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  • Dee Gordon not in Marlins lineup on Saturday
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Nationals.

    Advice: Martin Prado, J.T. Realmuto and several other regulars are absent from the Marlins lineup. Gordon has received several days off down the stretch, but should be back in there for Sunday's season finale. Derek Dietrich is starting in his place at second base and will bat leadoff for the Marlins against Tanner Roark and the Nationals on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:24 am
  • Michael Fulmer to start Monday if necessary
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Friday that Michael Fulmer would start for the Tigers in a potential make-up game against the Indians on Monday if that game is necessary.

    Advice: That game will be played if it has an impact on the standings, either on the Tigers in the wild card race or in the Indians' battle for home field advantage. As the game counts as a regular season game, fantasy owners in heated battles may be wise to load up on Tigers and Indians as that game looks increasingly likely to go. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:59 am
  • Jean Segura walks, scores in return on Friday
    Jean Segura (ribs) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the Diamondbacks lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Segura was forced to make an early exit from Thursday's game due to a cramp under his left rib cage. He's having an outstanding season atop the D'Backs lineup, slashing .319/.367/.496 with 20 homers, 64 RBI and 32 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
  • Coghlan (ankle) hitless in return to action
    Chris Coghlan (ankle) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Cubs starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Coghlan sustained a mild left ankle sprain on Wednesday against the Pirates. The issue appears to have been minor though and shouldn't limit him heading into the postseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:25 am
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  • Brandon Belt reaches five times in win
    Brandon Belt went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer, a double, a walk and a HBP to lead the Giants to a 9-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Fortunately, Belt was able to stay in after getting hit in the hand in the seventh. Belt, whose OBP too often has gone to waste in the bottom half of the Giants order, hit second for the fifth time tonight. He has a .520 OBP, five runs scored and five RBI in those five games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 pm
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  • Madison Bumgarner earns win over Dodgers
    Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs in a win over the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double against him, but there were no fireworks in this one. Bumgarner probably ends the regular season 15-9 with a 2.74 ERA. The probably is needed since the Giants could opt to try him in relief Sunday if they get desperate. With more run support, Bumgarner might have been in the Cy Young mix in the wide open race. Still, he probably needed at least another two or three wins to sway voters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Rodon Ks 10 batters in win over Twins
    Carlos Rodon yielded three runs (two earned) in six innings in a 7-3 victory over the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: After striking out 11 batters in his last start, Rodon fanned 10 in this one, including the first seven batters he faced. That ties the AL record, which was set by Joe Cowley of the White Sox on May 28, 1986. The 23-year-old finished the year on a high note and will wrap up 2016 with a 4.04 ERA and 168/54 K/BB ratio in 165 innings across 28 starts. He’s capable of taking another step forward next year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Cabrera has two doubles, two RBI in win
    Melky Cabrera finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored against the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Cabrera knocked in a run with a double in the bottom of the first inning and later added an RBI single in the fourth. The 32-year-old amassed 25 RBI in September and now has 85 RBI on the year. He’s just two shy of his career-high from 2011. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Abreu rips RBI double in win Friday
    Jose Abreu ripped an RBI double and drew a walk against the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Abreu has cooled down a bit over the past week or so, but he still drove in 25 runs in September. He’s now just one RBI shy of reaching the 100-mark for the third straight season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Christian Yelich leaves the yard in victory
    Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 and slugged his 21st home run of the season as the Marlins topped the Nationals 7-4 in Washington on Friday evening.

    Advice: Yelich delivered a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then added a solo shot in the seventh that increased the Marlins' advantage to 6-4. The 24-year-old has had a terrific season at the dish, slashing .294/.372/.478 with 21 long balls, 99 RBI and eight stolen bases. He'll be an extremely popular commodity heading into next spring's fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Paul Goldschmidt hits two-run homer
    Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer off Edwin Jackson in Arizona's 5-3 win over San Diego on Friday.

