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  • Martin laces three singles on Saturday
    Leonys Martin laced three singles in five chances and scored a run on Saturday.

    Advice: Martin is having the best season of his career after being terrible last year. He has traded some speed for more power this year. His 11 home runs are already a career high despite moving from a hitters' park in Texas to a pitchers' park in Seattle. He is hitting .257/.324/.450 with 26 runs, 26 RBI and nine steals. 32 minutes ago
  • Diaz blasts three-run home run on Saturday
    Aledmys Diaz blasted a three-run shot for his 10th homer of the season on Saturday, finishing the day 1-for-4 with a walk.

    Advice: Diaz is hitting .306/.365/.500 with 48 runs and 39 RBI. Those are great numbers for a shortstop who was available very late in drafts this spring. He got an opportunity to play when Jhonny Peralta got hurt and he made the most of it, keeping the gig when Peralta returned. 39 minutes ago
    L, 5-4 ^ @Sea
  • Rupp's seventh home run propels Phillies
    Cameron Rupp launched his seventh homer of the season, a two-run blast that lead the Phillies to victory over the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Given the poor state of the catching landscape, Rupp's numbers make him borderline usable in fantasy starting lineups. He has a .270 batting average with a .789 OPS. His counting stats (16 runs and 18 RBI) are poor but at least he doesn't kill your team's batting average like many catchers do. Today, 10:36 pm
  • Panik hits two singles and scores a run
    Joe Panik was the only Giants batter with multiple hits on Saturday, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored.

    Advice: Panik raised his batting average to .259 with the two singles. He has scored 45 runs to provide his owners with good value in that category, but he doesn't do enough in the other categories to make himself worthy of starting for a good fantasy team. Today, 10:28 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Desmond launches 13th home run on Saturday
    Ian Desmond connected for his 13th homer on Saturday as his resurgent season rolls on.

    Advice: Desmond added a single to finish 2-for-5 on the night. Now sporting a .322/.371/.527 slash line with 53 runs, 49 RBI and 13 stolen bases, Desmond is on pace to set career highs in every category across the board. Following last year's terrible results, he is perhaps the biggest draft day steal of the season thus far. Today, 10:15 pm
    W, 10-3 vs ^ Bos
  • Ramirez goes deep for the eight time of year
    Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run as part of a 2-for-4 game in Texas on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer was Ramirez' eighth of the season. He is batting .270 with 40 runs, 44 RBI and five stolen bases this year. Today, 10:02 pm
  • Mets still committed to Alejandro De Aza
    The Mets have not considered designating Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

    Advice: At least not yet. De Aza has given the Mets nothing this year, hitting just .170 across 88 at-bats. He endured another frustrating night Saturday against the Braves, going 0-for-3 and botching a bunt attempt in embarrassing fashion. De Aza only got the start Saturday because Brandon Nimmo's flight to Atlanta didn't arrive until late in the afternoon. De Aza will continue to serve as outfield depth. Today, 8:46 pm
  • Gordon homers in first game off DL
    Alex Gordon homered and doubled in his first game back from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon was having a very poor season before he broke his hand a month ago. Now back in action, perhaps he will start to generate some value for any patient fantasy owners who held onto him despite the injury and poor performance. Today's game boosts his line to .218/.322/.361 with five home runs in 147 at-bats. Today, 8:05 pm
  • McCutchen crushes two home runs on Saturday
    Andrew McCutchen hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, then trumped that with a three-run bomb in the sixth to carry the Pirates to a 6-1 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: The two home runs give McCutchen 12 for the season. He has been a major disappointment for his fantasy owners so far this year but he gave them a big treat today. McCutchen played poorly in the early part of last season before coming on strong in the second half, perhaps today is an indication he will repeat that cycle this year. He is now batting .243 with 41 runs, 32 RBI and only two steals. Today, 7:37 pm
  • Bourn has homer, three RbI against Rockies
    Michael Bourn went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three RBI in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Bourn muscled up for his second home run of the season in the seventh inning. He's cooled after his torrid May, as the 33-year-old is now batting .250/.309/.357 with 15 RBI and 15 runs scored in 35 games overall. Today, 7:32 pm
  • Zimmerman has RBI, two runs against Brewers
    Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Zimmerman had a sacrifice fly RBI in the seventh inning and scored following a single and a walk in two other innings. The 31-year-old has 33 RBI and 38 runs scored to go with a disappointing .230/.288/.410 line through 64 games. Today, 6:57 pm
  • Montero has two hits, homer against Marlins
    Miguel Montero went 2-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer, a solo dong, was Montero's fourth of the year. The 32-year-old has been the odd man out in recent days, as phenom Willson Contreras has commanded playing time with his hot hitting and veteran David Ross remains post-dish for Jon Lester starts. Contreras' presence will continue to cut into Montero's at-bats, even if the youngster is finding starts at other positions, and Montero's .207/.322/.347 line doesn't help, either. Today, 5:44 pm
  • Gomes launches eighth homer against Tigers
    Yan Gomes hit his eighth home run of the season Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: The blast, a solo shot, was more or less an afterthought in a one-sided game, but it was consequential for Gomes, who hadn't homered since June 3. His struggles have persisted most of the year, as the backstop is hitting just .185/.222/.365 with 29 RBI and 21 runs scored this year. He is the owner off a modest five-game hitting streak in which he's 7-for-20 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and five runs scored. Today, 4:33 pm
  • Lindor enjoys first multi-homer game Saturday
    Francisco Lindor hit two home runs in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Lindor hit a solo shot off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez in the first inning before launching another solo dinger in the eighth. It was the first multi-homer game of the 22-year-old's young career. Lindor now has 10 home runs, 39 RBI, 47 runs scored and 12 steals this year to go with a robust .306/.365/.471 line. Today, 4:18 pm
  • Matt Adams (back) out for second straight game
    Matt Adams (back) is absent from the Cardinals' starting lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Adams was scratched from Friday's game with lower back stiffness and will sit again Saturday. Brandon Moss will take over for Adams at first base and bat fifth against M's right-hander Nathan Karns. Adams remains day-to-day. Today, 3:30 pm
    L, 5-4 x @Sea
  • Schoop has two hits, double in win
    Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday’s win over the Rays.

    Advice: Schoop is now batting .483 (14-for-29) with two home runs, three doubles, five RBI, and 12 runs scored over his last seven games. He has pulled his batting average up from .264 to .287 in the process. Today, 1:28 pm
    W, 5-0 vs ^ TB ; W, 8-6 vs ^ TB
  • Dozier socks solo homer in loss
    Brian Dozier socked a solo homer in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: His second-inning blast off Michael Pineda was the only offense of the day for the Twins. Dozier got off to a miserable start at the plate this season, but he’s batting .337 with 14 extra-base hits (including four homers), 13 RBI, and three steals over 23 games this month. We don’t expect the batting average to last, but he’s safe to use again in standard fantasy leagues. Today, 1:09 pm
  • Pederson not in Saturday's lineup
    Joc Pederson is not in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Jeff Locke. Trayce Thompson will start in center field while Scott Van Slyke will play left. Today, 12:53 pm
  • Royals activate Alex Gordon from 15-day DL
    Royals activated OF Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gordon has been sidelined since May 23 due to a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand, but he was cleared to return after batting .364 (8-for-22) with a homer, a double, and five walks over six minor league rehab games. He'll return to a .211/.319/.331 batting line over 42 games. Today, 11:41 am
  • Gomes (back) in Indians' lineup Saturday
    Yan Gomes (back) is in the Indians' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Gomes was held out of the lineup Friday after having a cyst in his lower back drained. He should be good to go moving forward. Today, 10:01 am
  • Montero (knee) back in Cubs' lineup Saturday
    Miguel Montero (knee) returned to the Cubs' lineup Saturday versus the Marlins.

