Adrian Gonzalez had three hits, including his fifth homer, and the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 5-3 on Saturday.
Gonzalez actually fell just a triple short of the cycle, driving in a run with each of his three hits. The first baseman was actually on base five times in total, as he was walked twice on the night as well. The rest of the Dodgers' sluggers may be slumping, but Gonzalez looks just fine these days. He's hitting .316/.375/.471 after Saturday's game.
Josh Donaldson finished 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the A's beat the Astros 11-5 on Saturday.
The magic continues for Donaldson, who boasts an outrageous .322/.398/.544 batting line in 49 games this season. He's on pace for 23 home runs and 97 RBI, which would make him a top tier third baseman (or very close to it) in standard mixed fantasy leagues. Some regression should be expected, but the 27-year-old is obviously a viable starting option in most formats right now.
Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with an RBI but the Cardinals lost to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Molina had two singles and a double, raising his average to .339 in the process. The catcher continues to be the Cardinals' most consistent hitter despite having only two home runs on the season. He also scored a run in the contest.
Jason Castro went 3-for-4 with two home runs but the Astros lost to the A's on Saturday in Houston.
Castro launched a solo shot in the first inning, another solo shot in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the sixth. The 25-year-old backstop now has six home runs and is on pace to finish with 20. The batting average and OBP aren't good, but Castro is a decent power threat at catcher in deep mixed fantasy formats.
Matt Kemp was removed as part of a double-switch during Saturday's game after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Kemp was visibly upset with the decision, and he briefly left the dugout after being removed. The center fielder was likely frustrated with his performance of late, as Kemp left five runners on base and is now hitting .261/.313/.344 with just two homers in 47 games. Like the Dodgers, though, fantasy owners can't bench the star, even in the midst of his struggles.
Ted Lilly allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision, and the Dodgers beat the Cardinals on Saturday.
The start was Lilly's first since April 29. He left with the lead but watched the Cardinals score twice in the sixth inning to tie the game, erasing the opportunity for him to pick up his first win of the season. The left-hander gave up just two hits and a walk over the course of the outing, with the Cardinals' first run coming with help from a Nick Punto error. His next start will come Thursday against the Angels.
Mike Minor tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday as the Braves cruised to a 6-0 win over the Mets.
Minor was outstanding once again, striking out 10 batters and allowing only three hits. He also helped his own cause at the plate with a single and a two-run shot. The 25-year-old left-hander has only been shaky in one of his 10 outings this year and is beginning to fan batters at an exceptional rate. He will carry a 2.47 ERA and 0.93 WHIP into his next start against the Blue Jays.
Ike Davis struck out as a pinch-hitter on Saturday.
The 26-year-old first baseman went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts during Friday's rain-suspended game and is now batting .144/.228/.235 with 58 whiffs this year. The Mets are going to have to demote Davis soon.