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  • Hahn hold Rockies to one run for sixth win
    Jesse Hahn limited the Rockies to one run over six innings to earn the win on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hahn held the Rox to just four hits while walking two on the afternoon. The right-hander also struck out six hitters in the outing. Hahn has now won five of his last seven decisions to pull even at 6-6 overall. The right-hander owns a 3.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 64/25 K/BB ratio heading into a bout with the Yankees in New York on Tuesday.
    22 minutes ago
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • Bettis gives up three runs in loss to A's
    Chad Bettis allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Bettis did well to limit the damage, giving up seven hits -- four of which went for extra bases -- and four walks in the outing. Still, he was on the wrong side of the affair, dropping to 4-3 on the year. The right-hander will carry a 3.67 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Tuesday's meeting with the Angels.
    25 minutes ago
    L, 4-1 ^ @Oak
  • James Shields allows two runs in loss to M's
    James Shields allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Shields didn't pitch horribly, fanning seven and yielding only four hits in a start that lasted into the seventh, but he was thoroughly out-dueled by Mariners youngster Taijuan Walker. Shields now stands 7-3 with a 4.14 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 123/35 K/BB ratio in 104 1/3 innings this season. He'll get the Pirates on the road next.
    28 minutes ago
  • Corbin (elbow) could make debut Saturday
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Patrick Corbin (elbow) could make his season debut Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Corbin was expected to make a final rehab start Thursday, but the club is holding him back with the idea that he could be needed with the big club sooner. Corbin owns a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 minor league innings as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. Corbin is worth owning, if not starting, in all fantasy leagues.
    Today, 3:17 pm
    60-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Tim Hudson excused from Giants for a week
    Tim Hudson has been excused from the Giants for a week for personal reasons.

    Advice: There isn't much information available at this time. Hudson gave up five runs in 6 2/3 innings to the Rockies on Friday and has a rough 4.68 ERA (76 ERA+) this season.
    Today, 2:53 pm
  • Jarred Cosart to start Saturday vs. Cubs
    Jarred Cosart will return to the Marlins' rotation on Saturday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: Jose Urena is probably going to get the boot. Cosart returned from a battle with vertigo last week after sitting out for over a month. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a 4.12 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 27/17 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings this season for the Fish.
    Today, 2:00 pm
  • Jaime Garcia (groin) won't start on Thursday
    Jaime Garcia (groin) won't make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: Garcia is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he was unable to complete scheduled throwing sessions on Saturday and Monday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. He should be fine after one skipped turn in the Cardinals' rotation. Tim Cooney is probably going to fill in on Thursday versus San Diego.
    Today, 1:51 pm
  • Cueto spins eight innings of one-run ball
    Johnny Cueto held the Twins to just one run over eight innings while striking out eight in a 2-1 victory Wednesday.

    Advice: Brian Dozier came around to score after smacking a leadoff double down the left-field line in the sixth inning, but that's all the Twins were able to scrape together against Cueto. In six starts since returning from an elbow issue, Cueto boasts a 2.52 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. In other words, he's looked like his normal self. The righty takes on the Nationals on the road next.
    Today, 12:53 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Min
  • Porcello rocked for seven runs in loss to TOR
    Rick Porcello was hammered for seven earned runs over two innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Porcello yielded five runs in the first inning and two more in the second in another awful outing. The 26-year-old right-hander now has a 6.08 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over his first 16 starts with the Red Sox. He is not looking anything like a $20 million per year pitcher.
    Today, 12:50 pm
  • Trevor May pitches well but takes loss
    Trevor May suffered a loss despite a nice effort Wednesday, yielding just two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings versus the Reds.

