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  • Crawford hits two-run triple in win over Reds
    Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with a two-run triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Crawford raced around the bases for a two-run triple in the seventh inning. The three-bagger was his fifth of the season. He also hit a pair of singles in the contest. For the season, the 29-year-old shortstop is slashing .275/.344/.433 with nine homers and 63 RBI over 342 at-bats. He has been an integral cog in the Giants machine this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Duvall crushes a pair of home runs in defeat
    Adam Duvall went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three total RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Duvall hit a two-run shot off Matt Cain with one out in the sixth inning for home run No. 1, then followed it up with a solo blast in the eighth for home run No. 2. He was on-deck at the time Jay Bruce whiffed to end the game with a runner on in the top of the ninth. Bruce represented the tying run. These were Duvall's first two home runs since the All-Star break and give him 25 for the season as a whole. He owns a .247/.294/.545 triple-slash over 336 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Brad Miller notches RBI double in loss to LAD
    Brad Miller went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Miller hit a run-scoring double off Joe Blanton in the eighth inning. The Rays would ultimately bring home two runs in the frame, but wouldn't score again as they fell by a score of 3-2. For the season as a whole, Miller has quietly put together a nice campaign, slashing .244/.292/.457 with 15 homers, 37 RBI and four steals over 324 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Bud Norris brilliant into seventh vs Rays
    Bud Norris turned in a gem in Tuesday's win over the Rays, hurling 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.

    Advice: Norris struck out six and walked two on the evening. He allowed a double to Evan Longoria and a single to Steve Pearce. And that was it. Pearce's single with one out in the seventh inning would cause manager Dave Roberts to make the call to the bullpen. The crisp outing is made all the more remarkable for the fact that Norris threw 23 pitches out of the pen in the 15th and 16th innings against the Cardinals on Friday. His last three starts prior to Tuesday saw him allow 14 runs on 21 hits in 15 innings. The outing before that stretch? Six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. Norris' inconsistency equals out to a 4.27 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 92/35 K/BB ratio over 99 innings between the Braves and Dodgers. He will try to keep things together in a home start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Reddick homers, drives in three to lead A's
    Josh Reddick went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Athletics past the Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reddick hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning and added an RBI single an inning later. It was a nice little showcase for the 29-year-old, who has been the subject of trade rumors in recent days. His .296/.373/.442 line has certainly increased his value, as have his seven homers, 27 RBI, 30 runs scored and four steals this year. We'll know soon enough whether the big night was his last as a member of the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Crisp has RBI double, homer against Rangers
    Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Crisp got the scoring started with a solo blast in the fourth inning, and he capped it with his RBI double in the ninth. The homer was his eighth of the year and his first since June 26. The 36-year-old outfielder is batting .237/.304/.405 with 41 RBI, 40 runs scored and five steals through 80 games to date. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Semien hits 21st homer in win over Rangers
    Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Semien connected for a solo dinger off Rangers starter Nick Martinez in the fifth inning, his 21st big fly of the year. That's easily a personal best for the 25-year-old, who will also set a new high for RBI in a season this year. Overall, Semien is hitting .236/.303/.460 with 49 RBI, 49 runs scored and nine steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Martinez serves up three homers to Athletics
    Nick Martinez allowed five runs, including three home runs, over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Martinez gave up homers to Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien, accounting for four of the five runs allowed and three of the Athletics' six hits against him. It wasn't the outing he was hoping for in his return to the bigs, as the start was his first in nearly a month after being sent to Triple-A on July 9. Martinez holds a 7.18 ERA and 1.97 WHIP as a member of the Rangers this year, and it's hard to imagine they'll give him another start given the results. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Gray posts quality start in win over Rangers
    Sonny Gray struck out eight while allowing three runs over six innings in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It wasn't all good -- Gray still gave up two homers among his five hits allowed -- but the eight strikeouts were the most he's had in a single start this year. He's won two of his last three starts, but the right-hander still isn't himself, owning a 5.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 19 starts overall. Gray will look to carry over some positive momentum when he takes on the Angels on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Goldy has stolen base, two RBI versus Brewers
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Goldschmidt had RBI singles in the first and seventh innings, giving him 65 RBI on the year. That's good for eighth-most in the National League, and his 14 steals are ninth-best in the league. The most complete fantasy first baseman to come along in years, the 28-year-old Goldschmidt is batting .295/.412/.504 through 98 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Braun scores three times in win over D'backs
    Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: As he's been all month and most of the year, Braun was an on-base machine Tuesday, and he made the D'backs pay each time he reached. He's now hitting .319 with 16 runs scored this month, but strangely just two RBI. The 32-year-old is also riding an 11-game hitting streak. It all adds up to a .324/.386/.520 line with 14 homers, 46 RBI, 50 runs scored and 12 stolen bases overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Corbin gives up four runs against Brewers
    Patrick Corbin allowed four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Corbin struck out six, a positive, but he also gave up six hits and walked three in his five innings of work. The no-decision means he still hasn't picked up a win this month, and he's just 4-9 through 21 starts overall. Corbin will work on improving his record, as well as his ugly 5.31 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, when he takes on the Dodgers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Skaggs dominates Royals in first 2016 start
    Tyler Skaggs showed no rust in carving up the Royals on Tuesday, allowing just three hits over seven scoreless innings in the Angels' 13-0 victory.

