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Ian Desmond hammered his 10th homer of the season Friday, a three-run shot for his only hit in four at-bats of the Nationals 9-2 win over the Rangers.
Desmond hit his third home run over his last seven games and fifth of the month. The three RBI raised his total to 32 on the season to go with 24 runs scored and four stolen bases (two over his last seven games).ANALYST: Michael Pichan
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI in the Astros 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Springer has now collected two hits in three straight games which has helped raise his average from .195 to .214 on the season. A concussion sidelined Springer in early May but he has played well since his return, hitting .282 with six runs, two home runs and four RBI. Fantasy owners will have to deal with the low batting average as Springer is once again on pace to rank among the league leaders in strikeouts but he’s already reached double-digit stole bases and could flirt with a 30/30 season given his potential. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba