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  • Alex Meyer strikes out five against A's
    Alex Meyer allowed two runs in four innings and struck out five Wednesday in his start against the A's.

    Advice: The Twins were going back and forth on Meyer as a starter or a reliever. The Angels tried him in the rotation this month after getting him in the Hector Santiago deal, and he had a 4.57 ERA and a 24/13 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings over five starts. That should be good enough to keep him in the mix for a rotation spot next spring. The Angels aren't going to be able to be too picky. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:31 pm
  • Luis Perdomo gives up five runs in win
    Luis Perdomo surrendered five runs in five innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Perdomo gave up three homers, two of them coming in the first. It brought his total to 23 homers allowed in 146 2/3 innings on the season. Still, he picked up a win, leaving him 9-10 with a 5.71 ERA. He was surprisingly competent, if not exactly effective, after moving into the Padres rotation in mid-June, which qualifies as a success considering that he was a Rule 5 pick who never pitched above A ball prior to this year. He'll open next season back in the minors, probably in Triple-A, but he should again be a factor in the Padres rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Tyler Chatwood goes eight scoreless in win
    Tyler Chatwood allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings and struck out nine Wednesday in beating the Giants.

    Advice: Chatwood's season ends much like it started. The middle wasn't as pleasant, but he showed what he can do while healthy; he allowed one or no runs in 10 of his 27 starts. What he does need to demonstrate is that he can stay healthy; his 27 starts and 158 innings this season were new career highs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Bryan Mitchell blanks Red Sox
    Bryan Mitchell shut out the Red Sox for seven innings Wednesday, allowing just two hits.

    Advice: The Yankees have always been high on Mitchell, but he was essentially a non-factor this year after fracturing a toe in April. Having such a strong outing in his final regular-season start will help with the wishcasting for 2017, though we're still skeptical that he'll last as a starter. He'll likely compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Clay Buchholz holds down Yankees
    Clay Buchholz shut out the Yankees for six innings, allowing just one hit, in his start Wednesday.

    Advice: Buchholz in the rotation and Drew Pomeranz in the pen seems like the right strategy for the Red Sox in the ALDS. Since returning to the rotation on Sept. 6, Buchholz has a 3.14 ERA in five outings, turning in quality starts four times. He'll carry an 8-10 record and a 4.78 ERA with him into the postseason, but he's throwing better than that right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Craig Kimbrel gives up four runs in loss
    Craig Kimbrel walked three and gave up four runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: No matter how many strikeouts he's recorded, Kimbrel hasn't much moved the dial for the Red Sox in the regular season this year, not with his 3.35 ERA and five losses. Still, the postseason was a huge factor in the team's decision to pay such a high price to get him, and there's still time for Kimbrel to prove his value then. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • McAllister tosses two scoreless frames Wed
    Zach McAllister tossed two scoreless innings in a rainy start versus the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out one in the brief outing. The game was interrupted by rain multiple times and ended up being called after five frames. The Indians' starting rotation has been wracked by injuries of late, so McAllister was called upon to fill in a day after the Tribe clinched their division. He has been effective out of the bullpen this year. He has a 3.44 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Lugo yields two runs in 5 1/3 frames in win
    Seth Lugo surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Mets prevailed 5-2 over the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up a two-run jack to Martin Prado in the first inning then hung zeroes until being relieved in the sixth inning. He allowed five hits and issued three free passes while striking out just two in the ballgame. His 6.33 strikeouts per nine innings leaves something to be desired but you can't argue with a 2.67 ERA and 5-2 record in 64 innings. Don't expect it to last -- he had a 6.50 ERA in 73 1/3 minor league innings this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Urena yields five runs in five frames in loss
    Jose Urena was touched up for five runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He struck out two, walked two and allowed eight hits -- including a pair of two-run homers. James Loney took him deep in the second inning. The ice-cold Jay Bruce went yard in the fifth. Urena split time this season between the bullpen and the rotation, ending up with a miserable 6.13 ERA and a 4-9 record. He fanned only 58 batters in 83 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Familia reaches 50 saves on Wednesday
    Jeurys Familia struck out two in a perfect ninth inning versus the Marlins on Wednesday to notch his 50th save of the season.

