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Aroldis Chapman gave up a walk and a hit but struck out two batters to get his 28th save of the season for the Reds on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Since surrendering four runs back on August 17, Chapman has been on top of his game, allowing just three base runners over his last five innings of work while striking out 11 in that stretch. Having now converted 28 of his first 30 save chances, Chapman remains one of the best closers to won in all of baseball, especially when owning a 85:19 K:BB rate over 43.1 innings. Whoever suggested Chapman wouldn't be the same after suffering a horrific head injury is certainly kicking themselves at this point. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba