Saturday, June 21st
Troy Glaus
hit a Grand Slam.  Aramis Ramirez also had 4 RBI.  Jim Edmonds and Vladimir Guerrero each hit a pair of solo shots.  Jermaine Dye, Yuniesky Betancourt, David Murphy, and Dan Uggla each had 3 RBI.  Carlos Quentin, Omar Infante, Eric Patterson, Johnny Peralta, Russell Martin, Jose Bautista, Chone Figgins, Ramon Vazquez (3 RBI), Mike Aviles, Michael Young, Jody Gerut and Dmitri Young each had 3 Hits.

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 8 Innings to improve t 2-7.  C.C. Sabathia gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings while striking out 10 and lowering his ERA to 4.06.  He didn’t factor in the decision.  Edwin Jackson gave up 2 Runs in a 6-1/3 Inning no-decision.  Seth McClung gave up 2 Runs on 3 Hits in 6-2/3 Innings to improve to 5-3 with a 3.79 ERA.  Joe Saunders gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 11-3 with a 3.03 ERA.  Nick Blackburn gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 6-4 with a 3.68 ERA.  Dana Eveland gave up 2 Runs in a 6-1/3 Inning no-decision.

Friday, June 20th
Elijah Dukes
continued his hot bat going 5 for 6 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, 2 RBI, a Walk, and 2 SBs.  Kurt Suzuki went 4 for 5 with 2 Doubles, a HR, and 5 RBI.  Aubrey Huff  went 4 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Dan Uggla had 4 Hits, including a pair of HRs.  Jolbert Cabrera and  Howie Kendrick also had 4 Hits.  Carlos Beltran, Joey Votto, Garrett Anderson, Vladimir Guerrero (3 RBI), Jose Lopez (4 RBI), Raul Ibanez, Jesus Flores, Brian Roberts, Ray Durham (3 RBI), Orlando Hudson, Hanley Ramirez, Wes Helms, Edgar Gonzalez, Jeff Kent, and Curtis Granderson each had 3 Hits.  Adrian Beltre, Johnny Peralta, and Ian Kinsler each had 3 RBI.

Ervin Santana gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 7 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 9-3 with a 3.17 ERA.  John Maine gave up 2 Runs in 6-2/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-5 with a 3.78 ERA.  Edison Volquez gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 10-2 with a 1.71 ERA.  Roy Halladay (7 scoreless Innings, 7 Ks) and Zach Duke (7 scoreless Innings) battled to no-decisions.  Roy Oswalt gave up 2 Runs in 7-2/3 Innings to improve to 6-7.  Scott Baker the Candlestick Maker gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings with 7 Ks improve to 3-2 with a 3.47 ERA.  Kyle Lohse gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings to improve to 9-2 with a 3.63 ERA.  Greg Maddux (7 Innings, 1 Run, 5 Hits) and Eddie Bonine (7 Innings, 2 Runs) each earned no-decisions.  Cliff Lee gave up 1 Run in a 7-1/3 Inning no-decision.

Thursday, June 19th
Jermaine Dye
went 3 for 3 with 3 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs (one a Grand Slam), and 6 RBI.  Nate McLouth scored 3 Runs and had 3 RBI.  Joe Inglett hit a pinch-hit Grand Slam in the 9th Inning.  Carl Crawford had 3 Hits, including a Grand Slam.  Orlando Cabrera also had 4 RBI.  Matt Kemp, Freddy Sanchez, Brandon Boggs, and Russell Branyan each had 3 RBI.  James Loney, Mark Teahan (3 RBI),  Pablo Ozuna, Lance Berkman, Alex Cintron, Casey Blake, Willy Taveras, and Derrick Lee each had 3 Hits.  Prince Fielder scored 3 Runs

Dave Bush gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 8 Innings to improve to 3-7.  Joba Chamberlain gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 5-2/3 Innings with 9 Ks, but got a no-decision.  Eric Stults gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings with 5 Ks for his first Win of the year.  Zack Greinke gave up 1 Run on 2 Hits in 7 Innnigs with 7 Ks to improve to 6-4 with a 3.33 ERA.  Scott Feldman gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in a 7 Inning no-decision.  Doug Davis gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits with 8 Ks in a 6 Inning no-decision.  Sean Gallagher (6 Innings, 1 unearned run, 4 Hits) and James Shield (6-1/3 Innings, 3 Runs, 9 Ks) each earned no-decisions.   Jorge de la Rosa gave up 3 Runs in 6 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 2-3.

