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  • Amarista plays hero as Padres walk off again
    Alexi Amarista hit a walkoff RBI single in the 10th of Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Will Venable opened the bottom of the 10th with a single and then stole second base, setting himself up to score the winning run on Amarista's knock to shallow left-center field. It was the second straight extra-innings win for the Padres over the visiting Dodgers, and they also walked off against the Brewers on Wednesday. The Friars are playing the role of spoiler here in late August.
    Today, 9:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Holliday homers twice, drives in five vs. CHC
    Matt Holliday slugged two homers and tallied five total RBI as the Cardinals won the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs by a score of 13-2.

    Advice: Holliday drew a walk in the first inning, cranked a three-run bomb in the fifth inning, and then slugged a solo shot and took a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded in the Cardinals' nine-run eighth. Holliday, a perennial second-half stud, is batting .263/.365/.421 overall this season with 15 home runs and 74 RBI in 131 games.
    Today, 8:43 pm
  • O's acquire OF Alejandro De Aza from CHW
    Orioles acquired OF Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox for RHPs Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar.

    Advice: De Aza has good speed and can play all three outfield positions, making him a nice addition to the Baltimore bench for the stretch run. The 30-year-old was batting .243/.309/.354 with 15 stolen bases in 122 games this season for the White Sox. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the third and final time this winter. Chalas and Blackmar are non-prospects.
    Today, 6:16 pm
  • Angels option Efren Navarro to Triple-A level
    Angels optioned OF Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Navarro is batting just .254/.318/.356 in 130 plate appearances this season at the major league level. He'll likely return when rosters expand early next week.
    Today, 2:15 pm
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  • Coco Crisp not in A's lineup Saturday night
    Coco Crisp is not in the A's lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Crisp came up sore after crashing into the center field wall Friday while trying to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run. Sam Fuld is leading off and Craig Gentry is playing center on Saturday night against the Angels.
    Today, 2:05 pm
  • MRI shows no damage in Jennings' left knee
    An MRI taken Saturday on Desmond Jennings' left knee showed no major damage.

    Advice: Jennings is aiming to return to the Rays' starting lineup on Sunday after sitting out Friday and Saturday. The 27-year-old outfielder has 10 homers and 15 stolen bases in 123 games this season for Tampa Bay, but he's registered a disappointing .244/.319/.378 slash line.
    Today, 2:01 pm
  • Grichuk singles in loss to Cubs
    Randal Grichuk went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

    Advice: Grichuk started in right field and batted second with left-hander Felix Doubront on the hill for Chicago. The Cubs are slated to throw Tsuyoshi Wada in the nightcap and Travis Wood on Sunday, so we should see more of him this weekend.
    Today, 1:57 pm
  • Adam Dunn's two-run blast powers White Sox
    Adam Dunn blasted his 20th home run of the season, powering the White Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Dunn's two-run shot off opposing starter Max Scherzer capped a four-run third inning where the White Sox turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 advantage and never looked back. The veteran slugger is now hitting .220/.340/.433 with 20 long balls and 54 RBI on the 2014 campaign.
    Today, 1:43 pm
  • Springer (quad) still not running at 100 pct.
    George Springer (quad) still isn't able to run at 100 percent effort.

    Advice: Springer took batting practice earlier this week and has done some other baseball-related activities, but the big hurdle for him will be running the bases and it doesn't sound like he's close to doing that. The dynamic young outfielder said "I hope so" when asked Saturday if he expects to return before the end of the season.
    Today, 1:23 pm
    Disabled List
  • Rangers designate Mike Carp for assignment
    Rangers designated 1B/OF Mike Carp for assignment.

    Advice: Carp lasted less than a month with Texas, batting .125 with zero extra-base hits in 46 plate appearances. He had a really good 2013 season but has struggled mightily this year between the Rangers and Red Sox.
    Today, 1:11 pm
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  • Jose Bautista homers in fourth straight game
    Jose Bautista accounted for the Blue Jays' offense Saturday against the Yankees with a two-run homer.

    Advice: Make that homers in four straight games for Bautista. This is the second time in his career he's done that. The veteran slugger now has 28 homers on the year, tying his total from his injury-shortened season last year.
    Today, 12:46 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury not in lineup on Saturday
    Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Ellsbury was still hobbling around the clubhouse on Saturday after injuring his left ankle while sliding into home plate in the ninth inning on Friday. With an off day scheduled on Monday, the team may just opt to play things cautiously and rest him on Sunday as well to avoid further aggravation.
    Today, 7:59 am
  • Ellsbury (ankle) hopeful of playing Saturday
    Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) remains hopeful that he'll be able to play on Saturday.

