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  • Keuchel goes seven strong in win over Angels
    Dallas Keuchel recovered from a shaky start to limit the Angels to two runs over seven innings in Saturday's 4-2 win.

    Advice: Keuchel gave up back-to-back solo homers to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the first inning but settled down to put up six zeroes in his final six innings of work. The southpaw gave up just one other hit, didn't walk a batter and struck out five on the night. It ranked among his best starts of the season, improving him to 3-6 with a 5.58 ERA and 1.47 WHIP through 11 outings. We'll see if Keuchel can use the start as a springboard or if it was an aberration when he takes on the Diamondbacks on Thursday. 43 minutes ago
  • Weaver allows four runs in loss to Astros
    Jered Weaver allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: Weaver matched Astros starter Dallas Keuchel through five innings, each pitcher allowing two runs, but a Jason Castro two-run home run in the sixth inning broke the tie and sealed Weaver's fate. The right-hander gave up six hits and walked three on the evening. Weaver's record fell to 4-4 with the loss, and he owns a 5.40 ERA and 1.51 WHIP through 10 starts. An interleague matchup with the Pirates is on tap for Friday. 46 minutes ago
    L, 4-2 vs ^ Hou
  • Gregerson retires the side to earn 11th save
    Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning against the Angels on Saturday to earn his 11th save.

    Advice: Gregerson was given the day off Thursday after having worked each of the previous two days, but rested and ready he jumped right back into the ninth inning Saturday. And he had little trouble with the top of the Angels' lineup, retiring the side in order, culminating with a Mike Trout groundout to end the game. Gregerson owns a 3.18 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 22 appearances to date. 50 minutes ago
  • Maeda's X-rays on hand come back negative
    Kenta Maeda underwent X-rays on his right hand after Saturday's win over the Mets, but they came back negative.

    Advice: Maeda got struck by a sharp comebacker on Saturday. He stayed in the game, and the post-game X-rays came back negative. Manager Dave Roberts indicated that he should make his next start without issue. Today, 7:56 pm
  • Posey's pair of three-run jacks leads Giants
    Buster Posey hit a pair of three-run home runs as the Giants outlasted the Rockies 10-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Posey took Rockies starter Eddie Butler deep in the first inning before adding a second, three-run blast in the eighth. The two-homer game was his first of 2016, giving him seven bombs and 24 RBI overall. Posey is batting .268/.328/.470 through 45 games. Today, 5:34 pm
  • Bumgarner holds Rox to one run in no-decision
    Madison Bumgarner pitched well at Coors Field on Saturday, limiting the Rockies to one run over six innings, but didn't factor in the decision.

    Advice: Bumgarner left with a 4-1 lead, but his bullpen subsequently gave up four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Preserving that lead included a high-wire act in the sixth inning, when the Rockies loaded the bases with no outs, but Bum struck out Ryan Raburn and got a double play from Cristhian Adames to end the threat. The southpaw struck out six while walking two and allowing five hits on the afternoon. Bumgarner owns a 2.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 83/22 K/BB ahead of a start against the Braves on Thursday. Today, 5:29 pm
  • Santana leads Tribe to lopsided win over O's
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in an 11-4 drubbing of the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: Batting atop the Indians order, Santana played the part of leadoff hitter, collecting a couple hits and stealing his third base of the season. Without much fanfare, he's now reached base safely in 10 straight games. The 30-year-old is hitting .231/.345/.438 with eight homers, 24 RBI and 24 runs scored on the year. Today, 5:23 pm
  • Pineda continues to struggle in loss to Rays
    Michael Pineda's rough 2016 season continued Saturday, allowing six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Pineda gave up nine hits, including a two-run home run to Evan Longoria, while striking out just three. The loss was his sixth in 10 starts this year, and Pineda now owns a 6.92 ERA and 1.65 WHIP. He's just giving up too much contact, and they're hitting it too hard. He'll keep searching for a former dominance Thursday against the Tigers. Today, 4:45 pm
  • Moore strikes out seven in win over Yankees
    Matt Moore struck out seven while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: Moore gave up eight hits and walked three, so he's not quite out of the woods yet, but it was a step in the right direction in what has been a tough year thus far. Moore hadn't struck out seven in a game in more than a month, and the quality start was also his first since April 27. Moore moved to 2-3 with a 5.31 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, and he'll try to carry some momentum into Thursday's start at the Twins. Today, 4:37 pm
    W, 9-5 vs ^ NYY
  • Beckham homers, drives in three Braves in win
    Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in a Braves' 7-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: With a couple runners on in the seventh inning, Beckham took an Edwin Jackson offering out to left-center for his second home run of the year. He also doubled and scored in the contest. Beckham has quietly been very good for the Braves in 27 games this year, batting .317/.417/.488 with 14 RBI and 11 runs scored. Today, 4:33 pm
    W, 7-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Martin expected to return after 15-day min
    Mariners expect Leonys Martin (hamstring) to return from the disabled list after the 15-day minimum.

