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  • Mark Trumbo returned to action on Saturday September 20. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:08 am
  • Josh Reddick returned to action on Saturday September 20. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:08 am
  • Evan Gattis returned to action on Saturday September 20. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:08 am
  • Gomes owns Twins with four RBI night
    Yan Gomes drove in four runs in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Gomes was locked in on Twins' starter Trevor May. He hit an RBI single in the third, then smashed a three-run homer a few innings later, sending May to the showers. Gomes now has 70 RBI and 20 home runs on the year for the Indians, who have won four in a row to keep their playoff chances alive. After hitting like a man on fire for July (.329/.367/.624) and August (.349/.369/.540), Gomes had been hitting like a man who just wanted to watch the leaves fall in September (.238/.242/.444). Then, Trevor May entered his life. Despite the slight cool-down this month, he's still slashing .288/.321/.484 in what has been a career year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Weaver picks up 18th win with 7 strong frames
    Jered Weaver improved to 18-8, scattering one run over seven innings as the Angels felled the Rangers by an 8-5 score on Saturday.

    Advice: Weaver seems to be in post-season shape, as he now sports a 1.91 ERA over his last five starts. Against the Rangers, he allowed just five hits and a walk while fanning seven. He'll take a 3.43 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 164/63 K/BB ratio into his final start of the regular season on Friday in Seattle against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Lewis hammered, Rangers fall to the Angels
    Colby Lewis was hammered for eight runs (seven earned) in five innings en route to a loss against the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Lewis gave up three home runs, pushing his season total to 25. He allowed nine hits in total while walking one and striking out three. With one more start to go, Lewis sits on a 5.34 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and a 126/43 K/BB ratio. Lewis will make his final start at home on Thursday against the Athletics. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Street retires Rangers in order for 39th save
    Huston Street worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to pick up his 15th save as an Angel (his 39th overall) in Saturday's victory over the Rangers.

    Advice: It was only the third appearance Street had made dating back to September 7, as the closer had been bothered by a tight right hamstring. The Rangers didn't mount much of a threat against him. Street is 15-for-17 in save chances as an Angel with a 1.50 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Pujols belts 27th homer as Angels top TEX
    Albert Pujols went yard for the 27th time this season the Angels handed the Rangers a loss on Saturday.

    Advice: Pujols finished 3-for-4 on the evening. His fifth-inning shot was part of a five-run fifth inning in which the Angels bolted out to an 8-0 lead. It hasn't always been pretty, but Pujols has managed to put together a full, productive season. Along with the 27 homers, he's knocked in 100 and slashed .275/.329/.470. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Dozier puts in three-hit game in loss to CLE
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a home run on Saturday.

    Advice: The home run was Dozier's 21st in 2014. Unfortunately for the Twins, the eighth inning solo shot came at a point when the team had already been buried by the incompetence of their starter, Trevor May, as they were down 7-1 when Dozier did went to work. The RBI was Dozier's 66th. He also hit his 33rd double of the year. Dozier's slashing .240/.346/.412, with 21 steals, 21 home runs and 106 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Trout's 35th homer aids Angels in win vs. TEX
    Mike Trout had a productive night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a triple, a two-run home run, and three runs scored in Saturday's win against the Rangers.

    Advice: Trout by himself accounted for four of the Angels' eight runs on the evening. He came to bat in the seventh inning needing a double for the cycle but struck out looking. Nevertheless, Trout bumps his slash line up to .290/.379/.568 with 35 home runs, 109 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 112 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • House allows two runs in five innings vs MIN
    T.J. House scattered six hits and allowed two runs over five innings in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Twins.

    Advice: This was a much needed win for the Indians, as they desperately attempt to cling to life in the Wild Card race heading into the final week. They're currently 3.5 back of the final playoff slot. House wasn't spectacular, but he mostly held the Twins at bay during his time on the mound. Both of the runs on his line came off of RBI grounders and he was able to limit the damage to singular runs. In addition to the six hits allowed, House walked one and struck out five. In September, House has allowed just three runs in 19 innings. He holds a 3.43 ERA and 1.34 WHIP overall. By the time he takes the mound for his final start of the regular season against the Rays next weekend, House and the Indians should know whether they have any shot at the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Wacha holds Reds to two runs in return
    Michael Wacha allowed two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings on Saturday.

