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  • Nolan Arenado 3B | STL

    Cardinals' Nolan Arenado: Homers in Tuesday's win

    Arenado went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Pirates.

    Arenado showed some veteran savvy, opening the scoring with his fifth-inning solo shot off Pirates wunderkind Paul Skenes. While Arenado is just 3-for-18 over five games since the All-Star break, two of those hits have landed over the fence. The third baseman is up to 10 long balls, 42 RBI, 40 runs scored, 14 doubles and one stolen base while slashing .265/.319/.387 through 95 contests.

  • Ryan Fernandez RP | STL

    Cardinals' Ryan Fernandez: Snags first win

    Fernandez (1-2) was perfect over two-thirds of an inning and earned the win Tuesday over the Pirates.

    Fernandez was brought into the game after Nick Gonzales' RBI single off JoJo Romero tied the score at 1-1. Fernandez was able to get pinch hitter Ke'Bryan Hayes to ground into a double play to end the eighth inning, and the Cardinals took the lead for good in the ninth. This kind of usage is a further sign that Fernandez has gained trust over the course of his rookie year. He's allowed just four runs (three earned) over 24.2 innings since the start of June and is now at a 2.14 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 45:18 K:BB with a save and 10 holds through 46.1 innings on the year.

  • Jhonkensy Noel RF | CLE

    Guardians' Jhonkensy Noel: Clubs fifth homer

    Noel went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Tigers.

    Noel went 0-for-4 over his first three games following the All-Star break. He snapped the brief slump with the first multi-hit effort of his big-league career, and both knocks went for extra bases. Noel's power has come through early -- he's at five homers and two doubles through 18 contests for the Guardians this year. The slugger has added eight RBI and six runs scored while slashing .256/.313/.651 over 48 plate appearances. He hasn't been strictly limited to a short-side platoon role, but he's yet to secure a regular spot in the lineup.

  • Steven Kwan LF | CLE

    Guardians' Steven Kwan: Reaches 10-homer mark

    Kwan went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Tigers.

    Kwan reached double-digit homers for the first time in his three-year career, opening the scoring with a third-inning solo shot. The outfielder has added a .347/.401/.507 slash line with 28 RBI, 57 runs scored and six stolen bases through 74 contests this season. He's been a little cooler in July, batting .278 (20-for-72) this month, though he has hit three of his homers over those 18 games.

  • Cade Smith RP | CLE

    Guardians' Cade Smith: Secures fifth win

    Smith (5-1) struck out three over 1.2 perfect innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Tigers.

    Xzavion Curry couldn't complete five innings, and Smith ended up with the win after the Guardians pulled ahead in their half of the fifth. Smith's scoreless streak is up to 9.2 innings, a span in which he has an 18:1 K:BB. For the year, he's at a 2.11 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 67:10 K:BB through 47 innings. He's added a save, 14 holds and a blown save, though he has just two holds and two wins over nine appearances in July. Smith's elite ratios make him an intriguing fantasy option even with virtually no path to saves.

  • Ryan O'Hearn DH | BAL

    Orioles' Ryan O'Hearn: On base three times Tuesday

    O'Hearn went 2-for-3 with a walk and one RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Marlins.

    O'Hearn didn't start Sunday after getting hit by a pitch on the knee in Saturday's game versus the Rangers. That was the extent of his absence, and he should be good to regularly serve as the Orioles' designated hitter against right-handed pitchers once again. Tuesday marked his first multi-hit effort since July 3, as he's batting a modest .244 (10-for-41) over 14 contests this month. He's slashing .279/.348/.468 through 299 plate appearances overall.

  • Dansby Swanson SS | CHC

    Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Nabs seventh steal

    Swanson went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Brewers.

    Swanson stole second after leading off the ninth inning with a single, but the Cubs couldn't bring him home. The shortstop has logged back-to-back multi-hit games against Milwaukee after going 1-for-9 with three walks over three contests versus Arizona coming out of the All-Star break. Swanson has struggled to a .217/.289/.347 slash line with nine home runs, seven steals, 31 RBI, 37 runs scored, 13 doubles and a triple over 92 games this season.

  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Takes hard-luck loss

    Taillon (7-5) allowed a run on four hits and three walks while striking out three over 7.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday versus the Brewers.

    It's a harsh way for Taillon's three-start winning streak to end, as he didn't give up a run until the eighth inning. This also counted as his seventh quality start in his last eight outings, though he's been on the hook for a loss in three of them. Taillon has a 2.96 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 78:21 K:BB through 100.1 innings over 17 starts this season. He's projected for a road start in Cincinnati his next time out.

  • Brewers' Garrett Mitchell: Registers steal in win

    Mitchell went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Cubs.

    Mitchell is 5-for-14 over four games since the All-Star break, though he's also struck out five times in that span. The outfielder's steal Tuesday was his second of the campaign. He's batting .250 with a .762 OPS, one home run, three doubles, four RBI and four runs scored over 14 contests this year after missing most of the first half with a fractured finger.

  • Brice Turang 2B | MIL

    Brewers' Brice Turang: Drives in lone run in win

    Turang went 1-for-2 with a walk, one RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Cubs.

    Offense was at a premium Tuesday, and Turang's RBI single in the eighth inning was the lone run of the game. The second baseman has gone just 2-for-18 with four RBI over four contests since the All-Star break. He's gone 14 games without a multi-hit effort, but he's enough of a speed threat to stay atop the order even when he's not hitting at his best. For the year, Turang has 31 steals, six home runs, 42 RBI, 47 runs scored and a .268/.332/.376 slash line over 97 contests.

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