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Date Player
7/25/2017 Yuli Gurriel, Hou, 1B
Yuli Gurriel went 1 for 4 with two RBIs Monday as the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. Gurriel scored once. He ended the game with a .293 batting average.

Analysis: Of Gurriel's 53 RBIs this season, 20 have come in July and he's knocked in six runs through the first four games of Houston's current road trip. He's hitting for average as well this month, having produced a .352 mark with 13 extra-base hits (5 homers, 8 doubles) in 17 July games.
7/25/2017 Alex Meyer, LAA, P
Meyer was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday with shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to July 21.

Analysis: Meyer improved to 4-5 on Wednesday, allowing one hit and one walk over seven scoreless innings against the Nationals. Meyer struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.74 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season. Meyer retired the first 14 batters and needed only 88 pitches to set a career high in innings. He had walked 41 in his first 60 1/3 innings of the season.
7/24/2017 Justin Verlander, Det, P
Justin Verlander allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Monday. Verlander struck out nine, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Verlander made his 373rd start for the Tigers, moving into a tie with Hal Newhouser for fifth on the franchise's career list. The right-hander's uncertain future meant this may have been his final appearance in Detroit.
7/24/2017 Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B
Ian Kinsler went 2 for 6 Monday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .248 batting average.

Analysis: Kinsler has hit in eight of his last nine games, batting .318 with four doubles, two triples and five RBIs.
7/24/2017 Kelvin Herrera, KC, P
Kelvin Herrera recorded his 20th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Monday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.38 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
7/24/2017 Whit Merrifield, KC, 2B
Whit Merrifield went 0 for 5 Monday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3. He ended the game with a .288 batting average.
7/24/2017 Mike Moustakas, KC, 3B
Mike Moustakas went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Monday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3. The homer was his 29th of the season. He ended the game with a .277 batting average.

Analysis: Moustakas is batting .316 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in his last 14 games.
7/24/2017 Eric Hosmer, KC, 1B
Eric Hosmer went 0 for 5 Monday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Detroit Tigers 5-3. He ended the game with a .311 batting average.
7/24/2017 Victor Martinez, Det, DH
Victor Martinez went 0 for 4 Monday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. He ended the game with a .258 batting average.
7/24/2017 Mikie Mahtook, Det, CF
Mikie Mahtook went 2 for 3 Monday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.
7/24/2017 Jorge Bonifacio, KC, RF
Jorge Bonifacio went 3 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Monday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Detroit Tigers 5-3. The homer was his 14th of the season. Bonifacio scored twice. He ended the game with a .259 batting average.

Analysis: Bonifacio is batting .320 (16 for 50) with three homers in his last 13 games.
7/24/2017 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Miguel Cabrera went 1 for 5 with an RBI Monday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. Cabrera scored once. He ended the game with a .256 batting average.
7/24/2017 Salvador Perez, KC, C
Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Monday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Detroit Tigers 5-3. The homer was his 20th of the season. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.

Analysis: Perez's 20th homer leaves him just two shy of matching his career high set last season.
7/24/2017 Justin Upton, Det, LF
Justin Upton went 1 for 5 Monday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. He ended the game with a .278 batting average.
7/24/2017 Nicholas Castellanos, Det, 3B
Nicholas Castellanos went 0 for 5 Monday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
7/24/2017 Jason Hammel, KC, P
Jason Hammel allowed three runs on five hits and one walk in 5.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Monday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 4.81 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Since posting a 6.18 ERA in his first 10 starts, Hammel has put up a 3.67 mark in his next 10 outings.
7/24/2017 Brandon Moss, KC, 1B
Brandon Moss went 0 for 4 Monday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3. He ended the game with a .206 batting average.
7/24/2017 Drew VerHagen, Det, P
Drew VerHagen fell to 0-1, allowing two runs on three hits in 3.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Monday. VerHagen struck out one, ending the game with a 6.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
7/24/2017 José Iglesias, Det, SS
Jose Iglesias went 0 for 5 Monday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. He ended the game with a .260 batting average.
7/24/2017 Alex Avila, Det, C
Alex Avila went 1 for 5 with two RBIs Monday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Kansas City Royals 5-3. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.
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