Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 5/3/11

May 4, 2011

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Here’s a look at the unheralded fantasy baseball players who played well yesterday.
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Minnesota at Chicago White Sox
Francisco Liriano answered some questions by throwing a no-hitter. He did walk six, but you can’t argue with his results. Poor Edwin Jackson gave up one run on six hits in eight innings, but took the loss.
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Toronto at Tampa Bay
Corey Patterson went two for four with a run to raise his average to .282. Edwin Encarnacion went two for four with an RBI. Jo-Jo Reyes gave up one run on four hits in six innings. Wade Davis gave up two runs in six innings. Jon Rauch blew a save opportunity.
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New York Yankees at Detroit
Austin Jackson went two for five with two runs and an RBI. Scott Sizemore went three for four with a run and an RBI. Jorge Posada went two for four with a run. Brad Penny gave up one unearned run in six innings to pick up the win.
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Washington at Philadelphia
Raul Ibanez went two for four with an RBI. Michael Morse went two for three with a home run.
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Los Angeles Angels at Boston
Jed Lowrie went two for four with a run and an RBI. Marco Scutaro went two for four with a home run and two RBI. Maicer Izturis went two for four to raise his average to .340. Mark Trumbo went one for three with a home run (5) amd two RBI (15).
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Houston at Cincinnati
Jason Bourgeois went three for five with two RBI and his ninth stolen base to raise his average to .390. Brett Wallace and Chris Johnson each went two for five with two runs and a home run. Wallace is hitting .383. Clint Barmes went two for four with a run and two RBI. Ramon Hernandez went two for four with two runs to raise his average to .310.
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San Francisco at New York Mets
Mike Fontenot went one for four with two RBI and a stolen base. Nate Schierholtz went two for four with two runs, a homer, and a steal. Emmanuel Burriss went two for five with a run, an RBI, and a stolen base. Josh Thole went three for four.
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Florida at St. Louis
Daniel Descalso went two for three with two runs, a home run, and three RBI. Gaby Sanchez went four for five with a run and an RBI (15) to raise his average to .318.
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Baltimore at Kansas City
Melky Cabrera went two for five with an RBI (15) to raise his average to .288. Jeff Francoeur went two for four with two runs, a home run (7) and two RBI (23) to raise his average to .315.  Wilson Betemit went two for four with a run and an RBI (15) to raise his average to .342. Derrek Lee went two for five. Luke Scott went two for four with a home run and three RBI (13).
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Colorado at Arizona
Henry Blanco went two for three with a homer. Jonathan Herrera went two for four with an RBI to raise his average to .311. Todd Helton went two for five to raise his average to .313.
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Cleveland at Oakland
Asdrubal Cabrera went three for five with two RBI (19). Matt LaPorta went two for four with a run and an RBI (16). Jack Hannahan went two for four with a run. Hideki Matsui went two for four. Fausto Carmona, yesterday’s streaming pitcher option, gave up one run on five hits with five strikeouts in eight innings to pick up the win.
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Pittsburgh at San Diego
Jason Bartlett and Xavier Paul each went two for four with a run. Mat Latos finally got his act together giving up two runs on five hits with five strikeouts in six innings. He didn’t get a decision, but it was the kind of performance his owners (myself included) have been waiting for. He even hit a home run.
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Texas at Seattle
Adam Kennedy went two for four to raise his average to .292. Justin Smoak went three for four with two RBI (19) to raise his average to .296. Alexi Ogando gave up one earned run with six strikeouts in six innings to lower his ERA to 2.17. Erik Bedard gave up two runs on two hits in seven innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
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Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
Carlos Pena went one for three with two runs and a home run. Ryan Dempster gave up one run on six hits with five strikeouts in seven innings, but got a no-decision.
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Also check out today’s streaming pitcher option.

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