    Advice: Montero has been dealing with some soreness in his right knee since a play at home plate on Wednesday, but he's feeling good enough to catch John Lackey on Saturday. The hot-hitting Willson Contreras is starting in left field. Today, 9:35 am
  • Ozuna not in Saturday's lineup
    Marcell Ozuna is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against right-hander John Lackey. Ichiro Suzuki will make the start in center field and bat leadoff as he continues his chase toward 3,000 MLB hits. He's currently 17 away. Today, 9:06 am
    W, 9-6 vs x ChC
  • Decker to start in center field Sat.
    Jaff Decker will start in center field in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

    Advice: Meanwhile, Desmond Jennings is on the bench. Decker has played both corner outfield spots since joining the Rays earlier this month, but this will be his first start in center field. Taylor Motter is making the start in right field Saturday while Corey Dickerson is in left. The newly-acquired Oswaldo Arcia isn't in the lineup, but he could be for Game Two. He figures to see time between DH and right field. Today, 7:43 am
    L, 5-0 ^ @Bal ; L, 8-6 ^ @Bal
  • Cespedes says ankle is fine despite scare
    Yoenis Cespedes said after Friday's game that his left ankle is fine.

    Advice: Cespedes, who returned from a mild left wrist sprain on Friday, turned his left ankle on the first base bag when he was picked off in the seventh inning. He was on the ground for a moment in obvious pain before walking off the field with a trainer, but he went back out to play his position in the bottom of the inning and managed to finish the game. "It bothered me a little once I twisted it at first base, but I'm OK," Cespedes said through an interpreter. Today, 5:50 am
  • Angel Pagan goes 3-for-4, knocks in two
    Angel Pagan went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a steal versus the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: Pagan is hitting .297 with a homer and nine RBI in nine games since coming off the disabled list. He'll continue to get as much playing time as his body can handle while Hunter Pence is sidelined. Yesterday, 11:03 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Stephen Vogt goes 3-for-5, homers
    Stephen Vogt went 3-for-5 and hit his sixth homer Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Vogt is hitting .286 with two homers, a triple and five doubles in 56 at-bats this month. Unfortunately, all that has been good for is just four RBI and five runs scored. That's what playing for the A's gets you. Yesterday, 10:53 pm
    W, 7-3 ^ @LAA
  • Adam Lind's homer propels Mariners
    Adam Lind delivered a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mariners a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Lind's 11th homer of the year came off Trevor Rosenthal. He has five homers in his last 11 games, though he's recorded just two other hits in that span. His average has actually tumbled from .259 to .234 during the month of June. Yesterday, 10:26 pm
    W, 5-4 vs ^ StL
  • Melky homers on three-hit night
    Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 and hit his eighth home run of the season on Friday in a win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Cabrera is not an exciting player to own but has provided solid fantasy value throughout his career. He is now batting .296 with 35 runs and 38 RBI to go along with the eight home runs. His .820 OPS is his best since 2012 with the Giants -- the year he got busted for PEDs. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
    L, 10-8 vs ^ Tor
  • Matt Adams scratched from lineup
    Matt Adams was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Mariners due to back stiffness.

    Advice: Jedd Gyorko made the start at first base in his place. Consider Adams day-to-day. Yesterday, 7:28 pm
    L, 5-4 x @Sea
  • Montero (knee) out again Friday
    Miguel Montero (knee) is out of the Cubs' lineup again Friday.

    Advice: Montero is still dealing with some soreness in his right knee from a play at home plate on Wednesday. The Cubs don't want to push things, but he is available to pinch-hit. Willson Contreras will start behind the plate and bat cleanup Friday versus Miami. Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Gomes sitting out after having cyst drained
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Friday after having a cyst in his lower back drained.

