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  • Stephen Vogt returned to action on Friday September 19. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:56 am
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Tim Collins was called up from the minors on Friday September 19. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:56 am
  • Michael Morse returned to action on Friday September 19. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:56 am
  • Ryan Rua goes 4-for-5 against Angels
    Ryan Rua went 4-for-5 with a couple of runs scored in the Rangers' 12-3 rout of the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Rua has nine hits in his last four starts, and he's now hitting .320 since his callup, though that comes with no homers and just one walk in 75 at-bats. He remains a long shot to enter next season with a role in the Texas outfield, though he's certainly helped his stock some. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
    6:05 pm @LAA
  • Lisalverto Bonilla earns win over Angels
    Lisalverto Bonilla picked up a win after allowing two runs in five innings Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Spotted seven runs in the first two innings, Bonilla had an easy path to his second big-league victory, though he did walk four along the way. His long-term role is probably in the bullpen, but he'll get one more start next week against the Astros or A's. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Hector Santiago pulled in second inning
    Hector Santiago was torched for seven runs -- six earned -- in one-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The Angels talked before the game about using a three-man rotation in the ALDS. It seems even more likely that they'll go that route now, what with Santiago turning in his second straight dreadful performance against a subpar offense. He lasted just two innings last time out against the Astros. Santiago still has a reasonable enough 3.98 ERA for the season, but he's not someone the Angels will have much faith in come October. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Kinsler homers, plates three to lead Tigers
    Ian Kinsler homered and drove home three runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 10-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.

    Advice: Kinsler doubled home James McCann in the fourth inning to increase the Tigers advantage to 5-0, then smashed a two-run homer off Louis Coleman in the fifth. He's enjoying a terrific season offensively, slashing .276/.308/.418 with 15 long balls and 85 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Walker allows two runs in win over Astros
    Taijuan Walker allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings Friday in a 10-5 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Filling in for the injured Roenis Elias (elbow), Walker was making his first start for the Mariners since way back on July 23. The young right-hander gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. While he wasn't great, he managed to dance around trouble for most the evening. Walker lines up for another start next week against the Blue Jays in Toronto Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Dustin Ackley homers twice in win over Astros
    Dustin Ackley had big night at the plate Friday against the Astros, going 2-for-4 with two solo home runs, a walk, and three runs scored.

    Advice: It was the second multi-homer game of his career. Ackley came into Friday's action 3-for-35 (.086) this month. The Mariners and fantasy owners will have to hope that the big game will get him going again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Seager connects for three-run HR in win
    Kyle Seager finished 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Seager's three-run blast off Jake Buchanan capped a seven-run rally for the Mariners in the fourth inning. After going hitless in five straight games, the 26-year-old has three multi-hit games in his last six. Seager has been a consistent source of production for fantasy owners this season, batting .273/.341/.466 with 24 home runs and 92 RBI -- both career-highs -- over 150 games. There's a case to be made that he has been the Mariners' most valuable position player this season, not Robinson Cano. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Zunino clubs three-run homer vs. Astros
    Mike Zunino was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Zunino hit one of four homers for Seattle on Friday, as Dustin Ackley hit two and Kyle Seager also went deep. The 23-year-old backstop is now up to 21 home runs and 57 RBI on the year, though he's done it with a .199/.256/.409 batting line and an ugly 150/16 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Altuve has three-hit night
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: After going 0-for-6 on Thursday, Altuve bounced back with two singles and a double. He's now up to 216 hits on the year, the most by a second baseman since Rod Carew had 218 in 1974. There's a good chance he'll pass that number within the next couple of days. Altuve currently ranks first in the American League with a .343 batting average, eight points ahead of Detroit's Victor Martinez. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Plouffe has walk-off single vs. Indians
    Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off RBI single in a 5-4 win over the Indians in 10 innings on Friday.

    Advice: Danny Santana and Brian Dozier each singled to begin the 10th inning before Joe Mauer was intentionally walked to lead the bases. Kyle Crockett managed to get rookie Kennys Vargas to strike out swinging, but Terry Francona brought in Josh Tomlin to face Plouffe, who dropped a single into center field to end it. Plouffe hasn't been able to maintain the form he showed in August, but he's had a productive year on the whole, batting .251/.321/.422 with 14 home runs and 79 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Jon Lester beats Phillies for 16th win
    Jon Lester limited the Phillies to one run in seven innings to win Friday night.

