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  • Madson allows walk-off homer to blow save
    Ryan Madson was crushed for a two-run, walk-off home run by Leonys Martin in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: The A's took a 5-2 lead after six innings and looked poised for the win, but a two-run home run by Robinson Cano in the eighth drew the M's to within 5-4 and set the stage for a very, very sudden collapse by Madson in the ninth inning. After recording the first two outs in the frame, the A's closer surrendered a double to Nori Aoki. Next batter up was Martin and, as the saying goes, the rest was history. Madson still holds a 2.66 ERA (it was 1.83 before Tuesday's fateful homer) and is 11-for-13 in save chances. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Turner notches three singles, drives in three
    Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Turner opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning. He would later hit a two-run single in the eighth as part of a three-run insurance frame. The 31-year-old outfielder has yet to find any of his 2015 success and is batting a punch-less .242/.335/.356 over 149 at-bats. Last year, he finished the season with a .294/.370/.491 triple-slash. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Duvall whacks two-run homer in loss to LAD
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Duvall was the entire Reds offense (as it were) in the 8-2 loss, cracking a two-run home run off starter Mike Bolsinger in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has now homered in two of his last three games and boosted his triple-slash to .259/.294/.548 in the process. For the season, he has smacked nine homers and 12 doubles while driving in 19 runs across 135 at-bats. Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Bolsinger allows two runs in sixth vs Reds
    Making his second start of the season, Mike Bolsinger allowed two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Bolsinger struck out six and walked one on the evening. Both runs on his line came home courtesy of a two-run home run by Adam Duvall in the fourth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander was optioned to Triple-A following his first start of the season last week and while he pitched just fine in start No. 2, he shouldn't be considered a long-term rotation option for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Jon Jay smacks solo homer in loss to SFG
    Jon Jay went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Jay stroked a solo home run against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning. It would be one of just two runs the Padres managed to scratch out on the evening. With a .267/.330/.372 triple-slash over 172 at-bats, the 31-year-old outfielder can be safely ignored for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Correa delivers as Astros walk it off vs. O's
    Carlos Correa hit an RBI single in the 13th inning to give the Astros a walk-off, 3-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: Correa was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts before delivering the game-winning hit in the 13th. He's been streaky in his first full season in the majors, striking out in a surprising 25.1 percent of his plate appearances while also hitting seven homers with eight steals on the year. It all adds up to a .250/.343/.409 line that should be more attractive by season's end. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Cashner returns from DL to toss quality start
    Andrew Cashner pitched respectably in his return from the 15-day disabled list, yielding three runs on four hits over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Cashner, who was shelved with a right hamstring strain in early May, struck out one and walked four in his return to the mound. The Giants would score two of their three runs against the 29-year-old right-hander in the sixth inning, with Buster Posey (RBI double) and Brandon Crawford (RBI single) striking to snap a 1-1 tie. Prior to hitting the disabled list, Cashner held a 4.93 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 28/14 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. Until he can improve on those bloated numbers, he does not make for an appealing fantasy option outside of the deepest of NL-only formats. He will take to the road for a date with the Mariners next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Alvarez connects for third homer vs. Astros
    Pedro Alvarez hit his third home run of the season Tuesday against the Astros.

    Advice: Alvarez hit a solo homer off Astros starter Doug Fister in the fifth inning, his only hit in five at-bats. The blast was his first since May 8. Thought to be a potential fantasy sleeper heading into the season after signing with the Orioles in March, the 29-year-old has instead batted .191/.300/.351 with three homers and 10 RBI in 32 games. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Springer reaches five times in win over O's
    George Springer was on base five times Tuesday, collecting three hits and drawing two walks in a win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Springer had a double to go with two singles in four official at-bats. The travesty is that he never came around to score, nor did he drive in a run from the leadoff spot. Springer had a 10-game hitting streak snapped Sunday, and Tuesday's good showing has his overall line up to .265/.364/.464. Perhaps Tuesday will be the start of another streak. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Tillman limits Astros to two runs over seven
    Chris Tillman held the Astros to two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

    Advice: Tillman yielded just three hits and three walks, but a Luis Valbuena two-run homer in the fifth inning was enough to saddle Tillman with a no-decision. Still, it was the latest in a string of strong starts from the 28-year-old. Tillman now has seven consecutive quality starts dating back to mid-April, and the right-hander is 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 1.13 WHIP overall. Tillman will try to keep the train rolling Sunday at the Indians. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Fister allows two runs over 5 2/3 innings
    Doug Fister allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Orioles.

