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  • Altuve tallies three hits in Game 1 win
    Jose Altuve paced the Astros with three hits during Thursday's 5-2 win over the Royals in Game 1 of the ALDS, finishing out 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a caught stealing.

    Advice: All three of Altuve's hits went for singles. His first base knock of the contest was of the RBI variety and came in the second inning against Royals starter Yordano Ventura. Same ol', same ol' for the 25-year-old second baseman, who notched exactly 200 hits during the regular season. He'll look to set the tone once more in Friday's Game 2 match-up with Royals starter Johnny Cueto. Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Rasmus homers and notches steal vs Royals
    Colby Rasmus hit a solo home run and stole a base in Thursday's 5-2 Game 1 win in the ALDS.

    Advice: Rasmus homered in Tuesday's Wild Card win over the Yankees and did it again in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The 29-year-old outfielder connected for the solo shot against Royals reliever Ryan Madson in the seventh inning. He also stole his first base of the postseason in the affair. Don't expect to see that too much, though. Rasmus swiped just two bags in 137 regular season games. He'll try to keep his bat hot (if not his wheels) for Friday's Game 2 showdown with mid-season Royals acquisition Johnny Cueto. Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Morales homers twice in Game 1 loss to Astros
    Kendrys Morales whacked two solo home runs in Game 1 of Thursday's ALDS against the Astros, but it was not enough to prevent the 5-2 defeat.

    Advice: Morales teed off on Astros starter Collin McHugh twice. He socked a solo home run in the second inning, then did it again in the fourth inning. However, the 32-year-old slugger wouldn't record another hit in the contest and his two homers would represent the totality of the Royal offense in the ultimate 5-2 loss. Morales will have a chance to keep up the impressive power stroke on Friday, when he faces Scott Kazmir in Game 2 of the series. Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Span tweets that X-rays on hip 'lookin' good'
    Denard Span (hip) tweeted that X-rays on his hip came back "lookin' good" on Thursday.

    Advice: Span's full tweet: "Got X rays on the hip today and everything is lookin good." The veteran outfielder's medical credentials might be lacking, but it's certainly a positive sign that things seem to be healing well. He underwent surgery for a torn labrum in late August. The injury's expected to sideline him 4-6 months, but he should enter spring training healthy if everything holds to the timetable. Yesterday, 7:54 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 1-0 x @NYM
  • Beltre (back) labeled day-to-day after MRI
    An MRI on Adrian Beltre's back revealed no structural damage following Thursday's ALDS Game 1 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Beltre was yanked from Thursday's win after he hit an RBI single in the third inning. While he looked to be in clear pain during the game, silver linings abounded after the game. An MRI revealed that Beltre's suffering from a back strain rather than a more serious herniated disk. He received a cortisone shot and should be considered day-to-day. While he hasn't been ruled out for Game 2, the quick turnaround to Friday's 12:45 ET contest makes his starting chances somewhat unlikely. Yesterday, 4:43 pm
  • Adrian Beltre to undergo MRI for back injury
    Adrian Beltre will undergo an MRI to determine whether his lower back stiffness is due to a muscular issue.

