Danny Espinosa keeps on hitting
Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa homered twice and knocked in six runs Monday, continuing his banner first week in the majors. Espinosa is 9-for-16 with three home runs, three doubles and 10 RBIs through five games, three of them starts. Obviously he will cool down, but Espinosa, 23, did have 22 home runs and 25 stolen bases in the minor leagues this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy tossed eight innings of two-hit shutout ball Monday, striking out six. He didn't win because his team didn't score, but Kennedy lowered his ERA to 4.01, its lowest since June. Kennedy, who has allowed 10 hits in his past 22 innings, is available in more than 81 percent of ESPN leagues.
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