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Bits: Ryan Doumit finally breaks out

Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit homered and drove in four runs Thursday, easily his best game of the season. Sure, Doumit's performance fell short of what New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (3 home runs, 4 RBIs) accomplished in the same game, but Doumit's the one available in 99 percent of leagues. If he can hit 12 more home runs -- and he can -- then the occasional right fielder can be worth owning in 12-team leagues.

• Doumit hit his home run off Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes, who delivered an uninspiring, yet victorious, outing. Hughes allowed six runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings, and his ERA stands at 6.75. With Andy Pettitte and Michael Pineda looming, Hughes might not be long for starting duty. Fantasy owners already should have been looking elsewhere.

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Vance Worley rebounded from a moribund first outing with seven shutout innings in San Diego Thursday, including a career-high 11 strikeouts. OK, so it's the weak-hitting Padres, but Worley was a strikeout option as a rookie as well. He's more than a matchups pitcher, and he faces the injury-depleted Diamondbacks next.

• Speaking of Arizona, it's getting close to Trevor Bauer time; the 21-year-old boasts a 0.57 ERA at Double-A Mobile, while current Diamondbacks fifth starter Josh Collmenter sports a 10.22 ERA after Thursday's outing against the Atlanta Braves. Collmenter, overrated by a misleading rookie season and paying the price now, allowed the Braves four runs in 5 1/3 innings, his best outing of the season.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick hit his second home run of the season Thursday, and also doubled off struggling St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. For Ludwick, now hitting .229, he's been missing opportunities. Reds cleanup hitters, generally right-handed and splitting lefties Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in the lineup, have a composite .135 batting average. Ludwick could knock in many runs if he starts hitting.

• Fantasy owners seem excited about Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who entered Thursday with a surprising .351 batting average. Today it's .341 after a 1-for-4 performance against the Chicago White Sox, and he struck out three times. Davis has one walk and 11 whiffs. His career batting average is .255. In other words, if you add Davis now and watch his season average fall 100 points, you won't like it.