    Advice: The good was that Fister allowed just three hits with three walks. The bad was that two of those hits left the yard. Either way, the right-hander left long before the game was decided in extra innings, leaving his record at 4-3 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through nine starts. Fister is set to next take on the Angels on Sunday. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • Arcia has two hits, two runs against Royals
    Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Arcia hit a two-out double and scored a run in the second inning and scored another run in the fourth after being hit by a pitch. Arcia desperately needs a spark, as he was hitting .194/.293/.306 with just two runs scored in the month of May coming into the game. He's one of the Twins' more talented hitters, slump notwithstanding, and seeing as how the team isn't going anywhere it would behoove them to continue to give the 25-year-old at-bats in hopes he can find his swing sooner than later. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Puig departs game with apparent hand injury
    Yasiel Puig was removed from Tuesday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Puig appeared to jam his hand sliding around Howie Kendrick's bat while scoring on a Kendrick shot to first base in the bottom of the sixth inning that Joey Votto couldn't handle. Puig got on base that inning with an RBI single off the right field wall (he stared it down a good while before running). Puig finished the night 1-for-3 with one run scored and one run batted in. Yesterday, 9:25 pm
    7:10 pm vs Cin
  • Santana smacked for nine hits, six runs by KC
    Ervin Santana was battered by the Royals for nine hits and six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss Tuesday.

    Advice: The start was, by almost any measure, his worst of the season to date, dropping his record to 1-3 overall. Through his first seven starts, Santana owned a 3.13 ERA; after Tuesday, it sits at 4.17, with a 1.49 WHIP to boot. The 33-year-old has generally been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for the Twins, and he'll attempt to get back on track Monday at the Athletics. Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Mazara's homer, two runs scored lead Rangers
    Nomar Mazara finished 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored as the Rangers topped the Angels 4-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mazara hit a two-run home run off Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin in the sixth inning, and he also singled and scored in the fourth. The homer was the third in six games for the outfielder, giving him seven on the season. The 21-year-old is hitting .317/.364/.483 in 38 games after starting the year at Triple-A. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Padres activate Cashner for Tuesday return
    Padres activated RHP Andrew Cashner from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cashner will start for the Padres on Tuesday night against the Angels after missing the last three weeks with a strained right hamstring. The right-hander registered an underwhelming 4.93 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 28/14 K/BB ratio over his first 34 2/3 innings this season. Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Springer at leadoff, Altuve hitting second
    George Springer is batting leadoff for the Astros on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

