Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 5/19/11

May 20, 2011


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Here’s a look at the unheralded fantasy baseball players who played well yesterday.
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Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Ryan Doumit went two for five with a home run to raise his average to .286. Andrew McCutchen continued to get back on track. Jay Bruce returned in a big way, with a pair of home runs among his three hits. James McDonald gave up  one run in 6-2/3 innings for the win.
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Washington at New York Mets
Dillon Gee gave up two hits in 7-2/3 scoreless innings to improve to 3-0 with a 3.64 ERA. Livan Hernandez gave up one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings, but lost this pitchers’ duel. Jason Bay went three for four and Ruben Tejada  went two for three.
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Houston at St. Louis
Allen Craig went three for four with two runs and a homer to raise his average to .288. Gerald Laird went one for four with two RBI. Humberto Quintero went two for three with a run. Kyle McClellan gave up two runs on five hits with five strikeouts to improve to 6-1 with a 3.43 ERA. J.A. Happ gave up three runs on four hits with eight strikeouts in six innings, but took the loss. Fernando Salas nailed down the save.
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Los Angeles Angels at Seattle
Doug Fister and Dan Haren each allowed one run over eight innings, but did not factor into the decision. Howie Kendrick went three for four with a home run.
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Minnesota at Oakland
Trevor Plouffe went one for five with a home run and three RBI. Justin Morneau went three for five with two runs, a home run, and two RBI. Michael Cuddyer went three for four with a run and an RBI. Danny Valencia went two for five with a run and an RBI (20).  Rene Rivera went two for four with a home run. Nick Blackburn gave up one run on five hits over seven innings to improve to 3-4 with a 3.40 ERA.
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Colorado at Philadelphia
Jason Giambi smashed three home runs with seven RBI. Jonathan  Herrera went two for five. Seth Smith went three for four. Jose Lopez went four for five. Placido Polanco went two for four with a run to raise his average to .335. Raul Ibanez went two for four with an RBI (17). Jhoulys Chacin gave up one run on four hits with nine strikeouts to improve to 5-2 with a 2.70 ERA.
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Tampa Bay at Toronto
Juan Rivera went two for three with two runs and a homer. J.P. Arencibia went two for four with a home run and two RBI. Ricky Romero gave up one run on three hits with six strikeouts to improve to 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA.
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Chicago Cubs at Florida
Marlon Byrd went two for four with a home run and two RBI to raise his average to .312. Logan Morrison went two for four to raise his average to .316. John Buck went two for two. Casey Coleman gave up  four hits with seven strikeouts in 5-2/3 scoreless innings for the win.
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New York Yankees at Baltimore
Russell Martin went two for four with a run. Nick Swisher went two for four with a run and four RBI. Brett Gardner went two for five with two runs and an RBI. Robert Andino went two for five. C.C. Sabathia tossed a gem.
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Detroit at Boston
J.D. Drew went one for two with a home run and two RBI. Austin Jackson went two for five. Alex Avila and Brandon Inge each went two for four.
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Cleveland at Chicago White Sox
Juan Pierre went two for five with two runs. Matt LaPorta went two for three with a home run. Gavin Floyd gave up one run on five hits to improve to 5-3 with a 3.88 ERA.
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Texas at Kansas City
Melky Cabrera and Eric Hosmer each went three for five with a run.  Jeff Francoeur went three for five with an RBI (27). Chris Davis went two for four with a home run. Luke Hochevar gave up one run in 8-2/3 innings. Derek Holland gave up one run with five strikeouts in eight innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
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Atlanta at Arizona
Juan Miranda went three for four with an RBI. Freddie Freeman went three for four. Josh Collmenter gave up two hits in six scoreless innings to improve to 3-0 with a 0.69 ERA. Jair Jurrjens pitched well, but took his first loss of the year.
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Milwaukee at San Diego
Ryan Ludwick went two for four. Aaron Harang threw eight scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 4.31. Chris Narveson pitched 7-1/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 3.44. Neither starter factored into the decision.
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San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers
Madison Bumgarner, yesterday’s streaming pitcher option, gave up one run on six hits in 8-2/3 innings for his first win of the year. Freddy Sanchez went one for four with two RBI. Miguel Tejada went two for four with a run. Juan Uribe went two for four.
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