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  • Steve Pearce leaves with abdominal strain
    Steve Pearce was removed from Friday's game against the Twins in the third inning due to a right abdominal strain.

    Advice: Pearce may have tweaked something while going into the stands trying to catch a foul pop up in the top half of the second inning. It sounds as if the O's are considering him day-to-day, so expect him to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
    26 minutes ago
    Top 5, 5-0 vs ^ Min
  • Cody Ross expected to return on Monday
    Cody Ross (calf) took live batting practice without issue on Friday, and is expected to return to the Diamondbacks on Monday when rosters expand.

    Advice: Ross was also able to run the bases on Friday. He has been sidelined since mid-July due to a strained calf, and isn't expected to see everyday at-bats even after his return. His days of fantasy relevancy in mixed leagues look to be over.
    Today, 4:18 pm
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    6:40 pm vs x Col
  • Desmond Jennings scratched from Rays lineup
    Desmond Jennings was a late scratch from the Rays lineup on Saturday due to left knee soreness.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment just how serious the ailment may be and how much time Jennings stands to miss. Brandon Guyer will start in his place in left field and bat leadoff for the Rays.
    Today, 4:07 pm
  • Pirates recall Andrew Lambo from Triple-A
    Pirates recalled OF/1B Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: The 26-year-old has been hammering the ball in the minor leagues this season, slashing .312/.386/.536 with 12 homers and 44 RBI in 69 games, primarily at Triple-A. Unless he finds his way into everyday at-bats though, his fantasy value is limited to NL-only formats.
    Today, 3:47 pm
  • Ruggiano to undergo season-ending surgery
    Justin Ruggiano will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.

    Advice: Ruggiano wasn't likely to make it back before the end of the season had he opted to rest and rehab instead, so the surgery makes sense. It also allows uber-prospect Jorge Soler to man right field for the remainder of the season.
    Today, 3:38 pm
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    Top 1, 0-0 x @StL
  • Yasiel Puig not in Dodgers lineup Friday
    Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Andre Ethier will get the start in center field for the slumping slugger who could use a mental health day. He will return to the lineup on Saturday.
    Today, 3:19 pm
  • James Jones recalled from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled OF James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Jones is hitting .257/.286/.312 with 20 stolen bases in his 82 games with the M's this season. He'll be used as a reserve outfielder.
    Today, 2:56 pm
    7:10 pm vs x Was
  • Shane Robinson undergoes shoulder surgery
    Shane Robinson underwent season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a slightly separated left shoulder.

    Advice: Robinson injured the shoulder on an awkward slide into second base on Tuesday. His season concludes with an ugly .150/.227/.200 batting line over 47 games. Robinson will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
    Today, 2:31 pm
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    Top 1, 0-0 vs x ChC
  • Xavier Paul released by Diamondbacks
    Diamondbacks released OF Xavier Paul.

    Advice: The move clears space for the addition of Nolan Reimold. Paul batted only .100/.143/.100 over 14 games for the D'Backs. He'll likely just sit out for the remainder of the season.
    Today, 1:40 pm
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  • Jim Adduci placed on concussion DL
    Rangers placed OF Jim Adduci on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Adduci suffered the concussion on Thursday when he banged his head on the warning track after making a running catch. As is the case with all concussions, his timetable is up in the air.
    Today, 1:14 pm
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    Top 1, 1-0 x @Hou
  • Travis Snider (hamstring) sitting out Friday
    Travis Snider (hamstring) is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Snider exited Wednesday's contest with left hamstring discomfort. The Pirates haven't established a timetable for him, but usually hamstring ailments result in players sitting out for a bit. Jose Tabata is in right field Friday.
    Today, 12:31 pm
  • Cruz says extension talks not serious
    Nelson Cruz said Friday that while his agent and the Orioles have had extension talks after the All-Star break, they haven't been serious.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier Friday that the two sides were both interested in a long-term deal, but it doesn't sound terribly likely that anything will get done before the end of the season. Cruz leads all of baseball with 34 homers this season after having to settle for a one-year, $8 million deal at the beginning of spring training.
    Today, 12:27 pm
  • Mutual interest in extension between Cruz/O's
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that both the Orioles and Nelson Cruz "have expressed an interest" in a contract extension.

