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  • Fielder homers as Rangers outlast Padres
    Prince Fielder went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run as the Rangers outlasted the Padres 8-6 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Fielder took Andrew Cashner yard in the first inning with a man aboard to stake the Rangers to an early 2-0 lead. It's his first home run since August 8. Nevertheless, the first baseman is batting .317/.380/.477 with 18 home runs and 73 RBI in what has been a great bounce-back season after missing most of 2014 with a neck injury. Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Goldschmidt launches 27th homer of the year
    Paul Goldschmidt hit his 27th home run of the season in Tuesday's nightcap against the Rockies.

    Advice: Goldschmidt took Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick deep in the first inning for a solo shot. The dinger was his only hit in five at-bats. Goldschmidt has struggled, relatively, in recent weeks, but the first baseman is still hitting a magnificent .322/.437/.563 with 97 RBI, 85 runs scored and 21 stolen bases overall. Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Trumbo stays hot, launches 20th home run
    Mark Trumbo continued hitting balls out of the yard Tuesday, belting his 20th home run of the season against the Astros.

    Advice: The homer, a two-run shot in the fifth inning, was his only hit in four at-bats. It was the third homer for Trumbo in the last two games and his 20th overall, marking the fourth time he's reached the 20-homer milestone in his career. Trumbo is hitting .252/.299/.456 with 53 RBI and 50 runs on the year. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Moss clubs three-run walk-off homer vs. Nats
    Brandon Moss hit a three-run, walk-off home run as the Cardinals came back to beat the Nationals 8-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Moss finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, but it was the homer off Casey Janssen with two outs in the ninth inning that was the difference. It was the third homer in the last six games for Moss, who is finally starting to show why the Cardinals dealt for him at the trade deadline. He's still hitting just .220/.301/.413 with 18 homers and 57 RBI overall, but Moss is capable of continuing his recent power surge through the final few weeks of the season. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Alonso leaves with lower back tightness
    Yonder Alonso left Tuesday's game versus the Rangers with lower back tightness.

    Advice: It's probably a day-to-day situation, but the Padres could have more on his status later Tuesday. Alonso doubled in his lone plate appearance before exiting. Yesterday, 8:31 pm
  • Lind has two-run double, scores two runs
    Adam Lind went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and two runs scored Tuesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Lind doubled twice in the contest, giving him 28 doubles on the year. It was his third multi-hit game in his last three starts, raising his overall line to .285/.365/.476. The first baseman has 17 homers, 73 RBI and 56 runs scored with a month left in the season. Yesterday, 8:21 pm
  • Votto homer not enough, Reds fall to Cubs
    Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run, but the Reds were bested by the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Votto put the Reds on the board with a solo homer in the first inning off of Dan Haren, then added an RBI double in the sixth. The first baseman boasts an outstanding .315/.458/.563 triple-slash line with 26 home runs, 67 RBI, and 79 runs scored. Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Ruf plates six runs as Phils rough up Mets
    Darin Ruf went 3-for-5 with a home run and six RBI as the Phillies doubled up the Mets 14-8 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ruf extended the Phillies' lead to 5-0 in the third inning with a three-run home run to left field off of Jon Niese. He added an RBI single in the fifth, and a two-run single in the sixth. The six RBI mark a career-high for Ruf, as he hadn't even knocked in four in a game before. The 1B/OF has otherwise not done much at the plate, batting .245/.292/.406 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 209 plate appearances. Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • X-rays on Mark Reynolds' wrist are clean
    X-rays on Mark Reynolds' right wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Reynolds was hit by a pitch in the third inning with the bases loaded to force in a run. He initially stayed in but eventually was pulled. He merely has a bruise, though, and is day-to-day. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Bour's three-run homer leads Marlins past ATL
    Justin Bour smacked a three-run home run, powering the Marlins past the Braves 7-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bour pushed the Marlins' lead to 7-0 in the seventh inning when, with a pair of ducks on the pond, he drove a Ryan Kelly offering over the fence in right-center. The first baseman has three homers in his last four games and now has 15 on the season with 49 RBI while batting .257/.326/.457. Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Logan Forsythe exits with groin injury
    Logan Forsythe exited Tuesday's game versus the Orioles with left groin tightness.