    Advice: Manager Scott Servais said on Saturday that Martin's hamstring injury should only keep him out 7-10 days. That should enable him to return fully healthy at the 15-day mark. The 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .262/.339/.483 with nine homers and eight stolen bases, taking the road-less-traveled of improving offensively after moving to a more pitcher-friendly ballpark. Today, 4:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Valencia, Athletics hang 12 runs on Tigers
    Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as the Athletics pounded the Tigers 12-3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Valencia hit a solo home run off Matt Boyd, his seventh homer of the season, and the A's were able to hang nine runs on the Tigers' awful bullpen. The three-hit game raised Valencia's season line to .311/.341/.521. Designated for assignment by the Blue Jays less than a year ago, the 31-year-old has proven to be one heck of a pickup for the A's. Today, 4:15 pm
    W, 12-3 vs ^ Det
  • Ramsey DFA'd to make room for Fien
    Dodgers designated OF James Ramsey for assignment on Saturday.

    Advice: The Dodgers needed to make room for RHP Casey Fien on the 40-man roster. Ramsey is only hitting .222/.285/.429 with a 33.3 percent strikeout rate in Triple-A Oklahoma City, so the 26-year-old outfielder seemed to be an obvious choice for this move. Today, 3:42 pm
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    W, 11-4 vs x Bal
  • Porcello gives up four runs in no-decision
    Rick Porcello struggled in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The right-hander racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just one. The Jays scratched out three runs against him in the third inning, but Porcello was able to bear down and keep them off the board after that until a Russell Martin solo shot in the sixth. He'll carry a 3.68 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore. Today, 3:28 pm
  • Dexter Fowler's leadoff home run sparks Cubs
    Dexter Fowler blasted a leadoff home run on Saturday, sparking the Cubs offense in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: Fowler's leadoff shot came off Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff. It was Fowler's lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, bringing his season slash to .316/.429/.540 with six homers and 24 RBI. Today, 1:58 pm
  • Dodgers recall Casey Fien from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled RHP Casey Fien from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: The right-hander is active and in uniform for Saturday's game against the Mets. He's taking the roster spot of Julio Urias who was optioned back to Triple-A on Saturday. Fien registered a 7.90 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 12/3 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings before he was cut by the Twins earlier in the season. Today, 12:56 pm
  • Brandon Belt returns to lineup on Saturday
    Brandon Belt (ankle) returned to the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Belt sprained his ankle while sliding on Wednesday and sat out Friday's game as a precautionary measure. He's batting fifth against Chris Rusin and the Rockies on Saturday. Today, 10:30 am
  • Gerardo Parra not in Rockies lineup Saturday
    Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a good time to get Parra a day off against opposing southpaw Madison Bumgarner. Ryan Raburn will start in his place and bat sixth for the Rockies on Saturday. Today, 10:10 am
  • Cards designate Ruben Tejada for assignment
    Cardinals designated INF Ruben Tejada for assignment.

    Advice: Greg Garcia flashed enough in his brief callup that that Cardinals felt it would be more prudent to keep him on the roster as a reserve infielder instead of Tejada who was hitting just .176/.225/.235 in his 34 at-bats. He should be able to latch on elsewhere with little difficulty. Today, 10:06 am
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    W, 9-4 x @Was
  • Giancarlo Stanton remains out for Marlins
    Giancarlo Stanton (side) is once again absent from the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The slugger hasn't played since Tuesday due to soreness in his right side. He was able to take swings in the batting cage on Friday, but still appears to be at least a day or two away from a return to the Marlins lineup. Today, 10:00 am
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Christian Friedrich wins as a starter
    Christian Friedrich blanked the Diamondbacks for seven innings on Friday to win as a starter for the first time since July 2012.

