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  • Donaldson draws 3 walks in win over Angels
    Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Monday's 8-4 win against the Angels.

    Advice: He has reached base seven seven times across 11 plate appearances, and scored four runs, over the past 48 hours. He won't come close to matching the raw efficiency of last year's breakout season (.301/.384/.499), but Donaldson totes a solid .254/.341/.457 slash line and will reach the 100-RBI plateau if he can drive in three more by sundown on Sunday. His WAR (currently 7.1) isn't even going to finish one game below 2013's total of 8.0; the A's have a keeper. Rotoworld.com
    46 minutes ago
  • Pujols' HR not enough for Angels versus A's
    Albert Pujols went yard for the 28th time this season the Angels dropped an 8-4 decision to the A's on Monday.

    Advice: Pujols' eighth-inning three-run blast off Evan Scribner inexplicably made it a game again; the Angels had two runners on down by four in the ninth inning before Oakland finally put them away. It was the veteran's second homer in the last three games. Along with the 28 homers, Pujols has knocked in 104 -- the 12th time he's exceeded 100 RBI in 14 seasons -- and slashed .274/.328/.472. He's on pace for 107 RBI, which would be his highest total since 2010. Rotoworld.com
    51 minutes ago
  • Samardzija works 7 innings, allows 0 ER in W
    Jeff Samardzija gave up one run -- zero earned -- in seven innings to beat the Angels 8-4 on Monday.

    Advice: Samardzija whiffed three, issued zero free passes, and scattered five hits. The right-hander was probably wondering where all these runs had been over the last month. He had hurled 15 shutout innings over his past two starts and emerged with a pair of no-decisions. In fact, he had gone 0-2 in his last four starts despite a 1.50 ERA, receiving just five runs of support total. It's been that kind of season for the right-hander, who didn't have many offensive helpers on the Cubs either. Samardzija will get the ball in Texas on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • Wilson ripped for 6 runs (4 ER) in 2/3 inning
    The wheels fell off of C.J. Wilson on Monday, as he surrendered six runs -- four earned -- in just 2/3 of an inning Monday in a loss to the A's.

    Advice: Wilson only gave up two hits while throwing 35 pitches. Instead, he was done in by an inability to locate the plate from the very beginning. Wilson walked four, the first two of which forced home a run. You could be forgiven for being surprised that the veteran picked this game to bomb. He had been 5-0 with a 2.79 ERA in his last eight starts against the A's. Wilson fired seven shutout innings and yielded only one hit in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners, helping the Angels to clinch the AL West; he came into play today 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA over his last three starts. Wilson is currently scheduled to take the ball in Los Angeles' last regular season game on Sunday against the Mariners, though plans could change as playoffs machinations begin. Rotoworld.com
    59 minutes ago
  • Quackenbush notches his 6th MLB save
    Kevin Quackenbush pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season on Monday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Since taking over closing duties from an injured Joaquin Benoit on August 20, Quackenbush has posted a 3.21 ERA across 14 innings. On the year, he's 6-for-7 in save situations with a 2.58 ERA, 1.09 ERA and 55/18 K/BB rate over 52 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:07 pm
  • Morneau goes 2-for-4 with a double in loss
    Justin Morneau finished 2-for-4 with a double in Monday's 1-0 loss versus the Padres.

    Advice: Morneau was returning to the lineup after getting an off-day on Sunday. Morneau has been on fire, coming it this game batting .415 with nine RBI and 11 runs scored in his last 11 games. Consider Morneau a nice daily play during this series. He's 12-for-25 (.480) in eight games at Petco Park this season. He's generally a good daily play: Morneau leads the National League with a .320 average. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:03 pm
  • Stults pitches 6+ shutout innings vs. Rockies
    Eric Stults shut out the Rockies over 6 1/3 innings, scattering seven hits, in Monday's 1-0 triumph.

