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  • Mike Montgomery strikes out five Dodgers
    Mike Montgomery gave up three runs in five innings Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Montgomery kept the Cubs in the game despite allowing six hits, walking four and hitting a batter. It's unclear whether he'll get another start next week. We'd rather see Montgomery in the bullpen than in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Rickie Weeks homers, triples in win
    Rickie Weeks homered and tripled Friday as the Diamondbacks edged the Reds 4-3 in 11 innings.

    Advice: The winning run scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th. Weeks collected his ninth homer and his first triple since 2014, when he was still with the Brewers. Someone should pick him up before the deadline next week; he can be of use off the bench against left-handed pitchers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Braden Shipley effective versus Reds
    Braden Shipley pitched seven innings of one-run ball Friday against the Reds.

    Advice: Shipley had the nice night despite walking four and striking out just one. He's made seven big-league starts now. In the four good ones, he's allowed a total of three runs. In the other three, he's given up 20 runs in 15 2/3 innings. He's still too risky to be considered in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Daniel Hudson takes blown save
    Given the save chance Friday, Daniel Hudson took a blown save after giving up a run against the Reds.

    Advice: At least it was just the one run, which is better than the previous Diamondbacks closers had done of late. Manager Chip Hale indicated that Hudson and Randall Delgado would be his preferred late-inning relievers after Enrique Burgos blew his most recent chance. Delgado pitched a scoreless eighth tonight, so perhaps he'll get the next save chance now. Still, Hudson probably deserves one more chance, since he had been on quite the roll of late. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Angel Pagan hits ninth homer
    Angel Pagan hit his ninth homer Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: It's the second-highest homer total of his career; he hit 11 in 2010. On the heels of a horrid 2015, Pagan has been a fine regular for the Giants this year. He's batting .296/.350/.440 in 365 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Colome gives up back-to-back HRs vs. Astros
    Alex Colome gave up back-to-back homers to blow a save and take the loss Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: It was a night to forget for Colome. The Rays pulled ahead in the top of the ninth inning when Mikie Mahtook slugged a solo homer off Ken Giles, but Colome failed to retire a batter in the bottom of the frame. He gave up a leadoff homer to Carlos Correa to tie things up before Evan Gattis followed that up with a long walk-off homer. This was just Colome’s second blown save in 30 chances this season. He hadn’t allowed a run since July 23, so his job is secure. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Correa hits game-tying homer vs. Rays
    Carlos Correa connected for a game-tying solo homer Friday against the Rays.

    Advice: The Rays grabbed the lead with a solo homer from Mikie Mahtook in the top of the ninth inning before Correa led off the bottom of the frame with a home run of his own. Evan Gattis quickly followed with a walk-off homer to give the Astros the win in dramatic fashion. Correa is now up to 19 homers and 88 RBI through 124 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Dickerson has three doubles vs. Astros
    Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Friday versus the Astros.

    Advice: All three hits were doubles. The third one tied the game in the seventh inning. Dickerson had a solid July, but it has mostly been a rough first season with the Rays. While he has 17 homers, he’s batting just .232 with a .283 on-base percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Phelps struggles Friday against Padres
    David Phelps was chased after giving up four runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: After turning in four straight promising starts since his return to the rotation, Phelps delivered a dud on Friday. He actually held the Padres hitless (with two walks) over the first three innings before things fell apart for him in a 24-pitch fourth inning. It was a disappointing performance for the 29-year-old considering the promising matchup, but he has the Mets and Phillies coming up next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Chris Johnson has walk-off hit vs. Padres
    Chris Johnson delivered a walk-off ground-rule double in Friday’s 7-6 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Johnson wasn’t in the starting lineup, but he came off the bench in the fourth inning and went hitless over his first three at-bats before playing hero in the bottom of the ninth. The 30-year-old was an unlikely candidate, as he’s batting just .230/.288/.347 over 99 games this season. He gets most of his playing time against southpaws, but isn’t even hitting them well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Cosart goes five innings in no-decision
    Jarred Cosart allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Facing his former team, Cosart gave up five hits and walked a pair while striking out three. He left the game in position for the victory, but the bullpen coughed up the lead in the eighth and the Marlins went on to win the game in the ninth. Cosart has allowed one earned run or fewer in three straight starts, but he’s still in search for his first win this season. Maybe next time. He lines up for a start against the Dodgers next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Francoeur has three hits, scores winning run
    Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: All three hits were singles. Francoeur reached on an infield single to begin the bottom of the ninth inning and eventually came around to score the winning run on Chris Johnson’s ground-rule double. We’re not expecting much fantasy value with the move to Miami, but he’s capable of being a useful piece against left-handed pitching. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Leake scratched from start due to shingles
    Mike Leake was scratched from his scheduled start against the Athletics on Saturday due to shingles.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment how much time the right-hander may miss. Rookie right-hander Alex Reyes will start in his place on Saturday and would likely occupy his rotation spot for as long as Leake is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
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  • Alex Reyes to start for Cardinals on Saturday
    Alex Reyes will make his first major league start on Saturday in place of Mike Leake who is dealing with shingles.

