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Huston Street earned his 9th save of the season Sunday as he pitched a scoreless ninth allowing a hit and striking out one as the Padres defeated the Nats 4-2.
Street has converted each of his save opportunities this season and is tied for second in all of baseball with the nine saves.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Stephen Voigt went 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBI and one run scored in the Athletics 8-6 loss to the Twins on Monday.
Voigts first inning grand slam gave him seven home runs on the season to go along with 25 RBI and an impressive .372 average. The Athletics surprisingly traded away catcher Derek Norris to the Padres in the offseason which left the starting catcher job to Voigt who impressed during stretches of last season before being hobbled with an injury which clearly affected his production. The power is real with Voigt which is something many expected from him with every day at bats but the batting average and overall productiveness has been a welcomed site and has made him an early fantasy darling to his owners. While there is certainly going to be some regression in his average there is little doubt he will reach the 20 home run plateau which should rank him among the league leads at the position. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in the Twin 8-7- win over the Athletics on Monday.
Dozier has his average up to .248 as the Twins second basemen has now collected six hits over his last 10 at bats. 2014 saw Dozier improve upon his breakout 2013 to campaign to register his first career 20 homerun, 20 stolen base season while also scoring a career high 112 runs and totaling 71 RBI. The batting average will never be great for Dozier has he strikeouts out frequently and with the exception of last year has never had a great OBP but if you can ignore the averages his counting stats will rank him among the top at the position. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba