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  • Prado (appendectomy) placed on 60-day DL
    Yankees placed INF/OF Martin Prado on the 60-day disabled list with appendicitis.

    Advice: Prado underwent an emergency appendectomy and is now officially out for the rest of the season. The 30-year-old hit .316/.336/.541 with seven home runs and 16 RBI over 37 games after coming over from the Diamondbacks in July and should remain useful in mixed fantasy leagues in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:05 am
     
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  • Prado has appendectomy, likely done for year
    Martin Prado is likely done for the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

    Advice: Prado, who was already playing through a hamstring injury, simply doesn't have enough time to make it back before the end of the year. The 31-year-old played well after coming over to the Yankees at the deadline and remains under contract for the next two seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:04 am
     
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  • Arcia exits game with back tightness
    Oswaldo Arcia left Monday's game with tightness in his upper left back.

    Advice: Arcia tweaked his back on a big swing-and-miss in the sixth inning and was later removed for a pinch-hitter. The Twins will see how he feels Tuesday, but he might have to miss a day or two. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:22 am
  • Morse (oblique) should be ready by Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:54 am
  • Pablo Sandoval dealing with sore hip
    Pablo Sandoval is currently dealing with a sore hip.

    Advice: It was evident throughout Monday's game, though he continued to play and went 2-for-4 with a double. It sounds like something the Giants will attempt to manage, but fantasy owners should keep the situation in mind. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:51 am
  • Pagan (back) likely to play Tuesday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy placed a "pretty good percentage" that Angel Pagan (back) will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup with recurring lower back discomfort. His most recent stiffness dates back to Saturday, but the Giants are optimistic it won't keep him sidelined for long. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:46 am
  • Matt Shoemaker to undergo MRI on side
    Matt Shoemaker will undergo an MRI after leaving Monday's start with a "little" discomfort on the left side of his rib cage.

    Advice: Shoemaker allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners before exiting. He said after the game that he's not overly concerned, but naturally the Angels aren't going to take any chances. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:27 am
  • Chad Qualls returned to action on Monday September 15. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:30 am
  • Venable (back) returns to Padres' lineup
    Will Venable (back) went 0-for-1 with a walk and two strikeouts Monday in his return to action against the Phillies.

    Advice: Venable hadn't started a game since last Wednesday due to a back strain. The 31-year-old owns a disappointing .221/.290/.317 batting line over 134 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:30 am
  • Kendrick goes 1-for-4 in Monday's win
    Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Monday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Kendrick is 1-for-6 in his last two games after he went 22-for-44 (.500) with seven extra-base hits (two homers) and 14 RBI during a 10-game hitting streak. The 31-year-old second baseman is getting on base at a better-than-career-average clip, though his power has dropped off a bit. He's slashed .292/.346/.396 with seven homers and 71 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Trout goes 1-for-2 with three walks and a run
    Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Trout is now 4-for-23 (.174) off the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma. That's his worst batting average against any pitcher Trout has ever had 15 or more at-bats against. Fortunately, he's really, really good against everybody else. Trout is slashing .291/.381/.567 and is on pace for 37 homers, 116 RBI, 117 runs and 15 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Shoemaker allows only 1 run in win vs Seattle
    Matt Shoemaker yielded only five hits and one runs over 7 2/3 innings in an 8-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Shoemaker allowed five hits, but he didn't walk anyone. He struck out five. Shoemaker is one of the hottest pitchers in the game right now; he's won seven straight decisions and came into the game with a 1.32 ERA across his last seven outings. Shoemaker improved to 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA. He's going to show up on plenty Rookie of the Year ballots. Shoemaker squares off against the Rangers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Iwakuma yields 7 runs in loss to the Angels
    Hisashi Iwakuma was knocked around by the Angels on Monday, allowing seven runs on six hits across 3 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Iwakuma struck out four, walked two and gave up a homer. Seattle dug itself into an 8-0 hole before getting on the board in the eighth inning. The Japanese right-hander, who came into this outing 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in seven career outings against the Angels, picked the wrong time to fall apart, allowing the Angels to improve to 94-56. Iwakuma (14-8, 3.42 ERA) is scheduled to take on the Astros in Houston on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Trumbo blasts a salami, knocks in five runs
    Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Diamondbacks past the Giants 6-2 on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 2-for-5 with five RBI, adding an RBI single in the seventh. The big damage came in the third frame, when Trumbo swatted a Ryan Vogelsong offering over the right field wall to plate Wade Miley, Chris Owings and A.J. Pollock. Trumbo has driven in 10 runs over his last five games. A hot finish would give a nice superficial boost to his disappointing slash line (.239/.303/.389). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Posey drives in a run in loss to the Snakes
    Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has hit safely in six straight. Posey has knocked in 27 of his 86 RBI in his last 23 games. He's been particularly hot in the season's final month, going 22-for-49 (.449) with two homers and 14 RBI in September. The catcher typically feasts on Rattler pitchers, coming into this one hitting .375 with 17 RBI in his last 18 against Arizona. He's slashing .311/.362/.488 with 20 homers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Miley tosses 7 innings of one-run ball in win
    Wade Miley held the Giants at bay on Monday, allowing only one run on seven hits across seven innings of a 6-2 win.

