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  • Ramirez goes 3-for-4 with a triple Saturday
    Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Indians got shut out by the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: He grabbed three of the Indians' seven total hits. Known as a slick fielder with a weak bat as a prospect, Ramirez has disproven that notion by breaking out at the plate this year. He is now batting .310 with 10 homers, 58 RBI and 70 runs scored in 120 games. His 20 stolen bags are perhaps his most valuable fantasy contribution this year. Yesterday, 8:56 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    12:05 pm @Tex
  • Harrison fills up box score in win Saturday
    Josh Harrison filled up the box score in Saturday's 9-6 victory over the Brewers, going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI.

    Advice: Harrison also swiped a pair of bases in the ballgame. He delivered a two-run single in the fourth inning that cut the Pirates deficit to 5-4. It has been an up-and-down season for the speedy infielder, who is now slashing .273/.301/.377 with four homers, 51 RBI and 18 stolen bases. Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Hernan Perez homers twice in loss to Pirates
    Hernan Perez homered twice and drove home four runs on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Brewers to victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Perez got the scoring started with a three-run blast off Jameson Taillon in the first inning, and he added a solo shot off the right-hander in the third. That gave the Brewers an early 5-1 lead, though they were unable to hold onto it. Perez has been one of the biggest surprises in baseball this season, slashing .281/.308/.470 with 13 homers, 47 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He has come from nowhere to develop into a very capable five-category producer in mixed leagues. Yesterday, 8:32 pm
    11:10 am vs Pit
  • Kinsler clubs leadoff homer in loss Saturday
    Ian Kinsler clubbed a leadoff homer in a losing effort against the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Kinsler jumped on a fastball from Brett Oberholtzer to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead, but it would be short-lived. Kinsler finished the night 1-for-4 and is now slashing .273/.333/.466 with 23 homers and 66 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Phillips goes 3-for-4 with three runs scored
    Brandon Phillips singled three times in four at-bats, came around to score all three times and drove in a pair of runs versus the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: Both RBI came on a second-inning single to right. He has a .286 batting average with eight home runs, 60 runs scored, 52 RBI and nine stolen bases on the season. Phillips was a top five fantasy second baseman for most of a decade but has faded with age. He can still be effective when healthy but he is rarely fully healthy anymore. Yesterday, 8:21 pm
  • Beckham goes 3-for-4 on Saturday
    Tim Beckham drew a start at first base and went 3-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double but none of his three hits factored into the scoring. He was the first overall pick of the 2008 draft but failed to develop into anything more than a utility infielder in the major leagues. He is batting .235/.285/.433 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 187 at-bats on the season. Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Martin Prado goes 4-for-4 in loss to Padres
    Martin Prado had a nice night at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Padres, going 4-for-4 with a double.

    Advice: The Marlins were shut out in the ballgame, only mustering nine total hits as a team, so Prado was certainly the driving force of the offense. He's quietly having a very nice season for the Marlins, slashing .323/.376/.436 with seven homers and 61 RBI. Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Ryan Schimpf beats Marlins with solo homer
    Ryan Schimpf swatted a solo homer in the fourth inning on Saturday, leading the Padres to a 1-0 victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Schimpf also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-3 plus a walk. The single is actually a rarity as it was just his 11th of the season while he has 32 extra-base hits. He isn't going to hit for a very high average, but is slashing a mighty impressive .235/.360/.601 with 16 homers and 37 RBI in just 60 games with the Padres. Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Johnson clubs pinch-hit grand slam
    Kelly Johnson clubbed a pinch-hit grand slam in Saturday’s lopsided win over the Phillies.

    Advice: The Mets hit four home runs on the night and now have 87 homers at Citi Field this season, their most since the stadium opened in 2009. Johnson has been a useful piece since making his return to the Mets, hitting .293 with eight homers in 56 games. He has four pinch-hit homers, which is one shy of the club record. Yesterday, 7:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Kelly Johnson NYM - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Segura exits game due to illness
    Jean Segura exited Saturday's game against the Reds due to illness.

