Here is a a look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars.

Pitcher
Matt Lindstrom - Florida’s new closer was outstanding last week.  Only a Walk kept him from four perfect outings as he collected 3 Saves with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.30 WHIP in 3-1/3 Innings.

Catcher
Taylor Teagarden
- Another Week, another Texas Ranger in the Weekly Wonders.  Taylor went 6 for 17 (.353) last week with 4 Runs, 3 Doubles, 2 HRs, 6 RBI, and 3 Walks.  He’s hitting .344 through 11 games.  Not a bad way to start a career.

Corner Infielder
Ryan Shealy - Kansas City’s Shealy has been tearing the cover off the baseball.  Last week he went 7 for 16 (.438) with 4 Runs, 3 HRs, 7 RBI, and a Walk.  All of those stats except the Walk came in a two games vs. Cleveland.

Middle Infielder
Brandon Wood 
- The Angels have been getting good wood from SS Brandon Wood.  Last week he went 8 for 26 (.308) with 3 Runs, 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 6 RBI, and a SB.  He raised his average 30 points over the course of the week.  He qualifies at SS & 3B in Yahoo leagues.

Outfielder
Franklin Gutiérrez – Cleveland has to be happy with the tear Gutiérrez has been on.  He’s riding an eight-game hitting streak.  Last week he went 9 for 20 (.450) with 5 Runs, 3 Doubles, an RBI, 2 Walks, and 2 SBs.

Sunday, September 14th
Ryan Shealy
went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 5 RBI.  A-Rod and Dewayne Wise each hit a Grand Slam.  David Wright went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Nick Markakis and Oscar Salazar each hit 2 HRs and had 3 RBI.  Nelson Cruz went 3 for 5 with 2 Doubles, and 4 RBI.  Justin Upton went 4 for 5 with a Double and a HR.  Marcus Thames had 4 RBI.  Orlando Cabrera (3 Runs), Derek Jeter (3 Runs), Mike Aviles (3 Runs), Chipper Jones, Carlos Delgado, Lasting Milledge, Nick Punto, Andy LaRoche, Ryan Sweeney, Travis Ishikawa, Edgar Gonzalez, each had 3 Hits.  Alberto Callaspo and Nate McLouth each scored 3 Runs.  Jose Guillen, Aaron Cunningham, Ryan Langerhans, Adam LaRoche, Shane Victorino (Game 1 & 4 Hits in Game 2), and Fernando Perez each had 3 RBI.

Carlos Zambrano threw a No-Hitter with 10 Ks.  Only a Walk and a Hit Batter kept him from a Perfect Game.  He improve to 14-5 with a 3.41 ERA.  Radhame Liz gave up 5 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings to improve to 6-5.  Brett Myers threw a Complete Game allowing 1 Run on 2 Hits to improve to 10-11.  Javier Vazquez gave up 3 Hits in 7-2/3 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 12-13.  Jon Lester gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 8 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 15-5 with a 3.15 ERA.  John Danks (6 scoreless Innings, 4 Hits, 6 Ks), Max Scherzer (6 Innings, 1 Runs, 2 Hits, 9 Ks), Greg Maddux (7 scoreless two-hit Innings), Aaron Cook (8 scoreless Innings), Ervin Santana (7 Innings, 2 Runs), Oliver Perez (7 Innings, 2 Runs, 4 Hits, 8 Ks), Collin Balester (6-2/3 innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits, 5 Ks), and Anibal Sanchez (7 Innings, 3 Runs, 4 Hits, 7 Ks) each got a no-decision.

