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  • Gyorko belts 28th home run in win over Reds
    Jedd Gyorko hit his 28th homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Gyorko connected with a Dan Straily pitch in the second inning for the solo dong, his only hit in four at-bats. The hit was just his second in his last 20 at-bats, as the 28-year-old has fallen into a bit of a slump as the season draws to a close. Even so, it will go down as a career year for Gyorko, who is hitting .238/.300/.482 with those 28 homers, 56 RBI and 54 runs scored in 125 games. Rotoworld.com 53 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Votto says he's fine, expects to play Friday
    Joey Votto declared himself fine after sustaining a cut on his chin during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Votto was lifted from the game in the eighth inning after an errant throw from Tommy Pham hit him in the face. He sounds like he'll be good to go and will be in Friday's starting lineup. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Kim has RBI single, two hits in win over Jays
    Hyun Soo Kim went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Kim added to the Orioles' lead with an RBI knock in the seventh inning. The 28-year-old has put together an impressive first season in the majors -- one that might not have happened if the O's had their way in spring -- batting .307/.385/.429 with six homers, 22 RBI and 35 runs scored. At $4.2 million next year, the club should enter camp with designs on Kim occupying left field next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:12 pm
    W, 4-0 @Tor
     
  • Votto leaves game after getting hit in face
    Joey Votto was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Cardinals after getting hit in the face by an errant throw from Tommy Pham.

    Advice: Votto blooped a double into the outfield in the eighth inning, but Pham's throw came through and drilled him on the chin at second base. There was a considerable amount of blood on his face, though the injury isn't believed to be too serious. Expect the Reds to provide an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Jesus Montero suspended 50 games for PEDs
    Jesus Montero has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for dimethylbutylamine.

    Advice: Montero has spent all of 2016 at Triple-A in the Blue Jays' organization, batting .317/.349/.438 with 11 homers. The former top prospect will turn 27 in November and his future in the majors is now looking as cloudy as ever. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:02 pm
    Suspended
    L, 4-0 vs Bal
     
  • Joe Mauer (quad) out again Thursday
    Joe Mauer (quad) remained out of the Twins' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't started a game since Sunday as he battles a nagging right quad ailment. Mauer will likely continue to serve mainly as a pinch-hitter in the final days of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:25 pm
  • Bryant, Rizzo, Fowler taking night off Thurs.
    Kris Bryant is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler are also sitting as Cubs manager Joe Maddon continues to find rest for his regulars with the NLDS set to begin next week. Tommy La Stella is at third base and batting leadoff. Javier Baez is at first base and Albert Almora is in center field. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) sitting again Thursday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' lineup again on Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Murphy hasn't started a game for the Nats since September 17 because of a strained glute and that probably won't change over the final weekend of the regular season, but he is expected to be a full-go for the best-of-five NLDS next week against the Dodgers. Wilmer Difo is playing second base and batting second on Thursday afternoon against Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:00 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Adrian Gonzalez homers, doubles
    Adrian Gonzalez homered and doubled Wednesday in a losing cause against the Padres.

    Advice: Gonzalez is going to finish with the worst slugging percentage and OPS of his career, but he did reach 90 RBI for the 10th straight season tonight. The homer was his first since Sept. 5 and just his third since his three-homer game on Aug. 22. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:15 pm
  • Todd Frazier hits 40th homer
    Todd Frazier hit his 40th homer off the Rays' Eddie Gamboa during Wednesday's win.

    Advice: It was the only run of the game for either team. Frazier has done absolutely nothing offensively besides hit home runs this year, but it's pretty much impossible to be a bad player while hitting 40 homers and playing quality defense. Frazier's OPS currently stands at .788. Right now, Albert Pujols is the only player ever to hit 40 homers and finish with a sub-.800 OPS; he came in at .787 last year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
    L, 5-3 vs TB
     
  • Teixeira launches walkoff grand slam vs. Sox
    Mark Teixeira hit a walkoff grand slam Wednesday off Joe Kelly as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-3.

