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  • Antonio Senzatela runs record to 3-0
    Antonio Senzatela allowed just one earned run and four hits with no walks over seven innings in a victory Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: Senzatela also struck out three batters in the 90-pitch quality start, running his record to 3-0 while lowering his ERA to 2.08. The Venezuelan right-hander has rattled off three straight quality starts, lasting at least seven innings in each of the outings. Despite the solid showings his fantasy ceiling remains rather limited since half of his games are at Coors Field. 18 minutes ago
  • Lynn fans seven, holds Brewers to one run
    Lance Lynn struck out seven while limiting the Brewers to one run over six innings in the Cardinals' 4-1 win Saturday.

    Advice: Lynn gave up just three hits and walked two, sticking around just long enough to get the win. It was his second in as many starts, and the right-hander has allowed just one run in those two starts. Through four starts overall, Lynn is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio. He'll next take on the Reds on Friday. 20 minutes ago
  • Anderson stymies Cards, but doesn't get win
    Chase Anderson allowed only an unearned run over six innings but didn't factor in the decision Saturday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Anderson yielded six hits and a walk while striking out six, and he left with the game tied at 1-1. It was the third time in four starts that the right-hander has turned in a performance of six innings or more with one or fewer runs allowed. That's good for a 1.13 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. Anderson will look to keep it going Friday against the Braves. Today, 9:45 pm
  • Kennedy keeps Rangers to one run over seven
    Ian Kennedy held the Rangers to a lone run over seven innings of work in Saturday's no-decision.

    Advice: Kennedy served up a solo homer to Mike Napoli to lead off the second inning but nothing more, allowing four hits and three walks in total. Unfortunately for the right-hander, he once again was left with nothing to show for it. He's now 0-2 on the year but with a 2.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 22/12 K/BB ratio. The wins will come, and in waves, if he continues to pitch this well. Friday against the Twins seems like a good spot for his first. Today, 9:09 pm
  • Martinez holds Royals to one run over seven
    Nick Martinez limited the Royals to one run over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday.

    Advice: Martinez, making his first start of 2017, kept the Royals offense in check for most of the night, giving up just four hits -- all singles -- and walking one over his seven innings. The 26-year-old got the start in place of A.J. Griffin, and his performance guarantees he'll get another. That start will likely come next weekend against the Angels. Today, 9:05 pm
    W, 2-1 vs KC
  • Carrasco fires eight scoreless against Sox
    Carlos Carrasco tossed eight scoreless innings, striking out eight, in the Indians' 7-0 shutout of the White Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: A day after Corey Kluber went the distance in a shutout of the Sox, Carrasco doubled down with only a slightly less-dominant performance. The right-hander yielded just three hits, all singles, with one walk over his eight innings of work. He's now 2-1 on the season with a microscopic 1.65 ERA and 0.80 WHIP through four starts. Carrasco will look to continue his dominance Friday against the Mariners. Today, 8:57 pm
  • Morton coughs up five runs in five innings
    Charlie Morton was touched up for five runs in five innings in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

    Advice: He cruised through the first four innings before things started falling apart in the fifth. He surrendered a two-run double to Evan Longoria in that frame before the Rays strung together a bunch of singles in the sixth to plate three more runs charged to Morton. He gave up a total of eight hits and two walks while punching out six. This was the first clunker of the season for the 33-year-old. His record falls to 1-2 as his ERA climbs to 3.86 through four starts. He has 19 strikeouts and eight walks in 21 innings in his first campaign with the Astros. Today, 6:24 pm
  • Angels call up Daniel Wright from Salt Lake
    Angels recalled RHP Daniel Wright from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The Angels' bullpen is running on fumes after Friday's 13-inning loss to Toronto. Wright appeared in one game for Los Angeles earlier this year, scattering three runs over four innings against the Rangers on April 13. The 26-year-old will fill a long relief role for the Angels. Today, 6:02 pm
  • Gio Gonzalez flirts with no-hitter vs Mets
    Gio Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and gave up just one run on two hits in 6 1/3 innings to take home a 3-1 victory over the Mets on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: He fanned six batters and issued three walks in the contest. The only mark against him came in the sixth inning when he gave up a lead-off walk that was followed by a Juan Lagares single to break up his bid for a no-hitter. After a Michael Conforto strikeout, Asdrubal Cabrera singled to center to bring in a run. Gonzalez now has a 1.35 ERA through his first four starts of the season. He has struck out 21 batters and walked seven in 26 2/3 innings. Today, 5:46 pm
  • deGrom yields three runs in 5 2/3 Saturday
    Jacob deGrom surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings while striking out 10 batters in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: He reached double digits in strikeouts for the second consecutive start but issued more free passes (six) than in his first three starts combined (four). He didn't seem eager to challenge Bryce Harper, walking him three times. DeGrom's ERA rose from 1.89 to 2.55 due to the three runs he allowed. It was his first loss of the season and he has yet to be credited with a win. He will face the Nationals again in his next start, scheduled for Friday in the nation's capital. Today, 5:44 pm
    L, 3-1 vs Was
  • Julio Urias could start Wednesday vs. Giants
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested Julio Urias could start a game in the team’s upcoming series against the Giants.