    Advice: Friedrich made 16 starts for the Rockies as a rookie in 2012 and three more in 2014 (he missed all of 2013) before shifting to the pen. The Padres picked him off the scrap heap over the winter and decided to try him again as a starter. Lo and behold, it's worked, with the left-hander amassing a 1.65 ERA in his first three starts. We still don't trust him for fantasy purposes. For one thing, he's walked 10 in 16 1/3 innings. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Derek Norris hits fifth homer in victory
    Derek Norris went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two walks against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Advice: The Padres need more from Norris, not just so that they can win some games, but also because they want him to drive up his trade value in advance of the deadline. He's hit .224 with four homers in May after finishing April with a .156 average and one homer. Yesterday, 10:25 pm
    L, 8-7 ^ @Ari
  • Yonder Alonso goes hitless in loss
    Yonder Alonso went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: Alonso has picked it up some after a brutal April, but even so, he's still hitting a modest .254/.322/.324 with no homers in May. The A's might run out of patience and give Max Mundy an extended look soon. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
    W, 12-3 vs x Det
  • John Lamb demolished in loss to Brewers
    John Lamb was demolished in Friday's loss to the Brewers, getting shelled for six runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Lamb walked three and struck out three on the evening. The Brewers scratched out single runs in the first and third innings, then broke the game open with a four-run fourth. Lamb has been brutal in his limited time in the rotation, registering a 6.85 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 14/12 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings over five starts. It doesn't get any easier for the young southpaw either, as he'll travel to Coors Field to take on the Rockies on Wednesday. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Chatwood spins gem vs. Giants at Coors Field
    Tyler Chatwood allowed just an unearned run over seven innings in Friday’s 5-2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: And at Coors Field, to boot. Chatwood allowed just four hits and walked none while striking out three batters. He’s the first Rockies pitcher to throw seven innings or more with zero earned runs and zero walks at Coors Field since Juan Nicasio did it on July 15, 2011. Yep, it has been a while. Chatwood entered Friday’s action with a 6.65 ERA in four starts at home this season, so we wouldn’t say that he has turned a new leaf here. While the peripherals aren’t overly impressive, he has managed a 2.69 ERA through 10 starts overall. He remains a decent matchup play, though this start won’t change the fact that he’s best utilized on the road. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Cardinals expected to DFA Ruben Tejada
    Mark Saxon of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are expected to designate Ruben Tejada for assignment on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cardinals are forced to make a roster move to reinstate Matt Carpenter from the paternity leave list, and it appears as though Tejada is the odd-man out. Tejada is hitting just .176/.225/.235 in 34 at-bats this season. Yesterday, 8:35 pm
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    W, 9-4 x @Was
  • Mariners place Leonys Martin on 15-day DL
    Mariners placed OF Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: Rather than rush the hot-hitting outfielder back, they'll give him the proper time to heal his injury. Stefan Romero has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the M's roster. Yesterday, 5:44 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Leonys Martin hopes to avoid disabled list
    Leonys Martin said that his hamstring was feeling much better on Friday and he remains optimistic that he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list.

    Advice: He's still expected to miss the next 3-4 games, so fantasy owners should plan to be without him for the remainder of the weekend. He's scheduled to take some swings on Friday, and if all goes well he should return to the lineup early next week. Yesterday, 3:42 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Giancarlo Stanton (side) hits in the cage
    Giancarlo Stanton (side) took swings in a batting cage on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Tuesday due to soreness in his right side and is out of the lineup again Friday. Stanton would appear to still be at least a day or two away, but he's making some progress. Yesterday, 2:56 pm
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Brandon Belt (ankle) remains out of lineup
    Brandon Belt (ankle) remained out of the Giants' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Belt hasn't played since spraining his left ankle on a slide Wednesday. He's considered day-to-day. The Giants have Buster Posey at first base and Trevor Brown at catcher Friday. Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton (side) out again Friday
    Giancarlo Stanton (side) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Stanton hasn't played since Tuesday due to soreness in his right side. The Marlins haven't indicated to this point that a trip to the disabled list is a possibility, but obviously the likelihood increases the longer this drags on. Ichiro Suzuki is again filling in in right field and leading off. Yesterday, 11:58 am
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Stanton (side) out again Thursday vs. Rays
    Giancarlo Stanton (side) is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Thursday versus the Rays.