    Advice: It didn't stop the Red Sox from clinching the AL East, but it surely felt good for Teixeira, who will wrap up his career in four days unless the Yankees pull off a miracle and advance. With homers in consecutive games, Teixeira has upped his OPS to .660, his highest mark since early May. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Miggy smokes game-winning three-run blast
    Miguel Cabrera hammered a three-run homer in the final frame as the Tigers beat the Indians 6-3 in a rainy five inning game on Wednesday.

    Advice: The umpires called the game as soon as it became a legal contest after five innings. Cabrera's blast in the bottom of the fifth was his 36th of the season. He stroked a single earlier in the game and finished 2-for-3. He is batting .313 with 105 RBI in yet another MVP-caliber season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    PPD vs Cle
     
  • Santana goes 2-for-2 with two RBI Wednesday
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs in a rain-shortened loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He also drew a walk. He doubled home a run in the first inning, and followed that with an RBI-single in the fourth inning. He is batting .256/.362/.489 with 34 home runs and 85 RBI. He is a solid starter in standard leagues and an even better asset in on-base percentage leagues and points leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
    PPD @Det
     
  • Hosmer goes deep vs. Twins on Wednesday
    Eric Hosmer stroked his 25th home run of the season to help lead the Royals over the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: The two-run blast in the third inning was his only hit in four chances tonight. Hosmer's batting average took a hit this year but his power reached a new level. He hit .297 with 18 homers last year, and is at .268 with 25 bombs this year. His 103 RBI this season are a career high as well. The 26-year-old may yet take another step forward as he reaches his prime. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    L, 7-6 vs Min
     
  • Vargas cranks two-run homer on Wednesday
    Kennys Vargas went 1-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The sixth-inning blast with Miguel Sano aboard tied the game but the Twins would not score again. Vargas spent most of the season in the minors. He has gotten to play only sparingly in the majors although he has performed quite well when given the chance. He is batting .244/.352/.519 with nine longballs and 19 RBI in just 135 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Lucas Duda scratch only due to workload
    Mets manager Terry Collins said that Lucas Duda was scratched from Wednesday's lineup merely to give him a breather.

    Advice: Duda was a late scratch from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, but there is no injury concern here. The Mets simply wanted to give the 30-year-old first baseman a little rest before they hurtle into the final handful of games in the 2016 regular season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:05 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Trumbo drills 46th homer on Wednesday
    Mark Trumbo went 1-for-4 and drilled his 46th home run of the season on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

    Advice: His eighth inning bomb provided the Orioles' first run of the game and they took the lead in the ninth. He has a .250 batting average with 90 runs and 106 RBI. His 46 bombs lead the major leagues. He hit just 22 home runs last year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Bal - 1B,OF
    W, 4-0 @Tor
     
  • Kim hits go-ahead two-run bomb in ninth
    Hyun Soo Kim launched a clutch pinch-hit two-run bomb to give the Orioles a ninth-inning lead as they went on to beat the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hit it off Blue Jays relief ace Roberto Osuna. Kim hasn't gotten the playing time his owners were hoping for this season, but he's slashing .305/.382/.428 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 292 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 pm
    W, 4-0 @Tor
     
  • John Jaso hits for cycle as Pirates roll Cubs
    John Jaso hit for the cycle in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Jaso singled to lead off the third inning, socked a three-run home run in the fourth, notched an RBI double in the fifth and polished off his cycle with an RBI triple in the seventh. He finished the game 4-for-4 with five RBI at the dish. It was the first-ever cycle at PNC Park. For the season as a whole, Jaso is hitting .267/.348/.407 with seven homers and 40 RBI across 371 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 pm
    Player Note
    John Jaso Pit - 1B,OF
    L, 1-1 vs ChC
     
  • Anthony Rizzo socks solo home run in defeat
    Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Rizzo socked a solo home run off Jameson Taillon in the first inning. That would stand as his lone hit of the evening. It was an encouraging start to the game for the Cubbies, particularly given that Jake Arrieta was starting for them, but the Pirates would pull out to a 7-1 lead after five innings and eventually hang on for the 8-4 win. Overall, Rizzo is slashing .292/.386/.549 with 32 homers and 106 RBI over 572 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Lucas Duda a late scratch from Mets' lineup
    Lucas Duda has been scratched from Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Duda was originally in the lineup, but when the Mets took the field it was James Loney who trotted over to first base. An update on Duda's status should be coming soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:42 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Albert Pujols (foot) not in lineup Wednesday
    Albert Pujols (foot) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the A's.