    Advice: Heyman cautions that "there's no definitive immediate word of any early negotiations," but it does appear the two sides are interested "in continuing the marriage, if possible." The report also adds that the O's will extend Cruz a qualifying offer this offseason if they're unable to lock him up on a long-term deal. After having to settle for a one-year, $8 million deal in late February, Cruz has gone on to hit a career-high 34 homers so far for Baltimore, a total that leads all of baseball.
    Today, 9:08 am
  • M's Saunders still battling viral infection
    Michael Saunders (oblique) is still battling a viral infection.

    Advice: The infection caused Saunders to be pulled off his rehab assignment last weekend. It doesn't sound like he'll be ready for activation when rosters expand on September 1. Saunders has been out since mid-July. "I know he's lost 7 or 8 pounds," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "We just need to get him back out there. I would imagine so."
    Today, 7:27 am
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    7:10 pm vs x Was
  • Presley (oblique) to take batting practice
    Alex Presley (oblique) will take batting practice on Friday.

    Advice: It will be the first time he's done so since he had a setback with his right oblique strain earlier this month. The hope is that he'll be ready for activation next week. "That's what I hope," Presley said. "I know we have an off-day on the first, which is nice. I'll probably hit through the weekend and then see where it's at after this weekend. I can't predict how I'll feel at this point, but I am feeling better."
    Today, 7:09 am
    Disabled List
    Top 1, 0-1 vs x Tex
  • Gordon ties game with HR, but KC loses in 10
    Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Gordon tied the game up at 5-5 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Ryan Pressly. The AL MVP candidate now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .282/.356/.457 slash line. August has been good to him, as he is batting .305 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 14 RBI.
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Schafer knocks in 4 runs as Twins win in 10
    Jordan Schafer went 3-for-5 with four runs batted in and a stolen base in Thursday's 10-inning victory against the Royals.

    Advice: Schafer singled in a run in the fourth inning, doubled in a run in the sixth, and knocked in two insurance runs with a 10th-inning single. He has performed well since joining the Twins on a waiver claim, batting .328 (21-for-64) with 10 stolen bases since August 5. Schafer is on an eight-game hitting streak as well.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Pearce swats 16th homer as O's top the Rays
    Steve Pearce walked and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Orioles defeated the Rays on Thursday.

    Advice: Pearce helped the Orioles respond to the Rays' two-run top of the first by putting his team on the board with his solo shot off of Jeremy Hellickson in the bottom half. The first baseman has hit safely in 11 consecutive games and has shown no signs of slowing down. He has 16 home runs, 37 RBI, and a .290/.355/.534 slash line in 313 plate appearances.
    Yesterday, 7:42 pm
    Top 5, 5-0 vs ^ Min
  • Adam Jones steals home in O's win over Rays
    Adam Jones went 2-for-3 with a walk and a steal of home in Thursday's victory against the Rays.

    Advice: In the bottom of the first inning, the Orioles pulled off a delayed steal with Nelson Cruz attempting to steal second base and Jones going home after the throw. The last time an Oriole stole home came on June 14, 2009 against the Braves, when Robert Andino accomplished the feat. Jones is slashing .288/.317/.475 with 24 home runs and 78 RBI on the season.
    Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Jim Adduci leaves with head injury
    Jim Adduci is being evaluated for a possible concussion after leaving Thursday's game versus the Astros with a head injury.

    Advice: Adduci banged his head on the warning track after making a running catch. The Rangers should have an update on his status later Thursday.
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 1, 1-0 x @Hou
  • Doumit hits a pinch-hit two-run homer in win
    Ryan Doumit came off the bench and slugged a two-run home run in the ninth inning of Thursday's win against the Mets.

