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  • Miguel Cabrera scores run in return to action
    Miguel Cabrera doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury and is still noticeably gimpy. Unless it gets worse, though, he figures to play through the ailment.
    Today, 1:46 am
  • Trout notches three hits in win over Marlins
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in the Angels' 8-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Trout hit the one-out RBI double in the fourth inning off of Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi, knocking the pitcher out of the game. It was Trout's 92nd RBI of the season. The three hits bumped his average up to .289. This three-hit effort isn't the norm in front of the home crowd, as Trout's numbers are noticeably lower at home (.258/.351/.525) than they are on the road (.312/.390/.584). "Noticeably lower" is still really good in Trout's case. Work on that home average, maybe? On the year he's slashing .289/.374/.558.
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Shoemaker spins 7 shutout innings vs. Fish
    Matt Shoemaker yielded only two hits and no runs over seven innings in an 8-2 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: The pressure is on Shoemaker to prove he's a viable mid-rotation starter -- and playoff option -- with 13-game winner Garrett Richards lost for the season with a torn left patellar tendon. You wouldn't know it's fazing him. One day after Richards' ligament snapped, Shoemaker entered the seventh inning with a no-hitter and finished with 7 2/3 shutout frames against the Red Sox. Tonight he was nearly unhittable as well. Shoemaker, who went undrafted out of college and represents a huge victory for Los Angeles' scouting department, is 4-0 with a 0.77 ERA in his last four outings. The right-hander improves to 13-4 with a 3.33 ERA overall. Shoemaker hosts the A's in his next turn.
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Eovaldi gets trounced against the Angels
    Nathan Eovaldi was hammered for six earned runs on 10 hits over just 3 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Eovaldi walked one while striking out four. The right-hander has now lost three straight outings, allowing 12 earned runs (and three unearned) over 14 1/3 innings for a 7.53 ERA. He entered that rough patch 6-6 with a 3.99 ERA. Those numbers are worse for the wear now, and Eovaldi will welcome the Mets to Southern Florida on Monday with a 6-9 record and 4.30 ERA.
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Gennett knocks in lone run for Brewer
    Scooter Gennett hit an RBI double in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Padres.

    Advice: The Brew Crew's bats were mostly held down by the Padres' pitching staff. Gennett hit a ground rule double off of Padres starter Tyson Ross in the fourth inning to score Jonathan Lucroy, but that would be all the damage the Brewers could manage. It was Gennett's 26th double and 46th RBI. Scooter's been red-hot in August, slashing .354/.360/.479 for the month.
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Ross tops the Brewers in quality start
    Tyson Ross improved to 12-12 by holding the Brewers to one run over 6 1/3 innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ross struck out six, walked two and scattered four hits in the strong outing. We weren't surprised. Ross is one of the best fantasy bets in the game when pitching at Petco, where he'd gone 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in his last four starts and posted a 1.94 ERA prior to tonight. Ross (2.64 ERA overall) has another home start coming up, this one against the Diamondbacks on Monday.
    Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Gonzalez goes 1-for-3 with BB, RBI, 2 runs
    Adrian Gonzalez finished 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gonzalez is 6-for-9 (.667) with two doubles, a homer and seven RBI in his last three games. The veteran first baseman is batting .325 this month, and is slashing .275/.334/.460 overall. Gonzalez is on pace for 22 homers and 110 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Hernandez yields 3 ER over 6 frames to win
    Roberto Hernandez earned a win by limiting the Diamondbacks to three run and six hits over six innings Tuesday.

    Advice: It certainly helped that Trevor Cahill melted down and Hernandez had an 8-3 lead when he strode to the mound in the bottom of the fourth. Hernandez allowed only nine earned runs total in six starts between July 9-August 14 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72, and has now coughed up three earned runs apiece in his last two starts. Hernandez is fine when he induces weak contact and keeps the ball on the ground, but he leaves himself precious little margin for error with a poor 90/63 K/BB ratio. Hernandez kicks off a two-start week with a tussle against the Nationals on Monday.
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Jackson triples in victory over Rangers
    Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 with a triple on Tuesday.

    Advice: The triple was Jackson's sixth of the season. Since being traded to the Mariners at the deadline, Jackson's struggled mightily, as his numbers have dropped in the slash categories (.272/.332/.398 with the Tigers, just .239/.293/.283 with the Mariners). It's never a good sign when you're slugging less than your OBP. Hopefully this triple is able to get him going.
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Paxton strikes out 4 over 6+ shutout frames
    James Paxton delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings in Tuesday's victory over the Rangers.

    Advice: The left-hander surrendered only four hits -- all of them singles -- while walking three and striking out four. Paxton suffered his first career loss last time out. No matter: He now has a 1.91 career ERA in 10 starts. Paxton will carry a 4-1 record, 1.83 ERA, and 1.09 WHIP into his next start against the A's in Oakland.
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Martinez allows 5 runs in poor start vs. SEA
    Nick Martinez struggled versus the Mariners, allowing five runs on six hits over five innings in Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: He walked four and recorded zero strikeouts in the ugly outing. After not recording more than three punchouts in any of his first 11 starts, Martinez had whiffed 23 across his last 22 frames coming into tonight. Safe to say the good vibes have vanished. The rookie right-hander falls to 3-10 with a 5.31 ERA. Martinez pitches in Houston on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • SP Bumgarner fires 1-hitter, strikes out 13
    Madison Bumgarner hurled a one-hit shutout, striking out 13, in a 3-0 win versus the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Justin Morneau broke up the perfect game with a leadoff double in the eighth inning down the right field line. It wasn't a bad pitch, either, as the veteran first baseman reached down for a pitch on the outer half and turned on it. No problem. Bumgarner calmly struck out the next four batters and got a couple harmless pop outs to finish things off. He came into tonight with a 5.86 ERA in his last six starts at AT&T Park. Bumgarner will attempt to carry over the mastery into Sunday's matchup against Milwaukee.
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Walters blasts game-winning homer in extras
    Zach Walters hit a game-winning two-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Indians an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Walters went deep off White Sox reliever Jake Petricka, his sixth home run since being recalled on August 10. Walter also singled, walked and scored in the game. It's been mostly boom-or-bust for the 24-year-old, who is hitting just .207/.266/.529 on the season despite the power display, but he should be starting in AL-only leagues for his ability to hit the long ball alone.
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Quintana shelled by Indians in no-decision
    Jose Quintana was shelled for six runs on nine hits over five innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Indians.

    Advice: The Indians got to Quintana early, putting up three runs before the first inning was over. They would score in two more innings before the left-hander exited. It's a continuation of a troubling trend for Quintana, who has allowed at least four runs in each of his last four starts. His ERA is up to 3.48, and he won't have an easy time with the Tigers in his next start Sunday.
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Dickey takes no-decision in start vs. Red Sox
    R.A. Dickey allowed three runs (one earned) over six innings but got a no-decision as the Blue Jays lost 11-7 in 11 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dickey limited the Red Sox to five hits -- including Dustin Pedroia's first-inning, two-run home run -- while walking two and striking out six. He's been hit-or-miss for much of the season. He has a 4.00 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 147/63 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Rays in a road start on Tuesday.
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Mike Trout launches 29th homer in victory
    Mike Trout launched his 29th home run of the season on Sunday, helping the Angels to dispatch the Athletics in Oakland.

