UPDATES & NEWS
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a walk in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Nationals.
Stanton is now slashing .279/.380/.512 with six extra-base hits (2 HR), eight RBI and six runs scored since returning from the All-Star break, as he has picked up right where he left off in the first half. He is now sitting with 23 home runs and 71 RBI on the season, while ranking in the top 10 in every power category. Although the addition of both Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones were not that attractive this past off-season, they have certainly provided Stanton with enough protection to allow him to have a monster season up to this point. 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