    Advice: May might have been pitching for his spot in the rotation and showed well, allowing six hits and three walks while recording six strikeouts. It was a much-needed bounce-back effort from the right-hander after he failed to make it out of the first inning in his last outing. Ervin Santana will join the rotation on Sunday, and May might be the likely to be demoted despite today's effort. If he sticks around, he'll face the Orioles next week.
    Today, 12:34 pm
  • Sonny Gray (illness) remains hospitalized
    Sonny Gray remains hospitalized due to "severe gastroenteritis," according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Advice: The illness has dragged on longer than expected, but it's possible Gray could be discharged later Wednesday or Thursday. His status for his next scheduled start on Sunday remains up in the air, so the A's are keeping Chris Bassitt around in case he's needed again.
    Today, 11:23 am
  • Iglesias (oblique) looks good in rehab start
    Raisel Iglesias (oblique) allowed just one hit over three shutout innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reds manager Bryan Price said the reports on Iglesias were "good." The right-hander is expected to make two more rehab starts before rejoining the big club's rotation after the All-Star break.
    Today, 7:51 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs Min
  • Brad Peacock (intercostal) nearing mound work
    Brad Peacock (intercostal) hopes to resume throwing off a mound next week.

    Advice: Peacock had a setback with his intercostal strain earlier this month but was cleared to resume throwing after having an MRI last Friday. There's no timetable for his return.
    Today, 6:54 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs KC
  • De La Rosa solid in 5 2/3 IP in no-decision
    Rubby De La Rosa scattered two runs in 5 2/3 innings, but got a no-decision in Tuesday's 10-inning loss versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Both runs scored on a Yasmany Tomas home run in the second inning. De La Rosa allowed six hits and a walk overall while striking out seven. He's put together four terrific starts in a row now but still has a mediocre 4.60 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 94/26 K/BB ratio in 101 2/3 innings. De La Rosa will look to keep it going when he faces the Rockies at home in his next start.
    Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Frias goes 5 innings in no-decision vs DBacks
    Carlos Frias allowed three runs in five innings, getting a no-decision as the Dodgers needed 10 innings to fend off the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Frias gave up seven hits and walked three while striking out only one batter. Nick Ahmed struck the big blow in the fourth inning with a two-run home run. Things could've gone a lot worse for Frias. The young right-hander now owns a 4.39 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP and a 40/24 K/BB ratio in 69 2/3 innings. He'll have a decent match-up his next time out as he'll face the Phillies at home.
    Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Bassitt pitches well in relief of Sonny Gray
    Chris Bassitt, making a spot start, limited the Rockies to one run in five innings, but suffered a tough luck loss on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sonny Gray was scratched due to an illness, so Bassitt was called up from Triple-A Nashville. The right-hander scattered five hits, walked none, and struck out three in the effort. As Gray will presumably be over his illness soon, Bassitt is likely headed back to Triple-A.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • De La Rosa blanks the A's over seven frames
    Jorge De La Rosa kept the Athletics off the board over seven innings en route to a win on Tuesday.

    Advice: De La Rosa worked his way around four hits and four walks to keep the A's scoreless. Aside from one poor start against the Brewers, the lefty had a great June, ending the month with a 3.16 ERA across six starts. On the season, he has a 4.59 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP and a 60/35 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. De La Rosa will start on the road against the Diamondbacks next.
    Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Cole pitches well in no-decision vs. Tigers
    Gerrit Cole yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings but got a no-decision as the Pirates needed 14 innings to pull out a 5-4 victory against the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cole allowed run-scoring doubles in each of the fifth and seventh innings. He gave up nine hits overall while walking none and striking out six. He was once again denied his 12th win, but still maintains a terrific 2.20 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a 108/25 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings. Cole will take on the Indians at home in his next outing.
    Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Verlander notches quality start in his return
    Justin Verlander gave up three runs (two earned) in six innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's 14-inning loss against the Pirates.

