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8/29/2016 Archie Bradley, Ari, P
Bradley earned his first win in more than a month Sunday, allowing two runs over six innings against the Reds.

Analysis: The right-hander was 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA in his previous five outings.
8/29/2016 Homer Bailey, Cin, P
The Diamondbacks scored four runs in the first inning off Bailey on Sunday, all on singles, force outs and an error. Bailey was charged with three earned runs and five hits in his only inning. After the game, he and Reds manager Bryan Price said Bailey has dealt with recent bicep tenderness.

Analysis: Since making his season debut July 31 following Tommy John surgery, the right-hander has gone 2-3 with a 6.65 ERA in six starts.
8/29/2016 Taijuan Walker, Sea, P
Walker allowed four runs and four hits with one walk in 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the White Sox. ''He threw the ball outstanding, really good effort, good stuff,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''He was really on top of his game, about as good as we've seen him since early in the year.''

Analysis: Walker (4-9) has allowed eight runs in 13 innings over his last two starts since returning from a demotion to Triple-A Tacoma. He is 2-7 since he went 2-0 with a 1.44 ERA in April. His next start comes Saturday against the Angels - the last team he faced before his demotion. He permitted six runs and seven hits in four innings against Los Angeles on Aug. 6.
8/29/2016 Yasmany Tomás, Ari, LF
Tomas hit a pinch-hit three-run homer Sunday, his 27th of the season.

Analysis: Tomas, who hit nine homers as a rookie last season, has gone deep 14 times and driven in 30 runs in his last 29 games.
8/29/2016 Chris Owings, Ari, CF
Owings went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored Sunday.

Analysis: He's batting .338 with five doubles, four triples and nine RBIs in his last 21 games.
8/29/2016 Kyle Seager, Sea, 3B
Seager tripled among his three hits in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Analysis: Seager raised his average to .290 - the highest it's been since June 4, when it was at .293. However, he is batting just .190 in 12 games this season against the Rangers, whom the Mariners face on Monday. But he is hitting .360 with four doubles in 25 at-bats against Yu Darvish, the scheduled starter for the opener.
8/29/2016 Brandon Drury, Ari, LF
Drury had two hits and scored Sunday.

Analysis: He's 9 for 25 with two doubles and three RBIs in his last eight games.
8/29/2016 Welington Castillo, Ari, C
Castillo continued to drive in runs Sunday, tying a career high with four RBIs while going 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.

Analysis: Castillo has 17 RBIs in his last 12 games, a stretch during which he's batting .422.
8/29/2016 Robinson Canó, Sea, 2B
Cano hit his 30th homer in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Analysis: Cano has been locked in lately, hitting safely in 11 of the last 13 games, and is batting .462 in the last seven contests. The Mariners begin a series at Texas on Monday, and Cano is hitting .216 in 12 games against the Rangers this season but does have five homers. He is 4 for 16 with two doubles against Yu Darvish, the scheduled starter for the opener.
8/29/2016 A.J. Pollock, Ari, CF
Pollock went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases Sunday.

Analysis: He was 0 for 8 with three strikeouts since making his season debut Friday following a fractured elbow suffered during spring training.
8/29/2016 Michael Bourn, Ari, CF
Bourn went 3 for 5 with three runs scored and a stolen base Sunday.

Analysis: He's batting .342 with a homer, a double, two triples and 13 runs scored in his last 18 games.
8/29/2016 José Abreu, CWS, 1B
Abreu was hit by a pitch twice and drove in a run in Sunday's 4-1 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Abreu fouled out in his only official at-bat Sunday, ending his hitting streak at 10 games. He is batting .370 with three home runs, 11 RBIs and a 1.075 OPS against the Tigers this season and is 2 for 5 with a homer against left-hander Matt Boyd, Detroit's scheduled starter for Monday's series opener.
8/29/2016 Phil Gosselin, Ari, 2B
Gosselin had two hits and scored Sunday.

Analysis: He's 7 for 16 over his last eight games.
8/29/2016 Scott Schebler, Cin, LF
Schebler homered Sunday after going deep twice on Saturday.

Analysis: He's 12 for 30 with four homers, a double, 11 RBIs and seven runs scored in his last eight games.
8/29/2016 Melky Cabrera, CWS, LF
Cabrera doubled, tripled and scored twice in Sunday's 4-1 win over Seattle.

Analysis: The White Sox begin a series in Detroit on Monday, and Cabrera is batting .303 on the road since the All-Star break. He is 2 for 5 lifetime against left-hander Matt Boyd, the Tigers' starter for the opener.
8/29/2016 Brandon Phillips, Cin, 2B
Phillips hit his ninth homer Sunday.

Analysis: He's batting .410 with three homers, seven doubles, 16 RBIs and 17 runs scored in his last 21 games.
8/29/2016 Carlos Rodon, CWS, P
Rodon allowed a run and five hits in six-plus innings in Sunday's 4-1 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Rodon is 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his last five starts. This stretch began after he permitted five runs in 6 1/3 innings to Minnesota on July 31. His next start comes Friday against those same Twins. He has a 6.75 ERA in his last two outings against them.
8/28/2016 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera had two of the Tigers' four hits in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

Analysis: The four-time AL batting champ is 10 for 23 over his last six games, though he's knocked in just four runs over his past 16.
8/28/2016 Anibal Sánchez, Det, P
Sanchez was dealt his 13th loss after being tagged for five runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings Sunday against the Angels.

Analysis: Sanchez had appeared to turn a corner by allowing a combined three runs while working seven innings in each of his previous two starts, but Sunday's effort was clearly another step back. He'll try to bounce back Saturday against a Kansas City team he threw seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball against on Aug. 17.
8/28/2016 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols stayed hot by going 2 for 4 with a run scored in Sunday's victory at Detroit.

Analysis: The Anaheim slugger has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, batting .367 with four homers and 12 RBIs during that span. Pujols is 10 for 21 with two homers over a five-game hitting streak.
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