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Danny Santana ((USATSI))
Twins outfielder/shortstop Danny Santana just isn't getting respect. Our Scott White says get him into all lineups in his Week 21 start and sit hitters. Full story
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1Mike Fiers, MIL, RP59
2Tsuyoshi Wada, CHC, SP28
3Avisail Garcia, CHW, RF22
4Carlos Carrasco, CLE, RP20
5Jason Vargas, KC, SP19
6Norichika Aoki, KC, RF19
7Kyle Hendricks, CHC, SP18
8Justin Masterson, STL, SP16
9Travis Snider, PIT, RF14
10Michael Cuddyer, COL, RF12
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1Troy Tulowitzki, COL, SS-28
2Carlos Gonzalez, COL, LF-26
3Jesse Hahn, SD, SP-15
4Jed Lowrie, OAK, SS-14
5Charlie Morton, PIT, SP-13
6J.P. Arencibia, TEX, C-13
7Shelby Miller, STL, SP-10
8Drew Hutchison, TOR, SP-10
9Joe Kelly, BOS, SP-9
10Jason Hammel, OAK, SP-8
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Travis d'Arnaud smacks 11th home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:11 am ET) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud served as the designated hitter Tuesday and went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the A's Tuesday.

d'Arnaud broke a scoreless tie with his shot in the top of the fourth inning, but the A's were able to pick up four runs in the bottom half of the inning and hold the lead over the remainder of the game. He has hit .227/.293/.395 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 286 at-bats.


Josh Reddick slugs ninth home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:10 am ET) Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Mets Tuesday.

Reddick hadn't homered since slugging two of them on Aug. 3, and he's mixed a few multihit games in with several hitless performances over the last two weeks. Reddick has hit .255/.310/.432 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 271 at-bats.


Scott Kazmir strikes out six in win vs. Mets Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:10 am ET) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir earned a win Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on four hits and three walks in six innings and striking out six in his team's 6-2 victory over the Mets.

Kazmir (14-5) earned a share of the AL lead in wins Tuesday, giving up a solo home run in the fourth inning but otherwise keeping the Mets offense at bay. He's allowed home runs in each of his last two starts after giving up only one home run in his previous six outings, but Kazmir has managed to post back-to-back quality starts. He owns a 2.73 ERA and 131:36 K:BB ratio in 155 innings. Kazmir is slated to face the Angels Sunday.


Dillon Gee allows four runs in loss vs. A's Tuesday
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(1:10 am ET) Mets pitcher Dillon Gee took a loss Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 6-2 defeat against the A's.

Gee (4-6) won his first start back from the disabled list in early July, but he's gone 0-5 since. The A's racked up all four runs in the fourth inning Tuesday, with three coming on a bases-loaded triple. Gee owns a 3.84 ERA and 70:33 K:BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Braves next Tuesday.


David Ortiz belts his 29th home run Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:51 am ET) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz clubbed his 29th home run Tuesday against the Angels. 

Ortiz struck in the first inning. Ortiz worked a five-pitch at-bat from Jered Weaver, taking an 80 mph changeup out to left for the solo shot. He would later single during the contest. Ortiz finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


James Loney goes deep Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:40 am ET) Rays first baseman James Loney hit his seventh home run Tuesday against the Tigers.

Loney struck in the first inning. With two men on base, Loney took a 93 mph fastball from Max Scherzer out to right for a three-run shot. Loney would go on to single twice during the contest. He finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


J.D. Martinez hits 17th home run Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:36 am ET) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez clubbed his 17th home run Tuesday against the Rays.

Martinez waited until the eighth inning to strike. He led off the inning by taking a 75 mph curveball out to center field for the solo shot. Martinez would also single during the contest. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Jose Abreu ends homer drought
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:25 am ET) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu ended his homer drought Tuesday against the Orioles.

Abreu struck in the first inning. With the bases empty, Abreu took an 84 mph changeup out to left center for the solo shot. The home run snapped a steak of 77 plate appearances without a dinger. Abreu finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Oswaldo Arcia continues home run binge
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:18 am ET) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia continued his ridiculous home run binge Tuesday against the Indians.

Arcia struck immediately. With two men on in the first inning, Arcia took an 84 mph changeup out to right for the three-run shot. It was his only hit of the game. Arcia would finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI.


Yan Gomes goes yard Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:16 am ET) Indians catcher Yan Gomes went yard Tuesday against the Twins.

Gomes struck in the second inning. With the bases empty, Gomes took a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He would also single twice during the contest. Gomes finished 3 for 4, with three runs scored and one RBI. 


 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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