    Advice: Ellsbury injured his left ankle while sliding into home plate during the ninth inning of Friday's victory over the Blue Jays. He'll test it to see how it feels on Saturday, but expect the speedy outfielder to suit up and give it a go for the Yankees.
    Today, 7:01 am
  • Scott Van Slyke draws walk as pinch hitter
    Scott Van Slyke (ankle) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Padres, drawing a walk in his lone plate appearance.

    Advice: Van Slyke tweaked his ankle while running down a ball in the outfield on Wednesday, but X-rays came back negative. He should be cleared to return to the starting lineup at some point over the weekend should manager Don Mattingly decide to utilize him.
    Today, 2:18 am
  • Rios scores pair of runs in return to lineup
    Alex Rios went 1-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored in his return to action on Friday.

    Advice: Rios sat out the previous couple of games due to his bruised thumb giving him trouble yet again. It has been a bit of a disappointing season for the dynamic outfielder who is hitting .280/.309/.399 with just four home runs and 52 RBI.
    Today, 2:18 am
  • Colby Rasmus reaches three times in return
    Colby Rasmus returned to the Blue Jays lineup with a bang on Friday, reaching base three times in a losing effort against the Yankees.

    Advice: Rasmus, who missed the past couple of games due to illness, went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. He also drew a walk in the contest. Even with the terrific night though, he's still slashing a meager .227/.290/.442 with 16 homers and 37 RBI in his 94 contests.
    Today, 2:18 am
  • Blanco homers, draws 3 walks, swipes base
    Gregor Blanco went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, three walks, and a stolen base on Friday as the Giants trampled the Brewers.

    Advice: Blanco stole his 14th base of the season in the second inning, then went yard against Marco Estrada in the fifth inning. He has shown the power stroke as of late, homering in consecutive games and in three of his last six. Overall, Blanco has four home runs, 29 RBI, and a .251/.330/.349 line.
    Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Pence goes 3-for-4 with 3 RBI in a win
    Hunter Pence finished 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBI singles in Friday's win against the Brewers.

    Advice: The Giants banged out 19 hits on the evening against the Brewers. Pence was one of four Giants to record at least three hits as well. The outfielder is having another great season, slashing .290/.343/.468 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Harper hits one of 6 Nats homers in a win
    Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Nationals earned a victory against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: Harper's eighth inning solo home run off of Joe Beimel was one of six the Nationals slugged on the evening, and the eighth of the outfielder's season. He has, at times, appeared locked in lately, but he entered the night hitless in his previous nine plate appearances. He's slashing .263/.338/.401 with 26 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Brantley has three hits to break out of funk
    Michael Brantley was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored Friday against the Royals.

    Advice: Nice to see from Brantley, who had just five hits over his last 11 games. Despite the recent funk, "Dr. Smooth" still owns an excellent .310/.369/.496 batting line with 18 home runs, 83 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Choice blasts three-run homer in win
    Michael Choice went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Friday's 13-6 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Choice returned to the majors this week after it was announced that Shin-Soo Choo needed season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his ankle. The 24-year-old is still batting just .179/.251/.330 over 73 games this season, but he has some pop in his bat and should be worth using in AL-only leagues down the stretch if the playing time is there.
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Ellsbury homers again; suffers ankle injury
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a triple and a two-run homer in Friday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The red-hot Ellsbury now has four homers and nine RBI over his last five games. Unfortunately, he hurt his left ankle on a slide into home plate in the ninth inning. Tests came back negative, but he was limping after the game and might not be able to play Saturday.
    Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Coco Crisp departs after crashing into wall
    Coco Crisp was removed from Friday's game against the Angels after crashing into the center field wall while attempting to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run.