    Advice: Beltre knocked an RBI single during the third inning of Thursday's win over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS, but he could barely run out of the box after the hit. A trainer then tended to him on the field before he was officially lifted from action in the next inning. He'll under go an MRI to determine the exact source of his lower back stiffness. The results of the scan should shed light on the veteran's status for the rest of the ALDS. His presence in the lineup for Friday's Game 2 would count as a surprise. Yesterday, 4:01 pm
  • Odor scores three runs in ALDS Game 1 win
    Rougned Odor went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Thursday's 5-3 ALDS Game 1 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Odor was all over the place in this one, even knocking out Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson with a (unintentional) knee to the face on a double play attempt in the fourth inning. When he wasn't showing off his best WWE moves, he found himself twice hit by pitches from Blue Jays ace David Price. He also hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to help provide the Rangers with a bit of a cushion. Nice game in the books, the 21-year-old second baseman will square off with Marcus Stroman in Friday's Game 2 as he looks to continue to build his budding postseason highlight reel. Yesterday, 3:44 pm
    W, 9-2 vs ^ LAA
  • Chirinos schools Price with Game 1 homer
    Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 5-3 Game 1 ALDS win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Chirinos hit ninth in Thursday's raucous contest with the Blue Jays. He delivered from the bottom of the lineup card, swatting a two-run homer off Toronto ace David Price in the fifth inning. At the time, it increased the Ranger lead to 4-1. A biceps injury hampered him down the stretch in September, but it didn't appear to limit him under the October spotlight as the Rangers began their quest for playoff immortality. The 31-year-old catcher's not a pure power hitter by any stretch of the imagination, though he did pop 10 long balls in the regular season. He'll do battle with Blue Jays Game 2 starter Marcus Stroman on Friday. Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • Bautista clobbers solo home run in ALDS loss
    Jose Bautista went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 5-3 Game 1 ALDS loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Bautista socked a solo home run in the sixth inning off Rangers reliever Keone Kela. His blast inched the Blue Jays to within 4-3 on the scoreboard, but ace David Price would surrender a solo home run of his own in the top of the next frame and the Blue Jays would ultimately lose 5-3. No time to dwell. They'll look to rebound in Game 2 behind starter Marcus Stroman on Friday. Bautista was lifted from the field during the ninth inning due to a right hamstring issue, but it's not expected to keep him from the lineup. Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Josh Donaldson (head) passes concussion test
    According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Josh Donaldson (head) passed a concussion test after his mid-game exit during Thursday's ALDS Game 1 loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Donaldson exited the contest after he took a Rougned Odor knee to the head while attempting a slide to break up a double play in the fourth inning. Having passed the concussion test, the slugger will be further monitored for lingering signs of injury. He's expected to be able to return to play soon, though whether he'll start Game 2 on Friday remains to be seen. Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Donaldson (head) lifted as precaution
    Josh Donaldson (head) was lifted from the fifth inning of Thursday's Game 1 ALDS contest with the Rangers as a precautionary measure.

    Advice: Rougned Odour smacked Donaldson in the face with his knee during a double play attempt during the fourth inning. The Blue Jays' star slugger was lifted in the next half inning. Presumably, he's now being checked out for a concussion. Yesterday, 2:30 pm
  • Gomez available to pinch-hit in Game 1
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) will be available to pinch-hit in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.

    Advice: Gomez isn't in the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Royals on Thursday, but if there's a big spot late, don't be surprised to see him rise from the bench. He's available to pinch-hit. The 29-year-old outfielder is expected to start in Game 2 on Friday. Normally, intercostal injuries take close to two months to heal, meaning we're unlikely to see Gomez at full strength in the 2015 playoffs. Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Marisnick starts in center for ailing Gomez
    Jake Marisnick will start in center field and bat ninth in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: The full starting lineup for Houston: Jose Altuve 2B, George Springer RF, Carlos Carrea SS, Colby Rasmus LF, Evan Gattis DH, Luis Valbuena 3B, Chris Carter 1B, Jason Castro C, Jake Marisnick CF. Collin McHugh will pitch for the Astros while Yordano Ventura toes the rubber for the Royals. Yesterday, 1:51 pm
  • Beltre exits in third with back injury
    Andrian Beltre was lifted after the third inning during Thursday's Game 1 ALDS showdown with the Blue Jays due to lower back stiffness.

    Advice: Beltre looked like he was in serious pain out of the box when he hit an RBI single with two outs in the third inning. Trainers subsequently huddled around him. While he stayed in the game to run after the single, he was lifted after the middle of the inning was through. Hanser Alberto subsequently replaced him at third base. The veteran should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Given that Game 2 in this series is slated for 12:45 ET on Friday, his status for that game could be in jeopardy. Yesterday, 1:31 pm
  • Pham makes Cardinals' roster for NLDS
    Tommy Pham is on the Cardinals' NLDS roster.

