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  • Addison Russell cranks two-run homer in win
    Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Russell cranked a two-run home run off Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the fifth inning. The dinger was his 19th of the season. For the campaign as a whole, the 22-year-old shortstop is slashing .251/.336/.445 across 418 at-bats. He has homered in each of his last three games, including a two-homer effort against the Rockies on Sunday. Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Cano singles twice in loss to former team
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: As a team, the Mariners managed just four hits on the evening. Cano was the only player to pick up more than one. The All-Star second baseman is in the midst of a fantastic campaign and is currently slashing .295/.349/.522 with 28 homers and 79 RBI across 508 at-bats. Fantasy second basemen don't get much better than that. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Flores hits three-run shot in win over Cards
    Wilmer Flores hit a three-run home run as the Mets bested the Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Getting a start against a lefty as per usual, Flores turned on an inside fastball in the first inning for the three-run dinger. It was his only hit in the game and Flores' 13th homer of the year. With first base still a big question mark and Flores' ability to hit left-handed pitching, the 25-year-old should continue to draw starts at the less-hot corner going forward. Flores is hitting .259/.315/.447 in 87 games total. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Perez' two-run triple leads Brewers past Rox
    Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to help the Brewers get past the Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The hit was Perez' only one in four at-bats, but it was a big one. With two outs and an 0-2 count, Perez slashed a Carlos Estevez pitch down the right field line and into the corner, plating both Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun to give the Brewers a late lead. It was just the latest noteworthy performance for the 25-year-old this year, who's hitting .282/.308/.458 with 11 homers, 43 RBI, 35 runs scored and 23 steals in 87 games played. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Dozier homers, scores twice against Tigers
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dozier hit a solo jack in the fifth inning, his 10th homer this month and 29th of the season. That's seventh-best in the American League, and it's now a single-season high for the 29-year-old. It's shaping up to be a career year on a few different fronts for Dozier, who is batting .268/.341/.536 with 75 RBI, 77 runs scored and 10 steals this year. Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Saladino still sidelined by back discomfort
    Tyler Saladino missed a fourth straight start Tuesday due to back soreness.

    Advice: But the 27-year-old infielder did say Tuesday that it's "feeling better." Saladino hasn't appeared in a game for the White Sox since last Thursday. He had been serving as their primary starter at second base with Brett Lawrie (hamstring, quad, knee) on the disabled list. Yesterday, 8:56 pm
  • Brett Lawrie getting tests on sore quad
    Brett Lawrie is undergoing more tests in Chicago after reaggravating his quad.

    Advice: Lawrie was pulled off his rehab assignment and the White Sox aren't sure when he might return to live minor league games, let alone the major league roster. "He hasn’t played enough to make it through a game so there’s something going on there," manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday. Lawrie originally landed on the disabled list July 22 with a left hamstring strain. He's also been dealing with fluid in his knee. Yesterday, 8:52 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Trea Turner goes 4-for-4 in loss to Orioles
    Trea Turner had three singles and a double in four trips to the plate on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: It's the first four-hit night of the youngster's career. He also had a couple would-be stolen bases overturned by instant replay. Turner has stabilized the center field and leadoff spots for the Nationals, as he now sports a .320/.346/.536 batting line with four homers and 14 steals over 36 games. Yesterday, 8:11 pm
  • Beckham leaves game with tight hamstring
    Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday. Yesterday, 7:11 pm
  • Peraza stays hot with two hits, two steals
    Jose Peraza singled twice and stole a pair of bases in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: He's now an incredible 9-for-19 at the plate since being recalled last week. There's not really a spot for Peraza to get regular starts once Zack Cozart (Achilles) is ready, but he's certainly playing well enough to force the Reds to make a tough decision. Perhaps they'll bench Scott Schebler. Yesterday, 6:58 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
  • LeMahieu scratched due to wrist inflammation
    DJ LeMahieu was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation.

    Advice: Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. This could be a multi-game absence for LeMahieu. Yesterday, 2:09 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz (thumb) took grounders Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz (thumb) was able to take grounders on Tuesday in St. Louis.

    Advice: He is scheduled for a checkup with doctors next Monday and will hope to advance to full baseball activities at that point. Diaz has been on the disabled list since the end of July with a hairline fracture in his thumb. Greg Garcia and Jedd Gyorko have been doing most of the filling in at shortstop for the Cardinals. Yesterday, 1:25 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Devon Travis out Tuesday with knuckle issue
    Devon Travis is out Tuesday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand.

    Advice: Travis received an injection and the Blue Jays are hoping he can return Wednesday. It doesn't sound like anything major. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Angels. Yesterday, 1:21 pm
  • Marlins place Dietrich (knee) on 15-day DL
    Marlins placed 2B Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion.

    Advice: The move was made retroactive to August 19. It clears a roster spot for Oswaldo Arcia, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay. Dietrich was an effective hitter before the All-Star break (.303 AVG in 231 at-bats) but has slumped in the second half by hitting only .195 over his last 77 at-bats. Yesterday, 12:10 pm
    New Player Note
    Derek Dietrich Mia - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
  • Peterson (neck, shoulder) returns as pinch-hitter
    Jace Peterson (neck, shoulder) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Monday night's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He was originally in the starting lineup but was scratched prior to the game after feeling tightness in his neck and shoulder. Peterson hurt himself running into the center field wall in Sunday's series finale against Washington. He should be available off the bench Tuesday night but it's unclear if he's ready to return to the starting lineup. Yesterday, 9:57 am
  • Starlin Castro homers twice
    Starlin Castro hit a pair of solo homers Monday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Castro has set a new career high with 17 homers this year, but even so, he hasn't been as productive as hoped. The sub-.300 OBP and mediocre defense at second base have left him a below average regular. Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Jonathan Schoop slugs home run No. 20
    Jonathan Schoop smacked a solo home run in Monday's victory over the Nationals.

    Advice: Schoop's dinger to lead off the third inning was the Orioles' first hit of the game. They tacked on three more runs in the fourth, with Mark Trumbo joining Schoop in going deep. Schoop now has a career-high 20 home runs, giving the O's five players that have reached the 20-homer mark. Pedro Alvarez (19) will join the group at some point. Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Danny Espinosa rips homer against Orioles
    Danny Espinosa belted a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Espinosa took Mychal Givens deep in the seventh inning with an opposite field shot that cut the Orioles' lead to one. Unfortunately for the Nationals, that's as close as they would get. It was Espinosa's first longball since a two-homer game back on July 3, as he's predictably fallen off at the plate after his monster June. Monday, 7:05 pm
    Player Note
    Danny Espinosa Was - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • A's call up INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara
    Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Alcantara has had a couple of brief stints with the big club since being acquired from the Cubs back in June, but he should now get a chance to stick around down the stretch. The 24-year-old has hit .276/.325/.457 with 11 homers and 32 steals over 102 games this season at the Triple-A level. Monday, 4:16 pm
  • Padres call up INF Sardinas
    Padres recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Jabari Blash (finger) on the active roster. Sardinas was just acquired from the Mariners last week and owns a lowly .218/.257/.268 batting line in the majors. He figures to serve in a utility infielder role. Monday, 3:36 pm
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