Troy Tulowitzki
Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Hits 22nd home run Sunday
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, TOR
8/28/2016
News: Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

The blast was his 22nd of the season. Tulo's never going to put up the batting averages at sea level that he managed as a member of the Rockies, but he's proven this year that his power stroke wasn't just a product of Coors Field.

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Jose Bautista
Blue Jays' Jose Bautista: Three hits from leadoff spot Sunday
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR
8/28/2016
News: Bautista went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

it was his first three-hit game of the season but Bautista has been swinging a hot stick since coming off the DL four games ago, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with two walks, three doubles and five runs scored. Hitting in the leadoff spot will limit his RBI opportunities, but with Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion slugging behind him Bautista should continue to cross the plate frequently.

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Josh Donaldson
Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Crushes three homers to lead Jays to victory Sunday
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR
8/28/2016
News: Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk, three home runs and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

It was his first career three home run game and the 10th multi-homer game of Donaldson's career. The reigning AL MVP has been overshadowed a little by teammate Edwin Encarnacion this season but Donaldson still has a fantastic .294/.407/.578 slash line with 33 homers, 91 RBI and 105 runs scored on the year with plenty of baseball left to play. He may not repeat as MVP, but his 2016 campaign may end up being just as valuable as last year's.

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R.A. Dickey
Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey: Barely qualifies for quality start Sunday
R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR
8/28/2016
News: Dickey (9-13) came away with a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Twins, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks over six innings while striking out five.

A Josh Donaldson throwing error led to two unearned runs and helped salvage a quality start from what was otherwise a rough outing for the knuckleballer. Dickey's managed to keep the ball in the park in August, surrendering just one home run in 29 innings over five starts leading to a solid 3.41 ERA, but given his 1.57 HR/9 rate on the season there's no guarantee he'll be able to maintain that level of success in September.

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Miguel Sano
Twins' Miguel Sano: Two RBI in Sunday's loss
Miguel Sano, RF, MIN
8/28/2016
News: Sano went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He's started to make better contact again, hitting .318 (7-for-22) over his last five games, but Sano has also struck out nine times without drawing a walk during that stretch. Until he begins to tame his plate discipline issues, consistent production will be tough to come by for the 23-year-old.

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Joe Mauer
Twins' Joe Mauer: Reaches base four times in Sunday's loss
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
8/28/2016
News: Mauer went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He went 0-for-5 in his return to the lineup Saturday after missing a few games with a minor quad strain, but Mauer was able to pad his OBP in a big way Sunday, boosting his slash line on the season to .275/.375/.401.

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Kyle Gibson
Twins' Kyle Gibson: Serves up two homers in Sunday's no-decision
Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN
8/28/2016
News: Gibson (5-8) gave up four runs on eight hits, including two home runs, and three walks over 5.1 innings while striking out one but escaped with a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

His control his completely deserted him in August and Gibson now has a putrid 19:17 K:BB in 34 innings over six starts on the month en route to a 6.62 ERA. He'll next take the mound Friday at home against the White Sox.

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Gary Sanchez
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Keeps raking Sunday
Gary Sanchez, C, NYY
8/28/2016
News: Sanchez got the start at DH and went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

He didn't hit a homer for just the fourth time in his last 11 games, but Sanchez still banged out his 19th extra-base hit in August (11 home runs, eight doubles). His absurd run will come to an end eventually but expect the Yankees to continue getting his bat into the lineup as long as he keeps crushing the ball.

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CC Sabathia
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Takes loss Sunday despite quality start
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY
8/28/2016
News: Sabathia (8-11) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings while striking out eight in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

He's now got three quality starts in his last four trips to the mound with a strong 34:7 K:BB in 25.2 innings over that stretch, but a seven-run clunker against the Jays in the fourth start leaves Sabathia with a 5.35 ERA for August. He'll try to get back in the win column Saturday in a rematch with the O's in Baltimore.

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Manny Machado
Orioles' Manny Machado: Three hits in Sunday's win
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
8/28/2016
News: Machado went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

He's racked up four multi-hit performances in his last five games with three home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored, pushing Machado's slash line on the season to .309/.360/.564. Expect him to once again be a big part of the conversation when it comes to the AL MVP at the end of the year.

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