    Advice: He is the first pitcher to hit the 50 save mark this season. It is highly doubtful anyone else will get there. He saved 43 games last year. Familia is rocking a cool 2.62 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Seung Hwan Oh has renewed groin discomfort
    Seung Hwan Oh said he felt renewed discomfort in his groin in the ninth inning Wednesday.

    Advice: Oh was pulled after trying to field a comebacker off the bat of Jose Peraza in the top of the ninth inning. He spun quickly to throw to first base after picking up the ball and did not look comfortable in that process. This could be the end of the road for the impressive South Korean rookie, assuming the Cardinals can't climb into a National League Wild Card spot and advance to the NLDS. They fell 2-1 to the lowly Reds on Wednesday night in St. Louis. Kevin Siegrist may be called on for save chances over these final four regular-season tilts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
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  • Iglesias earns save as Reds top Cardinals
    Raisel Iglesias picked up his fifth save of the season Wednesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Iglesias worked two scoreless innings to close out the 2-1 victory at Busch Stadium. He surrendered a leadoff triple to Kolten Wong in the bottom of the ninth but induced two groundouts and a shallow pop-up to stymie that threat. Iglesias has taken over at closer for the Reds with Tony Cingrani hitting some late-season speed bumps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz (forearm) to throw pen Thursday
    Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: Pomeranz has already been scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Yankees due to left forearm soreness and concerns about his overall workload. He has thrown a career-high 169 1/3 innings this season. "We talked about maybe trying to get ready for a spot in the bullpen [for the postseason]," Pomeranz said Wednesday. "I don't know how everything was playing out, but that's what we decided on." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:42 pm
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  • Neftali Feliz (arm) won't pitch again in 2016
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Neftali Feliz (arm) is almost certainly done for the 2016 season.

    Advice: No surprise here. Feliz was just recently cleared to throw off of flat ground as he continues to rehab from a bout of right arm discomfort. With mere days remaining in the regular season, a return to the major league mound would have been miraculous. The 28-year-old right-hander finishes out the 2016 season holding a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 61/21 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 frames. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
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  • Dodgers release right-hander Bud Norris
    Dodgers released RHP Bud Norris.

    Advice: Norris was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old right-hander pitched to a rough 5.10 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 102/49 K/BB ratio across 113 innings between the Braves and Dodgers this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:56 pm
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  • Doug Fister blasted in Astros' loss to M's
    Doug Fister was torched for five earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Fister walked one and gave up five hits, including a three-run homer to Robinson Cano in the top of the first inning. The impending free agent right-hander posted an 11.79 ERA across six ugly starts in September and finishes the 2016 season with a record of 12-13. Fister may have to settle for a get-right one-year deal on the open market, though the lack of quality starting pitching options will probably help his case. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:44 pm
  • Roberto Osuna will be available Wednesday
    Roberto Osuna will be available out of the bullpen in Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: Osuna was given a day off on Monday, as he had thrown 38 pitches over the weekend. He returned to action against the O's on Tuesday and allowed two hits in a scoreless inning of work. For the season, he has pitched to a 2.57 ERA with an 81/13 K/BB ratio across 70 innings. Osuna is 35-of-39 in save chances this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:23 pm
  • Barnette (oblique) picks up win vs. Brewers
    Tony Barnette (oblique) worked a scoreless sixth inning, earning a win, on Tuesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Barnette gave up two singles but also struck out two batters in a clean sixth frame with the Rangers trailing 4-3. They would take the lead about 15 minutes later on a two-run double by Jonathan Lucroy. Barnette has been a terrific offseason find for Texas, boasting a 2.11 ERA in 59 2/3 innings of relief. He spent six years in Japan (2010-2015) reinventing himself after flaming out as a starter in the Diamondbacks' minor league system. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 am
  • Paul Clemens handcuffs Dodgers over 5 IP
    Paul Clemens pitched well in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers, surrendering one run on three hits over five innings.