    Advice: And so are Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk, but Jason Heyward is expected to serve as the Cardinals' center fielder. That either puts Grichuk or Piscotty in right field, with Matt Holliday in left. Piscotty can also play first base. Pham will likely be used as a pinch-runner, pinch-hitter, and defensive replacement. Yesterday, 11:51 am
    L, 6-0 ^ @Atl; L, 2-0 ^ @Atl
  • Matt Adams not on Cardinals' NLDS roster
    Matt Adams is not on the Cardinals' NLDS roster.

    Advice: Adams hasn't been able to get back in a groove after missing much of the summer with a torn quad. He could be an option if the Cardinals advance past the Cubs. Yesterday, 11:47 am
    L, 6-0 ^ @Atl; L, 2-0 ^ @Atl
  • Yadier Molina (thumb) 'ready to go' for NLDS
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed Thursday that Yadier Molina (thumb) will be on the NLDS roster.

    Advice: "Yadier Molina looks great and will be ready to go," said the Cardinals skipper. Molina suffered a ligament in his left (glove-side) thumb on September 20 and didn't appear in a game for the Cards over the final two weeks, but he's been fitted with a custom splint and will apparently start behind the plate in Game 1 on Friday night against the Cubs. Yesterday, 11:43 am
    L, 6-0 x @Atl; L, 2-0 x @Atl
  • Rios batting ninth for KC in ALDS Game 1
    Alex Rios will start in right field and bat ninth in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday against the Astros.

    Advice: The full starting lineup for Kansas City: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Yordano Ventura is starting for the Royals against Astros right-hander Collin McHugh. Yesterday, 11:26 am
  • Josh Wilson won't be back with Tigers in '16
    Tigers GM Al Avila announced Thursday that Josh Wilson will not be brought back for the 2016 season.

    Advice: Wilson batted .316/.350/.395 this season for the Tigers, but that came in a sample size of just 41 plate appearances. He's a .229/.280/.319 hitter for his career. The 34-year-old infielder should be able to latch on with a new organization this winter, though it might have to be on a non-guaranteed minor league deal. Yesterday, 11:01 am
    W, 6-0 ^ @CWS
  • J.D. Martinez, Tigers have talked extension
    Tigers GM Al Avila said Thursday that he's spoken with J.D. Martinez about a long-term deal.

    Advice: Martinez still has two years of arbitration eligibility, so there's no rush to get something done this winter. But it sounds like something could happen. Martinez, 28, slashed .282/.344/.535 with 38 home runs and 102 RBI in 158 games this season for Detroit while pulling in $3 million. He'll get a nice bump for 2016 no matter what. Yesterday, 10:41 am
  • Ruggiano will be on LAD roster for the NLDS
    Justin Ruggiano has been informed that he will be on the Dodgers' roster for the NLDS.

    Advice: Ruggiano is a versatile defensive outfielder and batted .291/.350/.618 in 60 plate appearances after joining the Dodgers on September 1. He probably won't get a start against the Mets, but look for the 33-year-old right-handed-hitter to make some appearances in the later innings. Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • Preston Tucker on Astros' roster for ALDS
    Preston Tucker is on the Astros' ALDS roster.

    Advice: He essentially made it over Jonathan Villar, with the Astros choosing pop over speed in a best-of-five matchup against the Royals. Tucker, 25, batted .243/.297/.437 with 13 home runs in 98 games during the regular season. Yesterday, 9:25 am
  • DeShields leading off for TEX in ALDS Gm. 1
    Delino DeShields Jr. is leading off and starting in center field in ALDS Game 1 against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The full starting lineup for Texas in Game 1: Delino DeShields Jr. CF, Shin-Soo Choo RF, Adrian Beltre 3B, Prince Fielder DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Josh Hamilton LF, Elvis Andrus SS, Rougned Odor 2B, Robinson Chirinos C. Yovani Gallardo is starting against David Price at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Yesterday, 9:23 am
    W, 9-2 vs ^ LAA
  • Villar not on Astros' roster for the ALDS
    Jonathan Villar is not on the Astros' roster for their ALDS matchup against the Royals.