    Advice: Making his first major league start since July 31, 2014, Skaggs was brilliant, needing just 88 pitches to get through his seven innings. He walked one and struck out five before exiting. The 25-year-old, who is working his way back from elbow and shoulder issues, had similar success in minor league rehab starts leading up to Tuesday, so it wasn't a total surprise, but dominating Triple-A opponents and flaying the defending World Series champs are two different things. Skaggs is definitely worth a mixed league flyer, and we'll get a better idea of what we're looking at when he squares off with the potent Red Sox offense on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Giavotella has three hits, three runs Tuesday
    Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Giavotella also threw in a stolen base for good measure. The big night raised Giavotella's line to .267/.293/.390 with 28 RBI, 43 runs scored and four steals. It certainly had to feel good coming against his former team to boot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Calhoun has two hits, four RBI in win over KC
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Amazingly, Calhoun did his damage over four different at-bats. The outfielder hit an RBI double in the first inning before collecting an RBI groundout in the fourth, a sacrifice fly RBI in the sixth and another run-scoring groundout in the ninth. They all look the same in the scorebook, as they say, and his four RBI gives him 54 RBI on the year. The 28-year-old is hitting .283/.364/.431 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Angels call up Tyler Skaggs for season debut
    Angels recalled LHP Tyler Skaggs from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Skaggs is over the elbow and shoulder troubles that have cost him nearly two years and will make his 2016 debut on Tuesday night in Kansas City. He dominated in his final two minor league rehab starts, racking up a combined 26 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings for Triple-A Salt Lake. Get the 25-year-old southpaw activated in all standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:27 pm
  • Rangers recall Nick Martinez for start Tues.
    Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Martinez will start Tuesday night against the Athletics. He owns a rough 6.45 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances this season at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:10 pm
  • Paul Goldschmidt picks up three hits Monday
    Paul Goldschmidt picked up three hits in five trips to the plate in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: All three of his base knocks were singles. Goldschmidt was scuffling coming into this one with just two hits in his last 16 at-bats, but the three-hit night pushes his season line back to .294/.412/.506. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Crisp (neck) could play Tuesday
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's game that Coco Crisp (neck) might be ready to play Tuesday.

    Advice: Crisp has missed back-to-back games due to neck soreness, but he was able to take batting practice Monday. Consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:46 pm
  • Nick Martinez to start Tuesday vs. Athletics
    The Rangers will call up Nick Martinez to start Tuesday against the Athletics.