    Advice: Chase Utley burned Clemens for a solo home run in the third inning, but he kept the scoreboard clean otherwise. This was the 28-year-old right-hander's final start of the 2016 season. He finishes out holding a 4.27 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 46/29 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings (16 appearances, 12 starts). Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:46 pm
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  • German Marquez schooled for six runs in loss
    German Marquez was hit hard in Tuesday's loss to the Giants, surrendering six runs on 12 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Oh dear. The Giants scored solitary runs off Marquez in the first and third innings before finally busting through for a big frame in the fifth. Among the damage in the frame, back-to-back solo home runs by Buster Posey and Hunter Pence. Prior to Tuesday's meltdown, the 21-year-old right-hander had pitched well enough in his first taste of major league ball, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 10 1/3 innings. He remains a work-in-progress. As currently scheduled, Marquez will have one little sip of October air when he starts against the Brewers in Sunday's regular-season finale. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Jim Johnson nails down 18th save Tuesday
    Jim Johnson had a 1-2-3 inning to record his 18th save of the season Tuesday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: The Braves erased a 6-0 deficit in this one, completing the comeback following a rain delay with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. Johnson then closed things out with ease. The veteran reliever could be helping out a contender right now, but at least he gets to improve his resume as he enters free agency. Johnson boasts a 2.92 ERA and is striking out over a batter per inning for the first time in his career. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Dyson walks two but escapes for 37th save
    Sam Dyson walked two batters to bring the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning Tuesday, but he escaped to preserve a win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Dyson issued two-out walks to Scooter Gennett and Chris Carter to give Domingo Santana a chance to ruin the fun, but Dyson struck out Santana to end the threat. The save was his 37th of the season. Through 72 games, the 28-year-old has a 2.47 ERA and 1.24 WHIP at the back end of the Rangers' bullpen. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 pm
  • Mike Clevinger roughed up by Tigers
    Mike Clevinger coughed up five runs over just two innings of work in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Detroit didn't have any trouble squaring up Clevinger in this one, knocking him out with seven hits -- including a home run -- and a couple walks to go along with five runs. The rookie had been pitching well of late and still has a shot to make a start for the Tribe in the ALDS. He'll have a final tune-up Sunday in Kansas City. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:43 pm
  • Kevin Gausman struggles against Blue Jays
    Kevin Gausman allowed five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The good news is Gausman didn't appear to be affected at all by the minor intercostal strain he dealt with in his last start. However, he wasn't terribly sharp in this one, yielding seven hits -- including a homer homers -- and two walks. Gausman has been the Orioles' best starter for the last month but has struggled his last two times out. He'll conclude his regular season Sunday in the Bronx. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Pomeranz (arm) won't start Thursday at NYY
    Drew Pomeranz has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Yankees due to soreness in his left forearm and concerns about his overall workload.

    Advice: Henry Owens will take the mound instead at Yankee Stadium. According to the Red Sox, if Pomeranz pitches again this season it will be out of the bullpen. The southpaw holds a 3.35 ERA in a career-high 169 1/3 frames this year. He is eligible for salary arbitration this winter after earning $1.35 million in 2016. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:01 pm
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  • Edwin Diaz takes third blown save
    Edwin Diaz blew his second save in a week Monday after giving up two runs in the ninth against the Astros.

    Advice: On the plus side, the Mariners went on to win both of those blown saves. Those are also the only two times in ten appearances this month that he's been scored upon. Overall, Diaz is 17-for-20 saving games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:31 pm
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  • Barnette (oblique) not available Monday
    Tony Barnette (oblique) is not available for Monday's game.

    Advice: Barnette hasn't appeared in a game since September 4 due to an oblique strain, but he made it through a live batting practice session on Saturday with no issues. The Rangers will give him an extra day of rest before potentially using him in Tuesday's game. Barnette owns a 2.15 ERA and 47/15 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Osuna, Benoit expected to get night off Mon.
    Roberto Osuna and Joaquin Benoit are expected to get the day off Monday.

    Advice: Osuna has thrown 38 pitches over the past two days (including his blown save on Sunday) while Benoit threw 24 pitches on Sunday. Jason Grilli would likely get a save chance if needed Monday versus the Yankees. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:44 pm
  • Iglesias earns save as Reds top Brewers
    Raisel Iglesias struck out all three batters he faced Sunday to earn his fourth save.

