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  • A.J. Cole pitches decently in no-decision
    A.J. Cole delivered a decent effort in a no-decision against the Rockies on Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The rookie right-hander struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. He surrendered a solo homer to Charlie Blackmon in the third inning, then allowed the Rockies to scratch out a pair of runs in the fourth. It's unclear if he'll stick around to make another start, but if he does his next turn will come on Friday against the Mets in New York. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Trea Turner swipes 17th base in loss Saturday
    Trea Turner went 2-for-6 and swiped his 17th base of the season as the Nationals fell to the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Turner continues to be a terrific catalyst atop the Nationals lineup with a pair of singles and another stolen base in this one. The rookie shortstop is now hitting .341/.363/.532 with four homers and 20 RBI on the season. He needs to be owned and started in all formats at this point. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Doolittle (elbow) encounters minor setback
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) was not able to make his scheduled appearance Friday for Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Doolittle's shoulder is acting up again, though it looks like the decision to scratch him was precautionary. The A's are calling him day-to-day. Doolittle hasn't pitched for Oakland since late June. He'll fill a setup role when he's ready to return. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:31 pm
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  • Cole to have elbow examined by specialist
    Gerrit Cole (elbow) will not make his scheduled start Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Instead he'll fly to Los Angeles where he'll be examined by famed surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Cole admitted Saturday that he hadn't thrown a bullpen session since his last start on Wednesday, which should have been the first clue that something was wrong. The Pirates aren't concerned about ligament damage, which is obviously a positive sign. Trevor Williams, Drew Hutchison and Stephen Brault are all possibilities to start Monday's series opener. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:26 pm
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  • Gary Sanchez continues epic home run assault
    Gary Sanchez continued his historic home run barrage on Saturday, blasting a solo homer off Dylan Bundy in the fourth inning of a 13-5 win over the Orioles.

    Advice: With that long ball, Sanchez is now the fastest player in MLB history to reach 11 home runs, accomplishing the feat in only 23 games. He has now hit 10 homers in his last 12 contests and is showing no signs of slowing down. Fantasy owners who scooped him up off of the waiver wire early on are reaping tremendous rewards that could decide the championship in many season-long leagues. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks on Saturday and is now hitting .400/.467/.900 with 11 bombs and 21 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:40 pm
  • Dylan Bundy hit hard in loss to Yankees
    Dylan Bundy was hit hard in Saturday's loss to the Yankees, surrendering five runs on seven hits in only four innings.

    Advice: On the plus side, he did manage to rack up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking three. The Yankees got to him early and often in this one, scratching out a run in the first, tacking on three more in the third, and adding a solo homer from Gary Sanchez to complete the damage in the fourth. Now 7-5 on the season, he'll carry a 3.71 ERA and 1.34 WHIP into a rematch against these Yankees on Friday in Baltimore. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:39 pm
    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • Marcus Stroman struggles against Twins
    Marcus Stroman struggled in a no-decision against the Twins on Saturday, allowing five runs on nine hits over his six frames.

    Advice: The right-hander walked one and struck out five on the afternoon. Most of the damage occurred during a four-run uprising in the fourth inning, where Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier each delivered RBI doubles. Stroman continues to be marred by inconsistency and will carry a disappointing 4.58 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into next Saturday's start against the Rays in Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:16 pm
  • Adam Jones not in Orioles lineup on Saturday
    Adam Jones (hamstring) is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Jones was forced to exit Friday's game due to a strained left hamstring. He is listed as available on Saturday and isn't expected to require a trip to the disabled list. Julio Borbon is starting in his place in center field and batting ninth for the O's Rotoworld.com Today, 8:30 am
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    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • Devon Travis (finger) returns to Jays lineup
    Devon Travis (finger) has returned to the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The second baseman hasn't played since last weekend due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. He's batting eighth against Ervin Santana and the Twins on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:02 am
    W, 8-7 vs Min
     