    Advice: Crisp actually had the ball in his glove, but it came jarred free when he crashed into the wall. His removal is likely precautionary, given his length injury history, but the Athletics should provide an update on his status later. Craig Gentry replaced him in center field.
    Yesterday, 8:55 pm
  • Jose Bautista homers in third straight game
    Jose Bautista smacked a solo homer against the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: Bautista has now gone deep in three straight games. He's now up to 27 home runs on the year, which ties him with teammate Edwin Encarnacion for sixth in the majors.
    Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Desmond Jennings scratched from Rays lineup
    Desmond Jennings was a late scratch from the Rays lineup on Saturday due to left knee soreness.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment just how serious the ailment may be and how much time Jennings stands to miss. Brandon Guyer will start in his place in left field and bat leadoff for the Rays.
    Yesterday, 4:07 pm
  • Gregor Blanco hits two-run homer in win
    Gregor Blanco hit a two-run homer and walked Thursday in the win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Blanco had one homer in 277 at-bats this season before going deep twice in his last four starts. Today's was a no doubter over the high wall in right at AT&T Park; it wasn't that far away from being a splash hit.
    Thursday, 3:49 pm
  • Alex Rios (thumb) out again Thursday
    Alex Rios (thumb) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Rios wanted to play, but manager Ron Washington elected to hold him out one more day. The outfielder is expected back in action on Friday. Jim Adduci is in right field Thursday in Rios' place.
    Thursday, 3:13 pm
  • X-rays negative on Van Slyke's right ankle
    X-rays were negative on Scott Van Slyke's ankle.

    Advice: Van Slyke turned his right ankle badly while chasing a ball in the gap Wednesday night, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power and he told reporters after the game that he only expects to miss a few days. The 28-year-old outfielder has been fantastic in limited action this season for the Dodgers, batting .267/.377/.517 with 10 home runs across 204 plate appearances.
    Thursday, 6:06 am
  • Van Slyke leaves with mild right ankle sprain
    Scott Van Slyke exited Wednesday's game with a mild right ankle sprain.

    Advice: The injury looked bad, but the Dodgers made sure to say it is a mild sprain. He's being considered day-to-day.
    Wednesday, 8:19 pm
  • Scott Van Slyke exits with right ankle injury
    Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a right ankle injury.

    Advice: Van Slyke was chasing a ball in the gap and rolled his ankle when planting. The outfielder was able to walk off under his own power. He had homered in the game before leaving. Carl Crawford replaced him in left field.
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Ellsbury adds two more hits, two more steals
    Jacoby Ellsbury had another multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in Wednesday's win against the Tigers.

    Advice: Ellsbury was coming off of a two-homer night against the Tigers on Tuesday and has now notched back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games. Ellsbury has 37 steals in 42 attempts with 13 home runs, 61 RBI, and a .285/.347/.423 triple slash line.
    Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Matt Holliday homers in Cardinals' loss
    Matt Holliday smacked a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: The longball came in the third inning off of Jeff Locke, but unfortunately for the Cardinals it was the only run they would manage on the day. Holliday has been playing through a sore knee and sports a disappointing .263/.364/.412 batting line with 13 homers and 68 RBI this season.
    Wednesday, 12:37 pm
  • Alex Rios admits thumb is still an issue
    Alex Rios admitted Wednesday that his bruised thumb is still an issue.

    Advice: Rios' thumb has been a lingering issue for a while, but it doesn't sound like he plans to miss any more games. "I like to be on the field," Rios said. The outfielder is hitting just .155/.167/.225 this month.
    Wednesday, 11:31 am
  • Pence reaches base three times versus Rockies
    Hunter Pence went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored as the Giants beat the Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: This was one of fantasy baseball's best matchups of the evening, and it cashed. Pence came into the game 18-for-37 with four round-trippers and three doubles in his last 10 games against Colorado, and he'd gone 6-for-21 in his career with two homers and two doubles versus Rockies' starter Jorge De La Rosa. The 31-year-old is slashing .286/.339/.468 and is on pace for 22 homers, 72 RBI, 110 runs and 14 steals.
    Tuesday, 9:56 pm
  • Bautista clubs 25th homer in loss to Red Sox
    Jose Bautista walked and swatted a solo home run in six plate appearances as the Blue Jays were defeated by the Red Sox in 11 innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bautista took Alex Wilson out to left-center in the seventh inning for his 25th home run of the season. The slugger had been held hitless in his previous four games, but he still sports an impressive .281/.397/.500 slash line with 78 RBI.
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Ellsbury's two homers not enough for Yankees
    Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice, both of the solo variety, but the Yankees were unable to overcome the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ellsbury finished 3-for-4 on the night, homering the first time in the fifth and the second time in the eighth, both against Rick Porcello. The center fielder is coming off of a 3-for-5 (with a homer) performance on Monday as well. Overall, Ellsbury has 13 home runs, 60 RBI, 35 steals, and a .284/.347/.422 slash line in the first year of his seven-year deal with the Yankees.
    Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Colby Rasmus scratched due to illness
    Colby Rasmus was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Kevin Pillar is taking his spot in center field. Rasmus should be fine in a day or two.
    Tuesday, 3:23 pm
  • George Springer (quad) takes batting practice
    George Springer (quad) took batting practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's back performing baseball activities after a two-week shutdown period. If all goes well, the Astros are hoping to get Springer back for the September 2-3 series versus the Angels. He's hitting .231/.336/.468 batting line with 20 homers and 51 RBI over 78 games this season.
    Tuesday, 3:10 pm
    Disabled List
  • Cardinals call up Grichuk from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled OF Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Shane Robinson (shoulder) on the active roster. Grichuk hasn't done much in a small sample with the Cardinals this season, but he could carve out a role against southpaws for the final month.
    Tuesday, 12:37 pm
  • Harper not in Tuesday's lineup
    Bryce Harper is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