    Advice: Pujols has not played since Monday due to discomfort in his foot related to plantar fasciitis. Mike Trout will serve as the Angels' designated hitter on Wednesday while C.J. Cron mans first base. It is possible the veteran Pujols won't play again this season, but that has not yet been determined for certain. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:02 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Adrian Gonzalez (sinus infection) returns
    Adrian Gonzalez (sinus infection) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: Gonzalez was lifted midway through Tuesday's contest due to a sinus infection. The ailment was not burdensome enough to require an additional day off, though. He is batting in his customary fourth spot on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Joe Mauer (quad) will be available off bench
    Joe Mauer (quad) will be available to hit off the bench when the Twins face the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: While Mauer could see an at-bat in Wednesday's contest, he is not in the lineup proper. Kennys Vargas draws the start at first instead and is hitting fifth. Mauer has been dealing with a right quad injury for well over a month. He has played in just 12 games in September. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:14 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) sits again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy hasn't started a game since September 17 due to a strained left glute and he might not see much action over the Nationals' final handful of regular-season tilts, though he should be ready to rock for the NLDS. Trea Turner is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday night against Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Adrian Gonzalez exits with sinus infection
    Adrian Gonzalez exited Tuesday's loss to the Padres due to a sinus infection.

    Advice: Gonzalez saw two at-bats before being lifted. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward, but there is little reason to believe this will cost him more than a game or two. If that. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:50 pm
  • Jefry Marte clubs grand slam in win over A's
    Jefry Marte went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the A's

    Advice: Marte stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth inning. Facing off against Daniel Mengden, he proceeded to launch a 405-foot bomb to dead central to jump the Angels to a 5-0 lead. That was more than enough for a game Ricky Nolasco. In addition to the granny, Marte also picked up a double. He has done a nice job in a complementary role this season, hitting .251/.307/.461 with 13 homers and 42 RBI over 243 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:05 pm
    Player Note
    Jefry Marte LAA - 1B,3B,OF
     
  • Freeman homers, extends hitting streak to 29
    Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a solo homer to extend his hitting streak to 29 games in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: The first baseman's longball in the fourth inning off of Jerad Eickhoff extended the hit streak, and Freeman added a walk and a single, scoring three runs on the night. He's also reached base in 45 straight contests, a streak that extends back to August 5. Freeman's batting line this season is up to .307/.404/.576. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:54 pm
    W, 5-2 vs Phi
     
  • Ryan Howard belts 15th career grand slam
    Ryan Howard hit his 15th career grand slam in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Howard followed a couple singles and a walk in the first inning with a long one to right field off of Julio Teheran. He also added a single in a later at-bat. Howard's .196/.259/.453 batting line is awfully ugly, but he's still hitting balls over the boards with 24 home runs. It's his highest home run total since 2011. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:47 pm
    L, 5-2 @Atl
     
