Here’s a look at the unheralded players who played well yesterday.

Yunel Escobar, Toronto Blue Jays
I recommended Yunel as a guy to pick up. He didn’t disappoint on Sunday going 3 for 4 with 2 runs, a Grand Slam and 5 RBIs. He’s 6 for 13 since joining the Jays.

Jhonny Peralta, Cleveland Indians
Peralta went 1-for-4 with two runs, a HR (7) and three RBI (42). He’s hitting .252.

Aaron Cook, Colorado Rockies
Cook threw seven scoreless innings allowing six hits with five Ks. He improved to 4=5 with a 4.56 ERA.

Travis Wood, Cincinnati Reds (pictured)
Wood wasn’t as close to perfection this time around. In fact he took a loss, but it wasn’t his fault. He gave up one run on three hits with six Ks in six innings. He’s 0-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 26-2/3 IP.

Jack Cust, Oakland A’s

Cust went 1-for-4 with a HR (5) and three RBI (22). He’s hitting .287.

Vin Mazzaro, Oakland A’s
Mazzaro gave up one run in 7-2/3 innings. He struck out five while improving to 5-2 with a 3.50 ERA. He’s 3-0 in his last four starts with a 1.93 ERA.

Jose Tabata, Pittsburgh Pirates
Tabata went 3-for-5 with two runs, an RBI, and his ninth SB. He’s hitting .269, and is a good cheap source of stolen bases.

Ronny Cedeno, Pittsburgh Pirates
Cedeno went 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBI to raise his average to .243.

Chris Denorfia, San Diego Padres
Denorfia went 4-for-4 with three runs and a pair of home runs to raise his average to .281.

Ike Davis, New York Mets
Ike went 3-for-5 with two RBI (45) to raise his average to .261.

Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs
Colvin went 3-for-5 with two runs to raise his average to .270. Castro went 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base to improve his average to .294 and extend his modest six-game hitting streak.

Potent Middle Relievers
Brian Sanches, FL: 2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (22 Ks, 30-2/3 IP)
Joel Peralta, WAS:  2 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (12 Ks, 12-1/3 IP)
Chan Ho Park, NYY:  1-1/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (24 Ks, 29 IP)
Joba Chamberlain, NYY:  1-2/3 IP, 1 Run, 3 Ks (43 Ks, 39 IP)
Andy Sonnanstine, TB:  2 IP, 1 Run, 5 Ks (35 Ks, 49 IP)
Frank Francisco, TEX:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (52 Ks, 42 IP)
J.J. Putz, CHW:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (42 Ks, 35-2/3 IP)
Fernando Rodney, LAA:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (27 Ks, 38-1/3 IP)

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