    Advice: The Rays have indicated that his removal was precautionary. They're listing him as day-to-day but he would figure to miss at least a game or two. Yesterday, 6:15 pm
  • Red Sox add Allen Craig from AAA Pawtucket
    Red Sox purchased the contract of 1B/OF Allen Craig from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Craig hasn't been the same player since suffering a Lisfranc injury with St. Louis in late 2013. He is highly doubtful to hold fantasy value down the stretch. Yesterday, 2:42 pm
  • Twins call up Vargas from Triple-A
    Twins recalled DH Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: There was some optimism about Vargas coming into the year, but he has batted just .245/.277/.365 over 166 plate appearances with the Twins this season. He'll provide some pop off the bench. Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • Rockies recall Wilin Rosario
    Rockies recalled 1B Wilin Rosario from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Rosario slashed .273/.293/.426 in 69 games with the Rockies this season. He was sent down near the end of July, but sees another opportunity with the expansion of rosters. He hit five homers in 183 at-bats prior to his earlier demotion. Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • Indians activate Chris Johnson from DL
    Indians activated 1B/3B Chris Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Johnson was sidelined on August 14 due to an infection that stemmed from a spider bite. You can't make this stuff up. Between the Braves and Indians this season, he was hitting .259/.290/.351 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI across 174 at-bats. He had played in just six games with the Indians prior to his infection. Yesterday, 9:45 am
  • Posey collects 4 hits in Giants' 14-inn. loss
    Buster Posey went 4-for-7 but the Giants were defeated in 14 innings by the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: All four hits were singles, but the Giants couldn't capitalize on any of them. Posey is batting a lusty .321/.377/.475 with 16 home runs and 80 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 12:50 am
  • Valencia knocks in three runs as A's beat LAA
    Danny Valencia doubled twice and knocked in three runs across four plate appearances as the Athletics took down the Angels 11-5 on Monday.

    Advice: Valencia hit a two-run double in the third inning, sparking a five-run outburst. He tacked on an RBI double in the fifth to make it a 6-3 game. The third baseman has hit safely in seven consecutive games and is now batting .299/.340/.525 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 263 plate appearances this season. Monday, 11:02 pm
    Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,OF
  • Canha homers, plates four as A's top Angels
    Mark Canha went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBI as the Athletics pounded their way to a win on Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: Canha drilled a three-run homer in the sixth inning to push the Athletics' lead to 9-3. He added a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. The first baseman has put up solid numbers on the season, batting .253/.306/.426 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI. Monday, 10:55 pm
    Player Note
    Mark Canha Oak - 1B,OF
  • Wallace adds pinch-hit RBI double in a win
    Brett Wallace pinch-hit and delivered an RBI double in Monday's 7-0 victory against the Rangers.

    Advice: The run didn't matter, as Wallace's RBI double made it a 7-0 game in the eighth inning, but it marked the fourth consecutive time Wallace has pinch-hit and gotten a hit. He's operated in almost purely a bench role for the Padres, but has compiled a terrific .347/.418/.612 triple-slash line with three home runs and 12 RBI. The Padres have control of Wallace for three more years, and his performance in the second half of this season could help his case for more playing time in the future. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Paulsen rips a 2-run, walk-off single for COL
    Ben Paulsen sent the Rockies home winners on Monday, hitting a two-run walk-off single in the ninth inning to down the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Paulsen pinch-hit for Matt McBride, prompting D'Backs manager Chip Hale to replace closer Brad Ziegler with lefty Matt Reynolds. Paulsen ripped a Reynolds offering up the middle to plate the tying and game-winning runs. The Rockies haven't had much to brag about, but Paulsen is having a solid year, batting .283/.333/.485 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 298 plate appearances. Monday, 9:14 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Paulsen Col - 1B,OF
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