Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 5/6/11

May 7, 2011


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Here’s a look at the unheralded fantasy baseball players who played well yesterday.
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Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs
Edgar Renteria went one for three with two runs. Marlon Byrd went two for four with a run to raise his average to .302.
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Atlanta at Philadelphia
Martin Prado went two for five with a run and an RBI (19). Alex Gonzalez went three for a five with a run and an RBI (14). Derek Lowe made news for the right reasons allowing two hits in six scoreless innings to improve to 3-3 with a 3.22 ERA. Cliff Lee struck out 16.
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Minnesota at Boston
Trevor Plouffe went two for three with three runs, a home run, and a stolen base. Michael Cuddyer went two for four with two runs. Danny Valencia went two for five with two runs and two RBI (15). Scott Baker gave up two runs with eight strikeouts in eight innings to improve to 2-2 with a 2.97 ERA. He’s allowed two or fewer runs in his past four starts.
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Houston at Pittsburgh
Jason Bourgeois went three for five with a run and his 12th stolen base. Brandon Wood went two for three with an RBI. Wandy Rodriguez gave up two runs on five hits to pick up the win. Paul Maholm gave up one run on five hits in seven innings, but got a no-decision.
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Detroit at Toronto
Corey Patterson went three for five with two RBI. Juan Rivera went three for four with a run and an RBI. J.P. Arencibia went two for five with two RBI. Jhonny Peralta went two for four with a run and an RBI. Jesse Litsch gave up one run on four hits with nine strikeouts in 6-1/3 innings, to pick up the win.
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Tampa Bay at Baltimore
Brandon Guyer went one for three with a home run and two RBI in his first career game. Casey Kotchman went two for two with an RBI. James Shields was sharp again.
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Milwaukee at St. Louis
Yadier Molina went two for four with a home run. He’s hitting .298 with 14 RBI. Jaime Garcia fired a two-hit, eight-strikeout shutout.
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Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
Jason Pridie went one for four with a home run and three RBI. Rod Barajas went two for five with his sixth home run.
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Washington at Florida
Jerry Hairston, Jr. went three for three with an RBI. Gary Dobbs went two for four with a run. John Buck went two for four. Ricky Nolasco gave up two runs with 11 strikeouts in seven innings. Jordan Zimmermann gave up two runs with six strikeouts in six innings. Neither starter factored into the decision. Tyler Clippard struck out six in two scoreless frames.
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Oakland at Kansas City
Gio Gonzalez gave up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts to improve to 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA. Sean O’Sullivan gave up three runs on five hits in eight innings, but took the loss.
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New York Yankees at Texas
Ivan Nova gave up one unearned run on two hits in 7-1/3 innings to earn the win.
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Chicago White Sox at Seattle
Brendan Ryan went two for four with the game-winning RBI. King Felix threw a complete game. Philip Humber gave up two runs on three hits to lower his ERA to 2.97, but got a no-decision.
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Arizona at San Diego
Will Venable went three for five with a run and an RBI. Chase Headley went one for two with two RBI. Juan Miranda went two for three with a run. Gerardo Parra went two for four with a run and an RBI. Tim Stauffer gave up four hits with six strikeouts in 6-2/3 scoreless innings, but got a no-decision.
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Cleveland at Los Angeles Angels
Maicer Izturis went two for five with an RBI to raise his average to .337. Alberto Callaspo went three for four to raise his average to .295.  Tyler Chatwood gave up one run on two hits with five strikeouts in eight innings. Justin Masterson gave up one run with five strikeouts in seven innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
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Colorado at San Francisco
Nate Schierholtz went one for four with two RBI. Todd Helton went two for four to raise his average to .315. Chris Iannetta went two for four with a run.
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