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100 Game AL Season (ID# 5607)
  • Angels use eight pitchers in shutout of OAK
    Cory Rasmus struck out six batters over three scoreless innings Saturday in a spot start against the A's.

    Advice: And the Angels went on to win 2-0, with eight different pitchers combining on the shutout. Rasmus gave up only one hit and did not issue a walk over the first three frames, and the A's managed just two hits against the Anaheim bullpen. The Angels are now four games up on Oakland in the American League West standings.
    Today, 9:00 pm
    W, 2-0 vs ^ Oak
  • Samardzija goes eight strong but A's lose
    Jeff Samardzija allowed just two runs -- one earned -- over eight innings but the A's lost to the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Samardzija was great, yielding only four hits (and zero walks) over his eight frames while striking out nine Anaheim hitters. But the struggling Oakland offense failed to manage a single run. The A's are now four games back of the Angels in the AL West standings.
    Today, 8:56 pm
  • Tillman pitches well in Orioles defeat of MIN
    Chris Tillman limited the Twins to one run in five innings Saturday in the Orioles' 3-2 victory.

    Advice: Tillman gave up six hits and walked three, and had to be lifted at 100 pitches before the top of the sixth inning. He did not factor into the decision because the O's didn't take the lead for good until the bottom of the seventh. Tillman will carry a 3.36 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into his next scheduled start at home versus the Reds.
    Today, 7:28 pm
  • Feldman tosses shutout against the Rangers
    Scott Feldman tossed his first shutout of the season Saturday as the Astros beat the Rangers 2-0.

    Advice: Feldman carved his way easily through the Texas lineup, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out five. He's been a disappointment for the most part in his first year of a three-year, $30 million contract, but this outing was truly dominant. Feldman will carry an 8-10 record, 4.09 ERA, and 1.41 WHIP into his next start on the road against the A's.
    Today, 6:45 pm
  • O's acquire OF Alejandro De Aza from CHW
    Orioles acquired OF Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox for RHPs Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar.

    Advice: De Aza has good speed and can play all three outfield positions, making him a nice addition to the Baltimore bench for the stretch run. The 30-year-old was batting .243/.309/.354 with 15 stolen bases in 122 games this season for the White Sox. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the third and final time this winter. Chalas and Blackmar are non-prospects.
    Today, 6:16 pm
  • Max Scherzer whfiffs 11 in loss to White Sox
    Max Scherzer struggled in Saturday's loss to the White Sox, surrendering six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Scherzer did manage to save some fantasy value from his outing with 11 strikeouts, and didn't walk a batter on the afternoon. Most of the damage came in a four-run uprising in the third inning, capped off on a two-run blast from Adam Dunn. Scherzer will carry a 3.26 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 220/50 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Indians in Cleveland.
    Today, 1:24 pm
    L, 6-3 ^ @CWS; W, 8-4 @CWS
  • Derek Holland back on Rangers' active roster
    Rangers activated LHP Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Holland is scheduled to return to the Rangers' starting rotation on Tuesday against the Royals after missing the first five months of the 2014 season due to knee surgery. He wasn't too sharp on his rehab assignment and probably shouldn't be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right out of the gate.
    Today, 1:18 pm
  • Rangers designate Mike Carp for assignment
    Rangers designated 1B/OF Mike Carp for assignment.

    Advice: Carp lasted less than a month with Texas, batting .125 with zero extra-base hits in 46 plate appearances. He had a really good 2013 season but has struggled mightily this year between the Rangers and Red Sox.
    Today, 1:11 pm
    Not Active
    L, 2-0 x @Hou
  • Royals option Christian Colon to Triple-A
    Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

    Advice: Colon was sent back out to make room on the active roster for Jayson Nix who was claimed off waivers from the Pirates. He's expected to rejoin the Royals at some point in early September.
    Today, 9:42 am
    Not Active
    L, 3-2 vs x Cle
  • Soria will throw off flat ground on Saturday
    Joakim Soria (oblique) is scheduled to throw off flat ground once again on Saturday.

    Advice: Soria has begun to progress in his recovery from a strained oblique, but still isn't close to returning to the Tigers bullpen. His chances of usurping the closer's role from Joe Nathan are dwindling with each passing day.
    Today, 8:33 am
    Disabled List
    L, 6-3 @CWS; W, 8-4 @CWS
  • Jacoby Ellsbury not in lineup on Saturday
    Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Ellsbury was still hobbling around the clubhouse on Saturday after injuring his left ankle while sliding into home plate in the ninth inning on Friday. With an off day scheduled on Monday, the team may just opt to play things cautiously and rest him on Sunday as well to avoid further aggravation.
    Today, 7:59 am
  • Tigers designate Justin Miller for assignment
    Tigers designated RHP Justin Miller for assignment.