  • Carter cranks 39th homer in loss to Rangers
    Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Carter lifted off against Rangers starter A.J. Griffin the first inning for the two-run blast. He's now just one homer shy of 40, and his 39 homers, 92 RBI and 81 runs scored are all personal bests for the 29-year-old. In the National League, only Nolan Arenado has more homers than Carter with a handful of games left to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:00 pm
  • Duda collects three RBI in win over Marlins
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Duda came up with the sacks jacked in the eighth inning and he unloaded them with a three-run double. The multi-hit game was Duda's first since coming off the disabled list on September 17. Injuries derailed his season and limited him to 45 games. When healthy, the 30-year-old has hit .241/.317/.434 with seven homers and 23 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:47 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Miguel Cabrera homers, drives in five Tuesday
    Miguel Cabrera fell a triple shy of the cycle and drove in five runs in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Miggy doubled in two runs in the first inning, launched a three-run homer in the second, was intentionally walked in the fourth and singled in the seventh. He was pulled after the seventh in the Tigers' blowout win, potentially costing him a shot at an unlikely triple and cycle. Cabrera's 35 home runs are easily his highest total since his MVP season in 2013. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:37 pm
    PPD vs Cle
     
  • Pujols sitting Tuesday due to foot discomfort
    Albert Pujols is out Tuesday against the Athletics due to renewed foot discomfort.

    Advice: And his status for the Angels' final five games is to-be-determined, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Pujols has battled plantar fasciitis since his peak years with the Cardinals and it will flare up on him from time to time. Mike Trout is at DH and C.J. Cron is at first base on Tuesday night versus A's right-hander Daniel Mengden. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:48 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Albert Pujols out of Angels lineup Tuesday
    Albert Pujols will get the night off Tuesday.

    Advice: Mike Trout is taking a turn at designated hitter and C.J. Cron will play first base versus the visiting Athletics. This appears to be a bit of routine rest for the veteran Pujols. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:17 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Matt Carpenter (finger) in STL lineup Tuesday
    Matt Carpenter (finger) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Carpenter has been dealing with a right ring finger injury and sat out of Monday's blowout loss to the Reds, but it's apparently nothing serious. He'll start at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus Cincinnati right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:27 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Wilmer Flores felt more wrist pain Monday
    Wilmer Flores felt lingering pain in his wrist while trying to swing a bat on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be shut down for another couple days and could very well be done for the year, unless the Mets can muster a deep postseason run. Flores hasn't appeared in a major league game since September 10 due to a bone bruise in his left wrist. He was slashing .267/.319/.469 with 16 homers and 49 RBI in 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Duda starting at first base Tuesday
    Lucas Duda will start at first base Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: This will be his fourth start since returning from the disabled list. James Loney is on the bench and figures to lose some starts against righties this week as the Mets try to get some more punch in their lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: Murphy has now missed nine straight starts with a strained left glute, but the Nationals are confident he'll be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. Stephen Drew is getting another start at second base on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:32 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Bryant, Russell sitting Tuesday vs. Pirates
    Kris Bryant is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Addison Russell, Jason Heyward, and Willson Contreras are also getting some rest for the Cubs as they look for their 101st victory of the season. Tommy La Stella will start at third base while Javier Baez will play second. Chris Coghlan and Ben Zobrist are in the corner outfield spots and Miguel Montero is behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:07 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Mark Teixeira rips game-tying homer
    Mark Teixeira smacked a game-tying solo home run in Monday's comeback win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Jays called upon Jason Grilli to close it out with Roberto Usuna unavailable, and Teixeira drilled one over the right-field wall with one out to knot things up. After a Didi Gregorius single, Aaron Hicks then delivered a go-ahead blast. Teixeira now has 14 homers over 378 at-bats in his farewell season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:38 pm
  • Matt Carpenter dealing with injury to finger
    Matt Carpenter has been dealing with an issue to his right ring finger.

    Advice: That explains his absence from Monday's lineup. It's apparently been a lingering issue, so the hope is that the rest will improve his symptoms. Not ideal with the Cardinals fighting to stay in the race. Greg Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:57 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Carpenter, Diaz out of Cards' lineup Monday
    Matt Carpenter is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: The Cardinals are fighting to keep pace in the Wild Card race, but Carpenter will take a seat Monday. Aledmys Diaz is also out of the lineup for the second straight day. Greg Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff while Jedd Gyorko will play shortstop and hit seventh. Tim Adleman will start for the Reds. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:57 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) still shut down Monday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

