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  • Milone takes no-decision in start vs. Royals
    Tommy Milone allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision as the Twins went on to defeat the Royals 11-5 in 10 innings on Thursday.

    Advice: Milone has not had good results for the Twins, now sporting a 7.94 ERA in four starts with his latest team. Against the Royals, he yielded nine hits and two walks without recording a strikeout. On the season overall, he has a 4.21 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 70/33 K/BB ratio. Milone will match up against the White Sox at home on Tuesday in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:10 pm
  • Guthrie allows 5 runs in no-decision vs. MIN
    Jeremy Guthrie got a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings as the Royals lost to the Twins in 10 innings on Thursday.

    Advice: The Twins racked up the hits against Guthrie with nine of them along with two walks over the right-hander's six frames. Guthrie also struck out five. He has a 4.43 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 112/44 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into Tuesday's home start against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:07 pm
  • Gordon ties game with HR, but KC loses in 10
    Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Gordon tied the game up at 5-5 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Ryan Pressly. The AL MVP candidate now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .282/.356/.457 slash line. August has been good to him, as he is batting .305 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 14 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:04 pm
  • Dozier goes 3-for-5 with 3 RBI as Twins win
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run double in Thursday's 10-inning win against the Royals.

    Advice: Dozier singled in a run in the fourth inning and added the Twins' fourth and fifth runs of the 10th inning with a two-run double. The second baseman has now hit safely in seven consecutive games and sports a .240/.345/.419 slash line with 20 home runs, 61 RBI, and 20 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:02 pm
  • Schafer knocks in 4 runs as Twins win in 10
    Jordan Schafer went 3-for-5 with four runs batted in and a stolen base in Thursday's 10-inning victory against the Royals.

    Advice: Schafer singled in a run in the fourth inning, doubled in a run in the sixth, and knocked in two insurance runs with a 10th-inning single. He has performed well since joining the Twins on a waiver claim, batting .328 (21-for-64) with 10 stolen bases since August 5. Schafer is on an eight-game hitting streak as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:00 pm
  • Hellickson falters but gets a no-decision
    Jeremy Hellickson couldn't make it out of the fifth inning but got a no-decision, allowing four runs (three earned) in 4 1/3 innings as the Rays fell to the Orioles on Thursday.

    Advice: Hellickson gave up two runs in the first and two more in the fifth. The right-hander yielded eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out two, throwing 88 pitches before being lifted for reliever Jeff Beliveau. Hellickson has a 2.98 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 35/11 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Blue Jays at home in his next start on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:47 pm
  • Michael Mariot placed on 60-day DL
    Royals recalled RHP Michael Mariot from Triple-A Omaha; placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move cleared space on the 40-man roster for Jayson Nix. It wasn't specified what injury Mariot is dealing with. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:23 pm
     
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    L, 11-5 vs Min
  • Angels outright LaBlanc to Triple-A
    Angels sent LHP Wade LeBlanc outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: LeBlanc was hammered in a start Monday against the Marlins and successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He has agreed to go to Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:02 pm
     
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  • Polanco hits first Double-A home run
    Twins prospect SS/2B Jorge Polanco went 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI on Wednesday for Double-A New Britain.

    Advice: The home run was Polanco's first in 32 games with New Britain, though he's still batted .289/.336/.352 with five doubles, 13 RBI and seven stolen bases during that span. The 21-year-old switch-hitter was promoted to the level after he batted .291/.364/.415 with 29 extra-base hits, 10 stolen bases and a 60-46 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 94 games at High-A Fort Myers. Polanco went 2-for-6 with a double and triple during a five-game stint with the Twins earlier in the season, so there's a good chance he's called up when rosters expand on Sept. 1. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:37 am
     
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  • A's add righty Evan Scribner to bullpen
    Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Scribner was designated for assignment by the A's on August 1, but he passed through waivers unclaimed and was then outrighted to Triple-A. Now he's back to serve as a middle reliever for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:43 am
  • Anthony Rizzo (back) sitting again Thursday
    Anthony Rizzo (back) is out again Thursday.

    Advice: Rizzo also sat out Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's series-opener against the Reds with lower back tightness. He's still considered day-to-day. Chris Valaika will start at first base in Thursday's series finale. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:30 am
  • Beckham goes deep for 1st time since June 24
    Gordon Beckham hit his first home run as an Angel in Wednesday's 6-1 win against Miami.

    Advice: He finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored. It was his first homer since June 24, part of the reason Beckham was available for the low, low price of a player to be named later or cash considerations last week. He hasn't set the world on fire in Los Angeles either, going hitless in seven at-bats over three appearances coming into tonight. Backing up Howie Kendrick and David Freese, Beckham doesn't retain a ton of fantasy value on the Angels. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Posey cracks walk-off HR, has 3 HR last 2 gm.
    Buster Posey hit a walk-off two-run homer in the ninth inning to send the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was his second career walk-off homer. The catcher finished 3-for-5 with three RBI. Posey hit his 16th and 17th home runs on Tuesday, and his 18th tonight -- he's one of many pro batters that practices gratitude for the existence of Rockies' pitchers. During his seven-game hitting streak, Posey is 15-for-31 (.484) with five homers and 10 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • RP Jansen turns out the lights vs. Snakes
    Kenley Jansen made short work of the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, getting his 38th save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory.

    Advice: In 10 outings this month, Jansen has allowed only one run and struck out 19 in 10 1/3 innings. The right-hander had an ugly 4.55 ERA on June 20, but has given up only two runs since that date. He's 38-for-42 in save conversions to go with a 2.82 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Hector Noesi earns victory over Tribe
    Hector Noesi surrendered two runs in seven innings Wednesday in defeating the Indians.

    Advice: We wouldn't necessarily say that Noesi outpitched Corey Kluber -- that was an awfully depleted Cleveland lineup he was facing -- but he did come away with the win after allowing six hits, walking one and striking out five. It was his first career win in four starts against the Indians, and he improved to 8-9 with a 4.75 ERA for the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
     
    L, 3-2 vs Cle
  • Anthony Rizzo (back) sitting out Wednesday
    Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Rizzo exited Tuesday's game due to lower back tightness. It's not considered a big deal, but the Cubs want to be safe. Rizzo should be back in there in a day or two. Chris Valaika is playing first base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:20 am
  • Buster Posey blasts out a pair of HRs in win
    Buster Posey belted his 16th and 17th home runs of the season and accounted for all of San Francisco's offense in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: This was his second career multi-homer game (the other coming in 2010). Posey knocked in RBI 63 and 64 while taking Rockies' starter Jorge De La Rosa deep in the sixth inning, and got his 65th with an emphatic eighth inning homer off Brooks Brown. Posey might have gotten JDLR at less than full strength -- the hurler suffered a thumb contusion while batting in the top half of the frame -- but he certainly won't give it back (De La Rosa was immediately removed once Posey crossed home plate). Posey finished the game 2-for-4. The catcher is slashing .288/.346/.457. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • Gordon delivers walk-off homer to down Twins
    Alex Gordon hit a two-run walk-off home run to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gordon hit the two-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins. The outfielder finished 2-for-4 in the game, bringing his line up to .283/.356/.454 on the year. He's been especially effective in August, as Tuesday's was his seventh home run to go with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored this month. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Dozier doubles, scores in loss to Royals
    Brian Dozier doubled and scored in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Dozier scored what appeared to be the game-winning run in the seventh inning before the Royals came back for the walk-off victory. Even so, the run was Dozier's American League-leading 92nd run scored this season. The second baseman is hitting .236/.342/.417 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Anthony Rizzo day-to-day with tight back
    Anthony Rizzo left Tuesday's game against the Reds as a precaution due to lower back tightness.

    Advice: The Cubs double-switched him out of the game with a three-run lead. Rizzo should have a shot to return to the lineup on Wednesday. He slugged his 30th homer of the season in one of his four at-bats before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • Wade LeBlanc designated for assignment
    Angels designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment.

