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  • Granderson goes 4-for-4 with a run scored
    Curtis Granderson went 4-for-4 and scored a run in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: All four hits were singles. He also walked in the game, reaching base safely in all five plate appearances. Four hits in a game is a rarity for the likes of Granderson, who is known much more for his power than his batting average. He is now batting .233 with 30 home runs. He he has knocked in only 59 runs but has scored 85 in 147 games. Rotoworld.com 18 minutes ago
  • Kim hits go-ahead two-run bomb in ninth
    Hyun Soo Kim launched a clutch, pinch-hit, two-run bomb to give the Orioles a ninth inning lead and they went on to beat the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He hit it off Blue Jays relief ace Roberto Osuna. Kim hasn't gotten the playing time his owners were hoping for this season. He is batting .305/.382/.428 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 292 at-bats. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
    W, 3-2 @Tor
     
  • Miller blanks Nationals before heavens open
    Shelby Miller pitched well in Wednesday's rain-shortened win over the Nationals, firing five shutout innings.

    Advice: Miller struck out five and walked one on the evening, scattering five hits over his five innings of work. Under normal weather conditions, he might have been able to pitch into the seventh inning. He had thrown just 74 pitches (52 strikes) over five frames before rain eventually led the game to be called. The Diamondbacks won the shortened contest by a 3-0 score. It has been an up-and-down season for the 25-year-old Miller overall, as he struggled early and was sent down to the minors for a stretch to try to work out some of his kinks midway through the campaign. He finishes out holding a 6.15 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 70/42 K/BB ratio over 101 innings. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
  • Anthony Rizzo socks solo home run in defeat
    Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Rizzo socked a solo home run off Jameson Taillon in the first inning. That would stand as his lone hit of the evening. It was an encouraging start to the game for the Cubbies, particularly given that Jake Arrieta was starting for them, but the Pirates would pull out to a 7-1 lead after five innings and eventually hang on for the 8-4 win. Overall, Rizzo is slashing .292/.386/.549 with 32 homers and 106 RBI over 572 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:27 pm
  • Morgan pounded for nine runs in five innings
    Adam Morgan ended his season on a sour note, getting pounded for nine earned runs in five innings of work in a loss to the normally light-hitting Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He made it through the first inning unscathed but the Braves piled it on in the subsequent frames. He gave up 10 hits, walked two and hit one batter. He struck out four. The whipping leaves him with an ugly 2-11 record and 6.04 ERA. His 95/29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 113 1/3 innings is actually pretty good, so the Phillies will likely give him another chance in the rotation next season despite the nasty ERA this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz (forearm) to throw pen Thursday
    Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: Pomeranz has already been scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Yankees due to left forearm soreness and concerns about his overall workload. He has thrown a career-high 169 1/3 innings this season. "We talked about maybe trying to get ready for a spot in the bullpen [for the postseason]," Pomeranz said Wednesday. "I don't know how everything was playing out, but that's what we decided on." Rotoworld.com Today, 5:42 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-3 @NYY
     
  • Aaron Nola (elbow) begins throwing program
    Aaron Nola (elbow) has started into a throwing program.

    Advice: Nola has yet to begin throwing off a mound, but he is able to play catch. His 2016 season was cut short due to a UCL sprain and low-grade flexor sprain in his right elbow. The 23-year-old right-hander has been on the shelf since the end of July. He is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2017. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:50 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 12-2 @Atl
     
  • Gregory Polanco out of lineup with neck issue
    Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs due to a stiff neck.

    Advice: Polanco's current neck stiffness could be related to a Friday collision with the outfield wall. Matt Joyce will start in his place in left field and is batting fourth. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:30 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 8-4 vs ChC
     
  • Reds transfer Zack Cozart to 60-day DL
    Reds transferred SS Zack Cozart from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, who was claimed off waivers from the Padres on Wednesday afternoon. Cozart is done for the season with a nagging right knee injury. He will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:21 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 @StL
     
