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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Giants on Friday.
Hosmer singled in the fourth inning before launching a game-tying two-run home run in the sixth off of Sam Selman. The two-hit game brings Hosmer's average up to .305 with four home runs and three stolen bases through 133 plate appearances. The 31-year-old first baseman has been a solid producer across the board hitting in the middle of the Padres lineup.
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Buster Posey went 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored, two RBI, and two walks in a 5-4 win over the Padres on Friday.
Posey got the Giants on the board in the third inning with a two-run shot off of Blake Snell. He went the opposite way and hit the ball out to right-field -- not an easy feat in Oracle Park. The 34-year-old backstop looks like he's back as one of the top catchers in the game after a year away from baseball with eight home runs and a .397/.371/.461 slash line through 82 plate appearances.
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Anthony DeSclafani allowed three runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday.
DeSclafani had been cruising through five innings before running into trouble in the sixth. The frame started with a single by Jorge Mateo before Trent Grisham launched a two-run shot to center field. A double by Manny Machado would end the day for DeSclafani and the inherited runner would score on a home run by Eric Hosmer. Despite the three runs, the 31-year-old right-hander has enjoyed a strong bounce-back season with a 2.40 ERA after Friday's action. He'll get a nice matchup agains the Pirates his next time out.
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Jake McGee struck out the side to earn the save against the Padres on Friday.
McGee and the Giants needed this one, as the 34-year-old southpaw had been struggling of late. McGee issued a walk to Jake Cronenworth to start the inning before getting Victor Caratini and Jurickson Profar to strike out swinging. Ha-Seong Kim would enter as a pinch-hitter and McGee got a favorable called third strike to end the game before the top of the order could come up with two on and two outs. It was the eighth save of the season for McGee -- first since April 22.
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Blake Snell surrendered four runs on one hit and six walks with five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Friday.
Snell struggled to find the strike zone on Friday, throwing only 46-of-95 pitches for strikes and issuing six free passes. After walking Austin Slater to lead off the third inning, Buster Posey took Snell deep to put the Giants on the board. Snell walked two more in the fifth before his day was done and the bullpen would allow the inherited runners to score. The 28-year-old left-hander is in line for a matchup against the Rockies in Colorado next week.
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Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double against the Angels on Friday.
Betts hit a ground-rule double off of Griffin Canning in the fifth inning, then hit his fourth homer of the season in the ninth off of Patrick Sandoval. The 28-year-old fantasy star has underperformed expectations through this point, but he's certainly capable of turning it around in a hurry. Two extra-base hits in this one helps. Betts has been a bit unlucky, with a .277 expected batting average to a .257 average through 128 plate appearances.
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David Fletcher went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and three RBI against the Dodgers on Friday.
Fletcher drove in two runs in the second inning with a base hit off of Julio Urias to put the Angels up 4-1. He added another single in the fifth and came around to score on a double by Shohei Ohtani. The 26-year-old second baseman kept it going with an RBI double in the sixth inning. The three-hit game brings Fletcher's batting average up to .276 with 20 runs scored and 13 RBI over 142 plate appearances. The Angels' leadoff man doesn't provide much in terms of power and speed, but will continue to be a contributor in batting average and runs as a middle infielder in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues.
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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI, and a stolen base in a 9-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Trout singled in the fifth inning and swiped second base for his first steal of the season. He later legged out a triple that scored Shohei Ohtani when AJ Pollock misplayed a ball in left field. Despite the lone stolen base, the 29-year-old superstar has been one of the best players in fantasy with a .385/.496/.740 slash line, eight homers, 21 runs scored, and 18 RBI over 117 plate appearances.
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