Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 5/18/11

May 19, 2011


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Here’s a look at the unheralded fantasy baseball players who played well yesterday.
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Colorado at Philadelphia
Wilson Valdez went two for three with a run and an RBI. Cole Hamels fired a gem to improve to 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA. Jorge de la Rosa did his thing too, but took the loss. He’s still a solid 5-2 with a 3.34 ERA.
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Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Lyle Overbay went two for four with a run. Pedro Alvarez went one for four with a home run and three RBI. Charlie Morton threw a five-hit, five strikeout shutout to improve to 5-1 with a 2.62 ERA.
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Washington at New York Mets
Justin Turner went two for four with two RBI to raise his average to .333. Scott Hairston went two for three with a run. Michael Morse went two for four. Jonathan Niese gave up six hits with seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings for the win.
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Cleveland at Chicago White Sox
Jake Peavy threw a three-hit shutout striking out eight. Surprisingly he threw 111 pitches in his second start. Justin Masterson lost a brutal game after giving up just one run one five hits with eight strikeouts in eight innings. He’s now 5-2 with a 2.52 ERA.
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Tampa Bay at Toronto
Johnny Damon went two for four and a stolen base. Matt Joyce went one for three with two runs, a home run (7) and two RBI (21) to raise his average to .365. Elliot Johnson went two for three with a run and three RBI. Corey Patterson went two for five with two runs. Aaron Hill went one for four with a run and two RBI.
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Chicago Cubs at Florida
Kosuke Fukudome went two for four with a run to raise his average to .330. Darwin Barney went hitless, but drove in two runs. Koyie Hill went three for three with three runs. Greg Dobbs went two for five with a run and two RBI (16) to raise his average to .341.
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Houston at St. Louis
Ryan Theriot went two for four with a run to raise his average to .304. John Jay went two for four with a run, two RBI, and a stolen base to raise his average to .322. Yadier Molina went three for four with a run to raise his average to .323. Humberto Quintero went  two for three. Kyle Lohse gave up one run on six hits over eight innings to improve to 5-2 with a 2.17 ERA.
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Detroit at Boston
Clay Buchholz and Phil Coke each tossed seven scoreless innings, but go no-decision. Alex Avila went two for four.
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New York Yankees at Baltimore
Russell Martin went two for four. Bartolo Colon gave up three hits with seven strikeouts in eight scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 3.16. Zach Britton gave up one unearned run over seven innings to lower his ERA to 2.14. Neither starter factored into the decision.
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Texas at Kansas City
Endy Chavez went two for three with two runs and a stolen base to raise his average to .333. Andres Blanco went two for four. Craig Genry went hitless, but scored two runs and stole two bases. Wilson Betemit went two for four with two runs. Chris Getz went two for four with an RBI. Alcides Esobar went two for three with an RBI. Alexi Ogando gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings, but got a no-decision. His ERA sits a 2.13.
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Minnesota at Oakland
Denard Span went two for five with a run. Trevor Plouffe went two for four with three RBI. Justin Morneau went two for four with an RBI. Hideki Matsui went two for four with an RBI (16). Ryan Sweeney went two for three with a run. Kevin Kouzmanoff went one for three with two RBI (15). Carl Pavano gave up one earned run in seven innings, but got a no-decision.
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Atlanta at Arizona
Ryan Roberts went two for four with two runs and an RBI (18). Juan Miranda went two for four with a run. Gerardo Parra went two for five. Alex Gonzalez went three for four. Joe Saunders gave up one run in six innings, but got a no-decision.
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Los Angeles Angels at Seattle
Jack Cust went two for four with two RBI. Adam Kennedy went two for four. Jason Vargas gave up four hits with nine strikeouts in seven innings to improve to 3-2 with a 3.39 ERA. Brandon League pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down save and allow Mariners fans and fantasy owners the chance to breathe a little easier.
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Milwaukee at San Diego
Corey Hart went three for five with a run. Mark Kotsay went three for four with two RBI. Chris Denorfia went two for five. Jason Bartlett went two for four. Ryan Ludwick went two for three with a home run (8) and two RBI (28). Yovani Gallardo continued his turnaround.
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San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers
Freddy Sanchez went two for five with a run and an RBI. Cody Ross went two for three with three runs, a home run, three RBI, and a stolen base. Miguel Tejada went two for four with two RBI. Juan Uribe went one for three with a run and two RBI. Rod Barajas went two for four with an RBI.
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