    Advice: Iglesias needed just 15 total pitches to carve up Chris Carter, Hernan Perez, and Orlando Arcia. The right-hander has now earned the Reds' last two saves with Tony Cingrani hitting a rough patch. Iglesias carries sneaky fantasy value into the final week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • Edwin Diaz earns 17th save, M's defeat Twins
    Edwin Diaz tallied his 17th save Sunday in the Mariners' defeat of the Twins.

    Advice: Diaz struck out one in a scoreless 1-2-3 ninth to preserve the Mariners' one-run lead. It was a reassuring outing from the hard-throwing 22-year-old right-hander, who blew a save Wednesday when he surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Jose Bautista. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:20 pm
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  • Roberto Osuna blows save, gets win
    Roberto Osuna blew a save but picked up a win Sunday, allowing two runs in his inning of work against the Yankees.

    Advice: Osuna was tasked with protecting a one-run lead in the top of the ninth but coughed it up on a one-out RBI single from Mason Williams and a sac fly from Ronald Torreyes. However, the Blue Jays then rallied with two runs over their own in the bottom of the frame to make Osuna a winner. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:45 pm
  • Kevin Gausman (intercostal) to start Tuesday
    Kevin Gausman (intercostal) felt good during Saturday's bullpen session and will start Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Gausman felt some oblique soreness after his last start but said it was just a cramp. He had been scheduled to start Sunday against the Diamondbacks but Dylan Bundy will get the nod instead with Gausman slotting in after the team's off day on Monday. Despite an 8-11 record, Gausman leads the Orioles in ERA (3.57) and strikeouts (166) this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:42 pm
  • Meyer gives up four runs in no-decision
    Alex Meyer yielded four runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

    Advice: Meyer gave up just one run over his first five innings of work, but things fell apart for him in the sixth inning. He gave up an infield single and a pair of walks to load the bases before being pulled. All three baserunners eventually came around to score. The tall right-hander has shown some flashes, but he can’t be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right now. He’ll finish his season with a start against the Athletics next time out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:07 pm
  • Fister goes five innings in no-decision
    Doug Fister gave up two runs over five innings a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Both runs scored in the second inning. Fister managed to finish five innings for just the third time in his last eight starts. The control has gotten worse and he has an ugly 7.36 ERA over his last nine starts, so there’s little fantasy appeal here. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:07 pm
  • Mitchell goes six innings in loss to Jays
    Bryan Mitchell gave up three runs (one earned) over six innings Friday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Mitchell ran into all sorts of trouble early on in this one, so it’s impressive that he managed to make it through six innings. All told, he gave up six hits and four walks while striking out two batters. Mitchell has posted a 4.50 ERA and 9/7 K/BB ratio in 18 innings through four starts since being recalled by the Yankees. He’s not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:39 pm
  • Pomeranz gives up one run in win over Rays
    Drew Pomeranz limited the Rays to one run over five innings in a 2-1 victory on Friday.

    Advice: The only run scored on a Mikie Mahtook homer in the second inning. Pomeranz has now allowed 14 homers in just 67 1/3 innings with the Red Sox. Still, Friday was a step forward for him. He gave up four hits without walking a batter and struck out four. There’s some concern over his career-high workload this season, so it’s unclear when he’ll start next. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:13 pm
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  • Gausman (intercostal) expected Tues. or Wed.
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Kevin Gausman (intercostal) is feeling better and is expected to be ready to start Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Advice: Gausman had to be pushed back from Sunday with a minor intercostal issue, but the O's expect him to be fine. If the right-hander is ready to take the ball on Tuesday, he would have time to get in two starts before the end of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
  • Chatwood holds Dodgers to two runs in six IP
    Tyler Chatwood kept the Dodgers in check in Thursday's no-decision, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings.

    Advice: Chatwood had some issues with his control in this one, as he walked four and threw just 57 of his 102 pitches for strikes. He pitched well enough for the win and exited with a 4-2 lead, but the Rockies bullpen imploded like an imperfectly made submarine after he left the game, surrendering five runs in the seventh inning and ultimately falling by a final score of 7-4. The 26-year-old right-hander will bring a 4.08 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into a road showdown with the Giants in his final start of the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:09 pm
  • Lugo yields three runs over five versus Phils
    Seth Lugo allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Lugo was cruising along until Ryan Howard and Cameron Rupp hit back-to-back solo homers in the fifth inning to complicate his night. He gave up four hits and walked two in all, striking out four before exiting. Even with the relatively pedestrian performance, Lugo holds a 2.61 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through Thursday's start. The 26-year-old will square off with the Marlins next on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:41 pm
  • Kimbrel punches out two in earning 29th save
    Craig Kimbrel struck out two Orioles in a perfect ninth inning Thursday, earning his 29th save of the year.

