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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

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI against the Cubs on Monday.

Heyward has really struggled to begin the season. He looked good on Opening Day, but he has done little since. He has three stolen bases on the year, but keep in mind that two came in one game a couple days ago. Heyward should be started in most lineups, but he needs to get it going soon, so owners can cash in on their investment. Analysis: Colby Conway

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, four RBI and two runs scored against the Cubs on Monday.

Reynolds, the definition of boom-or-bust, doesn’t have regular at-bats, therefore making it tough to roster him. He is hardly owned in the overwhelming majority of ESPN leagues and rightly so. If he were to get regular playing time, he would be a major drain on your batting average. Analysis: Colby Conway

Carlos Martinez allowed seven earned runs on nine hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings against the Cubs on Monday.

Martinez really struggled today, getting shelled for seven earned runs on nine hits in just 3 2/3 innings. He finally came back down to Earth after rattling off four quality starts. Martinez is still a valuable fantasy option and consider this just a blip on the young righty’s radar. He will make his next start of the season on Saturday against the strikeout prone Pittsburgh Pirates. Analysis: Colby Conway

Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Cardinals on Monday.

Russell’s first big league stint has started off rather slow, but he does have a seven game hit-streak working right now. While his average is still just .233, it has risen thanks to this modest hit streak. There is plenty of potential in that frame of his and he is going to take some lumps. He will likely be started in deeper leagues, but he should be owned in the majority of leagues nonetheless. Analysis: Colby Conway

Miguel Montero went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI and one run scored against the Cardinals on Monday.

Montero has a solid six game hit-streak going, raising his season average to .283. He has 11 hits during his six game hit-streak and he remains one of the better fantasy options behind the plate. He is part of a weird platoon behind the plate in Chicago; Montero starts against right handers, Wellington Castillo starts against lefties and then Ross always catches when Jon Lester pitches. If you own Montero, you have to be cautious of whether or not it’s a game that he will play in. Analysis: Colby Conway

Travis Wood allowed six earned runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts in five innings against the Cardinals on Monday.

Wood had posted four straight quality outings before the Cardinals knocked him around for six earned runs in his five innings of work. Regardless, Wood is having a sneaky good year in the Chicago rotation. He is owned in just 41.6 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues and he could be valuable to someone who is need of some pitching. His second start of this scoring week will come on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Analysis: Colby Conway

Mark Canha went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in the Twins 8-7 win over the Athletics on Monday.

Canha hit a solo shot off Twins starter Phil Hughes in the top of the sixth inning for his fourth home run of the season to go with 14 RBI, 15 runs and a .284 batting average. Canha was a surprise starter for the Athletics to open the season but the 26-year old rookie has handled himself quite nicely to start the season and his current dual position eligibility has likely made him a nice addition to fantasy rosters.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

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

Jesse Hahn was roughed up on Monday, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits while walking none and striking out five over five innings of work in the Athletics 8-7 loss to the Twins.

Hahn had pitched well coming into this season, going 1-1 with a 2.86 ERA over his first five starts of the season but after allowing just seven runs over those first five starts he allowed six runs on 10 hits to the Twins on Monday. The Twins offense has been on quite a roll of late, scoring 31 runs in their four game sweep of the White Sox over this past weekend so its likely than Hahn just ran into some hot bats than this being an indication of things to come. Look for a bounce back outing in his next start on Saturday in Seattle against the Mariners who he held to one run on three hits over 5.2 innings in his second start of the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Glen Perkins notched his ninth save of the season on Monday but allowed one earned run on two hits while walking one and striking out two over his inning of work in the Twins 8-7 win over the Athletics.

Despite the bit of a shaky outing Perkins has been excellent this season, boasting a 1.50 ERA and 0.75 WHIP while striking out 11 over 12 innings of work. The earned run was just his second allowed all season so theres no need to panic here and seeing that Perkins is coming off his second straight 30 save season there is little reason to think he wont be in like to make that three in a row by seasons end. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Torii Hunter went 1-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in the Twins 8-7 win over the Athletics on Monday.

After a slow start to the season Hunter now has a five game hit streak in which he has risen his average from .203 to .253 during that span. Overall this season Hunter is hitting .253 with 10 runs, three home runs and 13 RBI as the 39 year old looks to prove he still has what it takes to be an everyday major leaguer. 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

Phil Hughes allowed five earned runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out two over six innings over work in the Twins 8-7 win over the Athletics on Monday.

It wasn't a pretty outing for Hughes whose ERA now sits at 5.02 on the season to go with his 1-4 record as the Twins bats continue to roll along. Hughes matched his season total with two walks in this contest as he continues to display impeccable control but his fly ball tendencies has gotten him into trouble this season and if hopes to replicate his 2014 production at all he will need to either start missing bats with more frequency or generate more ground balls. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Hector Gomez went 2-for-3 with a home run, a triple, two runs scored and one RBI against the Dodgers on Monday.

Gomez has been seeing pretty regular time lately, appearing in all but two of the team’s last nine games. However, in the seven games he has played in, he has just six hits and hasn’t contributed in a big way in any single category. He did notch two extra-base hits in this game, but owners shouldn’t add him. He will likely lose the majority of his playing time when Scooter Gennett comes off the DL. Analysis: Colby Conway

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a clean ninth inning with two strikeouts en route to his fifth save of the season against the Brewers on Monday.

Even with the Brewers not winning many games, K-Rod should still be a valuable closer in fantasy leagues. He has no real competition for his job and he is pretty reliable when given the ball in the ninth. Continue starting him on a daily basis in your lineup. Analysis: Colby Conway

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