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  • Berrios flirts with no-hitter in Tuesday's win
    Twins RHP prospect Jose Berrios allowed just one hit over seven shutout innings Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Berrios has now gone 15 innings without allowing a run. The right-hander took a no-hitter into the seventh but lost it on a one-out double by Pawtucket third baseman Jantzen Witte. He finished the game with six strikeouts and only two walks. The 22-year-old had a tough time in a four-game stint with the Twins last month (1-1, 10.20 ERA) but he should get another chance later this year. 36 minutes ago
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    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Rasmus not in Wednesday's lineup
    Colby Rasmus is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Angels.

    Advice: Marwin Gonzalez will start in left field while Jake Marisnick plays center field. Carlos Gomez will serve as the designated hitter. Today, 10:23 am
  • Escobar (knee) remains out of Angels' lineup
    Yunel Escobar (knee) remains out of the Angels' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Escobar will remain sidelined until at least Friday. If he's not ready by then, he'll likely be facing a backdated trip to the disabled list. Escobar hasn't played since last Thursday due to a bone bruise in his knee. Jefry Marte will continue to fill in at third base. Today, 10:19 am
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Ahmed not in Wednesday's lineup
    Nick Ahmed is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against right-hander Zach Eflin. Jean Segura will start at shortstop while Phil Gosselin will play second base. Today, 10:03 am
    12:40 pm vs x Phi
  • Moya (knee) back in Wednesday's lineup
    Steven Moya (knee) is back in Wednesday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Moya missed three straight games with right knee soreness. He's batting seventh in his return against right-hander Tom Koehler. Today, 8:18 am
  • Bogaerts back in Wednesday's lineup
    Xander Bogaerts is back in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.

    Advice: Bogaerts was given the day off Tuesday, but he's right back in there for Wednesday's game. The 23-year-old shortstop is batting .343/.395/.494 with nine homers, 50 RBI, and 10 steals over 75 games this season. Today, 6:38 am
  • Richard (blister) makes rehab appearance
    Clayton Richard (blister) struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Tuesday in a minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: It was his first appearance since being placed on the disabled list with a blister last week. It's unclear when he'll rejoin the Cubs. The southpaw has an ugly 7.30 ERA in 22 appearances this season. Today, 6:00 am
    15-Day DL
  • Giants fall to A's despite Crawford's 5 RBI
    Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with five RBI in Tuesday's 13-11 loss to the A's.

    Advice: Crawford finished a home run shy of the cycle. As for the runs he drove in, the shortstop notched a two-run double in the third and a three-run triple in the sixth. For the season, Crawford is slashing .268/.342/.415 with six homers and 49 RBI over 265 at-bats. Yesterday, 11:52 pm
  • Graveman yields four runs to Giants
    Kendall Graveman was unable to secure a quality start in Tuesday's no-decision against the Giants, allowing four runs on nine hits over five innings.

    Advice: Graveman entered Tuesday having surrendered two or fewer runs in his last three outings, but he was unable to find such success against the Giants, as they scored twice in the third inning and twice in the fourth. He will carry a 4.84 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 55/27 K/BB ratio (80 innings) into a home start against the Pirates next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 11:38 pm
  • Jake Lamb crunches homer, triple in loss
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Lamb's seventh-inning solo homer off David Hernandez boosted the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 advantage. They held that until the ninth inning, but the Phillies would come back with two runs in that frame to overcome the deficit. For the season, Lamb is slashing a strong .286/.366/.584 with 18 doubles, 16 homers and 52 RBI over 255 at-bats. The 25-year-old third baseman is plenty deserving of All-Star consideration. Yesterday, 11:28 pm
    12:40 pm vs ^ Phi
  • Chris Davis hits solo homer, double in win
    Chris Davis went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Davis struck for a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning. That was just a throat-clearing for the rest of the frame, as the Orioles would score six more times before the Padres managed to extricate themselves from the mess. Over his last five games, Davis has driven in 10 runs. For the season as a whole, he is slashing .247/.359/.517 with 19 homers and 52 RBI across 271 at-bats. Yesterday, 11:17 pm
  • Jimenez surrenders one run to Padres
    Ubaldo Jimenez survived four walks allowed to limit the Padres to one run over five innings in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Jimenez scattered three hits while striking out five. The only run to score on his watch came when Melvin Upton Jr. launched a monster solo home run to center in the first inning. The O's dropped Jimenez out of the rotation in mid-June due to a myriad of disastrous results, but he has now earned two consecutive starts and allowed three runs across 11 innings in those outings. That isn't to say that Jimenez is out of the woods -- he still holds a 6.63 ERA and 1.91 WHIP -- but at the very least, he has probably earned himself another start. Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Lincecum allows five runs while fanning seven
    Tim Lincecum struck out seven and yielded five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Lincecum surrendered a three-run homer to Carlos Correa in the first inning, but mostly settled in after that bomb. After striking out just two in each of his first two starts, Lincecum's seven strikeouts on Tuesday stand as his season-high. His off-speed stuff, in particular, looked sharp. The veteran right-hander also walked four and exited the proceedings having thrown 101 pitches (55 strikes). After limiting the A's to one run over six innings in his mid-June season-debut, Lincecum has surrendered nine runs in his last two outings (7 1/3 innings). He will look to keep the fireworks to a minimum in a July 4 road date with the Rays next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Matt Harvey gets loss in rain-delayed game
    Matt Harvey was stuck with a loss after allowing one run over 3 2/3 frames against the Nationals.

