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B.J. Upton's power, Guthrie's hot streak

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. Upton smacked three solo home runs Sunday against the Texas Rangers, giving him 21 on the season. Upton is a pending free agent, and while he has generally been a reliable producer of homers and stolen bases, since 2009 he has also been a consistent batting average killer. Now 28, there's little reason to expect different no matter where he ends up in 2013.

Miami Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco threw a four-hit shutout at the Washington Nationals on Sunday, striking out six and lowering his ERA to 4.40. Nolasco similarly shut out the Nationals two starts ago. Of course, he has angered fantasy owners with inconsistency in the past, and he remains risky for those that add him for his next outing against the Cincinnati Reds.

Kansas City Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie tossed eight shutout innings against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, allowing six hits and no walks, and he continues to help AL-only owners and those in deep formats. Since coming over from the Colorado Rockies, Guthrie boasts a 3.23 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 10 outings. He's readily available and enticing against the Angels next weekend.

Houston Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer off Reds ace Johnny Cueto on Sunday. Two days earlier, Dominguez launched a ninth-inning three-run shot off Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. Dominguez, acquired from the Marlins in the Carlos Lee trade, is known for terrific defense, not power. Dominguez hit nine home runs for two Triple-A teams this season and batted .257 overall, so he's not really worth adding yet.

Baltimore Orioles left-hander Zach Britton saw his four-game winning streak snapped by the New York Yankees on Sunday, as he permitted five hits, five walks and five runs in 3 1/3 messy innings. Prior to Sunday, Britton had allowed three runs over four starts (28 2/3 innings), and fantasy owners shouldn't forget that his next scheduled appearance is Saturday in Oakland.

Pittsburgh Pirates middle infielder Brock Holt stroked three hits in a losing effort Sunday, raising his batting average to .414 over 29 at-bats. Holt, who has been filling in for injured Neil Walker (back injury), hit .344 across two minor league levels this season and .317 in 371 career minor league games. Holt doesn't bring much power or base-stealing prowess, but he should keep playing and hitting singles.