Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Monday.
Perez had an RBI double in the first inning and later added a two-run homer in the third. The 24-year-old has four multi-hit games in his last six and now owns a .269/.302/.424 batting line with 16 home runs and 62 RBI over 125 games.
Yordano Ventura gave up three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings in Monday's win over the Rangers.
Ventura had his last turn in the rotation skipped due to back stiffness, but he was throwing some gas in his return Monday. He held the Rangers scoreless over the first five innings, but gave up one run in the sixth and two more in the seventh before being pulled. All told, he allowed five hits and four walks while striking out seven. The 23-year-old now owns a 3.38 ERA and 132/57 K/BB ratio in 152 innings this season. He'll get the Yankees on Sunday.
Colby Lewis fell to 9-12 after giving up four runs over seven innings Monday against the Royals.
Lewis couldn't solve Salvador Perez, as he gave up an RBI double against him in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third. He was decent against the rest of the Royals' lineup, striking out five batters and walking just one. The veteran right-hander has been better since the All-Star break, but he's not really an option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in Monday's loss to the Royals.
Beltre continues to be a bright spot in a bitterly disappointing season for the Rangers. While fantasy owners were likely hoping for more than 17 homers and 69 RBI at this point in the year, the 35-year-old is currently third in the AL with a .323 batting average and seventh with an .874 OPS. He deserves to enter 2015 as the No. 1 option at third base in fantasy leagues.
Josh Edgin (elbow) is set to undergo an MRI.
Edgin has been battling bone spurs and tendinitis in his pitching elbow for a while now and the condition has flared up on him again. "There is some uncertainty," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We’ll have to see with the doctors. The shot really didn’t help him. When the shot didn’t help very much, he was going to start taking his medicine, hold off until the doctors take a look at it."