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  • Daniel Murphy leaves with minor leg injury
    Daniel Murphy was pulled from Friday's game against the Giants when his leg tightneed up on him in the sixth inning.

    Advice: It sounds like it's a minor issue and the club called his early exit precautionary. It wouldn't be terribly surprising to see him get an extra day of rest on Saturday however. 41 minutes ago
  • Seager goes 3-for-5 on Friday night.
    Corey Seager doubled twice and finished 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI on Friday.

    Advice: His RBI double in the eighth inning provided the Dodgers an insurance run. The 22-year-old phenom is already one of the best hitters in baseball. He is batting .307/.361/.523 with 17 homers and 66 runs scored. His 47 RBI leave room for improvement but the blame for that falls on his teammates. The only thing he doesn't do well is steal bases, having swiped only one all year. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Goldschmidt gets three hits, drives in three
    Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 while driving in three runs and scoring another on Friday.

    Advice: In his second at-bat of the seventh inning he doubled with the bases loaded as the Diamondbacks put up seven runs in the frame. Goldschmidt is unlikely to match his MVP-caliber stats from a year ago, but he is having another highly productive season in under-the-radar fashion. He is slashing .303/.418/.508 with 17 home runs, 62 runs, 68 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Yesterday, 11:49 pm
  • Suarez drives in four runs on Friday
    Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 while driving in four runs on Friday.

    Advice: He stroked a two-run double in the first inning and a two-run single in the fifth inning. Suarez has long since cooled off after his torrid start to the season, but he can still fill the box score on occasion. He is hitting .236 with 17 home runs and 48 RBI. He has chipped in seven steals for good measure. Yesterday, 11:30 pm
  • Phillips goes 3-for-5 and scores twice Friday
    Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored on Friday.

    Advice: Two of the hits were doubles. He seems to be recovering nicely from the hairline fracture in his hand that he has been playing through for a few weeks. His owners are hoping he can improve his weak .263/.301/.369 slash line over the last two months of the season. Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Myers goes 2-for-3 with a walk on Friday
    Wil Myers finished 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday night's shutout loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Myers is hitting .274/.348/.494 with 20 home runs, 66 runs, 63 RBI and 17 stolen bases. The steals are the big surprise as he has stolen more bags this year than he accumulated in his three-year career prior to this season. Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Werth goes 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored
    Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored on Friday night.

    Advice: He also drew a walk. His single in the fourth inning drove in Wilson Ramos for the Nationals' first run of the game. Werth doubled and rode home on an Anthony Rendon single in the sixth inning. The 37-year-old veteran is batting .249/.342/.421 with 12 home runs, 52 runs and 45 RBI. Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Blanco goes 2-for-3 with an RBI and a steal
    Gregor Blanco went 2-for-3, drove in a run and stole a base on Friday.

    Advice: He drove in the Giants' only run of the night with an RBI single in the second inning. The stolen base was his sixth of the season. He is batting .242 in 211 at-bats and is not a good fantasy option unless you play in a deep NL-only league. Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Carter launches two-run homer in win
    Chris Carter launched a two-run homer Friday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Carter took Steven Brault deep in the first inning and that was more than enough for Junior Guerra. The 29-year-old has amassed 23 homers this season, but this was his first since his two-homer game against the Cardinals on July 8. He’s batting just .173 this month, so he’ll be happy to see the calendar flip to August. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Kang hitless in loss to Brewers
    Jung Ho Kang went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Kang had a chance to come up big in the ninth inning, as the Pirates had the tying run on first base against closer Jeremy Jeffress, but he grounded out to third to end the ballgame. The 29-year-old is batting just .158 (12-for-76) over his last 27 games. More importantly than his struggles on the field, Kang is still being investigated by Chicago police for an alleged sexual assault. It’s unclear when there will be a resolution on the matter. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Bogaerts homers, drives in three on Friday
    Xander Bogaerts smacked a two-run homer and added an RBI double in Friday's game.

    Advice: He finished 2-for-5 on the night with three RBI and two runs scored. The longball was his 13th of the season. His .331 batting average ranks him fourth in the major leagues while his 78 runs scored rank sixth. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Pujols goes 2-for-4 and scores a run
    Albert Pujols stroked two base hits in four at-bats and scored a run on Friday.

    Advice: The Angels managed only five hits all night and Pujols had two of them. The aging future first-ballot Hall of Famer is batting .258/.330/.433 with 19 homers and 42 runs. He ranks third in the American League with 78 RBI. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Odor homers twice in win over Royals
    Rougned Odor finished 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in a win over the Royals on Friday.

    Advice: It was the second multi-homer game of his career. The first one was a legitimate blast, but the second just barely eked over the right field fence. But it all counts the same in the box score. He’s now up to 21 homers on the year to go along with 54 RBI, 10 steals, and a .282/.301/.508 batting line. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Hosmer slugs two-run homer in loss
    Eric Hosmer clubbed a two-run homer in a loss to the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: Hosmer has been in quite the slumber at the plate, as his sixth-inning blast against A.J. Griffin snapped a 2-for-33 stretch. The homer was his first since July 4. He’s batting just .233 over his last 50 games. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Gordon hitless in loss to Rangers
    Alex Gordon went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout against the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: The Royals have now lost eight out of their last 10 games and now sit 10 games behind the Indians in the American League Central. Gordon had a three-hit game on Wednesday and has done a better job getting on base since being dropped from the leadoff spot earlier this month, but it’s still been a brutally disappointing year for him. He’s batting just .207/.313/.339 through 71 games. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Profar homers, scores three runs on Friday
    Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and three runs scored Friday against the Royals.

    Advice: Profar, who batted leadoff, went opposite-field off Edinson Volquez in the sixth. It’s worth noting that he made the start in left field. He previously made four starts at the position in 2013, but this was his first with the Rangers this year. There’s always the chance that Profar could be traded in a blockbuster deal by Monday’s deadline, but his versatility could come in handy for the Rangers down the stretch. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
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  • Joe Mauer delivers walk-off win on Friday
    Joe Mauer delivered a walk-off victory for the Twins in the 12th inning on Friday with a pinch-hit bases-loaded walk.

    Advice: It's only the second walk-off that Mauer has recorded in his career. It has been a disappointing season offensively for him, slashing just .263/.363/.376 with eight homers and 33 RBI. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Adam Eaton launches leadoff bomb in loss
    Adam Eaton blasted a leadoff homer off of Ricky Nolasco on Friday, but that wound up being the only offense the White Sox could generate in an extra-inning loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Eaton's mammoth shot, measured at 451 feet, was the longest home run hit by any White Sox batter this season. He also contributed defensively, throwing a seed to the plate in the sixth inning to cut down the potential go-ahead run. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .272/.357/.409 with eight homers and 37 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Cervelli suffers ankle injury in loss Friday
    Francisco Cervelli had to be removed from Friday's game against the Brewers after getting hit on the right ankle by a pitch while behind the plate.

    Advice: Cervelli had to be helped off the field by team trainers and was unable to put any weight on his injured ankle. He'll presumably head for X-rays and the Pirates should have an update on his status before Saturday's game. Losing Cervelli for any length of time would be very detrimental to the Pirates. Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • Luis Valbuena (hamstring) placed on DL
    Astros placed INF Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27, with a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: The Astros had said that Valbuena might be ready to play at some point over the weekend, but they've decided to play it safe and hold him out for at least a couple weeks. Alex Bregman will handle third base. Yesterday, 12:04 pm
    15-Day DL
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