    Advice: Segura walked in his lone plate appearance before leaving the game. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brandon Drury replaced him at second base. Yesterday, 6:42 pm
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Reds demote 2B Tony Renda to Louisville
    Reds optioned 2B Tony Renda to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: The Reds needed to clear a roster spot for backup catcher Raffy Lopez. Renda played sparingly in his month with Cincinnati, making only five starts at second base and left field. There's a good chance the Reds will welcome him back when rosters expand in a few days. Yesterday, 3:10 pm
    Not Active
    1:10 pm @Ari
  • Trea Turner swipes 17th base in loss Saturday
    Trea Turner went 2-for-6 and swiped his 17th base of the season as the Nationals fell to the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Turner continues to be a terrific catalyst atop the Nationals lineup with a pair of singles and another stolen base in this one. The rookie shortstop is now hitting .341/.363/.532 with four homers and 20 RBI on the season. He needs to be owned and started in all formats at this point. Yesterday, 2:58 pm
  • Matt Carpenter getting the day off Saturday
    Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Carpenter is just getting a breather. Brandon Moss will handle first base in his absence and bat third against A's right-hander Zach Neal. Carpenter enjoyed a monster first half but has slumped since the All-Star break (.219 AVG in 73 at-bats). Yesterday, 1:55 pm
    11:15 am vs Oak
  • Brad Miller not in Rays lineup on Saturday
    Brad Miller is not in the Rays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Nothing more than a routine day of rest for the power-hitting infielder. Tim Beckham is drawing the start in his place at first base and will bat fifth against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros on Saturday. Yesterday, 12:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    11:10 am @Hou
  • Dee Gordon remains out of Marlins lineup
    Dee Gordon remains out of the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's the second straight game that Gordon has missed, though no reason has been given. The 28-year-old speedster is hitting .276/.316/.332 with nine RBI and 15 stolen bases in 47 games since returning from his suspension. Yesterday, 12:01 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) returns to Jays lineup
    Devon Travis (finger) has returned to the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The second baseman hasn't played since last weekend due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. He's batting eighth against Ervin Santana and the Twins on Saturday. Yesterday, 8:02 am
  • LeMahieu returns to Rockies lineup Saturday
    D.J. LeMahieu has returned to the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: LeMahieu has been sidelined since Monday due to inflammation in his left wrist. The 28-year-old is having an outstanding season at the plate, slashing .344/.416/.501 with 10 homers, 50 RBI and nine stolen bases. Yesterday, 7:35 am
  • Chase Utley goes 1-for-5 in return to action
    Chase Utley (foot) returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday, going 1-for-5 with a double in a losing effort against the Cubs.

    Advice: Utley drove home a run and scored a run in the contest. The veteran second baseman sat out Thursday's game due to a troublesome foot that had been bothering him. With his 1-for-5 effort Friday, he's now hitting .258/.328/.398 on the season with 11 homers and 42 RBI in 415 at-bats on the year. Yesterday, 5:26 am
  • Sardinas homers, drives in four in loss
    Luis Sardinas went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Sardinas just missed a grand slam in the fourth inning, but he settled for a bases-clearing double. He didn’t miss in his next at-bat, as he took Mike Dunn deep for a solo blast in the sixth inning. The 23-year-old was recently acquired from the Mariners and should get a chance to show what he can do at shortstop down the stretch, though we aren't expecting much in the way of fantasy value. Friday, 9:17 pm
  • Daniel Murphy crushes 25th homer in win
    Daniel Murphy crushed his 25th home run of the year on Friday, propelling the Nationals to an 8-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Murphy finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and scored a pair of runs. He plated a run with an RBI ground out in the third inning before belting his solo shot off of Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman in the fourth. Not only is Murphy leading the National League in hitting (.346), but he has already completely demolished his previous career bests in home runs (14) and RBI (78). Thoroughly enjoying his first season in Washington, Murphy is slashing .346/.390/.615 with 25 long balls and 98 RBI. Friday, 7:46 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
  • Flores slugs grand slam in win over Phillies
    Wilmer Flores slugged a grand slam in Friday’s victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: It was his only hit in four at-bats on Friday, but it was a huge one, as his fifth-inning blast extended the Mets’ lead to 6-1. They added three more runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Flores hasn’t done much against right-handers this season, but he continues to mash lefties. 10 of his 14 homers have come against left-handers. Friday, 7:27 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Devon Travis (finger) expected back Sat.
    Devon Travis (finger) is expected to be back in the Blue Jays' lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Travis said he could've played Friday, but he only just resumed swinging a bat after being given a cortisone shot to help with an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney is at second base Friday. Friday, 2:03 pm
  • LeMahieu (wrist) out of lineup again Friday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Monday because of inflammation in his left wrist. The good news is LeMahieu is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup Saturday. Daniel Descalso is at second base in his place. The Rockies also have Ryan Raburn over David Dahl in left field with the Nationals starting southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Friday, 12:30 pm
  • Dee Gordon not in Friday's lineup
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off. Robert Andino is at second base in Gordon's place. Jeff Francoeur is also making his Marlins' debut in right field. Friday, 12:06 pm
  • Neil Walker returns from paternity leave
    Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Walker and his wife welcomed their first child earlier this week. T.J. Rivera has been optioned in a corresponding move. Friday, 10:55 am
  • Brett Lawrie's (knee, calf) MRI is clean
    MRIs on Brett Lawrie's left knee and calf came back negative.

