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  • LeBlanc to start for Angels on Saturday
    Wade LeBlanc has been confirmed as the Angels' starter for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: That was confirmed after the Halos clinched the American League West championship on Wednesday night. LeBlanc owns a rough 6.88 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 17 innings this season for Anaheim. He's filling in for Matt Shoemaker, who remains sidelined with an oblique strain. Rotoworld.com
    59 minutes ago
  • Doolittle melts down, A's struggles continue
    Sean Doolittle imploded in a big way on Wednesday, allowing five runs while only recording one out in the ninth inning against the Rangers.

    Advice: A's skipper Bob Melvin called upon Doolittle with a 1-0 lead. The left-hander got the first batter out, but the situation unraveled quickly from there. Two straight hits were followed by an intentional walk, which itself was bookended by a J.P. Arencibia homer. A rattled Doolittle walked Robinson Chirinos before he finally got the hook; Chirinos later came around to score. Doolittle hadn't allowed a run since July 6 prior to tonight. The A's are now 17-27 since the beginning of August, including 6-12 in one-run games and 6-15 in road contests. That rotten stretch gift-wrapped the AL West for the Angels. If the A's don't pick it up quickly, they could get passed by the Mariners and miss the playoffs altogether. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:15 pm
  • Holland continues to excel since DL return
    Derek Holland had another quality start in Wednesday's no-decision against the A's, surrendering just one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: He struck out five and walked three. Holland has been sensational since returning from knee surgery. He has a 0.99 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 22/3 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep the momentum going on Monday versus Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Samardzija works 8 shutout innings in ND
    Jeff Samardzija shut out the Rangers for eight innings on Wednesday, striking out 10, but he was left with a no-decision when the bullpen imploded in a 6-1 loss.

    Advice: A crushing loss for the A's, who gave up six runs in the top of the ninth inning against a 58-92 team. The heartbreaker allowed the Angels to clinch the AL West for the first time since 2009. As for Samardzija, he must feel like he's pitching for the Cubs again. He's hurled 15 shutout innings over his past two starts and emerged with a pair of no-decisions. Overall, he's 6-12 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Hamels dominates Padres, allows 1 ER in 7 IP
    Cole Hamels painted seven innings of one-run ball as the Phillies sunk the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hamels struck out nine, walked one and scattered seven hits. Only Cameron Maybin's RBI single in the fourth, which gave San Diego a 1-0 lead, did any damage. Fortunately for Hamels, his teammates had his back and scored four runs in the top half of the next frame. Hamels, who improved to 9-7 with a 2.47 ERA, will be in Miami next time around. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Stults doesn't reach the 5th inning in defeat
    Eric Stults allowed four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: This outing was the norm earlier in the season, but odds are that it will annoy some fantasy owners perusing box scores online on Thursday morning. Consider: On July 27, the left-hander sat at 3-13 with a 5.22 ERA. Not even Rotoworld could have predicted what happened next: Stults went 4-3 with a 2.81 ERA in his next eight starts entering play today. If you decided to play with fire in the fantasy playoffs, you just got burned. The 34-year-old hosts the Rockies in a decent matchup on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Wilson gives up 1 hit over 7 shutout frames
    C.J. Wilson fired seven shutout innings and yielded only one hit in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: The Angels magic number to win the AL West has dropped to 1. Wilson whiffed seven and walked three in this gem, the lefty's third straight victory, a trick he pulled off for the first time this season. You shouldn't take that to mean he'd pitched particularly well prior to tonight, however, as Wilson allowed six runs (five earned) over 11 1/3 frames in the first two wins but received 23 runs of support. He didn't need much help tonight. Now 13-9 with a 4.42 ERA, Wilson has a pivotal matchup against the A's on deck. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Paxton strikes out 8 over 6+ frames in loss
    James Paxton worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Paxton matched Angels starter C.J. Wilson frame by scoreless frame until the seventh, when everything unraveled, though it looked worse on the box score than it was in reality. The left-hander induced a pop out in foul territory from Albert Pujols and then yielded a pair of singles. A throwing error allowed a run in and left a runner on second, so Paxton intentionally walked Erick Aybar. He got Chris Iannetta looking, but then Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon inserted Danny Farquhar. The reliever promptly gave up a homer. Paxton might forgive McClendon for not allowing him to clean his own mess, as the skipper has had kind words to say about Paxton recently, including calling him "the glue to this rotation." Paxton (6-3, 2.03 ERA) pitches north of the border in Toronto on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Norris blanks Jays over 5 1/3, gets 14th win
    Bud Norris picked up win number 14 with 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Norris has blanked the opposition in three out of his last four outings, though he was less efficient on Wednesday, needing 108 pitches. He battled poor control, walking five despite allowing only two hits and striking out four. Norris has a 3.62 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 130/51 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Robertson fans two to pick up his 37th save
    David Robertson finished off the Rays in the ninth inning for his 37th save as the Yankees enjoyed a 3-2 win on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was Robertson's first appearance since blowing Sunday's save attempt and his results were much better. The right-hander, who has been dealing with soreness in several areas, allowed a two-out single to Wil Myers, but got Nick Franklin to strike out to end the contest. Robertson is 37-for-41 in save chances with a 2.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and an 88/21 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Kimbrel grabs 44th save with a perfect ninth
    Craig Kimbrel finished off Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Nationals with a perfect ninth inning, earning his 44th save of the season.