    Advice: Miley struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Miley entered play 0-4 in his previous seven outings, but toting a 2.86 ERA in his last six, so he must have been pretty pleased to receive six runs of support tonight. The left-hander had a shouting match with skipper Kirk Gibson in his last start against the Dodgers, but Miley indicated he was just blowing off steam from a less-than-stellar night. No frustration tonight in improving to 8-11 with a 4.17 ERA. Miley caps a two-week start by traveling to Coors Field on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Vogelsong gives up 4 runs in loss to Snakes
    Ryan Vogelsong allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Giants dropped a 6-2 decision versus the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: Vogelsong didn't have his best stuff tonight, though that only manifested on the scoreboard on Mark Trumbo's grand slam. He walked four and allowed six hits. The right-hander came into tonight with a 1.38 ERA in his last two starts against the Diamondbacks, having received exactly zero runs of support in both games. San Francisco's offense couldn't get going tonight, either. Vogelsong (8-11, 3.98 ERA) will be in San Diego this weekend for a Sunday matinee against the Padres. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Solarte singles in win versus Phillies
    Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 in Monday's 1-0 win against the Phillies.

    Advice: Solarte is now riding a six-game hitting streak, having come into the contest with three consecutive multi-hit games. Across his time with the Yankees and Padres, Solarte is slashing .262 /.343/.376 with 10 homers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Matt Kemp homers again in Dodgers' win
    Matt Kemp homered in a second straight game Monday as the Dodgers crushed the Rockies 11-3.

    Advice: The Dodgers scored eight times in the sixth to turn a 3-3 game into a laugher. Kemp has seven RBI in his last three games, and he's up to 21 homers and 76 RBI in 499 at-bats for the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Cashner needs only 92 pitches in 2-hit CGSO
    Andrew Cashner spun a two-hit shutout on Monday in a 1-0 win versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Interestingly, his complete-game shutout came on the same night Anthony Rizzo, for whom he was once traded, hit a walk-off homer. Cashner struck out seven and walked one, needing only 92 pitches, otherwise known as a "Maddux," to finish off the Phillies. The 27-year-old right-hander remains hot, having gone 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his last five starts coming into tonight. Of his four wins, Cashner has needed to throw complete games to secure two of them. Now 4-7 with a 2.20 ERA, Cashner hosts the Giants on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Roberto Hernandez pulled in fourth
    Roberto Hernandez surrendered two runs in 3 2/3 innings before being removed from Monday's start against the Rockies.

    Advice: The Dodgers decided to give Hernandez one more try as a starter, but he certainly didn't do much with it. Perhaps he'll trade spots with Kevin Correia now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Yasiel Puig reaches three times in win
    Yasiel Puig had another nice game in a rout Monday, going 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.

    Advice: Puig is 7-for-17 with two doubles and two walks the last four days. He still hasn't homered since July 31, but things seem to be getting better. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Williams gives up an unearned run in loss
    Jerome Williams surrendered a mere unearned run, scattering three hits over 7 2/3 innings, in Monday's tough-luck 1-0 setback against the Padres.