    Advice: Lawrie has encountered multiple setbacks while on his rehab assignment for a hamstring injury, but it appears he doesn't have any structural issues. He's been given inflammation medicine and will try to ramp up his activities in the next couple days. Friday, 6:53 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Sea
  • Beckham rocks RBI double in win over ARI
    Gordon Beckham went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The double was Beckham's 11th of the season. He picked up the RBI two-bagger in the sixth inning to boost the Braves to a 3-0 lead. The 29-year-old infielder holds no fantasy intrigue and is hitting just .210/.300/.335 with four homers and 24 RBI over an even 200 at-bats. Thursday, 9:54 pm
  • Cano swats 29th homer in loss to White Sox
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Cano hit a solo dinger off White Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo in the fourth inning for his 29th homer of the year. He's only hit the 30-homer plateau once in his career but seems destined to do it a second time this year. The second baseman also has 80 RBI and 84 runs scored on the year, batting .298/.351/.527. Thursday, 9:35 pm
  • Utley (foot) sidelined for Thursday's finale
    Chase Utley (foot) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

    Advice: Utley's been bothering him lately so he'll get the night off on Thursday. Charlie Culbertson will handle second base in his stead while hitting ninth against Giants southpaw Matt Moore. Utley, who will soon be reunited with former Phillies backstop Carlos Ruiz, is day-to-day. Thursday, 4:38 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: Travis hasn't played since Sunday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney will start at second base and bat ninth Thursday versus Anaheim right-hander Jered Weaver. Thursday, 12:48 pm
  • Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out Thurs.
    Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Thursday, 7:39 am
  • Turner goes 4-for-5 on Wednesday
    Trea Turner sprayed four singles in five at-bats in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner doesn't have a ton of over-the-fence power but he hits the ball hard and runs extremely well. He has 14 triples combined between the majors and minors this year compared to 10 home runs. He is batting .320/.346/.536 with four homers and 14 steals in 36 games. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Nats' Murphy goes 3-for-5 with a grand slam
    Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI against the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy's season gets more impressive nearly every day. The grand slam came in the ninth inning but the Nationals were behind by seven runs at the time and couldn't make up that much ground. The second baseman's .347/.391/.611 slash line with a 1.002 OPS is off the charts. He chips in 24 home runs and 95 RBI to boot. Unless he falls flat on his face the rest of the season this will go down as by far the best year of his career. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
  • Devon Travis (finger) hopeful for Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) said that he hopes to return to the lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Travis is dealing with an injury on the third knuckle of his right hand. He received a cortisone shot on Tuesday. While he remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, the 25-year-old second baseman said that his hand is feeling better. He should be able to get back into the lineup over the next few days barring a setback. Wednesday, 1:46 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Wednesday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Travis received a cortisone injection Tuesday for an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. It's not clear when he might return. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday versus Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Wednesday, 12:42 pm
  • DJ LeMahieu (wrist) sitting again Wednesday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: LeMahieu was a late scratch Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation and is apparently still dealing with some discomfort. Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth on Wednesday afternoon against Zach Davies. Wednesday, 9:26 am
  • Utley day-to-day with lingering foot issue
    Chase Utley was removed from Tuesday's win over the Giants with a lingering foot issue.

