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  • Semien's two-run single beats Diamondbacks
    Marcus Semien came through with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Ziegler in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Ziegler allowed a pair of singles then hit Josh Phegley to load the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Semien's clutch knock. The A's shortstop finished the contest 2-for-6 and is now slashing .253/.297/.390 with 34 RBI. 18 minutes ago
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • David Peralta goes deep in loss to Athletics
    David Peralta went 3-for-4 and blasted his 14th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday.

    Advice: His solo shot off A's starter Jesse Chavez gave the D'Backs a 3-2 lead in the third inning, and tied the game at 4-4 with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Peralta is having a terrific year in the middle of the D'Backs lineup, slashing .304/.366/.520 with 14 bombs and 70 RBI. 18 minutes ago
  • Byrd drives in four in loss to STL
    Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple, a pair of RBI doubles and four total RBI in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Byrd hit a two-run double off Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the first inning, then drove home another run with a double in the sixth. Plus an RBI triple in the eighth, to finish out the game with four RBI. Since joining the Giants, he's 10-for-36 with three homers and 14 RBI in just nine games. Today, 4:23 pm
  • Jones strikes out twice in loss to Rangers
    Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with a double and a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Jones and the Orioles were completely baffled by Derek Holland over the course of the game, but the outfielder did manage the lone extra-base hit on the O's box score. The dependable outfield bat boasts a typically nice .279/.317/.493 triple-slash along with 24 homers and 66 RBI this season. Today, 2:56 pm
  • Yoan Moncada plates two with triple
    Red Sox 2B prospect Yoan Moncada cracked a two-run triple in Saturday's win for Low-A Greenville.

    Advice: He went 0-for-5 in his other at-bats. Moncada has been a lightning rod for the Drive, hitting .331 with seven homers and 25 RBI since July 1. The 20-year-old has swiped 36 bases during that stretch including 23 in the month of August. Boston's top prospect will likely begin next year at High-A Salem. Today, 2:54 pm
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    L, 5-4 x @NYM
  • Reds place Brennan Boesch on 15-day DL
    Reds placed OF Brennan Boesch on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle contusion.

    Advice: Boesch fouled a ball off his ankle during batting practice last week and the injury hasn't improved as the club had hoped. He should be back with the big league club as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list. A corresponding roster move will be announced on Monday. Today, 2:41 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 4-1 x @Mil
  • Nunez launches two-run homer vs McCullers
    Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: The home run was Nunez's second of the weekend series and his fourth of the season. Playing in a utility role, he's posted some respectable numbers, including a .268/.305/.433 triple-slash with the four homers, 19 RBI and five steals across 164 at-bats. He doesn't see enough playing time for legitimate fantasy consideration, but as a real-life baseball player, he's doing exactly what he should be doing. Today, 2:26 pm
    W, 7-5 vs ^ Hou
  • Braun opens scoring with solo home run
    Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a triple and two strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Braun went deep against John Lamb with two outs in the first inning, good for his 24th homer of the season. In addition to the tater count, he's hitting .278/.347/.504 with 77 RBI. The numbers aren't as monstrous as those from his MVP days, but it's been a nice year nonetheless for the 31-year-old slugger. Today, 2:08 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Cin
  • Rupp slugs yet another homer, but Phils lose
    Cameron Rupp went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Phillies lost 9-4 to the Padres on Sunday.

    Advice: Rupp made it a 2-1 game in the second inning with a solo home run to the opposite field off of James Shields. It's his fourth home run in his last six games, continuing a torrid month of August during which he is hitting .327 (18-for-55). Rupp is batting .254/.320/.426 overall with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 219 plate appearances. Today, 2:03 pm
  • Kemp homers early helping Padres beat Phils
    Matt Kemp provided a two-run home run, finishing 1-for-5 as the Padres took down the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Kemp opened up the scoring with a two-run blast over the fence in left field against Alec Asher in the first inning. The veteran outfielder has hit well in the second half to salvage what has otherwise been a tough season. He's batting .265/.312/.424 with 16 home runs and 80 RBI on the year. Today, 1:59 pm
  • Upton homers again, Padres top the Phillies
    Justin Upton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Padres beat the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Upton pushed the Padres' lead to 3-1 with a solo home run off of rookie starter Alec Asher in the third inning. It's his fourth home run in his last five games, giving him 24 on the season along with 72 RBI and a .253/.337/.460 batting line. Today, 1:58 pm
  • Bour homers for second straight game
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Bour took a Stephen Strasburg offering for a ride in the first inning, good for a three-run homer. He's now homered in back-to-back games, as he also went yard in Saturday's contest. For the season, the 27-year-old rookie is hitting .250/.320/.442 with 14 homers and 45 RBI. He's showcased some nice power over his 292 at-bats with the Marlins. Today, 1:52 pm
  • Alex Jackson belts two homers Saturday
    Mariners OF prospect Alex Jackson slammed two homers Saturday for Low-A Everett.