    Advice: It was assumed after Martinez was scratched from his start at Triple-A on Sunday, but it's now official. He'll essentially take Kyle Lohse's spot in the rotation. Martinez has posted an ugly 6.45 ERA over four starts and two relief appearances with the Rangers this season, but he has had better results since being sent down to the minors earlier this month. Still, he's not a recommended fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:28 pm
  • Crisp (neck) out again Monday
    Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the Athletics' lineup for the second straight day Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Crisp was scratched Sunday due to neck soreness and the A's don't want to take any chances given his history. Consider him day-to-day. Jake Smolinski will start in center field and bat second. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:01 pm
  • Reddick (back) returns to A's lineup Monday
    Josh Reddick (back) has returned to the Athletics' starting lineup Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Reddick missed consecutive starts over the weekend due to back soreness, but he was able to play some defense on Sunday. It's not a major concern. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:44 pm
  • Reddick (back) plays inning of right field
    Josh Reddick (back) played an inning of right field Sunday in the A's defeat of the Rays.

    Advice: That's a pretty good indication that his return to the starting lineup is imminent. Reddick has been bothered by a sore back since Saturday. It's nothing serious. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:13 am
  • Coco Crisp scratched with neck injury
    Coco Crisp was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to neck soreness.

    Advice: Crisp has a history of neck issues, although there's been no indication that this is more than a day-to-day thing. The A's put Yonder Alonso in the lineup in Crisp's place, moving Danny Valencia to right field and Jake Smolinski to center. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:06 am
  • Tyler Skaggs to make season debut Tuesday
    Tyler Skaggs will make his season debut for the Angels on Tuesday in Kansas City.

    Advice: Skaggs has completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery and also from a shoulder ailment that cropped up earlier this season. The usual caution should be applied here with anyone coming back from Tommy John surgery, but Skaggs was dominant of late for Triple-A Salt Lake, allowing just two runs while striking out 26 over his last 12 2/3 frames. He's worth a flier in deeper mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:20 am
  • Josh Reddick (back) out again on Sunday
    Josh Reddick (back) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a second straight game that he's missed due to a sore back. Reddick is considered day-to-day. Jake Smolinski is in right field Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:50 am
  • Josh Reddick scratched with back soreness
    Josh Reddick was scratched from the A's lineup on Saturday due to back soreness.

    Advice: It sounds like a day-to-day type of thing. Reddick has posted a cool .295/.374/.433 batting line in 61 games this season and will be a big trade chip for the Athletics ahead of the August 1 non-waiver deadline. There is known to be interest from the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:19 pm
  • Coco Crisp breaks tie in 13th
    Coco Crisp singled in Ryon Healy in the bottom of the 13th for the only run as the A's beat the Rays 1-0 on Friday.

    Advice: It was Crisp's only hit of the night, but it came at a good time. He should be starting to lose playing time with the A's needing to go younger down the stretch, but Bob Melvin just can't give him up. He's batting .196/.268/.235 in 51 at-bats this month. He's led off 12 times for the A's in July and scored just twice. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Bud Norris takes loss in 16th
    Two days after starting, Bud Norris took a loss in relief after giving up a homer in the 16th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Norris pitched a scoreless 15th, but he gave up the homer with one out in the 16th. It's unclear if he'll make his next start as scheduled on Tuesday, though he should have sufficient time to recover. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Braun slugs solo homer in loss
    Ryan Braun slugged a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday’s loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: His fourth-inning blast against Jason Hammel was his 14th home run on the year and his first since June 29. Braun has now hit safely in seven straight games and is hitting .315/.373/.516 on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:49 pm
  • Brad Miller not in Rays lineup on Friday
    Brad Miller is not in the Rays starting lineup for Friday's showdown against the Mariners.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against his former club with southpaw James Paxton on the hill for the Mariners. The hot-hitting Tim Beckham will start in his place at shortstop and bat seventh for the Rays on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:44 pm
  • Marcus Semien sitting out on Friday
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Danny Valencia is also sitting out, as the A's are going with Arismendy Alcantara at shortstop, Yonder Alonso at first base, Khris Davis in the designated hitter spot, Jake Smolinski in center field and Coco Crisp in left. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:46 pm
  • Sonny Gray pounded for seven runs in defeat
    Sonny Gray was destroyed in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Rays, yielding seven runs on nine hits over five innings.

