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Date Player
9/30/2016 Kendall Graveman, Oak, P
Graveman gave up just one run and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday while not receiving a decision against the Mariners.

Analysis: He finished the season with a 10-11 record and 4.11 ERA in 31 starts, leading the A's in victories.
9/30/2016 Carlos González, Col, RF
Gonzalez doubled in Thursday's loss at San Francisco.

Analysis: The Rockies return to Coors Field on Friday, to close the season with a series against the Brewers. Gonzalez is .321 with 18 homers and 63 RBIs in Denver compared to hitting .276 with seven home runs and 36 driven in on the road.
9/30/2016 Edwin Díaz, Sea, P
Diaz notched his 18th save Thursday despite allowing a run and three hits in the ninth inning.

Analysis: The rookie right-hander has allowed four runs and eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in his last four appearances while blowing two saves.
9/30/2016 Ariel Miranda, Sea, P
Although he did not get the decision Thursday, Miranda allowed just one run and four hits with six strikeouts and no walks in 5 1/3 innings as Seattle beat Oakland 3-2.

Analysis: Miranda, acquired from Baltimore on July 31 in exchange for Wade Miley, went 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA in six September starts. Over his last four starts, Miranda held opposing batters hitless in eight consecutive at-bats with runners in scoring position.
9/30/2016 Nolan Arenado, Col, 3B
Arenado doubled among his two hits and drove in his major league-leading 131st run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Analysis: The Rockies return to Coors Field on Friday, to close the season with a series against the Brewers. Arenado is batting .312 with 24 homers and 83 RBIs in Denver compared to hitting .277 with 16 home runs and 48 RBIs on the road.
9/30/2016 Jon Gray, Col, P
Gray gave up five runs, eight hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Gray finished his first full season in the majors going 10-10 with a 4.61 ERA. In five September starts, he was 1-4 with a 5.52 ERA, posting a 7.97 ERA in the defeats while striking out a franchise-record 16 in a four-hitter in the lone victory.
9/30/2016 Danny Valencia, Oak, 3B
Valencia went 2 for 4 with a double Thursday.

Analysis: He's 5 for 15 over his last four games.
9/30/2016 Brandon Crawford, SF, SS
Crawford had two hits, drove in a run and scored in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Analysis: Crawford has hit safely in seven of nine games, batting .367 with four RBIs and three runs.
9/30/2016 Ketel Marte, Sea, SS
Marte went 2 for 4 with an RBI on Thursday.

Analysis: He's 4 for 9 with two RBIs over the last two games.
9/30/2016 Mike Zunino, Sea, C
Zunino picked a perfect time to snap out of his slump, delivering a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning as Seattle held on for a 3-2 victory over Oakland on Thursday night.

Analysis: He also had a single after hitting .139 over his previous 25 games.
9/30/2016 Hunter Pence, SF, RF
Pence doubled and scored a run in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Analysis: Pence has hit safely in eight of nine games, batting .323 with six walks and five runs scored.
9/30/2016 Johnny Cueto, SF, P
Cueto pitched seven uneven innings Thursday against the Rockies for his 18th win to help set up the wild race to the finish.

Analysis: Cueto (18-5) overcame a shaky start in his first appearance since being sidelined more than a week with a groin strain. The All-Star right-hander matched his season high of 11 strikeouts, allowed two runs, nine hits and walked one to beat the Colorado for the third time this season. Cueto stamped himself ready to start the NL wild-card game next Wednesday, should the Giants get there.
9/30/2016 Leonys Martín, Sea, CF
Martin went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored Thursday.

Analysis: He's 8 for 17 - all singles - with two RBIs, four runs scored and two stolen bases over the last four games.
9/30/2016 Adam Lind, Sea, 1B
Lind singled twice Thursday as his hitting streak reached 10 games.

Analysis: He's 12 for 37 (.324) over that span but only has one extra-base hit and one RBI.
9/30/2016 Norichika Aoki, Sea, LF
Aoki recorded his second straight two-hit game Thursday.

Analysis: He's batting .355 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 18 games since being recalled Sept. 6.
9/30/2016 Adrián González, LAD, 1B
Gonzalez got the day off Thursday and doesn't have a favorable matchup Friday against the Giants.

Analysis: Gonzalez is batting .189 in 53 career at-bats against scheduled starter Madison Bumgarner.
9/30/2016 Justin Turner, LAD, 3B
Turner doubled among his three hits in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Analysis: Turner is 10 for 18 with six runs in his last five games and is batting .250 with two homers and two doubles in 44 career at-bats against Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco's scheduled starter for Friday.
9/30/2016 Joc Pederson, LAD, CF
Pederson had three RBIs to lift the Dodgers past the Padres 9-4 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

Analysis: Pederson had a pair of doubles after hitting his 25th homer of the season Wednesday.
9/30/2016 Julio Urías, LAD, P
Urias got a final tuneup for what he hopes will be a spot on the Dodgers' postseason roster. The 20-year-old pitched three scoreless innings, striking out five while allowing one hit and two walks Thursday against the Padres.

Analysis: The Dodgers monitored Urias' innings with a spot on the postseason roster in mind. "His stuff was good,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''It is one of those things he wasn't as sharp as we have seen but Julio still finds a way to miss bats. In that three-inning stint, which we wanted to keep it abbreviated, he missed bats.If you have one word to sum up Julio it is `poise,' regardless of the situation and environment.
9/30/2016 Yonder Alonso, Oak, 1B
Alonso recorded his second straight two-hit game Thursday.

Analysis: He's batting .311 over his last 15 contests.
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