    Advice: Stults struck out five and walked one. In so doing, the left-hander managed to stay tied with Philadelphia's A.J. Burnett for the most losses in the majors (8-17). That isn't to say he's pitching poorly. On the contrary, Stults, who was 3-13 with a 5.22 on July 27, has gone 5-4 with a 2.90 ERA in his 10 starts since. Stults' final assignment of the season takes place in San Francisco on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:00 pm
  • Matzek loses to Padres despite allowing 1 run
    Tyler Matzek tossed six innings of one-run ball on Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Unfortunately, that run came in the first inning, and the Padres proceeded to slap nine consecutive zeroes across the Rockies. Colorado had been going for their longest winning streak (7) in 17 months. Matzek pitched well, striking out eight and walking one. He enjoys facing San Diego. In his last start against the Padres, on September 5, Matzek hurled a three-hitter in his first career complete game. He ends the season on a high note, going 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA in his last six starts. Overall, Matzek went 6-10 with a 4.05 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 91/44 K/BB rate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:59 pm
  • Ricky Nolasco gives up five runs in loss
    Ricky Nolasco surrendered five runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Nolasco hasn't even been any good against his old pals this year, giving up 16 runs in 16 1/3 innings in his three starts versus NL teams. He's winless since July 1 and 5-12 with a 5.47 ERA overall. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:56 pm
  • Adam Wainwright beats Cubs for 20th win
    Adam Wainwright shut out the Cubs for seven innings Monday to become the year's second 20-game winner.

    Advice: Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw at 20 wins. The only other pitcher with a shot of getting there would seem to be Johnny Cueto, who has 18 wins with two starts left. Madison Bumgarner also has 18 wins and could have two starts left, but it's more likely that he'll be held back for the wild card game than it is that he'll start Sunday. It's Wainwright's second career 20-win season, the other coming in 2010. He's won each of his last five starts, and his ERA is back down to 2.38. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:18 pm
  • James Paxton gives up nine runs in loss
    James Paxton was torched for nine runs -- eight earned -- in 2 2/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Monday.

    Advice: Ouch, ouch, ouch. Paxton had allowed a total of 15 earned runs in 11 starts coming into this one. He hadn't walked more than three in any of those outings. His season high was seven hits allowed. Tonight, he walked six and still gave up seven hits while retiring just eight batters. Hopefully, it was an isolated incident. He should still be worth using this weekend against the Angels, unless the Mariners have been eliminated from playoff contention. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:06 pm
  • Danny Valencia knocks in three
    Danny Valencia doubled, tripled and drove in three runs Monday versus the Mariners.

    Advice: This is pretty much the first good game Valencia has had since the Jays started talking him up as a potential 2015 regular at third base. With three more strikeouts tonight, he has a 19/0 K/BB ratio to go along with his .197 average in 71 at-bats this month. He should only be in the Jays' plans for 2015 as an option against lefties. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:03 pm
     
    W, 14-4 vs ^ Sea
  • Taveras not in Monday's lineup
    Oscar Taveras is not in Monday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: He's sitting with southpaw Travis Wood on the hill for Chicago. Randal Grichuk is starting in right field and makes for a nice play in daily formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:59 pm
  • Dozier not in Monday's lineup
    Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Like Joe Mauer, Dozier will also take a seat as the final week of the regular season begins. Doug Bernier will start at second base. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:30 pm
     
    L, 6-2 vs x Ari
  • Mauer not in Monday's lineup
    Joe Mauer is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Here's a reminder that this is the last week of the season and fantasy owners need to be prepared to roll with the punches. Chris Parmelee will start at first base Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:28 pm
     
    L, 6-2 vs x Ari
  • Donaldson crushes walk-off homer in 10th
    Josh Donaldson came up big for the A's Sunday, hitting a two-run, walk-off homer in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies 8-6.