    Advice: He victimized Jesse Chavez in the sixth inning to increase the Angels lead to 9-0 when the game was already long out of reach. He also singled in the contest, finishing 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He's enjoying another phenomenal season at the dish, hitting .288/.373/.559 with 29 long balls and 91 RBI.
    Sunday, 8:16 pm
  • Gonzalez doubles twice in three-hit afternoon
    Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: The first baseman's only non-double was an RBI single in the sixth inning. Gonzalez is hitting .275/.333/.461, and his 89 RBI are second-most in the National League.
    Sunday, 6:57 pm
  • Gennett has two hits, RBI in win over Pirates
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Gennett continues his breakout season, as he's now hitting .310/.342/.477 after Sunday's two-hit game. The run batted in gave him 45 RBI on the season.
    Sunday, 2:08 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) not in Sunday's lineup
    Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury recently and aggravated it while playing both games of Saturday's doubleheader. He could be available to pinch-hit and seems likely to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Don Kelly is getting the start at first base Sunday.
    Sunday, 9:43 am
  • Adrian Gonzalez nets five RBI in win vs. NYM
    Adrian Gonzalez finished 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBI in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Mets.

    Advice: Gonzalez plated the Dodgers' first run with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning then slugged a three-run shot in the bottom of the fifth before adding his fifth RBI of the night on a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Gonzalez is batting just .270 this season with an underwhelming .783 OPS, but he's among the league leaders in RBI with 88.
    Saturday, 9:18 pm
  • Trout goes deep, but Angels lose to the A's
    Mike Trout smacked his 28th homer of the year in Friday's 5-3 loss to the A's.

    Advice: Trout finished 2-for-4. He entered the game batting only .221 this month, though he'd poked out three homers and walked eight times. The stud outfielder is slashing .289/.375/.559 and is on pace for 36 homers, 115 RBI, 108 runs, and 15 steals. The average is a little light, but he's going to top 30 home runs and 100 RBI for the first time, so MVP voters should be thrilled.
    Friday, 10:12 pm
  • Walters homers for third game in a row
    Zach Walters homered on Friday, finishing the tilt against the Astros 1-for-3.

    Advice: Walters did what nobody else on the Indians could: Touch the immortal Brad Peacock. Peacock limited the Tribe to just two hits in an injury-shortened start, but Walters was not fazed by Peacock's 5.30 ERA or 1.58 WHIP. He homered in the fifth, a solo shot. Walters has now homered in three straight games. If you're in a deep AL-only league and need a little pop off the bench, you might want to check your waiver wire for Walters.
    Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Ross done in by Turner's 2-run dinger
    Tyson Ross held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings in a tough-luck loss on Thursday.

    Advice: Outside of Justin Turner's two-run homer in the eighth inning, Ross was superb. He struck out six, walked two, and had given up just two hits prior to Carl Crawford reaching on an infield single and Turner blasting him home immediately thereafter. Ross has given up more than two earned runs only once since June 16. Now 11-12 with a 2.68 ERA, Ross hosts Milwaukee on Tuesday.
    Thursday, 9:47 pm
  • Bumgarner fans 12 over seven frames in a win
    Madison Bumgarner picked up his 14th win, allowing three runs in seven innings of work as the Giants topped the Cubs by a 5-3 margin on Thursday.

    Advice: Bumgarner made all of his mistakes in the first inning, giving up a two-run home run to Justin Ruggiano followed immediately by a solo home run to Welington Castillo. From there, Bumgarner tossed six consecutive shutout frames. The lefty punched out a season-high 12 batters while allowing seven hits and a walk on the evening. He has a 3.17 ERA and a 179/38 K/BB ratio. Bumgarner will face the Rockies at home when he makes his next start on Tuesday.
    Thursday, 9:36 pm
  • Shoemaker flirts with no-no vs. the Red Sox
    Matt Shoemaker brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished with 7 2/3 shutout innings in a win against the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Shoemaker was seven outs from a no-hitter when Will Middlebrooks broke it up with a double. It was a nice pick-me-up start for the Angels, who lost Garrett Richards for the season due to an ugly injury on Wednesday. Shoemaker allowed just the one hit and one walk while striking out nine. He stands with a 3.56 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 102/19 K/BB ratio. Shoemaker will take on the Marlins at home on Tuesday next.
    Thursday, 7:23 pm
  • Zach Walters hits fourth homer for new team
    Zach Walters hit his fourth homer in eight games Thursday for the Indians' lone run against the Twins.