    Advice: Utley didn't actually start the game, but he singled and scored as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and stayed on for defense in the seventh before leaving in the eighth. "He's been maintenancing his foot for about a month," manager Dave Roberts said late Tuesday night. "That's why we had to get him out of the game. He couldn't stay on his feet any longer. Chase will be day to day." Wednesday, 6:08 am
  • Cano singles twice in loss to former team
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: As a team, the Mariners managed just four hits on the evening. Cano was the only player to pick up more than one. The All-Star second baseman is in the midst of a fantastic campaign and is currently slashing .295/.349/.522 with 28 homers and 79 RBI across 508 at-bats. Fantasy second basemen don't get much better than that. Tuesday, 10:03 pm
  • Flores hits three-run shot in win over Cards
    Wilmer Flores hit a three-run home run as the Mets bested the Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Getting a start against a lefty as per usual, Flores turned on an inside fastball in the first inning for the three-run dinger. It was his only hit in the game and Flores' 13th homer of the year. With first base still a big question mark and Flores' ability to hit left-handed pitching, the 25-year-old should continue to draw starts at the less-hot corner going forward. Flores is hitting .259/.315/.447 in 87 games total. Tuesday, 10:00 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Perez' two-run triple leads Brewers past Rox
    Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to help the Brewers get past the Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The hit was Perez' only one in four at-bats, but it was a big one. With two outs and an 0-2 count, Perez slashed a Carlos Estevez pitch down the right field line and into the corner, plating both Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun to give the Brewers a late lead. It was just the latest noteworthy performance for the 25-year-old this year, who's hitting .282/.308/.458 with 11 homers, 43 RBI, 35 runs scored and 23 steals in 87 games played. Tuesday, 9:34 pm
    11:10 am vs Pit
  • Brett Lawrie getting tests on sore quad
    Brett Lawrie is undergoing more tests in Chicago after reaggravating his quad.

    Advice: Lawrie was pulled off his rehab assignment and the White Sox aren't sure when he might return to live minor league games, let alone the major league roster. "He hasn’t played enough to make it through a game so there’s something going on there," manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday. Lawrie originally landed on the disabled list July 22 with a left hamstring strain. He's also been dealing with fluid in his knee. Tuesday, 8:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Sea
  • Trea Turner goes 4-for-4 in loss to Orioles
    Trea Turner had three singles and a double in four trips to the plate on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: It's the first four-hit night of the youngster's career. He also had a couple would-be stolen bases overturned by instant replay. Turner has stabilized the center field and leadoff spots for the Nationals, as he now sports a .320/.346/.536 batting line with four homers and 14 steals over 36 games. Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Beckham leaves game with tight hamstring
    Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday. Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • LeMahieu scratched due to wrist inflammation
    DJ LeMahieu was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation.

    Advice: Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. This could be a multi-game absence for LeMahieu. Tuesday, 2:09 pm
  • Devon Travis out Tuesday with knuckle issue
    Devon Travis is out Tuesday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand.