    Advice: Regardless of whether you want to blame the Yoenis Cespedes deal for the A's offensive downfall, there's no way to argue that Lester hasn't held up his end of the bargain: he has a 2.20 ERA in 10 starts for Oakland. The team is 7-3 in his outings, and the offense scored a total of four runs in the three losses. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Hughes continues K/BB ratio magic
    Phil Hughes allowed four runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

    Advice: Hughes gave up 10 hits, his most in a start since back on July 11. He was in line for the loss before Cody Allen blew a save in the ninth inning. Hughes fanned five and walked none, so he now has an incredible 181/16 K/BB ratio over 201 2/3 innings. That puts him on track for the single-season MLB record, beating the 143/13 K/BB ratio that Bret Saberhagen put up in 1994. He'll make one final start next week against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Michael Brantley joins 20-20 club
    Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run against the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Brantley now has 20 home runs on the year to go along with 22 stolen bases. He's the first Indians player with a 20/20 season since Shin-Soo Choo did it in 2009 and 2010. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Ryan Howard hits 22nd homer in loss
    Ryan Howard homered off Jon Lester to give the Phillies their only run Friday.

    Advice: Incredibly, it was Howard's 10th homer against a lefty, compared to just 12 in nearly three times as many plate appearances against righties. That Howard can't even be platooned properly in the midst of such a disappointing season has made him a peculiar liability for the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Verlander tops Royals to pick up 14th victory
    Justin Verlander earned his 14th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Royals to just one run on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander struck out four on the evening without issuing a free pass. In what has been a hugely disappointing season for Verlander, he'll carry a 4.68 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 153/65 K/BB ratio into his final regular season tuneup against the White Sox on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Jordan Lyles defeats D'Backs to earn 7th win
    Jordan Lyles picked up his seventh victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs on nine hits over his six innings of work.

    Advice: Lyles struck out just one opposing hitter and didn't issue a walk on the night. While he was far from dominant, he was able to keep the D'Backs hitters off-balance and prevent them from mounting any serious scoring threats. He will carry a 4.15 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into his season finale against the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Didi Gregorius has two hits in losing effort
    Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: His triple an subsequent run scored came in the ninth inning with the game already well out reach. Even with the two-hit effort, he's hitting just .209/.282/.351 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Cody Ross has two hits in loss to Rockies
    Cody Ross went 2-for-3 and drove home his 15th run of the season in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Ross doubled home a run in the sixth inning to pull the Diamondbacks to within 6-2, but that would be as close as they would get. It has been another disappointing and injury-raved season for the veteran outfielder, who is hitting .254/.302/.325 in his first 80 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Lackey strong in win over Reds
    John Lackey returned to form Friday by allowing just 7 2/3 innings as part of a 2-1 victory over the Reds.

    Advice: Lackey's last turn in the rotation was skipped after he complained of a dead arm, but he bounced back nicely Friday by holding the Reds to six hits with no walks and five strikeouts. He threw first-pitch strikes to 25 of the 28 batters he faced. The Reds' offense isn't scaring anyone these days, but it was an encouraging performance. He'll look to keep it going next week against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Holliday hits 19th homer in win over Reds
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, and a walk against the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Randal Grichuk and Holliday went back-to-back against David Holmberg in the first inning, which gave John Lackey and the Cardinals' bullpen all the offense they would need. Holliday is now up to 19 home runs on the year, putting him one short of his sixth-straight 20-homer campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Grichuk homers in win over Reds
    Randal Grichuk connected for a solo homer in Friday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: It was his second major league homer. The 23-year-old rookie is batting just .226/.261/.357 through 39 games with the Cards this season, but he has seen better results at the plate since his return in late August. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Cozart has two hits and RBI in loss to Cards
    Zack Cozart went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: It was the only offense of the game for the Reds. Cozart has been one of the least productive regulars in the majors this season, batting just .225/.273/.299 with three home runs and 37 RBI over 140 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Michael Morse (oblique) says he's ready to go
    Michael Morse (oblique) informed manager Bruce Bochy on Friday that he's ready to rejoin the Giants starting lineup.