    Advice: Unfortunately, Walters has just three additional hits since being called up, but four homers in eight games is still quite impressive. The Indians thus far have used only at left field and DH, whereas the Nationals were still working him primarily an infielder before trading him for Asdrubal Cabrera. Given his limited on-base skills, we're skeptical that he'll be much of an asset if the Indians continue to treat him as a corner outfielder. The power is pretty legitimate, though.
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera aggravated ankle injury Wed.
    Miguel Cabrera aggravated a right ankle injury on a slide into home plate on Wednesday night.

    Advice: James Schmehl of says "it's minor, but something to keep an eye on." Cabrera is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Thursday afternoon in Tampa Bay. The perennial MVP candidate is having a relatively down year, with an .885 OPS and 17 homers in 123 games.
    Thursday, 8:07 am
  • Hernandez struggles in loss to Padres
    Roberto Hernandez coughed up four runs -- three earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

    Advice: He was touched up for eight hits while striking out two and walking two. Hernandez converted some fantasy believers over the last month-plus, allowing only nine earned runs total in six starts since July 9 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72. Unfortunately, the former Fausto Carmona just doesn't have the stuff to remain a reliable fantasy hurler. Yeah, the ERA is passable, but it comes with an 87/61 K/BB ratio that guarantees a stinker outing every now and again when those sharp ground balls find holes. His ability to keep the ball on the ground will be key in Arizona next week.
    Wednesday, 10:28 pm
  • Dickey allows five runs but Jays beat Brewers
    R.A. Dickey surrendered five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings but the Blue Jays beat the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Dickey gave up eight hits -- including three doubles, a homer, and a triple -- but the Toronto offense came to life for nine runs of support and the knuckleballer wound up notching his 10th victory of the season. Dickey has a 4.08 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the year. He'll face the Red Sox at home next.
    Wednesday, 2:40 pm
  • Paxton takes first career loss Wednesday
    James Paxton allowed four runs -- one earned -- over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: It was the first career loss for Paxton, who hurt himself with a costly throwing error in the fourth inning -- which became a three-run frame for the host Phillies. The left-hander surrendered seven hits and walked two. He'll carry a 3-1 record, 2.20 ERA, and 1.10 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Rangers.
    Wednesday, 1:13 pm
  • Nick Martinez holds Marlins in check
    Nick Martinez limited the Marlins to two runs over six innings in Wednesday's 5-4 victory.

    Advice: He permitted six hits and two walks while recording a career-high seven strikeouts. After not recording more than three punchouts in any of his first 11 starts, Martinez has whiffed 23 across his last 22 frames. He posted decent strikeout totals in the minors, so perhaps the 24-year-old is starting to figure it out. He'll get the Mariners on the road next.
    Wednesday, 1:08 pm
  • Nathan Eovaldi has rough outing Wed.
    Nathan Eovaldi was touched up for five runs -- four earned -- over just five frames in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Eovaldi yielded nine hits and one walk while striking out four. The right-hander had pitched well in his previous three starts following a rough stretch, but he took another step back in this one. Eovaldi will try to rebound in a tough matchup next week in Anaheim.
    Wednesday, 1:00 pm
  • Quintana allows four runs in loss to Orioles
    Jose Quintana allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: The southpaw was matching O's starter Chris Tillman until the sixth inning, when a Delmon Young RBI single and Chris Davis two-run double tarnished his outing. He didn't issue a walk while striking out three in the outing. The loss was Quintana's third straight, dropping him to 6-10 with a 3.25 ERA through 26 starts. He's not slated to start again until next Tuesday against the Indians.
    Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Austin Jackson swipes two bases
    Austin Jackson reached twice and stole two bases Tuesday in the win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Jackson stole second and third off A.J. Burnett in the first for his first two-steal game since April 2013. He hasn't done much hitting since being traded to Seattle, but at least he is 4-for-5 stealing bases in 17 games. He was 9-for-13 in 100 games as a Tiger.
    Tuesday, 7:50 pm
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