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  • Trout notches three hits in win over Marlins
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in the Angels' 8-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Trout hit the one-out RBI double in the fourth inning off of Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi, knocking the pitcher out of the game. It was Trout's 92nd RBI of the season. The three hits bumped his average up to .289. This three-hit effort isn't the norm in front of the home crowd, as Trout's numbers are noticeably lower at home (.258/.351/.525) than they are on the road (.312/.390/.584). "Noticeably lower" is still really good in Trout's case. Work on that home average, maybe? On the year he's slashing .289/.374/.558. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Almonte powers Padres to win over Brewers
    Abraham Almonte hit a solo home run and an RBI single on Tuesday.

    Advice: Almonte did a little bit of everything on Tuesday. The home run, Almonte's second of the year, came in the first inning off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson. Almonte added an RBI single in the second inning. In addition to the hits, he also added a stolen base and scored two runs. These are the kinds of games that will get him continued run in the starting lineup. Since being traded to the Padres, Almonte's slashed a nice .316/.333/.474. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Kemp bangs out a homer in win versus Snakes
    Matt Kemp singled, homered and walked in Tuesday's 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He has leveled off a bit since a dominant June (.900 OPS) and July (.894), coming into tonight with a mediocre .226/.277/.440 slash line in August. Fortunately for his owners, the power hasn't disappeared even as Kemp has struggled to get on base. Perhaps tonight's performance will shake him out of his mini funk. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Jackson triples in victory over Rangers
    Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 with a triple on Tuesday.

    Advice: The triple was Jackson's sixth of the season. Since being traded to the Mariners at the deadline, Jackson's struggled mightily, as his numbers have dropped in the slash categories (.272/.332/.398 with the Tigers, just .239/.293/.283 with the Mariners). It's never a good sign when you're slugging less than your OBP. Hopefully this triple is able to get him going. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Pence reaches base three times versus Rockies
    Hunter Pence went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored as the Giants beat the Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: This was one of fantasy baseball's best matchups of the evening, and it cashed. Pence came into the game 18-for-37 with four round-trippers and three doubles in his last 10 games against Colorado, and he'd gone 6-for-21 in his career with two homers and two doubles versus Rockies' starter Jorge De La Rosa. The 31-year-old is slashing .286/.339/.468 and is on pace for 22 homers, 72 RBI, 110 runs and 14 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Garcia has two hits, two RBI against Indians
    Avisail Garcia went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a loss to the Indians on Tuesday.

    Advice: Garcia did some early damage, delivering a two-run single in the first inning. Garcia also struck out twice, giving him 12 strikeouts in 33 at-bats since coming off the disabled list. Owners have to live with that frustration for his production -- Garcia has three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in those nine games as well. The 23-year-old is hitting .254/.304/.492 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Bourn doubles, scores in win over White Sox
    Michael Bourn went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Bourn led off the game with a ground-rule double, scoring the first run in the Indians' three-run frame. The outfielder is batting .286 (8-for-28) with two doubles and four runs scored since returning from the disabled list last week. Bourn is batting .264/.323/.371 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Gordon delivers walk-off homer to down Twins
    Alex Gordon hit a two-run walk-off home run to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gordon hit the two-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins. The outfielder finished 2-for-4 in the game, bringing his line up to .283/.356/.454 on the year. He's been especially effective in August, as Tuesday's was his seventh home run to go with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored this month. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Martinez enjoys a 3-hit night vs. the Yankees
    J.D. Martinez finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single as the Tigers won on Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Martinez has now had three multi-hit games in a row and has hit safely in five consecutively. An early August swoon saw his OPS dip below .900, but Tuesday's effort has picked it back up to .912. He's sitting on 17 home runs and 58 RBI in 347 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Ellsbury's two homers not enough for Yankees
    Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice, both of the solo variety, but the Yankees were unable to overcome the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ellsbury finished 3-for-4 on the night, homering the first time in the fifth and the second time in the eighth, both against Rick Porcello. The center fielder is coming off of a 3-for-5 (with a homer) performance on Monday as well. Overall, Ellsbury has 13 home runs, 60 RBI, 35 steals, and a .284/.347/.422 slash line in the first year of his seven-year deal with the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:06 pm
  • Justin Ruggiano (ankle) still out of lineup
    Justin Ruggiano (ankle) missed his third straight start Tuesday.

