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  • Milone yields four runs in 5 1/3 innings Sat.
    Tommy Milone was touched up for four runs in 5 1/3 innings and was fortunate to escape with a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't walk anybody but he gave up nine hits, including three doubles and a home run. He now has a 5.13 ERA with only 39 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings. He will get a chance to redeem himself on Thursday against the Indians. 31 minutes ago
    L, 6-5 vs ^ CWS
  • Trevor Story day-to-day with jammed left thumb
    Trevor Story left Saturday's game against the Mets with a jammed left thumb.

    Advice: His X-rays came back negative and the Rockies are calling him day-to-day. Story went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting in the fourth inning. Cristhian Adames took his place at shortstop and will probably get the start there on Sunday. 40 minutes ago
    W, 7-2 ^ @NYM
  • Escobar hits three-run home run on Saturday
    Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-5 and smashed a three-run home run on Saturday.

    Advice: The big bomb in the eighth inning temporarily put the Twins on top but the White Sox would come back to win in extra innings. Escobar is hitting .269 with 4 home runs and 25 RBI in 212 at-bats. He stands to get a boost in playing time now that Eduardo Nunez was traded to the Giants. 48 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 6-5 vs ^ CWS
  • Fiers limits Tigers to one run over 6 1/3
    Mike Fiers allowed only an unearned run over 6 1/3 innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Fiers gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out six, but his efforts went for naught when Will Harris blew his second save of the year. Still, it was a nice turn for the 31-year-old, who has had his share of ups and downs this year. Fiers will carry a 4.42 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Blue Jays. Today, 7:35 pm
  • Colin Rea bows out with right elbow soreness
    Colin Rea left Saturday's start against the Cardinals with right elbow soreness.

    Advice: That's obviously not how he wanted his Marlins debut to go. Rea pitched well before he got hurt, allowing just one hit over 3 1/3 shutout innings. The Marlins are calling him day-to-day. Jose Urena or Justin Nicolino could be called on if Rea is unable to make his next start, which seems likely. Today, 6:10 pm
    W, 11-0 vs ^ StL
  • Trea Turner clubs two hits in Saturday's loss
    Trea Turner collected two hits Saturday in a losing effort agains the Giants.

    Advice: Turner drew the start at second base with Daniel Murphy (hamstring) getting the afternoon off. The 23-year-old is quickly turning into a major asset for the Nationals with a .333 average and seven steals in only 15 appearances. He's made starts at both center field and second base and also has some experience playing shortstop. Today, 5:20 pm
  • Miguel Sano getting a mental rest on Saturday
    Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Manager Paul Molitor wants to give him a day to clear his head. "I see him trying to do a little too much," said Molitor. "We'll give him a chance to watch tonight." Danny Santana will handle third base with Sano getting a breather on Saturday. Today, 2:25 pm
    L, 6-5 vs x CWS
  • Wade Miley fans nine in victory over Cubs
    Wade Miley was outstanding in Saturday afternoon's victory over the Cubs, allowing just one run on one hit over seven strong innings.

    Advice: The left-hander racked up nine strikeouts on the impressive afternoon while walking one. He carried a perfect game into the seventh inning where Dexter Fowler drew a leadoff walk. Kris Bryant then followed with a single, breaking up his no-hit bid. After a sacrifice from Ben Zobrist, a ground ball from Javier Baez plated the Cubs' lone run in the contest. Miley draws a difficult assignment his next time out, as he'll do battle against the Red Sox at home on Thursday, provided he remains with the M's and isn't moved at the trade deadline. Today, 2:02 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (hamstring) still out Saturday
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Gomez is still nursing a strained right hamstring but hopes to return on Sunday. Jake Marisnick is filling in for him at center field and will bat ninth against Justin Verlander on Saturday. Gomez has had a poor season, hitting just .216 with five homers, 29 RBI and 12 steals. He's in the last year of his contract and probably won't be back with the Astros next season. Today, 1:59 pm
    L, 3-2 x @Det
  • Pedro Alvarez leaves the yard in loss to Jays
    Pedro Alvarez clubbed a solo home run on Saturday, accounting for the Orioles' lone run in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Alvarez took advantage of a mistake that J.A. Happ made on an 0-2 pitch and pummeled it into the seats in right field. The left-handed slugger finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .249/.306/.480 with 13 homers and 32 RBI on the season. Today, 1:25 pm
  • Marlins outright Donnie Kelly to Triple-A
    Marlins sent INF/OF Don Kelly outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: The Marlins designated him for assignment earlier in the week but he passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue to provide organizational depth for the Marlins and should get another opportunity with the big league club before the end of the season. Today, 12:44 pm
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    W, 11-0 vs x StL
  • Rangers and Braves have inquired on McCann
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rangers and Braves have inquired on the availability of Yankees catcher Brian McCann.