    Advice: Williams struck out six and walked two. He picked an interesting night on which to put forth his best performance of the season, having served up nine runs over 10 innings in his last two starts. The right-hander had a 6.71 ERA between his work with the Astros and Rangers earlier this year, but he's turned things around with a 2.84 ERA since he joined the National League. Williams faces a familiar AL West foe when he squares off against the A's in Oakland on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Wilin Rosario goes 3-for-4, homers
    Wilin Rosario went 3-for-4 and homered against the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: It's worth wondering what's in store for Rosario after his disappointing offensive season; despite all of his success in 2012 and 2013, the Rockies tried to sign Brian McCann last winter with the idea of moving Rosario out from behind the plate. There won't really be anywhere to move Rosario this winter, so he'll either remain a catcher or possibly get traded. It'd be a case of selling low for the Rockies, though. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Nori Aoki reaches five times in Royals' win
    Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki doubled in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, only to be replaced by a pinch-runner despite his plus speed. It ended up working out for the Royals, as the outrageously fast Terrence Gore scored from second on an infield single to win the game. Aoki is hitting .349 in 43 at-bats this month, though he's not doing much else to help fantasy owners at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • John Danks goes six scoreless
    John Danks blanked the Royals for six innings, but was left with nothing to show for it Monday.

    Advice: Danks exited with a 3-0 lead, only to have it blown with one run in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth. As a result, Danks remains winless in his last nine starts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Jake Petricka takes blown save, loss
    Jake Petricka took his fifth blown save and his fifth loss after giving up two runs in the ninth Monday against the Royals.

    Advice: Petricka came in with two outs in the eighth and bailed Zach Putnam out of a jam, but he gave up two doubles to tie the game in the ninth. The Royals went on to win on a little grounder up the middle that Alexei Ramirez couldn't handle. It was ruled an infield single that allowed the runner to score all of the way from second, so the run was earned, even though that seemed rather ridiculous. We would hope this doesn't cost Petricka additional save chances down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Chad Qualls picks up save in return
    Chad Qualls notched a save Monday in his first appearance since Sept. 6, pitching a scoreless ninth in the Astros' 3-1 win over the Indians.

    Advice: The Astros went right back to Qualls in the closer's role tonight, and he retired three of the four batters he faced in his return from a hip problem. Since he needed just 10 pitches, he could get the call again in a save chance on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • Angel Pagan scratched due to back stiffness
    Angel Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back stiffness.

    Advice: Pagan has had back issues dating back to mid-June and missed a game earlier this month when it flared up on him. It remains to be seen if the flare-up this time will cost him more than a game. Juan Perez took his spot in center field and at the top of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:00 pm
  • Morse (oblique) still a day or two away
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse (oblique) was "tentative" while taking batting practice Monday.

    Advice: He did add that Morse started to loosen up as the session went along, but the outfielder is still at least another day or two away from returning. He's been out since late August due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:51 pm
  • Qualls (hip) available to pitch Monday
    Chad Qualls (hip) is available to pitch Monday.

    Advice: Qualls hasn't pitched since September 6 due to an issue with his right hip. It's unlikely that the Astros will trust him with save chances right away, so hang on to Josh Fields and Tony Sipp in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:21 pm
  • Venable (back) used as pinch-hitter Sunday
    Will Venable (back) was used as a pinch-runner in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Venable remained absent from the starting lineup with a back strain. It's a good sign that he felt well enough to run and he's likely to return fully this week. The outfielder has registered a disappointing .222/.287/.318 batting line in 132 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:49 am
  • Will Venable returned to action on Sunday September 14. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:13 am
  • Solarte has two hits, two runs in loss to ARI
    Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Solarte turned in his third straight multi-hit game, scoring runs in the third and ninth innings. He's got hits in six of his last seven games, including those four two-hit efforts, to raise his average to .274 since joining the Padres. Solarte is batting .262/.344/.377 overall this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:25 pm
  • Kemp hits two-run homer in win over Giants
    Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Kemp hit the two-run blast off Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit in the sixth inning. The homer gives him 20 on the season, guaranteeing him the fifth 20-homer season of his career. Injuries hampered Kemp in the early going, but the 29-year-old has come on strong to post a .283/.347/.490 line through Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:30 pm
  • Matt Kemp back in Dodgers' lineup
    Matt Kemp is back in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Kemp exited Saturday's contest after fouling a ball off his foot, but he's fine. The outfielder is having a solid bounce-back season with a .284/.348/.486 batting line, 19 homers and 72 RBI over 137 games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:52 am
  • Morse to take BP Monday or Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) won't take batting practice until Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse had been swinging, but only at about 50 percent. He should return to the lineup shortly if he can swing at full effort Monday or Tuesday, but there are certainly no guarantees that will happen. Morse has yet to play this month due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:15 am
  • Chad Qualls (hip) reports improvement
    Chad Qualls (hip) said Saturday that he's feeling better.

