Beat the Streak: Weekend, July 24-26



Today’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Indians starter Aaron Laffey

Kendry Morales, 1B, Angels
Batted .377 (29-for-77) during 20-G hitting streak from June 24-July 22

Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers
Batted .324 (22-for-68) during 17-G hitting streak from June 29-July 22

Saturday’s recommended picks

Chone Figgins, 3B, Angels
.600 AVG (6-for-10) lifetime vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

David Wright, 3B, Mets
.545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Astros starter Russ Ortiz

Freddy Sanchez, 2B, Pirates
.500 AVG (17-for-34) lifetime vs. D-backs starter Doug Davis

Sunday’s recommended picks

Joe Mauer, C, Twins
.538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies
.500 AVG (4-for-8) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer; Wellemeyer: .320 AVG against in ’09

Michael Young, 3B, Rangers
.375 (6-for-16) since ’04 vs. Royals starter Sidney Ponson; Ponson: .333 AVG against in ’09

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

Mark Buehrle’s perfect game thwarted the 7.7 percent of BTS contestants who picked Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford — who owned a sizzling .474 average vs. Buehrle since ’04 — though it didn’t affect anybody in the Top 5.

momfannie remained the top mom with her selection of Ichiro, who went 2-for-4 to boost her streak to 32 games. rbgoulet1 picked a good day for Joe Mauer to snap out of his slump, getting a 3-for-4 effort from the All-Star catcher to remain one game behind in the standings.

matt1448 held onto third place, moving up to 29 games thanks to a 1-for-3 day from Chase Utley, while bigshowmarko took advantage of Ichiro’s big show to take over sole possession of fourth, at 26 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 13.8%, 0-for-0
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 9.2%, 2-for-4
3. Carl Crawford (TB): 7.7%, 0-for-3
4. Chase Utley (PHI): 7.0%, 1-for-3
5. Derek Jeter (NYY): 6.9%, 1-for-4

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