    Advice: Stanton also sat out Wednesday after complaining of soreness in his right side. He has been struggling offensively since a collision with teammate Marcell Ozuna on May 15 in Washington, D.C. All of this seems related. Thursday, 7:50 am
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Leonys Martin (hammy) only out a few days
    Leonys Martin (hamstring) only expects to miss a couple of games.

    Advice: Martin was lifted from Wednesday's defeat of the Athletics after tweaking his left hamstring while running the bases in the bottom of the third inning. "They decided to take me out of the game to be smart," the hot-hitting center fielder said late Wednesday. "But I hope to be back in a few days. We've got a day off tomorrow and we'll see. This is the first time I've had this happen, but it'll be all right." Thursday, 5:47 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Beckham homers in pinch-hit appearance
    Gordon Beckham pinch hit in the sixth inning and clobbered a two-run homer that temporarily put the Braves on top of the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beckham picked up another base hit later in the game, but all of his damage came on a two-run shot off lefty Chris Capuano in the sixth. He's now hitting .310/.402/.451 and is proof that almost any big leaguer can be productive in small samples, if utilized correctly. He just doesn't currently see enough playing time to matter in standard fantasy formats. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
    W, 7-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Leonys Martin exits due to hamstring tweak
    Leonys Martin left Wednesday's game against the A's with a tweaked left hamstring.

    Advice: Martin was replaced in center field by Shawn O'Malley to start the fourth inning. Prior to leaving with what the Mariners are deeming a minor injury, Martin had continued his recent hot-hitting ways with a third-inning RBI single and a stolen base. Seattle is labeling him day-to-day. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Gerardo Parra goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Gerardo Parra went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: Parra isn't nearly what he used to be defensively, so he needs to do significantly better than his current .710 OPS in order to help the Rockies. He's now gone a full month since his last walk on April 26, and he's struck out 19 times since then. Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • X-rays come up clean on Brandon Belt's ankle
    X-rays taken on Brandon Belt's sprained left ankle came back negative.

    Advice: Belt suffered the ankle injury on a slide into second base during Wednesday afternoon's win over the Padres. Giants manager Bruce Bochy described the injury as mild and the negative X-rays back that assertion. Belt said that he thinks he might be able to play against the Rockies (at Coors Field) on Friday. Wednesday, 5:00 pm
  • Bruce Bochy calls Belt's ankle injury minor
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Brandon Belt suffered only a "mild" ankle sprain in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Belt injured the ankle while sliding into second base in the eighth inning. He was able to walk off the field under his own power. After the game, Bochy said that it might take a few games for Belt to return to action, but there are no indications that this is any type of serious injury. He could maybe play Friday in Colorado. Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Brandon Belt suffers ankle injury vs. Padres
    Brandon Belt left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Padres with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Belt appeared to roll his left ankle while sliding into second base in the bottom of the eighth. He was attended to by trainers before walking off the field without a visible limp. The team should provide an official update on his status after the conclusion of the game. It didn't appear too serious, but even a slight sprain could cost Belt a few days. Wednesday, 3:26 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton feeling right side soreness
    Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that Giancarlo Stanton is dealing with "a little soreness" on his right side.

    Advice: Stanton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, with Ichiro Suzuki starting in right field and batting leadoff. It is not known if this current bout of soreness for Stanton is related to a mid-May outfield collision with teammate Marcell Ozuna. Unless further word surfaces, the slugger should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Wednesday, 2:29 pm
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Giancarlo Stanton not in Marlins' lineup Wed.
    Giancarlo Stanton is not in the Marlins' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Ichiro Suzuki will play right field and bat leadoff versus Rays right-hander Matt Andriese. Stanton hit his 12th home run of the season on Tuesday night, but he had been in a minor slump since an outfield collision with Marcell Ozuna on May 15 in Washington, D.C. He'll take a day of mental and physical rest. Wednesday, 11:39 am
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Buster Posey will get the day off Wednesday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Padres.