    Advice: Harvey wasn't pitching particularly well, as he had given up four hits and walked three. However, he surely had a lot more in him but was pulled following a rain delay of nearly an hour and a half. It was Harvey's 10th loss of the season, which leads the National League. He'll face the Cubs on Sunday. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Jon Lester allows one run over 7 2/3 frames
    Jon Lester had to settle for a no-decision but was excellent Tuesday, holding the Reds to one run over 7 1/3 innings in a 7-2 extra-innings victory.

    Advice: Lester held the Reds off the scoreboard until Billy Hamilton slugged a solo home run to lead off the eighth inning. He recorded only four strikeouts but wound up allowing just three hits and one walk on the night. Lester lost out on a win when Hector Rondon blew a save, but it was another stellar outing in what has been an excellent season. He'll bring a 2.03 ERA into New York against the Mets on Sunday. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (knee) sidelined until Friday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Yunel Escobar (knee) will remain sidelined until at least Friday.

    Advice: If he's unable to give it a go at that point, the Angels would have to consider a backdated trip to the disabled list. Jefry Marte is once again filling in at third base in his absence on Tuesday. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Xander Bogaerts to get night off Tuesday
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said during a radio appearance on WEEI that Xander Bogaerts will get the day off off Tuesday versus the Rays.

    Advice: Farrell has talked about giving Bogaerts a day off, so he's going to get it out of the way. Marco Hernandez is expected to start at shortstop. Yesterday, 11:47 am
  • Crawford not in Monday's lineup
    Brandon Crawford is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

    Advice: There's no word of any injury, so Crawford is presumably getting a day of rest. Ramiro Pena will start at shortstop. Monday, 3:15 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (knee) out again Monday
    Yunel Escobar (knee) remained out of the Angels' lineup Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: Escobar has now missed four straight games. He was diagnosed with a bone bruise following an MRI and it's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action. Jefry Marte is filling in at third base again Monday. Monday, 3:01 pm
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Xander Bogaerts starting again Monday
    Xander Bogaerts is in the Red Sox's starting lineup Monday against the Rays.

    Advice: Manager John Farrell hinted that Bogaerts would get the night off after making his third error in four games Sunday against Texas. The Red Sox even called up infielder Mike Miller from Triple-A Pawtucket to spell Bogaerts at shortstop but here he is, starting for the 59th game in a row. Bogaerts will bat in his usual third spot against Rays left-hander Blake Snell. Monday, 12:25 pm
  • Tired Xander Bogaerts struggling on defense
    Red Sox manager John Farrell says Xander Bogaerts is tired and "needs a day."