    Advice: He's presumably getting a day off. Scott Hairston will make the start in left field against southpaw Cole Hamels.
    Tuesday, 12:26 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury hits 11th homer
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with his 11th homer and three RBI against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: That the Yankees offense has been so mediocre has resulted in Ellsbury being a modest disappointment for fantasy purposes -- he has just 59 runs scored in 126 games -- but he has been a nice player with his .280-11-58-35 line. He's also not one of those basestealers slowing down as the year drags on; he has seven steals in August.
    Monday, 7:47 pm
  • Michael Choice recalled from Triple-A
    Rangers recalled OF Michael Choice from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Choice has batted just .177 with eight homers and a .565 OPS over 219 plate appearances this season with the big club. He'll play regularly against left-handers over the final month.
    Monday, 5:13 pm
  • Springer shooting for September 2-3 return
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday that he's hoping George Springer (quad) will be ready for activation during the September 2-3 series versus the Angels.

    Advice: Springer aggravated his strained left quad in early August while on a rehab assignment but is nearing a return to baseball activities. He'll have wound up missing six and a half weeks of action if he does indeed return in early September. The rookie is sporting a .231/.336/.468 batting line with 20 homers and 51 RBI over 78 games this season.
    Monday, 3:58 pm
    Disabled List
  • Jennings not in Monday's lineup
    Desmond Jennings is not in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: He's presumably getting the day off. With Desmond out, Ben Zobrist will make his first start in center field since 2010.
    Monday, 1:05 pm
  • Harper homers as Nats hang 14 runs on Giants
    Bryce Harper went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in the Nationals' 14-6 beatdown of the Giants on Sunday.

    Advice: The Nationals banged out 18 hits against the Giants, with Harper contributing a double and that two-run homer. He's now got seven home runs on the season, with six of those coming since the start of July. Harper's bat has started to come alive in recent days, as a good stretch has his line up to .265/.343/.398.
    Sunday, 3:49 pm
  • Blanco hits second home run in loss to Nats
    Gregor Blanco went 2-for-5 with a triple, home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

    Advice: Leading off the game, Blanco took Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg deep. The homer was his second of the season. Blanco tripled to lead off the sixth, scoring on a Hunter Pence sacrifice fly. It was a good game for the defense-first outfielder, who's hitting .252/.326/.333 on the season.
    Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • Jose Bautista ejected from Sunday's game
    Jose Bautista was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Rays for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Bautista objected to a called third strike by home plate umpire Bill Welke in the bottom of the sixth inning and was given the heave-ho. He was hitless in three at-bats before the ejection.
    Sunday, 12:01 pm
  • Michael Brantley getting a day off Sunday
    Michael Brantley is not in Sunday's lineup

    Advice: Indians manager Terry Francona felt the outfielder needed a break, and with Monday's off day Brantley will receive two days of rest in a row. Mike Aviles is in left field on Sunday.
    Sunday, 8:41 am
  • Ellsbury, Gardner, McCann out of lineup Sun.
    Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Brett Gardner and Brian McCann are also sitting, as the Yanks are going right-handed hitter heavy versus Chris Sale. Ichiro Suzuki is the only left-handed batter in Sunday's lineup.
    Sunday, 7:52 am
  • Crisp goes 2-for-4 with 2B, HR, 2 runs in win
    Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and two runs scored in Friday's 5-3 win against the Angels.