    Advice: It's just a standard day of rest for Posey. Trevor Brown will get the start at catcher and bat eighth with the Padres throwing right-hander James Shields. Wednesday, 10:22 am
  • Leonys Martin walks off with two-run homer
    Leonys Martin hit a walk-off two-run home run in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the A's.

    Advice: Martin had just one hit on the evening, but boy howdy, it was a big one. Down 5-4 with one on and two outs in the ninth inning, the 28-year-old outfielder stood as the Mariners' last line of defense against a probable loss. He would make sure that no defeat came their way, cracking a two-run walk-off dinger to deep right off A's closer Ryan Madson to end the game. Of lesser import, the homer pushed Martin to an eight-game hitting streak. He is slashing .259/.337/.483 with nine homers, 19 RBI and seven steals over 143 at-bats. The nine homers already stand as a career best for Martin. Tuesday, 10:49 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Stanton socks 12th homer against Rays
    Giancarlo Stanton socked a solo homer Tuesday against the Rays.

    Advice: It was his 12th home run of the season and his first since May 15. Stanton has been a complete mess at the plate recently while piling up strikeouts at an alarming pace, but his power potential is unmatched. Fantasy owners need to be patient. Tuesday, 12:36 pm
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Matt Moore struggles against Marlins
    Matt Moore was touched up for five runs on 10 hits and a walk over five frames in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: The Rays gave Moore a couple extra days of rest before this outing, but it didn't help. The left-hander's downward spiral after a promising start continues, and he now is looking at an ERA sitting at a season-high 5.47. Moore probably can't afford many other slip-ups before the Rays consider making a change in their rotation. He'll face the Yankees next. Monday, 8:16 pm
    W, 9-5 vs ^ NYY
  • Bumgarner does it all in victory over Cubs
    Madison Bumgarner pitched another outstanding ballgame on Sunday night, firing 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Cubs.

    Advice: Bumgarner allowed just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out six on the night. He worked his way out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning and was basically untouchable the rest of the evening. He also contributed with the stick, plating the game's lone run with an RBI double in the fifth inning. Now 6-2 on the season, he'll carry an outstanding 2.31 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 77/20 K/BB ratio into a tough matchup against the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday. Sunday, 7:48 pm
  • Jered Weaver fans six in victory over Orioles
    Jered Weaver delivered a strong performance in Sunday's victory over the Orioles, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven frames.

    Advice: Weaver punched out six in the ballgame and walked only one. He kept the O's off the board until his final inning of work where Jonathan Schoop belted a two-run homer. Knowing that his fastball is among the worst in the game, Weaver threw primarily breaking balls the entire game on Sunday and the strategy paid off for him. It'll be interesting to see if he does the same on Saturday against the Astros. Sunday, 5:26 pm
    L, 4-2 vs ^ Hou
  • Michael Pineda defeats A's to earn second win
    Michael Pineda earned his second victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Athletics to three runs on six hits over his six frames.

    Advice: Pineda racked up six strikeouts in the contest while issuing only one free pass. While he has shown flashes of his elite talent, the results this season have mostly been terrible for the right-hander, who sports a 6.34 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 56/15 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. He'll look to carry over momentum from this start when he takes on the Rays in Tampa Bay on Saturday. Sunday, 4:42 pm
  • Porcello earns win No. 7 in Sunday affair
    Rick Porcello allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings while improving to 7-2 in Sunday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Porcello struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. A two-run single by Jason Kipnis in the second inning accounted for all the scoring noise on his watch. While fantasy owners should continue rolling with the 27-year-old right-hander so long as he has the hot hand (3.47 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 54/13 K/BB ratio over 57 innings), just keep in mind that Porcello had held an ERA south of 4.00 just twice in seven major league seasons entering 2016. Four of those seven seasons saw him posting ERA's over 4.50. A road start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule as he looks to continue to show those career numbers who is boss. Sunday, 2:34 pm
  • Martin picks up quartet of hits in victory
    Leonys Martin went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: All four of Martin's hits went for singles. He entered Sunday hitting just .231, but exited the win with a slightly less flimsy average of .252. The 28-year-old outfielder isn't a fantasy stud by any stretch of the imagination, but he is in line to rack up double-digit homers and double-digit steals this season. Sunday, 2:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Keuchel surrenders seven runs to Rangers
    Dallas Keuchel surrendered seven earned runs over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Yet another brutal outing from the reigning 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner, who now stands 2-6 with a 5.92 ERA through 10 starts this year. He struck out six Sunday and issued only one walk, but the Rangers made a whole lot of hard contact. Keuchel will look to straighten things out in his next start on the road against the Angels. Sunday, 1:56 pm
  • Posey punishes Lester with two-run homer
    Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Posey boosted the Giants to a 4-1 lead with his third-inning homer against Cubs starter Jon Lester. They would tack on one more run in the frame to take a 5-1 lead. Two late runs by the Cubs were not enough to topple that deficit. For the season, Posey is hitting .274/.327/.438 with nine doubles, five homers and 17 RBI over 146 at-bats. Saturday, 7:59 pm
  • Chatwood holds Bucs to one run in no-decision
    Tyler Chatwood limited the Pirates to one run over six innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday.