    Advice: The Braves were already leading 3-1 at the time, so Doumit's two-run blast off of Daisuke Matsuzaka made it a non-save situation. Doumit hadn't homered since June 28, and he now has four on the season along with 16 RBI and a meager .198/.239/.310 slash line.
    Yesterday, 6:49 pm
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Mia
  • Bonifacio's four-hit night helps Braves win
    Emilio Bonifacio finished 4-for-5 with an RBI triple, an RBI single, and a stolen base as the Braves defeated the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: Bonifacio hadn't done much at the plate since joining the Braves at the deadline, as Thursday's effort is only his third multi-hit game as a Brave. He added some insurance for the Braves with an eighth-inning RBI triple to make it 2-0 and later scored the Braves' third run. He made it 6-1 with an RBI single in the ninth. Including his time with the Cubs, Bonifacio is slashing .283/.321/.369 with 20 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 6:46 pm
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs ^ Mia
  • Gregor Blanco hits two-run homer in win
    Gregor Blanco hit a two-run homer and walked Thursday in the win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Blanco had one homer in 277 at-bats this season before going deep twice in his last four starts. Today's was a no doubter over the high wall in right at AT&T Park; it wasn't that far away from being a splash hit.
    Yesterday, 3:49 pm
    7:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Billy Hamilton reaches four times
    Billy Hamilton went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI against the Cubs on Thursday.

    Advice: But only one steal. Regardless, this probably rates as his best game of the second half. He entered with a .219/.247/.285 line in 151 at-bats since the All-Star break. The walks today were his 24th and 25th in 486 at-bats this season.
    Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Jorge Soler goes 2-for-4, knocks in run
    Jorge Soler doubled and singled in a run Thursday against the Reds in his second big-league game.

    Advice: The double to left was playable, but Skip Schumaker misjudged it and let it go over his head. That said, the ball was absolutely scalded. Soler struck out in his other two at-bats today. He's 4-for-8 after two games.
    Yesterday, 1:16 pm
  • Orioles recall Jimmy Paredes from Norfolk
    Orioles recalled INF Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Paredes was batting .258/.286/.394 in 32 games at Norfolk. The 25-year-old infielder is not fantasy-relevant.
    Yesterday, 12:08 pm
  • Ruggiano to see specialist for ankle sprain
    Justin Ruggiano will see a specialist for his sprained left ankle this week in Dallas.

    Advice: Ruggiano has been out since last Friday and isn't making much progress, so the Cubs will try to get a more exact diagnosis. Jorge Soler was promoted from Triple-A Iowa when Ruggiano was placed on the disabled list and the talented 22-year-old is expected to finish out the 2014 season as Chicago's everyday right fielder. Ruggiano will return as a bench bat, if he returns at all.
    Yesterday, 7:45 am
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    Top 1, 0-0 x @StL
  • Kemp goes 1-for-3 with a 2B, walk, 2 RBI
    Matt Kemp went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, and two RBI in Wednesday's 3-1 win against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp was 6-for-29 (.207) in his last nine games prior to Tuesday (entering that day's game with a .226/.277/.440 slash line in August), but has reached base five times in nine plate appearances over the past 48 hours. He's also got seven RBI in his last five contests.
    Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    7:10 pm ^ @SD
  • Sam Fuld homers to lead A's
    Sam Fuld went 3-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth as the A's beat the Astros 5-4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Eric Sogard singled in Craig Gentry to tie the game at 3 in the ninth, and Fuld hit his third homer of the year to give the A's the lead before the Astros rallied for one run in the bottom of the ninth. Fuld also doubled in the contest. He had been hitting just .231/.286/.292 with no homers and three RBI in 65 at-bats since being reacquired by the A's on July 31.
    Wednesday, 9:16 pm
    7:05 pm ^ @LAA
  • Soler swats a homer in his first MLB at-bat
    Jorge Soler homered in his first major league plate appearance and added an RBI single later, finishing 2-for-4 overall, as the Cubs were defeated by the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: Soler took Mat Latos out to center field for a no-doubt home run, starting off his big league career in fashion. The Cubs have been ushering in the youth movement and Soler is the latest part of that. The 22-year-old should get regular playing time in right field through the end of the season.
    Wednesday, 7:33 pm
  • Justin Ruggiano (ankle) placed on DL
    Cubs placed OF Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 23, with a sprained left ankle.