    Advice: Heyman notes that the Yankees aren't likely to deal the hard-hitting backstop and that the discussions between these clubs happened several days ago. The Braves are known to be on the hunt for next season's starting catcher, preferring to acquire one through trade, though a reunion with McCann looks highly unlikely. Today, 10:14 am
  • Justin Smoak not in Blue Jays lineup Saturday
    Justin Smoak is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: In an alignment that may start to happen more often, Edwin Encarnacion is getting the start at first base while Jose Bautista serves as the designated hitter and Melvin Upton gets the call in right field. Today, 9:32 am
    W, 9-1 vs x Bal
  • Carter launches two-run homer in win
    Chris Carter launched a two-run homer Friday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Carter took Steven Brault deep in the first inning and that was more than enough for Junior Guerra. The 29-year-old has amassed 23 homers this season, but this was his first since his two-homer game against the Cardinals on July 8. He’s batting just .173 this month, so he’ll be happy to see the calendar flip to August. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
    W, 5-3 vs ^ Pit
  • Profar homers, scores three runs on Friday
    Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and three runs scored Friday against the Royals.

    Advice: Profar, who batted leadoff, went opposite-field off Edinson Volquez in the sixth. It’s worth noting that he made the start in left field. He previously made four starts at the position in 2013, but this was his first with the Rangers this year. There’s always the chance that Profar could be traded in a blockbuster deal by Monday’s deadline, but his versatility could come in handy for the Rangers down the stretch. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
    New Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 vs ^ KC
  • Trea Turner not in Nationals lineup Friday
    Trea Turner is not in the Nationals starting lineup against the Giants on Friday.

    Advice: The young speedster has brought a spark to the Nationals lineup with his speed, but he'll sit this one out in favor of Wilmer Difo who was recalled from Triple-A earlier in the week. Expect to see Turner back in there on Saturday. Yesterday, 3:35 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (hamstring) hopes to play Sunday
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) hopes to return to the lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez injured his right hamstring in Wednesday's win over the Yankees. He underwent an MRI, which apparently revealed just a minor strain. Gomez said Friday that he's feeling better and hopes to be ready to go later this weekend. Jake Marisnick is in center field Friday. Yesterday, 1:17 pm
    L, 3-2 x @Det
  • Colin Rea heads to Marlins with Cashner
    Marlins acquired RHP Colin Rea from the Padres in the Andrew Cashner trade.

    Advice: Rea has put up a 4.98 ERA over 99 1/3 innings this season, but he's under team control through 2021 and could develop into a solid back-end starter. He should hold down the fifth spot in the Marlins' rotation. Yesterday, 10:28 am
    W, 11-0 vs ^ StL
  • Marlins also get Colin Rea in Cashner deal
    Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are also receiving Colin Rea in the Andrew Cashner trade.

    Advice: They wanted to acquire two starters at the deadline and have done it in one fell swoop. Like Cashner, Rea has had a shaky season with a 4.98 ERA over 99 1/3 innings. He's just 26 and is under team control through 2021 and the hope is that he'll develop into a solid back-end starter. Yesterday, 5:36 am
    W, 11-0 vs ^ StL
  • Trea Turner picks up sixth steal in 13 games
    Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Turner came through with an RBI single to score Danny Espinosa in the second inning. His steal on Thursday was No. 6 on the season. The 23-year-old outfielder has picked up at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games and all six steals have come during that same stretch. In 51 at-bats, Turner is slashing .333/.382/.510. The jewel of the Nationals farm system deserves hard consideration for mixed-league usage given the way he is swinging the stick right now. Thursday, 11:07 pm
  • Turner getting another start in center field
    Trea Turner will draw another start in center field Thursday against the Giants.

    Advice: He'll hit leadoff against Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto. The fact that Turner is starting against a right-hander instead of Ben Revere would suggest that Turner has usurped Revere's role as the everyday center fielder. And why not? He's hitting .319 with six RBI and five steals in only 12 contests. Until Turner's luck runs out, expect him to be in the lineup most days. He's worth a speculative add in most formats. Thursday, 4:05 pm
  • Trevor Story gets two hits, scores tying run
    Trevor Story went 2-for-4 and scored the game-tying run in Thursday's comeback win over the Mets.