    Advice: Donaldson had singled twice and scored twice in the game prior to coming up with a man on in the 10th inning. He proceeded to take Phillies reliever Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez deep to send everyone home happy. Donaldson now has 28 home runs, 97 RBI and 89 runs scored this year. Three more RBI over the final week will represent Donaldson's first ever 100-RBI season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Pujols has RBI single in loss to Rangers
    Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Pujols had one of the Angels' four hits in the game, and his run-scoring single in the sixth was the lone run the Halos mustered on the afternoon. It gave him 101 RBI on the year, the 12th time he's reached the 100-RBI plateau in his 14-year career. It has been a return to form all around this year for the 34-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:26 pm
  • Pujols belts 27th homer as Angels top TEX
    Albert Pujols went yard for the 27th time this season the Angels handed the Rangers a loss on Saturday.

    Advice: Pujols finished 3-for-4 on the evening. His fifth-inning shot was part of a five-run fifth inning in which the Angels bolted out to an 8-0 lead. It hasn't always been pretty, but Pujols has managed to put together a full, productive season. Along with the 27 homers, he's knocked in 100 and slashed .275/.329/.470. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:09 pm
  • Dozier puts in three-hit game in loss to CLE
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a home run on Saturday.

    Advice: The home run was Dozier's 21st in 2014. Unfortunately for the Twins, the eighth inning solo shot came at a point when the team had already been buried by the incompetence of their starter, Trevor May, as they were down 7-1 when Dozier did went to work. The RBI was Dozier's 66th. He also hit his 33rd double of the year. Dozier's slashing .240/.346/.412, with 21 steals, 21 home runs and 106 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:09 pm
     
    L, 6-2 vs x Ari
  • Quackenbush escapes ninth with his 5th save
    Kevin Quackenbush had his feet to the fire, but managed to escape the ninth inning with his fifth save as the Padres hung on to beat the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Andrew Cashner was working on a shutout, but allowed a solo homer and a single before making his exit, and Quackenbush nearly dumped a vat of gasoline on the fire, allowing a two-out RBI single to Gregor Blanco to make it 3-2. Fortunately for the Padres, Quack was able to get Brandon Crawford to fly out to left to end the contest. The right-hander has picked up four saves in Joaquin Benoit's absence, and owns a 2.63 ERA on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:39 pm
  • Samardzija works 8 shutout innings in ND
    Jeff Samardzija shut out the Rangers for eight innings on Wednesday, striking out 10, but he was left with a no-decision when the bullpen imploded in a 6-1 loss.

    Advice: A crushing loss for the A's, who gave up six runs in the top of the ninth inning against a 58-92 team. The heartbreaker allowed the Angels to clinch the AL West for the first time since 2009. As for Samardzija, he must feel like he's pitching for the Cubs again. He's hurled 15 shutout innings over his past two starts and emerged with a pair of no-decisions. Overall, he's 6-12 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Stults doesn't reach the 5th inning in defeat
    Eric Stults allowed four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: This outing was the norm earlier in the season, but odds are that it will annoy some fantasy owners perusing box scores online on Thursday morning. Consider: On July 27, the left-hander sat at 3-13 with a 5.22 ERA. Not even Rotoworld could have predicted what happened next: Stults went 4-3 with a 2.81 ERA in his next eight starts entering play today. If you decided to play with fire in the fantasy playoffs, you just got burned. The 34-year-old hosts the Rockies in a decent matchup on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:22 pm
  • Pujols goes 0-for-4 with 2 strikeouts
    Albert Pujols finished 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's 5-0 win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Pujols returned to the lineup yesterday after leaving Monday's game early due to a left hamstring cramp. The veteran went 1-for-3 on Tuesday and cashed in RBI No. 98. He'd plated 15 runners over his last 12 games coming into play today. Pujols retains a solid .272/.326/.465 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:07 pm
  • Wilson gives up 1 hit over 7 shutout frames
    C.J. Wilson fired seven shutout innings and yielded only one hit in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: The Angels magic number to win the AL West has dropped to 1. Wilson whiffed seven and walked three in this gem, the lefty's third straight victory, a trick he pulled off for the first time this season. You shouldn't take that to mean he'd pitched particularly well prior to tonight, however, as Wilson allowed six runs (five earned) over 11 1/3 frames in the first two wins but received 23 runs of support. He didn't need much help tonight. Now 13-9 with a 4.42 ERA, Wilson has a pivotal matchup against the A's on deck. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:03 pm
  • Paxton strikes out 8 over 6+ frames in loss
    James Paxton worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Paxton matched Angels starter C.J. Wilson frame by scoreless frame until the seventh, when everything unraveled, though it looked worse on the box score than it was in reality. The left-hander induced a pop out in foul territory from Albert Pujols and then yielded a pair of singles. A throwing error allowed a run in and left a runner on second, so Paxton intentionally walked Erick Aybar. He got Chris Iannetta looking, but then Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon inserted Danny Farquhar. The reliever promptly gave up a homer. Paxton might forgive McClendon for not allowing him to clean his own mess, as the skipper has had kind words to say about Paxton recently, including calling him "the glue to this rotation." Paxton (6-3, 2.03 ERA) pitches north of the border in Toronto on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Wainwright hurls shutout, Cards beat Brewers
    Adam Wainwright threw his third shutout of the season in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over the Brewers.

