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5/28/2017 Brian Dozier, Min, 2B
Brian Dozier went 1 for 5 with an RBI Sunday as the Minnesota Twins fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6. Dozier added a stolen base. He ended the game with a .253 batting average.

Analysis: Dozier is 13 for 40 (.325) with two homers and seven RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak.
5/28/2017 Brandon Kintzler, Min, P
Brandon Kintzler blew his second save, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Sunday. Kintzler struck out two, ending the game with a 2.78 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Kintzler has surrendered three runs in his last 1 2/3 innings after throwing 7 2/3 scoreless in his previous seven appearances.
5/28/2017 Tim Beckham, TB, SS
Tim Beckham went 1 for 7 Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 8-6. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
5/28/2017 Kennys Vargas, Min, 1B
Kennys Vargas went 0 for 8 Sunday as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6. He ended the game with a .258 batting average.

Analysis: Vargas has hit in seven straight games before Sunday's ugly performance. He tied a career high with four strikeouts. Vargas was sent to Triple-A Rochester after the game.
5/28/2017 Evan Longoria, TB, 3B
Evan Longoria went 2 for 6 with a double, a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 8-6. The homer was his seventh of the season. Longoria scored three times. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.

Analysis: Longoria has nine homers and 17 RBIs in his last 14 games overall. He always produces against the Twins, and now has 16 home runs and 57 RBIs in 58 career meetings.
5/28/2017 Miguel Sanó, Min, 3B
Miguel Sano went 1 for 2 Sunday as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6. He ended the game with a .293 batting average.

Analysis: Sano was out of the starting lineup for the second straight day as manager Paul Molitor tries to give the struggling slugger a break. Sano entered as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded in the 11th inning and struck out for the ninth straight at-bat. He is 1-for-15 in his past five games.
5/28/2017 Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B
Zobrist sat out a second straight game with a sore left wrist, but is expected to return to the lineup Monday in San Diego.

Analysis: Zobrist is 13 for 31 (.419) with three homers and five RBIs in his last nine games.
5/28/2017 Kiké Hernández, LAD, CF
Kike Hernandez went 1 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 9-4. The homer was his fourth of the season. Hernandez scored twice. He ended the game with a .253 batting average.

Analysis: Hernandez is 10 for 33 with two homers and five RBIs in his last 12 games, helping the Dodgers go 9-3.
5/28/2017 Kyle Schwarber, ChC, LF
Kyle Schwarber went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4. He ended the game with a .177 batting average.
5/28/2017 Albert Almora Jr., ChC, CF
Albert Almora Jr. went 2 for 3 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4. He ended the game with a .263 batting average.
5/28/2017 Willson Contreras, ChC, C
Willson Contreras went 2 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4. The homer was his fifth of the season. He ended the game with a .241 batting average.

Analysis: Contreras ended a 10-game stretch without a homer, and has knocked in 10 runs in his last 12 games.
5/28/2017 Addison Russell, ChC, SS
Addison Russell went 1 for 2 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4. He ended the game with a .217 batting average.
5/28/2017 Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B
Kris Bryant went 1 for 3 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4. Bryant scored once. He ended the game with a .281 batting average.

Analysis: Bryant went 1 for 11 in the three-game series in Los Angeles, and is 3 for 23 over his last seven contests.
5/28/2017 Javier Báez, ChC, 2B
Javier Baez went 2 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4. The homer was his eighth of the season. He ended the game with a .268 batting average.
5/28/2017 Cody Bellinger, LAD, LF
Cody Bellinger went 1 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4. The homer was his 10th of the season. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.

Analysis: Bellinger struck out three times but also hit his 10th home run in just his 31st game.
5/28/2017 Logan Forsythe, LAD, 2B
Logan Forsythe went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 9-4. He ended the game with a .237 batting average.
5/28/2017 Adrián González, LAD, 1B
Adrian Gonzalez went 1 for 1 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4. He ended the game with a .260 batting average.
5/28/2017 Kenley Jansen, LAD, P
Kenley Jansen did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday. Jansen struck out one, ending the game with a 1.42 ERA and 0.68 WHIP on the season.
5/28/2017 Jon Lester, ChC, P
Jon Lester fell to 3-3, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in 3.1 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4 on Sunday. Lester struck out three, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Lester allowed a season-high six earned runs after yielding eight in his previous four starts over 27 2/3 innings. He failed to complete five innings for the first time since July 24, 2016, at Milwaukee.
5/28/2017 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4. The homer was his 12th of the season. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.

Analysis: Rizzo is batting .326 with six home runs, 11 RBIs and 10 runs in his last 12 games.
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