    Advice: Story led off the ninth inning with a single and stole second base. He then came around to score on a fielder's choice as the Rockies completed a come-from-behind victory. The rookie shortstop is 3-for-16 at the plate so far this week following last week's National League Player of the Week award. Thursday, 1:33 pm
    W, 7-2 ^ @NYM
  • Marlins DFA utilityman Don Kelly
    Marlins designated INF/OF Don Kelly for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a roster spot for Dee Gordon, who is back from his 80-game PED suspension. Kelly was batting just .148/.200/.296 in 30 plate appearances with Miami. Thursday, 8:56 am
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    W, 11-0 vs x StL
  • Gomez (hamstring) to see doctor on Thursday
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) will visit a doctor on Thursday.

    Advice: Gomez injured his right hamstring early in Wednesday's win over the Yankees. Jake Marisnick came on to play center in his place in the top of the third inning. It has been that kind of season for Gomez, who is hitting just .214/.278/.327 with 11 steals, five homers and 28 RBI over 281 at-bats. His trip to the doctor on Thursday should help clarify whether a stay on the disabled list is needed. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
    L, 3-2 x @Det
  • Profar snares three hits and scores a run
    Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 and scored a run in the Rangers' loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double. The former top overall prospect in baseball is finally healthy enough to help his fantasy owners. He is hitting .296/.349/.414 in 162 at-bats. Having played multiple games at every position except pitcher and catcher this year, his positional eligibility provides a huge boost to his fantasy value. Profar looks set to play pretty much every day moving forward unless the Rangers bring in some competition via trade or promotion. Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    New Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 vs ^ KC
  • McCann clubs 15th homer in loss to Astros
    Brian McCann clubbed his 15th home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: His fourth-inning blast off of Lance McCullers provided the Yankees' lone run in the contest. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .234/.335/.432 with 15 homers and 41 RBI on the season. He remains one of the best power options behind the plate in all of baseball. Wednesday, 8:05 pm
  • Carlos Gomez lifted with hamstring injury
    Carlos Gomez left Wednesday's game against the Yankees due to a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Gomez was replaced in the field by Jake Marisnick in the top of the third inning. The speedy outfielder did not outwardly look hobbled early in the game, but either the Astros saw something or Gomez himself complained of discomfort. Either way, expect him to be reevaluated on Thursday. A trip to the disabled list is one possible outcome here given the notorious uncertainty surrounding any sort of hamstring injury. Wednesday, 6:33 pm
    L, 3-2 x @Det
  • Trea Turner goes 3-for-4 with three RBI
    Trea Turner finished 3-for-4 with three RBI in the Nationals' 4-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner opened the game's scoring with a two-run line-drive single in the top of the second inning and then tallied his third RBI on a double in the top of the seventh. He also doubled in the top of the first, but it didn't lead to anything. The young speedster is now batting .319/.360/.511 with six extra-base hits, six RBI, and five steals in 12 games this season. He started in center field for the second straight game Wednesday. Wednesday, 12:34 pm
  • Trea Turner starting in CF on Wednesday
    Trea Turner is making his second straight start in center field Wednesday versus the Indians.

    Advice: He will also bat leadoff for the Nationals against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco. Turner made his first career start in center field on Tuesday night and had some issues, but it's the best spot for him at the moment under the Nats' current roster construction. He should be athletic enough to make it work. Wednesday, 6:27 am
  • Trea Turner starting in CF on Tuesday night
    Trea Turner will start in center field Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Turner saw some time in center field in the minors, but this will be his first start at the position in the majors. He should see more time there with Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) back from the disabled list. Turner is batting leadoff Tuesday while Ben Revere will play left and bat eighth. Jayson Werth is in the DH spot. Tuesday, 12:33 pm
  • Colin Rea registers quality start Monday
    Colin Rea walked four batters but managed to record a quality start Monday, allowing three runs over six frames in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Rea is still walking way too many guys for someone who doesn't miss a ton of bats. He was able to limit the damage somewhat but still took his second straight loss. The right-hander will carry an unappealing 4.98 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into this weekend's outing against the Reds. Monday, 7:02 pm
    W, 11-0 vs ^ StL
  • McCann not in Monday's lineup
    Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: McCann joins Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner on the bench against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and catch Michael Pineda. Monday, 3:54 pm
  • Marlins interested in Seattle's Wade Miley
    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports the Marlins have interest in Seattle starter Wade Miley.

