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  • Reed tosses shutout 9th to close out the Bucs
    Addison Reed protected a three-run lead in the ninth for his 27th save as the Diamondbacks topped the Pirates 7-4 on Thursday.

    Advice: It was nice to see him get back on the horse one day after serving up a three-run homer versus the Reds (he earned the save anyway). Reed induced a ground out from Jordy Mercer, struck out pinch-hitter Travis Snider, gave up a double to Josh Harrison, and then struck out the talented rookie Gregory Polanco on high cheese to shut off the lights. Reed has allowed only one run over his last eight appearances, slashing his ERA from 4.42 to 3.86.
    46 minutes ago
  • Polanco goes 2-for-5 with double, steal, run
    Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a double, stolen base and run scored against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

    Advice: The 22-year-old rookie had an exceptional start to his career in June, but came into tonight slashing a sickly .204/.262/.312 in July. Hopefully this promising game portends a return of his prodigious gifts in August. Polanco is batting only .249 with five homers in 44 contests. His wheels (eight steals) have kept his fantasy value somewhat afloat as he struggles to make contact, specifically against same-sided pitching.
    50 minutes ago
  • Collmenter works 5+ innings in ND vs. Bucs
    Josh Collmenter yielded three runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings Thursday versus the Pirates in a no-decision Diamondbacks' victory.

    Advice: Collmenter struck out four and walked two. He came into tonight with a 1.59 ERA in four career starts against the Pirates and 5-2 with a 2.89 ERA in his last 10 starts at Chase Field. Collmenter remains 8-5 to go with a 4.07 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He gets the Royals in Arizona next time around.
    56 minutes ago
    W, 7-4 vs ^ Pit
  • Locke chased for 6 runs in loss to Snakes
    Jeff Locke was ripped for six runs -- four earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in the Pirates' 7-4 setback against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

    Advice: Locke gave up nine hits, and it wasn't all soft stuff, particularly in the sixth inning, when he simply ran out of gas. In that frame, pinch-hitter Andy Marte smacked a two-run homer and Aaron Hill punched out a solo round-tripper. He was also obliterated Saturday against the Rockies, yielding six earned runs in 6 2/3 innings, but posted a 2.38 ERA in his eight starts before that. The regression doctor has had an appointment with Locke for some time. Locke (3.77 ERA) welcomes the Marlins to town on Wednesday hoping the routine checkup doesn't reveal further deterioration.
    59 minutes ago
  • Puig has double, homer to lead Dodgers to win
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double, homer, walk, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: The Dodgers completed its first three-game minimum home sweep over the Braves in 24 years, and in so doing won their sixth straight. Puig's .319 batting average ranks second in the National League, same as his .958 OPS. The center fielder is on pace for 18 homers, 82 RBI and 91 runs.
    Today, 9:55 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Atl
  • Gonzalez goes 2-for-3 with a double, BB, run
    Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and RBI Thursday as the Dodgers edged the Braves 2-1.

    Advice: Gonzalez's double to deep right center in the first plated Yasiel Puig and gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. The Dodgers only required one more run to win -- Puig cranked a solo homer two innings later -- as Clayton Kershaw gave up only one run in a complete game. The veteran first baseman Gonzalez, who has six multi-hit games in his last nine, carries a .265/.327/.447 batting line with 15 home runs and 71 RBI.
    Today, 9:53 pm
  • Kershaw strikes out 9 in CG victory over ATL
    Clayton Kershaw dazzled again in Thursday's victory over the Braves, racking up nine strikeouts and allowing only one run in a 2-1 complete-game victory.

    Advice: Kershaw walked none and allowed nine hits in his 10th straight victory -- his first regular season win over the Braves, the only NL team he'd never vanquished in the regular season -- and the Dodgers' sixth consecutive win. He's allowed only nine runs in 86 innings over his last 11 starts. Having improved to 13-2 with a 1.71 ERA, Kershaw hosts the crosstown Angels on Tuesday.
    Today, 9:51 pm
  • Teheran stuck on wrong side of 2-1 loss
    Julio Teheran pitched a gem but had the misfortune of running into Clayton Kershaw on Thursday, allowing two runs and striking out nine over eight innings in a 2-1 loss.

    Advice: Teheran exorcised some Dodgers Stadium demons; he coughed up six runs and eight hits over 2 2/3 innings in Game 3 of Atlanta's 13-6 loss in the NL division series last year. He has now yielded three runs or less and worked at least seven innings in seven of his past nine outings. Teheran brings a 10-7 record, 2.69 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into a scheduled start versus Seattle next week.
    Today, 9:49 pm
  • David Buchanan likely to join rotation
    David Buchanan is expected to be recalled next week to take Cliff Lee's (elbow) spot in the Phillies' rotation.

