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  • Kluber struggles, gives up 5 runs and 10 hits
    Corey Kluber yielded five runs in 5 2/3 innings, taking his 12th loss of the season on Monday versus the Angels.

    Advice: Kluber served up 10 hits, including a two-run home run to Conor Gillaspie. He also walked none while striking out four. The right-hander, last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, has been inconsistent this year, sitting on a 3.60 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 176/32 K/BB ratio over 162 2/3 innings. Kluber squares off at home against the Twins next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Richards fans 11 as Angels beat the Indians
    Garrett Richards allowed four runs and struck out a season-high 11 batters in 7 1/3 innings as the Angels hung on to beat the Indians on Monday.

    Advice: Richards fell behind 3-0 after the first inning, but corrected course after that. He gave up four hits and three walks along with the 11 K's. The right-hander moves to 11-8 on the year with a 3.46 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 102/44 K/BB ratio over 130 innings. Richards will take the hill at home against the Orioles in his next start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Wilson strong in 7 2/3 IP spot start for O's
    Tyler Wilson held the Athletics to two runs in 7 2/3 innings, earning a win in a spot start on Monday.

    Advice: Wilson scattered six hits and a pair of walks with three strikeouts. He allowed a run in the fourth inning on an RBI single to Ike Davis, and the other on an RBI double from Stephen Vogt in the eighth. The right-hander has been effective in 24 2/3 innings in the majors this year, sporting a 2.19 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and a 7/5 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Smith nearly bungles the 9th, gets 10th save
    Carson Smith did not have a particularly good ninth inning, but managed to close out an 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday for his 10th save.

    Advice: The Mariners entered with an 8-4 lead, but Tom Wilson and Rob Rasmussen each allowed a single before Smith was brought in. Smith, however, allowed a one-out, two-run double followed by an RBI single to make it an 8-7 game. After allowing another single, Smith recovered, striking out Michael McKenry, then getting Charlie Blackmon to fly out to end the game. The right-hander has struggled since being entrusted with the responsibility of closing out games in June. He's 10-for-12 in save chances overall with a 2.93 ERA and a 57/13 K/BB ratio over 43 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Hernandez allows 11 hits but gets 13th win
    Felix Hernandez won his 13th game of the season, giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings versus the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: Hernandez was coming off of a beating against the Diamondbacks in which he gave up 12 hits. He gave up 11 hits this time around, but the Rockies could only capitalize for four runs. He also walked one while striking out nine. Though Hernandez's numbers are down from last year's effort -- when he finished second in AL Cy Young Award balloting -- his 3.13 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 140/41 K/BB ratio in 143 2/3 innings are quite good nevertheless. He'll host the Rangers in his next start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Butler hit around for seven runs in 4 innings
    Eddie Butler faltered in a loss to the Mariners on Monday, allowing seven runs in four innings.

    Advice: He didn't have anything working on this particular evening, as the Mariners bashed three homers, including back-to-back solo taters by Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz in the second inning. The lefty allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out two. Butler owns a poor 5.45 ERA on the year along with a 1.79 WHIP and a 38/37 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings. He'll attempt to defeat the Nationals in a road start next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Blackmon's 4-hit night wasted as Rockies lose
    Charlie Blackmon registered four hits, including two doubles, in six at-bats on Monday as the Rockies were felled by the Mariners.

    Advice: Blackmon doubled to lead off the bottom of the first and came around to score on a Jose Reyes single. He added an RBI double in the sixth inning. It's been another fine year for the outfielder, who's hitting .298/.366/.471 with 12 home runs, 44 RBI, 29 stolen bases, and 64 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Seager has a big night as Mariners edge Rocks
    Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a solo home run, and three runs scored on Monday as the Mariners outlasted the Rockies.

    Advice: Seager hit the first of back-to-back home runs with Nelson Cruz. He also scored runs in the first and seventh innings. The third baseman had been in a slump, batting .133 (4-for-30) in his previous seven games. Seager's numbers on the season are solid, hitting .270/.329/.447 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Cruz belts 30th HR, Mariners hang on to win
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run as the Mariners narrowly escaped with a win against the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: Cruz went back-to-back with Kyle Seager in the second inning, extending the Mariners' lead to 6-1. It's his 30th homer of the year, marking only the third time he's crossed the 30-homer threshold in 11 big league seasons. (He's hit 29 twice, though.) Cruz has also knocked in 66 runs while hitting .321/.385/.590. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Boxberger averts trouble, gets his 27th save
    Brad Boxberger worked out of trouble to earn his 27th save as the Rays beat the White Sox 5-4 on Monday.