    Advice: Verlander had his previous start skipped due to mid-back stiffness. He wasn't terribly effective, but the Pirates didn't capitalize nearly often enough. The right-hander allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out only three. Control usually isn't an issue with Verlander, so one has to wonder if his back was a contributing factor on Tuesday. He'll have to work through a tough Blue Jays lineup at home in his next start.
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Nova allows two solo homers to take a loss
    Ivan Nova allowed two solo home runs, proving to be his undoing over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: They both came in the sixth inning, back-to-back shots from Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar. Nova struck out David Freese, but then allowed a double to Matt Joyce to end his evening. He gave up eight hits and two walks overall while striking out seven. The right-hander has been solid in two starts since being activated, as he pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Phillies in his previous start. Nova will face the Athletics at home next.
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Kennedy serves up two homers in loss to SEA
    Ian Kennedy gave up four runs over five innings to take the loss on Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Mike Zunino ripped a solo home run in the third inning to open the scoring. An Austin Jackson RBI single and a two-run Brad Miller home run created a three-run fourth to account for the rest of the offense. Kennedy allowed five hits and a walk overall while striking out five. The right-hander has looked competent at times this season, but hasn't been able to gather any momentum. He has a 5.23 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 70/23 K/BB ratio in 74 innings. Kennedy will try to change his luck with a road start against the Cardinals in his next trip out to the mound.
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Montgomery flirts with no-no, shuts Pads out
    Mike Montgomery flashed terrific stuff in a shutout of the Padres on Tuesday, losing a bid for a no-hitter in the seventh inning.

    Advice: Montgomery has been on fire since debuting in the majors for the first time at the beginning of June. On Tuesday, he brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but lost it with one out when Yangervis Solarte doubled. It was the only hit he allowed in nine innings along with four walks and seven strikeouts. Montgomery now has tossed back-to-back shutouts. The left-hander, through six starts, owns a stellar 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and a 29/12 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings. He'll start in Oakland against the Athletics next.
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • DeSclafani allows 11 hits, six runs in loss
    Anthony DeSclafani allowed six runs on 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: DeSclafani managed to stay mostly dry through the first six innings, allowing three runs but keeping the Twins from putting up a crooked number, but things didn't go so well in the seventh. Two inherited runners being allowed to score didn't help his cause. On the bright side, he did strike out seven in the effort. The loss dropped DeSclafani to 5-6 with a 3.68 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through 16 starts. The 25-year-old will try to bounce back Monday at the Nationals.
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Hughes picks up seventh win against Reds
    Phil Hughes allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hughes gave up seven hits and a walk in the outing, and two of the runs credited to him scored after Hughes had left the game. The other two came on solo homers, a problem that has popped back up for the right-hander this season. After allowing just 16 homers and 32 starts last year, Hughes has now allowed 19 homers through 16 starts in 2015. Even so, he's now 7-6 with a 4.10 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Hughes will take on the AL Central-rival Royals on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Jungmann notches quality start as Brewers win
    Taylor Jungmann notched a quality start in Tuesday's win versus the Phillies, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings.

    Advice: Two runs scored on ground outs in the second and third innings. Carlos Ruiz slugged a solo home run off of him in the sixth. Jungmann gave up five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four on the evening. The right-hander has been solid in five starts thus far, sporting a 2.79 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and a 23/8 K/BB ratio over 29 innings. Jungmann will try to keep it going when he starts against the Reds on the road next.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Sonny Gray (illness) still in hospital
    Sonny Gray remains hospitalized due to the flu.

    Advice: Gray, who had to be scratched from Tuesday's scheduled outing, first started feeling under the weather Monday night and is still being taken care of. Athletics manager Bob Melvin did say the righty is feeling better, but it was too soon to tell when he'd be ready to start again.
    Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Garcia (groin) did not throw bullpener Mon.
    Jaime Garcia (groin) did not throw a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: And he also had to skip a side session Saturday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. It's not clear whether Garcia will be able to start Thursday against the White Sox. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects to have some kind of answer on that by Wednesday afternoon.
    Yesterday, 2:05 pm
  • A's recall RHP Bassitt from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The A's have yet to announce a corresponding roster move. Bassitt will start against the Rockies on Tuesday in place of Sonny Gray, who was scratched due to illness. The 26-year-old has posted a 3.71 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio over 63 innings this season in Triple-A.
    Yesterday, 12:32 pm
  • Sonny Gray scratched Tuesday due to illness
    Sonny Gray was scratched from Tuesday's start against the Rockies due to illness.