  • Barnette (oblique) picks up win vs. Brewers
    Tony Barnette (oblique) worked a scoreless sixth inning, earning a win, on Tuesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Barnette gave up two singles but also struck out two batters in a clean sixth frame with the Rangers trailing 4-3. They would take the lead about 15 minutes later on a two-run double by Jonathan Lucroy. Barnette has been a terrific offseason find for Texas, boasting a 2.11 ERA in 59 2/3 innings of relief. He spent six years in Japan (2010-2015) reinventing himself after flaming out as a starter in the Diamondbacks' minor league system. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:56 am
  • Maeda surrenders three runs over four innings
    Kenta Maeda allowed three runs on three hits over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Maeda struck out five and walked one on the evening. All three runs on his line came home courtesy of a three-run homer by Hunter Renfroe in the first inning. He wouldn't allow another run the rest of the way. While this might outwardly seem like a short start, the Dodgers are already preparing for the playoffs, with Maeda slated to start in Game 3 of the NLDS -- no need to push his arm. First up, though, the 28-year-old right-hander will take the ball against the Giants on Sunday, in the regular-season finale. He will carry a 3.28 ERA and 1.09 WHIP (31 starts) into that one. Expect a similarly truncated outing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Ryan Howard belts 15th career grand slam
    Ryan Howard hit his 15th career grand slam in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Howard followed a couple singles and a walk in the first inning with a long one to right field off of Julio Teheran. He also added a single in a later at-bat. Howard's .196/.259/.453 batting line is awfully ugly, but he's still hitting balls over the boards with 24 home runs. It's his highest home run total since 2011. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Felix allows 10 hits, four earned to Astros
    Felix Hernandez gave up 10 hits and eight runs -- four earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: King Felix allowed two runs out of the gate but settled in after that, hurling four scoreless frames before the fateful six-run sixth inning. Hernandez got himself into some trouble in that inning, but a two-out error by first baseman Adam Lind prolonged the inning and paved the way for four more unearned runs to cross the plate before the bleeding stopped. The loss dropped the 30-year-old to 11-7 with a 3.71 ERA through 24 starts. His last start of the 2016 season will come Sunday against the Athletics. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Fiers gives up eight hits, four runs to M's
    Mike Fiers allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Fiers struggled early, giving up runs in each of the first three innings, before settling down to toss two scoreless frames to end his outing. He didn't walk a batter and struck out five in the no-decision. Fiers had some ups and downs in 2016, but he finishes with an 11-8 mark, 4.48 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 31 games, including 30 starts. The Astros will have to decide this winter whether those numbers are good enough to earn him a look at a rotation spot next spring. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Gomez has three-run HR in win over Brewers
    Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run and the Rangers topped the Brewers 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gomez jumped on a pitch by his former teammate Jimmy Nelson in the third inning, tying the game with his three-run shot. He's now got seven homers, 21 RBI and 18 runs scored since joining the Rangers in late August, a signal that perhaps a change of scenery was all the 30-year-old needed. Gomez will make for an interesting free agent case this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Granderson drives in three, scores two runs
    Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Granderson came through with a two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and he added an RBI double in the ninth. The 35-year-old is finishing the year strong, swatting eight homers with 21 RBI and 21 runs scored in September. Granderson is hitting .227/.325/.458 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Pomeranz (arm) won't start Thursday at NYY
    Drew Pomeranz has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Yankees due to soreness in his left forearm and concerns about his overall workload.

    Advice: Henry Owens will take the mound instead at Yankee Stadium. According to the Red Sox, if Pomeranz pitches again this season it will be out of the bullpen. The southpaw holds a 3.35 ERA in a career-high 169 1/3 frames this year. He is eligible for salary arbitration this winter after earning $1.35 million in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:01 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-3 @NYY
     
  • Gregory Polanco (face) back in lineup Tuesday
    Gregory Polanco (face) is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Polanco suffered a left facial contusion when he collided with the outfield fence on Friday, but he's feeling better now. He'll start in left field and bat second against John Lackey. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:18 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 8-4 vs ChC
     
  • Maeda starting Tuesday, De Leon on Wednesday
    Kenta Maeda has been moved up to start Tuesday against the Padres.

    Advice: He'll swap spots with rookie Jose De Leon, who will be pushed back to Wednesday. Maeda allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings in his most recent start last Wednesday against the Giants and owns a 3.20 ERA over 30 starts in his first year in MLB. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
  • Carlos Gomez goes 3-for-4 against Brewers
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base Monday against the Brewers.

    Advice: The Astros could have used this Gomez, but it just wasn't happening. He has more homers (six) in 102 at-bats for Texas than he did in 295 at-bats for Houston (five). He's also hitting .275 with 12 walks, giving him a .357 OBP. His OBP in Houston was .272. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Barnette (oblique) not available Monday
    Tony Barnette (oblique) is not available for Monday's game.

    Advice: Barnette hasn't appeared in a game since September 4 due to an oblique strain, but he made it through a live batting practice session on Saturday with no issues. The Rangers will give him an extra day of rest before potentially using him in Tuesday's game. Barnette owns a 2.15 ERA and 47/15 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Gregory Polanco (face) out again Monday
    Gregory Polanco (face) is out of the Pirates' lineup again Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Polanco hasn't played since he suffered a left facial contusion when he collided face-first into the left field on Friday. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action. Josh Bell is starting in right field on Monday while John Jaso will play first base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 8-4 vs ChC
     
  • Reds place Zack Cozart (knee) on 15-day DL
    Reds placed SS Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cozart hadn't appeared in a game since September 10 due to a nagging right knee injury and he won't play in another game this season. This was really just a procedural move. The 31-year-old shortstop finishes with a .252/.308/.425 batting line, 16 homers, 50 RBI, four steals, and 67 runs scored. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after making $2.925 million in 2016. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 @StL
     
  • Shelby Miller fires six shutout frames Friday
    Shelby Miller looked outstanding in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, scattering three hits over six scoreless innings.