    Advice: Villar stole a base and scored as a pinch-runner in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game victory over the Yankees, but the 'Stros will get back to basics with their 25-man roster for this best-of-five ALDS. Yesterday, 9:13 am
  • Terrance Gore on KC roster for the ALDS
    Terrance Gore is on the Royals' ALDS roster.

    Advice: Kansas City's coaching staff chose speed over power in picking Gore ahead of waiver-trade deadline acquisition Jonny Gomes. Gore tallied three stolen bases in pinch-running duty last October and will try to cause havoc on the basepaths again, starting with this best-of-five ALDS matchup against the Astros. Yesterday, 9:05 am
  • Tulo batting fifth for Jays in Game 1 of ALDS
    Troy Tulowitzki is batting fifth for the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Tulo missed much of September with a small crack in his shoulder blade and acknowledged this week that he is not yet 100 percent, but the star shortstop will play through the pain for however long the Blue Jays can make a run. The full starting lineup for Game 1: Ben Revere LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Jose Bautista RF, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Justin Smoak 1B, Russell Martin C, Ryan Goins 2B, Kevin Pillar CF. David Price is on the mound for the Jays, who are in their first postseason since 1993. Yesterday, 9:01 am
  • Jonny Gomes not on Royals' ALDS roster
    Jonny Gomes will not be on the Royals' roster for their ALDS matchup with the Astros.

    Advice: Paulo Orlando and Terrance Gore offer much more speed and versatility than Gomes, and they'll both get the call ahead of him for this best-of-five. Gomes batted just .167/.235/.233 in 34 plate appearances with Kansas City after being acquired from the Braves at the August 31 waiver-trade deadline. Yesterday, 8:52 am
  • Schwarber crushes massive homer off Cole
    Kyle Schwarber launched a two-run home run and finished 2-for-3 with three RBI in Wednesday's 4-0 Wild Card win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Schwarber was a one-man show in the early innings of Wednesday's elimination game win, knocking in the first run of the game with an RBI single in the first inning before following that up in third inning with an impressive display of power. In that frame, the 22-year-old outfielder jumped on a wayward pitch by Pirates ace Gerrit Cole and demolished it for a two-run homer that cleared the stands and landed in the Allegheny River. Schwarber and the rest of his teammates will now head to St. Louis, where they're set to face the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday. Wednesday, 8:16 pm
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • Schwarber in RF, Bryant in LF for WC game
    Kyle Schwarber will start in right field for Wednesday's Wild Game game against the Pirates.

    Advice: It's not a big surprise, as Cubs manager Joe Maddon has hinted at the possibility in recent days. Schwarber has mostly played left field, but there isn't as much ground to cover in right field at PNC Park. Kris Bryant will make the start in left field while Tommy La Stella will play third base and bat fifth. The full lineup: Dexter Fowler CF, Schwarber RF, Bryant LF, Anthony Rizzo 1B, La Stella 3B, Starlin Castro 2B, Miguel Montero C, Addison Russell SS, Jake Arrieta P. Wednesday, 11:40 am
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • Cards remain optimistic about Molina's status
    Yadier Molina (thumb) responded well after participating in baseball activities Tuesday.

    Advice: Molina, who was recently fitted with a custom splint for his sprained left thumb, took part in hitting, catching, and blocking balls on Tuesday. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that he's now even more optimistic that he'll be on the NLDS roster. The Cardinals will meet the winner of the National League Wild Card game beginning Friday. Wednesday, 10:47 am
    L, 6-0 x @Atl; L, 2-0 x @Atl
  • Tulowitzki (shoulder) ready to go for ALDS
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) said Tuesday that he's not pain-free, but he's ready to go for the ALDS against the Rangers.