    Advice: Wainwright was tremendous, needing only 102 pitches to cover his nine scoreless frames. That's the fewest pitches he's thrown in any of his nine career shutouts. The ace right-hander hit a rough patch in July and August, but he's been locked in over his last three starts and will bring a 2.45 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into his next scheduled outing on the road against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Morneau drives in six as Rockies rout Dodgers
    Justin Morneau finished 3-for-4 with a home run and six RBI in Wednesday's 16-2 rout of the Dodgers.

    Advice: Colorado absolutely pounded Dodgers spot starter Carlos Frias, with Morneau kicking off the fun on a three-run blast in the bottom of the first inning. He also hit a two-run single to finish off the scoring in that eight-run opening frame before doubling in the bottom of the fourth and collecting his sixth RBI of the afternoon on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran first baseman has an excellent .320/.363/.497 batting line with 16 home runs and 79 RBI in 127 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:32 pm
  • Pujols (hamstring) has an RBI on Tuesday
    Albert Pujols (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

    Advice: Pujols exited Monday's game early due to a cramp in his left hamstring incurred on a three-run double in the third inning. The veteran admitted after the game that he was suffering from dehydration. He made it through the entirety of this contest without issue. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:29 pm
  • Morneau has two hits, scores twice vs. LAD
    Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the Rockies' win over the Dodgers Tuesday.

    Advice: Morneau drove in a run with a groundout in the first inning, singling and scoring in the sixth. He later doubled and scored in the eighth as well, his first double since late August as he's managed an intercostal injury. Morneau is looking to finish strong after a really nice rebound year for the 33-year-old, who is hitting .316/.361/.486 with 73 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:12 pm
  • Matzek scatters 11 hits in win over Dodgers
    Tyler Matzek surrendered 11 hits but managed to hold the Dodgers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday.

    Advice: Matzek managed to escape danger until the sixth inning, when four hits and a run spelled the end of his night. The left-hander struck out six before exiting. It wasn't his strongest outing, but the win was his fourth in his last five starts to bring his record to 6-10. He hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since August 13. Matzek will look to keep that going Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Nolasco goes eight scoreless against Tigers
    Ricky Nolasco tossed eight scoreless innings, giving up just five hits, but didn't factor in the decision against the Tigers Tuesday.