    Advice: This was Wacha's first start since September 9th. He's missed large chunks of time this season with a shoulder injury. He allowed two runs on six hits to go with one strikeout and no walks over four and two-thirds innings. The Cardinals pulled him at 78 pitches. You can expect them to stretch him out in his next start in the hopes that he can be a playoff weapon for the team. Despite a mostly lost season, the 23-year-old Wacha remains one of the most promising arms in the bigs. He holds a 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, to go with a 94/31 K/BB ratio over 102 innings and if he's healthy he could be in for a monster campaign next season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Granderson hits 19th home run in win over ATL
    Curtis Granderson hit an eighth inning home run against the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: The solo shot was his 19th home run of the year. The Grandyman is looking for his eighth season of 20 or more long balls. Granderson finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. His season slash-line of .223/.323/.384 is obviously disappointing, but he is .276/.364/.500 in the month of September. Better late than never? Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:39 pm
  • Steve Pearce to sit Sunday
    Steve Pearce will sit for at least the next couple of days after receiving a cortisone shot for his sore right wrist on Saturday.

    Advice: That should mean a couple of more starts for Christian Walker, who hit his first big-league homer as the fill-in first baseman tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Carter crushes 37th home run in win over M's
    Chris Carter hit his 37th home run of the 2014 season in Saturday's 10-1 over the Mariners.

    Advice: The two-run home run off of Mariner starter Chris Young in the first inning was Carter's only hit of the game, as the slugger finished 1-for-4 with two RBI. Carter's second-half power surge has been well-documented in the media, but he'd gone into a little power drought as of late. Saturday's home run was his first since September 5. Even so, he's still slashing .291/.418/.473 in September. This constitutes his worst month since the All Star Break and tells you just how terrifying a batter Carter has been in the second half of the year. Overall, he's slashing .234/.314/.503. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Young shelled in blowout loss to Astros
    Chris Young allowed seven runs on eight hits in just three innings in the Mariners' 10-1 loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: The Astros were batting Young around from the start in this one. They put up four runs in the first frame thanks to two-run homers by Chris Carter and Alex Presley and an RBI single to Jose Altuve in the second. When Young gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Matt Dominguez and Carlos Corporan to start the fourth, he was promptly yanked. In the end, he managed to last just three innings, striking out three, walking one and surrendering eight hits. The loss comes at a bad time for the M's, who are in a tight race with Oakland and Kansas City for the final two wildcard spots. Young's been a rock in the Mariner rotation, but he has been slightly more hittable since the All Star Break (3.15 ERA/.208 BAA in first half, 3.73 ERA/.264 BAA in second half) and this outing won't help those numbers. He'll take a 3.65 ERA into his last start of the season against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Abraham Almonte aggravates ankle
    Abraham Almonte left Saturday's game after reinjuring his left ankle.

    Advice: Almonte missed a week earlier this month, and he was making just his second start since returning to the lineup on Wednesday. He hurt himself again on a ground rule double tonight, and Will Venable pinch-ran for him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:23 pm
  • Mike Minor exits with shoulder discomfort
    Mike Minor lasted just one inning Saturday because of shoulder discomfort.

    Advice: Minor missed the first month of the year because of shoulder tendinitis, and he was inconsistent for most of the year before suddenly turning it on last month. Now it seems likely that his season is done, but with the Braves collapsing, he was just about finished regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:37 pm
  • Aaron Hicks scratched with stiff back
    Aaron Hicks was scratched from Saturday's lineup because of back stiffness.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez took his spot in left field against the Indians. Hicks is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Pomeranz hurls 5 shutout inn. in no-decision
    Drew Pomeranz blanked the Phillies over five innings but took a no-decision on Saturday as the Athletics suffered a loss.