    Advice: Tulowitzki suffered a small crack in his shoulder blade in a collision with teammate Kevin Pillar on September 12, but he returned to action over the weekend and went 3-for-8 in two games. "I'm not pain-free," said Tulowitzki. "Some soreness in there, as can be expected. But that doesn't mean I can't play." With Tulo back in the lineup, Ryan Goins will likely move back to second base while Cliff Pennington will slide into a bench role. Wednesday, 7:08 am
  • Carlos Gomez homers in return to lineup
    Carlos Gomez belted a solo homer in his return to action Tuesday as the Astros beat the Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game.

    Advice: Masahiro Tanaka hung a first-pitch slider to Gomez to lead off the fourth inning and the outfielder smacked it well over the left-center field wall. Making just his second start in the club's last 21 games due to an intercostal strain, Gomez was noticeably in pain in his third plate appearance and was lifted before being allowed to make another one. He'll surely continue to try and gut it out but is clearly playing compromised. Tuesday, 8:29 pm
  • Colby Rasmus homers in Astros' win
    Colby Rasmus launched a solo homer and drew a walk in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Rasmus got the scoring going with a long blast to right field off of Masahiro Tanaka in the second inning. It was one of just five hits on the night for the Astros, but they also drew five walks and managed to scrape together three runs. Rasmus has been wielding a hot power bat of late, having now homered seven times in his last 13 games. Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • Gomez (intercostal) in Wild Card lineup
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is in the Astros' lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Yankees.

    Advice: Gomez told reporters the last couple days that he'd be playing and he stayed true to his word. The outfielder isn't recovered from his left intercostal tear yet, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in the win-or-go-home game. Gomez is in center field and batting sixth. Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Gomez (intercostal): 'I'm ready to start'
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) said after working out at Yankee Stadium on Monday that he's "ready to start."

    Advice: "The plan is to play tomorrow. I'm ready to start," Gomez said. The Astros have yet to comment on whether Gomez will indeed be in the lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game, but things do seem to be trending in the right direction. The outfielder has started just one of the club's previous 20 contests since suffering a strained left intercostal muscle. Monday, 5:54 pm
  • Cards optimistic Yadi (thumb) plays in NLDS
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that the club is "optimistic" Yadier Molina (thumb) will be on their NLDS roster.

    Advice: Molina has missed the last two weeks after being diagnosed with a sprained left thumb. He's still not 100 percent, but the Cards will make a custom splint for him to wear so that he can hit and catch. The club has indicated that hitting will likely be the bigger issue for Molina, but they'll be happy to have his elite defense even if he can't offer much at the plate. St. Louis hosts the winner of the National League Wild Card game in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday. Monday, 2:51 pm
    L, 6-0 x @Atl; L, 2-0 x @Atl
  • Carlos Gomez to test out intercostal strain
    Carlos Gomez will test out his strained intercostal muscle on Monday.

    Advice: The testing presumably will involve batting practice and perhaps other drills. While it's clear that Gomez isn't 100 percent and maybe not all that close, the outfielder has said that he'll "definitely" be ready for Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Yankees. Monday, 1:49 pm
  • Robinson Chirinos (biceps) ready for ALDS
    Robinson Chirinos (biceps) will be ready for the ALDS.

    Advice: Chirinos missed much of September with a left biceps injury, but he got in a few games before the end of the regular season and will get a bunch more rest this week. The 31-year-old catcher posted a .762 OPS with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 78 games this season. Monday, 1:02 pm
  • Gomez (intercostal) aims to play in WC Game
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is hoping to play in Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.

    Advice: Gomez was held out of the Astros' final regular-season series due to lingering complications with the intercostal muscle strain he suffered in early September, but he says that was by design. "Yeah, definitely I’ll be ready in New York," Gomez told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday. "You know because, that game means a lot for us. No matter what, I’m going to be ready. That’s what we planned, the whole last five days made me feel better so I can be more 100 percent to do my best in New York." Monday, 6:36 am
  • Kendrys Morales (quad) started in finale
    Kendrys Morales (quad) started Sunday's regular-season finale against the Twins.

