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Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored against the Rangers on Thursday.
Hamilton broke out of his recent slump in a big way on Thursday, recording his first extra-base hit in over a week. Despite his recent struggles, Hamilton is still hitting .293 through 164 at-bats, which is an encouraging sign as we head into the All-Star break. As long as he can stay off the trainer's table there is still plenty of juice left in his tank to put up some big numbers in the second half, now that the Angels offense is working on all cylinders. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Wade Davis will take over as the Royals' closer with Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list.
Davis is instantly vaulted into top-5 closer status while he is closing, and has just as much value as Holland would have in the ninth inning. Davis is downright dominant, and could have the job for quite a while, as although the severity of Greg Holland's pectoral strain is unknown, Holland is expected to be out for a significant chunk of time. Davis should obviously now be owned in all leagues, and the biggest question about the job for now is whether Davis will hold onto the gig once Holland returns. Analysis: Ben Diamond