    Advice: Pomeranz was making a spot start in place of Jason Hammel and the results were good: the lefty allowed just one hit while walking two and striking out six. Pomeranz has been solid when called upon by the A's, as he has a 2.35 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 64/26 K/BB ratio in 10 starts and 10 relief appearances this season. He isn't expected to start again before the regular season expires. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Angel Pagan out of Saturday's lineup
    Angel Pagan isn't expected to play again this weekend due to back soreness.

    Advice: Pagan started Friday, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a steal in his first appearance in five days. His back felt worse afterwards, and he's considered questionable for the Dodgers series that begins Monday. Juan Perez is in center tonight, with Gregor Blanco playing left. Barring a positive report tomorrow, Pagan won't be an option in mixed leagues for the final week of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • Steve Pearce scratched with wrist injury
    Steve Pearce was scratched from the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday due to a sore right wrist.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor, the Orioles are simply playing things cautiously. The 31-year-old is having a breakout season, slashing .297/.376/.557 with 20 homers and 48 RBI in his 98 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Josh Reddick returns to Athletics lineup
    Josh Reddick is in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Reddick missed the previous two games due to neck and ankle ailments. He's having a disappointing season after a breakout 2013 campaign, hitting just .246/.304/.422 with 11 homers and 46 RBI in 101 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:24 am
  • Angel Pagan steals base in return
    Angel Pagan went 0-for-2 with a walk and a steal before being removed from Friday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: Pagan didn't appear to suffer a setback; the Giants probably just weren't looking for him to play a full nine innings in his return from a sore back. The start tonight was his first in five days. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Ryan Howard hits 22nd homer in loss
    Ryan Howard homered off Jon Lester to give the Phillies their only run Friday.

    Advice: Incredibly, it was Howard's 10th homer against a lefty, compared to just 12 in nearly three times as many plate appearances against righties. That Howard can't even be platooned properly in the midst of such a disappointing season has made him a peculiar liability for the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:40 pm
  • Norichika Aoki has two hits in loss to Tigers
    Norichika Aoki was one of the few bright spots offensively in Friday's loss to the Tigers, going 2-for-3.

    Advice: The speedy outfielder has been a strong catalyst atop the Royals lineup this year, slashing .275/.309/.368 with a homer, 38 RBI, 60 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:34 pm
  • Didi Gregorius has two hits in losing effort
    Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: His triple and subsequent run scored came in the ninth inning with the game already well out reach. Even with the two-hit effort, he's hitting just .209/.282/.351 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:08 pm
  • Holliday hits 19th homer in win over Reds
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, and a walk against the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Randal Grichuk and Holliday went back-to-back against David Holmberg in the first inning, which gave John Lackey and the Cardinals' bullpen all the offense they would need. Holliday is now up to 19 home runs on the year, putting him one short of his sixth-straight 20-homer campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:05 pm
  • Angels could use three-man rotation in ALDS
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated Friday that the team could utilize a three-man rotation in the American League Division Series.

    Advice: Assuming Matt Shoemaker makes it back healthy, it would presumably be he, C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver, with Weaver getting the call to work on short rest. Given the critical importance of those games and the uncertainty surrounding the rest of the rotation, it certainly seems like a viable strategy on the Halos end. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:27 pm
  • Angel Pagan returns to Giants lineup Friday
    Angel Pagan has returned to the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Pagan had been sidelined since Sunday after experiencing renewed tightness in his back. He should still be considered day-to-day over the final week and a half of the season, as the Giants won't want to push him too hard and risk another re-injury. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:17 pm
  • Josh Reddick (neck, ankle) out again
    Josh Reddick (neck, ankle) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Reddick has now missed two straight games with neck and ankle injuries. He's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:56 pm
  • Evan Gattis (kidney stone) could pinch-hit
    Evan Gattis (kidney stone) could be available to pinch-hit Friday.

    Advice: Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and a kidney stone, but he'll take batting practice Friday and could be available off the bench. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:05 pm
  • Mark Trumbo nursing back spasms
    Mark Trumbo was held out of the lineup Thursday after exiting Wednesday's contest with back spasms.