    Advice: He'll be available to pinch-hit Friday and will be back in the lineup Saturday. Chris Gimenez is catching in Gomes' place. Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Cespedes (wrist) returns to action Friday
    Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Cespedes missed just one start with a mild left wrist sprain. He was given a cortisone shot and is now ready to go, playing center field and batting third on Friday. Yesterday, 12:55 pm
  • Ozuna hits 16th home run in win over Cubs
    Marcell Ozuna hit his 16th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Ozuna took Cubs starter Jon Lester deep for a solo shot in the sixth inning. The 25-year-old now has four homers in his last five games as he continues his breakout year. Ozuna is now batting .322/.373/.578 with 44 RBI and 46 runs scored on the year. Thursday, 7:02 pm
    W, 9-6 vs x ChC
  • Cespedes 'wrist' says he's ready to play
    Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) said he's "ready to play."

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins gave Cespedes the night off Thursday after receiving a cortisone injection in his sprained wrist a day earlier. Cespedes doesn't seem to be showing any ill effects and hopes to return as soon as possible. Alejandro De Aza will handle center field Thursday night but if Cespedes has his way, he'll be back there on Friday. Thursday, 3:04 pm
  • Joe Panik knocks in three with triple
    Joe Panik had a three-run triple against the Pirates in Thursday's win.

    Advice: The ball to right-center really should have been cut off, but Gregory Polanco was playing him to pull in center and Matt Joyce wasn't nearly quick enough to get there from right. It was Panik's fifth triple of the year, and he's up to 36 RBI. Thursday, 1:19 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Cespedes (hip) not in Mets' lineup Thursday
    Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is out of the Mets' starting lineup Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: Cespedes suffered a mild left wrist sprain Wednesday on a hard swing in the fifth inning. He was given a cortisone injection and might be rested a few more days, but it sounds like he is going to avoid the disabled list. Alejandro De Aza is in center field and batting eighth on Thursday night in Atlanta. Thursday, 12:37 pm
  • Andrew McCutchen getting the day off Thurs.
    Andrew McCutchen is getting the day off Thursday afternoon against the Giants.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco will start in center field and Matt Joyce will start in right. Sean Rodriguez is in left for Starling Marte, who has a foot injury. This is just a routine day of maintenance for McCutchen. Thursday, 7:24 am
  • Panik's RBI double leads Giants to victory
    Joe Panik only had one hit on Wednesday, but it was a big one as he smacked a two-run double to lift the Giants over the Pirates 7-6 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Panik finished 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored. His key hit came in the sixth inning off Pirates' reliever Jared Hughes. Panik drove a double to left to score Ramiro Pena and Jarrett Parker, turning a one-run deficit into a one-run lead. Panik hasn't hit nearly as well as he did last year. His .259/.322/.409 slash line is essentially league-average across the board. That is not nearly as pretty as his .312/.378/.455 line from last year. While his rate stats may be down his counting stats are up. His seven homers are one behind his career high and he is on pace to blow past last year's totals in runs, RBI and steals as well. Wednesday, 8:55 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Melky Cabrera homers, knocks in four
    Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a homer, a double and four RBI as the White Sox beat the Red Sox 8-6 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been the White Sox's most consistent hitter this year, and his .795 OPS leads the team. His mixed-league value remains quite limited, since he doesn't do anything especially well and he's a zero in steals, but he probably is worth the roster spot while he's batting cleanup, as he has been of late. Wednesday, 8:22 pm
    L, 10-8 vs ^ Tor
  • Schoop get two hits and an RBI on Wed
    Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-3 plus a walk, drove in a run and scored a run on Wednesday.

    Advice: Schoop is quietly having a semi-breakout season at the age of 24. Largely written off after his extremely poor 2014 season, Schoop has been very good ever since. He is now hitting .285 with 12 home runs, 35 runs and 42 RBI on the season. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
    W, 5-0 vs ^ TB ; W, 8-6 vs ^ TB
  • Cespedes diagnosed with a mild wrist sprain
    Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist.