    Advice: Ruggiano is nursing a sore left ankle. "He's still managing it," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "We'll see how to proceed with him. It's day to day." While Ruggiano's injury might not be serious, he's due for a big dip in playing time with Jorge Soler slated for a promotion on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Cardinals call up Grichuk from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled OF Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Shane Robinson (shoulder) on the active roster. Grichuk hasn't done much in a small sample with the Cardinals this season, but he could carve out a role against southpaws for the final month. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:37 pm
  • Reddick not in Tuesday's lineup
    Josh Reddick is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Craig Gentry is starting in right field and Jonny Gomes will play left. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:33 pm
  • Blue Jays call up Pillar from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled OF Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: He'll take the roster spot of Nolan Reimold, who was designated for assignment. Pillar has hit only .225/.220/.300 across 26 games for the Blue Jays this season, but he has put up big numbers in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:25 am
  • Robertson reaches base 3 times in victory
    Daniel Robertson finished 1-for-3 with two walks in Monday's 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: He's 3-for-8 with three doubles and six walks over his past four games. Robertson continues to be a sneaky play in deeper AL-only formats that count on-base percentage. Robertson brings no power to the party -- zero homers -- but is batting .289 with a .358 OBP. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:12 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury hits 11th homer
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with his 11th homer and three RBI against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: That the Yankees offense has been so mediocre has resulted in Ellsbury being a modest disappointment for fantasy purposes -- he has just 59 runs scored in 126 games -- but he has been a nice player with his .280-11-58-35 line. He's also not one of those basestealers slowing down as the year drags on; he has seven steals in August. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:47 pm
  • Mike Trout launches 29th homer in victory
    Mike Trout launched his 29th home run of the season on Sunday, helping the Angels to dispatch the Athletics in Oakland.

    Advice: He victimized Jesse Chavez in the sixth inning to increase the Angels lead to 9-0 when the game was already long out of reach. He also singled in the contest, finishing 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He's enjoying another phenomenal season at the dish, hitting .288/.373/.559 with 29 long balls and 91 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:16 pm
  • Ellsbury, Gardner, McCann out of lineup Sun.
    Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Brett Gardner and Brian McCann are also sitting, as the Yanks are going right-handed hitter heavy versus Chris Sale. Ichiro Suzuki is the only left-handed batter in Sunday's lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:52 am
  • Justin Ruggiano gets scratched
    Justin Ruggiano was scratched from Saturday's starting lineup due to left ankle soreness.

    Advice: Ryan Sweeney replaced Ruggiano as the Cubs' right fielder and No. 5 hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:44 am
  • Alex Gordon intends to exercise 2016 option
    Alex Gordon told the Kansas City Star that he intends to forgo free agency after next season and pick up his $13.25 million player option for 2016.

    Advice: That's easy to say now, but we'll see. Gordon will be 32 in 2016, and if he plays next year like he has this one, he could be in line for something like $72 million over four years. Passing that up to earn $13.25 million and going back on the market at age 33 doesn't seem like a very good idea at all. Perhaps, though, he'll be able to agree to a long-term deal with the Royals before then. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:42 am
  • Trout goes deep, but Angels lose to the A's
    Mike Trout smacked his 28th homer of the year in Friday's 5-3 loss to the A's.