    Advice: It was Jackson's first career multi-home-run game. Last year's first-round pick has hit .462 with three RBI over his last four outings. That's raised his average 20 points from .237 to .257. Jackson has struck out in almost 35 percent of his at-bats this year (88 Ks in 252 at-bats) and remains a work in progress. Today, 1:43 pm
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    L, 6-5 x @CWS
  • Paulsen legs out two-run triple vs PIT
    Ben Paulsen went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple and a walk in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Paulsen hit his three-bagger off Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the fourth inning. It was his fourth triple of the season. The 27-year-old 1B/OF has hit to a .280/.331/.483 batting line this season, with 10 homers and 42 RBI over 271 at-bats. Today, 1:42 pm
    W, 5-0 ^ @Pit
  • Guyer's three-hit day leads Rays over Royals
    Brandon Guyer went 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Rays took down the Royals on Sunday.

    Advice: Guyer led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and later scored. He added a solo home run in the third inning to tie the game at two apiece. The outfielder has had a sneakily solid year for the Rays, batting .270/.372/.407 with six home runs, 24 RBI, 34 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases in 293 plate appearances. Today, 1:27 pm
  • Trout collects four hits in a loss to Indians
    Mike Trout went 4-for-4, finishing a home run shy of the cycle in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Trout came to the plate in the eighth inning needing a home run to complete the cycle, but settled for an RBI single which cut the Angels' deficit to 8-2. The outfielder came into the game with a .627 OPS in August, but he insisted on Saturday that his lingering wrist issue wasn't an impediment. The MVP candidate boasts a .298/.397/.581 triple-slash line with 33 home runs, 74 RBI, 81 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases. Today, 12:58 pm
  • Almonte's grand slam powers Indians past LAA
    Abraham Almonte smacked a grand slam as part of a 2-for-4 effort in Sunday's win against the Angels.

    Advice: Almonte sent the Indians' lead to 6-0 when he cleared the bases with a grand slam to right-center off of Jered Weaver in the fifth inning. His bat had cooled off considerably following his first week with the Angels after coming over from the Padres in early August, but he still has a .270/.321/.541 batting line with his new team along with three home runs and 14 RBI in 81 plate appearances. Today, 12:55 pm
  • Panik's rehab assignment pushed back
    Joe Panik (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, not Tuesday as previously expected.

    Advice: It's not clear whether he's had a minor setback or if the Giants simply revised their plans. Regardless, the hope is that Panik will be ready for activation for the September 7-9 Series in Arizona. He's been out almost all of August with lower back inflammation. Today, 11:52 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Brett Lawrie scratched with back tightness
    Brett Lawrie was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back tightness.

    Advice: It's an issue that crops up on Lawrie from time to time. Eric Sogard has taken his spot at second base. Today, 10:48 am
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Carlos Correa (hamstring) to run bases Monday
    Carlos Correa (hamstring) will run the bases and do agility drills on Monday.

    Advice: Correa has sat out the last four games with a left hamstring strain, but he's feeling better and should be back in the lineup soon. "We’ll give (Correa) another day to get treatment," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "May or not use him as a pinch hitter, but I’m happy with what he’s doing," Today, 10:07 am
  • Jhonny Peralta sitting out on Sunday
    Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Greg Garcia is filling in for Peralta at shortstop. Today, 10:04 am
  • Wilfredo Tovar recalled, placed on DL
    Mets recalled INF Wilfredo Tovar from Triple-A Las Vegas; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a concussion.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Addison Reed. Tovar will now collect a major league paycheck while he's sidelined. Today, 9:57 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 5-4 vs x Bos
  • A.J. Pollock getting a day off Sunday
    A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Ender Inciarte is in center field in Pollock's place. Today, 9:18 am
    L, 7-4 vs x Oak
  • Alex Gordon (groin) to play 4-5 games/week
    Royals manager Ned Yost plans to play Alex Gordon (groin) 4-5 games per week upon his activation from the disabled list.