    Advice: Kimbrel drew the bottom third of the Orioles order and made quick work of it, fanning J.J. Hardy and pinch-hitter Hyun Soo Kim before getting Matt Wieters to fly out to end it. Kimbrel has now rattled off seven scoreless outings and hasn't allowed an earned run since August 9. The 28-year-old has a 2.52 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 80/24 K/BB ratio over 50 innings to go along with those 29 saves. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Clevinger allows two runs over five versus KC
    Mike Clevinger allowed two runs over five innings against the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: A two-run home run by Alcides Escobar was the only damage against Clevinger on the evening. He was otherwise solid, allowing just four hits and two walks in all. The 25-year-old will carry a 4.65 ERA into Tuesday's start against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 pm
  • Urena yanked after three innings vs. Braves
    Jose Urena lasted just three innings Thursday, allowing five runs in a loss to the Braves.

    Advice: A Matt Kemp two-run homer was among the bigger blows, but Urena gave up just four hits and a walk in total. It was the second straight start in which he's exited before seeing the fourth inning, and Urena now owns a 5.95 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 78 2/3 innings of work. The Mets will get their shot at Urena when the two clubs meet early next week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • Gausman pushed back with intercostal strain
    Kevin Gausman will not start on Sunday against the Diamondbacks due to soreness in his intercostal area.

    Advice: Orioles manager Buck Showalter thinks the ailment could have been caused by Gausman being a bit dehydrated. He's hopeful that the injury is minor and that the right-hander will be ready to pitch on Tuesday or Wednesday in Toronto. "He’s got a little something bothering him that we think should manage hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday," Showalter said. "We hope he’s our starting pitcher Tuesday or Wednesday, that’s what we’re hoping for. It won’t be Sunday. We have an off-day there to play with, see how things manage the next few days." Dylan Bundy will be moved up to start Sunday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:05 pm
  • Luis Perdomo allows three runs in loss
    Luis Perdomo yielded three runs in seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Perdomo remains awfully raw, but it's impressive that he's managing to hold his own for the most part. Since mid-June, he has a 4.26 ERA and a 72/26 K/BB ratio over 105 2/3 innings in 17 starts. That's a massive improvement on the 9.50 ERA he had previously. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:47 pm
  • Clay Buchholz pitches Red Sox past Orioles
    Clay Buchholz limited the Orioles to one run and three hits over seven innings Wednesday in Boston's 5-1 victory.

    Advice: The teams face off once more Thursday, but the Red Sox have pretty much wrapped up the AL East by taking the first three games of the series, leaving the Orioles fighting for the wild card. Buchholz's big outing should have the Red Sox weighing putting Drew Pomeranz in the pen for the postseason. It's not necessarily that Buchholz is the better bet starting games in October, but Pomeranz has the potential to be a real difference-maker working in relief. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Johnson earns shaky save vs Mets on Wed.
    Jim Johnson earned the save in a 4-3 victory over the Mets on Wednesday but needed an outfielder to leap over the wall and pull back a home run to avoid a loss.