    Advice: Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson didn't think it was a major issue, saying that Trumbo "probably needed an off day anyway." It sounds like he should be back in the lineup at some point this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:00 am
  • Jered Weaver to start on Saturday
    Jered Weaver will start on Saturday against the Rangers.

    Advice: The Angels pushed him back from Thursday so that they could set him up for the playoffs. After Saturday's start, Weaver will now get the ball next Friday and then in Game 1 of the ALDS. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:11 pm
  • Howard not in Thursday's lineup
    Ryan Howard is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: Howard is sitting against another lefty, this time with Robbie Erlin on the hill for San Diego. Darin Ruf will start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:30 pm
  • Angels' regulars resting Thursday vs. M's
    Mike Trout is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mariners.

    Advice: Not surprisingly, the Angels' regulars are sitting after the team wrapped up the AL West on Wednesday night. Here's the lineup King Felix will face: Tony Campana CF, Gordon Beckham SS, Brennan Boesch RF, C.J. Cron DH, Efren Navarro 1B, Grant Green 2B, Hank Conger C, Luis Jimenez 3B, Shawn O'Malley LF. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Jered Weaver scratched from Thursday's start
    Jered Weaver has been scratched from Thursday's start against the Mariners.

    Advice: It's not injury-related, as the Angels wrapped up the division Wednesday night and will give him a day to rest after the celebration. It will also allow them to line him up as they want for the postseason. Wade LeBlanc will start instead Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:09 pm
  • Reddick (neck) out of A's lineup Thursday
    Josh Reddick is out of the A's starting lineup on Thursday due to a sore neck and ankle.

    Advice: Reddick underwent an MRI on Thursday morning that showed no structural damage. He's considered day-to-day. Sam Fuld is starting in right field versus Texas. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:23 am
  • Pujols goes 0-for-4 with 2 strikeouts
    Albert Pujols finished 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's 5-0 win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Pujols returned to the lineup yesterday after leaving Monday's game early due to a left hamstring cramp. The veteran went 1-for-3 on Tuesday and cashed in RBI No. 98. He'd plated 15 runners over his last 12 games coming into play today. Pujols retains a solid .272/.326/.465 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:07 pm
  • Pearce homers twice as Orioles stay hot
    Steve Pearce swatted a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs in Wednesday's victory against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Pearce broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot off of J.A. Happ in the third inning, then made it 4-0 with a three-run shot off of Happ in the fifth. The 31-year-old journeyman now has 20 home runs, 48 RBI, and a .297/.375/.560 slash line. The Orioles, who clinched the AL East on Tuesday, have won 17 of their last 21 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Angel Pagan (back) expected to play on Friday
    The results of Angel Pagan's (back) MRI came back clean on Wednesday and the veteran outfielder expects to return to the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Pagan has reported significant improvement after sitting out the entire three-game set against the Diamondbacks. In what has been a season ravaged by injuries, he has managed to excel when on the field, hitting .302/.342/.391 with three homers, 27 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 95 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:43 pm
  • Evan Gattis diagnosed with kidney stone
    Evan Gattis has been diagnosed with a kidney stone.

    Advice: Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and hasn't seen much in the way of improvement, but Braves general manager Frank Wren is now optimistic that they've gotten to the root of the problem. The hope is that he could return to the lineup in the next couple of days. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:54 pm
  • Ryan Howard not in Wednesday's lineup
    Ryan Howard is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: He'll take a seat with left-hander Eric Stults on the hill for Philadelphia. Darin Ruf will start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:30 pm
  • Wacha (shoulder) to return Saturday vs. CIN
    Michael Wacha (shoulder) will return to the Cardinals' rotation Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Wacha reported feeling "great" after a 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and then extended himself without issue in another bullpen session Wednesday, so he's been given the go-ahead to pitch this weekend versus the visiting Reds. The 23-year-old right-hander has been battling a shoulder issue since June. The Cardinals want to see what he's capable of before October arrives. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:52 pm
  • Evan Gattis (strep throat) out again Wed.
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remained out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to the ailment and it's not clear when he might be cleared to return. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:11 pm
  • Angel Pagan to undergo MRI on ailing back
    Angel Pagan is set to undergo an MRI on his back.