    Advice: The homer gave him a career-high 104 runs scored. With 24 homers and 95 RBI, he's not going to come close to matching his previous bests in those categories (36 HR and 125 RBI in 2013). Still, even in a down season, he's rated as fantasy baseball's No. 1 first baseman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Braden Shipley allows three runs in finale
    Braden Shipley yielded three runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Padres.

    Advice: Shipley's stuff simply isn't what it was a couple of years ago, and he largely failed to impress in his first major league audition this year, going 4-5 with a 5.27 ERA and a 43/28 K/BB ratio over 70 innings. He should be viewed strictly as a fallback for Arizona's 2017 rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Edwin Jackson gives up five runs in loss
    Edwin Jackson was tagged for five runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Jackson turned in some nice outings for the Padres, but the end result was still a 5.89 ERA in 13 starts. He'll have to settle for a minor league contract as a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Merritt notches first major league victory
    Ryan Merritt notched his first major league win on Friday after tossing five innings of one-run ball against the Royals.

    Advice: Expectations were low for the assignment, as Merritt was simply filling in with Corey Kluber sidelined, but he was brilliant in his first major league start. The former 16th round pick held the Royals to just three hits while walking none and striking out four. He kept them off the board after an RBI single from Eric Hosmer in the first inning and retired the final 13 batters he faced. The Indians couldn’t have asked for much better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Santana has three hits, two RBI in win
    Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored Friday versus the Royals.

    Advice: Santana gave the Indians the lead by knocking in two runs with a triple in the third inning. He also singled and doubled, so he finished a home run short of the cycle. The 30-year-old put together a monster September and has established new career-highs this season with 34 homers and 87 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Jean Segura nursing cramp in rib cage
    Jean Segura is dealing with a cramp under his left rib cage.

    Advice: Segura departed Thursday's game with the ailment. The D'Backs think he's going to be fine, but they'll see how he feels when he reports to the park Friday before knowing whether he'll be in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Segura leaves Thursday with apparent injury
    Jean Segura made an early exit from Thursday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says Segura "may have tweaked his side or maybe his back" during his seventh-inning at-bat. There should be an update soon. Segura was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Fulmer gives up three runs in 3 1/3 frames
    Michael Fulmer surrendered three runs in 3 1/3 innings as the Tigers won a soggy game versus the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up six hits and three walks while fanning three batters as he pitched around rain delays. The poor outing was just bad enough to bump his ERA over the 3.00 mark to end the season. The rookie finishes with an 11-7 record and 3.06 ERA in 26 starts. He struck out 132 batters and walked 42 in 159 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Santana goes 2-for-2 with two RBI Wednesday
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs in a rain-shortened loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He also drew a walk. He doubled home a run in the first inning, and followed that with an RBI-single in the fourth inning. He is batting .256/.362/.489 with 34 home runs and 85 RBI. He is a solid starter in standard leagues and an even better asset in on-base percentage leagues and points leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Coghlan lifted with mild left ankle sprain
    Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to a mild left ankle sprain.

    Advice: Coghlan injured himself when he ran into the outfield wall while tracking a fly ball in the fifth inning. He was subsequently replaced in left field by Albert Almora, but looks like he has avoided major injury. Consider Coghlan day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:56 pm
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  • Chris Coghlan exits with apparent leg injury
    Chris Coghlan was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent left leg injury.

