Today’s recommended picks
Lyle Overbay, 1B, Blue Jays
.444 AVG during 14-G hit streak
Vladimir Guerrero, OF, Angels
10-for-23 (.435 AVG) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields
Magglio Ordonez, OF, Tigers
15-for-30 (.500 AVG) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
There were no changes at the top of the BTS leaderboard, as famillehlg, justinleslie and wildtanners all extended their streaks to 31 games.
The wait was over quickly for famillehlg, who received a first-inning blast from Chipper Jones to keep his run alive. But things were a little more tense for justinleslie, who had to wait until the fifth inning for Hanley Ramirez to pick up his lone hit, and especially for wildtanners, who had to wait until the eighth for Derek Jeter to come through with a home run.
Just behind the leaders, gregnewprague also benefited from Jeter’s late dramatics to remain in fourth place at 30 games. kbg_1992 and wiq_ed, who hold joint custody of the fifth spot, extended their streaks thanks to a fifth-inning single from Aaron Hill.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 15.4%, 1-for-4
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 13.2%, 0-for-4
3. Ian Kinsler (TEX): 7.3%, 1-for-4
4. Chipper Jones (ATL): 6.6%, 2-for-5
5. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 4.9%, 0-for-3