    Advice: He should be back to normal in the next couple of days. The A's are calling up Chris Bassitt to fill in.
    Yesterday, 11:47 am
  • A's calling up Bassitt to start Tuesday
    The Athletics are calling up right-hander Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville to start Tuesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Sonny Gray has been scratched from the assignment. Bassitt, 26, owns a 3.71 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio over 63 innings this season in Triple-A.
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • Sonny Gray scratched from Tuesday's start
    Sonny Gray has been scratched from Tuesday's start against the Rockies.

    Advice: No word on the reason for the change. Chris Bassitt will start in his place.
    Yesterday, 11:27 am
  • Corbin (elbow) on track for July 7-8 return
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut for the Diamondbacks on either July 7 or 8 in Texas.

    Advice: Corbin will make one final rehab start on Thursday to complete his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 innings across four rehab starts to this point but has reportedly been hitting the mid-90s on the radar gun. Despite the nice velocity, fantasy owners should probably take a wait-and-see approach with Corbin rather than trusting him right away.
    Monday, 3:45 pm
    60-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Johnny Cueto on Houston's radar
    The Houston Chronicle reports Johnny Cueto is the "most attractive potential acquisition" for the Astros.

    Advice: He's also being pursued by the Blue Jays, Dodgers and Yankees. Cueto is in the last year of his contract and is unlikely to re-sign with Cincinnati. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle said the Astros have also done "scouting homework" on starters Matt Garza, Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir, Mike Leake, Kyle Lohse and Jeff Samardzija. Houston's rotation ranks 14th in strikeouts (365) and 16th in ERA (4.07).
    Monday, 8:52 am
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Min
  • Verlander (back) cleared to start on Tuesday
    Justin Verlander (back) has been cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Tuesday versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Verlander missed his last start with mid-back stiffness, but he's progressed well since then and will avoid the disabled list. The veteran right-hander has allowed eight runs over 11 2/3 innings in his two starts this season.
    Sunday, 7:22 am
  • Iglesias (oblique) ready for rehab assignment
    Raisel Iglesias (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment early this week.

    Advice: Iglesias was cleared for game action after throwing another successful bullpen session on Saturday. "I don't think he has anything else to prove throwing on the side," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "His next outing is sometime early next week in a game. It will take two or three outings probably to build him back up to start." Iglesias should rejoin the Reds' rotation right after the All-Star break.
    Sunday, 6:07 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs Min
  • Jaime Garcia misses side session Saturday
    Jaime Garcia (groin) wasn't able to throw a side session on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cardinals are deciding whether to skip his next turn or push his start from Tuesday to Wednesday. Garcia has gone 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts since coming off the disabled list. He's day-to-day.
    Saturday, 3:03 pm
  • Patrick Corbin k's five in rehab start Friday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) punched out five hitters over six innings of work in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Mobile on Friday.

    Advice: Corbin gave up two runs on four hits and a pair of walks in the outing. He built his stamina up to 87 pitches in this outing and will require just one more rehab start before rejoining the Diamondbacks rotation.
    Saturday, 5:55 am
    60-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Chad Bettis beats Giants for fourth win
    Chad Bettis allowed three runs over six innings in a win against the Giants on Friday.

