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|5/20/2013||Evan Longoria, 3B (TB)||Longoria went 1 for 4 in Sunday's 3-1 win at Baltimore, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games.
Analysis: Longoria is batting .385 with three homers, 12 RBIs and 11 runs scored during his run.
|5/20/2013||Yonder Alonso, 1B (SD)||Alonso enjoyed a big fantasy effort in a 13-4 victory Sunday over Washington.
Analysis: Alonso went 3 for 4 with a homer and three runs scored and two RBIs. Alonso is 8 for 21 over his last six games.
|5/20/2013||Matt Moore, P (TB)||Moore pitched seven innings of five-hit ball to stay unbeaten and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Analysis: Moore (8-0) gave up one run, struck out three and walked one to become the first eight-game winner in the majors. The left-hander has won nine straight decisions, breaking the franchise record of eight set last year by Price. The 23-year-old is the youngest lefty to start the season 8-0 since Babe Ruth did it in 1917 at age 22.
|5/20/2013||Michael Brantley, LF (Cle)||Brantley went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs in Sunday's 6-0 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Brantley is batting .330 with two long balls, 17 RBIs and 15 runs scored over his last 27 games.
|5/20/2013||Justin Masterson, P (Cle)||Masterson struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs off Felix Hernandez as Cleveland toppled yet another former Cy Young Award winner on Sunday with a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Analysis: Masterson allowed three singles, easily outdueled Hernandez and ran his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 19. He shut out the New York Yankees 1-0 on four hits in his previous outing.
|5/20/2013||Erik Kratz, C (Phi)||Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Kratz, batting .205 this season, has a hit in five of his last six major league games.
|5/20/2013||Freddy Galvis, 2B (Phi)||Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Galvis' home run was his third this season, matching his total from 58 games in 2012.
|5/20/2013||Marcell Ozuna, RF (Mia)||Ozuna hit a two-run double in the sixth inning in Miami's 2-1 win over Arizona on Sunday.
Analysis: Ozuna, batting .299 in 18 games, has a hit in each of his past five contests. He had driven in six runs in his first 17 major league games and had one RBI in his last nine.
|5/20/2013||Ben Revere, CF (Phi)||Revere had three hits for the Phillies in a 3-2 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
Analysis: Revere, returning to the starting lineup for the first time in five games, raised his average from .237 to .256.
|5/20/2013||Jay Bruce, RF (Cin)||Bruce extended his hit streak to 10 games with a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.
Analysis: Bruce, hitting .279 this season, is batting .390 (16 for 41) with four homers and 12 RBIs during that streak.
|5/20/2013||Aroldis Chapman, P (Cin)||Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Chapman (3-2, 3.32 ERA) blew his second straight save opportunity after converting his first eight chances this season.
|5/20/2013||Travis Wood, P (ChC)||Wood made his ninth straight quality start and hit his first home run of the season in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday.
Analysis: Wood (4-2, 2.24 ERA) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out three and walked two. The last Cubs starter to begin a season with at least nine straight quality starts was Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown in 1908. Wood's fourth career home run cleared the left-field bleachers in the fifth inning.
|5/20/2013||Juan Lagares, CF (NYM)||Lagares hit first major league homer - a tying, two-run shot in the seventh inning - in the New York Mets' 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Analysis: Lagares, who also doubled in the victory, was batting .139 with no RBIs in his first 17 major league games.
|5/20/2013||Daniel Murphy, 2B (NYM)||Murphy hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday for their first series win at Wrigley Field since 2007.
Analysis: Murphy, batting .300, is 15 for 32 (.469) with five doubles, two homers and five RBIs during an eight-game hit streak.
|5/20/2013||Norichika Aoki, RF (Mil)||Aoki continued his hot hitting by going 3 for 4 in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
Analysis: Aoki is 30 for 65 (.462) in his last 16 games and has raised his average from .247 to .333, tied for 10th in the NL.
|5/20/2013||John Gast, P (StL)||Gast won his second straight start in place of the injured Jake Westbrook on Sunday, 4-2 against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Gast (2-0, 4.76 ERA) gave up two runs, four hits and two walks over 5 1-3 innings against the Brewers. He allowed four runs over six innings in his major league debut, a 10-4 win over the New York Mets on May 14.
|5/20/2013||Jordan Schafer, CF (Atl)||Schafer drove in two runs, and the Atlanta Braves rallied against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory on a rain-soaked Sunday.
Analysis: Schafter, batting .308, had three RBIs in his first 29 games this season.
|5/20/2013||Didi Gregorius, SS (Ari)||Gregorius matched a career high with three hits in a 2-1 loss to Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: The Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop is batting .354 in his 21 games this season.
|5/20/2013||Ricky Nolasco, P (Mia)||Nolasco struck out 11 and the Miami Marlins stopped a season-high seven-game losing streak, holding off the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Sunday.
Analysis: Nolasco (3-5, 3.96 ERA) was coming off his worst start of the season, allowing six runs in five innings in a loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday. But the Marlins' all-time wins leader bounced back with his best, earning his 79th career victory. He gave up up one run and five hits in eight-plus innings.
|5/20/2013||Mickey Storey, P (Tor)||Toronto optioned right-handed pitcher Mickey Storey to Buffalo.
Analysis: Storey appeared in two games for Toronto, allowing three runs in 3 2-3 innings.
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