    Advice: Qualls is dealing with an issue in his right hip that he thinks might be nerve-related. He's not sure when (or if) he'll be cleared to return to action, but it does appear a bit of progress is being made. The Astros have used Josh Fields and Tony Sipp in the ninth inning with Qualls out. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:41 am
  • Mike Trout homers twice in Angels' win
    Mike Trout went 3-for-3 with two solo homers and an intentional walk Saturday in the Angels' 5-2 defeat of the Astros.

    Advice: Trout collected his 33rd and 34th homers and his 39th double. Really, if there was any question left, he might have just locked up AL MVP honors tonight. Trout leads the league with 107 runs scored and 107 RBI, he's moved into a tie for third in homers and he's third behind Jose Abreu and Victor Martinez in OPS, while obviously having greater defensive value than those two. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Yasiel Puig goes 3-for-5 in rout
    Yasiel Puig had three hits and three runs scored in Saturday's drubbing of the Giants.

    Advice: Sure, everyone had a nice game for the Dodgers tonight, but it's still an important step forward for Puig, who was in a 10-for-73 slump since his last three-hit game on Aug. 15. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:36 pm
  • Trumbo goes 3-for-5, drives in three vs. Pads
    Mark Trumbo finished 3-for-5 with three RBI as the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 10-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: Trumbo smacked a two-run single in the first inning and later scored on a wild pitch. He then plated Chris Owings on a fielder's choice in the second and doubled in the fifth before singling and scoring again in the eighth. Trumbo seems to be finding a groove now after struggling initially in his return from a fractured foot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Matt Kemp exits after fouling ball off foot
    Matt Kemp left Saturday's game versus the Giants after fouling a ball off his foot.

    Advice: Joc Pederson took over for Kemp in the outfield. Kemp was 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI before exiting the game in the fourth inning. He should be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:56 pm
  • Will Venable (back) remains out of the lineup
    Will Venable (back) remains out of the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Venable has been sidelined with a back strain since Wednesday. He holds a poor batting line of .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and 27 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:20 pm
  • Mike Trout doubles, triples in win
    Mike Trout doubled, tripled and drove in two runs as the Angels topped the Astros 11-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Trout also scored twice, giving him 104 runs and 105 RBI through 143 games. He leads the AL in both categories. The win was the Angels' ninth straight, giving them an 11-game lead in the AL West. Their magic number is just seven with 16 games to go. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:29 pm
  • Chad Qualls could have nerve issue in hip
    Chad Qualls is dealing with an issue in his right hip that he thinks might be nerve-related.

    Advice: The ailment was originally described as a glute problem, but it appears it's more in his hip. "I don't know if it's just tight hip or something like that that's putting pressure on kind of a nerve back there, get like just a warm feeling - just in like a six-inch feeling just down kind of the side of my leg. When I sit down or laid down it wouldn't hurt, and then if I walk around it gets irritated." Qualls is receiving treatment and is being considered day-to-day, but there's no guarantee that he makes it back this season. Josh Fields and Tony Sipp have picked up saves for the Astros over the last week and both need to be owned in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:44 am
  • Martin Prado returned to action on Thursday September 11. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:55 am
     
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  • Prado homers as Yankees come back late to win
    Martin Prado's pinch-hit eighth-inning two-run home run helped the Yankees come from behind late to defeat the Rays on Thursday.

    Advice: After Rays starter Alex Cobb lost his no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning, Prado came off of the bench to hit for Brendan Ryan and manager Joe Girardi's decision paid off. Prado lifted a Brad Boxberger offering to left field, halving the Rays' lead to 4-2. It's already the sixth home run he has hit since joining the Yankees at the trade deadline, surpassing his four-month total with the D'Backs. Along with his 11 home runs, Prado has knocked in 57 runs and is slashing .278/.319/.407 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:33 pm
     
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  • Morse (oblique) likely out this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) is not expected to play this weekend.