    Advice: Buchanan was the most logical candidate and just happened to pitch at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. He's posted a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts in the majors this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
    Today, 8:28 pm
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    W, 10-4 @Was
  • Dan Jennings optioned to Triple-A
    Marlins optioned LHP Dan Jennings to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Jennings boasts a 1.15 ERA over 35 relief appearances for the Marlins this season but for some reason keeps shuttling back-and-forth from Triple-A to the majors. He'll be back up again before long.
    Today, 7:51 pm
    Not Active
    L, 3-1 vs Cin
  • John Danks gives up four runs to Tigers
    John Danks gave up four runs in five innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Tigers.

    Advice: It couldn't have been a fun outing for Danks with the trade rumors hanging over his head. He remains with the White Sox for now, but he almost certainly will clear waivers, making him a possibility for an August deal.
    Today, 3:43 pm
  • Brian Dozier sitting out with jammed thumb
    Brian Dozier is not in Thursday's lineup due to a swollen left thumb.

    Advice: Dozier jammed the thumb while sliding into third base during Wednesday's game. The good news is that he planned to take batting practice before Thursday's contest and be available off the bench, so he should return to the lineup over the weekend. Eduardo Escobar is at second base Thursday.
    Today, 3:25 pm
  • LHP Doubront placed on DL with a calf strain
    Cubs placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain.

    Advice: We'd never -- ever! -- accuse a big league club of shenanigans, but... it's possible this is a phantom injury. Doubront, acquired from the Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later or cash considerations, is out of options, and Chicago is happy enough with back-end-of-the-rotation options Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada at the moment. They can now delay Doubront's Chicago debut for a few weeks.
    Today, 2:07 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 vs Col
  • O's nab lefty reliever Andrew Miller from BOS
    Orioles acquired LHP Andrew Miller from the Red Sox for LHP Eduardo Rodriguez.

    Advice: It's likely that Boston didn't want to ship Miller to a division rival, but there wasn't a lot they could do when Dan Duquette put Rodriguez on the table. This is a steep price, but Baltimore absolutely had to bulk up its bullpen for the stretch run, and they weren't going to do better than Miller. The left-hander boasts a 2.34 ERA and 69/13 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings this year and now teams with Zach Britton and Brian Matusz to give Baltimore an elite trio of southpaw relievers.
    Today, 12:13 pm
  • Tigers are not trading for LHP Andrew Miller
    ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports that the Tigers are not getting left-hander Andrew Miller.

    Advice: Detroit was said to be close to a deal for the reliever, but those talks have apparently fallen flat. Miller, who owns a 2.34 ERA and 69/13 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings this year, is drawing interest from a range of teams. He should be traded somewhere by the deadline.
    Today, 11:27 am
  • Tigers 'making a big push' for Andrew Miller
    The Tigers are "making a big push" for Andrew Miller, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

    Advice: Detroit, which acquired Joakim Soria from the Rangers last week, would like to upgrade its supply of left-handed relievers, which currently counts Ian Krol, Phil Coke and Blaine Hardy amongst its ranks. Miller would be a godsend. He's posted a 2.34 ERA and 69/13 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings this year and is arguably the top available left-hander out there.
    Today, 10:19 am
  • Boston 'swarmed' by Andrew Miller proposals
    The Red Sox are "getting swarmed" by Andrew Miller offers, reports USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

