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  • Will Venable not in Padres starting lineup
    Will Venable is not in the Padres starting lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Phillies

    Advice: It appears to be just a routine day off for the struggling outfielder. After a breakthrough 2013 campaign, he's hitting just .222/.289/.316 with 101 strikeouts in 370 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:30 pm
  • Duffy's pinch-hit two-run single nets SF win
    Matt Duffy smacked a pinch-hit two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Giants past the Diamondbacks 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: The tie-snapping two-run single helped the Giants capitalize on the Dodgers' blowout loss Wednesday in Colorado, pushing San Francisco to within two games of Los Angeles for the National League West division lead. Duffy is batting .235/.278/.275 in limited action this season for the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:23 pm
     
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  • Frias allows 10 hits, eight runs in the first
    Carlos Frias didn't make it out of the first inning Wednesday against the Rockies, allowing eight earned runs while recording only two outs.

    Advice: Frias is the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to give up 10 hits and record fewer than three outs. A spot start at Coors Field was a tall task on paper for the 24-year-old right-hander, and the Rockies brutalized him right out of the gate. He is doubtful to get another start this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:25 pm
  • Brandon Moss not in Wednesday's lineup
    Brandon Moss is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers.

    Advice: Moss has homered in back-to-back games, but he'll take a seat against southpaw Derek Holland. Nate Freiman will make the start at first base. Josh Reddick will also sit Wednesday, with Jonny Gomes in left field and Sam Fuld in right. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:18 pm
     
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  • Jaso (concussion) not expected to return
    John Jaso (concussion) is not expected to return this season.

    Advice: A doctor failed to clear Jaso to return last week and he has yet to resume baseball activities since then. He hit a solid .264/.337/.430 when healthy this year, but this is now his second straight season that's ended due to concussions. His time as a catcher might be finished. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:46 am
     
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  • Rasmus doesn't allow a run across 4 innings
    Cory Rasmus fired four shutout innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rasmus only allowed one hit and no walks in the mini-gem, striking out four. Instead of doing the predictable thing and trading for a mediocre starter to fill Garrett Richards' old rotation spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to make the turn a bullpen day, always to be kicked off by Rasmus. This was Rasmus' fourth consecutive start, and he hasn't thrown more than 49 pitches in any of them (43 tonight). Rasmus (2.57 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with the Rangers coming to town, but don't expect him to pitch long enough to have a shot at a win. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
     
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  • SP Burnett coughs up 4 ER to Padres in loss
    A.J. Burnett coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday as the Phillies fell to the Padres.

    Advice: Burnett struck out four, walked four, and gave up eight hits, one of which was a two-run homer by Alexi Amarista. For whatever reason, Burnett had all kinds of trouble with San Diego's slap-hitting infielder. This start was actually a bit better than his most recent work, as the veteran had gone 2-7 with a 5.68 ERA in his last nine starts. Burnett's next outing takes place in Oakland on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Kennedy allows 3 runs in victory over Phills
    Ian Kennedy improved to 11-13 after surrendering three runs across six innings as the Padres beat the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kennedy struck out seven and walked four, racing to 111 pitches before Bud Black's hook came. On the bright side, he snapped a two-start losing streak; in those outings, he gave up double-digit hits in consecutive starts for the first time. Now sporting a 3.80 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, Kennedy welcomes San Francisco to town on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • 1B Moss goes deep in 2nd straight game
    Brandon Moss homered in his second consecutive game in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Moss snapped a troubling 40-game homerless streak in Sunday's victory over the Mariners. Now he's gone deep in consecutive games, so hopefully we'll see him close the season at a pace closer to the 23 homers he bopped in the first 95 games. Moss is hitting .240 with 25 homers and 80 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
     
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  • Gordon has two RBI, stolen base vs. White Sox
    Alex Gordon had a two-run single and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Gordon finished the night 1-for-4, but the hit was a big one, plating two in the third inning to give the Royals a short-lived lead. He walked and stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth inning, eventually coming around to score. Gordon now has 70 RBI and 82 runs scored to go with a .270/.352/.440 line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Aoki turns in second straight four-hit night
    Norichika Aoki turned in his second straight four-hit game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: With eight hits in his last nine at-bats -- all but one of which have been singles -- Aoki has raised his batting average from .265 to .277 in the two-game span. Aoki also stole a base in Tuesday's game, his 16th stolen base of the season. Aided by his back-to-back outstanding performances, the 32-year-old is batting an impressive .396 in the month of September. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Escobar has stolen base, two runs against Sox
    Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox Tuesday.

