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  • HOU Left Fielder #30
    Kyle Tucker is off crutches as he deals with his right shin contusion, and the Astros believe there’s a chance he’ll return from the IL when eligible on Friday.
    No rehab stint here. Tucker hasn’t done any running yet, but he should need only one good day on the field before rejoining Houston’s lineup.
  • MIN Left Fielder #50
    Willi Castro doubled twice and finished with three RBI on Tuesday, leading the Twins to a 7-6 victory over the Rays.
    Castro put Minnesota ahead briefly in a topsy-turvy marathon at Target Field with a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning off Rays starter Aaron Civale. He also recorded another double and walked in this one, reaching base safely in three of his five plate appearances out of the leadoff spot. The 27-year-old has been locked-in at the dish over the last few days, hitting .379 (11-for-29) with one homer and one steal over his last seven games.
  • TB Left Fielder #56
    Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer on Tuesday in the Rays’ loss to the Twins.
    Arozarena took Twins ace Pablo López deep with two outs in the opening frame for his 10th big fly of the season. The 29-year-old has started to show some signs of life lately, batting .273 (12-for-44) with two homers over his last 15 games.
  • MIN Starting Pitcher #49
    Pablo López was crushed for five runs over four innings on Tuesday in a no-decision the Rays.
    The ball was flying on Tuesday night at Target Field as López was tagged for seven hits, including a pair of homers, before a lengthy rain delay brought his outing to a close. He finished with three strikeouts and only issued one walk. The surface results haven’t been inspiring this season, but he still holds a strong 3.47 xFIP, which seems to indicate that he’s been extremely unlucky. He’ll aim to rebound this weekend with a tasty road tilt on Sunday against the Athletics out in Oakland.
  • TB Starting Pitcher #34
    Aaron Civale gave up four runs over 3 2/3 innings on Tuesday in a no-decision against the Twins.
    Civale didn’t end up factoring into the decision as he was long gone before an extended rain delay ground this one to a halt. He managed to keep the ball in the yard, but still surrendered seven hits, and was unable to escape the fourth inning. He finished with five strikeouts and issued a pair of walks. He’ll bring a lackluster 5.42 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 79/22 K/BB ratio across 76 1/3 innings (15 starts) into a road matchup on Sunday against the Pirates.
  • CHC Shortstop #7
    Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer on Tuesday, leading the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Giants.
    Swanson kicked off the scoring in this one with a two-run blast off Giants ace Logan Webb in the second inning. It was his seventh long ball of the year, but third time he’s gone deep since June 1. He’s batting just .192 (20-for-104) with four homers and one steal over his last 30 games.
  • CHC Relief Pitcher #71
    Keegan Thompson struck out the side in the ninth inning on Tuesday against the Giants to record his first save of the season.
    Thompson got the call to protect a three-run lead in the final frame with Héctor Neris and Mark Leiter Jr. seemingly unavailable after both throwing over 20 pitches the previous day. It’s a completely murky situation in Chicago at the moment, but it’s possible Thompson will work his way into the mix for saves moving forward, especially if Neris continues to struggle.
  • CHC Starting Pitcher #35
    Justin Steele gave up two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday in a no-decision against the Giants.
    Steele carried a shutout into the fifth inning before backup catcher Curt Casali delivered a game-tying two-run double, which was enough to extinguish any chance of picking up a win since Chicago’s offense didn’t pull ahead until the eighth inning. He generated 14 swinging strikes, with 13 of them coming on his four-seam fastball/slider combo, and finished with a 31 percent CSW. He’ll carry a strong 3.16 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 56/15 K/BB ratio across 57 innings (10 starts) into a rematch on Monday against the Giants at pitcher-friendly Oracle Park.
  • SF Starting Pitcher #62
    Logan Webb allowed two runs over seven innings on Tuesday in a no-decision against the Cubs.
    Webb coughed up a two-run homer to Dansby Swanson in the second inning on Tuesday evening at Wrigley Field, but managed to keep Chicago’s potent lineup off the scoreboard into the late stages of this one. He struck out five and only issued one walk. The 27-year-old righty has completed six frames in eight consecutive starts since May 10. He’ll bring a solid 2.99 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 82/21 K/BB ratio across 99 1/3 innings (16 starts) into a rematch on Monday against the Cubs back at Oracle Park.
  • LAD Starting Pitcher #21
    The Dodgers are considering stashing Walker Buehler on the injured list after his poor performance at Coors Field against the Rockies on Tuesday.
    It appears this was being discussed even before Buehler gave up seven runs to Colorado, and now the Dodgers have a perfect excuse after Buehler was hit in the hip by a comebacker tonight. Buehler has a 5.84 ERA in eight starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, and the Dodgers are about to get Bobby Miller back from the IL, though he’ll be going into Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s slot. Landon Knack might be the choice to replace Buehler.
  • MIL Starting Pitcher #36
    Tobias Myers blanked the Angels for 6 1/3 innings in the Brewers’ 6-3 victory Tuesday.
    Myers moved to 4-2 with his third consecutive gem; he’s allowed just one run over 20 1/3 innings his last three times out. There’s little here to suggest continued dominance for Myers, but the Brewers have gotten quality results out of average arms and they back their pitchers with above average offense and defense. Myers is certainly a worth play in San Diego next time out.