    Advice: Bettis gave up a homer to Andrew Susac tonight, so he's now allowed four longballs in three starts after not giving up a one in his first six. He did solid work anyway, but we're not liking the trend.
    Friday, 10:58 pm
    L, 4-1 ^ @Oak
  • Tim Hudson gives up five runs to Rockies
    Tim Hudson gave up five runs in 6 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: This probably seals Hudson's fate; he's likely to go on the DL for two or three weeks to help make room for the returning Jake Peavy and Matt Cain in the San Francisco rotation. His ERA stands at 4.68, so a break couldn't hurt.
    Friday, 10:56 pm
  • May doesn't make it out of first inning
    Trevor May failed to make it out of the first inning Friday against the Brewers, allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits.

    Advice: May allowed a leadoff homer to Gerardo Parra and it was all downhill from there. Eight out of the nine batters he faced managed to reach base before Twins manager Paul Molitor brought the hook. The young right-hander came into Friday's outing with a 1.88 ERA over his last four starts, so it was hard to see this one coming. He'll try to put the clunker in the rear-view mirror when he faces the Reds next Friday on the road.
    Friday, 8:27 pm
  • Porcello gives up three runs in no-decision
    Rick Porcello took a no-decision Friday against the Rays after giving up three runs in six innings.

    Advice: He struck out five and walked one. Porcello gave up one run over the first five innings, but the Rays tied things up in the sixth, which extended his winless streak to seven starts. His first season in Boston hasn't gone according to plan, as he owns a 5.54 ERA through 15 starts.
    Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Cueto gives up two runs in loss
    Johnny Cueto gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: It was his first start since last Wednesday, as the Reds decided to give him some extra rest for his elbow. Cueto held the Mets to one run over the first four innings before walking three batters in the fifth inning to force in a run. He gave up just two hits in all, including a leadoff homer to Curtis Granderson. This was his first loss since May 19. The Reds' ace now owns a 2.98 ERA through 14 starts this season. If he can stay healthy, he's highly likely to be traded by July 31.
    Friday, 6:44 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Min
  • Verlander (back) aiming to return Tuesday
    Justin Verlander (back) is shooting to rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Tuesday.

    Advice: Verlander had his last turn skipped due to mid-back stiffness. There was some hope that he could pitch over the weekend, but the Tigers have decided not to push things. He's feeling better, though, and should be able to take the ball against the Tigers.
    Friday, 1:15 pm
  • Jaime Garcia (groin) expected to be fine
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he expects Jaime Garcia (groin) to "stay with his normal (between starts) program."

    Advice: Garcia had to leave Wednesday's start with a cramp near his left groin, but the lefty said Thursday that he felt fine and wasn't limited at all. The schedule will give him an extra day of rest before his next start and it seems like he should be fine to take the ball against the White Sox next week.
    Friday, 5:55 am
  • Anthony DeSclafini gives up one earned run
    Anthony DeSclafini surrendered four runs -- one earned -- in six innings Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: A Eugenio Suarez error fueled the three-run second inning, but it's still on DeSclafini that he gave up a two-run single to A.J. Burnett afterwards. DeSclafini ended up allowing six hits, walking two and striking out five. He hit a little rough patch in the first half of May, but he has a 2.89 ERA over his last seven starts.
    Thursday, 10:02 pm
  • Peacock (intercostal) to undergo MRI Friday
    Brad Peacock (intercostal) is set to undergo an MRI on Friday.

    Advice: Peacock suffered a setback in his recovery and returned back to Houston to be examined last week. He has been on the disabled list since mid-April due to the intercostal injury, so the Astros are hopeful the MRI will give them a better understanding of what's going on and a potential timetable for his return.
    Thursday, 5:13 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs KC
  • Cueto (elbow) will make his start on Friday
    Johnny Cueto (elbow) will make his scheduled start on Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: Cueto hasn't pitched since June 17 after having his last start pushed back due to stiffness in his pitching elbow. He'll likely be pitching in front of representatives of several different clubs, as Cueto is one of the biggest names likely to be moved before next month's trade deadline.
    Thursday, 4:20 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Min
  • James Shields slaughtered in loss to Giants
    James Shields was slaughtered in Thursday’s loss to the Giants, surrendering seven runs on nine hits in his four-plus innings of work.