    Advice: "Once he's dealt, dominos will fall," an executive told Nightengale. Presumably, that means teams looking for relievers refuse to move onto second options before Boston chooses a Miller package. You can't blame the Red Sox for being choosy: Miller has been one of the game's best left-handed relievers over the last three years, boasting a 2.78 ERA in 140 appearances. He's been even better in 2014, collecting a 2.34 ERA and 69/13 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings. The Braves, Pirates and Royals have all been connected to the lefty reliever, and ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported Wednesday that Boston wants a top prospect in return. They have four hours left to find one.
    Today, 9:07 am
  • A's officially get Lester, Gomes for Cespedes
    Athletics acquired LHP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: The A's were unsatisfied with their rotation even after acquiring Jeff Samardzija (and Jason Hammel) from the Cubs, so they got a little more creative and picked up the top ace on the trade market. Lester can become a free agent after the 2014 World Series and is highly doubtful to re-sign with Oakland, but he'll give the club a big boost down the stretch and into October. The 30-year-old left-hander was sporting a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 149/32 K/BB ratio in 143 innings this season for Boston. Now he moves to the most pitcher-friendly park in MLB.
    Today, 7:16 am
  • OAK to acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes
    WEEI's Alex Speier reports that the A's have acquired left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: Boston also gets a competitive-balance pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. Without many elite-level prospects remaining in the wake of the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade, the A's had to get creative to work out a deal for Lester. And this sure is creative. Cespedes has big-time power, a huge throwing arm, and is under contractual control through 2015, so it's a big piece to give up for the penny-pinching A's. Lester, who can become a free agent this winter, gets a sizable fantasy boost with the move to pitcher-friendly Oakland.
    Today, 6:49 am
  • Cardinals, Pirates pushing hardest for Lester
    The Cardinals and Pirates are the two teams "pushing hardest" for Jon Lester, sources tell FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers remain involved as well. The Cardinals made a move for a starter on Wednesday, acquiring Justin Masterson from the Indians, but they remain interested in Lester as more impactful starter to pair with Adam Wainwright. Lester would immediately become the Pirates' ace down the stretch. Lester is a free agent after the season.
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Marlins discussing Danks trade with White Sox
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports the Marlins and White Sox have discussed a possible trade involving John Danks.

    Advice: The Marlins are in a difficult position, stuck somewhere between a buyer and a seller. With their recent winning streak, though, it appears they've become buyers. Danks is signed through 2016, so any team taking him on would also have concerns about the $28.5 million he's owed over the duration of his deal.
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Yanks not interested in picking up Danks' tab
    Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports the Yankees aren't interested in the $28.5 million John Danks will make in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

    Advice: Danks will make $14.5 million in each of the next two seasons before becoming a free agent, and the Yankees aren't wild about taking on that kind of salary. It appears the White Sox would need to be willing to eat some of that salary, and it's unclear whether they'd be willing to do that at this point. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported the Yankees' continued interest in the left-hander in recent days.
    Yesterday, 4:03 pm
  • Cubs get Felix Doubront from Sox for PTBNL
    Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: Doubront posted a rough 6.07 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 59 1/3 innings this season for Boston and asked for a trade request when the Red Sox pulled him from the rotation. He has good raw stuff and should get a chance to start in Chicago, but the lefty remains a poor fantasy bet.
    Yesterday, 2:48 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 vs Col
  • Reed serves up homer but able to convert save
    Addison Reed allowed a three-run homer but was able to convert his 26th save Wednesday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Eury De La Rosa gave up a leadoff single and a one-out walk in the bottom of the ninth inning before the D'Backs turned the keys over to their closer. Reed then yielded a two-out three-run shot to Devin Mesoraco but rallied to fan Ryan Ludwick for the final out. Reed, who has an underwhelming 3.95 ERA on the season, could be available at Thursday's July 31 trade deadline.
    Yesterday, 12:42 pm
  • Jon Lester-to-Orioles deal not done yet
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that a trade sending Jon Lester to the Orioles is "not close."

    Advice: Rosenthal didn't rule out something getting done, but it appears the two sides aren't as close to crossing the finish line as previously reported.'s Peter Gammons adds that the Red Sox still have "plenty" of alternatives if they're not able to work something out with the O's.
    Yesterday, 12:27 pm
  • Orioles close to dealing for Jon Lester's Brittany Ghiroli reports that the Orioles are close to acquiring Jon Lester from the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham is also hearing the deal is close and says the Red Sox will receive a pitcher in return. He mentions Miguel Gonzalez, but he would figure to be a secondary part of the deal. It appears that Lester will get to stay in the AL East and has said in the past that he would still consider re-signing with the Red Sox.
    Yesterday, 12:16 pm
  • Cubs acquire Felix Doubront from Red Sox
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have an agreement in place to acquire Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.

    Advice: Doubront has fallen out of favor in Boston, but he should get his wish to start again with the Cubs. The lefty holds a career 4.82 ERA, but he's just 26 and has a career 8.1 K/9 rate, so it's probably worth a shot for Chicago to see if he can right the ship in the National League.
    Yesterday, 12:14 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 vs Col
  • Cardinals could still pursue Jon Lester
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals could still go after Jon Lester even after the acquisition of Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Morosi says that they would have to be willing to give up Shelby Miller to do it. It's certainly possible that the Red Sox have floated this information to Morosi in order to drive up Lester's price with other teams. On the other hand, St. Louis didn't have to surrender any of their top prospects to get Masterson, so we can't rule anything out.
    Yesterday, 11:51 am
  • Dodgers out on Lester, Price, Hamels's Peter Gammons reports that the Dodgers are no longer pursuing Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels.

