J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Hardy got off to a miserable start this season, but he's hitting .284 with six home runs, six doubles and 16 RBI in 22 games this month. Only Troy Tulowitzki has more RBI than Hardy (31) among shortstops.
Freddy Garcia yielded three runs (two earned) in five innings Saturday in a win over the Blue Jays.
All in all, not bad considering how the Blue Jays have been swinging the bats recently. Garcia scattered nine hits while striking out one batter and walking none. The veteran right-hander has a 4.61 ERA and 9/6 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings across his first five starts with Baltimore. While he shouldn't be an option in most fantasy leagues, he's doing fine as a stopgap option in the starting rotation.
Danny Valencia launched a two-run homer and drew a walk in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.
Valencia, who was called up from the minors last week, has now homered in back-to-back games. The 28-year-old is getting a look out of the DH spot now that Adam Jones feels healthy enough to play center field, so give him a shot in AL-only leagues.
Chris Davis went 3-for-4 with his major league-leading 16th homer in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
The home run was a solo shot. Davis cooled down a bit after his ridiculous start to the season, but now he's red-hot once again. The 27-year-old slugger has gone deep in three straight games and five out of his last seven. Meanwhile, his batting line sits at a ridiculous .337/.426/.723 through 47 games. We could be witnessing a true breakout here.