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Update: Court Summons says Ray Rice knocked his fiancee unconscious.

The story continues to get worse for Ray Rice as the complaint-summons said he attempted "to cause bodily injury to J. Palmer (his fiancee), specifically by striking her with his hand, rendering her unconscious, at the Revel Casino." Video footage from the casino shows Rice dragging her out of the elevator.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Tigers recall LHP Ian Krol from Triple-A Toledo.

In just shy of 70 career innings, Krol has a 5.00-plus ERA with below average strikeout and walk rates. He's not a fantasy factor. Analysis: Brett Talley

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with one run scored, one walk and two stolen bases against the Braves on Sunday.

Hernandez has been solid in Chase Utley's absence, with nine hits in his past four games, including two three-hit days and has a 10-game hitting streak. With a .385 OBP and 11 stolen bases to boot, the speed Hernandez brings to the table makes him a nice option with the more time he gets. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Tigers optioned RHP Drew VerHagen to Triple-A Toledo.

VerHagen made his first big league appearance of the season on Sunday and allowed five base runners and two runs. He has not flashed strikeout stuff in the minors, so he's unlikely to be a fantasy factor at any point. Analysis: Brett Talley

Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-4 with a double, one run scored, two RBI and one walk against the Braves on Sunday.

Don’t look too far into the aging catcher’s solid day, Ruiz is still having an awful year with the league’s worst club. Ruiz missed three games in a row before Sunday’s game and at 36 can’t be counted on for any type of consistency. He only has eight extra-base hits and 15 RBI, making him one of the worst catching options in the league.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Cole Hamels did not allow a run on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts in seven innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Sunday.

In a pitching duel between two of the best pitchers in the NL East, Hamels and Shelby Miller pitched to a stalemate. Hamels is only 5-6 but has been given the worst run support in the NL with just 2.53 runs per game. Hamels has the fourth-most strikeouts (119) in the NL in 113 1/3 innings. Although he will continue to get little to no run support from the worst team in baseball, Hamels is still an obvious must-start in all formats. His next start will be on the road against the Giants on Friday. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Shelby Miller did not allow a run on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday.

Miller owns the fourth-best ERA (2.07) in the NL and has flat out been one of the best pitcher in the league this year despite not getting much run support. Opponents are hitting only .209 off him and he has an 88:34 K/BB ratio. Miller continues to make solid starts despite a relatively high number of walks, and is a must-start in all formats. However, with his next start coming on the road against the Rockies on Friday, Miller could be headed for a rough outing in the Denver air.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Rockies are still being very careful with Justin Morneau's neck and concussion symptoms. There is no timetable for return.

Morneau has not played since mid-May. As long as he remains out, Ben Paulsen and Wilin Rosario should continue to split the work at first base. Analysis: Brett Talley

Mike Moustakas left Sunday's game because of a family emergency.

Presumably this issue won't cause Moose to miss much time, if any. Dusty Coleman could see a start or two at third base if Moose misses a few games. Analysis: Brett Talley

Update: Steven Souza needed 3 stitches because of a deep cut in his pinkie and is concerned because he had no feeling in it.

This sounds like a DL type of injury. Brandon Guyer would stand to see more work if Souza misses time. Grady Sizemore and Jake Elmore could also see additional work in right field. Analysis: Brett Talley

Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one walk against the Indians on Sunday.

McCutchen has turned his season around after an excruciatingly slow start. With a .297/.391/.493 line and a 12-game hitting streak, McCutchen is back to himself. The center fielder won’t be winning his second MVP this year, but the 10 home runs and 51 RBI are still solid numbers. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a home run, one run scored and two RBI against the Indians on Sunday.

Despite a subpar .242 average, Alvarez still holds some pop in his bat with 12 homers and a .453 slugging percentage. However, it looks like Alvarez is past his peak and will struggle to reach 25 home runs this year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Mark Melancon picked up his 27th save of the season against the Indians on Sunday.

Melancon has been one of the best closers in all of baseball with a 1.58 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 28 strikeouts. With only one blown save in his 41 innings, Melancon’s All-Star year has been one of the Pirates’ many bright spots this year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Danny Salazar allowed five runs on seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings in a loss against the Pirates on Sunday.

Salazar was off to a nice start with four shutout innings but a five run fifth got him an early hook. This is certainly concerning for Salazar and his owners as he has now failed to get past the fifth in three of his last four starts. His 7-3 record is a bit misleading as he’s had the benefit of great run support at 5.29 runs per game. Even with a relatively high 4.10 ERA, Salazar still has the fourth-best K/9 rate (10.65) in the AL. His next start will be at home against the A’s on Friday. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

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