    Advice: Ruggiano was due for a drop in playing time, anyway, with the promotion of Jorge Soler. He'll be a bench bat when he returns next month.
    Wednesday, 12:27 pm
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    Top 1, 0-0 x @StL
  • Jorge Soler hitting 5th in MLB debut Wed.
    Cubs recalled OF Jorge Soler from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Soler is in right field and batting fifth in his major league debut Wednesday in Cincinnati. The Cuban defector missed time with a hamstring injury this season but has batted .340/.432/.700 with 15 homers and 57 RBI over 62 games when healthy. The 22-year-old figures to be the everyday right fielder down the stretch with the Cubbies and is worth a shot in all fantasy leagues.
    Wednesday, 11:26 am
  • Travis Snider nursing hamstring injury
    Travis Snider left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with left hamstring discomfort.

    Advice: Snider tweaked the hamstring after beating out an infield single in the third inning. It's not clear at this point how long it might sideline him. Jose Tabata would stand to benefit if Snider is out a while, though the Pirates could also give Gregory Polanco another look.
    Wednesday, 11:18 am
  • Travis Snider exits with leg injury
    Travis Snider left Wednesday's game versus the Cardinals with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Snider tweaked something after beating out an infield single in the third inning. The outfielder entered Wednesday in a 1-for-19 funk at the dish. Jose Tabata pinch-ran for Snider and would stand to benefit if Snider is out a while, though the Pirates could also give Gregory Polanco another look.
    Wednesday, 10:33 am
  • Kemp bangs out a homer in win versus Snakes
    Matt Kemp singled, homered and walked in Tuesday's 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He has leveled off a bit since a dominant June (.900 OPS) and July (.894), coming into tonight with a mediocre .226/.277/.440 slash line in August. Fortunately for his owners, the power hasn't disappeared even as Kemp has struggled to get on base. Perhaps tonight's performance will shake him out of his mini funk.
    Tuesday, 10:20 pm
    7:10 pm ^ @SD
  • Gordon delivers walk-off homer to down Twins
    Alex Gordon hit a two-run walk-off home run to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gordon hit the two-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins. The outfielder finished 2-for-4 in the game, bringing his line up to .283/.356/.454 on the year. He's been especially effective in August, as Tuesday's was his seventh home run to go with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored this month.
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Cruz notches first multi-hit game in 2 weeks
    Nelson Cruz finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double as the Orioles topped the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz hadn't enjoyed a multi-hit game since August 11, over two weeks ago. His seventh-inning RBI double gave the O's an insurance run, but proved to be ultimately unnecessary. The soon-to-be free agent leads baseball with 34 home runs and has a nice .256/.325/.512 slash line with 88 RBI to boot.
    Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Justin Ruggiano (ankle) still out of lineup
    Justin Ruggiano (ankle) missed his third straight start Tuesday.

    Advice: Ruggiano is nursing a sore left ankle. "He's still managing it," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "We'll see how to proceed with him. It's day to day." While Ruggiano's injury might not be serious, he's due for a big dip in playing time with Jorge Soler slated for a promotion on Wednesday.
    Tuesday, 7:17 pm
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    Top 1, 0-0 x @StL
  • Robinson (shoulder) placed on 15-day DL
    Cardinals placed OF Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder subluxation.