    Advice: The Dodgers are refusing to give up Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias in any deal, which makes acquiring one of the aforementioned aces an impossibility. Gammons said they're now focused on adding a back-end starter and bullpen help. With the Cardinals also out of the picture, it appears the Lester market might be down to the Pirates and A's.
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • Marlins 'not completely' out on Jon Lester
    Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Marlins are "not completely" out of the Jon Lester sweepstakes.

    Advice: Rodriguez says the Marlins will not trade Andrew Heaney for Lester, but it sounds like they might be willing to consider just about anyone else in their system. For what it's worth, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the club is "not going to be short-sighted" in any deals.
    Yesterday, 9:37 am
  • Red Sox' asking price for Miller is high
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Red Sox are asking for teams' best prospects in trade talks for Andrew Miller.

    Advice: As Crasnick notes, they'll surely have to drop their demands in order to get anything done. Miller is having a fantastic season, posting a 2.40 ERA and 66/13 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings, but clubs aren't going to surrender top talent for him. The Braves, Pirates and Royals have all been connected to the lefty reliever.
    Yesterday, 9:03 am
  • Two 'elite' prospects needed to get Lester
    Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have told teams that it will require "at least two elite-level prospects" to acquire Jon Lester.

    Advice: It's a hefty price to pay for a two-month rental, but you can't blame the Red Sox for asking for that haul, especially when it looks like David Price might not be dealt. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has listed the Dodgers and the Cardinals as the favorites for Lester, and Lauber has been told by industry insiders that the Dodgers are the "front-runner." The Pirates and A's are lurking in the background.
    Yesterday, 6:22 am
  • Dodgers, Cardinals lead way for Lester, Price
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers and Cardinals "appear to be the teams most aggressively competing" for Jon Lester and David Price.

    Advice: Lester is virtually certain to get moved after being scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start, while Price's status is more up the air with the Rays back in the playoff hunt. Heyman writes that the Pirates "are still involved to some degree on the Lester front, but they are reluctant to surrender top prospects for a rental, seeming to place them third in the derby at the moment." The A's have also been mentioned as a potential suitor for Lester, but it appears that they may have fallen back from the pack, as well. It could be an interesting battle between the Dodgers and Cardinals for Lester and perhaps Price, as they both have the prospects to deal and the room to add payroll.
    Yesterday, 5:58 am
  • Puig goes 4-for-5, misses cycle by homer
    Yasiel Puig finished 4-for-5 and missed the cycle by a homer in Tuesday's 8-4 win against Atlanta.

    Advice: You'll recall that Puig went 4-for-5 with three triples and a double on Friday. The center fielder ranks second in the National League in batting average (.318), slugging percentage (.545) and OPS (.949). He's on pace for 18 homers, 82 RBI and 89 runs.
    Tuesday, 11:02 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Atl
  • Dozier goes 2-for-3 with RBI single vs. KC
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Dozier also doubled in the game, breaking an 0-for-15 slump. The most disappointing thing about his July slide is his lack of walks -- after walking 52 times through the season's first three months, Dozier has a 1/21 BB/K ratio in July. The drought has him at .233/.328/.422, and owners who sold high on him are patting themselves on the back right now.
    Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Royals interested in Boston's Andrew Miller
    Rob Bradford of reports that the Royals are one of multiple teams interested in Andrew Miller.

    Advice: The Pirates and Braves have also been linked to Miller in recent days. The 29-year-old left-hander owns a fine 2.45 ERA and 65/13 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings this season. He's due to become a free agent this offseason.
    Tuesday, 6:50 am
  • Felix Doubront lit up in relief
    Mopping up after Clay Buchholz was pulled, Felix Doubront gave up six runs while getting just two outs in the sixth inning Monday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Red Sox brought Doubront in with the idea that he'd pitch at least a couple of innings and maybe even finish the game. Instead, he gave up six hits and two walks to the 10 batters he faced, throwing 36 pitches in the inning. It's possible that it was his last outing with Boston, as he'd like a trade if he's not going to be a starter, but it's quite a bit more likely that he sticks around and gets another chance to start later this year.
    Monday, 8:06 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 vs Col
  • D'Backs would consider trading closer Reed
    ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Diamondbacks are telling teams that "they'd talk" about trading Addison Reed.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point whether they've had any real discussions with other teams, but it appears they're at least willing to entertain the possibility of a deal. Reed has had an up-and-down season for the D'Backs but his numbers overall (3.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 47/11 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings) have been pretty good. He'll be eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter. Stark also notes that the D'Backs are listening on Aaron Hill, Oliver Perez and, "for the right offer," Martin Prado and Josh Collmenter. They're expected to hang on to Brad Ziegler.
    Monday, 5:36 pm
  • Yankees still interested in John Danks
    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees remain interested in White Sox hurler John Danks.