    Advice: And he drew a walk and scored a run before exiting the game with a bunch of other Royals regulars. Morales battled a quad injury at the tail end of the regular season, but he should be close to 100 percent by the start of the best-of-five American League Division Series. Kansas City awaits the winner of the AL Wild Card Game. Monday, 5:47 am
  • Bautista walks three times in loss to Rays
    Jose Bautista went 0-for-0 with three walks in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Bautista's clearly saving his swings for further October play, as all three of his at-bats resulted in walks on Sunday. With that quiet day in the books, the 34-year-old slugger can lay to rest a .250/.377/.536 triple-slash, plus 40 homers and 114 RBI. He's as reliable as they come in the game. Sunday, 4:14 pm
  • Beltre clobbers homer to help defeat Angels
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three total RBI in Sunday's season-ending win over the Angels.

    Advice: Beltre rocked a two-run homer in the fifth and followed it up with a little RBI infield single in the seventh. The veteran third baseman closes out the 2015 season with a .287/.334/.453 batting line, 18 homers and 83 RBI. He's managed to drag the numbers up to respectability after a sluggish first half. Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • Yadier Molina to have thumb re-evaluated Mon.
    Yadier Molina will have his ailing left thumb re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Molina was prescribed another week of rest when he visited the doctor last Monday. He said Sunday that the thumb is "getting stronger every day," but we won't know about his status for the NLDS until after Monday's exam. Tony Cruz has been handling the catching duties for St. Louis with Yadi sidelined. Sunday, 11:45 am
    L, 6-0 x @Atl; L, 2-0 x @Atl
  • Gomez (intercostal) could return in playoffs
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Carlos Gomez (intercostal) could return to the lineup during the postseason if the club qualifies.

    Advice: He did not, however, specify when during the playoffs Gomez might be available, so the declaration doesn't mean a whole lot. Gomez has made just one start since suffering a strained intercostal muscle three weeks ago. Colby Rasmus is handling center field again Sunday. Sunday, 10:44 am
  • Kyle Schwarber sitting out on Sunday
    Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. The Cubs have Chris Denorfia and Chris Coghlan at the corner outfield spots. Sunday, 8:13 am
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • Rasmus homers twice as Astros top Arizona
    Colby Rasmus slugged two home runs in the Astros' win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

    Advice: It was a pair of solo bombs, and they helped the 'Stros grab a must-win in Arizona. Rasmus has 25 home runs and 61 RBI in 136 games this season with a respectable .792. Saturday, 8:51 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (intercostal) out again Saturday
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He hasn't been in the lineup since Wednesday. Colby Rasmus will fill in at center field and bat cleanup. The Astros enter tonight's action with a half-game advantage over the Angels for the second Wild Card spot. Saturday, 2:27 pm
  • Kendrys Morales remains out of Royals lineup
    Kendrys Morales (quad) remains out of the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The slugger had been expected to return on Saturday, but it'll be Jonny Gomes in as the designated hitter against Tommy Milone and the Twins. Look for Morales to return for Sunday's regular season finale. Saturday, 8:03 am
  • Tulowitzki collects two hits in return Friday
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) returned to the Blue Jays starting lineup on Friday, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

    Advice: It's as if the hard-hitting shortstop didn't miss a beat. He showed no signs of rust after having been sidelined since September 12 due to a crack in his shoulder blade. He's expected to be rested on Saturday and will play in the regular season finale on Sunday. Saturday, 5:48 am
  • Alex Rios goes hitless in return to action
    Alex Rios (neck) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to the Royals lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a stiff neck, but it appears to have been just a minor issue. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .258/.291/.356 with four homers and 30 RBI this season. Saturday, 5:46 am
  • Carlos Gomez not in lineup again Friday
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is once again not in the Astros starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: He returned to the lineup on Wednesday, but felt some lingering soreness after his final throw against the Mariners. Expect him to return to his regular post in the outfield at some point before the end of the weekend. Friday, 4:36 pm
  • Morales (quad) not in Royals lineup on Friday
    Kendrys Morales (quad) is not in the Royals starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: He is however, available off the bench as a pinch hitter. Morales was lifted from Thursday's contest due to minor tightness in his left quad. Had it been a playoff game, he would have almost assuredly been in the lineup on Friday. Friday, 3:59 pm
  • Tulowitzki (shoulder) likely to rest Saturday
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that the plan for Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) was to play him Friday, rest him Saturday and play him again in the final game of the regular season.