    Advice: Cespedes was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Royals after spraining his wrist on a hard swing in the fifth inning. He received a cortisone shot after the game and is being listed as day-to-day. It is likely that Cespedes will miss at least a few games, but it appears for now that he has dodged the disabled list. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Montero knee injury not considered serious
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Miguel Montero (knee) checked out fine in his post-game examination.

    Advice: Sigh of relief for the Cubs. Montero was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals after Brandon Moss slid into him on a play at the plate in the sixth inning. Willson Contreras took his place at catcher, but Montero's examination turned up no tangible damage to the right knee and Maddon said that he will be utilized as normal moving forward. Contreras taking over the position might have to wait a little longer. Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz goes 3-for-4 with HR vs. Cubs
    Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday in the Cardinals' 7-2 defeat of the Cubs.

    Advice: Diaz singled off Jake Arrieta in the first and fifth before cranking a two-run shot off Carl Edwards Jr. in the sixth. The 25-year-old shortstop has met some natural regression, but he still boasts an impressive .310/.362/.496 overall batting line with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 67 total games this season. Wednesday, 2:45 pm
    L, 5-4 ^ @Sea
  • Struggling Han-Ram dropped to seventh
    Hanley Ramirez has been dropped to seventh in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Ramirez is hitting just .179/.273/.269 in 67 June at-bats. He struck out twice in key spots during Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. His move to seventh in the lineup shouldn't be considered a long-term adjustment, more a breather. Wednesday, 1:36 pm
  • Miguel Montero leaves game with leg injury
    Miguel Montero left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Brandon Moss slid into Montero's legs while scoring on a Yadier Molina grounder in the top of the sixth inning. Willson Contreras entered the game at catcher and could suddenly be thrust into an everyday-like role if Montero's injury is at all serious. Look for an update after the game. Wednesday, 1:10 pm
  • Cespedes pulled because of wrist discomfort
    Yoenis Cespedes departed Wednesday's game with left wrist discomfort.

    Advice: Cespedes may have tweaked something on a swing in the fifth inning. SNY spotted him smiling in the Mets' dugout in the seventh, for whatever that's worth. Yo will be reevaluated Thursday in Atlanta. Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Cespedes leaves game with apparent injury
    Yoenis Cespedes was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Cespedes appeared to grimace on one of his swings, but it's hard to guess where the pain was coming from. He left after drawing a walk in the bottom of the fifth. Alejandro De Aza took over in center field. Wednesday, 12:13 pm
  • Alex Gordon (wrist) due back this weekend
    Alex Gordon (wrist) is on track to be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