    Advice: Bogaerts' bat hasn't slowed down yet—his batting average is second in the American League behind Jose Altuve—but his defense has deteriorated over the past week with three errors in his last four games. Xander hasn't sat since April 23 and is due for a breather. Sitting Wednesday against the Rays is the most likely scenario with the Red Sox off on Thursday. That would give Xander a couple days to catch his breath. Monday, 5:48 am
  • Chris Davis rocks grand slam in O's victory
    Chris Davis connected for a first-inning grand slam in Sunday's 12-5 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Davis launched his granny off of Rays starter Drew Smyly in the first inning. He would later add a single to finish 2-for-4. The slugger is working to a .240/.355/.498 triple-slash with 18 homers and an even 50 RBI over 267 at-bats. It will take a nice second-half power push to reach the 47 dingers he hit in 2015. Sunday, 2:35 pm
  • MRI on Escobar's knee shows bone bruise
    An MRI on Yunel Escobar's left knee revealed a bone bruise.

    Advice: Escobar suffered the injury on Thursday and hasn't played since. The injury has turned out to be worse than initially expected, although he hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet. However, a move can't be ruled out if he doesn't see improvement in the next day or two. Sunday, 10:47 am
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Yunel Escobar (knee) out again Sunday
    Yunel Escobar (knee) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed three straight games with a sore knee. Escobar is not expected to require a disabled list stint. Jefry Marte is at third base again Sunday. Sunday, 10:20 am
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Mets, Giants show interest in Yunel Escobar
    Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Mets and Giants have expressed interest in Yunel Escobar.

    Advice: ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has also reported previously that the Giants are eyeing Escobar. It's unclear whether the Mets' interest in Escobar might be lessened now that they've signed Jose Reyes. The Angels hold a $7 million club option on Escobar for 2017, but Moura hears that the third baseman is likely to be dealt before the trade deadline. Sunday, 9:43 am
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Ubaldo Jimenez to start on Tuesday for O's
    Ubaldo Jimenez will start on Tuesday in San Diego.

    Advice: Orioles manager Buck Showalter previously had refused to commit to Jimenez getting another start even though he pitched well last week, but he's now officially done so. Jimenez holds a 6.89 ERA and 1.98 WHIP on the season and isn't guaranteed anything beyond Tuesday. Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Steven Moya scratched with minor knee injury
    Steven Moya had to be scratched from Saturday's lineup due to soreness in his right knee.

    Advice: Moya fell awkwardly while losing a ball in the lights on Friday, but he says that's not the cause of his knee soreness. He's considered day-to-day. "Just a little soreness," he said. "It was not related to that play." Sunday, 6:49 am
  • Clayton Richard (blister) resumes throwing
    Clayton Richard (blister) has resumed a throwing program.

    Advice: The blister on his left middle finger is no longer an issue and he's ready to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa. Richard should be ready to return when his 15 days are up early next month. He's posted a 7.30 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 22 appearances this season. Sunday, 6:01 am
    15-Day DL
  • Jake Lamb not in Saturday's lineup vs. COL
    Jake Lamb is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Rockies.

    Advice: He'll sit against left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Brandon Drury will start at third base and bat seventh. Saturday, 10:34 am
    12:40 pm vs ^ Phi
  • Jake Lamb goes 3-for-4, drives in three
    Jake Lamb had three hits, three RBI and three errors Friday against the Rockies.

    Advice: At least the bat mostly made up for the glove. Lamb tripled and doubled in the contest. He's sitting against a lot of left-handers, but he's currently sporting a .943 OPS, making him one of the NL's top hitters to date. Friday, 10:35 pm
    12:40 pm vs ^ Phi
  • Rasmus goes 4-for-5 with a home run on Friday
    Colby Rasmus filled the box score by going 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored on Friday versus the Royals.

    Advice: Rasmus played like an MVP for the first three weeks of the season but had been awful ever since. Tonight he cheered his owners up immensely. Rasmus has been very streaky throughout his career, so perhaps this game is the start of something good. He now has a .245 batting average with ten home runs, 26 runs, 39 RBI and four steals. Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Ahmed (hip) not in Friday's lineup
    Nick Ahmed (hip) is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup again Friday.

    Advice: Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that Ahmed is dealing with "hip issues," but he's expected to return on Saturday. Jean Segura will play shortstop while Phil Gosselin will start at second base. Friday, 4:36 pm
    12:40 pm vs x Phi
  • Escobar (knee) expected to play Saturday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Yunel Escobar (knee) is expected to play Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar tweaked his knee during Thursday's game and will get a day of rest on Friday. However, it's not expected to be a lingering issue. Consider him day-to-day. Friday, 4:22 pm
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Escobar not in Friday's lineup
    Yunel Escobar (knee) is not in Friday's lineup against the Athletics.

