Red Sox's David Ortiz: Two-run homer provides winning margin
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(4/29/2016) Ortiz's two-run homer in the eighth inning provided the winning margin in Boston's 4-2 victory over the Yankees.

Ortiz got to Dellin Betances as Boston scored all of its runs in the seventh and eighth innings to overturn a 2-0 deficit. The 40-year-old designated hitter has multiple hits in four of his last six games and leads the Red Sox with 18 RBI and 15 extra-base hits (.613 slugging percentage).

Tigers' Victor Martinez: Big game at dish Friday night
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(4/29/2016) Martinez went 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two RBI and three runs scored Friday against the Twins.

VMart's slash line has risen substantially over the last week after going 11-for-23 with three home runs, three doubles and eight RBI. His slash line now sits at .319/.388/.625 and he appears to be settling back into an excellent groove.

White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Suffers hamstring strain
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(4/29/2016) Garcia has been diagnosed with a right hamstring strain, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Manager Robin Ventura said initially that Garcia "tweaked" his hamstring making the final out of Friday's game, and the official diagnosis of a strain came down shortly thereafter. Garcia will be re-evaluated Saturday. Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera, Dioner Navarro and Jerry Sands could all factor in at DH if Garcia misses time.

White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Tweaks hamstring Friday
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(4/29/2016) Garcia tweaked his hamstring while making the final out of Friday's game, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

It's poor timing, as Garcia was finally starting to show some signs of life at the plate after a slow start, but the extent of the injury is uncertain. He will be re-evaluated Saturday. Jerry Sands stands to see additional at-bats if Garcia is forced to miss time.

Indians' Carlos Santana: On base four times in win
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(4/28/2016) Santana went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a steal and two runs in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

A stone-cold start to the season has melted away over Santana's last six games, as the Indians' first baseman has racked up four multi-hit efforts in that span, including five extra-base knocks. That's coincided with a switch to the leadoff spot -- an odd fit for a guy who isn't known for his speed, but one that seems to be working out. Batting average remains a huge question mark for the former catcher in the aftermath of two consecutive seasons at .231, but his pop and on-base ability will ensure that he remains a fixture in Cleveland's lineup.

Twins' Byung-ho Park: Parks one in loss to Cleveland
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(4/27/2016) Park went 1-for-3 with his fifth homer and a sacrifice fly in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to Cleveland.

The Korean rookie went through some well-documented early struggles, but is rounding into form nicely of late -- over his last six starts, he's gone 8-for-22 (.364) with three homers and two doubles. Importantly, the 29-year-old hasn't had a multi-strikeout game since April 10 as he continues adjusting to MLB pitching. Despite the Twins' struggles, it looks like Park will indeed deliver solid value to his fantasy owners by way of the long ball.

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: Powers offense in victory over Texas
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(4/27/2016) Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with a double, a solo homer and a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Texas.

His 100th career long ball in Arlington drew the game even, but ended up being the last run the Yanks scored in the game. A-Rod's been off to a slow start in 2016, but getting on base all four times up is a good way to pull the ol' numbers up in a hurry. That said, he's still only hitting .190 with a modest three homers, which provides some cause for concern when you keep in mind that he hit just .216 after the All-Star break last season.

Tigers' Victor Martinez: Hits three-run homer in win
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(4/27/2016) Martinez blasted a three-run shot during Wednesday's 9-4 victory over Oakland.

The homer was the veteran's only hit in the ballgame, but fantasy owners will never complain about a three-run blast. Martinez showed good plate discipline Wednesday, drawing two walks. His average now sits at .302 for the season and he's still a useful hitter in all fantasy formats.

Orioles' Jimmy Paredes: Playing in back-to-back rehab games this week
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(4/27/2016) Paredes (wrist) was in Wednesday's Double-A lineup as the designated hitter, one day after going 0-for-3 with a walk while playing third base, MASN Sports reports.

The fact that Paredes is not getting days off at the outset of his rehab is a good sign that he could be ready to contribute to the Orioles almost immediately. However, there is already a roster crunch, with Ryan Flaherty recently optioned to Triple-A. Paredes is probably competing with Flaherty for a roster spot when the Orioles decide to return to a four man bench.

Astros' Preston Tucker: Out of lineup Wednesday
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(4/27/2016) Tucker is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of reports.

With Tucker out of the lineup, Evan Gattis will man the designated hitter role and bat fifth for Wednesday's game. Tucker is 9-for-41 on the year and is likely to see his role decline in the future as Gattis is slowly returning from a lower back injury that cost him the first couple weeks of the season. Even though he may not slot into the DH spot as often, Tucker will still provide additional outfield depth for the club.

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