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Shawn Marion scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds in Sunday's win over the Celtics.

Marion, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury, recorded his first double-digit scoring performance since suffering his injury. It doesn't appear as if he suffered any setbacks, but he clearly isn't playing at the level we have grown accustomed to seeing. ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Mike Foltynewicz allowed four earned runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out seven over 5.1 innings in the Braves 7-5 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

Foltynewicz has now won both of his starts with the Braves this season as the offense gave him an early lead over the Phillies on Wednesday. He ran into trouble at times against a relatively weak Phillies lineup which included giving up a solo home run to Ryan Howard in the sixth inning. He will get back on the bump on Tuesday against the Reds in Cincinnati.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Red Sox 5-3 loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

The Mookie Monster is catching fire, hitting .324 with seven runs, three home runs and nine RBI over the past nine games. During this stretch he has raised his batting average from .189 to .234 and has shown that quick bat speed which has led to plenty of extra base hits. As Betts finally looks adjusted to big league pitching this season he looks primed to be one of the better fantasy options this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Justin Masterson struggled on Wednesday, allowing four earned runs on seven hits while walking six and striking out one over 4.1 innings in the Red Sox 5-3 loss to the Rays.

As has been the case for the Red Sox starters for most of this season Masterson was hammered on Wednesday as he had zero control evidenced by his six walks. There is little reason to own any Red Sox pitcher not named Rick Porcello so far this season, so while Masterson had pitched well recently its more likely that he will have more starts like this than the latter.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three runs scored and two RBI in the Rays 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Longoria had just one home run coming into Wednesday but hammered two balls over the Green Monster to up that total to three long balls on the season. The offense around him has done Longo no favors this season as he has driven in just eight RBI on the year despite hitting .284 with a .874 OPS. While the elite run and RBI totals are likely no longer achievable Longoria can do enough on his own to rank around the top five at the position. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brad Boxberger pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while walking one and striking out one to earn his seventh save of the season in the Rays 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Boxberger has been among the best closers in the league to start the season which has many wondering if in fact Jake McGee will take over as the closer once he returns from injury. The save was Boxbergers seventh of the season to go with a 1.59 ERA and 17 strikeouts over 11.1 innings. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Alex Colome allowed two earned runs on four hits while walking none and striking out four over five innings of work in the Rays 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Colome earned his second win in as many starts this season as he held the Red Sox to just two earned runs. Colome has been rather efficient with his pitch counts over his first two starts but has yet to pitch past the fifth inning which is likely frustrating some fantasy owners. Given that he missed the first month of the season and spring training after falling ill the Rays are likely just being overly cautious with Colome out of the gate. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

CC Sabathia allowed four earned runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out four over 6.1 innings in the Yankees 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Sabathia fell to 0-5 on the season following the loss on Wednesday with a 5.45 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. It has been a tough past couple years for CC who was limited to just eight starts last year due to injury and struggled in 2013 with a career high 4.78 ERA. After dominating hitters for nearly a decade it looks as if father time has caught up to Sabathia as these days fantasy owners are likely to stack lineups against him in daily leagues than they are to avoid hitters who will be facing him. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Chris Colabello went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs, one RBI and one stolen base in the Blue Jays 5-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Colabello has gone 6-for-8 in his two games since being recalled with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI. Many fantasy players likely remember Colabello from his stint with the Twins last season where he got off to a hot start, hitting .286 with 11 runs, three home runs and 27 RBI in the month of April only to crash down to earth and ultimately find himself back in the minors come June following a miserable month of May where he hit .125. While his immediate success is great for potential daily league players, he has very little standard league appeal at this point. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Russell Martin went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs and one RBI in the Blue Jays 5-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Martin continues to rake, having hit .455 with six runs, three home runs and five RBI over the past seven days. Overall this season hes hitting .286 with 20 runs, seven home runs, 18 RBI and two stolen bases which ranks him among the top catchers in baseball this season. There was plenty of promise for Martin heading into the season given his new home ballpark, the lineup surrounding him and the hitter friendly A.L. East which should all afford Martin the potential for a career year with good health. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Mark Buehrle allowed one earned run on six hits while walking one and striking out three over five innings in the Blue Jays 5-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Buehrle improved his record to 4-2 on the season but his ERA sits at a miserable 6.00 to go with an even worse 1.85 WHIP. The soft tossing lefty had allowed 13 runs over his previous 10 innings but was able to stifle the aging Yankees lineup. His next start will come on the road against a Cleveland team that is hitting just .236 against southpaws this season with a lowly .690 OPS. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

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