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Clayton Kershaw's scoreless inning streak came to an end at 41 innings after he allowed a sixth inning solo-home run to Padres 3B Chase Headley Thursday.

June 13th was the last time CY Kershaw had allowed a run before Headley, who was hitting .200 (10-for-50) without a home run in his career versus Kershaw, brought the streak to an end with just his seventh home run of the season. The 41 consecutive innings without allowing a run is the third longest in Dodgers franchise history.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Manager Don Mattingly said no move will be made yet on Yasiel Puig (hamstring).

Puig pulled up lame trying to beat out a groundball on Friday, but the Dodgers will wait a bit before deciding if he will require a DL stint. If he does, Ethier will be able to get into the lineup consistently, and Guerrero could also see a couple more at bats. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Joakim Soria recorded his sixth save against Cleveland on Saturday allowing no baserunners and striking out one.

Soria is now 6-for-6 in save opportunities and has allowed just two of 26 batters faced to reach base with just one eventually crossing the plate. Soria is secure in the closer role for a good team. Analysis: Brett Talley

Michael Brantley went 4-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and a steal against Detroit on Saturday.

Unfortunately no other Indians did much of anything on Saturday, otherwise Brantley would have had multiple runs and RBI on his line as well. He hasn’t hit a home run yet, and this was his first steal of the season, but he’s hitting for plenty of average. His run and RBI totals are also low, but that should improve once the rest of that lineup gets it going. Analysis: Brett Talley

Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with three RBI against Cleveland on Saturday.

Martinez benefitted from Rajai Davis getting on base and stealing second multiple times as Davis accounted for two of the runs that Martinez drove in. Martinez has not yet hit one out and has just one extra base hit, so the 36-year old is off to a slow start, and you have to be a bit concerned given his age. But it’s too early to panic. Analysis: Brett Talley

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a double, run, RBI and walk against Cleveland on Saturday.

The Rangers must wish they could bring Ian Kinsler back instead of Josh Hamilton. Kinsler has yet to leave the yard, but he’s chipping in in all the other categories. The power needs to come around, but it’s too early to think that it has disappeared. Analysis: Brett Talley

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with three runs, three steals and a walk against Cleveland on Saturday.

This was Davis’ first start in four games, but he started six straight prior to that extended absence from the starting lineup. He’s hitting .297 with six steals and more walks than strikeouts, so he’s great when he’s in there. But splitting time with Anthony Gose is limiting his fantasy value. That said, his speed is valuable enough in all but the shallower mixed leagues. Analysis: Brett Talley

T.J. House allowed three runs and four hits with four walks and three strikeouts in three innings against the Tigers on Saturday.

House has been awful through three starts, and he may not get too many more as the Indians originally planned to skip this turn in the rotation for House. That’s too bad because House showed a lot of positives last year. His walk rate was much better than average and supported by a good first pitch strike rate. And his strikeout rate was close to league average and came along with an above average swinging strike rate. He also induces a ton of groundballs. Groundballs, swinging strikes, and few walks? That’s everything we’re looking for. If the Indians remain patient with House, you should as well and keep an eye on him.  Analysis: Brett Talley

Alfredo Simon allowed one run and six hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings against Cleveland on Saturday.

Simon is up to his old tricks again, achieving results better than he deserves. Admittedly his walk rate is very low so far, and continuing that would go a long way towards making his results believable. But he’s not throwing more first pitch strikes or more pitches in the zone, so the walk rate isn’t sustainable. His home run rate is also miniscule at the moment, and that will change as well. Beware the regression monster. He’ll start again on Thursday in Kansas City. Analysis: Brett Talley

Manager Paul Molitor said he considered batting Joe Mauer leadoff on Saturday.

Mauer gets on base a lot and will hit for a good average, which is what you look for in a leadoff hitter, but his lack of speed means that he probably will never leadoff more than just a couple times a year. Danny Santana, who was expected to lead off for the Twins this season, has struggled at the plate thus far and has yet to take a walk. Santana could be moved down in the order if he can't get it going on offensive. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Manager Bruce Bochy is standing behind Casey McGehee, but said he'll consider days off if he feels hr needs the mental break.

McGehee is batting just .163 this season, but Bochy will stick with his third baseman as the Giants' primary starter at third. Hopefully he will be able to start hitting soon, but he's not a viable option in fantasy leagues. Analysis: Ben Diamond

White Sox placed Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list due to a compression fracture in his finger.

A timetable for his return has yet to be established, but his absence is probably not going to make waves in the Chicago bullpen. He broke his finger during the brawl with the Royals earlier this week, and has a 1.59 ERA in 5 2/3 innings this season. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jrue Holiday (leg) a game-time decision Saturday for Game 4.

Holiday was able to play 17 minutes in the Pelicans last game, so there's a decent chance that he plays, though he'll probably be limited in terms of minutes by the injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond

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