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Box Score Bits: Porcello, Vazquez shine

Updated: May 13, 2010, 10:48 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

• Struggling pitchers Rick Porcello and Javier Vazquez met Wednesday, having allowed 50 earned runs in 53 innings. Then each fantasy disappointment turned in his best game of the season. Porcello tossed seven shutout innings and won, while Vazquez fanned seven in seven innings, allowing two runs. Buy low on both pitchers before it's too late.

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey shut out the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Wednesday, needing only 90 pitches. He followed in the footsteps of teammate Johnny Cueto, who tossed a one-hitter Tuesday. Bailey entered Wednesday winless in six starts, with a 7.24 ERA. Also, while he was 8-5 in 2009, he was 4-0 against the Pirates. Fantasy owners should use Bailey ... only against the Pirates.

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Colorado Rockies catcher Miguel Olivo finished off a 5-for-5 performance Wednesday with a walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies. He's the third player to do this since 1900. Olivo, who raised his batting average to .274, had been in a 2-for-28 slump and was on ESPN's most dropped list. He won't be on that list for long.

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