    Advice: Escobar, batting leadoff, got on base and scored in the third and sixth innings. The stolen base was his 31st of the year, the second time in his career he's eclipsed the 30-steal benchmark. His single-season high is 35, set in 2012. It's been a strong year for the 27-year-old, who is hitting .275/.308/.363 with 69 runs scored as the Royals' everyday shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Gomez steals extra-inning win for Brewers
    Carlos Gomez used his legs to give the Brewers a win Tuesday, stealing two bases and scoring the winning run in the 3-2 win over the Cardinals in 12 innings.

    Advice: Gomez had one hit in four at-bats before working a one-out walk in the 12th inning. He proceeded to steal second and, shortly after, third base off the tandem of Kevin Siegrist and Yadier Molina. A two-out bloop single from Hector Gomez (no relation) allowed Carlos Gomez to score the winning run. Gomez is closing in on his first 100-run season, as Tuesday's run gives him 91 runs scored and 33 steals to go with a .286/.356/.479 line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Rodriguez closes out Cardinals for 42nd save
    Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless 12th inning to earn the save against the Cardinals Tuesday.

    Advice: K-Rod was asked to retire Matt Adams, Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina, and he needed just 11 pitches to accomplish the feat. His 42 saves are the most in a season since he saved 62 games in 2008. The 32-year-old owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 72/17 K/BB ratio over 66 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Peralta stumbles early, recovers vs. Cards
    Wily Peralta allowed two early runs but recovered to hold the Cardinals to just those two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

    Advice: It couldn't have started much worse for Peralta, as the Cardinals strung together three straight singles to lead off the game. He then walked Matt Adams to bring in a run, but a Jhonny Peralta double play and a weak groundout from Yadier Molina limited the damage. Peralta then straightened it out, giving up just two hits over the next six innings. He remains 16-10 with a 3.70 ERA on the year, and Peralta will look to improve on those numbers Sunday at the Pirates. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Dickerson has homer, four RBI to rout Dodgers
    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBI in the Rockies' 10-4 rout of the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: In the fourth inning, Dickerson connected for a two-run shot, his 23rd home run of the season, off Dodgers starter Dan Haren. He added a two-run triple in the eighth inning, his fifth triple of the season. The 25-year-old has emerged as an offensive star this season, batting .307/.360/.566 with 73 RBI and 70 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Venable (back) returns to Padres' lineup
    Will Venable (back) went 0-for-1 with a walk and two strikeouts Monday in his return to action against the Phillies.

    Advice: Venable hadn't started a game since last Wednesday due to a back strain. The 31-year-old owns a disappointing .221/.290/.317 batting line over 134 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:30 am
  • Nori Aoki reaches five times in Royals' win
    Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki doubled in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, only to be replaced by a pinch-runner despite his plus speed. It ended up working out for the Royals, as the outrageously fast Terrence Gore scored from second on an infield single to win the game. Aoki is hitting .349 in 43 at-bats this month, though he's not doing much else to help fantasy owners at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Venable (back) used as pinch-hitter Sunday
    Will Venable (back) was used as a pinch-runner in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Venable remained absent from the starting lineup with a back strain. It's a good sign that he felt well enough to run and he's likely to return fully this week. The outfielder has registered a disappointing .222/.287/.318 batting line in 132 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:49 am
  • Will Venable returned to action on Sunday September 14. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:13 am
  • Moss hits 24th home run in win over Mariners
    Brandon Moss hit his 24th home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Moss took Mariners starter Chris Young deep in the seventh inning. It broke a surprising 39-game homerless streak for Moss, whose last jack was July 24. Still in a pretty deep funk, the 30-year-old's line is down to .239/.333/.444 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:24 pm
     