    Advice: Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Todd Frazier scores twice, steals two bases
    Todd Frazier scored two runs and stole a pair of bases in Sunday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: He also singled and drew a walk. Frazier is sporting a .226 batting average this season, but with 39 home runs, 96 RBI, 86 runs and 14 stolen bases, fantasy owners aren't going to complain. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:06 pm
    L, 5-3 vs TB
     
  • Eric Hosmer sitting out on Sunday
    Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to simply be a rare day off for the first baseman. Whit Merrifield is filling in for Hosmer. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:35 am
    L, 7-6 vs Min
     
  • Joe Mauer (quad) says he feels 'terrible'
    Joe Mauer (quad) admitted Saturday that he's "been feeling terrible for a while."

    Advice: Mauer has battled lingering pain in his right quad area for the last six weeks and has been in and out of the lineup of late. "Well, I feel terrible," Mauer said. "I’ve been feeling terrible for a while. But the season’s not over." The first baseman will be back in the lineup Sunday, but his playing time in the final week figures to continue to be curtailed. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:08 am
  • Votto's 26th homer leads Reds past Brewers
    Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks as the Reds downed the Brewers 6-1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Votto took Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann deep in the first inning for the two-run dong, his 26th of the season. The 33-year-old is hitting .320/.433/.533 with 89 RBI and 94 runs scored -- amazing after he hit .252 with an .832 OPS in the first half -- and he ranks among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories. It's a shame the Reds haven't been able to do more during the height of his brilliance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:59 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Freeman hits 32nd homer, drives in two
    Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: Freeman had an RBI single in the first inning before launching his 32nd homer of the year in the sixth. The 32 home runs are a career best, as are his 95 runs scored and six steals. He probably won't touch the 109 RBI he collected in 2013 -- he's got 87 RBI now, with a handful of games left to go -- but there's no question it's been a tremendous year for the 27-year-old. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
    W, 5-2 vs Phi
     
  • Frazier swats 39th bomb in Saturday's win
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-5 with a home run and scored twice in a win over the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: The solo longball in the sixth inning was his 39th round-tripper of the season. Frazier's .225 batting average is painful but he is good everywhere else. He has 96 RBI and 84 runs scored and has even stolen 12 bases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:37 pm
    L, 5-3 vs TB
     
  • Trumbo blasts 45th homer in win over D'backs
    Mark Trumbo went 2-for-3 with his 45th home run of the year in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The homer was Trumbo's second in as many days. Every new dinger adds to Trumbo's already impressive year, as he's got a career-high 45 homers with 104 RBI and 89 runs scored. The free agent-to-be is going to get paid in a big way this winter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:00 pm
    Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Bal - 1B,OF
    W, 4-0 @Tor
     
  • Hosmer clubs three-run homer to beat Tigers
    Eric Hosmer dealt a blow to the Tigers playoff chances on Saturday, clubbing a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, propelling the Royals to a 7-4 victory in Motown.

    Advice: The Royals entered the inning trailing 4-2 and were down to their final strike before Paulo Orlando came through with a two-run double to tie the game. That set the stage for Hosmer's heroic blast off of Tigers' closer Francisco Rodriguez. It was Hosmer's lone hit in five at-bats on the afternoon. He's been a terrific source of run production this season, slashing .268/.329/.434 with 24 homers and 100 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:34 pm
    L, 7-6 vs Min
     
  • Flores (wrist) could be done for the year
    ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports Wilmer Flores (wrist) may be done for the season.

    Advice: He isn't close to swinging a bat and has already received two cortisone shots since going down with a bruised wrist two weeks ago. Flores could return if the Mets make a deep postseason run but it's a near certainty he won't be back for the final week of the regular season. Assuming that's the case, Flores will close out the 2016 campaign with 16 HR, 49 RBI and a .267 average across 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:46 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Joe Mauer (quad) remains sidelined Saturday
    Joe Mauer (quad) is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Mauer is still battling right quad soreness. Saturday will mark his fifth straight absence. Kennys Vargas will draw another start at first base and bat fifth against M's lefty Ariel Miranda. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:12 pm
  • Mark Teixeira not in Yankees lineup Saturday
    Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Yankees skipper Joe Girardi continues to mix and match as the Bombers fight for a wild card berth. Tyler Austin is making a rare start in his place and will bat eighth against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:18 am
  • Pujols has three hits in win over Astros
    Albert Pujols finished 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored Friday versus the Astros.