    Advice: Tulowitzki's already in Friday's lineup against the Rays, so that part of the equation is complete. He last played on September 12, missing multiple weeks due to a crack in his left shoulder blade. Obviously, this tentative weekend plan of play, off, play could change if there are any setbacks on Friday. Friday, 2:06 pm
  • Tulowitzki (shoulder) in lineup vs Rays
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays.

    Advice: Tulo hadn't played since September 12, as he's been working his way back from a crack in his left shoulder blade. He'll be playing shortstop and batting seventh on Friday. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .232/.3414/.368 with five homers and 17 RBI across 39 games with the Blue Jays. Those in daily leagues could roll the dice and hope that the ultra-talented Tulowitski has a vintage game, but we would advise against it, both due to the long layoff and his poor numbers even before the injury. Friday, 12:48 pm
  • Tulowitzki feels good after simulated action
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) said that he felt good after participating in simulated action on Friday.

    Advice: Tulowitzki indicated that his muscles are still a little sore, but he feels that he is rebounding well overall. He hasn't played since September 12 due to a small break in his left shoulder blade. The soon-to-be-31 Tulo was hitting just .232/.314/.368 with five homers and 17 RBI over 39 games with the Blue Jays prior to the injury. He could play in this weekend's series against the Rays. Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Beltre leads Rangers back to postseason
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI as the Rangers beat the Angels 5-3 on Thursday to clinch a postseason spot.

    Advice: The Rangers still have some work to do to win the AL West, but they'll play in the postseason regardless. Beltre has led the offense the last three days, driving in seven runs in the three straight victories. He's up to 77 RBI in 140 games for the season. Thursday, 8:53 pm
  • Morales leaves early with left quad tightness
    Kendrys Morales was forced to leave Thursday's game due to left quad tightness.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor and his early exit is considered precautionary. He's listed as day-to-day and should return to the lineup at some point over the weekend. Thursday, 7:09 pm
  • Alex Rios scratched due to back stiffness
    Alex Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a stiff neck.

    Advice: It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Jonny Gomes will start in right field. Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Tulowitzki (shoulder) could return Saturday
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is scheduled to face "live pitching in a simulated environment" on Friday.

    Advice: Assuming all goes well, he could make his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Saturday. Tulowitzki hasn't played since September 12 with a small crack in his left shoulder blade, but he expects to be ready to go for the postseason. Thursday, 1:33 pm
  • Tulo (shoulder) likely to return on Saturday
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is expected to return to the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Tulo probably could have played Thursday and/or Friday, but the Jays clinched the American League East on Wednesday so they'll play it safe. The star shortstop has been out since September 12 with a small crack in his left scapula. He took another successful round of batting practice on Thursday morning. Thursday, 8:17 am
  • Tulo (shoulder) not in Jays' lineup Thursday
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Thursday against the Orioles.

    Advice: There was some thought that Tulo might return Thursday, but that idea was probably nixed after the Jays clinched the AL East on Wednesday. Toronto is running out a lineup of reserves Thursday afternoon in Baltimore. Tulo should get in some action over the weekend and then be locked and loaded for the playoffs. He's been out since September 12 with a small crack in his left scapula. Thursday, 7:52 am
  • Josh Donaldson, other Jays regulars are off
    Josh Donaldson is getting a day off Thursday.