    Advice: Johnson allowed a leadoff single to Brandon Nimmo before striking out Jay Bruce. He then walked Travis d'Arnaud to put the winning run aboard. Johnson got Asdrubal Cabrera to fly out to bring Yoenis Cespedes to the plate. Cespedes launched a deep drive to right-center field but Ender Inciarte scaled the wall to prevent the home run and end the game. Johnson now has 17 saves and a 2.97 ERA in 60 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:58 pm
  • Diaz surrenders Bautista homer to blow save
    Edwin Diaz blew his second save of the season when he surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Jose Baustia in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 2-1, 12-inning win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Diaz came on with two outs in the eighth inning as the M's looked to hang for a 1-0 victory. He fanned Josh Donaldson to close out that frame, then opened the ninth by striking out Edwin Encarnacion. No such luck next batter. Jose Bautista would make contact -- and then some -- with an epic game-tying shot. Diaz rebounded to record the final two outs in the ninth without issue and Seattle went on to win the game on a Robinson Cano sacrifice fly in the 12th inning. For the season, the flame-throwing 22-year-old Diaz has pitched to a 2.33 ERA and 80/15 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings. He is now 16-for-18 in save chances. That ninth-inning run surrendered on Wednesday was the first run he has allowed since August 30. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:46 pm
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    Edwin Díaz Sea - SP,RP
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  • Neftali Feliz (arm) cleared for flat ground
    Neftali Feliz (arm) has been cleared to throw off of flat ground.

    Advice: Feliz sought a second opinion from Dr. James Bradley and has now received the green light for flat ground work. Right arm discomfort pushed him to the sidelines in early September. There is still no timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:43 pm
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  • German Marquez goes five strong vs. STL
    German Marquez tossed five innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Marquez was handed a big early lead and was able to run with it, yielding just four hits and a walk while striking out three. It was the first-ever major league start for the 21-year-old right-hander, who could be a big part of the Rockies' future. If he stays on turn, Marquez will get the Giants at AT&T Park next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:11 pm
  • Clemens pitches well outside of home run
    Paul Clemens kept the Diamondbacks at bay in Tuesday's win, yielding two runs (none earned) on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Clemens couldn't quite manage a quality start, but it was a nice start nonetheless. Paul Goldschmidt burned him for a two-run home run in the sixth inning for his lone spot of trouble. The 28-year-old right-hander will carry a 4.48 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a home start against the Dodgers next time he toes the rubber. As currently scheduled, that would be his last start of the 2016 campaign. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:25 pm
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  • Dyson locks down Angels to earn 35th save
    Sam Dyson allowed a hit but nothing more against the Angels on Tuesday, closing out the win to earn his 35th save.

    Advice: Dyson yielded a leadoff single in a one-run game, but a subsequent double play quickly erased any hope of a rally from the Angels. He then punched out Rafael Ortega to end the contest. The 28-year-old had a hiccup against the Astros last week but has been otherwise solid recently, and he's got a 2.54 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 67 1/3 innings overall. His 35 saves are third-most in the American League. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:15 pm
  • Jim Johnson records 16th save Tuesday
    Jim Johnson pitched around a two-out single to record his 16th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Johnson yielded a two-out single to Asdrubal Cabrera to bring Yoenis Cespedes to the plate as the winning run, but he got the slugger swinging at a two-strike curveball to end it. The veteran reliever has had a nice bounce-back season with a 3.02 ERA and 62/19 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 frames. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Kevin Gausman gives up five to Red Sox
    Kevin Gausman was charged with five runs over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Gausman wasn't nearly as sharp as he has been lately, as he gave up 10 hits -- including a pair of home runs -- while walking one. Orioles manager Buck Showalter probably left him in too long, as his 101st and final pitch of the night was a three-run homer served up to David Ortiz. Gausman entered the start having allowed just three runs over his last five outings. He'll face the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:10 pm
  • Craig Kimbrel nails down 28th save Tuesday
    Craig Kimbrel pitched around a walk to record his 28th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: On to protect a three-run lead, Kimbrel issued a two-out walk to Pedro Alvarez but got J.J. Hardy to ground into a fielder's choice to end it. He had some ups and downs in the first half, but Kimbrel has been dominant since the All-Star break with just one run and five hits allowed. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Dodgers DFA right-hander Bud Norris
    Dodgers designated RHP Bud Norris for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Alex Wood, who was activated off the 60-day disabled list Tuesday and will work out of the Dodgers' bullpen down the stretch. Norris had a 5.10 ERA through 19 starts and 16 relief appearances this season with Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:22 pm
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  • Pomeranz on track to make next start
    Drew Pomeranz is on track to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Rays.

    Advice: Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged that the team is trying to determine if Pomeranz's workload has impacted his command, but they aren't ready to make a change yet. The southpaw has allowed nine runs in 5 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He's logged a career-high 164 1/3 innings this year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:35 pm
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