Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against Houston.
Insight: Dunn has crushed five homers over his last six games and six over his last 10. He has 18 on the year, and his .182 average should be on the rise once his luck turns a little. The DH has just a .177 BABIP.
Description: Toronto DH Edwin Encarnacion has not been fazed by the dominance of Texas starter Yu Darvish.
Insight: Encarnacion is 5-for-10 with two homers and four RBI against Darvish, though he went 0-for-2 against him with two walks and one strikeout on June 8. Encarnacion is hitting .266 with 18 homers, 53 RBI and 40 runs.
Description: Rays DH Luke Scott has a nice matchup Thursday versus Ervin Santana of the Royals.
Insight: Scott is 8-for-21 (.381) with two round-trippers and six RBIs against Santana. If you've been holding onto him despite his injury and .207 average, today would be a good day to get him in the lineup.
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is one of the few hitters in baseball who performs well against Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Butler is 23-for-55 (.418) with two homers, 10 RBI and a 1.075 OPS against Verlander.
Insight: Butler is finally getting his average up where it belongs after a slow start. This matchup should continue his upward push.
Description: Rays DH Luke Scott is a career 0-for-11 with five strikeouts against Boston lefty Jon Lester.
Insight: When Scott can get 400-plus at-bats, he produced 25-to-30 home runs, but injuries have shortcircuited him over the past two seasons. He does most of his damage against right-handers and this matchup should be avoided.
Description: Rays DH Luke Scott is a career 7-for-18 with a pair of homers against Boston right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: When Scott can get 400-plus at-bats, he produced 25-to-30 home runs, but injuries have shortcircuited him over the past two seasons. He does most of his damage against right-handers and Lackey is a favorable matchup.
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez drilled a two-run homer Thursday in a win over Tampa Bay.
Insight: Thursday was Martinez's first multi-hit game since May 27th. Despite his struggles (.231 AVG, .610 OPS), the slugger is still on pace for 81 RBI. Only four catcher-eligible players did that in 2012 (Buster Posey, Miguel Montero, Joe Mauer and Matt Wieters).
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez should be in store for a solid fantasy day Thursday against Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Martinez carries a .417 lifetime average versus the Rays righthander. The Tigers slugger hasn't had a great season (.226, 3 HR, 26 RBI) but we're confident he'll be able to produce on Thursday.