    Advice: The move was done to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Kyle Ryan who will start the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox. Miller, provided he passes through waivers unclaimed, will continue to serve as additional bullpen depth in the minor leagues.
    Today, 7:29 am
    Not Active
    L, 6-3 @CWS; W, 8-4 @CWS
  • Ellsbury (ankle) hopeful of playing Saturday
    Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) remains hopeful that he'll be able to play on Saturday.

    Advice: Ellsbury injured his left ankle while sliding into home plate during the ninth inning of Friday's victory over the Blue Jays. He'll test it to see how it feels on Saturday, but expect the speedy outfielder to suit up and give it a go for the Yankees.
    Today, 7:01 am
  • Colby Rasmus reaches three times in return
    Colby Rasmus returned to the Blue Jays lineup with a bang on Friday, reaching base three times in a losing effort against the Yankees.

    Advice: Rasmus, who missed the past couple of games due to illness, went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. He also drew a walk in the contest. Even with the terrific night though, he's still slashing a meager .227/.290/.442 with 16 homers and 37 RBI in his 94 contests.
    Today, 2:18 am
    W, 2-0 vs x NYY
  • Escobar has four hits in loss to Indians
    Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 and drove in the Royals' only run of the night in Friday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: All four hits were singles. Escobar had just four hits in 26 at-bats over the past week coming into Friday's action. Fantasy owners will have to hope that this will get him going again.
    Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Oberholtzer knocked around in loss to Texas
    Brett Oberholtzer was tagged for a career-high seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: It was his shortest outing since April 24. Oberholtzer gave up nine hits, including a three-run homer to Michael Choice in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old southpaw dropped to 4-10 with the loss and holds a 4.39 ERA and 81/24 K/BB ratio in 121 innings over 20 starts. He'll try to bounce back next week against the A's in Oakland.
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Ellsbury homers again; suffers ankle injury
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a triple and a two-run homer in Friday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The red-hot Ellsbury now has four homers and nine RBI over his last five games. Unfortunately, he hurt his left ankle on a slide into home plate in the ninth inning. Tests came back negative, but he was limping after the game and might not be able to play Saturday.
    Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Soria (oblique) ready to stretch out throwing
    Joakim Soria (oblique) will stretch out his flat-ground throwing program on Friday.

    Advice: And if that goes well, he should soon be cleared for mound work. Soria had been aiming to return from the 15-day disabled list when first eligible on August 25, but it's going to be more like early-to-mid September.
    Thursday, 12:19 pm
    Disabled List
    L, 6-3 @CWS; W, 8-4 @CWS
  • Ellsbury adds two more hits, two more steals
    Jacoby Ellsbury had another multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in Wednesday's win against the Tigers.

    Advice: Ellsbury was coming off of a two-homer night against the Tigers on Tuesday and has now notched back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games. Ellsbury has 37 steals in 42 attempts with 13 home runs, 61 RBI, and a .285/.347/.423 triple slash line.
    Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Scioscia: Rasmus an option to start Saturday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Cory Rasmus is an option to start on Saturday.

    Advice: Rasmus has a 2.68 ERA as the Angels' long reliever, but Rasmus hasn't started a game, majors or minors, since 2011. An outside acquisition is also an option to fill the rotation spot vacated by Garrett Richards.
    Wednesday, 3:52 pm
    W, 2-0 vs ^ Oak
  • 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.
    Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Colby Rasmus scratched due to illness
    Colby Rasmus was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Kevin Pillar is taking his spot in center field. Rasmus should be fine in a day or two.
    Tuesday, 3:23 pm
    W, 2-0 vs x NYY
  • Jeff Samardzika strikes out 10 in victory
    Jeff Samardzija yielded two runs over eight innings and struck out 10 in defeating the Astros on Monday.

    Advice: A two-run homer by Chris Carter in the bottom of the eighth concluded Samardzija's evening on a sour note, but it was still a nice bounce-back effort from him after he gave up seven runs to the Mets last time out. The 10 strikeouts matched his season high, which was established against the Giants on May 26.
    Monday, 8:43 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.
    Monday, 7:47 pm
  • Alcides Escobar goes hitless in loss
    Alcides Escobar went hitless in a third straight game Monday, dropping his average to .274.

    Advice: Escobar's slide in the second half isn't particularly surprising, but what is disappointing is that he has just two steals in 36 games since the All-Star break. During the first half, he had 22. Without the steals, he's pretty much worthless in fantasy leagues these days.
    Monday, 7:41 pm
  • Chris Tillman notches easy win against Rays
    Chris Tillman allowed just an unearned run over seven innings to cruise to a win over the Rays on Monday.

    Advice: Tillman was supported with three runs in the third and six in the fifth on his way to his 11th win. He finished the night with just two strikeouts, but he got 12 outs on the ground. He's 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in five starts this month.
    Monday, 7:39 pm
  • Holland (back) to rejoin Rangers next week
    Derek Holland (back) will rejoin the Rangers' rotation next week.