    Advice: The 21-year-old right-hander has been impressive in his time out of the Cardinals bullpen, posting a 13/4 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 scoreless innings. He's worthy of a look in all formats for as long as he's in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
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  • Barnhart scratched Friday with sore hand
    Tucker Barnhart was scratched from the Reds lineup on Friday due to a sore right hand.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be very minor and shouldn't cause an extended absence from the lineup. Barnhart could be back behind the dish as early as Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
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  • Tucker Barnhart late scratch from Reds lineup
    Tucker Barnhart was a late scratch from the Reds starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: No reason has been given for the late swap, but it'll be Ramon Cabrera starting behind the dish for the Reds on Friday night against Braden Shipley and the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:35 pm
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  • Hudson moving into late-inning role with ARI
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said late Wednesday that Daniel Hudson will likely be moved into a late-inning role.

    Advice: Hale didn't officially anoint Hudson as the team's new closer, but it's a decent bet he gets the next save opportunity. Hudson earned his 17th hold of the season on Wednesday night against the Braves and has now gone 10 straight appearances without allowing a run after struggling badly in July. Enrique Burgos, meanwhile, has surrendered seven earned runs over his last three innings of work, including four earned Wednesday versus Atlanta. Hale also mentioned Randall Delgado as a possible late-inning guy for the stretch run. Arizona's bullpen is such a mess. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:14 am
  • Marlins announce trade for OF Jeff Francoeur
    Marlins acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from the Braves as part of a three-team trade.

    Advice: Atlanta received minor league catcher Matthew Foley from the Marlins and infield prospect Dylan Moore from the Rangers, sending international bonus pool slot No. 93 to Texas in return. Miami gave up international bonus slots No. 37 and No. 97 to the Rangers. Got all that? Francoeur was batting just .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBI through 276 plate appearances this season for the Braves, but the Marlins were desperate for outfield help with Giancarlo Stanton (groin) ruled out for the remainder of the year. Francoeur figures to see semi-regular starts against left-handed pitching in Miami. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:23 pm
  • Francoeur heads to Miami in three-team deal
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports Jeff Francoeur is headed to the Marlins as part of a three-team trade.

    Advice: Rangers minor league shortstop Dylan Moore will be sent to the Braves and Texas will get international spending money from both Atlanta and Miami. There are some other elements to the trade. Francoeur passed through revocable waivers earlier this month, making him eligible to be dealt to any team. He is batting just .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 276 plate appearances this season for Atlanta, but the Marlins need a right-handed outfield bat with Giancarlo Stanton (groin) done for 2016. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:14 pm
  • Carlos Correa (illness) in Astros lineup Wed.
    Carlos Correa (illness) is in the Astros' starting lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Correa made an early exit from Tuesday night's loss with a stomach bug, but he apparently felt refreshed when he showed back up at Pittsburgh's PNC Park on Wednesday morning. He'll start at shortstop and bat cleanup in the afternoon finale versus Gerrit Cole. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:24 am
  • Correa left game early Tuesday due to illness
    Carlos Correa was lifted from Tuesday's loss to the Pirates due to illness.

    Advice: Correa has been battling a stomach bug and was 0-for-3 when Astros manager A.J. Hinch decided to pull him with his team trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning. They went on to lose 7-1. Alex Bregman moved from third base to shortstop and Marwin Gonzalez took over at the hot corner. Correa might have to be held out of Wednesday afternoon's series finale in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:57 pm
  • Pagan (groin) back in Giants lineup Tuesday
    Angel Pagan (groin) is back in the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Pagan tweaked his groin while making a catch in the outfield Saturday against the Mets, but he escaped a serious injury. He'll start in left field and bat second on Tuesday night against righty Kenta Maeda. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • Weeks (ankle) has pinch-hit single Monday
    Rickie Weeks (ankle) had a pinch-hit single Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: Weeks left Saturday's game with a mild right ankle sprain, but it's not a major concern. The 33-year-old has been useful in part-time duty this season, batting .252 with eight homers and a .796 OPS over 92 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:26 am
  • Carlos Correa plates two in victory Sunday
    Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Astros topped the Orioles 5-3 in a rain-soaked contest on Sunday.

