Ryon Healy launched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Rays on Saturday.
It was the second homer of his career after being called up last week. He is slashing .281/.303/.563 in 32 at-bats. He has 16 homers combined between the minors and majors this year. At 6-5/225 he is a big man, but was not a huge home run hitter in the minors. He was more of a high batting average guy, having hit over .300 the last two years. Healy has been getting everyday playing time since his call-up and could be a quality fantasy producer the rest of the season.
Cole Hamels allowed only an unearned run over 5 1/3 innings of work in a win over the Royals on Saturday.
Hamels wasn't as efficient as he was in a dominant win over the Cubs his last time out, giving up five hits and walking three on Saturday, but the result was the same. The southpaw has now won six of his last seven decisions and is 11-2 on the year. Hamels owns a shiny 2.87 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 120/50 K/BB ratio ahead of Thursday's rematch with these same Royals.
Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a miniature slump in a big way Saturday, finishing 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Marlins past the Mets 7-2.
Stanton connected for a two-run home run in the third inning, later adding an RBI single. The big night broke a 6-for-27 (.222) stretch dating back to last week's All-Star break. The homer was his 21st of the season. The 26-year-old is hitting .241/.334/.495 with 55 RBI and 44 runs scored on the year.
Jake Smolinski hit a two-run home run to tie the game in the ninth inning of a game the Athletics would win later in the inning on Saturday.
He went 2-for-4 in the game, boosting his line to .324/.375/.528 with six bombs in 108 at-bats. He is obviously deserving of more playing time but will not be fantasy-worthy until he gets it.
Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with an RBI but the Rays lost on Saturday.
He stroked an RBI single in the second inning and added a double later in the game. The part-time player is now batting .230 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 152 at-bats.