    Advice: Escobar exited Thursday's game with a knee issue and apparently isn't back to 100 percent yet. Jefry Marte will start at third base while Shane Robinson will play left field. Friday, 3:29 pm
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Giants have shown interest in Yunel Escobar
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Angels "are listening" on Yunel Escobar and the Giants are "among the teams that have expressed interest."

    Advice: It could indicate that the Giants aren't expecting Matt Duffy (Achilles) back anytime soon. It's no surprise that the Angels are willing to move Escobar, as they're already 16 games out of first place and don't seem likely to close that gap. Escobar is making $7 million this season and the Halos have a $7 million option on him for 2017. Friday, 1:47 pm
    12:35 pm vs x Hou
  • Graveman limits Angels to two runs in win
    Kendall Graveman continued his recent turnaround with a nice effort in Thursday's win over the Angels, allowing two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Graveman struck out just one, but other than a little two-run fourth inning, kept the scoreboard clean and clear of runs over his 6 2/3 innings of work. The 25-year-old right-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last three starts. Overall, he holds a 4.68 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 52/26 K/BB ratio across 75 innings. His numbers are trending in the right direction, but there is still work to do here. A road date with the Giants appears next on his schedule. Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Lincecum surrenders four runs vs Athletics
    Tim Lincecum failed to provide much length in Thursday's loss to the A's, surrendering four runs on seven hits over three innings.

    Advice: Lincecum managed six innings of one-run ball in his first start with the Halos, but start No. 2 proved less successful. Three of the four runs on his line scored when the veteran right-hander coughed up a three-run homer to Marcus Semien in the second inning. Lincecum managed just two strikeouts on the evening. Once The Freak puts in a few more starts, the shape of his season will start to become more clear. As is, he offers little fantasy appeal to those outside of very deep AL-only formats. And even then, don't expect miracles. Lincecum will continue to work back into the flow of the season in a home start against the Astros next time out. Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Jake Lamb launches two-run dinger in victory
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Oddly, while the Diamondbacks racked up 15 hits on the evening, they had just two of the extra-base species. Both came in the third inning, with Socrates Brito and Lamb each socking two-run home runs. For his part, Lamb has now homered four times in his last 10 games. He's hit to a strong .279/.360/.563 triple-slash with 17 doubles, 15 homers and 47 RBI over 240 at-bats. A trip to the All-Star Game is by no means a guarantee, but his numbers make him worthy of consideration at the very least. Thursday, 9:45 pm
    12:40 pm vs ^ Phi
  • Harvey keeps Braves to two runs over six
    Matt Harvey limited the Braves to two runs on eight hits over six innings in a no-decision on Thursday.

    Advice: Harvey struck out just three but didn't walk a batter, and he left in line for his fifth win before the bullpen blew the lead. It still wasn't vintage Harvey, but he's been pretty good for about a month now despite a 4-9 record overall. Harvey will try to continue working on his 4.64 ERA and 1.38 WHIP Tuesday at the Nationals. Thursday, 7:53 pm
  • Lester limits Marlins to two runs over seven
    Jon Lester held the Marlins to two runs over seven innings, striking out seven, in a no-decision Thursday.

    Advice: Lester gave up a pair of solo homers to Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna but gave up just three other hits and walked three on the night. The no-decision snapped a five-start winning streak, but he still hasn't sustained a loss in over a month. The southpaw has a 2.10 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 99/23 K/BB ratio over 15 starts. Lester will look to keep the winning going Tuesday against the Reds. Thursday, 6:58 pm
  • Xander Bogaerts wins game for Boston
    Xander Bogaerts singled in Mookie Betts in the bottom of the 10th to give the Red Sox an 8-7 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: It was Bogaerts' second hit of the game, and it made a winner out of Craig Kimbrel, who came up big for a Red Sox team that badly needed it today. With the win, the Red Sox avoided what would have been the White Sox's first four-game sweep at Fenway since 1927. Thursday, 3:11 pm
  • Steven Moya reaches three times in win
    Steven Moya doubled in a run and walked twice Thursday as the Tigers edged the Mariners 5-4 in 10 innings.