    Advice: He isn't in there for Friday's contest against the Padres, but could return at some point over the weekend. With Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan also returning on Friday, the Giants are getting fully healthy at just the right time as they march towards the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:31 pm
  • Stephen Vogt returns to Athletics' lineup
    Stephen Vogt is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It will be his first start in over two weeks, as Vogt has been nursing a sprained left ankle. The's A's are desperate for offense right now, so if he hits, Vogt will play even if he might not be 100 percent yet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:53 pm
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Howard not in Thursday's lineup
    Ryan Howard is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: Howard is sitting against another lefty, this time with Robbie Erlin on the hill for San Diego. Darin Ruf will start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:30 pm
  • Vogt (ankle) out of A's lineup again Thursday
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) is out of the A's starting lineup again on Thursday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Vogt hasn't started in over two weeks because of a sprained left ankle. He was able to pinch-hit Wednesday, but Billy Burns pinch-ran for Vogt after he drew a walk in the bottom of the eighth inning. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:20 am
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Taijuan Walker to start Friday versus Astros
    Taijuan Walker will start for the Mariners on Friday night against the Astros.

    Advice: He'll be filling in for Roenis Elias, who is likely done for the season with elbow troubles. Walker owns a 2.96 ERA and 21/15 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings (three starts and three relief appearances) this season for the Mariners and makes for an intriguing fantasy streamer against the punchless 'Stros. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:09 am
  • Vogt (ankle) draws walk as pinch-hitter Wed.
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday night's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: But he then had to be pinch-run for by Billy Burns. Vogt hasn't started a game in two weeks due to a sprained left ankle. He should be getting pretty close. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:58 am
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Ian Kinsler goes 0-for-5 in loss
    Ian Kinsler went 0-for-5 against the Twins in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Kinsler has escaped the criticism given to Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander, but he's been among the Tigers' biggest liabilities lately, with a .239 average and a horrible .265 OBP in 314 at-bats since the beginning of July. He's walked a total of 27 times in 151 games this year, down from 51 in 136 games last year and a high of 89 in 155 games in 2011. As a result, he's set to finish with easily the worst OBP of his career, even though he's hitting right at his career average. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Bonilla to start for Rangers on Friday
    Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers against the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Bonilla made his first major league start over the weekend, picking up the win against the Braves. With Scott Baker still dealing with a triceps issue, Bonilla will get another turn, this time against the AL West-champion Angels. The 24-year-old isn't much of a streaming option at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:56 pm
  • Vogt (ankle) to try running Wednesday
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) will try running and cutting during batting practice Wednesday.

    Advice: If all goes well, he could be available to pinch hit. Vogt hasn't played in two weeks due to a sprained left ankle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:05 pm
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Ryan Howard not in Wednesday's lineup
    Ryan Howard is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: He'll take a seat with left-hander Eric Stults on the hill for Philadelphia. Darin Ruf will start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:30 pm
  • John Lackey (arm) scheduled to pitch Friday
    John Lackey (arm) is scheduled to pitch in Friday's series-opener against the Reds.

    Advice: Lackey was skipped from his last turn after complaining of arm fatigue, but he felt better after a side session on Tuesday. The veteran right-hander has an ugly 5.05 ERA in 46 1/3 innings since joining the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:54 pm
  • Morse (oblique) not expected back Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) is unlikely to return Friday as initially anticipated.

    Advice: Morse just hasn't progressed as hoped in his recovery from a strained left oblique, as he's still not swinging a bat at 100 percent. It's not clear what the next step is with the veteran, but his timetable is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Ackley drives in a 2 runs in win vs. Angels
    Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Mariners' stomped the Angels 13-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ackley has missed a lot of time recently with bone spurs in his ankle. The injury makes it difficult for him to plant and pivot off the foot. So long as Ackley can tolerate the pain, he'll be in the lineup. He's now slashing .251/.298/.397 through 133 games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Altuve sets Astros' single-season hit record
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: The line was fairly standard for the diminutive second baseman, but it was noteworthy for the fact that Altuve passed Craig Biggio for the Astros' record for hits in a single season. He's got 211 for the season, and the Astros still have a week and a half for Altuve to pad his lead. The 24-year-old is batting a ridiculous .343/.379/.456 for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:42 pm
  • Vogt (ankle) encouraged by progress
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) took batting practice Tuesday.