    Advice: He's still swinging the bat at only 50 percent. Morse is only 10 days removed from straining his oblique, so his continued absence isn't a surprise even though the Giants had expressed optimism that he could be back by now. He's hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:39 pm
  • Buster Posey propels Giants to win
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Thursday.

    Advice: It would have been a four-hit day if not for a nice play in the eighth. Even so, Posey is hitting .472 in 36 at-bats this month and .371 with eight homers and 28 RBI in 143 at-bats since the beginning of August. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:26 pm
  • Jake Petricka records 13th save
    Jake Petricka pitched a scoreless ninth for his 13th save Thursday against the A's.

    Advice: Petricka also earned a save last night after a long layoff that includes a few days away to attend the birth of his child. There's a good chance he'll get Friday off now, so perhaps Zach Putnam will pick up a save opp. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:06 pm
  • Prado (hamstring) out again Thursday
    Martin Prado (hamstring) is out of the Yankees' lineup again Thursday.

    Advice: Prado will now miss his third straight start due to a lingering left hamstring issue. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
     
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  • Pagan batting .375 over his last 11 contests
    Angel Pagan went 1-for-3 and drove home a run in Wednesday night's 5-0 win against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Pagan is 20-for-41 in his last 10 games against the Diamondbacks. He's been snacking on more than Arizona pitching recently. Pagan is 18-for-48 (.375) with five RBI, nine runs and two stolen bases in his last 11 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Vogelsong shuts out Snakes for 6 2/3 frames
    Ryan Vogelsong worked 6 2/3 shutout innings, allowing two hits, in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Vogelsong wasn't perfect, of course, striking out only two and walking five. He was yanked before reaching seven innings after cracking 100 pitches. Vogelsong appeared to turn the corner last month, going 3-1 with a 2.58 ERA in six starts, but was then eviscerated for a career-high eight runs (on four homers) over five innings at Colorado in his first start of September. Hopefully that start was a one-outing aberration. Vogelsong has a rematch against the Diamondbacks next week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Will Venable diagnosed with back strain
    Will Venable was diagnosed with a back strain.

    Advice: Venable left Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers after five innings and Padres manager Bud Black told reporters after the game that he will "probably be out a couple days." Venable has been a major disappointment this season, batting just .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and nine stolen bases in 132 games. He had 22 homers and 22 steals in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Iwakuma yields 4 runs in loss to the Astros
    Hisashi Iwakuma worked just 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday, allowing four runs on six hits in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Iwakuma did strike out six batters, but a two-out three-run Astros' rally in the second inning did him in. He's been in a real funk recently, logging a 7.24 ERA across his last three starts before tonight, though he did enter tonight 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA over his last five outings against division rivals, and 5-1 in his last six home appearances. Iwakuma (14-7, 3.11 ERA) better get it together, because he has a big start on deck with a date against the Angels scheduled for Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:22 pm
  • Kemp goes 1-for-4 with a run scored
    Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: Matt Kemp is riding a 17-game hitting streak, the longest in the majors at the moment. His batting average is up to .282, and he's now at 19 homers and 69 RBI, four and 13 of which, respectively, came during the aforementioned 17-game stretch. We lament the loss of speed in Kemp's fantasy game (eight steals), but are pleased to report the power never left (.483 slugging percentage, a mere 10 points below his career mark). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker notches 15th victory
    Matt Shoemaker rebounded from last Friday's poor showing to hold the Rangers to one run in 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's victory.

    Advice: After getting a couple of first-inning runs, Shoemaker had it easy in this one against the depleted Rangers offense. He allowed seven hits, but all were singles and he didn't walk anyone. He struck out two. Shoemaker improved to 15-4 with a 3.16 ERA. He's not going to win Rookie of the Year, but he'll place second or third on a bunch of ballots. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Jake Petricka perfect for 12th save
    Jake Petricka pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save as the White Sox beat the A's 2-1 on Wednesday.

