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R.A. Dickey allowed 11 hits and three runs (all earned) while walking three and striking out two over six innings Tuesday night against the Pirates in Atlanta. The game ended some three hours later after a lengthy rain delay but the Braves came away with a 6-5 victory off of a walk-off hit from newly acquired Matt Adams in the ninth. This was Dickey's fifth quality start of the season and he carries a 3-3 record to go with a 4.17 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. He will pitch again Sunday against Johnny Cueto and the Giants in San Fransisco.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves' are probably satisfied with Dickey thus far but in terms of fantasy value, the cupboard is pretty bare. His K/9 0f 4.67 and BB/9 of 4.00 just don't overcome the occasional quality start or win, even if he is eating some innings for you. Too many other, more viable options out there on the wire that carry more upside.

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Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-3 on Tuesday against the Cubs, extending his hitting streak to 10 straight games.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez has raised his average almost 30 points during the hitting streak, and has hit two homers, stolen five bases, and added seven runs scored and nine RBIs. After a slow start, Nunez has begun to play like the 2016 version of himself, one that has a ton of fantasy value. Expect him to continue his hot streak for the foreseeable future and, at the very least, be a solid source of steals the rest of the way.

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Michael Conforto had a huge day at the plate on Tuesday night. Conforto went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Two of hits were homers.

Fantasy Impact: Conforto has been the only bright spot for the Mets this season. His average is .333 and his OPS is a staggering 1.138. Conforto was either drafted very late or didn't get drafted in just about every season-long fantasy league. If he happens to be available to be picked up in your league, grab him. It's highly unlikely he isn't, but try and get him if you don't own him.

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Austin Hedges finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a sacrifice RBI in the Padres' 9-3 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Hovering around the Mendoza line for most of the year, Hedges has not provided much power stats as of late sapping his fantasy appeal. The RBI was his first since May 12 and that was also the last time he hit one out. Hedges is slashing .210/.272/.420 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs.

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Neil Walker had a good game on Tuesday night. Walker went 2-for-4 at the plate with one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Walker started off very slowly, but has turned it on the past few weeks. His OPS now sits at .732 on the year. Walker is a good position player that will help your bench or pickup for an injured player.

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Yangervis Solarte finished 2-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Solarte is not having a nice May, slashing .159/.250/.238 with a home run and five RBIs in 19 games so maybe the nice effort sparks something at the plate for him although his 22.8 percent hard-hit rate is somewhat alarming. You can do better at 2B or 3B in most standard formats until he gets sorted out.

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The Twins beat the Orioles 2-0 on Tuesday. Jonathan Schoop reached base twice and finished 1-for-2 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the loss, this was a productive day at the plate for Schoop. He is hitting .270 on the year, which is a little higher than his career average. His other numbers like BABIP and SLG percentage are all in line as well. Schoop should be owned in larger leagues, but he has more value as a cheaper option in DFS.

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Wil Myers finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Padres' 9-3 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Yuck; that's now five consecutive hitless games with nine strikeouts over the past week including a pair of hat-tricks. Despite the slump, Myers is still slashing .272/.317/.527 with 11 home runs and 27 RBIs which gives you a solid idea of just how good he'd been prior to this past week. He should get things righted soon.

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The Red Sox came out swinging and won 11-6 over the Rangers on Tuesday. Shockingly, no one hit a HR for the Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia hit a double though. He finished 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Pedroia is hitting .293 on the season, but he is hitting .316 over his last 30 games. He also has two HR and 14 RBI during that span. These numbers are in line with his career averages and he should maintain them throughout most the season. Pedroia should be owned in all formats.

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Victor Martinez, activated from paternity leave on Monday, finished 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: V-Mart returned to action following the birth of his third child but has run into Astros pitching, going 0-for-5 over two games. He reached base and came around to score in yesterday's loss on a HBP by reliever Chris Devenski.