    Advice: It came after he did some running Monday, though he's yet to be cleared to run the bases. He's encouraged by how his sprained left ankle has responded and could be available to pinch-hit in a few days. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:36 pm
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Verlander (blister) says he'll be fine
    Justin Verlander (blister) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and said he'll be fine for his next start.

    Advice: The Tigers have delayed an announcement of their starters for the weekend series against the Royals while they waited to see how Verlander's blister was, but it sounds like he'll be fine. He'll likely start on either Friday or Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:07 pm
  • John Lackey (arm) on track to start Friday
    John Lackey (arm) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday evening at Busch Stadium.

    Advice: Lackey was skipped from his last turn in the Cardinals' starting rotation due to a case of dead arm, but he is in line to return Friday and is expected to do just that. The veteran right-hander owns a rough 5.05 ERA in 46 1/3 innings since joining St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:10 pm
  • Morse (oblique) should be ready by Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:54 am
  • Jose Altuve goes 3-for-4, triples
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI against the Indians on Monday.

    Advice: Altuve has delivered five straight multihit games to push his average back up to .342. He was caught stealing tonight for the eighth time this season. Altuve was 41-for-44 stealing bases in the first half, but he's a much more modest 11-for-16 since. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:37 pm
  • Morse (oblique) still a day or two away
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse (oblique) was "tentative" while taking batting practice Monday.

    Advice: He did add that Morse started to loosen up as the session went along, but the outfielder is still at least another day or two away from returning. He's been out since late August due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:51 pm
  • Dustin Ackley back in Mariners' lineup
    Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Ackley sat out the last two contests after his left ankle issue flared up, but he doesn't expect it to keep him out of action any more this season. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:50 pm
  • Verlander says blister 'flared up' on Sunday
    Justin Verlander acknowledged after his start Sunday that a blister "flared up" on his right hand.

    Advice: Verlander allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings, but the Tigers were able to pull out a 6-4 victory against the Indians. Verlander said he doesn't expect the blister to be a major issue going forward. He's 13-12 this season with a 4.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 190 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:54 am
  • Gregorius scores twice, D'backs defeat Padres
    Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Diamondbacks past the Padres 8-6 on Sunday.

    Advice: Gregorius has now scored twice in back-to-back games. He added an RBI single in the eighth inning. The shortstop has struggled at the dish this year, batting a meager .211/.286/.351 in 69 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Stephen Vogt unlikely to be ready on Tuesday
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) is unlikely to be ready to return for Tuesday's series opener against the Rangers.

    Advice: Vogt has been able to take swings in the batting cages in recent days, but is still bothered too much by his sore ankle to run the bases at full strength. Even if he does return at some point next week, he is likely to play only sporadically which makes it difficult to trust him in weekly formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:07 pm
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Santiago walks five in early exit vs. Astros
    Hector Santiago walked five and gave up three runs over two innings in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Santiago also gave up five hits as he proved largely ineffective. One of those five hits was a three-run homer to Gregorio Petit for all three of the Astros' runs against him. The loss dropped him to 5-8 with a 3.55 ERA on the year. He'll look for a better outing Friday against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Lester goes six scoreless in shutout of M's
    Jon Lester threw six scoreless innings in the Athletics' 4-0 shutout of the Mariners Sunday.