Wednesday, June 18th
J.D. Drew
went 4 of 5 with 2 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Placido Polanco went 4 for 4 with 3 Runs, a Double, 2 RBI, and a Walk.  Dustin Pedroia, Johnny Damon, A-Rod, Wilson Betemit, Craig Counsell, Andre Ethier, Vernon Wells, Cristian Guzman, Elijah Dukes, Carlos Gomez, Stephen Drew, Orlando Hudson, Chad Tracy, Jose Vidro, and Jose Reyes (3 Runs) each had 3 Hits.  Gregg Zaun, Chris  Young, Dan Haren, Mike Jacobs, and Justin Morneau had 3 RBI.  Jeff Baker, Jorege Cantu, and Hanley Ramirez each scored 3 Runs.

Armando Galarraga allowed 2 unearned runs in 6 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 7-2 with a 3.03 ERA.  Jeremy Guthrie (8 Innings, 1 Run, 3 Hits, 8 Ks) and Brian Moehler (6-1/3 Innings, 1 Run) battled to no-decisions.  Derek Lowe gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 5-1/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 5-6 with a 3.90 ERA.  Ben Sheets gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 innings with 5 Ks to improve to 8-1 with a 2.74 ERA.  Jo-Jo Reyes gave up 1 Earned Run on 5 Hits in a 7 Inning no-decision.  Kevin Slowey gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings to improve to 4-6.  Jason Bergmann gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings, but took the Loss.  Mark Buehrle gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 8 Innings to improve to 4-6.  Brian Banniser gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings to even his record at 6-6.  Braden Looper gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in a 7 Inning no-decision.  Jeff Francis gave up 1 Earned Run on 5 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 3-6.  Dan Haren gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits with 8 Ks in 7 Innings to improve to 7-4 with a 3.26 ERA.  Jon Garland gave up 2 Earned Runs in a 6 Inning no-decision.  Ryan Tucker gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings to improve to 2-1.

Tuesday, June 17th
Mark Ellis
went 3 for 4 with 4 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, 4 RBI, and 2 Walks.  Ryan Braun went 3 for 4 with 3 Runs, a Double, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI.  Jason Giambi hit 2 HRs and had 3 RBI.  Kazuo Matsui, Jim Thome, Jermaine Dye, Rajai Davis, and Brian McCann each had 3 RBI.  Jeff Kent, Orlando Cabrera (3 RBI), A.J. Pierzynski, Johnny Peralta, Matt Holliday, Omar Quintanilla, Ryan Sweeney (4 Runs), Bobby Crosby, Adrian Beltre, Raul Ibanez, and Nick Swisher (3 Runs) each had 3 Hits. 

Manny Parra gave up 4 Runs in 7 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 6-2.  Andy Pettitte gave up 5 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 7-5.  Jon Lester gave up 6 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 6-3 with a 3.18 ERA.  Chad Billingsley gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 6-1/3 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 5-7 with a 3.54 ERA.  Johnny Cueto gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings, but took the Loss.  Vicente Padila gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings to improve to 9-3 with a 3.73 ERA.  “And I shall be” Livan Hernandez gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits to improve to 7-4.  He beat John “Strawberry Fields Forever” Lannan, who allowed 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 7 Innings.  Kyle Davies gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 3-0 witha  1.46 ERA to beat Joel Pineiro (no decision, 7 Innings, 1 Run).  Justin Duchscherer gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits with 6 Ks in 8 Innings to improve to 7-4 with a 2.08 ERA.  John Lackey gave up 1 Run in 7-2/3 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA.  Felix Hernandez gave u 3 Earned Runs in 7-1/3 Innings with 9 Ks to improve to 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA.  Kenny Rogers gave up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 5-4.  Jonathan Sanchez gave up 3 Runs in 7 Innings with 8 Ks, but took the Loss.