    Advice: It took five months, but Nolasco is finally pitching like the guy the Twins gave $49 million to this winter. Nolasco walked just one to go with his five hits allowed, striking out five in the no-decision. He's now allowed just one run over his previous 15 innings, "lowering" his ERA to 5.34, but doesn't have a win in two starts to show for it. He's got another chance to turn in a strong performance, perhaps even with a victory to go along with it, Monday against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:56 pm
  • Pujols (hamstring) in Angels' lineup Tuesday
    Albert Pujols (hamstring) is in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

    Advice: Pujols left Monday's game after feeling a cramp in his left hamstring following a three-run double in the bottom of the third inning. He got treatment on Monday night and again on Tuesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:37 pm
  • Joe Mauer knocks in four runs
    Joe Mauer drove in four runs with a pair of singles Monday against the Tigers.

    Advice: If only Mauer had hit like his usual self in the first half, he could have racked up some nice RBI numbers behind a surprisingly productive top of the Twins order. At least he has been better since coming off the DL, driving in 22 runs in 34 games. He had just 28 RBI in 76 games before getting hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 8:44 pm
     
    L, 6-2 vs x Ari
  • Pujols leaves game with hamstring cramp
    Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring cramp.

    Advice: Pujols cleared the bases with a double in the third inning but grabbed his hamstring on the way into second base. The good news is that the Angels are calling it a cramp, so it sounds like a day-to-day situation. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 8:15 pm
  • Morneau (intercostal) back in Monday's lineup
    Justin Morneau (intercostal) is back in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Morneau exited Friday's game with left intercostal soreness, but it's not a major concern. The veteran first baseman is hitting .315 on the year, just two points behind Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison for the National League lead. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 1:46 pm
  • Morneau (intercostal) expected to return soon
    Justin Morneau (intercostal) is expected to return to the lineup soon.

    Advice: Morneau exited Friday's game with what the Rockies called left intercostal soreness, but trainer Keith Dugger admitted Saturday that the club was "not 100 percent sure it's an intercostal (injury). It's kind of sore behind his left lat. He just has a little soreness. It's not a huge (injury). It's not like an oblique type of soreness. We aren't overly concerned, but we want to make sure he's right before we send him out there." Ben Paulsen started at first base Saturday and should remain there until Morneau is ready. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 7:35 am
  • C.J. Wilson strikes out six in win
    C.J. Wilson surrendered three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Friday in a victory over the Astros.

    Advice: Wilson walked three, but two of those were intentional free passes to Chris Carter. He struck out six. Wilson really hasn't turned in a dominant effort in months, but with the way the Angels offense is clicking, he hasn't needed to. He's currently 12-9 despite a 4.61 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 11:26 pm
  • James Paxton beats A's for sixth win
    James Paxton yielded two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday in a win over the A's.

    Advice: Paxton struck out eight in improving to 6-2 on the year. He walked three, but that wasn't much of an issue against a punchless A's lineup. Oakland ended up with six hits on the night, none of which went for extra bases. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 11:17 pm
  • Kevin Quackenbush records thrid save
    Kevin Quackenbush worked around two ninth-inning singles to pick up his third save Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: With Joaquin Benoit's return date still up in the air, Quackenbush is the favorite for saves in the San Diego pen. Of course, the team isn't really generating many save chances anyway. Tonight was Quackenbush's first opportunity since Sept. 1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 10:50 pm
  • Wainwright dominates Rockies for 18th win
    Adam Wainwright improved to 18-9 on Friday after tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the Rockies.

    Advice: He gave up just six hits and no walks while striking out eight. The only run scored on an RBI double from Nolan Arenado in the third inning. Wainwright is now tied with Johnny Cueto and Clayton Kershaw for the major league-lead in wins. He'll bring a 2.56 ERA into a start against the Brewers next week at home. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 10:05 pm
  • Morneau removed with left intercostal injury
    Justin Morneau was removed from Friday's game against the Cardinals due to left side intercostal soreness.

    Advice: Morneau is considered day-to-day and should return to the Rockies lineup at some point over the weekend. He is enjoying a fine season at the dish, slashing .315/.359/.485 with 15 homers and 72 RBI in 124 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 9:41 pm
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