    Advice: Moya's second walk led to the winning run in the 10th, though he was removed for a pinch-runner after drawing it. It was pretty stunning to see him walking; he had a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 54 plate appearances entering the day. Even in Triple-A, he struck out six times for every time he walked. Moya has big-time power, but his approach leaves a whole lot to be desired, which is why we doubt he'll have lasting value in mixed leagues. Thursday, 2:17 pm
  • Showalter won't commit to Ubaldo Jimenez
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter did not commit to another start for Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Advice: Jimenez surrendered two runs over six innings in a spot start against the Padres on Wednesday. After the game, Showalter said, "We have two more of that spot before the All-Star break. We’re going to take it each day and put our best foot forward. Tonight, he was it. So we’ll see." There isn't much you can read into the statement either way. Jimenez was pushed out of the rotation last week after posting a 6.89 ERA and 1.98 WHIP through his first 13 outings. Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Jimenez pitches well in rare win vs. Padres
    Ubaldo Jimenez pitched well in a 7-2 win over the Padres on Wednesday, allowing only two runs in six innings.

    Advice: His owners who were brave enough to start him tonight reaped a nice reward. Jimenez struck out seven batters and walked four while giving up four hits. He lowered his ERA by nearly a run, from 7.89 down to 6.97 on the season. The win improves his record to 4-7. Jimenez should see better results as his .385 BABIP normalizes, but even then he will be nothing more than a risky streamer against weak opponents. Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Xander Bogaerts goes 3-for-5, knocks in three
    Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the White Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: The double might have been a homer, but a fan interfered with it from atop the Green Monster and it was ruled a double after replays were inconclusive. Bogaerts is having such a strong season that a three-hit game merely raises his average from .347 to .351. He's collected 104 hits, seven more than anyone else in either league. Wednesday, 8:11 pm
  • Moya's huge night leads the Tigers to victory
    Steven Moya launched two solo home runs to lead the Tigers to a 5-1 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Advice: The huge rookie finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. After 53 at-bats he is hitting .321/.333/.623 with three longballs. Moya strikes out a ton and rarely walks, so don't expect a good batting average moving forward. But he will hit a lot of home runs as long as he makes enough contact to stay in the majors. Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez to make spot start Wed.
    Ubaldo Jimenez will make a spot start for the Orioles on Wednesday against the Padres.

    Advice: Odrisamer Despaigne was supposed to take that turn, but he had to be used in relief on Tuesday night. Ubaldo was moved to the Baltimore bullpen last week after posting a 6.89 ERA and 1.98 WHIP over his first 13 starts. He allowed five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief last Friday against the Blue Jays. Tuesday, 8:49 pm
  • Cubs place Clayton Richard on the DL
    Cubs placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a blister.

    Advice: Richard has a rough 7.30 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 22 appearances this season out of the Cubs' bullpen. Maybe some time off and a rehab assignment will do him good. Tuesday, 2:27 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Jake Lamb slugs 14th home run of the year
    Jake Lamb slugged his 14th home run of the season Monday in the Diamondbacks' defeat of the Phillies.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the top of the first inning off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson. Lamb had a massive four-game series in Philadelphia, going 9-for-17 with two homers and five RBI. He has a stellar .932 OPS and 45 RBI in 68 total games this year. Monday, 1:03 pm
    12:40 pm vs ^ Phi
  • Jake Lamb stays hot with double and triple
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 with two RBI in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 defeat of the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Lamb drove in Paul Goldschmidt with an RBI double in the top of the sixth inning and then plated Goldy again with an RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth. He also went 2-for-4 with a home run on Saturday and 3-for-4 on Friday. The third baseman is enjoying a breakout season at age 25, now with a .917 OPS and 43 RBI in 67 games. Jun 19, 1:42 pm
    12:40 pm vs ^ Phi
  • Lester tops Pirates for fifth straight win
    Jon Lester allowed three runs over six innings in a win over the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Lester yielded seven hits and three walks while striking out seven in the contest. It qualifies as his worst start in his past five, but all have been wins as he's now 9-3 on the year. He'll carry a 2.06 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 92/20 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start at the Marlins. Jun 18, 9:16 pm
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