Bryce Harper, Plouffe show signs of life 

August, 30, 2012
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Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Ronald Belisario earned his first save of the season Wednesday, retiring five Colorado Rockies in a 10-8 win. He replaced Kenley Jansen, who is out indefinitely with an irregular heartbeat. Jansen has been a top-10 fantasy closer this year, but his season could be over. Belisario, who is having a good season, or Brandon League, who has experience, will vie for the closer role.

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper smacked a pair of home runs Wednesday, giving him 14 in his rookie campaign. Harper has really struggled over the past few months; he entered Wednesday hitting .219 in August and hasn't drawn a walk in nearly two weeks. Owned in 95 percent of leagues, Harper was perfect fantasy trade bait, but now his owners hope he can just keep his batting average above .250.

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Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images Trevor Plouffe has 20 homers in just 318 at-bats this season.
Minnesota Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe homered and knocked in four runs Wednesday. He entered the day hitting .145 in August with nary a home run. After hitting 11 home runs in June, Plouffe's power is legit, but he has been slow to regain his stroke after returning from a hand injury. A streaky hitter but a batting average risk, Plouffe will be very popular if he stays hot.

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