Monday, June 16th
Ryan Howard
went 3 for 5 with 2 Runs, a Triple, 2 HRs, and 4 RBI.  Marcus Thames hit 2 HRs and drove in 3 Runs.  Carlos Beltran hit a pair of solo HRs.  Fred Lewis had 3 RBI.  Jimmy Rollins (3 RBI), Dustin Pedroia, Macier Izturis, John Bowker (3 RBI), and Ivan Rodriguez each had 3 Hits.

Jair Jurrjens tossed 7-2/3 scoreless Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 7-3 with a 3.43 ERA.  Cole Hamels gave up 2 Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 7-4 with a 3.23 ERA.  Andrew Miller gave up 1 Run on 6 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 5-5.  Justin Verlander gave up 1 Earned Runs with 7 Ks in a 6 Inning no-decision.

A look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars. 

Pitcher
Ricky Nolasco - Florida’s Ricky Nolasco picked up a couple of wins last week going 14-2/3 Innings with a 1.23 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP with 15 Ks.  His 8-2/3 Inning gem last night when he scatterd 6 Hits allowing 2 Earned Runs with 12 Ks help put him over the top.  He did allow four additional unearned runs, but they don’t hurt his stats (or fantasy owners for that matter).

Catcher
Kelly Shoppach
- With Victor Martinez on the mend, Kelly has stepped in and delivered like Victor Martinez.  Fortunately for the Tribe, I’m referring to the 2007 edition of Mr. Martinez.  Kelly went 6 for 21 (.286) with 6 Runs, a Double, 3 HRs, 7 RBI, and 2 Walks.  With numbers like that, Victor Martinez won’t be getting any “Get Well Soon” card from his teammates.

Corner Infielder
Ronnie Belliard
- Washington’s Ronnie Belliard played mostly Third Base last week as Ryan Zimmerman is out with a shoulder injury.  Last week he went 8 for 24 (.333) with 3 Runs, 4 Doubles, 2 HRs, 6 RBI, and 4 Walks.  Not bad for a guy who didn’t play for almost a month.

Middle Infielder
Mike Aviles
- What’s with all of the Kansas City Royals in this series?  I guess anytime they have success it comes as a surprise.  That’s not meant to be the slap in the face to the Royals as it sounds, but more as a sad statement that describes one of baseball’s best baseball towns that is having a hard time competing in today’s baseball climate.  Enough of the diatribe, let’s see what Aviles did to make this prestigious list.  He went 11 of 27 (.407) with 8 Runs, 3 Doubles, 2 HRs, 4 RBI, a Walk, and a SB.

Outfielder
Jason Kubel - Anytime a Twin not named Justin Morneau hits multiple HRs in a week it should come as a surprise.  Kubel found some success last week going 9 of 24 (.375) with 6 Runs, a Double, 3 HRs, 6 RBI, and 2 Walks.

Father’s Day Edition. I want to start by saying that putt by Tiger was amazing. On to baseball.

Sunday, June 15th
David DeJesus had 2 Runs, a Double, a Grand Slam, and 5 RBI.  Ramon Vazquez (Game 1) had 3 Hits, 2 Runs, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Coco Crisp and Ryan Howard each had 4 RBI.  A-Rod had 3 Runs and 3 RBI.  Ben Francisco, Derrick Lee, Ian Kinsler (Game 1), Mike Jacobs, Wes Helms, Jorge Posada, Kory Casto, and Robinson Cano each had 3 RBI.  Carlos Guillen, Gerald Laird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Kendall, Johnny Damon, Eric Chavez, Mark Grudzielanek, David Wright (Game 2), and Lastings Milledge each had 3 Hits.  Jason Bay and Jimmy Rollins each scored 3 Runs.