    Advice: With the loss, Gray fell to 4-9. The Rays would pounce on him for solitary runs in three of the first four innings before breaking through for four runs in the fifth inning. Gray struck out six without walking a batter. As far as disappointing seasons go, the ace right-hander's has to rank up there as one of the most unexpected. He will bring a 5.49 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 86/38 K/BB ratio (101 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Rangers in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:22 am
  • Cubs looking at A's outfielder Josh Reddick
    According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Cubs are "looking at" A's outfielder Josh Reddick.

    Advice: Morosi notes that Cubs president Theo Epstein drafted Reddick in Boston back in 2006. It's been a frustrating 2016 for the 29-year-old outfielder, who missed part of May and most of June with a fractured thumb, but he has been a productive hitter when healthy for going on five years and he's only owed about $3 million on his current contract. Reddick can become a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 am
  • Braun goes 2-for4 with three runs scored
    Ryan Braun finished 2-for-4, walked, stole a base and scored three runs on Wednesday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a triple. Braun spent a lot of time running around the bases tonight, which is a pleasing sight for his owners. All that running is a sign that Braun is fully healthy for once, and a fully healthy Ryan Braun can be a fantasy monster. He is batting .316/.373/.512 with 13 home runs, 44 RBI and 8 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Norris pounded for six runs on three homers
    Bud Norris struck out eight batters in five innings but gave up six runs in the process, taking a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Three of the seven hits he gave up sailed over the wall. He falls to 5-8 with a 4.53 ERA in 91 1/3 innings. Norris had a good stretch of starts in May and June but has since reverted to his usual mediocre self. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Skaggs (shoulder) fans 12 in rehab start
    Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) looked in midseason form during Wednesday's rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake, striking out 12 over 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

    Advice: Skaggs yielded just one hit over his 5 2/3 innings of work. He is nearing a return to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the August of 2014. Several setbacks have prevented him from a speedier recovery. The 25-year-old southpaw could rejoin the Angels next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Corbin's struggles continue in loss to Jays
    Patrick Corbin struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays, yielding six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Corbin has now allowed at least five runs in each of his last five starts. Josh Donaldson set the tone by whacking a two-run homer off the southpaw in the first inning and things just snowballed from there. Corbin will bring a 5.38 ERA and 1.53 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:25 pm
  • Adam Duvall out of Reds' lineup Wednesday
    Adam Duvall is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Braves.

    Advice: Jose Peraza will start in left field and bat seventh versus Atlanta right-hander Lucas Harrell. It's a routine day off for Duvall, who's sitting on 23 home runs and 64 RBI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:38 am
  • Reddick hits cue shot walkoff single vs HOU
    Josh Reddick hit a walk-off, opposite-field RBI single to beat the Astros in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 4-3 victory.

    Advice: Reddick didn't exactly scald the walk-off winner against Tony Sipp, but as the old adage goes, he just needed to hit it where they ain't. In this case, the Astros employed the shift when Reddick stepped to the plate. He proceeded to hit an opposite-field grounder that would have likely been gobbled up by Carlos Correa had the shift not been on. As is, the ball just squeaked through to score Marcus Semien. For the season as a whole, Reddick is slashing .298/.378/.439 with six homers and 23 RBI over 205 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:18 pm
  • Skaggs (shoulder) to make rehab start Wed.
    Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start on Wednesday with Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Skaggs was originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, but he was pushed back a day due to rain. Nick Tropeano (elbow) appears likely to land on the disabled list, so Skaggs could replace him in the rotation as soon as next week. The Angels have a scheduled off-day on Thursday, so they can skip Tropeano's next turn this weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:07 am
  • Crisp in Monday's lineup
    Coco Crisp is in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: The Athletics plan to give Jake Smolinski more time in center field, so Crisp hasn't played since Friday. He's hitting leadoff against right-hander Mike Fiers. Danny Valencia, who is also expected to take on a reduced role, is serving as the DH on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:24 pm
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