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Robbie Ray is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Ray has appeared in four games with the Tigers this season (three starts), posting a 4.70 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 9/6 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings. He makes for an interesting streaming option against an Indians squad that has had their difficulties against left-handed pitching.
Jul 13 - 8:14 PM

Chris Johnson had three hits -- including a home run -- three RBI and three runs scored in the Braves' 10-7 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

It's been a big few days for the third baseman, who's got three home runs, seven RBI and five runs scored over the past two games. The strong finish to the first half leaves Johnson with a .277/.301/.378 line. Johnson hit 15 home runs in 488 at-bats in 2012, so maybe the sudden outburst bodes well for his power production in the second half.
Jul 13 - 8:11 PM

Chris Coghlan went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Coghlan has been an absolute force in July, going 20-for-46 (.435) with three homers, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored. Coghlan has also stolen two bases. Coghlan has had some good offensive seasons in the past, so this isn't completely unprecedented, and he's an intriguing mixed league option in deeper leagues in the second half.
Jul 13 - 8:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Cubs on Sunday.

La Stella scored a run in the second inning, but his big damage came on a bases-loaded double in the seventh. La Stella is batting .292/.371/.357 with 12 runs and 17 RBI since being promoted, and with Dan Uggla appearing to be on the way out, La Stella's playing time will be unchallenged in the second half.
Jul 13 - 7:55 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-5 with his first career home run in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Alcantara also doubled in the game, driving in two with his homer against Julio Teheran in the sixth inning. The 22-year-old has been impressive in his first five games with the Cubs, batting .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, a triple, a stolen base, five RBI and six runs scored. His promotion was supposed to be a short-lived stint while Darwin Barney was away on paternity leave, but he's certainly forcing Cubs brass to reconsider that idea with his play to this point.
Jul 13 - 7:43 PM

Julio Teheran allowed four runs on seven hits over seven innings in a win over the Cubs on Sunday.

It wasn't Teheran's best start, as he allowed two home runs among the Cubs' seven hits, but it was good enough for his ninth win. Even with the mediocre start, it was a fantastic first half for the right-hander. Teheran owns a 2.71 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 116/30 K/BB ratio over 136 1/3 innings. He'll go to his first All-Star Game on Tuesday as a result of his strong season thus far.
Jul 13 - 7:38 PM

Travis Wood got roughed up by the Braves on Sunday, allowing seven runs over six innings in a loss.

Wood gave up seven hits and three walks on the day, striking out four. The seven runs allowed snapped a string of seven straight starts allowing three earned runs or fewer. Wood hasn't won since June 15, falling to 7-8 with the loss, and he owns a 4.96 ERA and 1.49 WHIP at the break.
Jul 13 - 7:33 PM

Clay Buchholz struck out 12 while allowing just three hits in an 11-0 shutout of the Astros on Sunday.

It's been a season to forget thus far for the 29-year-old, but Sunday reminded fans just how dominant Buchholz can be when he's on. The right-hander allowed just three singles and didn't walk a batter, using 109 pitches to finish his first shutout of 2014. The start could give him some confidence heading into the season's second half.
Jul 13 - 7:26 PM
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