    Advice: Crisp came into play on Tuesday 9-for-73 (.123) since the All-Star break, and he's gone 7-for-18 (.388) with at least one extra-base hit in his last four games. Could his nagging neck problems be behind him? That, kind reader, is a question for a future episode. The veteran has always been a must-start in AL-only leagues, but mixed leaguers who benched Crisp may want to revisit the matter now that he's punishing the ball again.
    Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Harper singles in three at-bats
    Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a single in Friday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: A single is better than nothing? Harper's been an enigma at the plate this season. While August's .278/.354/.403 slash line is nothing spectacular, it marks the best month that Harper has put in since April. Despite the decent batting average this month, it's hard to have faith that Harper will give fantasy owners a hot playoff run. On the season he has six home runs and just twenty-three RBI.
    Friday, 9:19 pm
  • Jennings finishes 2-for-5 with RBI vs TOR
    Desmond Jennings hit a pair of singles and knocked in a run against the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: Jennings' sixth inning single drove in his 36th run of the year. Jennings was touted by some as a potential breakout candidate this season, but he hasn't delivered to this point. On the year he's batting .239/.317/.377 with ten home runs and fifteen steals.
    Friday, 7:27 pm
  • Amarista has two hits and two steals in win
    Alexi Amarista went 2-for-3 with a walk, two steals and an RBI Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Somebody in a deep NL-only league is going to wake up on Thursday morning smiling ear to ear at this news. For the rest of us, Amarista remains a fantasy non-factor. He's ostensibly a speedster, only these were his first steals since August 3. Amarista is on the roster for his defensive versatility, nothing more. He's batting .235 with three homers, 11 steals and 23 RBI over 294 at-bats.
    Wednesday, 10:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Pence goes 2-for-5 with homer and two runs
    Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored as the Giants thumped the Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pence was one of four Giants batters with multi-hit games in the laugher. The 31-year-old is hitting .284 and is on pace for 22 homers, 70 RBI, 109 runs and 14 steals. Just another strong fantasy campaign from a perennially underrated player.
    Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Ellsbury has pair a of hits, pair of steals
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases, but the Yankees were handed a 5-2 loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ellsbury followed up Tuesday's three-hit performance with another nice ballgame. He put the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the fifth inning with an RBI bunt single. He was also able to swipe his 33rd and 34th stolen bases, both against the Scott Feldman/Jason Castro battery. Ellsbury owns a .276/.341/.400 slash line with 10 home runs and 54 RBI this season.
    Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Harper has a three-hit night as Nats top ARI
    Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a run scored as the Nationals defeated the D'Backs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 21-year-old had slipped back into a rut at the plate, entering the night with only two hits in his previous four games. Harper singled in the ninth inning, helping set up the Nationals to eventually win on Anthony Rendon's walk off single. Harper is slashing .262/.345/.386 with six home runs and 23 RBI in what has been a disappointing season.
    Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Bautista homers as Blue Jays beat Brewers
    Jose Bautista finished 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Bautista doubled in the third inning and then slugged a three-run shot in the Jays' five-run sixth inning. Toronto managed 15 hits in all against rookie Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee bullpen. Bautista is batting .290/.406/.512 with 24 home runs, 24 doubles, and 77 RBI in 121 games this season.
    Wednesday, 2:43 pm
  • Alex Rios drives in a pair in return
    After sitting out Tuesday with a bruised thumb, Alex Rios returned to action Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Rios notched the first hit of the day with a sharp single in the first inning before plating two runs with a bloop double in the second. The two runs proved to be the winning margin for the Rangers. Rios' power has been a disappointment this season, but he's still hitting .286.
    Wednesday, 12:49 pm
  • Alex Rios back in lineup Wednesday
    Alex Rios returned to the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Rios missed Tuesday's contest with a bruised right thumb, but he's fine now. The veteran outfielder is sporting a .284/.313/.399 batting line with four homers, 49 RBI and 16 steals this season.
    Wednesday, 9:46 am
  • Slump buster?: Crisp has 2 hits, 3 RBI in win
    Coco Crisp singled, tripled and drove in three runs as Oakland held off the Mets in a 6-2 Tuesday victory.

    Advice: And oh boy, was it needed. Crisp has battled a chronic neck injury while looking absolutely helpless in the batter's box in the second half, entering this game 9-for-73 (.123) since the All-Star break. His owners are a bit shell shocked, as Crisp slashed a robust .291/.387/.449 in the first half. He had only one extra-base hit and one RBI in his past eight games, and both came on Monday. Hopefully we're seeing the beginnings of a strong six-week run to finish the season.
    Tuesday, 10:34 pm
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