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  • Cain has two hits, two runs scored vs. Cards
    Lorenzo Cain was 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Both hits were singles. Cain has slowed down from his red-hot April and has scuffled a bit against right-handed pitchers, but he's currently tied for third in the majors with 31 runs scored.
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Joc Pederson hits 11th homer in victory
    Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking homer off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning Friday as the Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1.

    Advice: That's 11 homers for Pederson, so he's still on pace for right around 40. Of course, he's not going to keep that up, but he's the obvious Rookie of the Year favorite at the moment.
    Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Trout has three hits in win over Red Sox
    Mike Trout went 3-for-6 with an RBI single, a run scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Trout was initially ruled out while trying to steal third base in the top of the fifth inning, but the call was overturned after an instant replay review revealed his nifty slide to avoid the tag. He already has eight stolen bases through 42 games this season after swiping 16 all of last year. The 23-year-old has three straight multi-hit games, which has pulled his batting average up to .303 on the year.
    Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Castillo singles in season debut with Red Sox
    Rusney Castillo went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in his season debut Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Red Sox fans were happy to see Castillo, but he heard some boo-birds after dropping a routine fly ball during a nine-run fifth inning. It was that kind of night in Boston. With his power/speed potential, the 27-year-old has the ability to help spark Boston's sputtering offense. He needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Vogt launches solo home run
    Stephen Vogt launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: It was his 10th home run of the season and his first since May 12. With a .309/.408/.610 batting line to go along with 31 RBI, the 30-year-old has been the top fantasy catcher so far this season.
    Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Souza homers, steals base vs. Athletics
    Steven Souza smacked a solo homer and stole a base against the Athletics on Friday.

    Advice: Souza also drew a walk and scored twice. The 26-year-old is hitting just .229 on the year and has struck out in 38 percent of his plate appearances, but he's remained useful in fantasy leagues with seven home runs and seven stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Braun homers, plates four in rout of Braves
    Ryan Braun homered and drove home four runs on Friday, leading the Brewers in an 11-0 rout over the Braves in Atlanta.

    Advice: Braun got the Brewers started with a bang, blasting a two-run homer off Eric Stults in the first inning. He finished the night 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and also drew a walk, reaching safely in all four of his plate appearances. After a slow start to the season, he has come on strong in recent weeks and is now slashing .273/.346/.538 with 11 homers and 33 RBI.
    Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Maybin swipes sixth base in loss to Brewers
    Cameron Maybin went 1-for-3 and swiped his sixth base of the season as the Braves were shut out by the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Maybin also drew a walk in the ballgame. He's seeing fairly regular playing time in the Braves outfield, and hit out of the second spot in the lineup on Friday, which makes him an interesting commodity in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues. With the 1-for-3 effort, Maybin is now hitting .258/.357/.423 on the year.
    Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Eddie Rosario goes 0-for-2
    Eddie Rosario struck out twice and was credited with a sac bunt during Friday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Since homering in his first major league at-bat, Rosario is 7-for-35 with one extra-base hit (a double) and a 15/1 K/BB ratio. But given his lousy Triple-A numbers, that shouldn't really come as any surprise. Instead of keeping him around as a backup, the Twins will probably return him to Triple-A soon.
    Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Moss homers, knocks in three vs. Reds
    Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in a win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Moss blasted a solo homer in the third inning and added a two-run double one inning later. The 31-year-old has three home runs and 13 RBI through 18 games this month, but he continues to have issues making contact. He's batting just .233 through 33 games this season while striking out 27 percent of the time.
    Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • J.D. Martinez crushes three-run homer in win
    J.D. Martinez crushed a three-run homer in the third inning on Friday, leading the Tigers offensive attack in a 6-2 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Martinez clobbered what looked to be a game-changing three-run homer to left field on the previous pitch, which hooked just foul at the last second. He then took the next Collin McHugh offering deep to right-center field to put the Tigers on top 3-2. He finished the night 2-for-3 and is now slashing .266/.337/.487 with nine homers and 21 RBI on the season.
    Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Cruz launches MLB-leading 17th home run
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with his major league-leading 17th home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: It was a solo shot off Marco Estrada in the sixth inning. Cruz has multi-hit games in three out of the last four and currently leads the AL with a .354 batting average. Kendrys Morales pulled ahead in RBI with a big night Friday against the Cardinals, but Cruz isn't too far off the pace there either. He has 34 RBI for the year.
    Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Harper belts 16th home run to power Nationals
    Bryce Harper blasted his 16th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Phillies.

    Advice: Harper victimized Sean O'Sullivan for the solo blast in the second inning, the third time that he's taken the young right-hander deep this season. He is in a class of his own at the plate right now, slashing a ridiculous .336/.475/.750 to go along with his 16 bombs and 39 RBI. While it's only May, he's the clear early favorite for National League MVP honors it what is shaping up to be a breakout season for the 22-year-old.
    Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • Campbell 0-for-2 in loss to Pirates
    Eric Campbell went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Campbell hit safely in each of his first three games after returning from the minors, but he's 0-for-14 over his past four games. David Wright (hamstring) is likely at least a week away from returning, but Mets manager Terry Collins should at least consider keeping Campbell near the bottom of the order until he does.
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez leaves with sore left hand
    Hanley Ramirez was removed from Friday's game against the Angels due to soreness in his left hand.

    Advice: Ramirez was drilled by a pitch there earlier in the ballgame. The fact that the score was 11-3 at the time may have also played a role in his early departure. He should be considered day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 6:34 pm
  • Adonis Garcia optioned to Triple-A
    Braves optioned INF/OF Adonis Garcia to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Garcia had just two plate appearances while up with the big club, striking out in one and drawing a walk in the other. Ian Thomas has replaced him on the roster.
    Yesterday, 1:58 pm
    Not Active
  • Jake Smolinski recalled from Triple-A
    Rangers recalled OF Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Smolinski batted just .140/.290/.220 batting line over 62 plate appearances for the Rangers earlier this season. He'll likely be around only for the weekend, as Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is due to be activated Monday.
    Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Michael Morse not in lineup Friday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The slumping veteran has been seeing quite a bit of time off lately. Justin Bour is at first base in Morse's place.
    Yesterday, 1:01 pm
  • Jackie Bradley optioned to Triple-A
    Red Sox optioned OF Jackie Bradley to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Bradley has gone hitless in 11 at-bats in the majors this season. He has nothing left to prove in the minors, but the Red Sox simply have better options for their outfield at the moment.
    Yesterday, 12:41 pm
    Not Active
  • Jackson (ankle) won't be back this weekend
    Austin Jackson (ankle) will remain on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma through at least the weekend.

    Advice: The Blue Jays have received a lot of flak for the condition of the artificial turf at Rogers Centre, and the Mariners understandably don't want Jackson to make his return on the sketchy playing surface. The M's will play on artificial turf in Tampa early next week, as well, but Jackson is a good bet to be activated then because the Rays' turf is in better shape.
    Yesterday, 7:44 am
    15-Day DL
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