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  • Gomez has RBI, stolen base in win over Reds
    Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: The stolen base was Gomez' 31st of the season, and he's scored 90 runs. Injuries nagged him earlier this month, but he's 9-for-24 (.375) with three doubles, four RBI and five runs scored since getting healthy. The 28-year-old is hitting .286/.355/.480 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:14 pm
  • Will Venable (back) remains out of the lineup
    Will Venable (back) remains out of the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Venable has been sidelined with a back strain since Wednesday. He holds a poor batting line of .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and 27 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:20 pm
  • Francisco earns 41st save in win vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning, earning his 41st save of the season as the Brewers emerged victorious over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Rodriguez has struggled recently, but he had no problems cutting through the bottom of the Marlins' order on Thursday, fanning pinch-hitter John Baker to end the contest. K-Rod is 41-for-46 in save opportunities with a 3.23 ERA and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Rasmus makes another spot start for Halos
    Cory Rasmus made another spot start for the Angels and took a no-decision, allowing one run over 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Rasmus has been used exclusively as a reliever since A-ball, so he doesn't have the endurance of a typical spot starter. As such, he's lasted a total of eight innings in three starts for the Angels since August 30. Against the Rangers, he yielded only two hits while striking out three and issuing zero walks. He'll bring a 2.80 ERA and a 47/15 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:43 pm
     
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  • Burnett shaky in 6th, results in 16th loss
    A.J. Burnett fell to 8-16 after yielding four runs over six innings as the Phillies were defeated by the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: Burnett becomes the first Phillies pitcher to lose 16 games since Mark Leiter lost 17 in 1997. He was fine until he tired in the sixth inning, relenting three runs. Overall, Burnett gave up six hits and three walks while fanning seven. It's been a forgettable year for the 37-year-old, as he now owns a 4.34 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 176/83 K/BB ratio. Burnett will take on the Padres in San Diego on Tuesday next. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:48 pm
  • Will Venable diagnosed with back strain
    Will Venable was diagnosed with a back strain.

    Advice: Venable left Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers after five innings and Padres manager Bud Black told reporters after the game that he will "probably be out a couple days." Venable has been a major disappointment this season, batting just .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and nine stolen bases in 132 games. He had 22 homers and 22 steals in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Kennedy coughs up 4 runs in loss to Dodgers
    Ian Kennedy surrendered three runs on 10 hits over six innings in another lackluster performance against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kennedy struck out five and walked one. It wasn't a train wreck of an outing, but Kennedy had no room for error across from a dealing Dan Haren. Kennedy hates facing Los Angeles, coming in this game 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA in his last eight starts against the Dodgers. Make that 0-5 in his last nine. Kennedy (10-13, 3.77 ERA) gets the Phillies next week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Marcell Ozuna notches 16th victory
    Wily Peralta finally picked up his 16th win after limiting the Marlins to one run in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday.

    Advice: Peralta had taken three straight losses since nothing his 15th victory on Aug. 17. He was strong tonight, shutting out the Marlins for six innings prior to Marcell Ozuna's solo homer in the seventh. For the year, he has a 3.75 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP, with 22 homers allowed in 177 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Francisco Rodriguez notches 40th save
    Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from Tuesday's meltdown to pitch a scoreless ninth and pick up his 40th save on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez becomes just the third pitcher ever with five 40-save seasons. Of course, the other two, Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera, both have nine apiece. Still, it's a pretty impressive feat, and at age 32, K-Rod might have one or two more such campaigns left in him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Venable leaves game with undisclosed injury
    Will Venable left Wednesday's game against the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened to the outfielder, but Cameron Maybin replaced him in center field to start the bottom of the fifth inning. The Padres should give an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Jaso (concussion) still not cleared to play
    John Jaso (concussion) failed to be cleared to play by a doctor Wednesday.

