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  • David Price gives up five runs in loss
    David Price surrendered five runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.

    Advice: It's the fifth straight start in which Price has allowed at least eight hits. Never before in his career had he gone more than two straight starts with eight hits allowed. Part of it is on Price, but a great deal of the responsibility goes to the dreadful Tigers defense. Price will miss this weekend's Royals series and get the White Sox next time out. Rotoworld.com
    39 minutes ago
  • Lorenzo Cain hits three-run homer in win
    Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: The homer was just Cain's fifth in 436 at-bats this season, but he's been a very good regular for the Royals with his .298 average and his Gold Glove-caliber defense. He's also 25-for-29 stealing bases. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:10 pm
  • Kyle Hendricks beats Reds backups
    Kyle Hendricks limited the Reds to one run in seven innings Wednesday to improve to 7-2 on the season.

    Advice: The Reds replaced their entire starting lineup after getting one-hit by Jake Arrieta on Tuesday, and the group that Hendricks beat tonight was quite comparable to most of the lineups he faced in the PCL before getting promoted this summer. Hendricks allowed seven hits, but all except for one was a single and he didn't walk anyone. It was also his fifth straight start without allowing a homer, which is the biggest reason he has a 2.28 ERA at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:51 pm
  • Alvarez grabs 11th win with 6 strong vs. Mets
    Henderson Alvarez improved to 11-6, giving up just two runs over six innings as the Marlins handed the Mets a 4-3 loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: Alvarez scattered eight hits, all singles, while walking two and striking out four. The right-hander has mostly been solid since a stint on the disabled list in the first half of August. On the season, he owns a 2.82 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP, and a 106/32 K/BB ratio. Alvarez will match up against the Phillies at home on Tuesday in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:40 pm
  • Longoria homers again, but Rays fall to Yanks
    Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Longoria broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with a solo home run off of Brandon McCarthy, and brought the Rays back within one run with an RBI ground out in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasn't enough. Longoria now has five home runs in September, tying his season-high for any one month. He has 22 on the season along with 90 RBI and a .252/.320/.407 line. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:17 pm
  • Duffy's pinch-hit two-run single nets SF win
    Matt Duffy smacked a pinch-hit two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Giants past the Diamondbacks 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: The tie-snapping two-run single helped the Giants capitalize on the Dodgers' blowout loss Wednesday in Colorado, pushing San Francisco to within two games of Los Angeles for the National League West division lead. Duffy is batting .235/.278/.275 in limited action this season for the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:23 pm
     
    W, 4-2 x @Ari
  • Frias allows 10 hits, eight runs in the first
    Carlos Frias didn't make it out of the first inning Wednesday against the Rockies, allowing eight earned runs while recording only two outs.

    Advice: Frias is the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to give up 10 hits and record fewer than three outs. A spot start at Coors Field was a tall task on paper for the 24-year-old right-hander, and the Rockies brutalized him right out of the gate. He is doubtful to get another start this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:25 pm
  • Jay Bruce getting a breather Wednesday
    Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Manager Bryan Price evidently wasn't pleased with his team's effort during a one-hit shutout Tuesday, and he's responded by benching every regular. Wednesday's starter for the Cubs, Kyle Hendricks, makes for a fine streaming option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:47 pm
     
    L, 3-1 x @ChC
  • Steve Johnson to have surgery on shoulder
    Steve Johnson will undergo surgery later this month to have a bone spur removed from the back of his right shoulder.

    Advice: Johnson has battled the shoulder issue for a good chunk of the season. He spent all of this season in the minors, posting a 7.11 ERA in 13 Triple-A starts. Johnson is expected to be ready to go for spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
     
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    W, 6-1 vs Tor
  • Ryan Lavarnway recalled from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled 1B Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Lavarnway has had an injury-shortened season at Pawtucket, hitting .283/.389/.370 with three homers over 62 contests. He doesn't figure to see much playing time down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:22 am
  • Eddie Butler recalled from Double-A
    Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: Butler will start for the Rockies on Saturday. The righty struggled in his major league debut back in June and hasn't posted overly impressive numbers in the minors this season (3.99 ERA, just 69 strikeouts over 117 1/3 innings). However, he remains a top pitching prospect and might be worth a flier in NL-only formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:41 am
  • SP Burnett coughs up 4 ER to Padres in loss
    A.J. Burnett coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday as the Phillies fell to the Padres.