    Advice: Robinson injured the shoulder on an awkward slide into second base on Tuesday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. The Cardinals have called up Randal Grichuk to take his place on the active roster.
    Tuesday, 12:35 pm
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    Top 1, 0-0 vs x ChC
  • Cubs calling up OF prospect Jorge Soler
    David Kaplan of SportsTalk Live in Chicago reports that the Cubs will call up outfield prospect Jorge Soler.

    Advice: He'll join the team on Wednesday in Cincinnati. Soler has been on a tear lately at Triple-A Iowa, going 9-for-14 with two homers and seven RBI over his last three games. It's been an injury-shortened season for the Cuban defector, but Soler has crushed the ball when healthy, batting .338/.432/.687 with 14 homers and 54 RBI over 61 games. He's just 22 and hadn't played above A-ball before this season, but the Cubs obviously think Soler has earned a shot. He has enormous raw power and is worth owning in all fantasy leagues, as Soler will be the everyday right fielder down the stretch.
    Monday, 8:23 pm
  • Shane Robinson has shoulder subluxation
    Shane Robinson has been diagnosed with a left shoulder subluxation and is expected to fly back to St. Louis in order to be examined further.

    Advice: Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that Robinson "was in serious pain," so a trip to the DL appears to be a given. The outfielder was injured on Monday on an awkward slide into second base.
    Monday, 7:55 pm
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    Top 1, 0-0 vs x ChC
  • Shane Robinson exits with arm injury
    Shane Robinson exited Monday's game against the Pirates with an apparent left arm injury.

    Advice: Robinson slid awkwardly into second base on an attempted steal and appeared to hurt his left elbow. He eventually walked off with assistance from the Cardinals' trainer. The Cards will update his status before long.
    Monday, 6:57 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x ChC
  • Presley (oblique) considered day-to-day
    Alex Presley (oblique) is being evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice: Presley originally landed on the disabled list in early July with a strained right oblique and aggravated the injury during a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month. His absence appears likely to stretch into September.
    Monday, 2:10 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 1, 0-1 vs x Tex
  • Fuld (knee) not in Monday's lineup
    Sam Fuld (knee) is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: Fuld banged his left knee during Sunday's game and is still dealing with some discomfort. He did some running and swung a bat Monday, so it doesn't sound like he'll need to miss much time at all.
    Monday, 2:01 pm
    7:05 pm ^ @LAA
  • Jennings not in Monday's lineup
    Desmond Jennings is not in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: He's presumably getting the day off. With Desmond out, Ben Zobrist will make his first start in center field since 2010.
    Monday, 1:05 pm
  • Blanco hits second home run in loss to Nats
    Gregor Blanco went 2-for-5 with a triple, home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

    Advice: Leading off the game, Blanco took Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg deep. The homer was his second of the season. Blanco tripled to lead off the sixth, scoring on a Hunter Pence sacrifice fly. It was a good game for the defense-first outfielder, who's hitting .252/.326/.333 on the season.
    Sunday, 3:45 pm
    7:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Pearce hits 14th home run in loss to Cubs
    Steve Pearce hit his 14th home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Pearce's seventh inning home run broke up Tsuyoshi Wada's bid for a no-hitter, and it ended up being the Orioles' only hit of the game. Pearce has 14 home runs in 268 at-bats this year, and he's hitting .287/.349/.522 on the season.
    Sunday, 2:39 pm
    Top 5, 5-0 vs ^ Min
  • Saunders recalled from rehab assignment
    Michael Saunders (oblique) has been recalled from his rehab assignment due to a viral infection.

    Advice: Saunders has already sat out a few games and now can't resume his rehab assignment for at least another five days. He'll be activated by the Mariners next month.
    Sunday, 7:34 am
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs x Was
  • Cubs OF prospect Soler rips 5 hits
    Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler went 5-for-5 with a double, a triple, and a walk for Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

    Advice: The 22-year old Soler is hitting .262/.356/.563 with 11 doubles, one triple, and six home runs over 30 games in Triple-A. He missed large chunks of the season due to a hamstring injury, and it is assumed that he will be promoted to the majors when rosters expand in September. He has the talent to hit .275 with 20-plus home runs in the major leagues, and profiles are a prototypical strong-armed right fielder.
    Sunday, 7:00 am
  • Yasiel Puig gets day off Saturday vs. Mets
    Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Mets.