    Advice: Kimbrel is now 44-for-48 in save chances with a terrific 1.71 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and an 88/25 K/BB ratio. At least temporarily, he is tied with Trevor Rosenthal for the National League lead in saves. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • Wade LeBlanc likely to start on Saturday
    Wade LeBlanc is the most likely candidate to start for the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said he wouldn't announce his starter until after Wednesday night's game, but LeBlanc is the most logical choice. With a 6.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio through his 17 frames, he isn't a good streaming option in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:38 pm
  • Bumgarner goes six strong in no-decision
    Madison Bumgarner held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision.

    Advice: San Francisco won the game in the top of the ninth inning on a pinch-hit two-run single from Matt Duffy. Bumgarner gave up seven hits and two walks, but he kept the D'Backs from inflicting serious damage over his six frames. He struck out six, and now owns a 2.91 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 214/43 K/BB ratio in 210 innings this season. A hugely-important road start against the rival Dodgers is next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Dodgers outright RHP Patterson to Triple-A
    Dodgers sent RHP Red Patterson outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Patterson successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment late last week. The 27-year-old will stick around as organizational depth. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:28 pm
     
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    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Angels to have bullpen start on Saturday
    The Angels will make a "bullpen start" on Saturday against the Rangers in place of the injured Matt Shoemaker (oblique).

    Advice: It will be either Wade LeBlanc or Michael Roth who will start the game, but the Angels will utilize many of the 18 pitchers they're carrying. Shoemaker might miss more than just the one start, so LeBlanc and/or Roth could be needed for another start next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue, but he could be cleared to return soon if Wednesday's session goes well. He's been a nice find for the Padres this season, holding a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Lynn holds Brewers to one run in no-decision
    Lance Lynn held the Brewers to just one run over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday.

    Advice: Lynn gave up just five hits and a walk on the evening, with Gerardo Parra's solo home run in the fourth inning serving as the Brewers' only run against him. He exited in line for his 16th win before a Trevor Rosenthal blown save left him without a hand in the decision. Still, it was another terrific outing from the 27-year-old. Lynn owns a 15-9 record and 2.68 ERA heading into Sunday's contest against the Reds. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:27 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs Mil
  • David Robertson takes loss against O's Sunday
    David Robertson was saddled with his fourth blown save of the season on Sunday, surrendering two runs on three hits in just 1/3 of an inning.

    Advice: The Yankees looked to be on their way to a victory after scoring the go-ahead run in the top half of the ninth inning, but sadly it wasn't to be. It was a tough task for Robertson who was working for the third consecutive game and admitted Saturday to feeling soreness in his shoulder, side and hamstrings. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:33 pm
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session this week.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue. He's hoping to make it back before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:06 am
  • Sean Doolittle picks up save in return
    Sean Doolittle threw a scoreless 10th inning for a save against the Mariners in his return from the disabled list Saturday.

    Advice: Doolittle hadn't had a hitter take a swing off him in three weeks, but the A's threw him right back into the closer's role and he turned in an easy nine-pitch inning to finish a 3-2 victory, which evened the crucial series ahead of Sunday's finale. Jon Lester and Chris Young will go in that one. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:01 pm
  • Robertson notches 36th save of season
    David Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Orioles for his 36th save of the season.

    Advice: It was his first save since August 29. Robertson worked around a leadoff single and needed just 11 pitches to lock down the victory. The impending free agent is now 36-for-39 in save opportunities and owns a 2.64 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 86/21 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:13 pm
  • C.J. Wilson strikes out six in win
    C.J. Wilson surrendered three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Friday in a victory over the Astros.

    Advice: Wilson walked three, but two of those were intentional free passes to Chris Carter. He struck out six. Wilson really hasn't turned in a dominant effort in months, but with the way the Angels offense is clicking, he hasn't needed to. He's currently 12-9 despite a 4.61 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:26 pm
  • Madison Bumgarner shuts down Dodgers
    Madison Bumgarner shut out the Dodgers for seven innings in the Giants' 9-0 drubbing Friday.