    Advice: Coghlan collided with the outfield wall while chasing down a fly ball in the fifth inning. He walked off under his own power while Albert Almora came on to replace him in left field. The Cubs should provide a further update on Coghlan's injury late Wednesday night. It didn't look like anything too serious. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:56 pm
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  • Chris Coghlan drives in three runs Tuesday
    Chris Coghlan ripped a bases-clearing triple in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Coghlan got the scoring going with his three-bagger in the second inning. He also added a single and a stolen base on the night. Coghlan really struggled for the A's but has regained his form back in Chicago, batting .271/.403/.417. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
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  • Jean Segura slugs home run No. 20
    Jean Segura clubbed his 20th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: After slugging a pair of longballs Monday, Segura led off the game Tuesday with another dinger. He continues to extend his career high in home runs in what has been a career year for the Diamondbacks' shortstop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:55 pm
  • Jean Segura slugs two homers in D'Backs rout
    Jean Segura clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in three in Monday's blowout win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Segura got the scoring starting for the D'Backs with a solo shot in the fourth and then added a two-run shot in the eighth. He also had a single on the night. A lot of things have gone wrong for Arizona this season, but Segura certainly hasn't been one of them. He's up to a career-high 19 home runs and is just four hits shy of a 200-hit campaign. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:47 pm
  • Gordon homers in Marlins' emotional win
    Dee Gordon went 4-for-5 with his first home run of the season while also adding a stolen base in Monday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Gordon provided one of the most unforgettable moments of the season in this one. After an emotional pregame honoring their late teammate Jose Fernandez, Gordon stood in the right side of the batter's box for the first pitch of the bottom of the first inning as an ode to Fernandez. He then moved over to his regular left side and slugged a pitch out to right for his first dinger of the season. Gordon was bawling as he rounded the bases and was then greeted by his teammates in an incredibly moving moment. Justin Bour also had a big night for the fish, going 3-for-3 while falling a homer shy of the cycle. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:25 pm
  • Carlos Rodon whiffs 11 over eight scoreless
    Carlos Rodon put together the best outing of his career Sunday, recording 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings in a 3-0 win over the Indians.

    Advice: He walked three batters but surrendered only two singles on the day. Rodon has certainly flashed brilliance at times in his two big league seasons, but rarely has he put everything together as he did in this one. He had thrown 108 pitches through his eight frames, which is the only reason he didn't get a shot at his first shutout. Rodon will get the Twins on Friday to close out his regular season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:17 pm
  • Bumgarner coughs up five runs in six innings
    Madison Bumgarner escaped with a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings but the Giants went on to beat the Padres 9-6 in extra innings on Saturday.

    Advice: He put up zeroes in the first three innings but gave up a solo homer in the fourth, a two-run homer in the fifth and another two-run homer in the sixth. He has given up a career-high 26 homers this season, but his home runs allowed rate is still better than league average. Today he surrendered only one hit that didn't leave the yard. He punched out five and issued one free pass. He helped himself at the plate by going 2-for-3 and scoring a run. The five runs allowed were the most he has given up in a game this year. His 2.71 ERA in 219 1/3 innings is still spectacular even after the poor outing. He is likely to get one more start in the regular season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:36 pm
  • Gordon runs wild on Braves in Marlins victory
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 with three stolen bases and two runs scored in the Marlins' 6-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon had no fear for Braves catcher Anthony Recker, walking and stealing second base in the first inning, stealing third base in the third inning and stealing second again an inning later. The three steals give him 26 steals in 74 games this year. His .257/.298/.320 line leaves something to be desired, but the 28-year-old's speed is a fantasy difference-maker and with a full year to work with in 2017, he should once again be among the cream of the crop at second base. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:28 pm
  • Abreu goes 3-for-5 with an RBI on Saturday
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 and drove in a run during Saturday's victory over the Indians.

    Advice: He smacked an RBI single in the first inning and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. He added a couple more singles later in the game and is now batting .299/.353/.480 with 25 homers and 97 RBI. His power output is down a bit this season despite home runs being way up around the league. Abreu is among a small group of players who can provide high batting averages without sacrificing home run power. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:43 pm
  • Goldschmidt collects three hits against O's
    Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Goldy had three of the Diamondbacks' seven hits in the loss, and he scored their lone run in the ninth inning. A strong finish could earn the 29-year-old his fourth consecutive .300-plus season, as he's now hitting .301 (with a .912 OPS) after Saturday's good game. He's having another fantasy MVP-worthy season, hitting 23 homers with 90 RBI, 102 runs scored and 27 stolen bases overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:19 pm
  • Edwin Jackson earns win over Giants
    Edwin Jackson beat the Giants on Friday after allowing two runs in six innings.