    Advice: Gordon is 4-for-11 (364) with a homer, a double, and two RBI through three rehab games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He'll probably play one or two more rehab games before returning to Kansas City. Gordon landed on the disabled list May 23 after suffering a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand during a costly outfield collision with Mike Moustakas. Moose is done for the year with a torn ACL. Wednesday, 6:24 am
  • Dozier has three more hits, two runs vs. PHI
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Dozier had an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring triple, his second triple in three games, in the sixth. In that three-game span, Dozier is now 7-for-13 with those two triples, a homer, three RBI and six runs scored. The stretch has been part of a terrific month of June that has Dozier's overall line up to .244/.335/.407. Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Cespedes' solo homer helps Mets edge Royals
    Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Mets edged the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cespedes muscled up and swatted an Ian Kennedy pitch to deep center in the fourth inning for what ended up being the deciding run. The 30-year-old now has 18 home runs, third-most in the National League, with 44 RBI and 39 runs scored. He's hitting .284/.354/.576 overall. Tuesday, 7:48 pm
  • Ozuna not in Tuesday's lineup
    Marcell Ozuna is out of the Marlins' lineup Tuesday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Ozuna had a two-homer night Monday against the Rockies, but he'll be on the bench in Tuesday's series opener. Ichiro Suzuki is starting in center field and batting leadoff against Bud Norris. Tuesday, 12:19 pm
    W, 9-6 vs x ChC
  • Ian Desmond hits 11th homer in win
    Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 and hit his 11th homer to lead the Rangers to a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: The Rangers won despite being outhit 15-9 (and outwalked 2-1). In fact, the Orioles were the first team this year to collect 15 hits and score as few as three runs. Desmond's homer was the Rangers' lone hit to go for extra bases. His .312 average qualifies as one of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season. Monday, 9:07 pm
    W, 10-3 vs ^ Bos
  • Lind homers among three hits against Tigers
    Adam Lind went 3-for-6 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Lind hit the home run off Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey in the fifth inning. He's now got four homers in his last eight games and 10 overall. It's been largely feast or famine -- he's batting just .243/.277/.441 on the year -- and Lind regaining his power stroke could bode well for the 32-year-old's immediate future. Monday, 9:05 pm
    W, 5-4 vs ^ StL
  • Ozuna's two-homer game not enough for Marlins
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with two home runs in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Ozuna enjoyed his matchup with Rockies starter De La Rosa, taking the lefty deep in the first and fourth innings, both times for solo shots. The homers gave him 15 jacks on the year to go with a .322/.374/.567 line. That .322 batting average is third-best in the National League. Monday, 8:10 pm
    W, 9-6 vs x ChC
  • Lindor stuffs the box score in win over Rays
    Francisco Lindor filled up the stat sheet on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, stolen base and two runs scored against the Rays.

    Advice: The three-hit game was the fourth such performance in the last eight games for the 22-year-old talent. He's now got eight home runs and 12 stolen bases in 68 games. Lindor is batting .314/.375/.466 overall. Monday, 7:33 pm
  • Melk Man delivers with solo homer vs Indians
    Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Cabrera rolled his wrist on a fielding play Saturday, but showed no immediate ill effects when he burned Carlos Carrasco for a solo home run in the fourth inning on Sunday. For the season, the veteran outfielder is slashing .286/.344/.437 with 15 doubles, six homers and 32 RBI over 245 at-bats. Sunday, 3:10 pm
    L, 10-8 vs ^ Tor
  • Ozuna styles three-run home run in victory
    Marcell Ozuna clocked a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Ozuna rocked a three-run homer in the sixth inning to snap a scoreless tie. Those would be the only runs to score in the game, for either team. In addition to the big home run, he also picked up a pair of singles to finish 3-for-4. This season, the 25-year-old outfielder is slashing .319/.372/.545 with 13 homers and 41 RBI. Just about any way you slice it, Ozuna is posting a stellar offensive season. Sunday, 2:22 pm
    W, 9-6 vs x ChC
  • Pederson homers, gets three hits at leadoff
    Joc Pederson led off for the first time this season and got three hits, including his 12th home run as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 10-6 on Saturday.

    Advice: Pederson finished 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base. The good game boosted his batting average up to a still-subpar .238 on the season. Pederson strikes out a lot and hits the ball in the air frequently, so his owners should not expect a good batting average from him any time soon. He is an odd fit as a leadoff hitter due to his .316 OBP and prodigious power. Right now Pederson is a second-division fantasy outfielder, but he has the potential to be a star if he can hone his natural talent into sharpened skills. Sunday, 12:08 am
  • Lindor has stolen base, three hits versus Sox
    Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base Saturday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Ho-hum, just another day in the life of a 22-year-old phenom. Lindor now has 11 steals in 14 tries, good for seventh-most among American League base-stealers. The shortstop is hitting .311/.369/.451 in his first full season in the bigs. Saturday, 8:55 pm
  • Panik's three-run blast wins it for Giants
    Joe Panik hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to lead the Giants to a 6-4 win over the Rays on Saturday.