    Advice: Trout finished 2-for-4. He entered the game batting only .221 this month, though he'd poked out three homers and walked eight times. The stud outfielder is slashing .289/.375/.559 and is on pace for 36 homers, 115 RBI, 108 runs, and 15 steals. The average is a little light, but he's going to top 30 home runs and 100 RBI for the first time, so MVP voters should be thrilled. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 pm
  • Ruggiano homers, but Cubs fall to the Giants
    Justin Ruggiano went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Cubs lost to the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: Ruggiano put the Cubs on top 2-1 with a two-run home run off of Madison Bumgarner in the bottom of the first inning. The Cubs' lead, however, would dissipate in the coming innings. Ruggiano has six on the season along with 28 RBI and a .283/.339/.430 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:27 pm
  • Pence goes 2-for-5 with homer and two runs
    Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored as the Giants thumped the Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pence was one of four Giants batters with multi-hit games in the laugher. The 31-year-old is hitting .284 and is on pace for 22 homers, 70 RBI, 109 runs and 14 steals. Just another strong fantasy campaign from a perennially underrated player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Avisail Garcia homers, knocks in three runs
    Avisail Garcia drove in all three White Sox runs with a homer and a sac fly Wednesday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Garcia is 5-for-16 with three extra-base hits and six RBI since rejoining the White Sox following a four-month DL stint. It looks like he could be rather useful in mixed leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Ellsbury has pair a of hits, pair of steals
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases, but the Yankees were handed a 5-2 loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ellsbury followed up Tuesday's three-hit performance with another nice ballgame. He put the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the fifth inning with an RBI bunt single. He was also able to swipe his 33rd and 34th stolen bases, both against the Scott Feldman/Jason Castro battery. Ellsbury owns a .276/.341/.400 slash line with 10 home runs and 54 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Almonte has 4 hits, run and RBI in loss
    Abraham Almonte went 4-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's setback against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Almonte was spectacular at the dish, but an adventure on the base paths, as he was caught stealing and later thrown out to end the game. Fortunately, the latter two mistakes won't be counted in the vast majority of formats. He's almost unowned across formats, and that needs to change. The 25-year-old -- Seattle's Opening Day center fielder and leadoff hitter -- is slashing .361/.368/.528 since coming over in the Chris Denorfia deal. As long as he's hot and playing every day, Almonte should be started in NL-only formats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:55 pm
  • Bourn records first hits since return from DL
    Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Bourn doubled to lead off the fifth inning and scored on a wild pitch, and he added an RBI single in the sixth. The hits were Bourn's first since coming off the disabled list on Friday. The outfielder has played just 69 games this season, owning a .266/.323/.379 line on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Austin Jackson swipes two bases
    Austin Jackson reached twice and stole two bases Tuesday in the win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Jackson stole second and third off A.J. Burnett in the first for his first two-steal game since April 2013. He hasn't done much hitting since being traded to Seattle, but at least he is 4-for-5 stealing bases in 17 games. He was 9-for-13 in 100 games as a Tiger. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:50 pm
  • Grichuk hits 23rd home run
    Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Sunday for Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: The long ball was Grichuk's 23rd of the season, and he's now batting .267/.322/.502 with 22 doubles and 68 RBI through 100 games with Memphis. The 23-year-old already had two uneventful cups of coffee with the Cardinals this season, combining to hit .136/.191/.273 with three extra-base hits and 15 strikeouts in 48 plate appearances. Grichuk will return to the major leagues in September when rosters expand, and he'll likely see playing time against left-handed pitching thanks to his .336/.389/.733 batting line and 11 home runs in 116 at-bats versus southpaws this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:43 pm
  • Josh Reddick not in A's lineup on Sunday
    Josh Reddick is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Braves.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest for Reddick against opposing southpaw Mike Minor. Brandon Moss is drawing a rare start in right field while Nate Freiman handles first base on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 4:30 pm
  • Gordon homers as Royals trample the Twins
    Alex Gordon had a nice day at the plate on Sunday, tripling and homering in four at-bats as the Royals defeated the Twins.

    Advice: Gordon belted a two-run home run to center field in the fifth, extending the Royals' lead to 9-2 at the time. He then tripled and scored in the seventh. Gordon is having another good season, as he has 13 home runs, 55 RBI, and a .284/.360/.445 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 3:35 pm
  • Michael Bourn goes hitless but steals base
    Michael Bourn went 0-for-2 but drew two walks and stole a base in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Bourn has gone hitless in both of his games since returning from the disabled list, but the stolen base is encouraging. The speedy center fielder has just eight pilfers over 68 games this season, as he's battled leg issues. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 1:32 pm
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