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Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk against the Royals on Sunday.
Plouffe fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle in Sunday's win over the Royals, as his hot start to the 2014 season continues. He is now sitting on a .313 average with one homer and 13 RBI hitting in the middle of the Twins lineup. Until he cools off, he is a must-start in all fantasy formats, although that is unlikely to happen anytime soon. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Carl Crawford exited Monday night's game with tightness in his right side.
It was only a matter of time before the glass-made Crawford cracked in some capacity. It's unknown whether or not he'll need a DL stint to rid him of the tightness, but if he does Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero are likely to fill in for him. Guerrero has been among the hottest hitters in baseball, in a limited role, and would become mixed league relevant if/when he finds himself in the lineup. Don Mattingly, however, doesn't appear to be Guerrero's biggest fan. Let's hope he's not pigeon-holed to pinch-hitting duties. Analysis: Spencer Silva