    Advice: Miller walked three and struck out three on the evening. He departed in line to earn his third victory of the season, but the D'Backs bullpen was unable to hang on for him. He'll look to carry over this fine effort and finish the season strong when he does battle against the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Pomeranz gives up one run in win over Rays
    Drew Pomeranz limited the Rays to one run over five innings in a 2-1 victory on Friday.

    Advice: The only run scored on a Mikie Mahtook homer in the second inning. Pomeranz has now allowed 14 homers in just 67 1/3 innings with the Red Sox. Still, Friday was a step forward for him. He gave up four hits without walking a batter and struck out four. There’s some concern over his career-high workload this season, so it’s unclear when he’ll start next. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:13 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-3 @NYY
     
  • Anthony Rizzo has three hits in Cubs' win
    Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: The RBI two-bagger came in the middle of the Cubs' four-run first inning against Mike Leake. Rizzo has now put together a modest seven-game hitting streak, lifting his average back up top .295. He's now driven in 105 runs on the season, which beats last year's previous career high by four. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:31 pm
  • Morgan allows three runs over five vs. Mets
    Adam Morgan allowed three runs over five innings Thursday against the Mets.

    Advice: Morgan gave up a home run among his five hits allowed, and the southpaw tied a season high with eight strikeouts. The results largely haven't been pretty for the southpaw this year, as Morgan now owns a 5.57 ERA in 108 1/3 innings of work. The 26-year-old will look for a good showing in his final start of 2016, scheduled for Wednesday against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:38 pm
  • Mike Fiers fans nine as Astros fall to Angels
    Mike Fiers took the tough-luck loss in Thursday's game against the Angels, striking out nine while allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The nine strikeouts were a season-best for Fiers, who scattered four hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work. One of those four hits went for a two-run home run courtesy of Albert Pujols in the first inning. Fiers' final outing of the season is currently scheduled to come at home against the Mariners. He will carry a 4.40 ERA and 1.35 WHIP (163 2/3 innings) into that outing. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Howard (knee) back in Phillies lineup Thurs.
    Ryan Howard (knee) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup Thursday versus the Mets.

    Advice: Howard has been out all week with left knee discomfort. He got it drained on Sunday. The veteran first baseman is batting just .193/.250/.439 with 22 homers and 51 RBI in 104 games this season for Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:46 pm
  • Kenta Maeda earns 16th victory
    Kenta Maeda picked up his 16th win after allowing two runs -- one earned -- in five innings Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: Maeda struck out six and walked two before leaving after 88 pitches. The Dodgers are handling him increasingly carefully; he's gotten between 15 and 19 outs in each of his last 11 starts, never throwing more than 104 pitches in that span. It's worked out well; he's 8-2 during the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Felix Hernandez blanks Blue Jays over seven
    Felix Hernandez took a no-decision but pitched stupendously in Wednesday's 2-1, 12-inning win over the Blue Jays, firing seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

    Advice: King Felix wasn't striking out batters left and right (he finished with four whiffs on the afternoon) and he struggled with his control at times (he walked three), but no matter. This was a clutch performance in a big spot as the Mariners cling to hope for a late Wild Card run. The veteran hurler finished his seven innings of work having thrown 112 pitches, 64 for strikes. Hernandez holds a 3.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 116/63 K/BB ratio across 144 2/3 innings for the season as a whole. Up next on the docket is a potentially huge road date with the Astros. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:13 pm
  • Cozart (knee) doubtful for remainder of 2016
    Zack Cozart (knee) is unlikely to play again this season.

    Advice: Cozart has not been officially shut down, but Reds manager Bryan Price more or less shut the door Wednesday on a potential return. The 31-year-old shortstop has been sidelined by right knee soreness since September 10. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .252/.308/.425 with 16 homers and 50 RBI over 464 at-bats. The 31-year-old shortstop carries one more season of contractual control in 2017. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:03 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 @StL
     
