Pittsburgh, though he wasn't the loser despite giving up four runs in just 3 2-3 innings.
Analysis: Beckett had posted a 1.74 ERA over his previous nine outings.
|7/23/2014||Neil Walker, 2B (Pit)||Walker was 2 for 4 with his third homer in six games in Tuesday's 12-7 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Walker is 11 for 23 over his last six games with seven runs driven in.
|7/23/2014||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (LAD)||Gonzalez was 2 for 4 with his 15th homer of the year in Tuesday's 17-2 loss at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Gonzalez is batting .284 with 25 RBIs over his last 29 games.
|7/23/2014||Vance Worley, P (Pit)||Worley improved to 3-1 in his sixth start of the season Tuesday against the Dodgers, giving up four runs - though just one was earned - and seven hits over six innings.
Analysis: Worley owns a 3.10 ERA in seven games, including six starts.
|7/23/2014||Buster Posey, C (SF)||Posey was 4 for 7 with his 11th homer of the season in the Giants' 9-6 win at the Philles in 14 innings on Tuesday.
Analysis: Posey is 11 for 28 (.393) with 11 RBIs over his last six games.
|7/23/2014||Hunter Pence, RF (SF)||Pnece was 3 for 8 with his 13th homer of the year in San Francisco's 9-6 win at Philadelphia in 14 innings Tuesday.
Analysis: Pence is hitting .365 over his last 14 games with 13 runs scored.
|7/23/2014||Zach Walters, 3B (Was)||Washington recalled Walters from Triple-A Syracuse Wednesday.
Analysis: Walters was available for Wednesday's game versus Colorado.
|7/23/2014||Ryan Zimmerman, 3B (Was)||Washington has put Zimmerman on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Analysis: Zimmerman was injured in the sixth inning Tuesday night while running out a grounder. Manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman had an MRI on Wednesday and remains "pretty sore." The 29-year-old Zimmerman missed 44 games with a fractured right thumb earlier this season. The Nationals are 33-19 this year when Zimmerman is in the lineup. He's hitting .282 with five homers and 36 RBIs.
|7/23/2014||Scott Kazmir, P (Oak)||Kazmir came away without a decision Tuesday despite a strong effort in a 3-2 loss to Houston, giving up two runs - one earned - and seven hits over seven innings.
Analysis: Kazmir owns a 1.03 ERA in four starts since surrendering a season-worst seven runs in a 10-1 loss to the Mets on June 24.
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