    Advice: Pujols now has five multi-hit games in his last nine. He has improved his batting average from .261 to .269 in the process. The 36-year-old might not be the offensive force he once was, but fantasy owners aren’t going to complain about 31 homers and 116 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:06 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Trumbo smashes walk-off homer in 12th
    Mark Trumbo blasted a walk-off solo homer in the 12th inning on Friday, delivering the Orioles a much-needed 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: With the victory, the O's kept pace in the battle for the second wild card, sitting half of a game behind the Tigers. In typical Orioles fashion, all of their scoring came via the long ball. Pedro Alvarez got the club on the board with a solo shot in the eighth, Matt Wieters tied it with a blast in the ninth and Trumbo with the game-winner in the 12th. He finished the night 2-for-5 and is now slashing .247/.309/.521 with 44 homers and 103 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:02 pm
    Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Bal - 1B,OF
    W, 4-0 @Tor
     
  • Duda doubles in win over Phillies
    Lucas Duda went 1-for-3 with a double against the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: Mets manager Terry Collins went with Duda on Friday after watching him almost hit a game-winning homer in Thursday’s game. He’s being thrown into the fire, but it looks like he’s getting his timing back at the plate. James Loney has been handling first base duties since the end of May, but that time could be coming to an end. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:14 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Freeman extends hitting streak to 27 games
    Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 27 games in Friday’s win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Freeman finished the night 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a run scored. He’s hitting a cool .365 during his career-long hitting streak and has pulled his batting average up from .289 to .303 along the way. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 pm
    W, 5-2 vs Phi
     
  • Anthony Rizzo has three hits in Cubs' win
    Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: The RBI two-bagger came in the middle of the Cubs' four-run first inning against Mike Leake. Rizzo has now put together a modest seven-game hitting streak, lifting his average back up top .295. He's now driven in 105 runs on the season, which beats last year's previous career high by four. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:31 pm
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • MRI reveals strained glute for Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a strained left glute following an MRI.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that the ailment doesn't affect Murphy when he hits, but it's an issue when he runs. The club says there's no timetable for his return, although they've ruled him out through at least the weekend. That means he'll miss, at minimum, seven straight starts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) out again on Friday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now missed five straight starts with a sore left leg. Stephen Drew is handling second base in Murphy's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Mauer (quad) might not play again until Sun.
    Joe Mauer might not start again until Sunday due to ongoing soreness in his right quad.

    Advice: Mauer hasn't started since last Saturday, although he had been slated to play Wednesday before that game was rained out. After a terrific August, Mauer has fallen off to .119/.245/.238 in September. Kennys Vargas has been filling in at first base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:45 am
  • Santana's homer, four RBI help down Royals
    Carlos Santana finished 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in the Indians' 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run bomb off Dillon Gee in the sixth inning. He'd knocked in a run with an RBI double earlier in the game. The 30-year-old has been on fire as of late, homering in three of his last four games and also collecting three doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored in that span. It will go down as a career year on a lot of fronts for Santana, who has 34 homers, 83 RBI and 83 runs scored with his .253/.361/.492 line. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:43 pm
    PPD @Det
     
  • Pujols launches two-run home run in victory
    Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Pujols connected for a two-run shot with one out in the first inning, burning Mike Fiers for the only runs in the 2-0 win. The veteran slugger is no longer a triple-slash monster with his .265/.320/.456 mark, but his counting stats have been fantastic. In 577 at-bats, Pujols has clocked 31 homers and driven in 116 runs. Those 116 RBI are the most he has picked up in a season since he drove in 118 in 2010. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:21 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Howard (knee) back in Phillies lineup Thurs.
    Ryan Howard (knee) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup Thursday versus the Mets.