    Advice: Burnett struck out four, walked four, and gave up eight hits, one of which was a two-run homer by Alexi Amarista. For whatever reason, Burnett had all kinds of trouble with San Diego's slap-hitting infielder. This start was actually a bit better than his most recent work, as the veteran had gone 2-7 with a 5.68 ERA in his last nine starts. Burnett's next outing takes place in Oakland on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Gordon has two RBI, stolen base vs. White Sox
    Alex Gordon had a two-run single and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Gordon finished the night 1-for-4, but the hit was a big one, plating two in the third inning to give the Royals a short-lived lead. He walked and stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth inning, eventually coming around to score. Gordon now has 70 RBI and 82 runs scored to go with a .270/.352/.440 line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Gomez steals extra-inning win for Brewers
    Carlos Gomez used his legs to give the Brewers a win Tuesday, stealing two bases and scoring the winning run in the 3-2 win over the Cardinals in 12 innings.

    Advice: Gomez had one hit in four at-bats before working a one-out walk in the 12th inning. He proceeded to steal second and, shortly after, third base off the tandem of Kevin Siegrist and Yadier Molina. A two-out bloop single from Hector Gomez (no relation) allowed Carlos Gomez to score the winning run. Gomez is closing in on his first 100-run season, as Tuesday's run gives him 91 runs scored and 33 steals to go with a .286/.356/.479 line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Dickerson has homer, four RBI to rout Dodgers
    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBI in the Rockies' 10-4 rout of the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: In the fourth inning, Dickerson connected for a two-run shot, his 23rd home run of the season, off Dodgers starter Dan Haren. He added a two-run triple in the eighth inning, his fifth triple of the season. The 25-year-old has emerged as an offensive star this season, batting .307/.360/.566 with 73 RBI and 70 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
     
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  • Eddie Butler to start on September 23
    Eddie Butler will be recalled to start on September 23 against the Padres.

    Advice: Butler was optioned to the minors in July after recovering from his shoulder injury, but the Rockies are now ready to give him another shot. It's not clear whether he'll be given just the one start or an addition one before the end of the season. Butler was limited to just 122 2/3 frames between the majors and minors because of the shoulder ailment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:16 pm
  • Gomez has RBI, stolen base in win over Reds
    Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: The stolen base was Gomez' 31st of the season, and he's scored 90 runs. Injuries nagged him earlier this month, but he's 9-for-24 (.375) with three doubles, four RBI and five runs scored since getting healthy. The 28-year-old is hitting .286/.355/.480 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:14 pm
  • Evan Longoria blasts 21st homer in loss
    Evan Longoria blasted his 21st home run of the season, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Blue Jays on Saturday in Toronto.

    Advice: Longoria's solo shot off R.A. Dickey tied the score at 3-3 to begin the sixth inning, but that wound up being the extent of the Rays offensive output for the afternoon. He also doubled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 to raise his season slash to .252/.320/.406 to go along with 87 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:58 pm
  • Alvarez hurls seven innings of one-run ball
    Henderson Alvarez delivered a tremendous effort in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday, hurling seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just seven hits.

    Advice: Alvarez punched out four without issuing a free pass on the evening. The only blemish on his evening was allowing Chase Utley to race home on a wild pitch in the sixth inning. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.81 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 102/30 K/BB ratio through 166 1/3 innings on the year. He'll look to continue that dominance on Wednesday when he does battle against the Mets in New York. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • David Price fans seven as Tigers top Indians
    David Price picked up his 14th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Indians to one run on eight hits over 7 2/3 strong innings.