    Advice: The idea to acquire Ian Kennedy from the Padres seems to be losing steam, which makes Danks among the most likely trade targets for the Yankees to acquire. The veteran southpaw is 9-6 on the season with a 4.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.
    Sunday, 4:10 pm
  • Doubront wants trade if not starting
    Felix Doubront said Sunday that he'd rather be traded if he's not going to start for the Red Sox.

    Advice: "If something happens, it's going to happen because it's going to be the best for me," he said. "I just want to be a starter and stay there. If I stay (with the Red Sox), they have to know I have to be a starter. If I go, the other team is going to give me this chance to be a starter." Doubront has little to complain about here, as he holds a 5.22 ERA this season and a pedestrian 4.70 mark during his career. Manager John Farrell indicated that the lefty isn't going to be starting again for the Sox anytime soon. "There's a clear role for him in the bullpen and sometimes performance guides where you're slotted," the skipper said.
    Sunday, 10:52 am
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 vs Col
  • Pirates interested in Andrew Miller
    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are interested in Andrew Miller.

    Advice: The Braves are also in on Miller, with CBS Sports' Jon Heyman calling the left-hander their "prime bullpen target." The interest in Miller is no surprise given his 2.31 ERA and absurd 64/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings this season.
    Sunday, 9:49 am
  • Gregory Polanco moved down to No. 7 spot
    Gregory Polanco was moved down to the No. 7 spot in the batting order during Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Polanco has slumped after a hot start, batting just .178/.260/.256 over his last 23 games. He's hit only .137/.185/.196 against left-handers and will, at the very least, continue to hit lower in the order versus southpaws. However, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday of Polanco's move out of the leadoff spot that he's "hoping it's just a temporary deal."
    Sunday, 7:49 am
  • Clayton Kershaw pitches two-hit shutout
    Clayton Kershaw tossed a two-hitter Saturday as the Dodgers beat the Giants 5-0.

    Advice: Kershaw didn't threaten another no-hitter in this one -- Gregor Blanco delivered a clean single to center with one out in the first -- but he did notch his ninth career shutout. He faced just three batters over the minimum for his ninth straight win. It was a little bit of an off night for him for strikeouts, but he did finish with seven, reaching that mark for the 12th straight outing. The last pitcher with as many seven-strikeout games in a row was Tim Lincecum in 2009.
    Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Locke lit up for six runs and 10 hits on loss
    Jeff Locke was lit up for six earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Those results probably could have been anticipated. Locke has pitched well this season, but he was due for some serious regression and Coors Field saw that it happened on Saturday night. Locke walked three and gave up a whopping 10 hits. He still has a strong 3.54 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, but the left-hander is unlikely to provide great fantasy value down the stretch.
    Saturday, 8:06 pm
  • Teheran gets 10th win in Braves' win over SD
    Julio Teheran allowed three runs over six innings Saturday in the Braves' 5-3 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Teheran gave up a two-run double to Yasmani Grandal in the fourth inning and an RBI single to new Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte in the fifth. But the Atlanta offense backed him by scoring five runs on 11 hits. Teheran struck out five and did not issue a walk. He is 10-6 with a 2.71 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.
    Saturday, 7:48 pm
  • Puig first since 2010 with three triples
    Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 and became the first player in four years to triple three times in a game Friday as the Dodgers topped the Giants 8-0.

    Advice: The Twins' Denard Span was the last player with three triples in a game, doing so against the Tigers on June 29, 2010. The next to last was Rafael Furcal in 2002. Before that, it was Lance Johnson in 1995. So, obviously, it's a very rare feat. In fact, no Dodger had done it since at least 1901. Puig now has eight triples this year, leaving him two behind teammate Dee Gordon (who also had one tonight) for the major league lead.
    Friday, 10:59 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Atl
  • Polanco hitless in loss to Rockies
    Gregory Polanco went 0-for-5 in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Polanco got off to a red-hot start in the majors, but he's hitting just .125 (6-for-48) over his last 11 games. Ups and downs are to be expected for the 22-year-old rookie and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle continues to stick with him out of the leadoff spot. We wouldn't panic quite yet in fantasy leagues.
    Friday, 9:59 pm