Jefry Marte went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Angels' defeat of the Rangers on Sunday.
Marte smacked a go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning and then slugged a solo homer off Sam Dyson in the ninth. He's batting .176/.250/.333 with two home runs and seven RBI in 16 games this season.
J.C. Ramirez held the Rangers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday for his third win.
Ramirez surrendered an RBI single to Carlos Gomez in the bottom of the first inning and a solo shot to Shin-Soo Choo in the bottom of the fifth. He otherwise pitched well, yielding just four total hits and striking out nine in the Angels' 5-2 victory. Ramirez has looked pretty sharp over the last couple of weeks and might make for a decent streaming option in deeper fantasy leagues moving forward. A tough start against the Astros is next.
Martin Perez surrendered four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Angels.
Perez walked four and gave up eight hits, including a solo homer to Kole Calhoun in the top of the third inning. The 26-year-old left-hander now stands 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.83 WHIP through six starts this season. He's walked 19 batters (with 20 strikeouts) in 31 2/3 innings.
Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo homer but the Rangers fell to the Angels on Sunday.
The fifth-inning dinger brought Texas within one run, but it's the last time they'd get on the scoreboard in the eventual 5-2 loss. Choo is batting .274/.391/.438 with three homers and 11 RBI in 21 games this season.
Miguel Sano finished 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBI on Sunday versus the Royals.
Sano had a three-run homer in the third and RBI singles in the fourth and sixth as Minnesota marched to a 7-5 victory. The 23-year-old slugger is off to a tremendous start this season, with a .316/.443/.684 batting line, seven home runs, and 25 RBI in 23 games. He's on pace for 49 homers and 176 RBI.
Brandon Kintzler allowed a run but earned his seventh save on Sunday against the Royals.
Kintzler gave up a solo homer to Whit Merrifield with two outs in the bottom of the ninth but ultimately helped the Twins secure a 7-5 victory. It was the first run off the Minnesota closer in 2017. He is 7-for-7 in save opportunities.
Phil Hughes allowed four runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings but the Twins defeated the Royals on Sunday.
Hughes wasn't fooling anybody, but he didn't walk a batter and the Minnesota offense backed him with seven runs on 13 hits. Hughes is now 4-1 on the season, though he's registered an ugly 5.06 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings. Up next is a start at home against the dangerous Red Sox.
Kelvin Herrera allowed a run on two hits in a non-save situation Monday versus the Twins.
Herrera hadn't pitched since April 24 and last earned a save on April 19. All part of being the closer on a 7-16 team.