    Advice: Boxberger allowed a leadoff single to Alexei Ramirez, who promptly stole second base. Adam LaRoche then hit a single to center field, but Ramirez was thrown out. Avisail Garcia then struck out, and Carlos Sanchez lined out to end the game. Boxberger moves to 27-for-29 in save chances with a 56/21 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Quintana solid in a no-decision vs. the Rays
    Jose Quintana held the Rays to two runs in six innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost late on Monday.

    Advice: Quintana allowed an RBI double in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth, accounting for the damage. He scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out seven, but the White Sox wouldn't score until he was out of the game. Despite having only six wins, Quintana has a solid 3.50 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 123/29 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings. He will face the tough Royals on the road in his next start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Karns pitches well in a no-decision vs. CHW
    Nate Karns pitched well, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings, but got a no-decision as the Rays rallied late to overcome the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Karns was working on a shutout until Jose Abreu bashed a two-run home run in the sixth inning, chasing the right-hander from the game. He gave up only three hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. Karns has limited the opposition to two or fewer runs in 16 of 21 starts, resulting in a 3.37 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 113/42 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 innings. He'll do battle with the Mets at home next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Lonnie Chisenhall departs with whiplash
    Lonnie Chisenhall left Monday's game against the Angels due to a cervical strain.

    Advice: It's a fancy way of saying he had whiplash, which he suffered after making a diving attempt in right field. Consider Chisenhall day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Abreu homers, but White Sox lose late to Rays
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Abreu tied the game up at 2-2 in the sixth inning when he drilled a two-run home run to center field off of Nate Karns. The first baseman has been on a power surge of late, homering five times in his last 11 games, giving him 19 on the year along with 64 RBI and a .299/.355/.510 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Cubs/Pirates postponed due to rain
    Monday's game between the Cubs and Pirates has been postponed due to rain.

    Advice: No makeup date has been announced. Jon Lester lasted just 1 2/3 innings and Francisco Liriano two frames in a game that was delayed twice by rain before finally getting called. It's unclear when Lester and Liriano will make their next start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Cruz crushes 440-foot homer against Twins
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a long solo home run in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Cruz belted his prodigious bomb off of Twins closer Glen Perkins with two outs in the ninth. It was the first run that either team scored on the day. The Twins would tie it up in the bottom of the inning before the Mariners pushed across three runs in the 11th to pick up the victory. Cruz has been on fire of late, with homers in each of his last three games and five over his last eight. He's now hitting a sterling .317/.380/.581 with 29 homers and 65 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Tyler Wilson to start for Orioles on Monday
    Orioles recalled RHP Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: He'll draw a spot start for the Orioles on Monday against the Athletics in Oakland. The 25-year-old hurler has appeared in five games for the O's this season, compiling a 2.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 4/3 K/BB ratio in 17 innings. He doesn't make for a very attractive streaming option in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:37 pm
  • Lonnie Chisenhall homers for Indians
    Lonnie Chisenhall homered for the Indians' only run Saturday against the A's.

    Advice: Chisenhall is 4-for-11 in three games since returning to the majors Thursday. Since he's likely to keep on starting in the outfield against righties, he should be a nice AL-only option the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:48 pm
  • Cruz smashes homer and double in loss
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Cruz took Twins starter Kyle Gibson deep for a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning. The bomb was his 28th of the year. He's homered in four of his last seven games, including each of his last two. For the season, he's slashing .316/.380/.576 with the 28 homers and 64 RBI. Cruz will go through his cold streaks, as he did in a tough June, but when he's on, his bat is magical. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • Blackmon doubles and triples to spark victory
    Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double and triple in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: With the big game, Blackmon's now hit six triples. He's slashing .292/.361/.464 with 12 homers and 44 RBI. The Rockies are playing out the string, but that's not Blackmon's fault, and he's hitting toward career highs in multiple offensive categories to this point in the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • Nathan Karns pushed back until Monday
    Nathan Karns will make his next start on Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: He gets moved back a day as Jake Odorizzi will take the hill on Sunday against the Red Sox. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners in weekly formats who used Karns this week, as he loses a double, though it's made up next week with the White Sox and Mets on tap. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:37 am
  • Lonnie Chisenhall goes 3-for-4, doubles
    Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with a double and a steal as the Indians' right fielder on Friday.