  • Gomez' three hits, two runs spark Rangers
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Gomez once again served as a sparkplug atop the Rangers' lineup, leading off the first and third innings with hits and scoring the team's first two runs of the game. He's now got multiple hits in four straight contests to bring his average up to .276 since joining the Rangers in late August. His revival in Arlington will make the 30-year-old one of the more fascinating players to watch come draft season next spring. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:21 pm
  • Rizzo collects three more RBI against Reds
    Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with three RBI in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rizzo was in the right place at the right time Tuesday, swatting a two-run single in the fourth inning and adding an RBI single in the sixth. His three RBI gives him 104 RBI on the year, second only to Nolan Arenado's 124 RBI (!) in the National League. Rizzo also ranks among the league leaders in homers, walks, slugging percentage and OPS. After finding himself in the MVP voting each of the past two years, this could be the year the 27-year-old takes home his first trophy as the offensive leader of the best team in the league. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Ryan Howard (knee) out Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ryan Howard (knee) won't start Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Advice: "I don't want [his knee] to blow up again," said manager Pete Mackanin. Howard had that balky left knee drained on Sunday and will be limited to pinch-hitting duties for much of this week. Tommy Joseph is at first base and batting cleanup Tuesday versus the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:51 pm
  • Pomeranz on track to make next start
    Drew Pomeranz is on track to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Rays.

    Advice: Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged that the team is trying to determine if Pomeranz's workload has impacted his command, but they aren't ready to make a change yet. The southpaw has allowed nine runs in 5 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He's logged a career-high 164 1/3 innings this year. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 2:35 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-3 @NYY
     
  • Cozart (knee) remains sidelined
    Zack Cozart (knee) did not travel with the team to Chicago.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't played since September 10 due to nagging right knee soreness. He's not officially shut down, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect a meaningful contribution the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 2:12 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 @StL
     
  • Drew Pomeranz knocked around in no-decision
    Drew Pomeranz was knocked around in Sunday's no-decision against the Yankees, surrendering four runs on seven hits in only 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Pomeranz struck out three while walking two on the evening. He departed after surrendering a pair of runs in the fourth inning and with his club trailing 4-0, but the Red Sox offense was able to take him off the hook, while the Red Sox bullpen spun 5 1/3 innings of shutout baseball the rest of the way. He'll look to turn his season around when he squares off against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:48 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-3 @NYY
     
  • Ryan Howard has knee drained on Sunday
    Ryan Howard had his balky left knee drained on Sunday.

    Advice: Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is hopeful that Howard will return this season, and could be back as early as Tuesday if his knee responds well. Tommy Joseph will handle most of the starts at first base in his absence. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 3:18 pm
  • Zack Cozart (knee) held out again Sunday
    Zack Cozart (knee) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't played in over a week due to nagging right knee soreness. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will fill in at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:20 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 @StL
     
  • Ryan Howard (knee) out again Sunday
    Ryan Howard (knee) remained out of the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Howard is dealing with some swelling in his left knee. Tommy Joseph will handle first base. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:14 am
  • Fiers fires six shutout frames in Sat. win
    Mike Fiers earned a 2-1 win over the Mariners by firing six innings of shutout baseball on Saturday.

    Advice: He surrendered only three hits and one base-on-balls while ringing up four strikeouts. The win advances his record to 11-7 with a 4.46 ERA in 157 1/3 innings. This was a nice bounce-back effort after getting pounded by the Cubs in his last outing. He has not been able to match his performance of the last two seasons, largely due to an elevated home run rate and a depressed strikeout rate. He has a juicy matchup with the Angels on tap next. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 10:17 pm
  • Granderson hits walk-off homer in 12th inning
    Curtis Granderson homered twice in extra innings Saturday, including hitting a game-winning, walk-off homer in the 12th inning of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Twins.

    Advice: After Byron Buxton had given the Twins the lead in the top half of the 11th inning, Grandy led off the bottom portion of the frame with a solo jack of his own. Not yet finished, the 35-year-old then came up with two outs in the bottom of the 12th and pulled a pitch over the right field boards to send the fans home happy. Granderson now has 28 dingers, 51 RBI and 74 runs scored to go with a .221/.316/.450 line this year. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 9:48 pm
  • Gomez homers in second straight against A's
    Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, his second homer in as many days, in Saturday's loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Gomez batted leadoff and connected with a Raul Alcantara pitch in the sixth inning for his 11th homer of the season. Six of those have come since Gomez joined the Rangers in late August. He's still hitting just .215/.286/.361 on the year, but perhaps the change of scenery had a positive effect on the 30-year-old. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 9:28 pm
  • Miller yields four runs in 5 1/3 frames Sat.
    Shelby Miller pitched poorly on Saturday, giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings to take a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: He surrendered seven base hits and issued two free passes while fanning only two in his latest bad outing in a season full of bad outings. He falls to 2-12 with an ungodly 7.10 ERA in 18 starts. It is hard to fathom just how far and how fast he has fallen this season. This is a guy who had a 3.02 ERA in 33 starts last year. He is unusable in fantasy leagues, especially in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 9:08 pm
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