    Advice: Jose Altuve will bat second as manager A.J. Hinch tries to spark a fire. Springer batted leadoff in one game earlier this month, but he's otherwise hit second. The 26-year-old outfielder enters play Tuesday with a .254/.350/.452 batting line in 45 games. Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Dodgers recall RHP Bolsinger from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled RHP Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Bolsinger will presumably make the start Tuesday against the Reds. The 28-year-old gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings last Wednesday against the Angels before being sent down to Triple-A. Monday, 3:40 pm
  • Adam Duvall crushes solo homer in loss
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: It was just a solo home run, but what a solo home run it was. Duvall absolutely unloaded on a Wade Miley offering in the fourth inning, launching it an estimated 457 feet to left-center. With a .264/.299/.543 triple-slash and eight homers over 129 at-bats, the 27-year-old outfielder is worth a pickup in deeper mixed leagues, particularly for those who need a little power boost. Sunday, 2:15 pm
  • Mazara slugs his sixth home run vs. HOU
    Nomar Mazara slugged his sixth home run of the season Sunday in the Rangers' win over the Astros.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the seventh inning off Astros reliever Pat Neshek. Mazara also hit an RBI single in the third inning, finishing the afternoon victory 2-for-4 with three RBI. The 21-year-old outfielder has an incredibly complete skillset for such a young age. Sunday, 2:06 pm
  • Andrew Cashner to start Tuesday vs. Giants
    The Padres will activate Andrew Cashner (hamstring) from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll return against the Giants Tuesday with James Shields following him on Wednesday. A strained hamstring caused Cashner to miss a couple turns in the starting rotation but it was never anything serious. So far, the right-hander has produced an underwhelming 4.93 ERA in 34 2/3 innings for the Friars this season. Saturday, 6:26 pm
  • Oswaldo Arcia not in Twins lineup Saturday
    Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Darin Mastroianni is drawing the start in his place in right field and batting seventh for the Twins. Arcia has been really struggling at the plate, slashing .213/.292/.363 with four homers, 12 RBI and a 34/9 K/BB ratio in 89 plate appearances. Saturday, 8:27 am
  • Yasiel Puig hits two-run homer
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: Puig went opposite field off Carlos Villanueva for his fifth homer in 153 at-bats this season. He might not have it figured out completely just yet, but he has to be getting closer to ending his slump. Friday, 11:18 pm
    7:10 pm vs Cin
  • Jon Jay (shoulder) gets two hits in return
    Jon Jay (shoulder) doubled and singled in his return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jay didn't start a game for nearly a week due to a sore shoulder. It's not expected to be a long-term issue for him. Friday, 5:04 am
  • Santana's eight quality innings aren't enough
    Ervin Santana pitched eight strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits, in a no-decision Thursday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Santana kept his team in the game but was matched by the equally effective Marco Estrada, leaving both out of the decision. The right-hander walked two while striking out five, with an Edwin Encarnacion two-run homer in the sixth accounting for all of the Jays' runs against him. Santana has been largely good in seven starts this year, posting a 3.13 ERA, but he's just 1-2 to show for it. The 33-year-old will seek a better result Tuesday against the Royals. Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Dodgers demote Bolsinger after spot start
    Dodgers optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Bolsinger allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in his season debut. Apparently, it wasn't enough to keep him in the starting rotation. He'll resurface in Los Angeles at some point this season. Veteran reliever Chin-hui Tsao was called up to take Bolsinger's roster spot. Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Jon Jay (shoulder) expected back Thursday
    Padres manager Andy Green said he expects Jon Jay (shoulder) to return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jay has been sidelined since last Friday because of a jammed shoulder, though he did make an appearance as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night. He grounded out to second base in the bottom of the eighth inning, but it still served as a positive sign. Jay, the Padres' primary center fielder, is slashing .278/.338/.368 in 38 games this season. Thursday, 6:11 am
  • Mike Bolsinger takes loss in season debut
    Making his season debut, Mike Bolsinger pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Bolsinger was slated to be a part of the Dodgers rotation before suffering a strained oblique in spring training, costing him the first month. The Dodgers activated him tonight even though he probably could have used one or two more rehab starts. He might now be sent down to make them. Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Doug Fister gives up three runs in win
    Doug Fister pitched 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball for a win Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Fister seems like a poor bet going forward since his velocity hasn't bounced back after last year's plunge and his strikeout rate has continued to decline. He's held his own so far, posting a 4.22 ERA, but there just doesn't seem to be any upside here any longer. Wednesday, 8:53 pm
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • Tillman collects win number six against SEA
    Chris Tillman struck out six and allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Just more of the same from Mr. Tillman. He whiffed a batter per inning yet again and tossed his fifth-consecutive quality start, picking up his sixth win of the season. The right-hander would probably like to re-do the 3-1 cookie he threw to Leonys Martin in the top of the third; nonetheless, he continues to impress in his bounce-back campaign. Tillman has a stellar 2.61 ERA with 53 strikeouts in just 51 2/3 innings. The Astros will come to town for his next start. Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Yasiel Puig dropped to eighth vs Angels
    Yasiel Puig is hitting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    Advice: Puig has been scuffling mightily this season and is hitting just .232/.273/.373 with four homers and 14 RBI over 142 at-bats. He has 10 extra-base hits on the year. Wednesday, 3:57 pm
    7:10 pm vs Cin
  • Adam Duvall getting night off Wednesday
    Adam Duvall is out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Tyler Holt will start in left field and bat seventh versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger. Duvall has seven home runs and 16 RBI in 34 games this season. Wednesday, 10:37 am
  • Nomar Mazara sits versus Rich Hill on Wed.
    Nomar Mazara is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Drew Stubbs will get the nod in right field versus Athletics left-hander Rich Hill. Mazara, a left-handed hitter, has registered a .307/.357/.449 batting line over his first 33 games at the major league level. Wednesday, 10:06 am
  • Jon Jay is day-to-day with a sore shoulder
    Jon Jay is day-to-day with a sore shoulder.

    Advice: Jay jammed the shoulder on Friday night and hasn't felt much progress, but the Padres are hoping this doesn't have to be a disabled list situation. Travis Jankowski started in center field and hit leadoff in the Padres' final two games in Milwaukee. Wil Myers will get the nod at leadoff in Tuesday night's series opener against the Giants and Madison Bumgarner. Tuesday, 4:24 pm
  • Dodgers activate Bolsinger for Wed. start
    Dodgers activated RHP Mike Bolsinger from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Bolsinger will make a spot start for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the Angels. Out all season with a strained oblique, he yielded two runs over eight rehab innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The right-hander could be optioned right back to OKC after the game. Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Bolsinger (oblique) to start Wed. vs. Angels
    Mike Bolsinger (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: It will be a spot-start to give the other starters an extra day of rest. Bolsinger, who began the year on the DL with a strained oblique, has posted a 2.25 ERA and 7/3 K/BB ratio in eight innings across two minor league rehab starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Tuesday, 5:15 am
  • Duvall socks solo homer vs. Indians
    Adam Duvall socked a solo homer in Monday’s loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Duvall now has seven home runs on the year, including five this month. The 27-year-old is still striking out a lot, but his pop can help in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Turner not in Dodgers' lineup Monday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off. Howie Kendrick will start at third base and bat third against right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Puig not in Monday's lineup
    Yasiel Puig is not in Monday's lineup against the Angels.

    Advice: Puig went 0-for-3 on Sunday and is batting just .234/.276/.380 over 37 games this season. Trayce Thompson will start in right field and bat seventh against right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Monday, 2:56 pm
    7:10 pm vs Cin
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