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Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning against the top of the White Sox lineup to pick up the save in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 victory on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The save was Rodney's 11th of the season in 13 chances. As usual, Rodney seems to convert more saves than he blows to hold onto the closer role despite a 7.56 ERA on the season. He will continue to work the ninth inning for the Diamondbacks and is worth owning in leagues where every closer is rostered.

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Patrick Corbin evened his record at 4-4 with six solid innings of three-run ball during a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Corbin scattered eight hits while allowing two home runs with five strikeouts and one free pass in 91 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Corbin has picked up two wins in his last three starts despite a 5.50 ERA during that stretch. Corbin should continue to pick up some wins thanks to the high-powered Diamondbacks' offense but doesn't offer much else to fantasy owners with a 4.40 ERA and 7.38 K/9 this season. Consider Corbin as a spot starter in standard leagues when he has a favorable matchup.

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Kyle Seager went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in the Mariners' 10-1 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Seager hasn't displayed much extra-base hit power this season with only five doubles, four homers and a triple through 43 games played. He has a long way to go to match last year's 69 extra-base hits in 158 games. Fantasy owners should stay patient with the 29-year-old third baseman.

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Michael Fulmer surrendered one run on eight hits over seven innings while striking out four in a tough loss to the Astros on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Fulmer gave up an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning to José Altuve and that's literally all it took. He'd scatter another seven hits across the next six innings of solid work but didn't receive any support from the lineup as the Astros cobbled together a four-pitcher effort led by a dominant Brad Peacock in an emergency spot-start to one-hit the Tigers. The hard-luck loss dropped Fulmer to a 5-2 record with a sweet 2.55 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 60 innings. He gets the White Sox next.

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Aaron Hicks was one of the lone bright spots for the Yankees with a solo home run off Royals' starter Danny Duffy in the fourth inning. Hicks added a walk, going 1-for-3 in the 6-2 loss on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hicks' homer on Tuesday was his eighth of the season, already matching his total from last season. His career-high mark of 11 home runs in 2015 should be obtainable for the 27-year-old outfielder, who is enjoying a breakout season so far. In 33 games, Hicks has a .293 average with eight homers, 20 RBIs, 24 runs and six steals. His playing time is a little sporadic in the crowded Yankees' outfield which limits him to fantasy consideration only in deeper mixed leagues until an injury frees up more consistent playing time.

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Miami Marlins closer A.J. Ramos allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramos was pitching in the ninth inning of an 11-6 game, but made it far more interesting than it needed to be. He ultimately survived the inning and the Marlins got the win, but it was not a save situation for Ramos. He's been frustrating to own this season in fantasy, but he can only get better from here.

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The White Sox fell short as Jose Abreu hit his 100th HR on Tuesday. Leury Garcia continues to hit well and finished 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia is hitting .315 over the last 30 games. He has four HR and 13 RBI over that span. If you need some help in the outfield, look to add Garcia as he is only 6.8 percent owned in ESPN leagues.

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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena pitched poorly on Tuesday, allowing six runs on four hits and two walks in five innings. He earned a win though, as the Marlins defeated the Athletics 11-9.

Fantasy Impact: Urena has been getting away with awful peripherals so far this season, but it somewhat caught up to him in this one. He's 2-2 with a 3.08 ERA, but more starts like this can be expected. He's not a fantasy option.

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The White Sox fell 5-4 to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Tim Anderson hit leadoff and doubled on the night. He finished 1-for-5 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has been hot during the month of May. Over his last 30 games, Anderson is hitting .315 with four HR and nine RBI. He is only 15 percent owned in ESPN leagues and should be added in most formats.

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The Cardinals fell 2-1 to the Dodgers on Tuesday. The game went into extra innings, but Jedd Gyorko was unable to help his team offensively. Gyorko finished 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Gyorko is a guy to sell, but the window might be too late. He is hitting .318 on the season, but only .250 over his last seven games. His BABIP is currently .389, but with a career average BABIP of .278, Gyorko is obviously seeing some luck. The luck looks to be running out though, so try to sell him high while you still can.

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