    Advice: "This is kind of a one-shot deal," Yost said. "If he comes back and hurts it, he’s done. So we want to make sure he’s in great shape, healthy and ready to go, when he gets back." Gordon is hitting .400/.545/.600 over seven games so far on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha and is expected to be activated when rosters expand on Tuesday. "He feels really good," Yost said. "He’s running at about 90 percent, which is good. he’s taking walks, fouling off pitches, getting hits. He’s doing a lot of really good things. I just want to make sure that he’s ready when he gets here." Today, 8:09 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 x @TB
  • Correa (hamstring) remains out of lineup
    Carlos Correa (hamstring) remained out of the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's now missed the last four games with a left hamstring strain. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop again in Correa's place. Today, 8:02 am
  • Rajai Davis playing through finger injury
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus revealed Saturday that Rajai Davis has been playing through a left middle finger injury since mid-May.

    Advice: Davis said that the injury has led to him not placing his finger on the bat when he swings. The speedster is hitting just .179 (19-for-106) over the last two months, so it would stand to reason that the ailment is affecting him. Today, 7:23 am
  • Matt Kemp (shoulder) scores run in return
    Matt Kemp (shoulder) singled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Kemp missed two games with a sore left (non-throwing) shoulder, but he'll be fine. He also stole a base Saturday. Today, 5:19 am
  • Bour launches solo homer for lone Marlin run
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Bour led off the seventh with a solo shot against Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann for his lone hit of the game. And the Marlins' lone run of the game. That, too. A rare 27-year-old rookie, Bour is slashing .250/.321/.434 with 13 homers and 42 RBI this season. Yesterday, 6:55 pm
  • Correa (hamstring) out of Astros' lineup Sat.
    Carlos Correa (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup Saturday against the Twins.

    Advice: Correa has now missed two straight starts with discomfort in his left hamstring, but he told reporters before the game Saturday that he should be available off the bench. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh. Yesterday, 1:15 pm
  • Marlon Byrd hits grand slam
    Marlon Byrd hit a grand slam off Michael Wacha in Friday's game.

    Advice: The homer was Byrd's third in just seven games since he arrived in San Francisco. He has eight career slams in 146 at-bats with the bases loaded. Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Brett Lawrie hits long home run
    Brett Lawrie hit a 470-foot homer Friday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The rest of Oakland's offense isn't doing a whole lot, but Lawrie has 14 hits in his last eight games, including three homers and three doubles. If anything, he's played a little better and stayed healthier than the A's should have expected this year. It just doesn't really make up for losing Josh Donaldson. Friday, 10:22 pm
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Nunez homers in low-scoring win vs Astros
    Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Friday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Nunez cranked a solo home run in the third inning off Astros starter Scott Kazmir for the game's first run. He would also drive home the game's final run just an inning later, this time on a ground out. The utility infielder's done a nice job in his relatively limited playing time, hitting .269/.306/.419 with three homers, 17 RBI and five steals over 160 at-bats. Friday, 9:43 pm
    W, 7-5 vs ^ Hou
  • Cameron Rupp plates four to lead Phillies
    Cameron Rupp homered and drove home four runs on Friday, leading the Phillies to a 7-1 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: He got the Phillies on the board with an RBI ground out in the fourth inning, then capped off the scoring with a three-run blast off Odrisamer Despaigne in the eighth inning. Rupp finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .255/.316/.417 with seven homers and 23 RBI on the year. Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Justin Upton smacks 23rd homer in loss Friday
    Justin Upton smacked his 23rd home run of the season as the Padres fell to the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.