    Advice: Lester surrendered just four hits, all singles, and walked four in the game. He also struck out seven. The win moved Lester to 15-10 on the year, and he owns a 2.45 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 206/46 K/BB ratio through 30 starts. It's the sixth time Lester has reached the 15-win plateau in his career. The 30-year-old will take the mound again Saturday in an interleague tilt with the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:33 pm
  • Holliday stays hot, doubles twice vs. Rockies
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Holliday has been on fire in September, and he stayed hot with his two doubles. The first was an RBI double in the third inning. He would come around to score on Jhonny Peralta's subsequent home run. Holliday is hitting .319 with two home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored this month. His final line will end up looking Holliday-esque after a slow start to the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:14 pm
  • Lyles gives up nine hits, three runs vs. STL
    Jordan Lyles allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: Lyles gave up nine hits, but it was back-to-back knocks -- a Matt Holliday double followed by a Jhonny Peralta homer -- that did all the damage. Lyles took the loss despite the quality start, falling to 6-3. He'll take a 4.21 ERA into Friday's contest against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:07 pm
  • Plouffe homers in second straight game Sunday
    Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: The homer was Plouffe's 14th of the season as he homered in back-to-back games. It's been a quietly productive year for the 28-year-old, who has 76 RBI and 67 runs scored to go with his 14 homers. Plouffe is hitting .251/.322/.427 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:39 pm
  • John Lackey going through 'dead arm' phase
    John Lackey admitted Sunday that he's going through a "dead arm" phase.

    Advice: It's not a surprise given that Lackey's velocity and results have been down in recent outings. The Cardinals are skipping his next turn in the rotation in hopes that he'll be able to regain his form next weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:56 am
  • Cardinals to skip John Lackey's turn
    The Cardinals have elected to skip John Lackey's next turn in the rotation.

    Advice: Lackey's velocity has been down and he's struggled in his last three outings, so the Cards will give him some extra rest. They'll go with Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller on regular rest against the Brewers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Lackey will take the ball next weekend versus the Reds. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:20 am
  • Morse to take BP Monday or Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) won't take batting practice until Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse had been swinging, but only at about 50 percent. He should return to the lineup shortly if he can swing at full effort Monday or Tuesday, but there are certainly no guarantees that will happen. Morse has yet to play this month due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:15 am
  • Brantley homers, steals bag in loss to Tigers
    Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Brantley opened the game's scoring with first-inning two-run shot off Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein and then added a single and a stolen base in the eighth. He's batting .319/.378/.498 with 19 home runs, 93 RBI, and 20 stolen bases in what has been a massive breakout campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:40 pm
  • Hughes allows five runs in loss to White Sox
    Phil Hughes allowed five runs -- three earned -- over seven innings Saturday as the Twins dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: Hughes was scheduled to pitch Friday but the game got rained out. He struck out 11 batters and walked just one, but the White Sox got to him for a homer and three doubles. Hughes will carry a 15-10 record, 3.56 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next start at home against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
  • Dustin Ackley (ankle) resting again Saturday
    Dustin Ackley (ankle) is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Ackley played Friday but was out for a week prior due to bone spurs in his left ankle. He felt soreness again after his return. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon noted that he will be evaluated day-by-day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Bonilla gives up two runs for first MLB win
    Making his first major league start, Lisalverto Bonilla yielded two runs over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: The win was his first in the big leagues. Bonilla was a little shaky, allowing four hits and four walks while throwing 43 out of 78 pitches for strikes, but he managed to avoid any major damage outside of the third inning. He struck out four. The 24-year-old made the start in place of Scott Baker (triceps) and could get another look after today. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:57 pm
  • Ryan Howard not in Phillies lineup Saturday
    Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's contest against the Marlins.

    Advice: Maikel Franco will get the call in his place and bat second against opposing hurler Brad Hand. Look for Howard to be back in his customary clean-up spot on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:51 am
  • Holliday smacks three-run homer in win
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's 5-1 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: The win snapped a three-game losing streak for St. Louis. Holliday's first-inning blast was the big blow of the ballgame and traveled an estimated 439 feet. The veteran outfielder has turned things on since the All-Star break by collecting 11 home runs and 39 RBI over 50 games. He had six home runs and 45 RBI in 93 games during the first half. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:03 pm
  • Grichuk scores two runs Friday vs. Rockies
    Randal Grichuk singled, drew a walk, and scored two runs Friday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Grichuk is now batting .414 (12-for-29) since returning to the majors in late August. The 23-year-old is drawing at-bats in right field against left-handed pitching, which makes him relevant in deeper fantasy leagues which allow for daily lineup changes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:01 pm
  • Bonilla to start for Rangers on Saturday
    Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers on Saturday against the Braves.

