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Rudy Gay (Achilles) is active for Kings on Monday. Not sure if he'll start, but expected to plat for Kings in Utah.

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a double, run and RBI against Boston on Tuesday.

Aside from a bit of luck with his HR/FB rate, Plouffe’s solid season so far seems pretty legit. He could get to 20 home runs, have at least an average batting average and have 70 runs and RBI each. Don’t go selling high on him in deeper leagues. Analysis: Brett Talley

David Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored against Minnesota on Tuesday.

Despite not having speed or even having a particularly high line drive rate, Ortiz managed a well above BABIP for much of his mid-thirties. But the last two years that good fortune has disappeared and his batting average along with it. This year the power seems to have dropped off as well. There’s likely some bounce back coming, but it’s hard to count on a full rebound at his age. Analysis: Brett Talley

Glen Perkins recorded his 17th save of the season against Boston on Tuesday retiring four batters and allowing just one hit.

Perkins is on pace for about 50 saves this season, so you’re surely satisfied with what he has given your fantasy team. And it’s not just the saves he’s giving you. He’s just shy of a strikeout per inning, and he has only issued two walks. Perkins is a stud. Analysis: Brett Talley

Mike Pelfrey allowed one run and five hits with one walk and four strikeouts in seven innings against Boston on Tuesday.

Pelfrey continues to pitch way over his head. He’s literally striking out just one batter every other inning, and he doesn’t even have twice as many strikeouts as he does walks. You can keep trying to ride his run of luck in deep leagues, but know that regression cometh and that right soon. He’ll go again Monday in Boston. Analysis: Brett Talley

Clay Buchholz allowed two runs and seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings against Minnesota on Tuesday.

Buchholz has pitched very well all year long, but some bad luck early in the year masked how well he was pitching. He is striking out more than a batter per inning, and his walk rate is safely above average. His ERA is still above 4.00, but it was about six just four starts ago. He’ll be in the threes before we know it. He’ll have a tougher test his next time out as he faces the hot-hitting Rangers in Texas on Sunday. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with three doubles and five RBI in Tuesday night’s 10-9 win against the White Sox.

After a 1-for-15 slide was followed by a two game absence from the lineup, Bautista came up with a huge night at the dish. The 34-year-old slugger claims that his bothersome shoulder is feeling much better. It certainly appeared that way Tuesday. Analysis: Nate Miller

Josh Donaldson went 4-for-4 with a pair of homers, a double, four RBI and five runs scored during Tuesday’s 10-9 win over the White Sox.

What an outstanding performance at the plate for Donaldson, as the All-Star third baseman harassed White Sox pitching for the second consecutive night. During the last two games, Donaldson has gone 6-for-7 with three roundtrippers, five RBI and eight runs scored. Analysis: Nate Miller

R.A. Dickey worked five innings in Tuesday’s 10-9 victory versus the White Sox, surrendering five earned runs on eight hits and two walks while collecting five strikeouts.

Dickey is just simply having a rough go of it on the mound over his last four starts. During that span, the 40-year-old knuckleballer has posted an ugly 7.92 ERA and 1.48 WHIP while giving up seven long balls across 25 innings. Dickey could definitely have a difficult time getting back on track Monday night against the Nationals.  Analysis: Nate Miller

Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI and a couple of runs scored during Tuesday night’s 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays.

Though Abreu is just 2-for-16 over the last four games, the 2014 A.L. Rookie of the Year has definitely made those two hits count as both left the yard. Abreu is not on the same offensive pace that he set last season, but he remains a strong producer and solid fantasy option. Analysis: Nate Miller

John Danks threw five innings in Tuesday’s 10-9 loss against the Blue Jays, allowing six earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five.

Following a couple of encouraging outings earlier in May, Danks turned in a second straight forgettable performance Tuesday night. The veteran lefty has now been tagged for 11 earned runs on 13 hits and five walks across his last 10 1/3 innings. Danks justifies little to no fantasy consideration at this point. He will be back on the mound Sunday afternoon in Houston. Analysis: Nate Miller

Randal Grichuk went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against Arizona on Tuesday.

Grichuk isn’t playing every day, but he’s productive enough in limited work to have value in deeper leagues. But he only has value in deeper leagues because of a bit of an issue with strikeouts that makes him a batting average risk. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a double, run and two RBI against Arizona on Tuesday.

Peralta likely won’t hit over .300 this year once his BABIP normalizes, but he continues to provide production in all categories other than steals. With shortstop as shallow as it’s ever been, Peralta remains an excellent option in all formats. Analysis: Brett Talley

Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a double, run and RBI against Arizona on Tuesday.

Holliday’s .322 batting average is propped up by a .385 BABIP, so he’s got regression coming there. But he should still be able to hit .280 with 12-15 home runs from here on out, so he’s still fairly useful. Analysis: Brett Talley

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double against St. Louis on Tuesday.

Ahmed has been playing more regularly recently and this was obviously a nice performance from him. But he simply doesn’t have much pop and strikes out too much to hit for average. He stole some bases in the minors but is just 1-for-3 in steal attempts this season. If he could run a bit more, he might have deep league value. Analysis: Brett Talley

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