Alex Gordan blasted his 14th home run of the season while adding a walk but it was not enough as the Royals fell to the Rockies 5-2 on Wednesday.
Gordon had a five game hit streak, including four-straight multi-hit performances, come to an end Tuesday, but he picked it right back up with his second home run in four days. The Royals have been on quite the surge lately and it's no coincidence that a Gordon hit streak has something to do with it. Him finishing the season strong will obviously be a blessing to the Royals themselves, but fantasy owners will be freaking out if he can put it together for them finally as well. With a .284/.360/.450 on the year and a hot streak towards the end of the season, Gordon could end up the fantasy MVP for a lot of teams.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Henry Owens will make his spring-training debut Friday.
While Owens' ERA jumped with his move to Triple-A last season, his K:BB spiked, leaving the Red Sox believing that he could be ready fro a jump to the majors soon. He'll debut this spring but will likely open the year at Triple-A to hone his craft. Should he dominate, the team could potentially bring him up for the second half. Analysis: Howard Bender
Hank Conger is dealing with a sore left wrist.
With the Astros saying that Evan Gattis will not play behind the plate at all this season, Conger steps in as the unequivocal back-up to Jason Castro. He's not really competing with Max Stassi who is seeing time in camp right now. Conger is day-to-day but should be just fine in a few days. Analysis: Howard Bender