    Advice: With two outs and two on in a tie game, Panik ripped an Alex Colome pitch to right field for the game-winning blast. He had driven in a run earlier in the game when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, giving him four RBI on the night. The second baseman hasn't quite enjoyed the same success as he did in his All-Star season a year ago, but he's still hitting a respectable .263/.327/.421 with seven homers, 30 RBI and 39 runs scored on the year. Saturday, 8:24 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Melky Cabrera rolled right wrist vs. Indians
    Melky Cabrera rolled his wrist on Saturday night.

    Advice: Cabrera suffered the injury while trying to field a Tyler Naquin single in the first inning. He's being called day-to-day for now, but wrists can be tricky. Jason Coats replaced Cabrera in the field on Saturday. Saturday, 6:25 pm
    L, 10-8 vs ^ Tor
  • Melky Cabrera removed with apparent injury
    Melky Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Indians with an apparent hand injury.

    Advice: Cabrera looked to hurt his glove hand while trying to make a play on a single by Tyler Naquin in the first inning. He exited in the fourth, replaced by Jason Coats. There should be more information after the game. Saturday, 4:43 pm
    L, 10-8 vs ^ Tor
  • Lind hits ninth home run in loss to Red Sox
    Adam Lind hit his ninth home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Lind took Red Sox starter Rick Porcello deep in the second inning, his only hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. After a promising month of May, Lind has struggled in June and is slowly losing some at-bats to Dae-Ho Lee, who has acquitted himself very well in his first year in MLB. Lind, meanwhile, does have three homers in his last five starts. He's hitting .235/.271/.418 on the year. Saturday, 4:41 pm
    W, 5-4 vs ^ StL
  • HanRam doubles, scores twice against Mariners
    Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Ramirez was hitting just .176/.283/.275 in the month of June before the two-hit afternoon. He has just one homer and three doubles in that span. After Saturday's game, the 32-year-old is batting .273/.342/.392 overall. Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Schoop homers, scores three runs vs. Jays
    Jonathan Schoop went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored Saturday in the Orioles' 4-2 defeat of the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Schoop doubled and scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning and slugged a solo homer off R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the third. He also had a single. The second baseman has been a useful fantasy commodity all season, now with a .778 OPS, 11 home runs, 38 RBI, and 29 runs scored in 67 games. Saturday, 3:53 pm
    W, 5-0 vs ^ TB ; W, 8-6 vs ^ TB
  • Pederson batting leadoff on Saturday
    Joc Pederson is batting leadoff for the Dodgers on Saturday night against the Brewers.

    Advice: This will be Pederson's first start at leadoff in 2016. He hit leadoff 69 times last season. Saturday, 3:05 pm
  • Leonys Martin goes hitless in return Friday
    Leonys Martin (hamstring) returned to the Mariners starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: It's encouraging to see him back in the lineup against a left-handed pitcher, given his overall struggles against southpaws, which must mean that his hamstring is feeling better. The dynamic outfielder has 10 homers and nine stolen bases in 50 games on the season. Saturday, 6:05 am
  • Gordon (wrist) on track to begin rehab Sunday
    Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that Alex Gordon (wrist) will likely begin a rehab assignment on Sunday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