    Advice: His solo shot off Aaron Nola in the fourth inning wound up being the only scoring the Padres would do on the evening. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .256/.341/.460 with 23 long balls and 71 RBI in his first year with the Padres. Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Almonte rings up RBI double to help beat LAA
    Abraham Almonte went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI double in Friday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Almonte pinch-hit for Mike Aviles in the seventh and came through with an RBI double to tie the game at 1-1. The Indians would score twice more in the inning, enough to secure them the victory. In 66 at-bats with the Indians this season, he's hitting .273/.329/.530 with two homers and 10 RBI. The production looks nice, but just remember that he was hitting a paltry .204/.271/.259 with the Padres prior to his move to Cleveland. Friday, 7:06 pm
  • Joe Panik to begin rehab assignment Tuesday
    Joe Panik (back) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday.

    Advice: Panik will hit indoors on Saturday and then on the field before Sunday's game. As long as everything goes well with those sessions, he'll head out on what is expected to be a brief minor league rehab assignment. Kelby Tomlinson will continue to hold down the fort at second base in his absence. Friday, 5:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Adam Jones in Orioles lineup on Friday
    Adam Jones (neck) is in the Orioles starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Jones was removed from Thursday's game and experienced symptoms of whiplash after crashing into the outfield wall. He didn't display any concussion symptoms though and is apparently ready to roll the very next day. Friday, 4:00 pm
  • Carlos Correa sitting out with sore hamstring
    Carlos Correa is missing a second straight start Friday due to what he describes as "just a little soreness" in his left hamstring.

    Advice: He'll have three days off when you add in Thursday's off day. It doesn't sound like a major concern, as Correa should have a shot to return to action by the end of the weekend. Marwin Gonzalez is again getting the call at shortstop Friday. Friday, 2:07 pm
  • Carlos Correa not in Friday's lineup
    Carlos Correa is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Correa also sat on Wednesday before Thursday's off day, so he might be dealing with some sort of physical issue. Marwin Gonzalez is again getting the call at shortstop. Friday, 1:47 pm
  • Matt Kemp (shoulder) out again on Friday
    Matt Kemp (shoulder) remained out of the Padres' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's the second straight game Kemp has been out with a sore left shoulder. He remains day-to-day. Travis Jankowski is in right field again in Kemp's place. Friday, 1:18 pm
  • Adam Jones day-to-day, X-rays negative
    Adam Jones is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his wrist came back negative on Thursday.

    Advice: Jones was removed from Thursday's game against the Royals after crashing into the outfield wall. While he is experiencing symptoms of whiplash, there were no fractures in his wrist and he isn't experiencing any concussion symptoms. He should return to the O's lineup at some point over the weekend. Thursday, 5:15 pm
  • Adam Jones exits game with apparent injury
    Adam Jones left Thursday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Jones ran into the center field fence trying to track down a ball off the bat of Ben Zobrist in the first inning. He remained in the game initially, but Paul Janish replaced him as a pinch-hitter in the third. The O's should pass along an update soon. Thursday, 1:35 pm
  • Rupp extends his hitting streak to nine games
    Cameron finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Rupp hit a two-run double in the eighth inning as the Phillies attempted to erase a six-run deficit. Getting a majority of the starts behind home plate lately, the 26-year-old is riding a nine-game hitting streak. He's batting .254/.313/.402 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 208 plate appearances, emerging as the superior option -- both offensively and defensively -- over veteran Carlos Ruiz. Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Justin Upton homers twice as Pads edge Nats
    Justin Upton cranked out a pair of homers in a 2-for-4 effort as the Padres edged the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Upton powered a two-run shot to left-center to give the Padres a 4-0 lead in the third inning, then added a solo shot in the seventh. He's batting .258/.342/.459 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI along with 18 stolen bases on the year. Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Panik (back) takes grounders, hitting off tee
    Joe Panik (back) took grounders before Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Panik took 25 swings off a tee on Tuesday. They're both steps in the right direction for Panik, who is making slow but steady progress toward a return. Giants manager Bruce Bochy previously expressed hope that Panik could return in early September. Wednesday, 5:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Carlos Correa getting a breather Wednesday
    Carlos Correa is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. The red-hot Marwin Gonzalez is filling in for Correa at shortstop. Wednesday, 7:55 am
  • Peralta collects two hits, two RBI in win
    Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Peralta had an RBI sacrifice fly in the fourth before swatting an RBI single, one of the Cards' 12 hits on the night, in the sixth. The good game extended his modest hitting streak to eight games. In all, Peralta is batting .286/.343/.444 with 16 homers, 58 RBI and 52 runs scored. Tuesday, 10:37 pm
  • Semien homers but A's fall to the Mariners
    Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Athletics dropped Tuesday's game to the Mariners.