    Advice: Holland will make one final rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday before being activated next week if all goes well. The left-hander has been on the shelf all season following offseason knee surgery and has posted a 4.30 ERA over his first five rehab outings. Fantasy owners should probably see how Holland looks for his first start or two before activating him.
    Monday, 5:07 pm
  • Scott Feldman clears revocable waivers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Scott Feldman has cleared revocable waivers.

    Advice: It's no surprise that he cleared given that he's owed what's left on his $12 million salary for 2014 and is under contract for $18 million more through 2016. However, it's possible Feldman could draw some interest, particularly if the Astros would be willing to pick up a little bit of his deal. The big righty holds a 4.37 ERA on the season but has pitched well in four out of his last five starts.
    Monday, 3:45 pm
  • Scherzer allows three runs to earn 15th win
    Max Scherzer allowed three runs over five innings in a win over the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: Scherzer wasn't at his best, allowing seven hits and a walk, but he didn't need to be to earn his 15th win. It's the fourth straight season Scherzer has won at least 15 games. The right-hander has a 3.13 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 209/50 K/BB ratio over 181 innings this season. Scherzer will take on the White Sox on Saturday.
    Sunday, 4:54 pm
    L, 6-3 ^ @CWS; W, 8-4 @CWS
  • Scott Feldman placed on revocable waivers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Scott Feldman has been placed on revocable waivers.

    Advice: We'll find out on Monday whether he was claimed. It seems unlikely given his $30 million contract and 4.37 ERA this season, but perhaps a team desperate for a starter like the Angels will take a shot. Feldman has pitched well of late other than a clunker in Boston on August 14.
    Sunday, 8:05 am
  • 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.
    Sunday, 7:52 am
  • Derek Holland scratched from rehab start Sun.
    Derek Holland was scratched from a scheduled rehab start on Sunday due to back spasms.

    Advice: Holland has been out all year following offseason knee surgery and shouldn't be expected to debut until probably mid-September. It is unclear when his next rehab start will be. He has struggled so far in the minors.
    Saturday, 1:25 pm
  • Joakim Soria (oblique) nearing return
    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said in an interview on SiriusXM Friday that Joakim Soria (oblique) is "very close" to returning.

    Advice: Soria has apparently made rapid progress in his recovery from a left oblique strain, as it's normally an injury that takes much longer than a minimum stay on the disabled list. "He can be activated on Monday," Dombrowski said. "I'm not sure he'll be activated right then, but he's very close."
    Friday, 12:40 pm
    Disabled List
    L, 6-3 @CWS; W, 8-4 @CWS
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Feldman pitches into the seventh for 7th win
    Scott Feldman earned his seventh win of the season, limiting the Yankees to two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Feldman was excellent, holding the Yankees to only two extra-base hits over the course of the evening. Overall, he surrendered eight hits, walked two, and struck out seven. He was in line for the loss until the Astros' offense put up a four-run seventh inning. The right-hander has a 4.37 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 78/42 K/BB ratio. Feldman will toe the rubber on Monday at home against the Athletics next.
    Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Samardzija knocked around in loss to Mets
    Jeff Samardzija was knocked around for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets.

    Advice: It was his shortest outing since joining the A's. Samardzija just didn't have it, as he gave up seven hits (including two home runs) and two walks while striking out three. He needed 83 pitches just to record 11 outs. The 29-year-old now owns a 3.27 ERA over 26 starts this season and will look to bounce back next week against the Astros on the road.
    Wednesday, 4:16 pm
  • Holland (knee) not expected until September
    Rangers manager Ron Washington doesn't expect Derek Holland (knee) to be activated from the disabled list until September.

    Advice: "To see what he's got," Washington said. "If he keeps progressing, you'll see him." Holland says he's ready to go after throwing 87 pitches in five-plus innings in his latest rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock. However, the club wants him to make one more start in the minors before he rejoins the big league rotation. Holland, of course, is coming back from microfracture knee surgery. "I feel like I'm ready, but that's up to them," Holland said. "I can't decide too much. They have to figure out what the call is. I'm ready. The whole thing down there was just making sure I could finish and go as long as I could. I feel good."
    Wednesday, 12:00 pm
  • Max Scherzer strikes out nine Rays
    Max Scherzer recovered from a three-run first to hold the Rays to four runs in seven innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was briefly five runs, but Vince Belnome's first major league homer was overturned on replay. Scherzer finished the night with nine strikeouts, pushing him over 200 for the third straight year. He's at 205 right now, and he's well on his way to eclipsing last year's total of 240.
    Tuesday, 9:08 pm
    L, 6-3 ^ @CWS; W, 8-4 @CWS
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