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Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning on Sunday, striking out the side to earn his 13th save of the season against the Blue Jays. 

Chapman has been a man among boys in 2014, having converted 13 of his first 14 save opportunities while striking out 41 batters over 20.0 innings of work. Despite having pitched three of the last four days, expect Chapman to be available if needed on Monday when the Reds open up a series with the Cubs. ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Matt Duffy went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored during Saturday’s 9-7 win over the Rangers.

Duffy has been a major surprise this season and he’s done a fantastic job at making people forget about Pablo Sandoval at third base. No one even wears those stupid panda hats anymore. He’s batting .305 on the season with a solid .344 on-base percentage and has kicked in a little bit of pop with nine home runs and 48 RBI. If he continues to bat third and hit in front of Buster Posey and Hunter Pence, he should continue to produce well here in the second half. Analysis: Howard Bender

Joe Panik went 2-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored against the Rangers on Saturday.

While there shouldn’t be any real expectations of power, Panik has become a very stable second baseman this season with his .309/.374/.443 slash line and seven home runs. Batting second through most of the season has suited him well and his contributions in runs scored have been rock solid thanks to that tremendous on-base percentage. He doesn’t have to do too much to maintain this level of production, so look for the second half to be as fruitful as the first. Analysis: Howard Bender

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with two home runs, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk to lead the Giants past the Rangers 9-7 on Saturday.

Belt was quite the hero Saturday as his second home run of the game came off a lefty in the 11th inning to push the Giants ahead of the Rangers for the win. It was a bit surprising that manager Bruce Bochy didn’t pinch-hit for him, but he was swinging a hot back, so there were few concerns about how he was hitting. If Belt can stay healthy, something he has struggled to do over the last few seasons, he could be a real nice power source full of RBI potential. Analysis: Howard Bender

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Rangers on Saturday.

It was Pence’s first home run in nine games, but he’s now hit safely in four of his last five games to bring his average just over .300 again. With the Giants making a major push towards the playoffs, look for Pence to put the team on his shoulders every so often and really dominate the opposition. So long as he remains healthy, Pence will be a must start in all formats. Analysis: Howard Bender

Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored during the Giants’ 9-7 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

The .328 average is like a dream for Posey owners, but let’s face facts, it was getting a little worrisome lately as it was 17 games since Posey’s last home run. If the power stroke is back, look out. He is more than capable of going on a tear that will push him over the 20-home run barrier in no time. He remains the No. 1 catcher in fantasy and should be a must-start in all formats. Analysis: Howard Bender

Santiago Casilla earned his 27th save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts against the Rangers on Saturday.

Casilla continues to shine in the Giants bullpen and has now allowed just one run over the last eight innings. He’s also notched seven saves in that span with only one minor hiccup which dates back to just before the All Star break. Continue to roll with Casilla in your bullpen as the saves should just keep on coming. Analysis: Howard Bender

Chris Heston allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings against the Rangers on Saturday.

After six-straight quality starts, Heston was bound to hit a speed bump and Texas seems like an appropriate place. The Rangers jumped on him early for two runs in the first, but it wasn’t until he got into trouble in the fifth that it looked like the wheels were about to fall off the wagon. Overall, it wasn’t all that bad and you can look for Heston to rebound next week when he faces the strikeout-prone Cubs. Analysis: Howard Bender

Bobby Wilson went 2-for-4 with two RBI against the Giants on Saturday.

With Robinson Chirinos hitting the DL, the 32-year old Wilson will get a chance to see some at-bats in Texas. Unfortunately, you can’t really expect much of anything out him, so the fact that we’re actually writing about him here means that the sun has officially shined on the dog’s ass and it’s more than likely that once is going to be it for him. Analysis: Howard Bender

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI during the Rangers’ 9-7 loss to the Giants on Saturday.

It’s been 12 games since Moreland has hit a home run, but he’s still been relatively productive, batting .284 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI. He makes for a solid corner infield play and continues to fly under the radar in most leagues. If he’s out on the waiver wire or if his current owner doesn’t appreciate the efforts, see if you can pry him away for a cheap price. Analysis: Howard Bender

Prince Fielder went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored against the Giants on Saturday.

It’s been 10 games since Fielder has gone yard, but the two doubles in this contest give hope that the power surge is just about to happen. He’s sitting on 15 home runs with a .330 average and fairly close to being on-pace to beat his numbers from back in Detroit, so look for Fielder to start taking advantage of Arlington in the summer time and watch the ball start leaving the park more often. Analysis: Howard Bender

In his debut for the Rangers on Saturday, Cole Hamels gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings against the Giants.

Well, let’s face it…five earned runs really isn’t all that awesome. We like that Hamels went deep into the game and how efficient he was with 13 ground ball outs, but he also looked extremely hittable most of the time. He was actually in line for the win, believe it or not, but the bullpen coughed up the lead late and then faltered even worse later on. Hamels could see a lot of that given the struggles of the Rangers bullpen, but he also shouldn’t let up five runs a game either. Expect a rebound next week when he faces the Mariners in pitcher-friendly Seattle.  Analysis: Howard Bender

Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with a home run, one RBI, two runs scored and a walk against the Indians on Saturday.

You might want to just chalk this up to the right place in the right time as the home run is a rarity for Semien. He’s just 3-for-26 over his last eight games and this home run and RBI were his first in 17 games. The A’s will keep at it with him, so don’t expect this two and a half month-long slump to ruin his playing time much at all. He’s an option for extremely deep AL-only leagues. Analysis: Howard Bender

Sam Fuld went 2-for-3 with one RBI, a run scored, a stolen base and a walk during the A’s 5-1 win over the Indians on Saturday.

After having lost the job in center field and relegated to bench duty, Fuld has now started three of the last four games and has come to life with two multi-hit performances. You can’t really rely on him for consistent playing time or production, but there are times when the match-up is just right and he is worth a look for a nice, cheap option. Analysis: Howard Bender

Aaron Brooks earned his first win after he allowed just one run on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings against the Indians on Saturday.

After appending most of his time in the minors and then working out of the bullpen for a bit in Kansas City, Brooks gets to spread his wings a little here with Oakland and looked great in his first start of the season. He was only at 94 pitches when he left the game after one out in the eighth, but the club wanted to spare his arm the heavy pitch count increase. He figures to stay in the rotation for the time being, so expect him on the hill next week facing the Astros. Analysis: Howard Bender

Lonnie Chisenhall went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the A’s on Saturday.

The Tribe brought back Chisenhall after a near two-month banishment to the minors and after an 0-for-3 in his first game back, he is now 4-for-8 with a double, a home run, one RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in his last two. We obviously don’t expect him to keep the pace up, but if you’re in an AL-only league and struggling for some corner infield help, he may be worth a look. Analysis: Howard Bender

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