    Advice: Semien drove in the middle two runs in the Athletics' four-run second inning, clubbing a two-run homer to left-center off of Mike Montgomery. It's his first home run in three weeks. The shortstop is batting a mediocre .253/.299/.391 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and 10 stolen bases on the year. Tuesday, 10:36 pm
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Bour swats a pair of RBI doubles vs. Pirates
    Justin Bour went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored against the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bour knocked RBI doubles in the fourth and sixth innings against Pirates starter Charlie Morton. He's now got 14 doubles and 41 RBI on the year. The 27-year-old rookie has had his share of ups and downs in 2015, currently owning a .256/.330/.440 line in 93 games played. Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Ryan Braun serving as DH on Tuesday
    Ryan Braun will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Shane Peterson will start in center field and bat leadoff while Domingo Santana will start in right field and Khris Davis will play left. Tuesday, 10:39 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Cin
  • Peralta's 4-hit night not enough for D'Backs
    David Peralta went 4-for-5 with an RBI, but the Diamondbacks lost to the Cardinals on Monday.

    Advice: All four hits were singles. Peralta continues to hit in what has been a breakout season. He's batting .301/.366/.518 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI in 399 plate appearances. Monday, 10:53 pm
  • Jones homer gives early lead, but O's lose
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Jones creamed a Kris Medlen offering to left-center in the first inning, but it was a lead the Orioles would wind up losing. The O's have dropped five games in a row now, but it isn't the outfielder's fault. Jones is batting .285/.324/.507 with 24 home runs and 66 RBI. Monday, 8:04 pm
  • Kemp drives home pair of runs in ninth
    Matt Kemp went 1-for-5 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Kemp's two-run single in the ninth inning merely served as window dressing in the eventual 10-3 loss. The veteran outfielder has driven in two runs in each of his last three games and he's now rolling with a 15-game hitting streak. For the season, he's slashing .267/.314/.423 with 15 homers and 76 RBI. Aug 23, 5:17 pm
  • Trout's RBI triple not enough for victory
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Trout tried his darnedest to keep the Angels afloat, hitting an RBI triple in the first off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey and finishing with three hits, but the team simply didn't have the proper offensive firepower. Trout doing a bunch of cool stuff in losses has morphed into a sad theme for the 63-61 Angels. The reigning AL MVP is hitting .297/.394/.586 with 33 home runs, 73 RBI and 10 steals this season. Aug 23, 4:07 pm
  • Peralta homers, D'Backs shut out the Reds
    David Peralta went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta doubled the Diamondbacks' lead to 4-0 when he drilled a Jumbo Diaz offering out to center field for a two-run home run. The outfielder hadn't registered a hit since August 17, but it only covered a span of 14 plate appearances as other outfielders have gotten starts over him. Peralta carries an outstanding .294/.360/.514 batting line with 13 home runs and 66 RBI this season. Aug 23, 1:15 pm
  • Rupp homers as the Phillies beat the Marlins
    Cameron Rupp went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Phillies took down the Marlins on Sunday.

    Advice: Rupp gave the Phillies some late insurance, boosting the Phillies' lead to 2-0 with a solo home run off of Chris Narveson in the seventh inning. The catcher is on a seven-game hitting streak and has homered four times in the month of August. Rupp also looked strong defensively, throwing out two of three would-be base-stealers on Sunday. On the season, he owns a .247/.305/.379 batting line with five home runs and 16 RBI. Rupp is likely looking at increased playing time next season, but his fantasy value will be limited to NL-only leagues. Aug 23, 1:03 pm
  • Brennan Boesch (ankle) scratched from lineup
    Brennan Boesch was scratched from the Reds' lineup Sunday after fouling a ball off his ankle during batting practice.