    Advice: The small silver lining for fantasy owners is that he was able to rack up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking two. It was Shields’ worst start as a member of the Padres and his shortest outing since August of 2013. Now 7-2 on the season, the veteran right-hander will carry a 4.24 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 116/31 K/BB ratio into Wednesday’s start against the Mariners.
    Thursday, 4:06 pm
  • De La Rosa impressive in no-decision
    Rubby De La Rosa spun seven innings of one-run ball Thursday in a no-decision against the Rockies.

    Advice: De La Rosa left with the lead, but the Diamondbacks' bullpen quickly coughed it up in the eighth inning. Still, it was a very impressive outing at a tough place to pitch. De La Rosa gave up just five hits and one walk while striking out five, with the only damage coming on a solo homer from Nolan Arenado in the sixth. The 26-year-old has allowed just two earned runs in 22 innings over his last three starts, improving his ERA from 5.84 to 4.69 in the process. He'll try to keep it going against the Dodgers next week at home.
    Thursday, 4:02 pm
  • Frias spins 5 shutout frames to beat the Cubs
    Carlos Frias hurled five innings of shutout ball to earn a win versus the Cubs on Thursday.

    Advice: Frias, on 82 pitches, worked around seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts to keep the Cubs off the board. The 25-year-old right-hander has been more miss than hit lately for fantasy purposes and should continue to be passed over despite Thursday's results. He has a 4.31 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and a 39/21 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings. Frias will face the Diamondbacks in Arizona next.
    Thursday, 2:54 pm
  • Gray less-than-perfect but still gets 9th win
    Sonny Gray yielded three runs in six innings, earning his ninth win on Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Gray was hit around in his previous start against the Angels and was remarkably human on Thursday as well, giving up nine hits and a walk while striking out seven. Mitch Moreland accounted for two of the three runs with a fifth-inning solo home run and a sixth-inning RBI single. Gray will continue his Cy Young-caliber campaign next week at home against the Rockies. He carries a 2.09 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP and a 97/26 K/BB ratio in 107 2/3 innings.
    Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Jungmann tosses 5 scoreless innings vs. Mets
    Taylor Jungmann shut the Mets out over five innings but took a no-decision as the Brewers ultimately lost on Thursday.

    Advice: Jungmann was inefficient, needing 91 innings to get through five innings, but worked around four hits, a pair of walks, and a hit batsman with five strikeouts. The 25-year-old has been solid in four starts thus far, giving up only seven runs in 23 innings (2.74 ERA) with a 1.22 WHIP and a 19/6 K/BB ratio. Jungmann has what appears to be a favorable match-up coming up, as he'll take on the Phillies in a road start next week.
    Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Jorge De La Rosa exits game with finger issue
    Jorge De La Rosa left Thursday's start against the Diamondbacks after five innings due to a finger injury.

    Advice: It's the same injury he's been dealing with for a few weeks now. De La Rosa tossed five scoreless innings before exiting and allowed four hits and three walks while striking out three.
    Thursday, 1:57 pm
  • Marlins activate Jarred Coast from the DL
    Marlins activated RHP Jarred Cosart from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cosart will rejoin the Marlins on Thursday night after missing over a month with vertigo symptoms. The right-hander is going to pitch out of the bullpen initially.
    Thursday, 12:25 pm
  • Garcia battled groin cramp on Wednesday
    Jaime Garcia dealt with a cramp near his left groin throughout Wednesday's start against the Marlins.

    Advice: But he managed to pitch through the discomfort over seven innings of one-run ball. The cramp only became apparent when Garcia pulled up lame while rounding third base on an eighth-inning RBI single by Matt Carpenter. Randy Choate relieved him in the bottom half of that frame. Garcia boasts a 1.69 ERA in 48 innings this season and should be fine for his next scheduled start at home against the White Sox.
    Thursday, 7:10 am
  • Kennedy's 5 unearned runs sink Padres
    Ian Kennedy held the Giants to one earned run over six innings Wednesday, but was charged with five unearned runs in the 6-0 loss.

