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There are almost too many two-start options for owners to sift through in advance of Week 4. Our Al Melchior shares his perspective on your rotations. Full story
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5Alfredo Simon, CIN, SP25
6Aaron Harang, ATL, SP22
7Shawn Kelley, NYY, RP22
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6Ubaldo Jimenez, BAL, SP-16
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9Charlie Morton, PIT, SP-11
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Charlie Blackmon tears it up again on Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9:19 am ET) One of the hottest hitters in baseball entering Friday play remained one of the hottest hitters in baseball as Rockies leadoff man Charlie Blackmon smacked three singes in a rout of Philadelphia. He rose his batting average to a stout .426 while scoring twice and adding an RBI.

Blackmon, who has struck out just three times in 61 at-bats this season, owns an impressive stat line of .426/.446/.590 with 11 runs and 10 RBI.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits home run Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:17 am ET) Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia clubbed a home run Friday against the Mariners.

Saltalamacchia walked in the first inning, and added a home run in his second at-bat. Saltalamacchia knocked an 84 mph fastball out to right off pitcher Chris Young in the third inning. He later singled in the fifth.

Saltalamacchia finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Freddie Freeman clubs another home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:14 am ET) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman clubbed another home run Friday against the Mets.

Freeman didn't get going until late in the game, but managed to make a big impact. With one man on base in the eighth, Freeman homered on an 83 mph changeup from Gonzalez Germen. He also added a double in the ninth inning.

Freeman finished 2 for 5, with one run and two RBI.


Christian Yelich remains on roll with three-hit game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9:13 am ET) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich ran his hitting streak to 12 games and continued to produce from the top of the lineup Friday night in an interleague clash against visiting Seattle.

Yelich slammed three hits, including a bunt single in the ninth before riding home on a game-winning game slam off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton. Yelich is 20 for 51 for a .391 batting average during his hitting streak, during which he has scored 10 runs.

He added his first extra-base hit Friday since April 9, a fourth inning double.


Scooter Gennett drives in two
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:09 am ET) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett drove in two runs Friday against the Pirates.

Gennett came up big with the bases loaded in the fourth inning. He doubled on the first pitch he saw from Charlie Morton, driving in two runs. He finished 1 for 4, with one run and two RBI.


Carlos Santana hits first home run Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:06 am ET) Indians third baseman Carlos Santana hit a home run Friday against the Blue Jays.

Santana only had one hit in the game, but made it count. In the sixth inning, he worked a six-pitch at-bat against Drew Hutchison. He took a 91 mph fastball out to right for a two-run shot. He finished the game 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI.


Ian Kinsler collects three hits Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8:58 am ET) Tigers infielder Ian Kinsler collected three hits Friday against the Angels.

It took Kinsler a while to get things going. After making outs in his first two at-bats, Kinsler singled in the fifth inning. He later added singles in the seventh and eighth inning. Kinsler finished the game 3 for 5, with one run and two RBI.


Ian Stewart picks up three hits Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8:46 am ET) Angels infielder Ian Stewart collected three hits Friday against the Tigers.

Stewart tripled in his first at-bat, and doubled his second time up. After popping out his third time up, Stewart singled in the seventh. He finished the game 3 for 4, with one run and one RBI.


Robinson Chirinos picks up three hits Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8:37 am ET) Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos collected three hits Friday against the White Sox.

Chirinos got things going early, singling in his first at-bat. The following inning, he homered on a first-pitch curveball from Felipe Paulino for a two-run shot. In the fourth, he singled, picking up his third hit.

Chirinos finished the game 3 for 5, with one run scored and two RBI.


Josh Reddick hits first home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8:31 am ET) Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick hit his first home run Friday against the Astros.

Reddick had his best game of the season, picking up three hits, including the long ball. After hitting a two-run shot of Jared Cosart in the first inning, Reddick singled in the third and seventh innings. 

He finished the game 3 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. He raised his average to .156 with the strong performance. 


 
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