    Advice: Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista, and a ton of other Blue Jays regulars will also get to sleep in after Wednesday's clinching celebration. Toronto is lined up to take on the winner of the AL Wild Card Game in the ALDS. Thursday, 7:47 am
  • Schwarber starting at catcher on Thursday
    Kyle Schwarber is starting at catcher in the Cubs' series finale Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: It's his first start behind the plate since August 31. Schwarber, who's been playing primarily in left field, will bat seventh Thursday versus Reds lefty John Lamb. Thursday, 6:42 am
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • Bautista hits 40th homer in win over Orioles
    Jose Bautista hit his 40th home run of the season in Wednesday's thrashing of the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader.

    Advice: Bautista had a quiet afternoon before getting in on the fun with the solo blast in the ninth inning. It's the third time in his career and the first time since 2011 that Bautista has reached the 40-homer plateau. The 34-year-old is having another terrific offensive season overall, batting .252/.376/.542 with 113 RBI and 107 runs scored. Wednesday, 4:29 pm
  • Gomez (intercostal) back in Astros' lineup
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is in the Astros' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gomez has appeared in two games in recent days but hasn't swung a bat in a game since September 12. The outfielder, who is batting .253/.313/.408 on the year, is hitting sixth and playing center field against the Mariners. Wednesday, 3:47 pm
  • Pham out of Cardinals' lineup for second half
    Tommy Pham is out of the Cardinals' lineup for the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader in Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Pham was a late sub in the early game, an 8-2 loss. He hasn't made a start in the Cardinals' last six games, which seems very odd. Maybe there's an undisclosed injury. Jon Jay is in center field Wednesday night. Wednesday, 2:48 pm
    L, 6-0 ^ @Atl; L, 2-0 ^ @Atl
  • Schwarber has two hits, run scored vs. Reds
    Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Schwarber also walked twice, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances on the evening. One of those walks and his run came in the Cubs' four-run first inning as they got to Reds starter Josh Smith early. Schwarber, who has cooled considerably since lighting the world on fire after his promotion in late July, is hitting .247/.357/.502 with 16 homers, 43 RBI and 50 runs scored overall. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • Beltre drives in go-ahead run to top Tigers
    Adrian Beltre finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored as the Rangers outlasted the Tigers 7-6 on Tuesday.

    Advice: In a game where all the offense came before the fifth inning, it was Beltre's RBI double in the fourth that proved to be the game-winning hit. Beltre also provided an RBI infield single in the second. The seemingly ageless third baseman is having a down year by his standards, but Beltre is still batting a serviceable .281/.328/.436 with 16 homers, 72 RBI and 78 runs scored and a handful of games left on the schedule. Tuesday, 9:18 pm
  • Martinez tops 100 RBI with 38th home run
    J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Martinez hit a two-run shot off Rangers starter Cole Hamels in the first inning. He's now got 38 homers on the year, and the two RBI pushed him over the century mark for the season. He's become one of the premier power hitters in the game this season, and with a few games to go Martinez is batting .281/.343/.537 with 91 runs scored overall. Tuesday, 9:14 pm
  • Morales belts 22nd homer against White Sox
    Kendrys Morales hit his 22nd home run in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Morales followed Eric Hosmer's solo homer in the sixth inning with one of his own. It was his only hit in three at-bats. The designated hitter is batting .291/.358/.488 with 22 homers, 106 RBI and 78 runs. With a handful of games left, Morales needs three RBI to set a new career high. Either way, it's been an outstanding bounceback year for the 32-year-old. Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Tulo (shoulder) expected back this weekend
    Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is expected to return to the Blue Jays' lineup by this weekend.

    Advice: There's a chance he could play as soon as Thursday, but Friday in Tampa Bay looks to be the more likely scenario. Tulowitzki took batting practice for the second consecutive day on Tuesday and hasn't had any setbacks with his shoulder. He expects to have to play through a bit of pain, but it's not something he's overly concerned with. Tulo has been out since suffering a small crack in his left scapula on September 12. Tuesday, 5:59 pm
  • Morales (ankle) returns as pinch-hitter
    Kendrys Morales (ankle) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Morales sat out Sunday after being hit above his ankle with a pitch during Saturday's game. He's expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:51 am
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