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Saturday, September 13th
Denard Span
(Game 1) hit a pair of HRs and had 4 RBI.  Justin Morneau (Game 1) went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 Doubles, 2 RBI, and a Walk.  Juan Rivera went 4 for 4 with 2 Runs, 3 Doubles, a HR, and 3 RBI.  Carlos Gomez (Game 1) had 4 RBI.  Ben Zobrist (Game 2) hit a Grand Slam.  Travis Snider (Game 1) went 2 for 4 with 2  Runs, a Double, a HR, and 5 RBI.  Ryan Shealy went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a HR, and 2 RBI.  Miguel Olivo (Game 2 – 3 RBI), Jimmy Rollins (3 Runs), Casey Kotchman (Game 1), Justin Ruggiano (Game 1), Derek Jeter (Both Game 1 & 2), Mark Teahan (Game 1 & 2 HRs in Game 2), Gabe Gross (Game 2), Nyjer Morgan, Dustin Pedroia (Game 2), Jason Bay (Game 2), Jose Reyes (Game 2), Carlos Beltran (Game 2), Fernando Tatis (Game 2), Eugenio Velez, and Brian Roberts (Game 2) each had 3 Hits.  Bobby Crosby, Oscar Salazar, and Ryan Doumit each had 3 RBI.  Jacoby Ellsbury (Game 2), Matt Tolbert (Game 2), Bengie Molina, and Brendan Harris (Game 2) each  scored 3 Runs.

Tim Lincecum threw a Complete Game four-hit Shutout with 12 Ks to improve to 17-3 with a 2.43 ERA.  The Cy Young winners are looking to be from mediocre teams in both leagues.  James Shields gave up 5  Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 13-8 with a 3.50 ERA.  Jonathan Niese gave up 6 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks for his first career Win.  A.J. Burnett went 6 Innings allowing 1 unearned Run on 3 Hits with 6 Ks to improve to 18-10.  Josh Johnson gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 5-1 with a 3.30 ERA.  Clayton Kershaw gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 6 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 4-5.  Jon Garland gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings to improve to 14-8.  Edison Volquez (6 Innings, 2 Runs, 5 Hits, 8 Ks), Randy Johnson (6 Innings, 1 Run, 5 Hits), Mike Hampton (6 Innings, 2 Runs) and Johan Santana (7 Innings, 2 Runs) each got no-decisions.  Scott Baker gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 9-4 with a 3.57 ERA.  K-Rod broke Bobby Thigpen’s record with his 58th Save.  Chris Young gave up 3 Runs in 7 Innings with 9 Ks, but lost.

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Friday, September 12th
Nate McLouth
went 3 for 4 with 3 Runs, a Double, a Triple, a HR, 5 RBI, and a Walk.  Mike Napoli went 2 for 2 with a HR, 4 RBI, and a Walk.  Shin-Soo Choo (3 RBI), Grady Sizemore, Luis Cruz, Travis Ishikawa, and Randy Wynn each had 3 Hits.  Kelly Shoppach and James Loney each had 3 RBI.

Matt Harrison threw a Complete Game five-hit Shutout to improve to 8-3.  Tim Wakefield gave up 3 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings to improve to 9-10 with a 3.92 ERA.  Brandon Webb gave up 5 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings to improve to 20-8 with a 3.28 ERA.  Paul Maholm gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings to improve to 9-8 with a 3.68 ERA.  Scott Olsen gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings to improve to 7-10.  Chad Billingsley gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings to improve to 15-10 with a 3.02 ERA.  J0nathan Sanchez gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 9-10.  Aaron Harrang gave up 1 unearned Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings, but lost.

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Thursday, September 11th
Adrian Gonzalez
went 3 for 4 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, 4 RBI, and a Walk.  Ryan Howard went 2 for 3 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR (his 43rd) and 3 RBI.  Yunel Escobar went 3 for 3 with 2 Runs, a HR, 3 RBI, and a Walk.  Matt Holliday, Marco Scutaro, Josh Hamilton, Drew Macias, and Matt Antonelli each banged out 3 Hits.  Garrett Anderson had 3 RBI.

Roy Oswalt threw a Complete Game three-hit Shutout to improve to 15-9 with a 3.54 ERA.  Jered Weaver gave up3 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings to improve to 11-10.  Shaun Marcum gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7-1/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 9-6 with a 3.37 ERA.  Josh Geer gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA.  Rich Harden gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 5-1 with a 1.65 ERA with the Cards (10-2, 2.04 overall).  Jair Jurrjens gave up 4 Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA.  Francisco Liriano (8 Innings, 2 Runs, 6 Ks) got a no-decision.