    Advice: The Giants had been hoping Pagan could return to action after Thursday's off day, but thing are up in the air now. It's possible he could receive another cortisone shot before attempting to play through the ailment. Pagan could undergo back surgery over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:36 am
  • Angel Pagan (back) remains out of lineup
    Angel Pagan (back) remained out of the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the third straight game he's missed due to his nagging back issue. The Giants are off Thursday, so Pagan will shoot for a return for the weekend series in San Diego. Juan Perez is in center field again Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:16 am
  • Pagan could have back surgery over winter
    Angel Pagan could undergoing surgery on his ailing back over the offseason.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy was quick to note that surgery is one of many treatment options for Pagan. The outfielder missed nearly two months of action earlier this season with back issues and has had a couple minor setbacks recently. The club hopes that Pagan is ready to play Wednesday after missing the last two games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:34 am
  • Pujols (hamstring) has an RBI on Tuesday
    Albert Pujols (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

    Advice: Pujols exited Monday's game early due to a cramp in his left hamstring incurred on a three-run double in the third inning. The veteran admitted after the game that he was suffering from dehydration. He made it through the entirety of this contest without issue. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:29 pm
  • Aoki turns in second straight four-hit night
    Norichika Aoki turned in his second straight four-hit game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: With eight hits in his last nine at-bats -- all but one of which have been singles -- Aoki has raised his batting average from .265 to .277 in the two-game span. Aoki also stole a base in Tuesday's game, his 16th stolen base of the season. Aided by his back-to-back outstanding performances, the 32-year-old is batting an impressive .396 in the month of September. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:56 pm
  • Gomes hits 19th home run in win over Astros
    Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Astros Tuesday.

    Advice: Gomes hit the homer, his 19th of the year, in the sixth inning to give the Indians a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The catcher is setting personal bests across the board this year, owning 64 RBI to go with a .286/.320/.477 line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • Abraham Almonte expects to play Wednesday
    Abraham Almonte (ankle) expects to return to the lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Almonte pinch-hit over the weekend but hasn't started a game in over a week due to a left ankle sprain. He's hit .272/.313/.380 with two homers over 29 games with the Padres. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Pearce's 3-run homer powers O's to clincher
    Steve Pearce's first-inning three-run home run gave the Orioles a lead they would not relinquish as they clinched the AL East with a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pearce put the O's up 3-1 with the jack in the first off of Drew Hutchison. It was perhaps the most poetic way for the Orioles to clinch, as Pearce has been a key contributor who came out of nowhere, in a season in which the club has gotten little out of Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, and Chris Davis. Pearce now has 18 home runs, 44 RBI, and a .294/.371/.541 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Granderson logs three hits as Mets top MIA
    Curtis Granderson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win against the Marlins.

    Advice: Granderson has been swinging a better bat as of late, batting .357 (15-for-42) over his last 12 games. He singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth, which ultimately proved to be a drop in the bucket. Granderson is slashing .222/.322/.377 with 18 home runs and 60 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz to make spot start Saturday
    Drew Pomeranz will make a spot start on Saturday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: He's filling in for Jason Hammel, who will be away to attend the birth of his child. Pomeranz has put up a 2.85 ERA in nine starts this season and isn't a bad streaming option this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:05 pm
  • Angel Pagan (back) out of Tuesday's lineup
    Angel Pagan (back) is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Manager Bruce Bochy said after Monday's game that he expected Pagan to be ready to go Tuesday, but obviously that's not the case. Consider Pagan day-to-day. Juan Perez is getting another start in center field Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:04 pm
  • Pujols (hamstring) in Angels' lineup Tuesday
    Albert Pujols (hamstring) is in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