    Advice: Leadoff hitter Andrew Susac reached safely on Will Middlebrooks' error in the third inning, setting the stage for a frustrating inning of pecking until Buster Posey blasted a grand slam. Owners who waited out Kennedy's horrific start are almost out of that long, desolate tunnel. After going 2-5 with a 7.15 ERA across his first eight starts, Kennedy had gone 2-0 with a 2.63 mark in his past four prior to tonight. At home against the Mariners next week, Kennedy is usable in just about every format.
    Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Cole falters vs. Reds, fails to get 12th win
    Gerrit Cole struggled on Wednesday against the Reds, serving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings, resulting in his third loss of the season.

    Advice: Cole was going for his league-leading 12th win, but the Reds jumped on him for four runs in the first inning. Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce both hit run-scoring doubles, then Marlon Byrd drilled a two-run home run. Cole gave up eight hits overall, walked three, and struck out five. He still sports a terrific 2.16 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 102/25 K/BB ratio over 95 2/3 innings. The right-hander will aim for redemption in a road start against the Tigers next week.
    Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Garcia stymies Fish before suffering injury
    Jaime Garcia limited the Marlins to one run in seven innings, earning the win on Wednesday, but exited with an injury.

    Advice: Garcia led off the top of the eighth with a single and suffered a leg injury rounding third base when he scored on an RBI single. Randy Choate relieved him. Garcia gave up only five hits while walking none and striking out four. The lone run came courtesy of a Giancarlo Stanton home run to center field in the second inning. Garcia now has a 1.69 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 32/7 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. If he's able to make his next start, it will be at home against the White Sox.
    Wednesday, 6:44 pm
  • Nova shuts down Phillies in return from TJS
    Ivan Nova delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in the Yankees' 10-2 pounding of the Phillies.

    Advice: It was Nova's first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April and he looked as sharp as anyone could have hoped for, yielding only three hits and two walks while pitching into the seventh inning. Now we'll see how he handles a real offense next week in Anaheim. Expectations should be tempered as Nova works back to full strength, though he could make for a decent fantasy streamer in the right matchups.
    Wednesday, 1:30 pm
  • Cosart (vertigo) to be activated on Thursday
    Jarred Cosart (vertigo) will be activated on Thursday and pitch out of the bullpen initially.

    Advice: Dan Haren has been slated to start in Thursday's series finale against the Cardinals and the Marlins don't want to mess with his schedule. Cosart should move back into the rotation in a week or two. He has been sidelined since mid-May with vertigo symptoms.
    Wednesday, 1:18 pm
  • Hughes dominates over eight versus Pale Hose
    Phil Hughes held the White Sox to one run over eight innings Wednesday in the Twins' 6-1 victory.

    Advice: The only run he allowed came on a second-inning solo shot by Adam LaRoche. Hughes was otherwise terrific, yielding only six total hits, walking none, and fanning five. He's had some trouble with the long ball this season, but the 28-year-old has now been dominant in back-to-back outings and could be settling in as the weather warms. Hughes will try to keep it all working next time out in Cincinnati.
    Wednesday, 12:42 pm
  • Raisel Iglesias (oblique) throws off mound
    Raisel Iglesias (oblique) threw a bullpen session Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since he went down with a strained left oblique late last month. The Reds think Iglesias has time to rejoin the rotation prior to the All-Star break as long as he can avoid setbacks.
    Wednesday, 12:09 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs Min
  • Ivan Nova (elbow) returns from disabled list
    Yankees activated RHP Ivan Nova from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Nova will make his season debut on Wednesday versus the Phillies after successfully completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery. It's a nice first matchup for the right-hander, but fantasy owners might want to him him a start or two before sticking him into their lineup.
    Wednesday, 8:49 am
  • Hudson (ankle) could land on disabled list
    The Giants could place Tim Hudson (ankle) on the disabled list when Jake Peavy (back) and Matt Cain (elbow) return.

