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Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and one run scored in the Cardinals 5-4 loss to the Nationals Friday.

Adams has received the start at first base in each of the Cardinals past two games and he took advantage of it tonight as he hit his second home run of the season. He has struggled overall this season and has not received regular playing time. With that in mind, he could very well be out of the lineup tomorrow when the Cardinals take on Joe Ross and the Nationals.
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Mike Leake allowed five earned runs and five hits while walking one and striking out two in the Cardinals 5-4 loss to the Nationals Friday.

It was never meant to be for Leake tonight as he surrendered a home run to the first batter of the game and things didn’t improve from there. Leake is now 0-3 on the season with a 5.83 ERA which makes the contract he received this offseason look absurd. He will look to turn things around in his next scheduled start against the Phillies on Wednesday.
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Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a HR (4) on Friday night against the Red Sox.

The 1-for-4 night at the dish actually managed to raise A-Rod’s average to .194 on the season, while fantasy owners will be pleased to know that his one hit was a home run over the Green Monster. once he really begins to settle in at the dish this season, expect his average and power to even out more towards his expected numbers.
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Michael Taylor went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, and one run scored in the Nationals 5-4 win over the Cardinals Friday.

Taylor led off the game with a home run but didn’t record a hit the rest of the game. He has struggled mightily this season as is indicated by his .195 average and 26 strikeouts in only 77 at-bats. He will lose his starting role to Ben Revere as soon as Revere is healthy enough to return, which should be sometime in the coming week. In the meantime, Taylor will face left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia tomorrow, though facing southpaws has given him no advantage this season.
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David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a home run (4) and two RBI on Friday night against the Yankees.

The home run was Papi’s fourth on the season, as along with another single, he raised his average to a surprising .307 in this, his final season. Expect the power to continue, while his average should dip slightly going forward.
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Danny Espinosa went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored in the Nationals 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Espinosa launched a two-run home run in the fourth inning off of Mike Leake. It was his first of the season. Espinosa has been terrible for much of the season and if he doesn’t pick it up he will likely lose at-bats to Stephen Drew or Trea Turner as the season progresses. He will likely start tomorrow when the Nationals take on left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia, though Espinosa has struggled equally against lefties and righties this season.
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Craig Kimbrel picked up his seventh save of the season on Friday night against the Yankees.

While he’s blown up already twice so far this season, Kimbrel has been otherwise relatively clean, as he has only allowed two total hits in his seven other appearances combined. It is no secret that he is one of the most talented relievers in the game, so once he gets comfortable with Boston, he should return to being one of the more reliable ones as well.
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Jonathan Papelbon allowed no earned runs and no hits while walking one in the Nationals 5-4 win over the Cardinals Friday.

Papelbon recorded his eighth save of the season and is now 8-for-9 in save opportunities this season. He continues to get the job done and should get a lot of save opportunities for a very strong Nationals team this season. He should be available tomorrow if a save opportunity arises again against the Cardinals.
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