    Advice: This is just a day of rest for the center fielder. He is batting .307/.389/.504 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI on the season for the Dodgers.
    Saturday, 2:30 pm
  • Justin Ruggiano gets scratched
    Justin Ruggiano was scratched from Saturday's starting lineup due to left ankle soreness.

    Advice: Ryan Sweeney replaced Ruggiano as the Cubs' right fielder and No. 5 hitter.
    Saturday, 9:44 am
    Disabled List
    Top 1, 0-0 x @StL
  • Alex Gordon intends to exercise 2016 option
    Alex Gordon told the Kansas City Star that he intends to forgo free agency after next season and pick up his $13.25 million player option for 2016.

    Advice: That's easy to say now, but we'll see. Gordon will be 32 in 2016, and if he plays next year like he has this one, he could be in line for something like $72 million over four years. Passing that up to earn $13.25 million and going back on the market at age 33 doesn't seem like a very good idea at all. Perhaps, though, he'll be able to agree to a long-term deal with the Royals before then.
    Saturday, 9:42 am
  • Jennings finishes 2-for-5 with RBI vs TOR
    Desmond Jennings hit a pair of singles and knocked in a run against the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: Jennings' sixth inning single drove in his 36th run of the year. Jennings was touted by some as a potential breakout candidate this season, but he hasn't delivered to this point. On the year he's batting .239/.317/.377 with ten home runs and fifteen steals.
    Friday, 7:27 pm
  • Nelson Cruz sets new career high in homers
    Nelson Cruz set a new career high with his 34th homer in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: The line-drive blast to left field just barely found its way into the basket at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately for the Orioles, it represented their lone run and one of just five hits (all the rest were singles) on the day. Cruz is sporting a .258/.326/.520 batting line for the season and has driven in 87 runs.
    Friday, 2:14 pm
  • Michael Saunders dealing with virus
    Michael Saunders (oblique) has missed the last couple games on his rehab assignment due to a virus.

    Advice: Saunders could miss an additional 2-3 contests. He's already played in 10 rehab games, but the Mariners are taking things slowly with his rehab. They might wait until rosters expand to activate him.
    Friday, 11:48 am
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs x Was
  • Ruggiano homers, but Cubs fall to the Giants
    Justin Ruggiano went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Cubs lost to the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: Ruggiano put the Cubs on top 2-1 with a two-run home run off of Madison Bumgarner in the bottom of the first inning. The Cubs' lead, however, would dissipate in the coming innings. Ruggiano has six on the season along with 28 RBI and a .283/.339/.430 slash line.
    Thursday, 9:27 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 1, 0-0 x @StL
  • Steve Pearce launches 13th homer
    Steve Pearce hit his 13th homer Wednesday and has six extra-base hits in his last four games.

    Advice: Pearce had a putrid July and was being turned back into a bench player before Manny Machado got hurt. Given a reprieve, he suddenly found his stroke again Sunday, collecting as many extra-base hits these last four days as he had total the previous month and a half. The Orioles will find room for him as long as he hits, so those desperate for power in mixed leagues might want to give him another look.
    Wednesday, 8:05 pm
    Top 5, 5-0 vs ^ Min
  • Jones has RBI single, run scored against Sox
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jones got the O's on the board with an RBI single in the first inning, his 76th RBI of the season. He later doubled and scored in the Orioles' three-run sixth inning. The outfielder is enjoying another terrific season at the dish, batting .285/.314/.475 with 23 home runs and 71 runs scored.
    Tuesday, 8:00 pm
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