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7/30/2016 Ricky Nolasco, Min, P
Nolasco was brilliant for a season-high eight innings Friday, allowing one run and three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in a 12-inning win over the White Sox.

Analysis: Nolasco's best performance of the season may have come at a very good time for the Twins because he has been among the names rumored to be on the block with the trade deadline approaching. He's provided Minnesota with a quality start in four of his last five outings.
7/30/2016 José Quintana, CWS, P
Quintana surrendered a run and seven hits in six innings Friday, walking one and striking out nine in a 12-inning loss at Minnesota.

Analysis: The left-hander has a 0.93 ERA in three starts since the All-Star break, fanning 20 through 19 1/3 innings. Quintana is next scheduled to pitch Thursday in Detroit, a place where he has a career 5.62 ERA. Most recently, he was tagged for five runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings in a loss at Comerica Park on June 5.
7/30/2016 Brian Dozier, Min, 2B
Dozier reached base three times Friday and scored a run in a 2-1, 12-inning win over the White Sox.

Analysis: Dozier has a 1.027 OPS during a seven-game hitting streak. He's batting .300 at home since the beginning of June after being at .173 through the end of May.
7/30/2016 Adam Eaton, CWS, RF
Eaton homered to lead off Friday's game in Minnesota, but the White Sox lost 2-1 in 11 innings.

Analysis: That is Eaton's only hit in 12 at-bats over the past three games. However, he's gone deep three times in his last six games.
7/30/2016 Todd Frazier, CWS, 3B
Frazier missed Friday's loss to the Twins due to the flu.

Analysis: Rumors have swirled that Frazier could be on the trading block with the White Sox having fallen down the wild-card standings, so some wondered whether Frazier's absence wasn't just about an illness. He's second in the majors with 29 homers but is batting .212 in his first season with the White Sox.
7/30/2016 Jeff Samardzija, SF, P
Samardzija coughed up four runs and seven hits over six innings in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Nationals.

Analysis: Samardzija has gone 2-5 with a 6.29 ERA over his last 11 starts.
7/30/2016 Max Scherzer, Was, P
Scherzer stymied the Giants on Friday, allowing one run and five hits over seven innings in a 4-1 win.

Analysis: Scherzer has been outstanding in his last six starts with a 3-1 record and 1.09 ERA.
7/30/2016 Conor Gillaspie, SF, 3B
Gillaspie gave the Giants a lift by going 2 for 4 with a double in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Nationals.

Analysis: Gillaspie has gone 6 for 11 with a home run, double and three RBIs in his last four games.
7/30/2016 Jayson Werth, Was, LF
Werth went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 4-1 win at San Francisco.

Analysis: Werth is hoping to get on track after he had been hitting .196 over his previous 16 games.
7/30/2016 Collin McHugh, Hou, P
McHugh was roughed up for eight runs and 10 hits in just 1 2/3 innings of Friday's 14-6 loss to Detroit.

Analysis: He allowed 12 earned runs over 43 1/3 innings while going 2-1 in his previous seven starts.
7/30/2016 Justin Upton, Det, LF
Upton belted a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Astros.

Analysis: He is 6 for 14 in his last four home games.
7/30/2016 Tyler Collins, Det, CF
Collins belted a three-run homer for one of his two hits Friday.

Analysis: Despite batting .204, Collins is trying to make a case that he should remain on the roster when J.D Martinez returns soon from injury. Collins has five RBIs in his last three games.
7/30/2016 Cameron Maybin, Det, CF
Maybin had three hits with two RBIs on Friday.

Analysis: He has five hits in his last two contests.
7/30/2016 James Loney, NYM, 1B
Loney homered for one of his two hits Friday.

Analysis: Loney is batting .319 in his last 13 games.
7/30/2016 Ryan Raburn, Col, LF
Raburn was a late scratch from the starting lineup Friday after bruising his left knee in batting practice.

Analysis: "I think an overthrow when pitchers were doing their throwing program down the line. One got away and hit Raburn right in the knee so it swelled up pretty good," manager Walt Weiss said.
7/30/2016 Carlos González, Col, RF
Gonzalez homered and drove in four runs Friday for the surging Rockies.

Analysis: He is batting .325 with 11 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak.
7/30/2016 Charlie Blackmon, Col, CF
Blackmon had four hits for the surging Rockies on Friday.

Analysis: He was 3 for 22 in his previous six contests.
7/30/2016 Tyler Chatwood, Col, P
Chatwood threw seven innings of three-hit ball, allowing a run in Friday's 6-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field.

Analysis: Chatwood is 6-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his last 13 road starts, dating to 2013.
7/30/2016 Jake Odorizzi, TB, P
Odorizzi shined Friday when he allowed six hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings in a 5-1 win over the Yankees.

Analysis: Odorizzi, who has been the subject of trade rumors, is 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA over his last three starts.
7/30/2016 Edinson Vólquez, KC, P
Volquez allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out five in six innings Friday.

Analysis: In five starts this month, Volquez is 1-2 and has allowed at least three runs in three of those outings.
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