    Advice: Hudson had surgery on his right ankle back in January and he still has to receive treatment on it every day. The ankle isn't keeping him from making his starts at the moment, but it makes sense to give him some extra rest now with the Giants having extra rotation options. Hudson remains in line to start on Friday versus the Rockies but might be placed on the DL next week.
    Wednesday, 7:12 am
  • Jarred Cosart (vertigo) could return Thursday
    Jarred Cosart (vertigo) could rejoin the Marlins' rotation as soon as Thursday.

    Advice: Cosart went down with vertigo in mid-May but has made three rehab starts and not had any issues. Dan Haren is currently slated to start against the Cardinals on Thursday, but he could be pushed back to the weekend.
    Wednesday, 6:57 am
  • Morosi: Royals inquiring on Cueto, Leake
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that the Royals have inquired to the Reds about the availability of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.

    Advice: The Royals have gotten the fewest innings of any team in baseball out of their starters, so upgrading their rotation is a must if they hope to make another postseason run. As one of the best pitchers in baseball, Cueto would certainly cost much more than Leake, although he's dealt with an elbow injury recently. The Yankees and Tigers are also known to have interest in Cueto.
    Wednesday, 5:45 am
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Min
  • Mike Montgomery hurls shutout to beat Royals
    Mike Montgomery struck out 10 in a complete-game shutout Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Mike Montgomery! Who knew? The former Royals prospect, who was part of the Wil Myers-James Shields trade, was looked at as a reliever by the Rays this spring before being traded to the Mariners for Erasmo Ramirez. Give the Mariners some credit for the pickup, but it's not like they knew what they had here when they left him in Triple-A for the first two months of the season. Montgomery has a 2.05 ERA in five starts since his callup. He struck out just 12 batters in his first four starts, but he was missing bats tonight. He can't be this good, but he's showing enough to suggest that he'll be a fourth or fifth starter going forward.
    Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Verlander scratched Wed. with back stiffness
    Justin Verlander has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start versus the Indians due to mid-back stiffness.

    Advice: The Tigers aren't overly concerned, as this looks like a precautionary move. The hope is that Verlander will be able to start at some point over the next five days. Buck Farmer has been recalled and will fill in for Verlander on Wednesday.
    Tuesday, 8:03 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) to make two more rehab starts
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make two more rehab starts before rejoining the Diamondbacks' rotation.

    Advice: Corbin holds a 6.55 ERA and 6/5 K/BB ratio over 11 innings in his first three rehab outings. It's not a pretty bottom line, but the good news is that he's reportedly hitting the mid-90s on the radar gun. The lefty is a worth stash for fantasy owners, but they probably shouldn't be expecting a whole lot right out of the gate.
    Tuesday, 4:39 pm
    60-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Nova (elbow) to make season debut Wednesday
    Ivan Nova (elbow) will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Nova was knocked around in his final rehab start, but he's feeling healthy and showing good velocity so the Yankees are ready to stick him back into their rotation. The club will go with a six-man rotation for at least one turn, so Nathan Eovaldi and Adam Warren are both safe for now. Fantasy owners should probably give Nova at least a start or two before putting him back into their lineups.
    Jun 22, 1:05 pm
  • Johnny Cueto pushed from Tuesday to Friday
    Johnny Cueto will have his next scheduled start pushed from Tuesday to Friday.

    Advice: A team spokesperson said the change was made to get Cueto some extra rest. The ace right-hander represents the Reds' most intriguing trade chip, so it makes sense to ease up on his workload here in late June. Josh Smith will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to make a spot start Tuesday night against the Pirates.
    Jun 22, 12:35 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Min
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