    Advice: Miley struggled in 2014 with the Red Sox and has been even worse since the offseason trade that sent him to the Mariners. Miami, a half-game up on the second Wild Card, should probably shoot a little higher. The 29-year-old left-hander is sitting on a 5.23 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 73/33 K/BB ratio through 105 innings this season, and he's owed $8.97 million in 2017. Monday, 8:51 am
  • Story slugs 27th home run, Rockies top ATL
    Trevor Story slugged his 27th homer of the year Sunday in the Rockies' 7-2 victory over the Braves.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Atlanta rookie Tyrell Jenkins. Story also doubled and scored in the first inning, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Only two middle infielders in major league history have registered 30-homer seasons by age 23: Alex Rodriguez and Nomar Garciaparra. Story is well on his way to becoming the third. Sunday, 4:20 pm
    W, 7-2 ^ @NYM
  • Milone coughs up eight runs against BOS
    Tommy Milone struggled in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox, yielding eight runs (four earned) on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Milone wasn't helped by his defense, but given that seven of the eight runs on his line scored on home runs, he has nobody to truly blame but himself. Hanley Ramirez and Travis Shaw cracked three-run homers in the third and fifth innings (respectively). Dustin Pedroia also notched a solo dinger in that fifth. Milone will carry an unappealing 4.97 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into a home start against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber. Sunday, 3:59 pm
    L, 6-5 vs ^ CWS
  • Miley limits Blue Jays to two runs in defeat
    Wade Miley pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, yielding two runs on four hits over six innings.

    Advice: Fine effort from Miley, who struck out four and walked two on the afternoon. Edwin Encarnacion burned him for a solo home run in the fourth inning and Josh Donaldson drove in the second run on his line via an RBI double play in the sixth inning. Even with this respectable performance under his belt, Miley still holds a tough 5.23 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He will try to build on Sunday's outing when he hits the road for an outwardly dreadful match-up with the Cubs next time out. Sunday, 12:31 pm
  • Sano has three hits, homer in slugfest win
    Miguel Sano went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Twins outlasted the Red Sox 11-9 on Saturday.

    Advice: Sano had three of the team's 19 hits, including his solo home run in the eighth inning. The dinger was his 15th of the season and his fourth in the month of July. It has been a good month all around for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .251/.349/.474 in his first full season in the bigs. Saturday, 10:00 pm
    L, 6-5 vs x CWS
  • Story homers twice, scores thrice, nets 5 RBI
    Trevor Story stuffed the box score on Saturday, going 4-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.

    Advice: He hit a two-run homer in the second inning, then added a solo shot in the eighth. The rookie now has 26 longballs on the season, which is a lot more than he ever hit in a minor league season. He is batting .272/.347/.580 with 63 runs, 67 RBI and seven steals. He has an extremely high strikeout rate, but that has not interfered with his stellar overall production yet. Saturday, 9:49 pm
    W, 7-2 ^ @NYM
  • Rays demanding Profar if dealing with Texas
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Rays have demanded Jurickson Profar be included if they are to deal one of their available starting pitchers to the Rangers.

    Advice: Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore are all said to be available for the right price, and it appears that price must include Profar if the Rangers are going to land a major upgrade to their starting rotation. The Rangers have said no thus far, but as things get closer to the trade deadline we'll see if their position changes. Saturday, 11:32 am
    New Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 vs ^ KC
  • Trevor Story hits 24th homer
    Trevor Story collected his 24th homer Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: Story has now matched Troy Tulowitzki's homer total from his rookie season in 2007. The only shortstops to hit more than 24 as rookies were Nomar Garciaparra (30 in 1997) and Cal Ripken Jr. (28 while splitting time between short and third in 1982). Those two were Rookie of the Year winners. Time will tell is Story will be, too. Friday, 9:11 pm
    W, 7-2 ^ @NYM
  • Jurickson Profar goes hitless in loss
    Jurickson Profar went 0-for-3 with a HBP on Friday to drop his average under .300 for the first time since his second game of the season.

    Advice: Profar is hitting .229 with just two extra-base hits (both homers) in 83 at-bats since June 11. He could get more consistent playing time now with Prince Fielder done, but the Rangers might get more production from giving those at-bats to Joey Gallo instead. Friday, 8:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 vs ^ KC
  • Colin Rea allows four runs in loss to STL
    Colin Rea allowed four earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Rea was gifted a two-run lead in the top of the first inning but couldn't make it stick, yielding one run in the second, two in the fourth, and one more in the sixth. He has a 5.01 ERA for the year. Wednesday, 2:03 pm
    W, 11-0 vs ^ StL
  • Miley surrenders three runs against CWS
    Wade Miley turned in a quality start in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox, allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera touched up Miley for solo home runs in the first and seventh innings, respectively, to account for the loudest damage on the southpaw's line. He now holds a dreadful 5.36 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 99 innings. A road date with the Pirates shows next on his schedule. Tuesday, 10:39 pm
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