Josh Beckett gave up 6 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-4 with a 3.87 ERA.  Joe Saunders threw 7-1/3 scoreless Innings to improve to 10-3 with a 3.06 ERA.  Ricky Nolasco gave up 2 Earned Runs in 8-2/3 Innings with 12 Ks to improve to 7-4.  C.C. Sabathia gave up 3 Runs in 8 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 5-8.  Nate Robinson pitched 6 scoreless Innings giving up 4 Hits to improve to 5-6.  Ted Lilly gave up 1 Hit in 6-1/3 scoreless Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-5.  Kevin Millwood gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 5-3.  Paul Maholm gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings, but took a no-decision.  Seth McClung gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 4-3 with a 3.94 ERA.  Dana Eveland gave up 1 Run in 6-2/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 5-5 with a 3.56 ERA.  Tim Redding (6 Innings, 1 Earned Run) and Jarrod Washburn (6 innings, 2 Runs) battled to no-decisions.  Gil Meched gave up 3 Runs on 4 Hits in 7-1/3 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 4-8.  Pedro Martinez gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings to improve to 2-0.  Jorge Campillo gave up 2 Runs with 7 Ks in a Complete Game Loss.

Saturday, June 14th
Mike Aviles went 4 for 5 with 4 Runs, 2 Doubles, a HR, and 2 RBI.  Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a 10th Inning Grand Slam.  Andre Ethier had 4 RBI.  Reed Johnson, Jose Bastista, John Buck, Jesus Flores, and Mark Teixeira each had 3 RBI.  Derrick Lee, James Loney, Delwyn Young, Ivan Rodriguez, Kevin Youkilis, Brian Roberts, Adam Jones, Jody Gerut, Delmon Young, Johnny Damon, Carlos Lee (3 RBI), Brian Buscher (3 RBI), Orlando Hudson, Kurt Suzuki and Brandon Jones each had 3 Hits.  Magglio Ordonez and A-Rod each scored 3 Runs.

Rich Harden gave up 1 Hit with 9 Ks in 6 scoreless Innings to improve to 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA. Jason Marquis gave up 1 Run in 7 Innings to improve to 5-3.  Tim Wakefield gave up 2 Runs in a 7 Inning no-decision.  Edison Volquez gave up 2 Earned Runs with 9 Ks in a 7 Inning no-decision.  His ERA sits at 1.64.  Kyle Lohse gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 8 Innings to improve to 8-2 with a 3.77 ERA.  Another ex-Twin, Matt Garza gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 5-3.  Jorge de la Rosa struck out 8 in 5 scoreless Innings.  John Danks struck out 6 in 6 scoreless Innings.  Cliff Lee gave up 2 Runs with 6 Ks in a 6-1/3 Inning no-decision.  Jeff Suppan gave up 2 Runs with 5 Ks in a 7 Inning no-decision.  Luke Hovechar gave up 2 Earned Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 4-5.  Matt Cain struck out 11 while allowing 3 Runs in 7 Innings.  Tyler Clippard gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings for his first Win of the year.  Erik Bedard gave up 2 Runs with 9 Ks in a 6 Inning no-decision.

Friday, June 13th

Ryan Howard
went 3 for 5 with 4 Runs, 2 HRs, and 5 RBI.  Carlos Ruiz had 4 Hits and 4 RBI.  Grady Sizemore hit a pair of HRs and drove in 3.  Ian Stewart hit a pair of HRs.  Jason Michaels, Alexi Casilla, Justin Morneau, and Chase Utley each had 3 RBI.  Melvin Mora, Alex Rios, Jason Bartlett, Delmon Young, Shane Victorino, Pedro Feliz, Skip Schumaker, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Jame Carroll, Mark Teixeira, Gregor Blanco (3 RBI), and Ichiro Suzuki each had 3 Hits.  Pat Burrell scored 3 Runs.

Armando Galarraga pitched 7 scoreless Innings allowing 3 Hits to improve to 6-2 with a 3.31 ERA.  He beat Derek Lowe, who allowed 2 Earned Runs in 7 Innings.  Aaron Harang allowed 1 Run on 4 Hits in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 3-9.  Oliver Perez gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 7 Innings to improve to 5-4.  Kevin Slowey gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 8 Innings to improve to 3-6.  Joba Chamberlain gave up 1 Run in 6 Innigns, and Shawn Chacon gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 6-1/3 Innings as they battled to no-decisions.  Kyle Kendrick gave up 1 Earned Run in 7 Innings to improve to 6-2.  Zack Greinke and Doug Davis each pitched 7 scoreless Innings for no-decisions in their pitchers’ duel.  Jo-Jo Reyes gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 8 Inning to improve to 3-4. 


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