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Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points with five rebounds and three assists in the loss to the Bucks on Monday. Anthont made 5-10 shots from behind the arc.
Anthony continued his recent serge Monday night and is now averaging 30.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals over his last five games. The move to the power forward position has actually increased Anthony's production, considering how good his post game can be, so there is no reason to think this recent bump in production will go away anytime soon. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Tanner Roark is expected to be on a limit of around 70 pitches Monday.
Monday's start will be the first of the season for the 15-game winner from last year. Roark is taking the spot of Doug Fister in the rotation as Fister recovers from an ailing forearm. The pitch limit will is only because he has not been lengthened into a starter yet this year. Normally an efficient pitcher, the Cubs will test him as they average 4.0 pitches per plate appearance this year. Analysis: Matt Selz
Sean Doolittle is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
The Athletics were thrilled to see the performance of Doolittle in his last rehab outing on Friday. Doolittle was reevaluated on Monday and was given clearance to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Bob Melvin said they would work him back into the fold slowly and not put him right back into high pressure situations. The return of Doolittle hurts the fantasy value of Tyler Clippard. Analysis: Drew Phelps