Against Rockies rookie starter Jhoulys Chacin, Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and a three-run homer in a 6-RBI day.
He also went 3-for-5 in an easy Nationals win to improve his .319 average.
Elsewehere around fantasy baseball on Thursday:
Mat Latos — Allowed just one hit in a complete game shutout. Latos struck out six and didn’t walk anyone to lower his ERA to 3.32 and 0.97.
Miguel Cabrera — Scored a run, drove in three and hit a solo homer in a 2-for-4 day. He’s hitting .376
Miguel Olivo — Hit a 2-run homer in a 2-for-3 day. He drove in three runs and is hitting .287.
Ichiro Suzuki — In a 3-for-4 day, Ichiro hit a rare homer. The 2-run shot was his first of the season. He’s batting .348.
Luke Scott — Hit a grand slam in a 2-for-4 day. He’s hitting just .213.
Michael Saunders — One of the Mariners’ top prospects hit a solo homer, scored twice and drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 day.
Justin Verlander — The funk is gone for Verlander, who pitched six shutout innings for win No. 4. Verlander allowed eight baserunners (4 walks) and struck out four. He has a 3.88 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.
Bud Norris — This has not been Bud’s year, but Norris scattered six hits in eight innings to win his second game. He allowed one earned run and walked none while striking out eight. He has a 6.03 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.
Elvis Andrus — Went 4-for-6 with an RBI to improve his batting average to .311.
Johan Santana — In a no-decision, Santana allowed no earned runs and 7 baserunners (1 walk). He struck out five. He has a 3.88 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.