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Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Friday against the Padres.

Belt's homer off Huston Street in the ninth scored the Giants' lone run of the game. He's now tied with Giancarlo Stanton, Mark Trumbo, Jose Bautista and Pedro Alvarez for the major league lead in homers.
Apr 19 - 12:57 AM

Omar Infante went 2-for-4 with two RBI on Friday against the Twins.

Infante knocked in Alcides Escobar with an infield single in the third inning and later drove him in again in the fifth inning with a clean single to right field. The veteran infielder is 6-for-28 (.214) with one home run and five RBI since he took a pitch to the face on April 7.
Apr 19 - 12:57 AM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in Friday's win over the Twins.

Escobar was hitting .167 as recently as last Friday, but he has delivered 10 hits in his last 21 at-bats to pull his average up to .294. If he can have a little better luck in the BABIP (batting average on balls in play) department this year, it's fair to expect a rebound season. However, with his lack of patience and power, his upside is limited. His value is tied to his speed.
Apr 19 - 12:57 AM

Josmil Pinto was 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Pinto is hitting just .243 (9-for-37) so far this season, but he has three home runs and 10 walks. That gives him a healthy .404 on-base percentage and a .514 slugging percentage. The 25-year-old is getting at-bats out of the DH spot with Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia on the disabled list, so he's worth considering in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 19 - 12:56 AM

Gregor Blanco went 0-for-4 on Friday and is just 2-for-20 to start the season.

The Giants decided to sacrifice defense for offense and sign Mike Morse to play over Blanco this year. It's worked out for them so far, with Morse hitting .306/.392/.510 in the early going. They'd still certainly like to see Blanco contribute more in his reserve role, though.
Apr 19 - 12:55 AM

Adam Eaton is expected to be in the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday after leaving Friday's game early with a lower body injury.

Eaton sustained the injury while awkwardly rounding first base after his first inning single. His rest on Friday was merely a precautionary measure, and the injury isn't expected to be an issue moving forward.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 19 - 12:42 AM

James Loney went 2-for-4 with four RBI in Friday's 11-5 win over the Yankees.

Loney knocked in two runs with a double in the fourth inning and later delivered a go-ahead two-run single off Adam Warren in the bottom of the seventh inning. The 29-year-old has hit safely in four out of his last five games, including two multi-hit games, but he's still hitting just .235 on the year. If he can't hit for average, he's pretty much useless in fantasy leagues.
Apr 19 - 12:24 AM

Erik Bedard was chased after giving up four runs over 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Yankees.

Bedard was called up last week to pitch out of the bullpen, but the oblique injury to Alex Cobb pushed him into the rotation. He didn't look all that good early on Friday, giving up four runs in the second inning, but he finished fairly strong. Still, the Rays surely would have liked him to work further into the game. The veteran left-hander should stick in the rotation for now, but he's not much of a fantasy option.
Apr 19 - 12:24 AM
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