    Advice: The White Sox scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to take an unexpected lead. Petricka, who hadn't worked since Sept. 2 after missing the weekend to be with his wife and newborn, was probably going to pitch the ninth either way. He's not assured every remaining save chance for the White Sox, but he remains the best bet in their pen. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:52 pm
  • Venable leaves game with undisclosed injury
    Will Venable left Wednesday's game against the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened to the outfielder, but Cameron Maybin replaced him in center field to start the bottom of the fifth inning. The Padres should give an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • 37-pitch first inning dooms Williams in loss
    Jerome Williams lost his first game since joining the Phillies, surrendering four runs over five innings against the Pirates on Wednesday.

    Advice: Williams needed 37 pitches to get out of the first inning after the Pirates plated two runs on a Russell Martin single. To Williams' credit, he settled down until the fifth, when the Pirates pushed across two more runs. All in all, the right-hander gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out a season-high eight. Williams has been solid since joining the Phillies, but his last two starts have been mediocre. He owns a 3.44 ERA and a 26/13 K/BB ratio in red pinstripes. The Padres await him in his next start, which will occur in San Diego on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Puig batting leadoff for Dodgers Wednesday
    Yasiel Puig is batting leadoff for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against the Padres.

    Advice: Puig is an extended slump and hit seventh on Tuesday night, but manager Don Mattingly has decided to give him the bump in the hope that it provides a spark. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Martin Prado (hamstring) out again Wed.
    Martin Prado (hamstring) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Prado is nursing a lingering left hamstring issue and could miss a few more days. He's batting .298/.322/.509 with five homers over 31 games since joining the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:40 pm
     
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  • Cashner gives up 2 runs in win against LAD
    Andrew Cashner surrendered two earned runs in seven innings Tuesday in a 6-3 win against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Cashner mostly danced around nine hits, but he did make a big mistake in serving up Adrian Gonzalez's two-homer in the sixth inning; before tonight, he'd never given up a homer to Los Angeles (46 innings). He struck out two and walked one. The win snapped his winless streak at 11 starts. Cashner kicks off a two-start week with an outing against the Phillies on Monday in Petco. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:30 pm
  • Chad Qualls dealing with glute injury
    Chad Qualls was unavailable to pitch Tuesday due to a right glute issue.

    Advice: It explains why Josh Fields was used in the ninth inning and converted his second straight save. Qualls is being listed as day-to-day, so it shouldn't be a long-term issue. Still, the veteran reliever has also struggled lately, so picking up Fields just in case might not be a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 pm
  • Hernandez yields 2 ER over 3 frames to loss
    Roberto Hernandez coughed up five runs -- two earned -- over three innings Tuesday in a loss to the Padres.

    Advice: He gave up a career-high four home runs in his last outing -- last week against the Nationals -- and coughed up another tonight. The right-hander toted a 8.78 ERA across three career starts at Dodger Stadium to the mound this evening, and then pitched so poorly that Don Mattingly refused to send him out for the fourth inning. Hernandez (8-11, 4.04 ERA) punches the clock next week on Blake Street when he tangles with the Rockies in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 pm
  • Posey drives in a pair of runs in 5-1 victory
    Buster Posey finished 0-for-4 but still drove in a pair of runs in the Giants' 5-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: He grounded into an RBI fielder's choice in the second inning, and lifted a sacrifice fly to left in the sixth to score Angel Pagan. Posey adores Arizona pitching. Even though he didn't hit safely tonight, he came into this game batting .390 with three homers and 14 RBI in his last 15 games versus the Snakes. It wasn't a surprise he scratched out an RBI against Wade Miley, against whom he entered 9-for-20 with a homer and three doubles lifetime. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Miley only finishes 2 innings in dud vs. LAD
    Wade Miley made it through just two innings, allowing three runs on four walks and five hits, in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: This epic dud came out of nowhere, and comes at a most inopportune time with fantasy playoffs beginning in head-to-head formats. Miley was 0-2 with a 1.69 ERA in his last four starts, but he received a grand total of only three runs during that time. He didn't receive any support this time either -- Arizona lost 5-1 -- but Miley wouldn't have been around for a decision even if his teammates had decided to lug their lumber to the yard. The left-hander hosts San Francisco this weekend looking to get back on track. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:49 pm
  • Danks surrenders four runs in loss to A's
    John Danks gave up four runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was a prototypical start for the left-hander -- seven hits, a walk, and just three strikeouts. Also prototypical was the decision, as Danks has now lost five straight decisions dating back to July. Danks will take a 9-11 record and 5.05 ERA into Sunday's matchup with the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:01 pm
  • Arcia's 2-run HR the difference as Twins win
    Oswaldo Arcia's fourth-inning two-run home run proved to be the difference as the Twins topped the Indians on Tuesday.

