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|7/4/2015||Chris Archer, TB, P|
|The Rays wasted Archer's brilliance Friday.
Analysis: Archer pitched three-hit ball for 6 2-3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.78 against New York in eight starts.
|7/4/2015||Mark Teixeira, NYY, 1B|
|Teixeira hit a tying three-run shot Friday and finished with four RBIs.
Analysis: Teixeira entered in a pathetic 2-for-24 slide.
|7/4/2015||Alex Rodriguez, NYY, 3B|
|Rodriguez was 2 for 3 with three walks on Friday.
Analysis: The disgraced slugger snapped out of a 4-for-23 slump.
|7/4/2015||Didi Gregorius, NYY, SS|
|Gregorius was 2 for 3 with a walk on Friday.
Analysis: Gregorius is a respectable .288 in his last 17 games.
|7/4/2015||Kevin Kiermaier, TB, CF|
|Kiermaier was 2 for 5 with a stolen base on Friday.
Analysis: Kiermaier is only 6 for 31 against New York.
|7/4/2015||Rene Rivera, TB, C|
|Rivera was 2 for 4 with two RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: Rivera is a journeyman with no value. His career average is .213.
|7/4/2015||Evan Longoria, TB, 3B|
|Longoria was 2 for 5 on Friday.
Analysis: Longoria is only 9 for 42 against New York.
|7/4/2015||Grady Sizemore, TB, RF|
|Sizemore continues to sizzle with the Rays.
Analysis: Sizemore had three hits Friday and is 9 for 22 with Kevin Cash's club.
|7/4/2015||Justin Masterson, Bos, P|
|Masterson was absolutely horrendous Friday.
Analysis: Masterson gave up five runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings. His home ERA is 7.23.
|7/4/2015||Dan Straily, Hou, P|
|Straily was a dud in his season debut Friday.
Analysis: Straily, recalled from Triple-A Fresno and making his first start for Houston, allowed five runs - four earned - six hits and three walks in 4 2-3 innings. It's not clear if he will start again.
|7/4/2015||Mookie Betts, Bos, CF|
|Betts was 2 for 6 on Friday.
Analysis: Betts was caught stealing so that hurt his fantasy owners. They can take solace in the fact that he is 10 for 25 in his last five games.
|7/4/2015||Pablo Sandoval, Bos, 3B|
|Sandoval was 2 for 5 with two RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: Sandoval has still been a puzzling failure with a .717 OPS for the last-place BoSox.
|7/4/2015||Xander Bogaerts, Bos, SS|
|Bogaerts was 2 for 4 with three runs on Friday.
Analysis: Bogaerts has a .825 OPS at home so he is a product of hitter-friendly Fenway Park.
|7/4/2015||David Ortiz, Bos, DH|
|Ortiz was 2 for 3 with two RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: In truth, 'Big Papi' has made his fantasy owners unhappy this year with a pathetic .753 OPS. Maybe he will redeem himself after the All-Star break.
|7/4/2015||Preston Tucker, Hou, LF|
|Tucker was 2 for 5 on Friday.
Analysis: Tucker is a rookie enduring growing pains so be patient with the kid.
|7/4/2015||Alex Presley, Hou, LF|
|Presley was 2 for 5 on Friday.
Analysis: Presley made his season debut and figures to get more action with rising stud George Springer on the DL.
|7/4/2015||Evan Gattis, Hou, DH|
|Gattis was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Gattis is finding his groove with a .313 average in his last 12 games.
|7/4/2015||Carlos Correa, Hou, SS|
|The irrepressible Correa hooked up his fantasy owners Friday.
Analysis: Correa went 3 for 6 with his first Fenway dinger to up his OPS to a robust .890, though he also committed an error. His enthusiasm is contagious. "It's a fun game, and that's why we love it," Correa said.
|7/4/2015||Jose Altuve, Hou, 2B|
|Altuve hooked up his fantasy owners Friday.
Analysis: Altuve had three hits and two RBIs and is batting .395 during an 11-game hitting streak, though he also committed an error Friday.
|7/4/2015||Anibal Sanchez, Det, P|
|Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers was broken up Friday.
Analysis: Sanchez's no-hit bid was broken up when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a single to left with one out in the eighth inning. Given an 8-0 lead, Sanchez wound up allowing four runs, three hits and three walks in 7 1-3 innings, and left after 117 pitches. He was bidding to become the sixth pitcher to throw no-hitters in the AL and NL.
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