    Advice: Bumgarner struck out nine to up his season total to 208, the most by a left-hander in Giants history. He's won each of his last five starts, and he's 18-9 with a 2.91 ERA for the season. With the victory, the Giants are now just two games back of the Dodgers in the NL West. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:22 pm
  • James Paxton beats A's for sixth win
    James Paxton yielded two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday in a win over the A's.

    Advice: Paxton struck out eight in improving to 6-2 on the year. He walked three, but that wasn't much of an issue against a punchless A's lineup. Oakland ended up with six hits on the night, none of which went for extra bases. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Derek Holland shines again in no-decision
    Derek Holland was tremendous in Friday's no-decision against the Braves, surrendering just one run on eight hits over seven innings.

    Advice: Holland struck out six on the evening without issuing a free pass. He has been outstanding since returning from the disabled list, compiling a 0.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 17/0 K/BB ratio in 21 innings. He'll look to keep it rolling when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:06 pm
  • Cole Hamels strikes out six in no-decision
    Cole Hamels racked up six strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Hamels surrendered just one run on nine hits and a walk in his seven frames. As anticipated, the veteran southpaw has bounced back in a huge way after a disappointing 2013 campaign, and now sports a 2.51 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 178/56 K/BB ratio over 182 2/3 innings. He'll again look to earn his ninth victory when he takes on the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:38 pm
  • Bud Norris Ks 10 in win over Yankees
    Bud Norris struck out a season-high 10 batters over seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the Yankees on Friday.

    Advice: Norris was knocked around for four homers last time out, but he was dominant on Friday, holding the Yankees to just three hits (all singles) and no walks. His 10 strikeouts were his most in a game since he had 12 on June 6, 2012 vs. St Louis as a member of the Astros. The 29-year-old now has a career-high 13 victories to go along with a 3.74 ERA and 126/46 K/BB ratio in 154 innings over 26 starts. Buck Showalter is going to have some tough choices with his rotation come postseason time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:53 pm
  • Red Patterson designated for assignment
    Dodgers designated RHP Red Patterson for assignment.

    Advice: The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Scott Elbert who had his contract purchased Friday. He should pass through waivers and continue to function as organizational depth. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:09 pm
     
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    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Sean Doolittle activated from disabled list
    Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Doolittle has missed the last three weeks with with an intercostal strain, but he's thrown off a mound a couple times this week with no issues and is ready to go. The left-hander should immediately resume his role as Oakland's closer. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:37 am
  • Lance Lynn goes distance in 1-0 loss
    Lance Lynn took a complete-game loss after giving up one run and three hits in eight innings Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: That's a tough way for a pitcher to lose his first game in six weeks. For the year, Lynn is 15-9, with the Cardinals having scored a total of nine runs in his losses. Lynn has now allowed three runs or fewer in 13 straight starts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs Mil
  • Doolittle (intercostal) expected back Friday
    A's manager Bob Melvin said he "fully expects" Sean Doolittle (intercostal) to return Friday.

    Advice: Doolittle threw 20 pitches with hitters standing in the box on Wednesday and woke up Thursday with no abnormal discomfort. The left-hander has been out since August 24 with a strained intercostal muscle but should jump right back into his ninth-inning role. Eric O'Flaherty can be dropped in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:40 am
  • Jeff Samardzija goes seven scoreless
    Jeff Samardzija blanked the White Sox for seven innings on Wednesday, only to come away with a no-decision.

    Advice: Samardzija must feel like he's still pitching for the Cubs. He left with a 1-0 lead tonight, only to see that thrown away in a very sloppy eighth inning. Samardzija has a 3.41 ERA and a strong 0.97 WHIP for the A's, but all it's gotten him is a 4-5 record. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • Doolittle (intercostal) throws again Wed.
    Sean Doolittle (intercostal) threw 20 pitches with hitters standing in Wednesday.

    Advice: It's another, albeit not major, step for Doolittle, who threw the same number of pitches without hitters standing in the box on Monday. The left-hander said the session went well. With little left to prove, he should be days away from activation at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:12 pm
  • Blaine Boyer nursing fatigued shoulder
    Blaine Boyer hasn't pitched since Thursday's due to right shoulder fatigue.

    Advice: He hasn't thrown a ball since then, but Boyer thinks he'll be back soon. "I think we all came to the conclusion that it's just fatigue, fatigue in the back part of my shoulder," Boyer said. "The strength is still there, everything else is fine. It's just a matter of fatigue, as simple as that. The rest has helped. We're doing a lot of treatment." Boyer has been a nice surprise for the Padres this season, posting a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Sean Doolittle (intercostal) throws off mound
    Sean Doolittle (intercostal) threw 20 pitches of the mound Monday.

    Advice: Doolittle felt really good and was mostly annoyed that his mechanics felt off. The next step calls for him to throw to live hitters, which could be enough for him to be activated from the disabled list. It looks like a return this week is possible. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:29 pm
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