C. J. Cron 1B/DH LAA 8 Hrs

C.J. Cron went 0-for-3 and struck out twice Friday against the Tigers.

It's kind of odd that while the Angels chose Efren Navarro over Cron a week ago, Cron has started both games over Navarro since the Grant Green injury got him back to the majors. Cron was a certainty to start tonight against the left-handed Drew Smyly, but he also played over Navarro against a righty on Thursday. He's 1-for-7 with five strikeouts since his callup and 10-for-51 (.196) with one homer and an 18/2 K/BB ratio in 51 major league at-bats this month. He should be sitting in favor of Navarro against righties.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 9 Hrs

Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.

Rutledge got the Rockies on the board with an RBI double in the third inning and later had a bases-clearing double in a seven-run seventh. The 25-year-old has hit .308 with three home runs and 16 RBI over 53 games this season and should get regular playing time over the next two weeks with Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list. He should be a useful fantasy shortstop in the meantime.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 9 Hrs

Charlie Morton allowed four runs over six-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

Morton held the Rockies to just one run before he unraveled to begin the seventh inning. He struck out three and walked one in the loss and now sits at 5-10 with a 3.40 ERA and 106/44 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings of work this season. He'll attempt to turn the page next week in another road start, this time against the Giants.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 9 Hrs

Carlos Gonzalez connected for a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

It was his 10th home run of the season and his second since returning from the disabled list. The 28-year-old has posted a .250/.300/.448 batting line through 61 games this season, which isn't quite what fantasy owners had in mind when they invested a first-round pick back in the spring, but there's reason for optimism now that his finger issue has been addressed.

Gregory Polanco RF PIT 9 Hrs

Gregory Polanco went 0-for-5 in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Polanco got off to a red-hot start in the majors, but he's hitting just .125 (6-for-48) over his last 11 games. Ups and downs are to be expected for the 22-year-old rookie and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle continues to stick with him out of the leadoff spot. We wouldn't panic quite yet in fantasy leagues.

Brett Anderson P COL 9 Hrs

Brett Anderson tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Pirates on Friday for his first win of the season, but he was forced to exit due to an apparent blister on his throwing hand.

Anderson didn't give up his first hit until the fifth inning and ended up allowing just two in all. It was a bit of an odd outing, as he struck out just one batter and walked four, but it was good enough to put him in line for the win. Anderson was at 102 pitches when he left the ballgame, so he likely didn't have much left, anyway. After all the injuries he has dealt with in recent seasons, fortunately this one seems minor.

Hector Sanchez C SF 9 Hrs

Hector Sanchez was removed from Friday's game against the Dodgers after taking a foul tip off his mask.

Sanchez looked to be noticeably woozy while sitting in the dugout the next half inning before Buster Posey replaced him behind the dish. He'll undoubtedly be run through the standard concussion protocol, so don't expect to see him back in the Giants lineup for at least the next few days.

Billy Butler DH KC 9 Hrs

Billy Butler hit a pinch-hit go-ahead two-run homer in a 6-4 win over the Indians on Friday night.

The clutch blast came with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was just his fourth home run of the season. While the 28-year-old played the role of hero for the Royals on this night, he's been one of the game's most disappointing players with a weak .266/.320/.353 batting line.

Yordano Ventura SP KC 9 Hrs

Yordano Ventura took a no-decision Friday after yielding four runs (three earned) over 6 1/3 innings against the Indians.

After being knocked around for six runs over 4 1/3 innings last time out, Ventura showed some signs of progress in this one, allowing six hits against one walk and seven strikeouts. An error by Mike Moustakas in the seventh inning eventually allowed the tying run to score. The seven strikeouts from Ventura was his most since May 15. That's nice to see after he didn't strike out one batter in his last outing. He'll bring a 3.63 ERA into a start against the Twins next week.

Aaron Crow RP KC 9 Hrs

Aaron Crow worked a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Indians for his second save of the season.

Crow worked around a one-out leadoff double from Yan Gomes to finish off the win. Greg Holland was unavailable Friday after pitching the previous three days, but he should be good to go for Saturday.