    Advice: Travis received an injection and the Blue Jays are hoping he can return Wednesday. It doesn't sound like anything major. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Angels. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Padres call up INF Sardinas
    Padres recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Jabari Blash (finger) on the active roster. Sardinas was just acquired from the Mariners last week and owns a lowly .218/.257/.268 batting line in the majors. He figures to serve in a utility infielder role. Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Utley rocks solo home run in win over Reds
    Chase Utley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Utley burned Anthony DeSclafani for a solo shot in the first inning and picked up an RBI single in the third. While the veteran second baseman is slashing a middling .256/.327/.399 this season, he has picked up six two-hit games in his last 10 contests. Utley can still be safely avoided in most fantasy formats, but his recent hot bat makes him an interesting DFS option. Aug 21, 1:57 pm
  • Jose Ramirez clocks go-ahead homer in eighth
    Jose Ramirez connected for a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Ramirez came up clutch with a two-run homer off reliever Brett Cecil with two outs in the eighth inning, flipping a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead and eventual win. The Tribe took two of three games in the weekend series, with Ramirez proving instrumental in both wins. In addition to Sunday's heroics, he also notched a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning of Friday's victory. The 23-year-old third baseman has been nothing short of phenomenal of late and has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games. For the season as a whole, Ramirez is slashing .310/.365/.461 with 10 homers, 57 RBI and 20 steals across 415 at-bats. Aug 21, 1:30 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    12:05 pm @Tex
  • Brett Lawrie pulled off rehab assignment
    Brett Lawrie has been pulled off his rehab assignment.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened, but Lawrie has had setbacks recently with knee and quad issues. He'll be re-evaluated by the White Sox and the club is expected to have more information on his status later this week. Obviously he's not going to be activated soon. Aug 21, 12:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Sea
  • Jean Segura getting a day off Sunday
    Jean Segura is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's receiving a rare day off. The D'Backs have Phil Gosselin at second base and Chris Owings in the leadoff spot. Aug 21, 11:41 am
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Walker going on paternity leave this week
    Neil Walker will be away from the Mets for this week's series in St. Louis, as his wife will have labor induced Monday night.

    Advice: Walker is slated to rejoin the Mets on Friday against the Phillies. The second baseman return to action Saturday after missing four games with a back issue, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores should handle second base while Walker is away. Aug 21, 7:08 am
  • Travis leads Jays with three hits, two RBI
    Devon Travis went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Blue Jays edged the Indians 6-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Travis knocked a two-run single in the second inning to get the Jays on the board, raising his RBI total to 37 in 68 games. The month of August has been good to the 25-year-old, who is now hitting .333 with three homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs this month. Travis has settled in atop the Jays lineup, hitting .298/.331/.473 overall. Aug 20, 8:58 pm
  • Murphy goes 3-for-4 with a solo homer
    Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Nationals' offense went wild on Saturday.

    Advice: He walked as well. The Nationals racked up 17 hits and Murphy contributed his share. He continues to build his case for MVP of the National League. He is now batting .348/.391/.613 with 23 home runs, 88 RBI and 74 runs. He is on pace to set career bests in pretty much every stat except stolen bases. Aug 20, 8:18 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
  • Harrison stays hot with three hits vs. Fish
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: Harrison batted leadoff in the game and delivered, getting on base three times while driving in the Pirates' only run with an RBI single in the eighth inning. The three hits extended Harrison's modest hitting streak to six games, and he's got three doubles, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in that stretch. Harrison is now hitting .278/.306/.388 in 112 games overall. Aug 20, 7:09 pm
  • Neil Walker returns to Mets lineup Saturday
    Neil Walker (back) has returned to the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He sat out the previous four games due to stiffness in his lower back. The 30-year-old is hitting .279/.341/.470 with 22 homers and 54 RBI in 440 plate appearances on the season. Aug 20, 11:00 am
  • Ryan Schimpf homers twice for Padres
    Ryan Schimpf homered twice, doubled twice and knocked in five runs to propel the Padres to a 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Advice: The second homer was a walkoff three-run blast off Patrick Corbin in the bottom of the ninth. Schimpf is up to 14 homers in 53 games since his callup. It's enough to make one wonder why he didn't arrive in the majors until age 28. Aug 19, 11:51 pm
  • Jean Segura goes 5-for-6 in loss
    Jean Segura finished 5-for-6 with three steals Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: One Dave Stewart move that's worked out was the Segura acquisition; Segura is hitting .321 after coming in at .246 and .257 in his last two years in Milwaukee. He also has as many homers (11) and doubles (31) as the last two years combined. Aug 19, 11:47 pm
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Trea Turner logs three hits in win on Friday
    Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Nationals topped the Braves 7-6 on Friday evening in Atlanta.