    Advice: Chisenhall will get a chance to take some of David Murphy's at-bats, though how much playing he receives will hinge on what happens with Nick Swisher following his return. Ideally, Chisenhall would be in there pretty regularly against right-handers the rest of the way before the Indians have to decide whether to tend him a contract for 2016. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:05 am
  • Nelson Cruz goes 4-for-5, homers
    Nelson Cruz finished 4-for-5 with a homer and a double versus the Twins in Friday's win.

    Advice: After a month and a half of little production, Cruz has picked it back up again since the All-Star break, hitting six homers in his last 15 games. He remains a particularly strong DFS play whenever the Mariners are facing a mediocre lefty. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:43 pm
  • Abreu smacks two-run homer vs. Yankees
    Jose Abreu launched a two-run homer Friday in a losing effort against the Yankees.

    Advice: Abreu finished July with a flourish, batting .381 (16-for-42) with four home runs and 15 RBI over his last 11 games. He has hit safely in all of them. The 28-year-old is in a good situation in Chicago and it would be no surprise if he led the AL in homers over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Indians recall Lonnie Chisenhall from AAA
    Indians recalled INF Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: With Brandon Moss shipped out of town, Chisenhall could see some action in the corner outfield, where he had been working in the minors. Unless he finds everyday at-bats though, his fantasy value is limited to AL-only formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • TB listening to offers for starter Nate Karns
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Rays are listening to offers for Nate Karns.

    Advice: Passan says Karns is drawing interest "from a number of teams," and rightly so. The 27-year-old right-hander has posted an impressive 3.37 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 106/40 K/BB ratio across 115 innings this season for Tampa Bay and he is under contractual control through 2020. It'll probably take a big return for the Rays to move him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:21 am
  • Jose Quintana wins second straight start
    Jose Quintana held the Red Sox to two runs in 6 1/3 innings to pick up a win on Wednesday.

    Advice: Quintana got a month's worth of run support tonight, as the White Sox busted out for nine runs to give him his sixth win of the season. It's the first time they've done so well in one of his starts since July 2014. With a shutout of the Indians last time out, Quintana has won back-to-back starts for the first time this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Richards falters late, loses to the Astros
    Garrett Richards came apart late, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Richards had a no-hitter through the first four innings, but the Astros manufactured a pair of runs in the fifth, then clubbed a solo home run in both the sixth and seventh. Overall, the right-hander gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. Richards has cobbled together a fine season, currently holding a 3.38 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 91/41 K/BB ratio over 122 2/3 innings. He'll take a crack at the struggling Indians at home next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:05 pm
  • Felix Hernandez hit hard in loss to D'Backs
    Felix Hernandez was hit hard in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, allowing seven runs on 12 hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: On the plus side, he did manage to strike out seven while issuing just one walk in the rough outing. His primary nemesis in this one was Welington Castillo who blasted a pair of home runs. Even with this debacle, Hernandez will carry a 3.02 ERA and 131/40 K/BB ratio into a tough matchup against the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:45 pm
  • Lester strikes out 14 in win over the Rockies
    Jon Lester limited the Rockies to two runs over eight innings Wednesday in the Cubs' 3-2 victory.

    Advice: Lester struck out 14 and walked just one in the dominant outing on a hot, sunny day at Wrigley Field. The left-hander has been on a roll for the last couple of months, now boasting a 3.26 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 136/32 K/BB ratio in 132 2/3 total innings. He will get the Pirates on the road next time out. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:07 pm
  • Corey Kluber goes the distance versus Royals
    Corey Kluber went the distance against the Royals Wednesday, recording six strikeouts while allowing just one run in a 12-1 victory.

