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Justin Verlander allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 6.2 innings on Monday.
Verlander stopped the bleeding Monday after allowing a total of nine runs over his previous 12.1 innings (two starts). This wasn't exactly the be-all, end-all of starts, but it was his fourth quality start over his last six and, believe it or not, actually lowered his ERA to a still-disgusting 4.84 on the year. He's definitely not what he once was and it's hard to think he'll ever recapture that form he once had, so this start coming up against the Angels might not be the best time to start him.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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