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Wednesday, September 10th
Cristian Guzman
went 3 for 5 with 3 Runs, 2 HRs, and 5 RBI.  David Wright went 4 for 4 with 4 Rusn, a Double, a HR, 3 RBI, and a Walk.  Kelly Shoppach went 3 for 4 with 3 Runs, 2 HRs, 2 RBI, and a Walk.  Kelly Johnson hit a pair of solo HRs.  Good night for Kellys.  Raul Ibanez went 4 for 5 with a Run, 2 Doubles, and 3 RBI.  Ichiro went 4 for 5 with 3 Runs and a SB.  Manny Ramirez hit a pair of HRs and had 4 RBI.  Miguel Tejada had a Double and a Grand Slam.  Eugenio Velez went 2 for 5 with a Double, a Triple, and 4 RBI.  Chipper Jones (3 Runs), Brian McCann, Randy Wynn, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Beltran, Fernando Tatis, Marco Scutaro, Vernon Wells, Reggie Abercrombie , Alexi Casilla, and Jason Kubel each had 3 Hits.  Jerry Hairston, Jr., A.J. Pierzynski, Carlos Pena, and Asdrubal Cabrera each had 3 RBI.  Emilio Bonifacio scored 3 Runs.

Scott Lewis made his Big League debut count with 8 scoreless Innings of three-hit ball for his first Career Win.  Ted Lilly gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 8 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 14-9.  Kevin Slowey gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits to improve to 12-9 with a 3.63 ERA.  Mark Buehrle gave up 1 Run in 7-1/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 13-11 with a 3.88 ERA.  Brian Moehler gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 11-6.  Ricky Nolasco gave up 3 Runs in 7-2/3 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 14-7 with a 3.56 ERA.  Andy Sonnanstine (7 Innings, 1 unearned Run, 4 Hits, 7 Ks), Josh Beckett (6 Innings, 1 Run, 7 Ks), James Parr (6 scoreless five-hit Innings, 5 Ks), Brad Hennessey (6 Innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits), Bronson Arroyo (7 Innings, 2 unearned Runs, 5 Hits) and C.C. Sabathia (7 Innings, 3 Runs, 8 Ks) pitched well, but got no-decisions.

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Tuesday, September 9th
Carlos Delgado
went 3 for 3 with 3 Runs, 2 HRs, 3 RBI, and a Walk.  Lance Berkman went 3 for 4 with 3 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Jorge Cantu went 2 for 4 with 3 Runs, a HR, 3 RBI, and a Walk.  Johnny Damon hit a pair of HRs and had 3 RBI.  Andre Ethier went 2 for 4 with a Triple and 4 RBI.  Marlon Byrd (3 RBI), Ryan Zimmerman, Dan Uggla, Darin Erstad, Miguel Tejada, Jose Guillen, Denard Span, Brian Buscher, Alex Rios, Aramis Ramirez, Wilkin Castillo, Garrett Anderson, Rich Aurilia, and Chris Snyder each had 3 Hits.  Anderson Hernandez, Ray Durham, A-Rod, Taylor Teagarden, and Albert Pujols each had 3 RBI.  Marco Scutaro scored 3 Runs.

A.J. Burnett gave up 1 unearned Run on 1 Hit in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 17-10.  Jeremy Sowers gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 8 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 3-8.  Nick Blackburn gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 10-8 with a 3.67 ERA.  Jese Litsch gave up 2 Runs on 6 Hits in 7 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 11-8 with a 3.70 ERA.  Alfredo Aceves gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings for his first careeer Win.  Barry Zito (6 Innings, 2 Runs, 5 Hits, 9 Ks), Hiroki Kuroda (6 Innings, 2 Runs), Wade LeBlanc (6 Innings, 1 Run, 5 Hits), Ramon Ramirez (6 Innings, 1 Hit, 1 Run), Nate Robinson (7 innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits, 6 Ks) and Dana Evaland (6 Innings, 2 Runs) pitched well, but got no-decisions.  Javier Vazquez gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 5 Ks, but lost.

