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8/20/2017 Brian Dozier, Min, 2B
Brian Dozier went 1 for 2 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Minnesota Twins topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5. The homer was his 25th of the season. Dozier scored three times. He ended the game with a .260 batting average.

Analysis: Dozier is doing his best to repeat his late-summer homer binge from a year ago, as he's now gone deep nine times in his last 19 games. The power-hitting second baseman, who's now produced 21 homers in August over the past two seasons, is batting a torrid .388 (19 for 49) with 12 RBIs and 15 runs scored over his last 12 contests as well.
8/20/2017 Max Kepler, Min, RF
Max Kepler went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5. Kepler scored once. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.

Analysis: Kepler continues to be a recent RBI machine, as he's knocked in six runs over his last four games and 14 in his past 14. The 24-year-old has also hit safely in seven straight starts, a stretch in which he's 11 for 31 (.355) with a pair of home runs.
8/20/2017 Jake Lamb, Ari, 3B
Jake Lamb went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the Minnesota Twins 12-5. The homer was his 27th of the season. He ended the game with a .265 batting average.

Analysis: Lamb's second homer in four games raised his RBI total to 95 - fourth-best in the National League - and he's now 10 for 30 over his last eight contests. The 2017 All-Star seems to be back on track after hitting .178 in July.
8/20/2017 David Peralta, Ari, RF
David Peralta went 1 for 5 with an RBI Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Minnesota Twins 12-5. He ended the game with a .303 batting average.
8/20/2017 Brandon Drury, Ari, 2B
Brandon Drury went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the Minnesota Twins 12-5. The homer was his 10th of the season. Drury scored twice. He ended the game with a .274 batting average.

Analysis: If there's one positive to take from a series in which the Diamondbacks were swept and outscored 27-8, it's that Drury may be coming out of a long slump. The young infielder entered Sunday's finale 4 for 23 without a home run over his previous 10 contests.
8/20/2017 Chris Gimenez, Min, C
Chris Gimenez went 3 for 3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Minnesota Twins topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5. The homer was his sixth of the season. Gimenez scored three times. He ended the game with a .204 batting average.
8/20/2017 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B
Paul Goldschmidt went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the Minnesota Twins 12-5. He ended the game with a .317 batting average.
8/20/2017 A.J. Pollock, Ari, CF
A.J. Pollock went 1 for 5 Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Minnesota Twins 12-5. Pollock added a stolen base. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.
8/20/2017 Eddie Rosario, Min, LF
Eddie Rosario went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs Sunday as the Minnesota Twins topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5. The homer was his 17th of the season. He ended the game with a .303 batting average.

Analysis: Rosario's first-inning grand slam extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and he's batting .429 (18 for 42) with three homers, five doubles and 10 RBIs during the run. The 25-year-old's .344 average since July 1 trails only Jose Altuve for tops in the AL over that period, a pace he'll try to keep up when the Twins next hit the road to face the White Sox. He's just 4 for 31 against Chicago this season, though.
8/20/2017 J.D. Martinez, Ari, RF
J.D. Martinez went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Minnesota Twins 12-5. The homer was his 25th of the season. He ended the game with a .281 batting average.

Analysis: Though his batting average has tailed off since his move to Arizona, Martinez has been giving the Diamondbacks good production with nine homers and 21 RBIs over his last 25 games. Five of those home runs have come on the road.
8/20/2017 Byron Buxton, Min, CF
Byron Buxton went 1 for 5 with an RBI Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5. Buxton scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.

Analysis: Buxton is looking like the star he was hailed to be during his current 10-game hitting streak, a career high. The 23-year-old is batting .405 (15 for 37) with three homers, 10 RBIs, 10 runs scored and three stolen bases during the surge.
8/20/2017 Chris Iannetta, Ari, C
Chris Iannetta went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Minnesota Twins 12-5. He ended the game with a .220 batting average.

Analysis: Iannetta's power may appeal to fantasy owners looking for some help at the catcher's position, though it'll come with a low batting average. That's certainly been the case of late, as he's 6 for 36 with 15 strikeouts over his last 15 games.
8/20/2017 Eduardo Escobar, Min, SS
Eduardo Escobar went 2 for 5 Sunday as the Minnesota Twins topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5. Escobar scored once. He ended the game with a .255 batting average.
8/20/2017 Lorenzo Cain, KC, CF
Lorenzo Cain went 1 for 5 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 7-4. He ended the game with a .295 batting average.

Analysis: Cain is batting .411 with 10 RBIs and 19 runs in his last 23 games.
8/20/2017 Jorge Bonifacio, KC, RF
Jorge Bonifacio went 3 for 4 with a double Sunday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 7-4. Bonifacio scored twice. He ended the game with a .258 batting average.
8/20/2017 Francisco Lindor, Cle, SS
Francisco Lindor went 3 for 5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. The homer was his 20th of the season. Lindor stole a base. He ended the game with a .266 batting average.

Analysis: Lindor has a hit in 12 of his last 13 games but is batting just .230 in that span.
8/20/2017 Aroldis Chapman, NYY, P
Aroldis Chapman walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday. Chapman struck out two, ending the game with a 4.14 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Chapman's first outing since being removed from the closer's role was an encouraging one, especially since he was rocked for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings over his previous four appearances. Though his fantasy value has taken a recent hit, the hard-throwing lefty will remain a good source of strikeouts for a reliever.
8/20/2017 Melky Cabrera, KC, LF
Melky Cabrera went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.
8/20/2017 Bradley Zimmer, Cle, CF
Bradley Zimmer went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Cleveland Indians fell to the Kansas City Royals 7-4. Zimmer scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .248 batting average.
8/20/2017 Cam Gallagher, KC, C
Cam Gallagher went 2 for 3 with an RBI Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4. He ended the game with a .385 batting average.
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