    Advice: Jaso had a meeting with Dr. Mickey Collins in hopes of being cleared to return, but instead Jaso has been told to cease baseball activities for the time being. Jaso has returned to Oakland, and suddenly his return to the A's during the regular season is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
     
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  • K-Rod implodes, takes fifth loss vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez suffered a major meltdown Tuesday, serving up two home runs and allowing three runs in a loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: K-Rod was tasked with keeping it a tie game in the ninth inning, and he got two outs before walking Giancarlo Stanton. Casey McGehee followed with a two-run home run, and the next batter, Marcell Ozuna, went yard as well. Rodriguez has now surrendered 14 home runs in 62 innings this year, the most homers he's allowed in a single season. He's also allowed runs in four of his last six outings. The Brewers are fading fast in the National League playoff race, and with K-Rod being a free agent after the season it's worth monitoring how manager Ron Roenicke handles the ninth inning over the final three weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:44 pm
  • Carlos Gomez scores twice in return
    Carlos Gomez doubled, walked and scored twice in his return to the starting lineup Monday.

    Advice: That seems like a good sign. Gomez hadn't started since Aug. 31 because of a sore left wrist, but he has two hits in four at-bats since coming off the bench in Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Jaso (concussion) to be examined Wednesday
    John Jaso (concussion) will be examined by Dr. Mickey Collins on Wednesday in hopes of being cleared to return to action.

    Advice: He would presumably be ready to play on Thursday if all goes well. However, Jaso isn't expected to be used in more than a pinch-hitting role over the final weeks. He can be dropped in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 3:33 pm
     
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  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) in Monday's lineup
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) is in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Gomez singled as a pinch-hitter Sunday and is now back in the starting lineup for the first time since August 31. It's great news for the fading Brewers, who need all the help they can get right now. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:48 pm
  • Cory Rasmus to make another start Thursday
    Cory Rasmus will make another start for the Angels on Thursday night against the Rangers.

    Advice: Rasmus was excellent in his first spot start last Saturday, striking out six batters over three scoreless innings against the A's. But he struggled in a similar role this weekend against the Twins and will be a poor fantasy bet versus the Rangers. The Angels are essentially using Rasmus as their fifth starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:58 am
     
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  • John Jaso (head) expected to return this week
    John Jaso is expected to return from the concussion disabled list this week.

    Advice: But Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com suspects that he will be used primarily as a pinch-hitter down the stretch because the A's "don't want to subject Jaso to further injury behind the plate given the multiple concussions he's suffered" and have Adam Dunn locked in as the DH against right-handers. Jaso has posted a decent .767 OPS this season, but he can be dumped in most redraft fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:21 am
     
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  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) hits RBI single in ninth
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) hit an RBI single as a pinch-hitter Sunday in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The hit scored Scooter Gennett in the bottom of the ninth inning and gave the fading Brewers their only run in the 9-1 drubbing. Gomez is expected to return to the starting lineup on Monday night. He had been sidelined for a week by a left wrist injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 5:34 am
  • Carlos Gomez returned to action on Sunday September 7. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:57 am
  • Escobar has two hits, stolen base vs. Yanks
    Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

    Advice: The stolen base was Escobar's 28th of the season. He's hitting .278/.310/.370 overall in a nice bounceback year from his subpar 2013 season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:05 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) out of action Sunday
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) remained out of the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez had hoped to return to action Sunday after getting through batting practice with no issues Saturday, but it wasn't in the cards. However, he could be available to pinch-hit Sunday and it's possible that he'll be ready to start on Monday. Gerado Parra is in center field again Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 8:10 am
  • Jaso (head) could be cleared to pinch-hit
    John Jaso (concussion) could be cleared to pinch-hit Sunday.

    Advice: Jaso has been doing baseball activities the last few days and hasn't had any post-concussion symptoms. While encouraging, Jaso has a history with concussions and the A's can proceed cautiously with him with Adam Dunn aboard. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on much from Jaso in the final weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 7:14 am
     
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  • Gomez (wrist) a possibility to play Sunday?
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) indicated Saturday that he could return to the lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez took batting practice Saturday and things went well. "Who knows? Maybe tomorrow (Sunday)," he said Saturday. "It depends on how I feel tomorrow. I don't make the decision. If tomorrow comes and I wake up and I feel fine and I tell (Brewers manager Ron Roenicke) I feel fine, then he makes the decision." Roenicke hinted that Monday is a more likely return date for Gomez, but the outfielder will surely push to be in the lineup Sunday versus the Cardinals as long as he's not sore. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 6:43 am
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