    Advice: Chatwood allowed six hits and walked two, but he was matched by counterpart Jon Niese, who also allowed one run during his tenure. Chatwood has quietly put together a very good 2016 thus far, posting a 3.02 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through nine starts. He's one of the reasons the Rockies are in second place in the NL West. Speaking of the NL West, Chatwood will take on the division-rival Giants on Friday. Saturday, 7:16 pm
  • Martin connects for third homer in four games
    Leonys Martin hit his eighth home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Martin finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and the solo blast. The homer was his third in his last four games, and he's now hit safely in eight of his last nine to raise his line to .231/.315/.454. His eight home runs tie a career high set in 2013, so his next will set a new single-season mark for the 28-year-old. Saturday, 4:25 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Lamb guts out quality start against Mariners
    John Lamb allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a gutsy performance from the left-hander, who didn't have his best stuff but managed to turn in a quality start anyway. The M's did all their damage on homers, with Leonys Martin taking Lamb deep in the second inning before Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run bomb in the fourth. Lamb walked three while striking out three on the afternoon. The strikeout potential he flashed last season hasn't showed itself yet this year, as he has just an 11/9 K/BB ratio over four starts to go with a 5.40 ERA and 1.65 WHIP. He may still be working his way into form after December back surgery sidelined him through April, but Lamb will need to show progress Friday at the Brewers to remain on the NL-only radar. Saturday, 4:19 pm
  • Christian Friedrich exits start in fourth
    Christian Friedrich lasted 3 1/3 innings and allowed two runs in his start Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Friedrich is much more likely to help the Padres as a reliever than as a starter, but the team wanted to give him a look in the latter role with its depth getting hammered. A change will come eventually. Friday, 11:24 pm
  • Beckham has two hits, RBI vs. Phillies
    Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: Beckham, who made the start out of the No. 2 spot, is now batting .394 (13-for-33) in 10 games since coming off the disabled list. We obviously don’t expect it to last given his track record, so steer clear in mixed formats, but there’s opportunity in this infield right now. Friday, 7:47 pm
    W, 7-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Santana goes deep twice, Tribe sweep Reds
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in a 7-2 win over the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana connected for two-run shots in the fourth and fifth innings. The multi-homer game was his first in 2016 and gives him seven home runs and 21 RBI on the year. He's hitting a very Carlos Santana-esque .237/.348/.459 overall. Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Leonys Martin delivers two-run homer
    Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Thursday against the Orioles.

    Advice: That's seven homers in 126 at-bats for Martin. It's as many as he had in 533 at-bats for the Rangers in 2014 and one off his career high of eight in 457 at-bats in 2013. He's hardly hitting well otherwise, with a .214 average and 43 strikeouts, but the power and defense has been enough to make him a solid regular so far. Thursday, 1:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Luke Gregerson earns save with easy ninth
    Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth in a two-run game for his ninth save Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Gregerson might have had to be lifted from the closer's role with one more bad outing. The Astros would surely prefer to stick with him until they're positive Ken Giles is ready for the job. Still, it's Will Harris who is the Astros' best reliever right now. Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Martin homers in loss to Orioles
    Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: It's been a strange one for the 28-year-old center fielder. Fantasy owners have looked to Martin for stolen bases, yet have been rewarded with a half-dozen homers before we're a third of the way through the campaign. He's only hitting .203/.270/.382, though, so it's possible that he finds himself on the bench before too long. Wednesday, 7:36 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Stanton ends rough series with an 0-for-4
    Giancarlo Stanton struck out four times in the Marlins' loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: The last whiff against Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez ended the game. Stanton had trouble all series against Philly pitching, going 0-for-10 with nine strikeouts. He did draw two walks in the three-game set. Wednesday, 12:48 pm
    L, 7-2 x @Atl
  • Carlos Santana not in lineup on Wednesday
    Carlos Santana is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: The game is being played in Cincinnati under National League rules, so Santana will take a seat. Mike Napoli is at first base and batting cleanup versus the Reds. Wednesday, 12:29 pm
  • Matt Moore's next start is Monday in MIA
    Matt Moore's next start will be Monday in Miami.