    Advice: Howard has been out all week with left knee discomfort. He got it drained on Sunday. The veteran first baseman is batting just .193/.250/.439 with 22 homers and 51 RBI in 104 games this season for Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:46 pm
    L, 5-2 @Atl
     
  • Joe Mauer out of Minnesota lineup for Gm. 1
    Joe Mauer is out of the Twins' starting lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader versus Detroit.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth against Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Twins manager Paul Molitor said he has noticed some "off-balance" swings from Mauer this week and might also sit him against Justin Verlander in the nightcap Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:35 am
  • Santana goes 4-for-5 with a run and RBI Wed.
    Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to help lead the Indians to victory over the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: His single in the eighth inning provided what turned out to be a critical insurance run. Santana is known more for his on-base percentage than his batting average. He boosted both tonight. He is batting .251/.358/.484 with a career high 33 home runs and 79 RBI in 148 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:14 pm
    PPD @Det
     
  • Freeman goes 2-for-4 on Wednesday
    Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 25 games by going 2-for-4 in a win over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Both hits were singles. The hitting streak is a career-long for Freeman. The first baseman had a rough start to the season but has put up monster stats in the second half. Overall he is batting .303/.398/.565 with 31 home runs, 83 RBI and 93 runs scored on a low scoring team. His prowess has gone largely unnoticed due to the dismal season Atlanta is having. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:43 pm
    W, 5-2 vs Phi
     
  • Murphy's leg is 'not responding to treatment'
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Daniel Murphy (leg) is not responding to treatment.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight start Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left leg, with Stephen Drew filling in at second. Baker is hopeful Murphy will be ready to go Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off day, but it's no sure thing. "He hasn’t been responding to treatment," Baker told reporters. "With a day off tomorrow, we’ll work on it. We’ll work on it and see." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) won't play on Thursday
    Mets manager Terry Collins has ruled out Wilmer Flores (wrist) for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Collins deemed the worry-level surrounding Flores' wrist as a "DEFCON 4," so that is somewhat disconcerting. The team had hoped that the 25-year-old infielder would be able to return to the lineup against Phillies southpaw Adam Morgan on Thursday. Flores is currently sidelined by a left wrist injury suffered in a collision at home plate on September 10. He has been given two cortisone shots in the intervening days, but Collins said Flores has not been able to swing a bat since the collision. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:26 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) sitting again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight game due to left leg soreness. He remains day-to-day. Stephen Drew will get another start at second base and bat sixth against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:40 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Matt Carpenter back in Cards lineup Wed.
    Matt Carpenter is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon in Colorado.

    Advice: Carpenter was given the night off Tuesday to nurse a couple different minor injuries, and because the Rockies were throwing left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The lefty-swinging Carpenter is starting at first base and batting leadoff Wednesday versus Rockies right-hander German Marquez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 am
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Gyorko lifts off for 27th homer of the season
    Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko assaulted a Jorge De La Rosa 3-0 offering in the fourth inning, hitting it out to straight-away center. The homer was Gyorko's 27th of the year, continuing to up his single-season record, and he's got 54 RBI and 53 runs scored to go with a .246/.309/.495 line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Bryant knocks RBI double, scores against Reds
    Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was just Bryant's second of the month and his first since September 3. It's not exactly how the 24-year-old would like to be hitting as the postseason approaches, but Tuesday shows that it only takes one night for him to make his presence felt. Bryant now has 35 doubles to go with 37 homers, 97 RBI, 116 runs and eight steals on the year. He should be just fine come October. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Rizzo collects three more RBI against Reds
    Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with three RBI in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rizzo was in the right place at the right time Tuesday, swatting a two-run single in the fourth inning and adding an RBI single in the sixth. His three RBI gives him 104 RBI on the year, second only to Nolan Arenado's 124 RBI (!) in the National League. Rizzo also ranks among the league leaders in homers, walks, slugging percentage and OPS. After finding himself in the MVP voting each of the past two years, this could be the year the 27-year-old takes home his first trophy as the offensive leader of the best team in the league. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Miggy hits 34th homer, drives in two in win
    Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Cabrera doubled earlier in the game before swatting the two-run jack, his 34th of the season, in the seventh inning. The homer gave him 93 RBI and 84 runs scored with a handful of games left to play, giving him a shot at reaching the 100-run plateau for the 12th time in his career. The professional hitter is slashing .310/.387/.551 in 147 games overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
    PPD vs Cle
     