    Advice: Correa's two-run double in the fifth inning increased the Astros advantage to 4-1 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He also swiped his 11th base of the season in the ballgame. With his two-hit day, Correa is now hitting .272/.365/.468 with 18 homers and 86 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:01 pm
  • Braden Shipley crushed in loss to Padres
    Braden Shipley was crushed in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The rookie right-hander punched out five on the afternoon while walking only one. The Padres victimized him with a pair of long balls in the contest, Travis Jankowski belting a two-run shot in the third inning and Alex Dickerson adding a solo shot in the sixth. It's the second straight brutal outing for Shipley who now owns a troublesome 5.45 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season. He'll take on the Reds his next time out at home on Friday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:25 pm
  • Leake dominates with seven scoreless vs. PHI
    Mike Leake fired seven scoreless innings Sunday in the Cardinals' rout of the Phillies.

    Advice: Leake gave up seven hits but they were all singles. He struck out eight and walked just one. This has been a very up and down first season with St. Louis for Leake, who will carry a 4.56 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into his next start at home against the Athletics. He's been good in stretches. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:00 pm
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  • Montgomery allows one run over 4 1/3 innings
    Mike Montgomery held the Rockies to one run over 4 1/3 innings Saturday.

    Advice: Montgomery, joining the rotation with John Lackey on the shelf, struck out five and allowed just one hit, a solo homer in the fifth inning. He threw 60 pitches and was given the hook for pitch count reasons, certainly not because he was ineffective. With Lackey still sidelined, Montgomery will likely get at least one more turn in the rotation, which is slated to come Friday against the Dodgers. He's not a great streaming option, given the pitch-count limitations and opponent, but desperate owners may take a flyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:37 pm
  • Rickie Weeks leaves with right ankle sprain
    Rickie Weeks left Saturday's game against the Padres with a mild right ankle sprain.

    Advice: Weeks was 0-for-3 when he left in the eighth inning. Michael Bourn entered the game in his place with Mitch Hanigar shifting from center field to left. Until we know more, consider Weeks day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:53 pm
  • Phelps fans nine Bucs over six scoreless
    David Phelps struck out nine over six scoreless innings in a 3-1 Marlins victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Phelps yielded just two hits while walking two in the contest, leaving the Pirates offense without an answer for most of the evening. The right-hander has now allowed just three runs in four starts since moving to the rotation in the beginning of August, lowering his season ERA to 2.28. Phelps has always been a slightly intriguing pitcher for his strikeout ability, and he can't be overlooked in deeper mixed leagues given recent results. Phelps will next take on the Padres on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Angel Pagan (groin) could be back Tuesday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Angel Pagan (groin) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means Pagan won't be in the lineup on Sunday. Pagan tweaked his groin while hauling in a line drive in the third inning Saturday against the Mets. Gregor Blanco replaced him in left field and will likely get the start there on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:34 pm
  • Angel Pagan exits with right groin tightness
    Angel Pagan left Saturday's game against the Mets with right groin tightness.

    Advice: He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Gregor Blanco took over for Pagan in left field at the start of the fourth inning. Until the Giants provide an update, we'll consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Rickie Weeks hits two homers
    Rickie Weeks homered twice and knocked in five runs Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Weeks has been a bit player most of the year, but he's getting starts against lefties now and capitalizing. He's batting .247 with eight homers, five of which have come against southpaws. Maybe a contender will want to add him to its bench before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 pm
  • Shipley roughed up for seven runs in five IP
    Braden Shipley struggled in Tuesday's loss to the Mets, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over five-plus innings.

    Advice: Shipley blanked the Mets over seven frames last time out, but the story was a far different one on Tuesday. He failed to strike out a batter on the evening, with the Metropolitans striking for four runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth. Through five starts, the 24-year-old right-hander holds a 4.30 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. The overall numbers might not look great, but 13 of the 15 runs he has allowed have scored in just two starts. He has pitched well outside of those outings. He will try to rebound from Tuesday's mess in a scheduled road date with the Padres this weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:09 pm
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