    Advice: The Giants struggled to get to Jackson even though he walked five batters. It was a carbon copy of Jackson's first start for the Padres on July 17, when he allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings in defeating the Giants. He walked five in that one, too. Jackson is 5-5 with a 5.75 ERA in 12 starts for the Padres. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:03 am
  • Melky Cabrera leaves the yard in loss Friday
    Melky Cabrera blasted a two-run homer in a losing effort against the Indians on Friday.

    Advice: His two-run blast in the first inning off of Trevor Bauer gave the White Sox an early lead, but it would prove to be short-lived. He also doubled, finishing the night 2-for-3 plus a walk. He has been one of the most consistent performers in the White Sox lineup this season, slashing .297/.347/.454 with 13 homers and 78 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
  • Michael Fulmer fans nine in win over Royals
    Michael Fulmer was fantastic in Friday's victory over the Royals, racking up nine strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: The rookie right-hander scattered just eight hits on the night and didn't walk a batter. The only blemish on his evening was a run that scored on an infield single in the sixth inning. He has been a savior to the Tigers rotation this season, compiling a 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 129/39 K/BB ratio across 155 2/3 innings. He'll take his final turn of the regular season on Wednesday against the Indians. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Dee Gordon not in Friday's lineup
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Derek Dietrich is at second base and in the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:58 am
  • Santana's homer, four RBI help down Royals
    Carlos Santana finished 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in the Indians' 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run bomb off Dillon Gee in the sixth inning. He'd knocked in a run with an RBI double earlier in the game. The 30-year-old has been on fire as of late, homering in three of his last four games and also collecting three doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored in that span. It will go down as a career year on a lot of fronts for Santana, who has 34 homers, 83 RBI and 83 runs scored with his .253/.361/.492 line. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:43 pm
  • Paul Goldschmidt propels Arizona with 2 HRs
    Paul Goldschmidt homered twice to plate all three Diamondbacks runs in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Padres.

    Advice: With 23 homers and 90 RBI, Goldschmidt isn't quite tearing it up in the power categories this year. Still, he doesn't always get a lot to hit as by far the biggest threat in the Arizona lineup. It's Goldschmidt, not Joey Votto, currently leading the NL in walks with 106. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:54 pm
  • Santana goes 4-for-5 with a run and RBI Wed.
    Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to help lead the Indians to victory over the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: His single in the eighth inning provided what turned out to be a critical insurance run. Santana is known more for his on-base percentage than his batting average. He boosted both tonight. He is batting .251/.358/.484 with a career high 33 home runs and 79 RBI in 148 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:14 pm
  • Yelich hits 20th bomb on Wednesday
    Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: The seventh inning blast came off Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer. It was Yelich's only hit of the game and one of only four the Marlins turned in on a rough night in Miami. The 24-year-old Yelich is maturing into one of the better hitters in baseball. Overall he has a .299 batting average with 20 home runs and 95 RBI in 548 at-bats. The batting average is right near his career norm, but his home run power has taken a major step forward. He hit only seven homers last year and nine the year before. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:07 pm
  • Paul Goldschmidt crunches two-run home run
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Goldschmidt connected for a two-run home run off Paul Clemens with two outs in the sixth inning. That shot temporarily knotted the score at 2-2, but the Padres would come back in the bottom of the frame with a two-run homer of their own. For his part, Goldy is now slashing .297/.413/.484 with 21 homers, 87 RBI and 27 steals over 539 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:37 pm
  • Brandon Belt socks solo home run in ninth
    Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Belt socked a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to provide the Giants a cushion in what had been a 1-0 affair. The homer was his 16th of the season. In addition, Belt has worked to a .271/.388/.465 triple-slash with 76 RBI over 505 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:08 pm
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