  • Mariners option Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma
    Mariners optioned OF Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Aoki has been a part-timer since returning to the M's and with the bullpen taxed in recent days, they simply needed to add a couple of relievers. Aoki should be back with the big league club once rosters expand for September. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:50 am
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  • Bryant homers in 8th, 10th innings in win
    Kris Bryant homered in the eighth and 10th innings to guide the Cubs past the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Bryant hit a solo homer off Joe Blanton in the eighth and added the decisive two-run shot off Adam Liberatore in the 10th. He's taken over the NL lead in homers with 35, and he leads the majors with 107 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Brandon Finnegan fans 12 Diamondbacks
    Brandon Finnegan struck out 12 while allowing two runs in six innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: This makes five quality starts in six outings for Finnegan, who, despite his recent success, entered the night as the NL leader in homers and walks allowed. He's making it tough on the Reds as they try to decide how to handle him in September. On the one hand, he's doing his best work of the season. On the other, he's thrown 40 more innings than he did last year. It's probably in his best interests to curtail his workload some. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Fiers allows three runs in no-decision
    Mike Fiers allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: The first two runs scored on wild pitches. The Astros had the lead when he was pulled in the seventh inning, but Michael Feliz immediately gave up a game-tying RBI double to Corey Dickerson. Fiers walked one and struck out five in the no-decision. He’ll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a start against the Athletics next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Smyly goes six innings in no-decision
    Drew Smyly yielded three runs (two earned) over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

    Advice: Smyly gave up a two-spot in the first inning before Jake Marisnick took him deep in the second inning. He fanned eight and walked a pair in the no-decision and has now gone at least six innings in seven consecutive starts. The southpaw has posted a disappointing 4.80 ERA this season, but he has been pretty solid during the second half. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Phelps struggles Friday against Padres
    David Phelps was chased after giving up four runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: After turning in four straight promising starts since his return to the rotation, Phelps delivered a dud on Friday. He actually held the Padres hitless (with two walks) over the first three innings before things fell apart for him in a 24-pitch fourth inning. It was a disappointing performance for the 29-year-old considering the promising matchup, but he has the Mets and Phillies coming up next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Adam Jones leaves game with hamstring strain
    Adam Jones was forced to leave Friday's game against the Yankees due to a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: O's skipper Buck Showalter indicated afterwards that Jones is in roughly the same spot that he was in yesterday. It's a day-to-day situation and won't require a trip to the disabled list, though don't be surprised if he sits out Saturday's contest as a precautionary measure. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 pm
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    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • Sanchez homers again, knocks in four vs. O's
    Gary Sanchez continued to tear the cover off the ball in Friday’s 14-4 win over the Orioles, going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored.

    Advice: At this point, it would be more weird if he didn’t homer. Sanchez doubled in a pair of runs in the second inning before slugging a two-run homer in the fifth. He now has 10 homers and 20 RBI in 19 games since his call-up earlier this month. He’s just the third player in MLB history to reach 10 homers through his first 22 career games. It’s unfair to expect this sort of production to continue at this ridiculous pace, but fantasy owners are enjoying the ride. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Adam Jones leaves with potential re-injury
    Adam Jones was pulled from Friday's game against the Yankees after appearing to re-injure his hamstring.

    Advice: Jones left Thursday's game with cramping in his hamstring, but tested it out pregame and was deemed good to go on Friday. He appeared to re-injure it though while running to first base on in his first at-bat. Expect the O's to provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:44 pm
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    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • Devon Travis (finger) expected back Sat.
    Devon Travis (finger) is expected to be back in the Blue Jays' lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Travis said he could've played Friday, but he only just resumed swinging a bat after being given a cortisone shot to help with an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney is at second base Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
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  • Adam Jones (hamstring) back in O's lineup
    Adam Jones (hamstring) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Jones exited Thursday's game with hamstring cramps, but he's fine. He's in center field and batting leadoff. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:10 pm
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    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • Adam Jones leaves with hamstring cramps
    Adam Jones left Thursday's game against the Nationals due to hamstring cramps.