    Advice: Pujols left Monday's game after feeling a cramp in his left hamstring following a three-run double in the bottom of the third inning. He got treatment on Monday night and again on Tuesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:37 pm
  • Evan Gattis (strep throat) out again Tuesday
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remains out of the Braves' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Gattis is dealing with strep throat and will now miss his eighth straight start. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:11 pm
  • Pagan (back) likely to play Tuesday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy placed a "pretty good percentage" that Angel Pagan (back) will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup with recurring lower back discomfort. His most recent stiffness dates back to Saturday, but the Giants are optimistic it won't keep him sidelined for long. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:46 am
  • Trout goes 1-for-2 with three walks and a run
    Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Trout is now 4-for-23 (.174) off the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma. That's his worst batting average against any pitcher Trout has ever had 15 or more at-bats against. Fortunately, he's really, really good against everybody else. Trout is slashing .291/.381/.567 and is on pace for 37 homers, 116 RBI, 117 runs and 15 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Trumbo blasts a salami, knocks in five runs
    Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Diamondbacks past the Giants 6-2 on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 2-for-5 with five RBI, adding an RBI single in the seventh. The big damage came in the third frame, when Trumbo swatted a Ryan Vogelsong offering over the right field wall to plate Wade Miley, Chris Owings and A.J. Pollock. Trumbo has driven in 10 runs over his last five games. A hot finish would give a nice superficial boost to his disappointing slash line (.239/.303/.389). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:46 pm
  • Nori Aoki reaches five times in Royals' win
    Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki doubled in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, only to be replaced by a pinch-runner despite his plus speed. It ended up working out for the Royals, as the outrageously fast Terrence Gore scored from second on an infield single to win the game. Aoki is hitting .349 in 43 at-bats this month, though he's not doing much else to help fantasy owners at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Pujols leaves game with hamstring cramp
    Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring cramp.

    Advice: Pujols cleared the bases with a double in the third inning but grabbed his hamstring on the way into second base. The good news is that the Angels are calling it a cramp, so it sounds like a day-to-day situation. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Angel Pagan scratched due to back stiffness
    Angel Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back stiffness.

    Advice: Pagan has had back issues dating back to mid-June and missed a game earlier this month when it flared up on him. It remains to be seen if the flare-up this time will cost him more than a game. Juan Perez took his spot in center field and at the top of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:00 pm
  • Evan Gattis (strep throat) out again Monday
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) is out of the Braves' lineup again Monday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Gattis hasn't played since last Sunday due to strep throat. He's scheduled to meet with doctors to determine why his symptoms haven't subsided. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:17 pm
  • Pearce has two hits, game-tying RBI in win
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and drove home the tying run with an RBI double in the ninth inning of Sunday's come-from-behind victory over the Yankees.

    Advice: Pearce, who will continue to function as the Orioles primary first baseman for the remainder of the season, is now hitting .290/.365/.532 with 17 homers and 40 RBI over 93 games in what has been a breakthrough season for the 31-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 8:37 pm
  • Gregorius scores twice, D'backs defeat Padres
    Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Diamondbacks past the Padres 8-6 on Sunday.

    Advice: Gregorius has now scored twice in back-to-back games. He added an RBI single in the eighth inning. The shortstop has struggled at the dish this year, batting a meager .211/.286/.351 in 69 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 7:28 pm
  • Young allows two runs over six, takes loss
    Chris Young allowed just two runs over six innings but took the loss against the Athletics Sunday.

    Advice: Young limited the A's to just four hits, with a pair of solo home runs serving as the two runs to cross the plate on Young's watch. He dropped to 12-8 with the loss, but Young has a 3.33 ERA on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Friday at the Astros. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:15 pm
  • Lewis limits Braves to one run over seven
    Colby Lewis limited the Braves to one run over seven innings in a win Sunday.

    Advice: Lewis scattered five hits, with Ryan Doumit's solo homer counting as the only run against him. The start was the first time he's allowed fewer than three runs since a complete game shutout on August 5. The win moved him to 10-13, the first time he's reached double-digit wins since 2011 and just the fourth time he's done it in his career. Lewis will look for his 11th win Saturday at the Angels. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 4:34 pm
  • Mike Minor beat up by Rangers in 11th loss
    Mike Minor was knocked around by the Rangers Sunday, giving up five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss.