    Advice: Scott Baker was scratched from his scheduled start, so the 24-year-old right-hander will make his first career start. He posted a 4.10 ERA and 92/25 K/BB ratio over 74 2/4 innings at Triple-A Round Rock this season, but should be avoided for mixed league purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:45 pm
  • Ryan Rua has two hits, RBI as Rangers win
    Ryan Rua went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Rangers defeated the Braves on Friday in Arlington.

    Advice: Rua tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth inning with an RBI groundout to plate Guilder Rodriguez. He has done a nice job in his limited time with the Rangers, slashing .278/.304/.333 with seven RBI in his first 54 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:08 pm
    6:05 pm @LAA
  • Kinsler has two hits, RBI as Tigers top Tribe
    Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the dish in Friday's victory over the Indians, going 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.

    Advice: Kinsler got the Tigers on the board with an RBI double in the third inning that plated Nick Castellanos. He would later single and race home on an RBI single off the bat of Victor Martinez. He has done a very nice job as a table-setter for the Tigers this season, slashing .278/.309/.415 with 13 homers, 92 runs scored, 79 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Dustin Ackley returns to Mariners' lineup
    Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Ackley missed the last week of action due to bone spurs in his left ankle. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason, but for now he'll try to gut it out through the final few weeks. He's batting .251/.300/.399 with 11 homers and 60 RBI for the Mariners this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:26 pm
  • Twins/White Sox postponed due to rain
    Friday's game between the Twins and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

    Advice: It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scheduled starters Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana will be pushed back a day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:36 pm
  • Stephen Vogt (ankle) remains sidelined
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) might be available at some point during the Athletics' September 16-24 homestand.

    Advice: Vogt took some swings in the batting cage Wednesday but is still bothered by a sprained left ankle. He hasn't played since September 3 and can't be counted on for the rest of the season. "It was a pretty significant sprain," manager Bob Melvin said. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
    1:05 pm vs Phi
  • Morse (oblique) likely out this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) is not expected to play this weekend.

    Advice: He's still swinging the bat at only 50 percent. Morse is only 10 days removed from straining his oblique, so his continued absence isn't a surprise even though the Giants had expressed optimism that he could be back by now. He's hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:39 pm
  • Altuve goes 2-for-5 with a double and a steal
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a double and a steal as the Astros edged the Mariners 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Altuve had gone 0-for-7 in his last two games, snapping a 14-game hitting streak. You could have predicted tonight's mini-slump buster. After all, he is 10-for-24 (.417) over his career against Mariners' starter Hisashi Iwakuma. Altuve is slashing a pristine .336/.373/.447 and his steal tonight gives him 52 total. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Lackey ejected in third inning against Reds
    John Lackey was ejected in the third inning of Wednesday's start against the Reds for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Lackey was apparently displeased with home plate umpire Tom Hallion's strike zone, and his thoughts weren't appreciated. Lackey had allowed two runs on four hits over his two innings of work before being tossed. Tyler Lyons replaced him on the mound. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:05 pm
  • M's hoping Ackley (ankle) could return Friday
    The Mariners are hopeful Dustin Ackley (ankle) could be available by Friday.

    Advice: Ackley has been dealing with bone spurs in his left ankle that have kept him out of the lineup since Saturday. Even if he's unavailable Friday, it seems as though Ackley will be back contributing in some fashion shortly thereafter. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:43 pm
  • Altuve hitless in 2 straight since 14-game HS
    Jose Altuve went 0-for-4 with an error in Tuesday's 2-1 win against Seattle

    Advice: Altuve is now 0-for-7 in his last two games; he snapped a 14-game hitting streak with Monday's 0-fer. Regardless, nobody is going to complain about a lack of production from the 24-year-old Venezuelan. Altuve ranks first in the majors with a .336 average, first with 198 hits, and third with 51 steals (first in the AL). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:16 pm
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