    Advice: Pedro Alvarez pinch-hit for him in the ninth inning. He went 1-for-3 with a double before exiting. Jones said that he feels fine and expects to play Friday against the Yankees. Nolan Reimold would likely start in his place if he has to sit out the series opener. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:03 pm
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    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: Travis hasn't played since Sunday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney will start at second base and bat ninth Thursday versus Anaheim right-hander Jered Weaver. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:48 pm
    W, 8-7 vs Min
     
  • Turner goes 4-for-5 on Wednesday
    Trea Turner sprayed four singles in five at-bats in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner doesn't have a ton of over-the-fence power but he hits the ball hard and runs extremely well. He has 14 triples combined between the majors and minors this year compared to 10 home runs. He is batting .320/.346/.536 with four homers and 14 steals in 36 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:49 pm
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  • Gary Sanchez sizzles with yet another homer
    Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Sanchez continues to simply destroy things, this time cracking a solo home run off Hisashi Iwakuma in the first inning. In just 72 at-bats, he has already launched nine long-balls. The 23-year-old backstop is slashing a stupendous .389/.450/.847 in that space. He was batting third on Wednesday and even if he cools off -- which will happen eventually, allegedly -- he should remain a fantasy difference-maker down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:02 pm
  • Aoki doubles for lone M's extra-base hit
    Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Aoki's double was the Mariners' only extra-base hit against Masahiro Tanaka and company. The two-bagger was his 17th of the season. He has been on something of a doubles tear of late, swatting five in his last 10 games. The veteran outfielder shouldn't be relied upon for fantasy purposes, but his recent bat-work is nice enough in its own right. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:55 pm
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  • A.J. Cole tentatively scheduled for Saturday
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that A.J. Cole is tentatively scheduled to start against the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Cole was called up for a spot start in place of Stephen Strasburg (elbow) on Monday. The 24-year-old right-hander fanned eight and allowed four runs across seven innings against the Orioles in that one. Baker is not 100 percent set on Cole starting this weekend, though, and Lucas Giolito is an option for Saturday should the Nationals decide to move in a different direction. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:18 pm
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  • Devon Travis (finger) hopeful for Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) said that he hopes to return to the lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Travis is dealing with an injury on the third knuckle of his right hand. He received a cortisone shot on Tuesday. While he remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, the 25-year-old second baseman said that his hand is feeling better. He should be able to get back into the lineup over the next few days barring a setback. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:46 pm
    W, 8-7 vs Min
     
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Wednesday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Travis received a cortisone injection Tuesday for an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. It's not clear when he might return. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday versus Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:42 pm
    W, 8-7 vs Min
     
  • Gerrit Cole surrenders five runs in loss
    Gerrit Cole surrendered five earned runs over over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Another rough start for the Pirates' ace, who has now yielded 18 runs -- 17 earned -- over his last 21 2/3 innings while watching his season ERA jump to 3.55. Cole walked one and gave up seven hits Wednesday, including a two-run homer to Evan Gattis in the top of the second inning. He'll try to get back on track next week in a road start versus the Cubs. Good luck with that. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:39 pm
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    4:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Trea Turner goes 4-for-4 in loss to Orioles
    Trea Turner had three singles and a double in four trips to the plate on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: It's the first four-hit night of the youngster's career. He also had a couple would-be stolen bases overturned by instant replay. Turner has stabilized the center field and leadoff spots for the Nationals, as he now sports a .320/.346/.536 batting line with four homers and 14 steals over 36 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:11 pm
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Doolittle (shoulder) to pitch Thursday at AAA
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will make one more rehab appearance Thursday with Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Doolittle worked a scoreless inning on just 10 pitches Tuesday versus the Triple-A affiliate of the Royals and now has a 2.25 ERA through four rehab appearances. The left-hander should be activated over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:24 pm
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    4:15 pm @StL
     
  • Devon Travis out Tuesday with knuckle issue
    Devon Travis is out Tuesday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand.

    Advice: Travis received an injection and the Blue Jays are hoping he can return Wednesday. It doesn't sound like anything major. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Angels. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:21 pm
    W, 8-7 vs Min
     
  • Gary Sanchez homers twice against Seattle
    Gary Sanchez launched his seventh and eighth homers Monday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Sanchez also singled. It wasn't clear just how much he'd play when the Yankees gave him the call on August 3, but he's a fixture now and that might not change for several years to come. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Dylan Bundy holds Nationals in check Monday
    Dylan Bundy held the Nationals to two runs over six innings of work in Monday's 4-3 win.