    Advice: The Rangers got to Minor for runs in the second and fourth innings, but it was a six-run fifth inning that ended Minor's afternoon. The loss was his third in a row, but none have been as disconcerting as Sunday. He fell to 6-11 with the loss, and he's got a 4.74 ERA through 24 starts. Minor will look to get back on the horse Saturday against the Mets. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 4:30 pm
  • Holliday stays hot, doubles twice vs. Rockies
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Holliday has been on fire in September, and he stayed hot with his two doubles. The first was an RBI double in the third inning. He would come around to score on Jhonny Peralta's subsequent home run. Holliday is hitting .319 with two home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored this month. His final line will end up looking Holliday-esque after a slow start to the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 4:14 pm
  • Michael Wacha throws bullpen session
    Michael Wacha said he "felt great" after a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

    Advice: The Cardinals decided to skip Wacha's turn in the rotation, but they've insisted it's so they can clean up his mechanics rather than it being a setback with the righty's shoulder. Wacha remains hopeful of rejoining the rotation at some point, though it's not clear when that might be. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 9:30 am
  • Abraham Almonte (ankle) could pinch-hit
    Abraham Almonte (ankle) might be available to pinch-hit from the right side.

    Advice: Almonte has missed the last week of action due to a left high ankle sprain. He was still sore when he did some running Saturday but could be available off the bench shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 8:08 am
  • Indians to skip T.J. House's next turn
    The Indians will skip T.J. House's next turn in the rotation following last week's rainout.

    Advice: House holds a 0.86 ERA over his last three outings, but they can make this move in order to limit his innings a bit and also set him up to start against the Twins, who he has a 1.56 ERA in three starts against this season. "We wanted to stay right-handed against Houston," said manager Terry Francona. "Then when we get to Minnesota, we'll insert T.J. Rather than push guys back that don't need to be pushed back, we'll let him pitch against a team that maybe matches up better against him. It's all because of the double header." Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 7:29 am
  • Mike Trout homers twice in Angels' win
    Mike Trout went 3-for-3 with two solo homers and an intentional walk Saturday in the Angels' 5-2 defeat of the Astros.

    Advice: Trout collected his 33rd and 34th homers and his 39th double. Really, if there was any question left, he might have just locked up AL MVP honors tonight. Trout leads the league with 107 runs scored and 107 RBI, he's moved into a tie for third in homers and he's third behind Jose Abreu and Victor Martinez in OPS, while obviously having greater defensive value than those two. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 10:25 pm
  • Jered Weaver strikes out 12 in victory
    Jered Weaver won for the 17th time this season by limiting the Astros to one run in seven innings and striking out 12 on Saturday.

    Advice: Weaver fell three strikeouts short of his career high, but it's just the third time in his career that he's gotten to 12 and the first time since April 6, 2012 that he's even reached double figures. He's previous season high was nine against the White Sox in June. Weaver ended up throwing 101 pitches, 76 of them strikes. Even though his home run and walk rates are up this year, he's the AL leader in wins and he has a 3.50 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 10:23 pm
  • Huston Street earns save in return
    Huston Street pitched a scoreless ninth for a save in his return to the mound Saturday against the Astros.

    Advice: Street was given a three-run lead in his first appearance in a week, and he gave up just a single on his to converting it. The closer had been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 10:19 pm
  • Trumbo goes 3-for-5, drives in three vs. Pads
    Mark Trumbo finished 3-for-5 with three RBI as the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 10-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: Trumbo smacked a two-run single in the first inning and later scored on a wild pitch. He then plated Chris Owings on a fielder's choice in the second and doubled in the fifth before singling and scoring again in the eighth. Trumbo seems to be finding a groove now after struggling initially in his return from a fractured foot. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 8:38 pm
  • Pearce homers in loss to Yankees
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double against the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: It was his 17th homer of the season and his first since August 28. We've been waiting for Pearce to slow down all year, but he now owns an impressive .287/.364/.529 batting line across 93 games. He has gone from a part-time player to a lineup staple. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 3:12 pm
  • Gattis (strep throat) to miss Sunday as well
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) will remain out of the Braves' lineup on Sunday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Gattis has been sidelined with strep since Monday. This is obviously bad news for the Braves as they battle for a spot in the playoffs. He is batting .270/.325/.507 with 22 homers and 52 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 1:10 pm
  • Ryan Howard not in Phillies lineup Saturday
    Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's contest against the Marlins.

