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  • Justin Morneau hits sixth home run
    Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI against the Rays on Monday.

    Advice: Morneau came back pretty strong in his return from elbow surgery, but he entered tonight hitting just .215/.255/.333 with eight RBI in his previous 27 games, leaving him with a .709 OPS overall. The White Sox have nothing to play for right now, but Morneau could use a big final week to entice a team to give him a DH job next year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Mark Teixeira rips game-tying homer
    Mark Teixeira smacked a game-tying solo home run in Monday's comeback win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Jays called upon Jason Grilli to close it out with Roberto Usuna unavailable, and Teixeira drilled one over the right-field wall with one out to knot things up. After a Didi Gregorius single, Aaron Hicks then delivered a go-ahead blast. Teixeira now has 14 homers over 378 at-bats in his farewell season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Matt Carpenter dealing with injury to finger
    Matt Carpenter has been dealing with an issue to his right ring finger.

    Advice: That explains his absence from Monday's lineup. It's apparently been a lingering issue, so the hope is that the rest will improve his symptoms. Not ideal with the Cardinals fighting to stay in the race. Greg Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) still shut down Monday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

    Advice: Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:22 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Adam Rosales goes deep in win over Giants
    Adam Rosales went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Padres came from behind to beat the Giants 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

    Advice: Rosales tagged Giants starter Ty Blach for a solo shot in the third inning, pulling the Padres to within a run at 3-2. The lefty-mashing utility man has been on a tear as of late and is now slashing .232/.322/.502 with 13 long balls and 35 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:51 pm
    Player Note
    Adam Rosales SD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Buster Posey delivers two-run single in loss
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 and delivered a two-run single as the Giants fell to the Padres in San Diego on Sunday.

    Advice: His run-scoring knock off of Clayton Richard came during a three-run rally in the third inning that gave the Giants an early 3-1 lead. Unfortunately, that would be the extent of their offense in the contest. Posey has disappointed relative to expectations this season, slashing .288/.358/.434 with only 13 homers and 73 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:41 pm
  • Todd Frazier scores twice, steals two bases
    Todd Frazier scored two runs and stole a pair of bases in Sunday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: He also singled and drew a walk. Frazier is sporting a .226 batting average this season, but with 39 home runs, 96 RBI, 86 runs and 14 stolen bases, fantasy owners aren't going to complain. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:06 pm
  • Danny Valencia sitting out on Sunday
    Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Matt Olson is in right field Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:16 am
    Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,OF
  • Eric Hosmer sitting out on Sunday
    Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to simply be a rare day off for the first baseman. Whit Merrifield is filling in for Hosmer. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:35 am
  • Joe Mauer (quad) says he feels 'terrible'
    Joe Mauer (quad) admitted Saturday that he's "been feeling terrible for a while."

    Advice: Mauer has battled lingering pain in his right quad area for the last six weeks and has been in and out of the lineup of late. "Well, I feel terrible," Mauer said. "I’ve been feeling terrible for a while. But the season’s not over." The first baseman will be back in the lineup Sunday, but his playing time in the final week figures to continue to be curtailed. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:08 am
  • Ruf has three hits, homer in win over Mets
    Darin Ruf went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Ruf swatted a three-run bomb in the fourth inning as the Phillies hung 10 runs on the Mets in the victory. It was Ruf's second homer in as many games after going his first 37 games without one. Ineffectiveness and the emergence of Tommy Joseph have relegated Ruf to a reserve role, and the 30-year-old will need a big spring to earn a spot on the 2017 roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:13 pm
    Player Note
    Darin Ruf Phi - 1B,OF
  • Votto's 26th homer leads Reds past Brewers
    Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks as the Reds downed the Brewers 6-1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Votto took Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann deep in the first inning for the two-run dong, his 26th of the season. The 33-year-old is hitting .320/.433/.533 with 89 RBI and 94 runs scored -- amazing after he hit .252 with an .832 OPS in the first half -- and he ranks among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories. It's a shame the Reds haven't been able to do more during the height of his brilliance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:59 pm
  • Turner goes 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs
    Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's demolition of the Rockies.

    Advice: He also walked twice and reached base in all his plate appearances. All three hits were singles, two of them drove in runs. He is batting .274 with 27 home runs and 89 RBI in 533 at-bats. The 31-year-old journeyman has been an extremely effective hitter since joining the Dodgers in 2014. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Freeman hits 32nd homer, drives in two
    Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: Freeman had an RBI single in the first inning before launching his 32nd homer of the year in the sixth. The 32 home runs are a career best, as are his 95 runs scored and six steals. He probably won't touch the 109 RBI he collected in 2013 -- he's got 87 RBI now, with a handful of games left to go -- but there's no question it's been a tremendous year for the 27-year-old. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Dietrich launches seventh homer versus Braves
    Derek Dietrich hit a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Dietrich hit the two-run blast off Braves starter Aaron Blair in the first inning. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. Dietrich now has seven homers and 42 RBI in 122 games, batting a respectable .286/.381/.437 in that span. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:17 pm
    Player Note
    Derek Dietrich Mia - 1B,2B,3B,OF
  • Bell hits third homer in loss to Nationals
    Josh Bell hit his third homer of the year in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Bell, starting in right field and batting second, took Nats starter Joe Ross deep in the third inning for what turned out to be the Pirates' only run of the contest. The dinger was his third in 38 games this year, and he's got 18 RBI and 16 runs scored as well. Bell is hitting .287/.383/.444 and should be a big part of the Bucs' 2017 team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Bell Pit - 1B,OF
  • Mancini launches third homer in four games
    Trey Mancini hit his third home run in four games in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Mancini took D'backs starter Robbie Ray deep for a solo shot in the fourth inning. The 24-year-old has four hits in 11 at-bats since being brought up by the Orioles, but three of those have left the yard. He could be setting himself up to enter next spring as the favorite for the Orioles' designated hitter job with his hot finish. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:16 pm
  • Davis collects two hits, two RBI vs. D'backs
    Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: The D'backs intentionally walked Adam Jones to get to Davis with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, and he made them pay by coming through with a two-run single. The multi-hit game was his first since September 6. Davis is hitting just .220/.331/.469 but has 38 homers, 84 RBI and 95 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:12 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,OF
  • Yangervis Solarte returns after wife's death
    Yangervis Solarte has rejoined the Padres.

    Advice: He hasn't played since his wife passed away from cancer last weekend. Solarte has had a strong season for the Padres, hitting .284 with a career-high 15 HR and 68 RBI. Ryan Schimpf handed third base during his absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:34 pm
  • Cron has three hits, two RBI in win over HOU
    C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Friday’s 10-6 victory over the Astros.

    Advice: Cron had two doubles and a single on the night. He knocked in a run with a double in the second inning and later plated the go-ahead run with a single off Ken Giles in the ninth. The 26-year-old got off to a hot start after returning from the disabled list last month, but he hasn’t been able to sustain it in September. This was his first multi-hit game since September 5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:10 pm
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