    Advice: Arcia, who finished 2-for-4 on the evening, slugged a 415-foot shot to right-center in the fourth inning off of Trevor Bauer, capping off a four-run frame. The Indians finished with three runs. Arcia is lackluster in the average and on-base departments, but will show up every now and then to go yard. He's slashing .220/.293/.439 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:23 pm
  • Morse (oblique) out until this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) will be sidelined at least until this weekend.

    Advice: Morse received a cortisone shot for his strained left oblique last week but remains sore. The slugger has yet to play this month due to the ailment. He's sporting a .280/.338/.477 batting line with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Michael Morse (oblique) out again Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) remained out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: The club was hoping Morse would be ready Tuesday after missing a week of action, but obviously he's not. He remains day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is in left field again Tuesday in Morse's place. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:35 pm
  • Prado (hamstring) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Martin Prado is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays due to a lingering left hamstring injury.

    Advice: Prado injured his hamstring one week ago and has been playing at less than 100 percent since returning to the lineup. The Yankees are playing it safe with him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:57 pm
     
    Disabled List
  • Puig (stomach) goes 0-for-2 in return Sunday
    Yasiel Puig (stomach) finished 0-for-2 with a walk in his return to the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Puig was held out of action on Saturday with a minor stomach problem. An IV did the trick, but the struggling 23-year-old basically seems to be splitting time in center field at this point with Joc Pederson. It's all very poor timing for Puig's fantasy owners. He had a .959 OPS on August 3. That's now down to .861. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:57 am
  • Angel Pagan plates lone run in loss to Tigers
    Angel Pagan went 1-for-5 and drove home the Giants lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Pagan has been an extremely valuable fantasy contributor this season when he's been able to stay in the Giants lineup, unfortunately those times have been limited. Through his 359 at-bats, he's slashing .298/.339/.387 with three homers, 26 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 9:05 pm
  • Hammel fans seven in no-decision vs. Astros
    Jason Hammel struck out seven while allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Sunday.

    Advice: Hammel held the Astros scoreless until the seventh, when they plated both their runs against the right-hander. He gave up five hits and a walk on the day. It was another good start for Hammel after a rough beginning with the A's. He's now got a 4.70 ERA in the American League, and he'll look to improve on those numbers Friday at the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 6:51 pm
  • Kemp hits 19th home run in win over D'backs
    Matt Kemp hit his 19th home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The homer was Kemp's only hit in four at-bats. The outfielder started slow but has picked up the pace recently -- he hit five home runs in August, the most of any month so far, and he's got three already in September. The homer also gives him 68 RBI, and two more will be his highest total since his monster 2011 season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 5:47 pm
  • Kendrick drives in four in drubbing of Twins
    Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBI in the Angels' lopsided 14-4 win over the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: Kendrick led off the second inning with a solo home run, his sixth of the year. In the fifth, he hit a two-run triple. And he added an RBI single in the seventh. The three-hit effort followed a four-hit game for the 31-year-old, raising his season line to .285/.342/.386. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:36 pm
  • Trout hits 32nd home run in win over Twins
    Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Trout hit a two-run homer in the third inning, his 32nd of the season. That's a career high, as are his 102 RBI. Trout is batting .285/.370/.552 with 97 runs scored on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:19 pm
  • Wilin Rosario activated from disabled list
    Rockies activated C Wilin Rosario from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Rosario missed the last two weeks of action with left wrist inflammation. Michael McKenry played well while Rosario was out, but Rosario should return to playing pretty much every day. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 10:28 am
  • Prado doubles twice in Yankees' defeat of KC
    Martin Prado finished 3-for-4 in the Yankees' win over the Royals on Saturday in New York.