    Advice: Price racked up seven strikeouts on the night without walking a batter, pitching like the front-line starter that the Tigers acquired him to be. The only damage against him came on a solo home from Ryan Raburn in the second inning. The All-Star southpaw will carry a 3.26 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Twins in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:19 pm
  • Cain has another multi-hit game in a loss
    Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single, but the Royals were topped by the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Cain has had three multi-hit games in his last five, including a three-hit game on Wednesday. He's had a strong season, slashing .299/.335/.410 with 25 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:00 pm
  • Burnett shaky in 6th, results in 16th loss
    A.J. Burnett fell to 8-16 after yielding four runs over six innings as the Phillies were defeated by the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: Burnett becomes the first Phillies pitcher to lose 16 games since Mark Leiter lost 17 in 1997. He was fine until he tired in the sixth inning, relenting three runs. Overall, Burnett gave up six hits and three walks while fanning seven. It's been a forgettable year for the 37-year-old, as he now owns a 4.34 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 176/83 K/BB ratio. Burnett will take on the Padres in San Diego on Tuesday next. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:48 pm
  • Cain goes 3-for-4 with triple, RBI single
    Lorenzo Cain finished 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI single as the Royals downed the Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cain pushed the Royals' lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning with an RBI single, then scored his club's third run after tripling to lead off the ninth inning. Cain had been slumping over the last week and a half, but Wednesday's effort couldn't have come at a better time as it helped the Royals move back into first place ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central. Cain owns a solid .297/.333/.407 slash line with four home runs, 45 RBI, and 25 stolen bases on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Longoria homers as Rays fall to the Yankees
    Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run as the Rays took an 8-5 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: Longoria's home run was too little, too late, as it came in the ninth inning off of Esmil Rogers. The third baseman has homered three times in his last seven games and now has 20 on the season along with 85 RBI and a .254/.322/.403 slash line. It is certainly a disappointing season but he is attempting to end the regular season on a positive note. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Hendricks done in by shaky 6th inning in loss
    Kyle Hendricks took his second loss of the season after yielding four runs over 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Hendricks allowed just one run through five, but tired in the sixth as the Jays pushed across three more runs. It marked the first time since July 10, his major league debut, that he allowed more than two runs in a start. Overall, Hendricks gave up six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. The 24-year-old has been quite good so far. He'll take his 2.38 ERA and 39/14 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start at home against the Reds. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:48 pm
  • Carlos Gomez scores twice in return
    Carlos Gomez doubled, walked and scored twice in his return to the starting lineup Monday.

    Advice: That seems like a good sign. Gomez hadn't started since Aug. 31 because of a sore left wrist, but he has two hits in four at-bats since coming off the bench in Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 8:06 pm
  • Alvarez (oblique) expected to start on Friday
    Henderson Alvarez (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Marlins' rotation on Friday in Philadelphia.

    Advice: Alvarez left his start a week ago with a left oblique strain, but he played catch with no issues Friday and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday. Assuming he gets through that with no issues, he'll be cleared to face the Phillies. "He was feeling good. We're anticipating him to be fine and pitch on Friday," manager Mike Redmond said. "He's going to throw another light one to make sure. If everything goes well and he rejoins us on Friday, that would be a big lift for us." Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 5:00 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) in Monday's lineup
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) is in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Gomez singled as a pinch-hitter Sunday and is now back in the starting lineup for the first time since August 31. It's great news for the fading Brewers, who need all the help they can get right now. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:48 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) hits RBI single in ninth
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) hit an RBI single as a pinch-hitter Sunday in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The hit scored Scooter Gennett in the bottom of the ninth inning and gave the fading Brewers their only run in the 9-1 drubbing. Gomez is expected to return to the starting lineup on Monday night. He had been sidelined for a week by a left wrist injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 5:34 am
  • Carlos Gomez returned to action on Sunday September 7. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:57 am
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) out of action Sunday
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) remained out of the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez had hoped to return to action Sunday after getting through batting practice with no issues Saturday, but it wasn't in the cards. However, he could be available to pinch-hit Sunday and it's possible that he'll be ready to start on Monday. Gerado Parra is in center field again Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 8:10 am
  • Gomez (wrist) a possibility to play Sunday?
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) indicated Saturday that he could return to the lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez took batting practice Saturday and things went well. "Who knows? Maybe tomorrow (Sunday)," he said Saturday. "It depends on how I feel tomorrow. I don't make the decision. If tomorrow comes and I wake up and I feel fine and I tell (Brewers manager Ron Roenicke) I feel fine, then he makes the decision." Roenicke hinted that Monday is a more likely return date for Gomez, but the outfielder will surely push to be in the lineup Sunday versus the Cardinals as long as he's not sore. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 6:43 am
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