    Advice: The impressive rookie infielder continues to be a spark plug atop the Nationals lineup, slashing .328/.348/.550 with three homers, 17 RBI and 11 stolen bases in only 143 plate appearances. Aug 19, 8:39 pm
  • Ramirez hits game-tying homer vs. Jays
    Jose Ramirez launched a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: His homer set the stash for Tyler Naquin to walk it off with an inside-the-park home run. Ramirez went 1-for-4 on the night and continues to be a pleasant surprise for the Indians and fantasy owners. Boosted by a red-hot August, he’s slashing .311/.367/.457 with nine homers, 54 RBI, 20 steals, and 67 runs scored through 112 games. Aug 19, 6:54 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    12:05 pm @Tex
  • Brett Lawrie to resume rehab on Friday
    Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee, quad) will resume his rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: Lawrie is on the DL with a hamstring injury but has also had a knee and more recently a quad issue delay his return. He's game-ready again, though, and should be activated before long if he can avoid another setback. Aug 19, 2:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Sea
  • Daniel Murphy getting a day off Friday
    Daniel Murphy is absent from the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a routine day off. The Nats have Trea Turner at second base and Clint Robinson at first. Aug 19, 12:58 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
  • Jean Segura raps two-run homer in loss
    Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Segura scored the first run of the game on a wild pitch by Paul Clemens in the first inning. The 26-year-old second baseman would do louder damage with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. For the season, Segura is slashing .315/.362/.473 with 11 homers, 47 RBI and 24 steals. On the micro level, he is 7-for-14 over his last three games. Aug 18, 11:23 pm
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Cano cracks solo home run in loss to Angels
    Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Cano whacked a solo home run off Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in the first inning for his lone hit of the game. The dinger was his 27th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 75. The 27 homers are the most he has hit since he launched the same number with the Yankees in 2013. With about a month-and-a-half remaining in the season, the star second baseman needs six more home runs to tie the career-best 33 he notched four seasons ago. Aug 18, 10:30 pm
  • Rodon limits Indians to two runs over six
    Carlos Rodon held the Indians to two runs over six innings in a no-decision Thursday.

    Advice: As has been the case more than a few times this year, Rodon deserved better than the fate he sustained after the White Sox bullpen relinquished his lead. Before exiting, Rodon had scattered eight hits without walking a batter and striking out five. Without the win, Rodon remains 3-8 with a 4.26 ERA through 20 starts. The good news for the southpaw is that he's pitched well in his past three starts, even if he's just 1-0 in that span. Rodon will try for that elusive fourth win when he takes on the Phillies on Wednesday. Aug 18, 9:16 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    12:05 pm @Tex
  • Prado knocks two-run single in loss to Reds
    Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Prado had a two-run single in the seventh inning to pull the Marlins to within a run, but it wasn't enough in the end. Still, it was a good night for the 32-year-old, who now has four multi-hit games in his last six contests. It's no surprise, then, that Prado and his .327 average rank third in the National League in hitting. He's also sporting a .380 on-base percentage and .446 slugging percentage through 115 games. Aug 18, 8:28 pm
  • Neil Walker still out with lower back stiffness
    Neil Walker (back) is out for Thursday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Walker was hoping to return Thursday after missing the previous two games with lower back stiffness but instead he'll get another night off. T.J. Rivera will draw the start at second base while batting second against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Walker remains day-to-day. Aug 18, 4:22 pm
  • Brett Lawrie suffers quad injury in rehab game
    Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee) left Wednesday's rehab game for Double-A Birmingham with a sore quad.

    Advice: Lawrie was close to returning from a strained hamstring but this will obviously push back his timetable. It's unclear if Lawrie's injury is of the day-to-day variety or something more serious. Tyler Saladino will continue to fill in at second base for the White Sox. Aug 18, 3:07 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Sea
  • Neil Walker (back) hopes to play Thursday
    Neil Walker (back) hopes to play Thursday.

    Advice: Walker was scratched from the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday after experiencing lower back stiffness and he also sat out Wednesday, but it's nothing serious. The second baseman is also awaiting the birth of a child and could go on paternity leave sometime this weekend. He's been on fire offensively this month, batting .397/.435/.672 with five home runs in 62 plate appearances since August 1. Aug 18, 5:52 am
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