    Advice: He missed out on a shutout when Alex Rios had an RBI groundout in the ninth inning, but that's hardly anything to quibble over. Kluber permitted just five base knocks on the day and issued just one free pass as the Tribe rolled to a win. The reigning American League Cy Young winner has a superb 172/32 K/BB ratio over 157 innings this season to go along with a 3.44 ERA. He'll get the Angels on the road next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:11 pm
  • Cruz homers, but Mariners fall to the D'Backs
    Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Mariners dropped Tuesday's game to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The Mariners had fallen behind 6-1 after the top of the sixth when Cruz got one back with a solo shot off of Zack Godley in the bottom half. It's his fifth home run in his last eight games, giving him 26 on the season with 61 RBI and a .309/.375/.559 batting line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:18 pm
  • Abreu homers among three hits, White Sox roll
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the White Sox jumped on the Red Sox 9-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Abreu had three of the team's 14 hits on the evening, hitting a two-run homer in the sixth before adding an RBI double in the eighth. The homer was his 16th of the year, giving him 56 RBI. The three-hit night extended his modest hitting streak to eight games while raising his overall line to .296/.349/.489. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:44 pm
  • Rays unlikely to trade Boxberger, McGee
    Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that it would take a "deadline type premium" for the Rays to trade Brad Boxberger or Jake McGee.

    Advice: Boxberger isn't eligible for arbitration until after next season, so he always seemed unlikely to be dealt. It appears McGee will also probably stay put even though he's starting to get expensive in arbitration. Kevin Jepsen seems like the Rays reliever most likely to be on the move. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:03 pm
  • Boxberger closes out Tigers for his 25th save
    Brad Boxberger picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Boxberger struck out J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos, issued a walk to Alex Avila, then got Jose Iglesias to ground out to end the game. The right-hander is now 25-for-27 in save chances on the year with a 3.10 ERA and a 51/20 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Karns stymies Tigers, allows one run in 6 IP
    Nate Karns got the win on Monday against the Tigers after limiting them to a lone run in six innings of work.

    Advice: Karns tossed six shutout innings, but allowed a leadoff home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the seventh. Victor Martinez added a single before the right-hander was lifted. They were two of three hits he allowed on the night with no walks and three strikeouts. Karns has limited the opposition to two or fewer runs in seven of his last eight starts and now boasts a 3.37 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and a 106/40 K/BB ratio over 115 innings. He'll face the Red Sox at Fenway Park next. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Abreu notches three RBI in win over Indians
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Saturday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Abreu did his damage with a pair of RBI singles, the first a two-RBI base knock off Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the first inning. He would notch the other single in the ninth inning, pushing the score to 9-3. Abreu's hitting .289/.339/.473 with 15 homers and 52 RBI this season. He's not going to match the 36 homers he hit last season unless he goes on an epic power surge, but it's been a nice sophomore campaign even without quite as many pyrotechnics. Rotoworld.com Jul 25, 7:13 pm
  • Felix Hernandez earns 12th victory
    Felix Hernandez yielded two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in beating the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: Hernandez struck out seven and walked one in earning his 12th win. He's allowed a total of four runs in his last five starts, a stretch that has lowered his ERA from 3.24 to 2.59. Let's not count him out of the Cy Young mix just yet. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 10:35 pm
  • Carson Smith records ninth save
    Carson Smith protected a three-run lead in the ninth for his ninth save Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Mariners gave Fernando Rodney a chance to reclaim the closer's role, but since he failed to capitalize, it looks like it's Smith's job for the rest of the year, barring a meltdown. He has a 1.77 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP at the moment. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 10:33 pm
  • Blackmon scores winning run on wild pitch
    Charlie Blackmon scored the winning run on a wild pitch in Friday's 6-5 win over the Reds.

    Advice: With Ryan Mattheus pitching, Blackmon reached on an infield single with one out before stealing second base and moving over to third on a ground out from D.J. LeMahieu. Mattheus then threw a pitch in the dirt which trickled away from Tucker Barnhart and allowed Blackmon to scamper home with the winning run. Blackmon went 3-for-5 on the night and owns an impressive .296/.366/.466 batting line on the season. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 9:45 pm
  • Butler allows three runs in no-decision
    Eddie Butler was handed a no-decision Friday after allowing three runs over six innings against the Reds.

    Advice: All three runs scored in the fourth inning. Butler allowed six hits and three walks (two of them intentional) while striking out three. Things could have been worse, but he managed to strike out opposing pitcher Anthony DeSclafani with runners on twice to avoid further damage. Butler has a 4.77 ERA with more walks (33) than strikeouts (32) over 12 starts this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 9:43 pm
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