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After inciting a bench-clearing brawl early in the game, Gerrit Cole went on to allow just one run on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts over eight innings against the Brewers on Sunday.
It hasn't been the start fantasy owners expected from Cole, but Sunday's performance was a sign of good things to come. He is now sitting 2-1 with a 3.67 ERA through his first four starts, having taken the ball into the sixth inning in each start. He will look to build off of this performance on against the Cardinals on Friday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Mets on Saturday.
That’s Tex’s eighth home run of the year. He won’t continue to hit home runs at this rate, but it’s not unreasonable to think he can hit 25 or more this year. He has also drawn as many walks as he has strikeouts. And he’s hitting .254 despite a .163 BABIP. That’s mainly because most of the balls he’s hitting are leaving the yard right now, but it’s still encouraging for his batting average going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley