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  • Capuano doomed by shaky sixth in loss to TOR
    Chris Capuano failed to make it out of the sixth inning, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings, in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

    Advice: Capuano had allowed just one run through five innings, but he tired in the sixth and that's when the wheels came off. The lefty, overall, yielded five hits and walked four while striking out two. Capuano stands with a 4.67 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and a 50/19 K/BB ratio. He'll make his final start of the season on Thursday at home against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com
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    L, 6-3 vs ^ Tor
  • Pomeranz hurls 5 shutout inn. in no-decision
    Drew Pomeranz blanked the Phillies over five innings but took a no-decision on Saturday as the Athletics suffered a loss.

    Advice: Pomeranz was making a spot start in place of Jason Hammel and the results were good: the lefty allowed just one hit while walking two and striking out six. Pomeranz has been solid when called upon by the A's, as he has a 2.35 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 64/26 K/BB ratio in 10 starts and 10 relief appearances this season. He isn't expected to start again before the regular season expires. Rotoworld.com
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    L, 3-0 vs ^ Phi
  • Cahill struggles vs. Rockies, falls to 3-12
    Trevor Cahill fell to 3-12 after allowing five runs in five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Cahill allowed 10 hits, two of which were home runs to Josh Rutledge and Corey Dickerson. He did manage to strike out eight and didn't issue a walk. Cahill's nightmarish season will mercifully end soon. He's sitting on a 5.55 ERA with a 1.58 WHIP. Cahill will make his final start of the season at home on Friday against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:06 pm
     
    L, 5-1 ^ @Col
  • Chris Coghlan powers Cubs past Dodgers
    Chris Coghlan had a monster day Saturday against the Dodgers, capped with a go-ahead two-run homer in an eventual 8-7 victory.

    Advice: The Cubs trailed 7-2 before scoring four runs in the seventh inning and two more on Coghlan's blast off Brian Wilson in the eighth. He finished the day 4-for-4 with two homers, a double, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored. It was the third two-homer game of his career. Coghlan has been a nice surprise with the Cubs this season, batting .283/.349/.449 with eight home runs, 38 RBI, and six stolen bases over 118 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:00 pm
     
    W, 8-7 vs ^ LAD
  • Ellsbury hopeful he'll return this season
    Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) indicated Saturday that he's hopeful he will be able to return before the conclusion of the 2014 season.

    Advice: Ellsbury sustained a strained right hamstring in the late innings of Friday's contest against the Blue Jays. While Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there's a good chance Ellsbury will be shut down, if he progresses in the coming days he could return for a couple of games by the end of next week. Fantasy owners should have a contingency option in place in case he can't go though. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:12 am
  • Ryu begins throwing program on Saturday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) began his throwing program on Saturday by playing catch in the outfield.

    Advice: He received a cortisone shot earlier in the week and has taken a while to respond favorably. The hulking southpaw still believes that he will be back in time for the beginning of the playoffs, but he'll need to make significant strides very quickly for that to happen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
  • Hanley Ramirez returns to lineup on Saturday
    Hanley Ramirez is in the Dodgers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Cubs in Chicago.

    Advice: Ramirez was scratched from Friday's lineup due to renewed soreness in his strained right elbow. While he has been banged up for the majority of the season, he has managed to play in 122 games already while hitting .281/.364/.449 with 13 homers, 70 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:41 am
  • Domonic Brown dealing with sprained hand
    Domonic Brown was a late scratch to the Phillies starting lineup on Friday due to a sprained right hand.

    Advice: He should be considered day-to-day for now, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Phillies take things extremely cautiously with him down the stretch. The 27-year-old is hitting a disappointing .237/.288/.356 on the season with 10 homers and 61 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:50 am
  • Jacoby Ellsbury unlikely to return in 2014
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said late Friday that there is a "distinct possibility" that Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) will be shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season.

    Advice: Ellsbury sustained a strained hamstring in Friday's win over the Blue Jays and is set to undergo an MRI on Saturday. With the Yankees playoff hopes all but finished, there's no reason to rush Ellsbury back and risk further aggravation. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:45 am
  • Ryan Rua goes 4-for-5 against Angels
    Ryan Rua went 4-for-5 with a couple of runs scored in the Rangers' 12-3 rout of the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Rua has nine hits in his last four starts, and he's now hitting .320 since his callup, though that comes with no homers and just one walk in 75 at-bats. He remains a long shot to enter next season with a role in the Texas outfield, though he's certainly helped his stock some. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
     
    6:05 pm ^ @LAA
  • Hector Santiago pulled in second inning
    Hector Santiago was torched for seven runs -- six earned -- in one-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The Angels talked before the game about using a three-man rotation in the ALDS. It seems even more likely that they'll go that route now, what with Santiago turning in his second straight dreadful performance against a subpar offense. He lasted just two innings last time out against the Astros. Santiago still has a reasonable enough 3.98 ERA for the season, but he's not someone the Angels will have much faith in come October. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Kinsler homers, plates three to lead Tigers
    Ian Kinsler homered and drove home three runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 10-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.

    Advice: Kinsler doubled home James McCann in the fourth inning to increase the Tigers advantage to 5-0, then smashed a two-run homer off Louis Coleman in the fifth. He's enjoying a terrific season offensively, slashing .276/.308/.418 with 15 long balls and 85 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Dustin Ackley homers twice in win over Astros
    Dustin Ackley had big night at the plate Friday against the Astros, going 2-for-4 with two solo home runs, a walk, and three runs scored.

    Advice: It was the second multi-homer game of his career. Ackley came into Friday's action 3-for-35 (.086) this month. The Mariners and fantasy owners will have to hope that the big game will get him going again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Hughes continues K/BB ratio magic
    Phil Hughes allowed four runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

    Advice: Hughes gave up 10 hits, his most in a start since back on July 11. He was in line for the loss before Cody Allen blew a save in the ninth inning. Hughes fanned five and walked none, so he now has an incredible 181/16 K/BB ratio over 201 2/3 innings. That puts him on track for the single-season MLB record, beating the 143/13 K/BB ratio that Bret Saberhagen put up in 1994. He'll make one final start next week against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Ryan Howard hits 22nd homer in loss
    Ryan Howard homered off Jon Lester to give the Phillies their only run Friday.

    Advice: Incredibly, it was Howard's 10th homer against a lefty, compared to just 12 in nearly three times as many plate appearances against righties. That Howard can't even be platooned properly in the midst of such a disappointing season has made him a peculiar liability for the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Chase Anderson hit hard in loss to Rockies
    Chase Anderson was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Rockies, surrendering six runs on nine hits over his five innings.

    Advice: Anderson walked a pair and punched out five on the night. It was one of the roughest outings of the season for the 26-year-old rookie right-hander who sports a 4.01 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 105/40 K/BB ratio over his 114 1/3 innings. He'll take his final turn of the season on Friday against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) headed for MRI
    Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring and is set to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

    Advice: Before departing, he was in the midst of a monster evening, going 2-for-3 with a double, homer and three RBI. The dynamic outfielder is hitting .271/.328/.419 with 16 homers, 70 RBI and 39 stolen bases on the year. More should be known about his status on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:28 pm
  • Ryu hopes to throw Saturday or Sunday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is aiming to resume throwing on Saturday or Sunday.

    Advice: The hope had been that he could start throwing Friday, but he remains sore after receiving a cortisone shot. Ryu did report improvement Friday and thinks he'll be back in time for the playoffs, but we'll just have to see how he recovers over the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Ryu (shoulder) to begin throwing program
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a throwing program on Friday.

    Advice: Ryu has been shut down over the last week due to inflammation in his pitching shoulder. His timetable should be clarified over the coming days, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, not surprisingly, said it would be "a stretch" to think Ryu could be ready to fill the vacancy in the team's rotation on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:52 am
  • Howard not in Thursday's lineup
    Ryan Howard is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: Howard is sitting against another lefty, this time with Robbie Erlin on the hill for San Diego. Darin Ruf will start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:30 pm
  • Hanley (elbow) back in Thursday's lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (elbow) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: Ramirez has missed the last two games with a strained right elbow, but he'll try to give it a go. He'll bat fifth against southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:26 pm
  • OF Brown has 2 hits in win agaisnt Padres
    Domonic Brown went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Phillies' win over the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's been a long, lonely, treacherous season for the 2013 revelation. But he just finished off a solid series at Petco, going 4-for-11 (.363) with a homer and a steal. Hey, his owners will take whatever they can get at this point. Brown, slashing .234/.286/.353, is very likely playing out the string on his Phillies' career. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported earlier this month that the Phillies will look to trade Brown this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • Ian Kinsler goes 0-for-5 in loss
    Ian Kinsler went 0-for-5 against the Twins in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Kinsler has escaped the criticism given to Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander, but he's been among the Tigers' biggest liabilities lately, with a .239 average and a horrible .265 OBP in 314 at-bats since the beginning of July. He's walked a total of 27 times in 151 games this year, down from 51 in 136 games last year and a high of 89 in 155 games in 2011. As a result, he's set to finish with easily the worst OBP of his career, even though he's hitting right at his career average. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Ryan Howard not in Wednesday's lineup
    Ryan Howard is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: He'll take a seat with left-hander Eric Stults on the hill for Philadelphia. Darin Ruf will start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:30 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (elbow) reports improvement
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Hanley Ramirez (elbow) is feeling better.

    Advice: Ramirez is missing his second straight start Wednesday with a strained right elbow, but the hope is that he'll be ready for the four-game series in Chicago that begins Thursday. The shortstop was able to pinch-hit in Tuesday's contest. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 am
  • Hanley (elbow) out again on Wednesday
    Hanley Ramirez (elbow) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Ramirez was able to pinch-hit Tuesday but will miss a second straight start, suggesting that his elbow is more of an issue in the field. The Dodgers are considering the shortstop day-to-day. Miguel Rojas is filling in Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:05 am
  • Ackley drives in a 2 runs in win vs. Angels
    Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Mariners' stomped the Angels 13-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ackley has missed a lot of time recently with bone spurs in his ankle. The injury makes it difficult for him to plant and pivot off the foot. So long as Ackley can tolerate the pain, he'll be in the lineup. He's now slashing .251/.298/.397 through 133 games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Hanley (elbow) not expected to play Wednesday
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated after Tuesday's game that Hanley Ramirez (elbow) was unlikely to play Wednesday.

    Advice: It's no surprise given that it's a day game after a night game. Ramirez was able to pinch-hit Tuesday (striking out), suggesting that his elbow is not at issue at the plate but in the field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz to make spot start Saturday
    Drew Pomeranz will make a spot start on Saturday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: He's filling in for Jason Hammel, who will be away to attend the birth of his child. Pomeranz has put up a 2.85 ERA in nine starts this season and isn't a bad streaming option this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:05 pm
     
    L, 3-0 vs ^ Phi
  • Hanley Ramirez (elbow) scratched from lineup
    Hanley Ramirez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a right elbow strain.

    Advice: It's not clear how the ailment popped up or how long he might be sidelined, but the Dodgers should provide more on his status later Tuesday. Justin Turner took Ramirez's spot at shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:30 pm
  • Chase Anderson has one more start left
    Chase Anderson will be shut down for the season after Friday's start in Colorado.

    Advice: He's already thrown 148 1/3 frames between the majors and minors, which is easily a career high. Anderson has been one of the few bright spots for the D'Backs this season, sporting a solid 3.70 ERA and 100/38 K/BB ratio over 109 1/3 innings. The 26-year-old can surely be penciled into a rotation spot for next season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:21 pm
  • Chris Capuano goes six scoreless
    Chris Capuano kept the Rays scoreless for six innings in a no-decision Monday.

    Advice: This comes five days after he lasted one-third of an inning against the same team, giving up four runs. Ironically, the Yankees won that game and lost this one. They had won each of Capuano's last four starts, even though he gave up 13 runs over 17 innings in those games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:01 pm
     
    L, 6-3 vs ^ Tor
  • Dustin Ackley back in Mariners' lineup
    Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Ackley sat out the last two contests after his left ankle issue flared up, but he doesn't expect it to keep him out of action any more this season. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:50 pm
  • Ryu's (shoulder) regular season likely over
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is not expected to make another start during the regular season.

    Advice: An MRI on Ryu's left shoulder showed only inflammation, but the Dodgers still plan to bring him along slowly. He'll resume throwing later this week, but there will be barely over a week left in the season at that point and he just won't have time. Whether he'll be able to make it back for some starts during the postseason remains to be seen. Carlos Frias is starting Wednesday in Ryu's place. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:44 pm
  • Cahill gives up four runs in no-decision
    Trevor Cahill allowed four runs over four innings in a no-decision against the Padres Sunday.

    Advice: Cahill's line wasn't terrible, but he was wild, throwing two wild pitches and also hit a batter while giving up five hits. His wildness also played to his advantage, as he struck out seven over his four innings. Cahill still hasn't won in a month, and he'll take a 5.38 ERA into a challenging start against the Rockies in Coors Field on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:00 pm
     
    L, 5-1 ^ @Col
  • Santiago walks five in early exit vs. Astros
    Hector Santiago walked five and gave up three runs over two innings in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Santiago also gave up five hits as he proved largely ineffective. One of those five hits was a three-run homer to Gregorio Petit for all three of the Astros' runs against him. The loss dropped him to 5-8 with a 3.55 ERA on the year. He'll look for a better outing Friday against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Ryu (shoulder) is doubtful to make next start
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is doubtful to make his next start Wednesday versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Ryu exited his start Friday against the Giants with left shoulder irritation and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles. He told reporters that the feeling of discomfort is familiar and not overly serious, but the Dodgers obviously want to make sure. Ryu is 14-7 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 26 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:13 pm
  • Hughes allows five runs in loss to White Sox
    Phil Hughes allowed five runs -- three earned -- over seven innings Saturday as the Twins dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: Hughes was scheduled to pitch Friday but the game got rained out. He struck out 11 batters and walked just one, but the White Sox got to him for a homer and three doubles. Hughes will carry a 15-10 record, 3.56 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next start at home against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
  • Dustin Ackley (ankle) resting again Saturday
    Dustin Ackley (ankle) is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Ackley played Friday but was out for a week prior due to bone spurs in his left ankle. He felt soreness again after his return. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon noted that he will be evaluated day-by-day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Ryan Howard not in Phillies lineup Saturday
    Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's contest against the Marlins.

    Advice: Maikel Franco will get the call in his place and bat second against opposing hurler Brad Hand. Look for Howard to be back in his customary clean-up spot on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:51 am
  • Domonic Brown returns to lineup with two hits
    Domonic Brown (shoulder) returned to action on Friday, going 2-for-4 in an extra-inning victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Brown left Wednesday's game with a left shoulder contusion sustained after diving for a ball in the outfield, then sat out Thursday's contest as a precautionary measure. After a breakout 2013 season, the 2014 campaign hasn't been as kind to the 27-year-old outfielder as he's slashing just .233/.285/.349 with nine homers and 59 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:00 am
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu likely to miss some time
    Hyun-Jin Ryu said his shoulder feels much like it did earlier this year when a similar problem took "a week or two" to resolve.

    Advice: That according to the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin. If Ryu can't make his next start -- and the odds are certainly against it -- manager Don Mattingly said Carlos Frias will fill in. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:56 pm
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu leaves with irritated shoulder
    Hyun-Jin Ryu was removed from Friday's start against the Giants due to left shoulder irritation.

    Advice: Before departing, Ryu had allowed four runs on five hits in his one inning of work, and clearly didn't look like himself. The Dodgers should provide an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 pm
  • Ryan Rua has two hits, RBI as Rangers win
    Ryan Rua went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Rangers defeated the Braves on Friday in Arlington.

    Advice: Rua tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth inning with an RBI groundout to plate Guilder Rodriguez. He has done a nice job in his limited time with the Rangers, slashing .278/.304/.333 with seven RBI in his first 54 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:08 pm
     
    6:05 pm ^ @LAA
  • Kinsler has two hits, RBI as Tigers top Tribe
    Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the dish in Friday's victory over the Indians, going 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.

    Advice: Kinsler got the Tigers on the board with an RBI double in the third inning that plated Nick Castellanos. He would later single and race home on an RBI single off the bat of Victor Martinez. He has done a very nice job as a table-setter for the Tigers this season, slashing .278/.309/.415 with 13 homers, 92 runs scored, 79 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Dustin Ackley returns to Mariners' lineup
    Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Ackley missed the last week of action due to bone spurs in his left ankle. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason, but for now he'll try to gut it out through the final few weeks. He's batting .251/.300/.399 with 11 homers and 60 RBI for the Mariners this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:26 pm
  • Twins/White Sox postponed due to rain
    Friday's game between the Twins and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

    Advice: It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scheduled starters Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana will be pushed back a day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:36 pm
  • Domonic Brown available off the bench
    Domonic Brown (shoulder) is available to pinch-hit Thursday.

    Advice: Brown left Wednesday's game with a left shoulder injury, but he's fine. He probably could have started Thursday but was slated to come off the bench, anyway, with the Phillies facing lefty Francisco Liriano. "He's available. He got a little stinger last night in his shoulder area that he initially felt. It tightened up a little bit as we went along but the bigger issue out there was he just got the wind knocked out of him," manager Ryne Sandberg said. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:15 pm
  • Capuano lasts only 1/3 inning against Rays
    Chris Capuano faced seven batters, allowing six of them to reach base and four of them to score, but was given a no-decision as the Yankees came back to win on Wednesday against the Rays.

    Advice: Capuano's night went: single, strikeout, walk, RBI double, walk, RBI single, and RBI single before getting the hook. He has certainly seen better outings. Fortunately, the Yankees were able to push across eight runs to bail Capuano out of a loss. The lefty owns a disappointing 4.90 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP and 73/26 K/BB ratio overall. He'll see the Rays again in his next start, which will be on Monday in Tampa. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:05 pm
     
    L, 6-3 vs ^ Tor
  • Brown exits game with left shoulder contusion
    Domonic Brown left Wednesday's game with a left shoulder contusion.

    Advice: Brown dove for a ball in left field in the fifth inning but stayed in the game at the time. He was later pinch-hit for by Darin Ruf. The Phillies should update his status after the game, but it's likely a day-to-day situation for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:47 pm
  • Brown removed after landing hard in outfield
    Domonic Brown was removed in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates after injuring himself diving for a ball.

    Advice: Brown laid out for a ball in left field in the fifth inning and stayed down briefly before staying in the game. He played another inning before being pinch-hit for in the bottom of the sixth inning. Darin Ruf pinch-hit for him and replaced him in left. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:25 pm
  • M's hoping Ackley (ankle) could return Friday
    The Mariners are hopeful Dustin Ackley (ankle) could be available by Friday.

    Advice: Ackley has been dealing with bone spurs in his left ankle that have kept him out of the lineup since Saturday. Even if he's unavailable Friday, it seems as though Ackley will be back contributing in some fashion shortly thereafter. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:43 pm
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