    Advice: Gordon will eventually move up to Triple-A Omaha and is expected to need 20-25 rehab at-bats before being activated. That would seem to point to him being activated as soon as next weekend or possibly the beginning of the following week. Gordon has missed nearly four weeks with a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist. Friday, 2:28 pm
  • Yan Gomes not in Friday's lineup
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Chris Gimenez is behind the plate. Friday, 12:22 pm
  • Schoop has RBI double, run scored against Sox
    Jonathan Schoop had an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Schoop had a slow start to the year, but the second baseman hit .298/.308/.481 in May and is now batting .283 with nine RBI and seven runs scored in June. He's best known for his power -- Schoop has 10 home runs in 65 games this year -- but his .268/.298/.464 line overall is serviceable as well. Thursday, 8:30 pm
    W, 5-0 vs ^ TB ; W, 8-6 vs ^ TB
  • Cutch homers among three hits against Mets
    Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: The three-hit game was the first in over a month for McCutchen, who has struggled in the first half for the second consecutive season. His struggles have been amplified this month, as this was his first homer since May 27 and his 10th overall. The 29-year-old, whose name may even sneak into trade rumors if the Pirates continue to flounder, is batting .242/.319/.418 in 63 games. Thursday, 7:23 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman sitting Thursday vs. Friars
    Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: He'll take a seat with Clint Robinson getting the start at first base. Zimmerman is only hitting .233 this year and has been especially slugging in June with only six hits in 35 at-bats (.171). Thursday, 4:06 pm
  • Alex Gordon (wrist) nearing rehab assignment
    Royals manager Ned Yost says Alex Gordon (wrist) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

    Advice: He could be sent for an assignment later this week. It's been about three weeks since Gordon fractured his wrist in an outfield collision with Mike Moustakas. Moose got the worst of it, suffering a torn ACL that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Gordon was hitting .211 with four homers and 10 RBI before he got hurt. Thursday, 3:39 pm
  • Leonys Martin (hamstring) sitting Thursday
    Leonys Martin is out of the Mariners' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Rays.

    Advice: Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times says Martin looked like he was bothered by his left hamstring on Wednesday night. He just missed 15 days between late May and early June with a mild left hamstring strain. Shawn O'Malley is starting in center field and batting ninth Thursday versus Rays left-hander Blake Snell. Thursday, 8:16 am
  • Cespedes scores three times in Mets rout
    Yoenis Cespedes laced three singles, drew a walk and scored three times on Wednesday as the Mets routed the Pirates.

    Advice: Cespedes went 3-for-4 with the walk, improving his line to .286/.357/.573 with 16 homers, 37 runs and 40 RBI. Since joining the Mets mid-season last year Cespedes has played at a level he never had before. Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Yan Gomes goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Yan Gomes went 0-for-4 against the Royals on Wednesday, dropping his average to .167.

    Advice: Gomes hasn't finished a game with a .200 average since April 29, but this is still as low as he's been in a month; he's in the midst of a 5-for-45 slump. Gomes' track record suggests that he's still going to bounce back, but the Indians have to be getting sick of waiting. Wednesday, 8:52 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez hits three-run homer
    Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk Wednesday in the win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Ramirez has been a weak link of late, hitting .181 with just two extra-base hits (both doubles) in his last 23 games. It didn't seem like it was an injury playing a role in his struggles, so he always figured to turn it around. Maybe it started tonight. Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Rays promote Jaff Decker from AAA Durham
    Rays purchased the contract of OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Decker will give the Rays some much-needed outfield depth with Steven Souza injuring his hip on Tuesday night. Decker was batting .233/.351/.358 with five home runs and 13 stolen bases in 54 games this season at the Triple-A level. He's not relevant to mixed fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 12:29 pm
    L, 5-0 ^ @Bal ; L, 8-6 ^ @Bal
  • Rays calling up outfielder Jaff Decker
    According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are calling up Jaff Decker.

    Advice: That's a pretty strong indication that Steven Souza (hip) is more than just day-to-day. Decker, 26, has batted .233/.351/.358 with five home runs and 13 stolen bases in 54 games this season at Triple-A Durham. If he gets regular playing time, the speed might give him some temporary value in AL-only fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 9:02 am
    L, 5-0 ^ @Bal ; L, 8-6 ^ @Bal
  • Joc Pederson socks pair of solo home runs
    Joc Pederson crushed two solo home runs in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Pederson clocked solo homers off of Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley in the fifth and sixth innings. Those would be his only hits on the evening. For the season, the young slugger is slashing .234/.324/.484 with 11 homers and 29 RBI over 192 at-bats. He has picked up hits in each of his last five games, with homers in two of his last three. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
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