    Advice: Bundy was a little wild, issuing a career-high four walks. He also served up a solo home run. However, the young right-hander surrendered just three hits on the night, throwing a career-high 94 pitches along the way. Bundy hasn't gotten many strikeouts of late but now boasts a 3.56 ERA since moving into the Orioles' rotation. He'll take on the Yankees in the Bronx this weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:27 pm
    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • A.J. Cole solid against Orioles on Monday
    A.J. Cole held his own against the Orioles on Monday, striking out eight while yielding four runs over seven innings.

    Advice: The Orioles got to Cole in the third and fourth innings with a couple homers and four runs, but overall it was a nice effort from the young right-hander. He threw 108 pitches while navigating through his seven frames and likely earned another start as Stephen Strasburg's fill-in. It will come at home against the Rockies this weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:18 pm
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Nationals recall A.J. Cole for Monday start
    Nationals recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Cole will make a spot start on Monday night against the Orioles, filling in for the injured Stephen Strasburg. Cole, 24, has allowed 11 runs -- six earned -- over 9 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. He's not a good streaming option in Baltimore. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:34 am
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Smyly picks up win despite allowing four runs
    Drew Smyly improved to 6-11 in Sunday's win over the Rangers, surrendering four runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Smyly was victimized by a pair of home runs in this one, with Delino DeShields notching a two-run shot in the first inning and Drew Stubbs smacking a solo shot in the fifth. The 27-year-old southpaw finished the afternoon with seven strikeouts against one walk. Sunday's outing wasn't a disaster by any means and Smyly has pitched well of late, entering his showdown with the Rangers holding a 2.25 WHIP and 0.94 WHIP over his last five starts. A road date with the Astros shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:39 pm
  • Stroman strikes out nine in no-decision
    Marcus Stroman had the strikeout working in earning a no-decision against the Indians in Sunday's 3-2 loss, fanning nine and allowing one run over 7 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Stroman scattered seven hits into the eighth inning before he walked off the mound with a 2-1 lead. The Jays bullpen would surrender two runs in the frame to deny him what would have been a well-earned victory. The 25-year-old right-hander has notched 30 strikeouts over his last 18 2/3 innings. He will look to add to that recent tally in a home start against the Twins next time he takes to the mound. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:13 pm
  • Sean Doolittle (shoulder) not ready to return
    Sean Doolittle's (shoulder) rehab assignment will be extended for at least one more appearance.

    Advice: Doolittle hasn't had a setback, but he's not liking the way the ball is coming out of his hand. He'll make another appearance in a day or two and hopefully be activated later this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:44 am
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  • Sanchez drills solo home run on Saturday
    Gary Sanchez continued his assault on major league pitching, drilling a solo home run versus the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: The rookie now has 6 home runs in 58 at-bats since being called up three weeks ago. He is batting an eye-popping .379/.419/.776 in 15 games. He is bound to cool off sometime soon but has a legitimate shot at being one of the better fantasy catchers for the next few years. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:44 pm
  • Bryant keeps raking with homer, four RBI
    Kris Bryant continued his assault on National League pitching Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies.