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Monday, September 8th
Gary Sheffield
hit a Grand Slam and a solo HR.  Adam Jones went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Aubrey Huff went 3 for 5 with 3 Runs, and a Grand Slam.  Magglio Ordonez went 3 for 3 with 4 Runs, a Double, a HR, 2 RBI, and 2 Walks.  Brandon Wood went 3 for 4 with 2 Runs, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Asdrubal Cabrera, Kurt Suzuki, Jimmy Rollins, Wilkin Castillo, and Andre Ethier each had 3 Hits.  Miguel Cabrera, Bengie Molina, Vladimir Guerrero, and Jayson Werth each had 3 RBI.

Jon Lester gave up 6 Hits in 7-2/3 scoreless Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 14-5 with a 3.23 ERA.  Cha Seung Baek gave up 3 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings to improve to 5-9.  Tim Lincecum gave up 1 Earned Run in 8-1/3 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 16-3 with a 2.54 ERA.  Jon Garland gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings to improve to 13-8.  Dave Bush gave up 2 Runs in 8 Innings, but got a no-decision.

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Here is a a look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars.

Pitcher
Frank Francisco - If you can find a Closer this late in the year to plug into your fantasy roster, it could be enough to tip the Saves category into your favor.  The Rangers Closer picked up a pair of Saves last week.  He struck out 6 batters in 3 Innings of work.  His ERA was 0.00 and his WHIP was 0.33.

Catcher
Ryan Hanigan
- Cincinnati’s Ryan Hanigan had a decent week going 4 for 14 (.286) with 2 Runs, 2 RBI, and 3 Walks.  While not outstanding numbers he did contribute at least a Run, Hit or Walk in every game he played last week.

Corner Infielder
Scott McClain - San Francisco’s Scott McClain has made the most of his September call-up.  He went 6 for 14 (.429) with 5 Runs, 2 HRs, 5 RBI, and a Walk. He qualifies at 1B in Yahoo leagues, but he’s playing 3B.  If they update soon he could give you nice flexibility down the stretch.

Middle Infielder
Juan Uribe
- He’s playing 3rd because of injuries, but he qualifies at 2B, 3B, and SS in Yahoo leagues.  Last week he went 5 for 16 (.313) with 3 Runs, 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, and 6 RBI.  He’s had a slow year, but perhaps he can give you some production and versatility down the stretch.

Outfielder
Nelson Cruz - Another Texas Rangers hitter makes it.  This time it’s Nelson Cruz.  Last week he went 9 for 21 (.429) with 5 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, 6 RBI, 3 Walks, and a SB.  He had three multi-hit games and a hit in all but one game last week.

Sunday, September 7th
Carlos Delgado
went 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBI.  Pablo Sandoval went 2 for 3 with a Run, a Double, and 5 RBI.  Justin Morneau had 4 RBI.  Jose Lopez went 3 for 4 with a pair of HRs.  Alberto Gonzalez (3 RBI), Chipper Jones, Yunel Escobar, B.J. Upton, Sean Kazmar, Carlos Ruiz, Curtis Granerson, Joe Mauer, Aaron Boone, Mark Loretta, Jose Castillo and Clint Barmes each had 3 Hits.  Victor Martinez, Elijah Dukes, Brad Hawpe, James Loney, and Greg Dobbs each had 3 RBI.  Denard Span and Lastings Milledge each scored 3 Runs.

Chris Young gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits with 5 Ks in a Complete Game Win to improve to 5-5.  David Purcey gave up 6 Hits in 8 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 3-5.  Jamie Moyer gave up 2 Hits in 7 scoreless Innigns to improve to 13-7 with a 3.64 ERA.  Adam Wainwright gave up 1 Run on 6 Hits in 8 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 9-3 with a 2.85 ERA.  Paul Byrd gave up 3 Hits in 6-2/3 scoreless Innings to improve to 11-11.  Cliff Lee gave up 1 Run in 7-1/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 21-2 with a 2.28 ERA.  Ryan Feierabend gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to win his first game of the year.  Johan Santana gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7-1/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 13-7 with a 2.70 ERA.  Joe Saunders gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 7-1/3 Innings to improve to 15-7 with a 3.64 ERA.  Sean Marshall gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 6 Innings, but got a no-decision.  Jo-Jo-Jo Reyes gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 6 Innings, but got a no-decision.  Matt Garza gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings with 7 Ks, but lost.  Max Scherzer had 11 Ks.

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