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Fred Zinkie

Red-hot Red Sox could mash at Fenway

Also consider Mazara, Cano, Sale tonight

Red-hot Red Sox could mash at Fenway

Welcome to DraftKings fantasy baseball, the Official Daily Fantasy Game of Major League Baseball.

The players listed below could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Tuesday.

Xander Bogaerts: Hitting .346 with 25 RBIs and 33 runs across 199 plate appearances, the shortstop has been one of the most productive players at his premium position this season. From the No. 3 spot in a potent Red Sox lineup, Bogaerts could post a difference-making total in DraftKings contests when he brings his lifetime .858 OPS against left-handers (.702 vs. righties) into a matchup with Rockies southpaw Jorge De La Rosa (career 4.64 ERA, 1.44 WHIP).

Jackie Bradley Jr.: In the midst of a hitting streak that has spanned 27 games, the outfielder will bring a red-hot bat and a lifetime .736 OPS against left-handers (.696 vs. righties) into a matchup with the southpaw De La Rosa (10.18 ERA, 2.07 WHIP in 2016). Bradley Jr. could also excel late in the game against a Rockies relief corps that ranks 26th in baseball with a 4.32 ERA.

Bradley Jr. extends hit streak

Dustin Pedroia: From the No. 2 spot in a talent-laden Red Sox lineup, the second baseman could deliver in DraftKings contests when he brings his lifetime .304/.388/.456 slash line against left-handers into a matchup with the southpaw De La Rosa and an unreliable Rockies relief corps.

Chris Young: With a lifetime .842 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .702 mark vs. righties, the outfielder could excel against De La Rosa. In his career, De La Rosa has allowed right-handed hitters such as Young to post a .798 OPS (.638 OPS allowed to lefty batters).

Mitch Moreland: As a big leaguer, Moreland has posted a .792 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .647 mark vs. lefties. The first baseman could drive in multiple runs when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against Angels righty Jhoulys Chacin (career 4.06 FIP, 1.34 WHIP).

Nomar Mazara: The rookie outfielder could improve on his impressive .323/.377/.538 slash line against right-handers when he bats at his offense-inducing home park against the righty Chacin, who has logged a 5.21 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP this season.

Jose Abreu: The first baseman is a prime candidate to go deep when he takes his lifetime .298/.357/.531 slash line against right-handers into a matchup at his hitter-friendly home park against Indians fly-ball-prone righty Josh Tomlin (career 1.5 HR/9 rate).

Abreu's RBI single

Mike Trout: With a lifetime .286/.397/.519 slash line against left-handers, Trout has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. The outfielder could excel when he bats at hitter-friendly Globe Life Park in Arlington against lefty Martin Perez, who in his career has allowed right-handed batters such as Trout to post a .760 OPS (.650 OPS allowed to lefty batters).

Robinson Cano: The second baseman has recorded impressive career numbers on the strength of his lofty .317/.364/.525 slash line against right-handers. Hitting .288 with 12 homers across 177 at-bats this season, Cano will be ready to post a game-changing total in DraftKings contests when he faces A's righty Kendall Graveman (career 4.42 ERA, 1.44 WHIP).

Cano's RBI single

Kyle Seager: In his career, the third baseman has produced an .802 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .702 mark vs. lefties. Seager could go deep or drive in multiple runs at the expense of Graveman, who has logged a 5.48 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP this season.

Leonys Martin: With eight homers and seven steals across 156 plate appearances, the outfielder has made a major impact in many 2016 DraftKings contests. Martin could contribute in multiple ways when he brings his lifetime .717 OPS against right-handers (.579 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Graveman.

Justin Verlander: With a 4.58 ERA this season, the right-hander could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he works at home against a Phillies lineup that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .656 OPS against righties.

Jimmy Nelson: Having produced a 3.07 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP this season, the right-hander has emerged as a reliable option for DraftKings participants. Nelson could excel in a matchup at pitcher-friendly Turner Field against a Braves lineup that ranks 29th in the Majors in OPS vs. right-handers (.643) and last in baseball in total home runs (18).

Chris Sale: Sitting at 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP, the left-hander has been arguably the most effective starter in the Junior Circuit this season. Sale could post an impressive total in DraftKings contests when he brings his stellar lifetime 2.82 ERA and 10.1 K/9 rate into a matchup with the Indians.

Sale's third complete-game win

Nathan Karns: With a 3.33 ERA this season, the right-hander could be a stellar second starter in DraftKings contests when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against an A's lineup that ranks 26th in the Majors with a .683 OPS against righties. Karns could combine a handful of effective innings with a win if his supporting cast can have success against Graveman.

Jeff Samardzija: With a 2.66 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP this season, Samardzija is back on track after an inconsistent 2015 season. The right-hander will be in prime position to post a game-changing total in DraftKings contests when he works at his offense-suppressing home park against a Padres lineup that ranks last in baseball with a .618 OPS against righties. Also working in Samardzija's favor: San Diego has struck out more times (428) than all but one team in the Majors.

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Sunday's games.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.