  • Carlos Santana belts solo homer Tuesday
    Carlos Santana clubbed his 33rd homer of the season in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Santana's blast in the third inning was all the Indians could muster through eight frames, but they won it on a walk-off double by Brandon Guyer in the ninth. The designated hitter keeps extending his new career high with each longball, as he's now bested his previous high-water mark by six. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
    PPD @Det
     
  • Baker expects Murphy (leg) to return Wed.
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he expects Daniel Murphy (leg) to return Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy is out a third straight game Tuesday night against the Marlins due to left leg soreness, with Stephen Drew filling in at second base, but this is not a serious injury. Washington holds an eight-game lead over the Mets in the National League East with 12 games to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:36 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Ryan Howard (knee) out Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ryan Howard (knee) won't start Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Advice: "I don't want [his knee] to blow up again," said manager Pete Mackanin. Howard had that balky left knee drained on Sunday and will be limited to pinch-hitting duties for much of this week. Tommy Joseph is at first base and batting cleanup Tuesday versus the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:51 pm
    L, 5-2 @Atl
     
  • Matt Carpenter gets night off Tuesday in COL
    Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night in Colorado.

    Advice: Matt Adams is at first base, Kolten Wong is at second base, and Jhonny Peralta is at third base versus the Rockies and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. This looks to be a routine night off for Carpenter, who battled a back injury earlier this month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:22 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Flores given second cortisone shot for wrist
    Wilmer Flores was given a second cortisone injection for his injured left wrist.

    Advice: Flores hasn't appeared in a game for the Mets since suffering a bone bruise in an awkward home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski on September 10 in Atlanta, and it's going to be at least another couple days before he can return. T.J. Rivera is at second base and James Loney is at first base on Tuesday night against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Murphy, Werth, Zimmerman sitting Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy has now been held out of the starting lineup for three straight days due to what he has described as left leg soreness. He was able to pinch-hit on Monday, so it doesn't appear to be overly serious. Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman will also get the day off on Tuesday while Brian Goodwin will play left and Clint Robinson will start at first. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:36 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Adrian Gonzalez delivers in ninth for Dodgers
    Adrian Gonzalez delivered a game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth for the Dodgers against the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Hunter Pence seemed to have a play on Gonzalez's fly to the wall in right, but he couldn't come up with it, and Corey Seager, who held up thinking the ball would be caught, was able to come around from second. It was Gonzalez's lone hit of the day. After a big August surge, he's hit just .210 with one homer and four walks in his past 22 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:43 pm
  • Freeman goes 4-for-5 to extend hitting streak
    Freddie Freeman fell a triple shy of the cycle Monday, going 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a win over the Mets.

    Advice: The Braves were massive underdogs in this one in a Noah Syndergaard/Aaron Blair matchup, but Atlanta wound up pounding out 13 hits and scoring seven runs. Freeman had four of those base knocks, including his 31st home run. The first baseman now boasts a 23-game hitting streak and has reached base in 39 games in a row. Freeman's batting line is up to .302/.397/.566. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 7:38 pm
    W, 5-2 vs Phi
     
  • Hosmer knocks in two runs vs. White Sox
    Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored against the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Hosmer had RBI singles in the fifth and sixth innings. He has improved his career-best RBI total to 97 for the year. The batting average has dropped off this season (.272 after Monday’s game), but he has made up with his increased run production for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 2:20 pm
    L, 7-6 vs Min
     
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