    Advice: Maikel Franco will get the call in his place and bat second against opposing hurler Brad Hand. Look for Howard to be back in his customary clean-up spot on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 11:51 am
  • Evan Gattis remains out of Braves lineup
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remains out of the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Gattis reported feeling better on Saturday morning, but the Braves are rolling with Christian Bethancourt behind the dish and Tommy La Stella at designated hitter instead. Look for the White Bear to return to the middle of the Braves lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 8:16 am
  • Mike Trout doubles, triples in win
    Mike Trout doubled, tripled and drove in two runs as the Angels topped the Astros 11-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Trout also scored twice, giving him 104 runs and 105 RBI through 143 games. He leads the AL in both categories. The win was the Angels' ninth straight, giving them an 11-game lead in the AL West. Their magic number is just seven with 16 games to go. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 11:29 pm
  • Holliday smacks three-run homer in win
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's 5-1 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: The win snapped a three-game losing streak for St. Louis. Holliday's first-inning blast was the big blow of the ballgame and traveled an estimated 439 feet. The veteran outfielder has turned things on since the All-Star break by collecting 11 home runs and 39 RBI over 50 games. He had six home runs and 45 RBI in 93 games during the first half. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 10:03 pm
  • Cardinals to skip Michael Wacha's next start
    The Cardinals have decided to skip Michael Wacha's next scheduled start on Sunday.

    Advice: It doesn't appear as if Wacha has had a setback physically, but rather the Cards want him to work on his command before he toes the rubber again. "Asking a lot for a guy to get sharp in September," manager Mike Matheny said. The right-hander could still get in three starts before the end of the regular season as he tries to fine-tune for the playoffs. Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday versus the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 2:52 pm
  • Gattis (strep throat) remains out of lineup
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remained out of the Braves' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The Braves had anticipated him being ready for designated hitter duty in Texas, but Gattis still isn't feeling up to it. He'll visit the doctor Friday to see if there's anything else he can try to do to get him ready to play at some point this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 2:47 pm
  • Pujols suffers first 4-K game but Angels win
    Albert Pujols struck out four times in five trips to the plate in Thursday's win against the Rangers.

    Advice: It took 2,102 games and 9,187 plate appearances, but Pujols finally dons the golden sombrero. He had previously struck out three times in a game 13 times in his 14-year career. Despite Thursday's showing, Pujols has had a productive year at the plate, slashing .276/.329/.473 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 11, 8:34 pm
  • T.J. House goes seven scoreless in win
    T.J. House allowed four hits over seven innings as the Indians beat the Twins 2-0 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

    Advice: The Indians swept the doubleheader, outscoring the Twins 10-2 on the day. House has gone seven innings in three straight outings after never doing so in his first 13 starts of the year, and he's lowered his ERA from 4.18 to 3.42 during the span. Mixed leaguers might want to give him a try when he faces the Astros next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 11, 3:11 pm
  • Street (hamstring) likely unavailable Thu.
    Huston Street (hamstring) will likely be unavailable Thursday.

    Advice: Street hasn't pitched since Saturday due to right hamstring tightness and the Angels can afford to play it safe with him with such a big lead in the AL West. It's not a long-term concern. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 11, 2:13 pm
  • Yan Gomes homers, doubles in win over MIN
    Yan Gomes homered, doubled and knocked in three runs Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: The homer was his first in 12 games since he returned from a concussion. Gomes has 18 homers and 62 RBI for the year, making him one of the game's best offensive catchers. He's no slouch behind the dish, either. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 11, 11:53 am
  • Street (hamstring) expects to pitch on Friday
    Huston Street (hamstring) was not available Wednesday.

    Advice: Street said before the game that his right hamstring was fully healthy, but the first-place Angels decided to play it safe with their closer and keep him idle. Street expects to pitch Friday, when the Angels return home from Texas to begin a three-game series against the visiting Astros. He has a 1.71 ERA and 13 saves since joining Anaheim. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 10, 9:33 pm
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