    Advice: Prado had been sidelined for much of this week with a mild left hamstring strain but showed no lingering discomfort on Saturday in the Bronx, tallying two doubles and a single. He has found new life since being traded away from the Diamondbacks, now batting .309 with an .860 OPS in 30 games for the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 4:05 pm
     
    Disabled List
  • Chad Qualls blows sixth save of the season
    Chad Qualls blew his sixth save of the season Saturday in the Astros' loss to the A's.

    Advice: And it was his fifth blown save of the year against Oakland. Qualls was called on in the bottom of the ninth with runners at first and third and the Astros leading by two. He gave up a game-tying double to Josh Reddick and then Jed Lowrie hit a walkoff single. Yikes. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 3:56 pm
  • Yasiel Puig out Saturday with stomach issues
    Yasiel Puig is out of the Dodgers' lineup with stomach problems on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Puig is getting an IV. Joc Pederson will draw the start in center field on Saturday and could continue to see regular playing time down the stretch this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 3:16 pm
  • Puig benched for Pederson again on Saturday
    Yasiel Puig is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup again on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Joc Pederson is starting in center field over Puig and could continue to see regular playing time down the stretch. Pederson had a monstrous 2014 season at Triple-A and is the Dodgers' best defensive outfielder by far. He needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 2:41 pm
  • Jake Petricka out this weekend due to baby
    Jake Petricka will not be available this weekend against the Indians, as he just welcomed a new child.

    Advice: Zach Putnam will presumably handle save opportunities in Petricka's place. Petricka has a cool 2.73 ERA with 11 saves on the season for the White Sox. He should be back in the Chicago bullpen Monday against the Athletics. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 2:21 pm
  • Buster Posey has three hits, homer in victory
    Buster Posey went 3-for-3 and belted his 20th home run of the season as the Giants defeated the Tigers 5-4 on Saturday afternoon in Detroit.

    Advice: Posey also drew a walk, reaching safely in each of his four plate appearances in the ballgame. His two-out single in the first inning started a four-run rally, and he tacked on the would-be winning run with a solo blast off David Price in the fifth inning. He's in the midst of another MVP-caliber season, slashing .310/.361/.494 with 20 long balls and 79 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 1:25 pm
  • Norichika Aoki not in Royals lineup Saturday
    Norichika Aoki is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off for the speedy outfielder. Carlos Peguero is starting in his place in right field and will hit seventh for the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 9:32 am
  • Pablo Sandoval goes deep to lead Giants
    Pablo Sandoval homered and drove home a pair of runs, leading the Giants in an 8-2 romp over the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: Sandoval got the game's scoring started with an RBI single off Rick Porcello in the first inning then blasted his 16th home run of the season off Buck Farmer in the sixth. He finished the night 2-for-5, raising his season slash to .289/.332/.440 to compliment his 16 long balls and 66 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 10:18 pm
  • Matt Kemp hits 18th homer
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 and hit his 18th homer Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp is hitting .310 with 10 homers in 158 at-bats since the All-Star break. He'll probably never be a fantasy MVP again, but given that he's just turning 30 this month, there's no reason to think he doesn't have more productive seasons left in him. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 10:07 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker pulled after four
    Matt Shoemaker lasted just four innings and gave up three runs Friday versus the Twins.

    Advice: Quite a comedown for a guy who entered the night on a 21 2/3-inning scoreless streak over his previous three starts. Shoemaker allowed six hits, walked three and struck out just two in this one. Oswaldo Arcia homered off him. The Angels really can't afford to have Shoemaker wear down now; they may not need him overly much this month, but he's a huge part of their October plans. He's due to face the Rangers next. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 9:56 pm
  • Williams roughed up in five innings vs Nats
    Jerome Williams surrendered five runs (four earned) in five innings in Friday's 9-8 win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Williams did not factor into the decision. He served up a two-run home run to Adam LaRoche in the first inning and was off to the run-allowing races after that. He proceeded to give up a sacrifice fly in the fourth and a two-run double to Anthony Rendon in the fifth. Williams struck out three and walked two to go with the nine hits he allowed. Despite the rough outing, he still holds an ERA of 2.84 with the Phillies, though his overall ERA of 5.34 looks considerably less shiny. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 9:13 pm
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