    Advice: This time, Bryant picked on Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman, who was making his major league debut. Bryant took the rookie deep for a three-run shot in the fifth inning, Bryant's 31st homer of the year. That's best in the league, and the 24-year-old is now hitting .300/.393/.568 with 83 RBI, 98 runs scored and eight steals. A year removed from winning National League Rookie of the Year, Bryant appears to have his sights set higher in 2016. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Finnegan carries no-no into seventh, Reds win
    Brandon Finnegan took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and settled for throwing seven shutout innings of work in an 11-1 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: Finnegan walked two and struck out eight, with Adrian Gonzalez' leadoff single in the seventh inning scuttling any chances of seeing history. Still, it was a dominant performance from a pitcher who has shown at points that he can be dominant as a major league starter. The win improved Finnegan to 8-9 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 25 starts. The southpaw will look for an encore performance Friday against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Travis leads Jays with three hits, two RBI
    Devon Travis went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Blue Jays edged the Indians 6-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Travis knocked a two-run single in the second inning to get the Jays on the board, raising his RBI total to 37 in 68 games. The month of August has been good to the 25-year-old, who is now hitting .333 with three homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs this month. Travis has settled in atop the Jays lineup, hitting .298/.331/.473 overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:58 pm
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  • Fiers yields one run in seven frames in win
    Mike Fiers held the Orioles to one run in seven innings while striking out seven as the Astros won 12-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: The only run Fiers surrendered came on a Chris Davis solo blast in the fourth inning. He yielded just five hits and issued one free pass in the ballgame. He needed a good outing like this one after getting knocked around in his last two starts. Fiers' record improves to 9-6 with a 4.48 ERA. He has 103 strikeouts and 31 walks in 132 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Phelps fans nine Bucs over six scoreless
    David Phelps struck out nine over six scoreless innings in a 3-1 Marlins victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Phelps yielded just two hits while walking two in the contest, leaving the Pirates offense without an answer for most of the evening. The right-hander has now allowed just three runs in four starts since moving to the rotation in the beginning of August, lowering his season ERA to 2.28. Phelps has always been a slightly intriguing pitcher for his strikeout ability, and he can't be overlooked in deeper mixed leagues given recent results. Phelps will next take on the Padres on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Nationals option A.J. Cole back to Triple-A
    Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Cole was with the club for just a couple of days as an extra bullpen arm. The 24-year-old hurler will surely return to the big league club once rosters expand in September. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:22 pm
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Trea Turner logs three hits in win on Friday
    Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Nationals topped the Braves 7-6 on Friday evening in Atlanta.

    Advice: The impressive rookie infielder continues to be a spark plug atop the Nationals lineup, slashing .328/.348/.550 with three homers, 17 RBI and 11 stolen bases in only 143 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:39 pm
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Cole gives up three runs in no-decision
    Gerrit Cole yielded three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Cole gave up 12 hits for the second straight start. He allowed two homers on the night, the second of which was a go-ahead blast by Christian Yelich in the seventh, though he was quickly taken off the hook for the loss. While he at least worked into the seventh inning in this one, Cole simply hasn’t looked like himself of late, allowing 12 runs on 27 hits and eight walks over his last three starts. He’ll try to get back on track against the Astros next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:25 pm
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    4:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Bryant goes 5-for-5, homers twice in win
    Kris Bryant went 5-for-5 with two homers, a double and five RBI to lead the Cubs past the Brewers 9-6 on Thursday.

    Advice: Have yourself a day, Kris. The two homers put him at an even 30 for the season, and his OPS jumped to .956, which is nearly a match for Anthony Rizzo's .961. Those two are in the running for NL MVP honors, assuming that voters don't dismiss both because the Cubs could have won the NL Central without either. Bryant has the WAR edge, by virtue of his fine defense at tougher positions than first base. Rizzo has the RBI edge, largely because he hits behind Bryant. Daniel Murphy has the "I'm clearly the best player on my team, which isn't the Cubs" edge. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:01 pm
  • Nationals recall A.J. Cole from Syracuse
    Nationals recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Cole will give the Nats a fresh bullpen arm. He probably won't be up for long. The 24-year-old has registered a 4.26 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 109/35 K/BB ratio in 124 2/3 innings (22 starts) this season at Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:24 pm
    L, 9-4 vs Col
     
  • Dylan Bundy tagged for five runs
    The Red Sox got to Dylan Bundy for five runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bundy had allowed a total of three runs and eight hits in his previous three starts this month, but he Red Sox lineup was a different sort of challenge for him, one he wasn't expected to have to face (he was moved up in the rotation when Chris Tillman was pushed back). He'll get the Nationals next time out and should fare better. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    L, 13-5 @NYY
     
  • Aoki collects three hits in loss to Angels
    Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Aoki has now picked up a pair of three-hit efforts over his last three games. His double on Tuesday was No. 13 for the season. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .259/.328/.334 with 14 RBI, 44 runs scored and six steals over 320 at-bats. There is no fantasy intrigue here. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
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