Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, a walk, and his first stolen base of the season Friday against the Athletics.
Longoria has now hit safely in nine out of his last 10 games, but his batting average has actually gone down from .283 to .282 during that time. He currently has five home runs, which puts him on pace for his worst power season since his injury-plagued season in 2012.
Steven Souza smacked a solo homer and stole a base against the Athletics on Friday.
Souza also drew a walk and scored twice. The 26-year-old is hitting just .229 on the year and has struck out in 38 percent of his plate appearances, but he's remained useful in fantasy leagues with seven home runs and seven stolen bases.
Stephen Vogt launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rays.
It was his 10th home run of the season and his first since May 12. With a .309/.408/.610 batting line to go along with 31 RBI, the 30-year-old has been the top fantasy catcher so far this season.
Yasmani Grandal was forced to leave Friday's game against the Padres after being hit in the head by Yangervis Solarte's backswing.
Grandal attempted to remain in the game but had to be replaced by A.J. Ellis to start the fifth inning. He's likely to be evaluated for a possible concussion. Consider him day-to-day.
Ryan Braun homered and drove home four runs on Friday, leading the Brewers in an 11-0 rout over the Braves in Atlanta.
Braun got the Brewers started with a bang, blasting a two-run homer off Eric Stults in the first inning. He finished the night 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and also drew a walk, reaching safely in all four of his plate appearances. After a slow start to the season, he has come on strong in recent weeks and is now slashing .273/.346/.538 with 11 homers and 33 RBI.
Wily Peralta hurled four scoreless innings against the Braves on Friday before departing due to tightness in his left side.
Peralta allowed just one hit and a pair of walks while punching out two. His team had staked him to an early 10-0 lead, so the tightness in his side must have been a real concern for the Brewers to not let him go back out for the fifth inning. At this point, his next scheduled start against the Brewers on Wednesday could be in jeopardy.
Cameron Maybin went 1-for-3 and swiped his sixth base of the season as the Braves were shut out by the Brewers on Friday.
Maybin also drew a walk in the ballgame. He's seeing fairly regular playing time in the Braves outfield, and hit out of the second spot in the lineup on Friday, which makes him an interesting commodity in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues. With the 1-for-3 effort, Maybin is now hitting .258/.357/.423 on the year.
Jeff Samardzija held the Twins to two runs and three hits over eight innings in a victory Friday.
Samardzija fanned nine, besting his previous season high in strikeouts by two. He's now 4-2 with a 4.28 ERA and a 49/12 K/BB ratio in 51 innings for the season. If he keeps striking out four batters for each one he walks (hardly an impossibility, considering he was at nearly 5:1 last season), his ERA should continue to drop.