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  • Pujols swats 25th home run in rout of Rangers
    Albert Pujols blasted his 25th home run of the season on Sunday as the Angels routed the Rangers 12-6 in Arlington.

    Advice: Pujols finished the night 2-for-5. He had an RBI single as part of a three-run uprising in the first inning, then tagged Colby Lewis for a solo shot in the fourth to put the Halos up 8-1. He's having a terrific first half, slashing .265/.337/.557 with 25 bombs and 53 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Gonzalez diagnosed with right hand contusion
    Adrian Gonzalez was diagnosed with a right hand contusion after being hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the Mets.

    Advice: Gonzalez appears to have avoided any significant injuries after being drilled by Steven Matz on Sunday. He should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:03 pm
  • Hosmer hits walk-off double to down Twins
    Eric Hosmer ended Sunday's game against the Twins by hitting a walk-off double to score Lorenzo Cain.

    Advice: Cain reached on a walk to start the ninth. After a pitching change, Hosmer delivered a double against Twins reliever Aaron Thompson to bring his teammate home and end the festivities. He also walked once to finish 1-for-3. Hosmer recently missed three games with a sprain of the left ring finger, but the injury was not of the major variety and he should be fine moving forward. The 25-year-old first baseman is slashing .287/.354/.437 with eight homers and 41 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:53 pm
  • Howard hitless, but knocks in the winning run
    Ryan Howard went 0-for-4, but knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on Sunday against the Braves.

    Advice: The two clubs were knotted in a scoreless tie heading into the 10th inning, but the Phillies rallied to load the bases with no outs for Howard, facing lefty reliever Dana Eveland. Howard lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in the first of four 10th-inning runs. Since his last home run on June 19, Howard has hit the skids, batting .135 (7-for-52) in his last 14 games. He's hitting .217/.262/.427 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
  • Bautista launches 17th homer in Jays' victory
    Jose Bautista walked twice and homered in five plate appearances on Sunday as the Blue Jays defeated the Tigers.

    Advice: Bautista ripped a two-run home run to left field as part of a six-run fifth inning against Justin Verlander. The pair of walks increases his league lead to 65 and puts him in a tie with Paul Goldschmidt for the major league lead. Bautista owns a menacing .246/.397/.520 batting line with 17 home runs and 57 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:28 pm
  • Lind homers, knocks in 3 as Brewers top Reds
    Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run as the Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games on Sunday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Lind has knocked in a run in each of his last nine ballgames, homering four times with five multi-hit games in that span of time. On Sunday, he gave the Brewers some insurance with an RBI single in the fifth inning, then homered in the seventh to put the game out of reach for the Reds. Lind is batting a productive .298/.373/.518 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:58 pm
  • Pirates claim Travis Ishikawa off waivers
    Pirates claimed 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Giants.

    Advice: Ishikawa was actually the Pirates' Opening Day first baseman last season but didn't last with the club for long. The veteran has spent almost all of 2015 at Triple-A, batting .271/.342/.421 with four homers over 34 games. He'll give the Pirates a backup option at first base and the corner outfield spots. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • Nate Freiman outrighted to Triple-A
    Athletics sent 1B Nate Freiman outright to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Freiman has hit only .171/.225/.188 over 35 games this season for Nashville. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
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  • Michael Cuddyer (knee) back in Mets' lineup
    Michael Cuddyer (knee) is back in the Mets' lineup.

    Advice: Cuddyer missed four starts with a sore left knee, although he made an appearance both on Friday and Saturday. The veteran outfielder sports a disappointing .241/.294/.361 batting line this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 am
  • Yasmani Grandal sitting out on Sunday
    Yasmani Grandal is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. A.J. Ellis will catch while Grandal comes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 am
  • Anthony Rizzo getting some rest Sunday
    Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's getting a breather ahead of the club's big four-game series with the Cardinals early this week. Mike Baxter is at first base with Rizzo out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:09 am
  • Nick Swisher (knee) nears rehab assignment
    Nick Swisher (knee) is on track to begin a rehab assignment just after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Swisher ran on the field prior to Saturday's game as he works his way back from inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee. He's already missed nearly a month and it's unclear how many rehab games he'll require. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:13 am
    15-Day DL
  • C.J. Cron hits three-run homer, knocks in six
    C.J. Cron went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI in the rout the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: The outburst was appreciated, but Cron needs to come up big in games the Angels aren't winning 13-0. He entered the night with a .198/.228/.281 line and a 30/2 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats. The Angels are starved for offense, though, so this might earn him some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:18 pm
  • Michael Morse ready to return from DL
    Marlins activated Michael Morse (back) from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Miami went struggling right-hander Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans in the corresponding roster move. Morse hit .270 with one homer and four RBI during his 11-game rehab assignment. He'll share time at first base with hot-hitting Justin Bour. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:36 pm
  • Ruf smacks three-run homer in loss to Braves
    Darin Ruf went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Ruf took an Alex Wood offering out of the park in the fifth inning to pull the Phillies to within 9-4. Suffice it to say, the Phillies lost the game. Ruf was called up on June 24 to take Chase Utley's (ankle) spot on the active roster. Across 118 major league at-bats this season, he's hitting .229/.268/.390 with four homers and 14 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:35 pm
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    Darin Ruf Phi - 1B,OF
  • Braves still looking to move Chris Johnson
    Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports the Braves are still looking to trade Chris Johnson, including deals where he would be "attached to another player."

    Advice: The Braves used this same technique in April when the Padres were forced to acquire Melvin Upton Jr. in order to get Craig Kimbrel. Johnson has hit just .258 since his breakout season in 2013. He'll be a free agent after next season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:58 pm
  • Yangervis Solarte goes deep on Saturday
    Yangervis Solarte belted his fourth home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His solo blast off Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez in the fourth inning wound up being the extent of the Padres offense in the contest. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is now hitting .249/.298/.378 with four homers and 30 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:59 pm
  • Chris Colabello goes deep in loss to Tigers
    Chris Colabello went 2-for-4 and blasted his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the Tigers on Saturday.

    Advice: Colabello continues to hammer the baseball, slashing an outstanding .335/.374/.505 with seven long balls and 31 RBI. He continues to be worth utilizing in mixed leagues until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:32 pm
  • Brian McCann not in Yankees lineup Saturday
    Brian McCann is not in Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It has become commonplace for Yankees manager Joe Girardi to rest McCann on Saturday when the Yankees play an afternoon game following a night game. Friday night's hero will step aside and John Murphy will work behind the plate for the Bombers and bat seventh on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:20 am
  • Moss cranks two-run homer in win over Pirates
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Moss launched his two-run shot off of Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the second inning. It was the first baseman's 14th bomb of the season and pushed his RBI total to 44. He might not hit for much average (currently .230), but his 14 homers put him on track to come close to--if not surpass--the career-high 30 he smacked in 2013. Moss is looking to post his fourth straight season with 20 or more long balls. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:31 pm
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