    Advice: He should be fine in a day or two. The Reds are now going with Jason Bourgeois in left field, Ryan LaMarre in center and Skip Schumaker in right in their re-shuffled outfield. Aug 23, 10:20 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 4-1 x @Mil
  • A.J. Pollock getting a day off Sunday
    A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Ender Inciarte is handling center field while Pollock sits. Aug 23, 8:46 am
    L, 7-4 vs x Oak
  • Justin Upton drives in two versus Cardinals
    Justin Upton finished 2-for-5 with two RBI in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Advice: Upton contributed a two-run double to the Friars' seven-run bottom of the seventh inning. Trade rumors were flying three weeks ago about the 27-year-old impending free agent, but he wound up staying San Diego and will spend the next five weeks trying to build more open-market hype. He should get one of the richest contracts handed out this winter. Aug 22, 9:17 pm
  • Joe Panik to return first week of September
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that he's hopeful Joe Panik (back) will be able to return to the Giants in the first week of September.

    Advice: He has still yet to begin taking swings and could head out on a minor league rehab assignment before the end of next week. Panik has been on the shelf since August 3 due to inflammation in his lower back. Aug 22, 11:30 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Matt Kemp goes 2-for-5, homers
    Matt Kemp finished 2-for-5 with a homer against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Kemp has four homers in the last 10 days and seven since the All-Star break. It's just too bad he's stopped running; he's tried just one steal in the second half after going 8-for-9 during the first half. Aug 21, 11:06 pm
  • Pollock fills up box score vs. Reds
    A.J. Pollock had a big night Friday against the Reds, going 4-for-5 with a solo homer, two stolen bases, and three runs scored.

    Advice: Pollock also had a single and a double. It's his second straight four-hit game. On the strength of a big August, his batting average is now up to .321 on the year, the highest it's been since June 13. He has been a fantasy monster all year long. Aug 21, 9:34 pm
    L, 7-4 vs x Oak
  • Byrd goes deep in first at-bat with Giants
    Marlon Byrd blasted a two-run homer in his first at-bat as a Giant, helping to power his new squad to a 6-4 victory over the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: He also singled and doubled in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. The door is open for him to play everyday in right field while Hunter Pence is sidelined, which should provide him with plenty of RBI chances in the middle of the Giants lineup. Aug 21, 8:09 pm
  • Brett Lawrie (back) returns to lineup
    Brett Lawrie (back) is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Lawrie missed the previous three contests with a back injury. He sports a disappointing .263/.299/.399 batting line and 106/18 K/BB ratio on the season. Aug 21, 1:35 pm
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Trout smacks RBI double in lost cause
    Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Trout rocked the Angels first--and only--extra-base hit of the game when he doubled home a run against White Sox starter Jose Quintana in the first inning. He would later add a single to finish 2-for-3. While he's hitting just .169/.308/.262 in August, he remains a top-flight AL MVP candidate thanks to a superb .297/.394/.588 triple-slash, plus 33 homers, 72 RBI and 10 steals. Aug 20, 10:40 pm
  • A.J. Pollock goes 4-for-5 in win
    A.J. Pollock had four hits, three RBI and a stolen base against the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: Without a doubt, Pollock has been this year's best player who isn't the best player on his own team. He's batting .316 with 46 extra-base hits, 83 runs scored and 30 steals as Paul Goldschmidt's sidekick, all while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense in center field. Aug 20, 8:10 pm
    L, 7-4 vs x Oak
  • Gordon (groin) to begin rehab stint Sunday
    Alex Gordon (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

    Advice: Gordon has been sidelined since July 8 with a Grade 2 groin strain, but he's currently on track to rejoin the first-place Royals by the end of the month. The 31-year-old was batting .279/.394/.457 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI over 78 games prior to the injury. Aug 20, 1:49 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 x @TB
  • Giants acquire OF Marlon Byrd from Reds
    Giants acquired OF Marlon Byrd and cash considerations from the Reds for RHP Stephen Johnson.

    Advice: With Hunter Pence (oblique) hitting the disabled list, it's a solid pickup for San Francisco. The 37-year-old Byrd is hitting just .237 with a .286 on-base percentage this season, but he has 19 home runs and a .448 slugging percentage. He'll provide some much-needed right-handed thump for the Giants down the stretch. Aug 20, 1:23 pm
  • Carlos Correa leads Astros past Rays
    Carlos Correa homered in the first and delivered a game-ending single in the 13th as the Astros beat the Rays 3-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Correa had gone 10 straight games without a homer, his longest drought as a major leaguer. But that's over and done with. If the fade is approaching, there's still no real sign of it. Aug 19, 9:32 pm
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