    Advice: It comes as no surprise after he was pummeled for six earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings on Monday. The Angels will now have to find another starter for Saturday, with Randy Wolf or Michael Roth looking like the favorites if they don't get someone from outside the organization. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:11 pm
     
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    Bot 9, 3-3 vs Oak
  • Richards' replacement LeBlanc gets rocked
    In his first start of the season, Wade LeBlanc was detonated by the Marlins for six earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings in Monday's loss.

    Advice: Los Angeles has less than a week to acquire Garrett Richards' replacement from outside the organization. They hadn't shown much resolve to do so over the past several days, but perhaps tonight's game will expedite their resolve. LeBlanc (making his first major league start since May 6, 2013) has been given numerous opportunities over the years -- and in great pitcher's parks -- and proven time and time that he isn't a major league-caliber starting pitcher. He's got a 10.13 ERA in limited action this year, but his 4.56 career ERA, accrued mostly during stints with the Padres and Marlins, tells you all you need to know. If LeBlanc gets another start, don't mimic the Angels' mistake by trotting him out in an AL-only league. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:29 pm
     
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    Bot 9, 3-3 vs Oak
  • Guthrie goes eight strong to beat the Rangers
    Jeremy Guthrie fired eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Royals' 6-3 defeat of the Rangers.

    Advice: Guthrie carved his way easily through the Texas lineup, yielding only five hits and a walk over his eight impressive frames. He's now 10-10 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.31 WHIP this season for the Royals, who have moved to 16 games above .500. Guthrie gets the Twins at home next. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:08 pm
  • Hellickson gets no-decision, Rays lose in 10
    Jeremy Hellickson got a no-decision, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings, as the Rays lost 5-4 in 10 innings on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Hellickson pitched well, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out eight. But the Jays were able to plate a pair of runs in the third inning on a walk and a pair of doubles, and the Rays' bullpen couldn't protect Hellickson's lead. The right-hander has a 2.61 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 33/9 K/BB ratio in 38 innings this season. Hellickson will toe the rubber next on Thursday in Baltimore against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:51 pm
  • Alex Gordon intends to exercise 2016 option
    Alex Gordon told the Kansas City Star that he intends to forgo free agency after next season and pick up his $13.25 million player option for 2016.

    Advice: That's easy to say now, but we'll see. Gordon will be 32 in 2016, and if he plays next year like he has this one, he could be in line for something like $72 million over four years. Passing that up to earn $13.25 million and going back on the market at age 33 doesn't seem like a very good idea at all. Perhaps, though, he'll be able to agree to a long-term deal with the Royals before then. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:42 am
  • Milone receives no-decision in 20-6 win
    Tommy Milone allowed five runs (three earned) in four and a third innings against the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: It's rare for a starting pitcher to be given double-digit run support and still not pick up the victory, but Milone pulled that off in the extreme against the Tigers, somehow managing a no-decision despite a whopping twenty runs plated by the Twins. He allowed ten hits and five runs (three earned) in his four-plus innings of work. It was his second awful start in a row, as he was shelled by the Royals last time out. Milone has been solid this season and despite the rough outings, he still holds a 4.08 ERA. He'll try to rebound when he faces the Royals in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 pm
  • Posey homers, drives in two to halt Nats
    Buster Posey hit his fifteenth home run of the season and knocked in RBI 60 and 61 in Friday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Posey finished the game 2-for-5. The home run came off of Nationals starter Doug Fister. Posey also added a double, his 22nd, off of reliever Ross Detwiler. On the season, Posey is slashing .284/.345/.438. He's hit fifteen home runs and batted in 61. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:05 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • Bochy: Moving Posey to 1B not being discussed
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said moving Buster Posey to first base isn't being discussed right now.

    Advice: "Right now, no," Bochy said. "Down the road, sure, that's something we will talk about. It could lighten the load on Buster. Whether at some point down the road he will get out from behind the plate, I can't answer that. Right now it's not discussed." Posey has been bothered by a hip issue recently, and catching certainly isn't helping the matter. Still, having a catcher with Posey's bat is incredibly valuable, and the Giants appear ready to leave him there for the time being. Bochy did say that if and when Posey does move it will be to first and not to third base, as some have wondered. But for now, neither move is on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:27 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • RP Jansen turns out the lights vs. Padres
    Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Padres on Thursday, working around a one-out walk to preserve a one-run victory.

    Advice: The right-hander walked Jedd Gyorko but punched out two Padres to escape the inning without much ancillary drama. Jansen's ERA sat at 4.55 on June 20, but he's given up a run in only two of 22 outings since then. Because of that, his ERA is down to 2.92. In addition, he boasts an outstanding 1.17 WHIP and 83/15 K/BB ratio over 52-plus innings. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:01 pm
  • Posey homers, doubles twice as Giants win
    Buster Posey finished 4-for-4 with a walk, a pair of doubles, and a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Posey homered in the fifth inning off of Travis Wood, breaking a 3-3 tie. It's the fifth time in his career he reached base five times in a game, with the most recent occurring on July 8 last season in a 16-inning loss. Posey owns a .282/.342/.435 slash line along with 14 home runs and 59 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:18 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • Rizzo's homer the difference in resumed game
    Anthony Rizzo's first-inning, two-run home run was the deciding factor in the Cubs' win over the Giants on Thursday -- a game resumed from Tuesday.

    Advice: The Giants won a protest and Tuesday's match against the Cubs was resumed on Thursday with the Cubs leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth. The Giants scored once in the sixth, but Rizzo's home run two days ago stood the test of time and was the reason the Cubs won. Rizzo finished 2-for-4, his other hit being a double. The first baseman now has 29 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .279/.377/.515 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:21 pm
  • Angels acquire Gordon Beckham from ChiSox
    Angels acquired 2B Gordon Beckham from the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: If you're going to gamble, this is the type of player -- and acquisition cost -- to do it on. Beckham has been pretty awful this year -- slashing .221/.263/.336 -- but it's worth finding out if there's still offensive upside in that bat (he entered the year with a career .694 OPS, though Beckham has steadily regressed since logging an .808 OPS as a rookie in 2009). The Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen wrote earlier this month that the White Sox would probably non-tender Beckham this offseason, so you can understand why they'd take whatever was offered to them. Beckham will back up Howie Kendrick and David Freese. Meanwhile, we expect Marcus Semien to be promoted for an extended look at second base by the White Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:40 pm
  • Posey (hip) back in Giants' lineup Thursday
    Buster Posey (hip) will be back in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: The Giants first have to finish out a suspended game and then will play a full nine innings after that. Posey, who sat out Wednesday after experiencing some discomfort in his left hip, is expected to participate in both. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:05 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • Angels add Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A
    Angels purchased the contract of LHP Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: LeBlanc is available out of the bullpen for now but could start in Garrett Richards' place on Monday against the Marlins. Richards is likely done for the season after suffering an ugly left knee injury Wednesday in Boston. LeBlanc is not a good fantasy bet. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:49 am
     
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    Bot 9, 3-3 vs Oak
  • Buster Posey out Wednesday with hip tightness
    Buster Posey is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs after his left hip flared up.

    Advice: The issue affected his at-bats on Tuesday, so he has been getting treatment all day Wednesday. He's available off the bench and the hope is that he'll be ready to go Thursday. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:34 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • Posey not in Giants' lineup on Wednesday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Andrew Susac is catching Jake Peavy and Travis Ishikawa is at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:44 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Col
  • Rizzo slugs 28th home run in Cubs' victory
    Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Cubs' defeat of the Mets on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Rizzo walked in the fourth inning, doubled and scored in the sixth inning, and then hit a solo shot off in the eighth inning. The 25-year-old first baseman had been in a mild slump for part of August but still has a fantastic .276/.376/.507 batting line with 28 home runs and 67 RBI in 122 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 12:13 pm
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