    Advice: This will allow the struggling left-hander two additional days of rest, and it also pits him against the Marlins instead of the right-handed sluggers of Detroit. Moore showed promise in the early going this season, but he's had a tough time reaching the fifth inning lately and owns a 5.09 ERA in eight total starts for the year. "It's not the easy thing to do, to make adjustments in season," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "We had an opportunity to do it with this off day (Thursday), so we jumped on it." Wednesday, 6:49 am
    W, 9-5 vs ^ NYY
  • Padres whiff 11 times vs. Madison Bumgarner
    Madison Bumgarner tossed a complete game gem in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Padres, striking out 11 and limiting San Diego to just five hits.

    Advice: This was Mad-Bum's first complete game and second double-digit strikeout performance through nine starts. He shut out the Padres over eight innings before Matt Kemp played spoiler in the ninth when he hit a solo moonshot to prevent his squad from being blanked. That served as cosmetic window dressing and nothing more. Bumgarner will carry a 2.45 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 71/18 K/BB ratio (58 2/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a nationally televised Sunday night home showdown with the Cubs. Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Pineda allows five runs despite 9 strikeouts
    Michael Pineda provided a mixed-bag start in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, striking out nine while yielding five runs over five innings.

    Advice: In addition to his nine strikeouts, Pineda coughed up nine hits and walked one. The Diamondbacks spread their scoring out in the evening affair, bringing home a run in the second, two in the third and two more in the fifth. This was Pineda's fourth start with five or more runs allowed. His 6.60 ERA and 1.65 WHIP show that damage well enough. He will take to the road for a game against the A's next time he toes the rubber. Tuesday, 9:53 pm
  • Gregerson suffers second straight blown save
    Luke Gregerson suffered his second consecutive blown save Tuesday, allowing a run on three hits against the White Sox.

    Advice: Gregerson was tasked with preserving a one-run lead, but an Austin Jackson leadoff double immediately put him in a bind. He recovered somewhat -- a bunt single and a sacrifice fly plated the tying run, and another single later in the inning didn't come back to hurt him -- but it was still his second blown save in two games and his third of the season. It's a bad time for Gregerson to be getting wobbly, as Ken Giles seems to have figured some things out in recent weeks. No closer change is imminent, but the 32-year-old will want to get it together soon if he hopes to keep the job for the long term. Tuesday, 9:34 pm
  • Weaver respectable in loss to Dodgers
    Jered Weaver pitched well enough in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering four runs (three earned) on 10 hits over seven innings.

    Advice: Weaver struck out two and walked two on the evening. He also surrendered a pair of gopher balls, with Joc Pederson whacking a two-run shot in the fourth and Corey Seager cracking a solo shot in the seventh. Even with Tuesday's relatively decent outing, the veteran Weaver still carries a 5.76 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Up next on his schedule, a home showdown with the Orioles. Tuesday, 9:31 pm
    L, 4-2 vs ^ Hou
  • Keuchel turns in quality start against Sox
    Dallas Keuchel registered a quality start Tuesday, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the White Sox.

    Advice: It wasn't a dominant performance, as Keuchel gave up six hits and walked three, but he'll take the positives where he can get them in what has been a frustrating first month and a half. With the no-decision, the southpaw remains 2-5 with a 5.43 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in nine starts. He's still getting ground balls but is making too many mistakes that are being hit too hard. Owners should be reminded that it's still mid-May and that patience is a virtue. Keuchel will next try to right the ship Sunday against the Rangers. Tuesday, 9:25 pm
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