    Advice: Urias would likely start on Wednesday in place of Alex Wood, who joined the rotation when Rich Hill (blister) was placed on the disabled list last week. It’s unclear if the plan would be for Urias to simply serve as a placeholder for Hill or if the Dodgers want him to be a permanent fixture in their starting rotation. The 20-year-old hasn’t missed a beat in the minors this year, producing a stellar 1.83 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Today, 5:42 pm
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    L, 11-5 @Ari
  • Surgery unlikely for Madison Bumgarner
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy doesn't think Madison Bumgarner's injuries will require surgery.

    Advice: If you’ve read this site at all in the last 24 hours, you’ll know that Bumgarner suffered rib and shoulder injuries in a dirt-bike accident on Thurday. He was wearing a sling when he showed up to the ballpark on Friday and will be evaluated by Dr. Kenneth Akizuki on Monday. The Giants originally gave a timetable of 6-8 weeks for his recovery but there have been rumblings Bumgarner might miss more than two months. Today, 5:23 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-3 @Col
  • Tillman to start for Frederick on Thursday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make another rehab start Thursday for High-A Frederick.

    Advice: Tillman had been slated to start for Frederick on Saturday but due to poor weather conditions, he'll instead travel to Harrisburg and make the start for Double-A Bowie. He could be ready to rejoin the Orioles rotation after Thursday's outing. He got a late start this year while battling shoulder issues. Today, 3:03 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs Bos
  • Cody Reed gets obliterated in loss to Cubs
    Cody Reed was obliterated in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering seven runs on four hits and five walks in only two innings of work.

    Advice: The young southpaw was in a huge hole right out of the gate, walking Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant to start the contest then serving up a three-run homer to Anthony Rizzo. After his club had rallied to take the lead in the bottom half of the first inning, Reed responded by giving up a grand slam to Willson Contreras in the next frame. It's unclear if he'll get an opportunity to make another start in the rotation or if he'll head back to the bullpen after this disaster. Today, 1:35 pm
    L, 12-8 vs ChC
  • Phillies transfer Clay Buchholz to 60-day DL
    Phillies transferred RHP Clay Buchholz to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Nothing has changed in the recovery for the right-hander, this was done as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Buchholz is expected to miss 4-6 months due to a torn flexor tendon in his right arm. Today, 11:49 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 4-3 vs Atl
  • Tillman to start for Double-A Bowie Saturday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make his minor league rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Saturday.

    Advice: Tillman had been scheduled to pitch for High-A Frederick, but weather concerns have forced the O's to change their plans. He's expected to need one additional rehab start after this before he's ready to rejoin the Orioles' rotation. Today, 9:39 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs Bos
  • Giants worry Bumgarner could miss more time
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that there is concern in the Giants' organization that Madison Bumgarner (shoulder) will be sidelined for longer than two months.

    Advice: The Giants have yet to announce a time frame for his recovery and won't until he's re-evaluated next week, but early estimates were between six and eight weeks. Obviously, the longer his absence extends, the more it hurts the Giants' playoff hopes. Ty Blach will hold down his spot in the rotation until the star southpaw is able to return. Today, 5:52 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-3 @Col
  • Mat Latos gives up four runs to Angels
    Mat Latos yielded four runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Angels.

    Advice: Latos allowed six hits, walked three and struck out one. Probably any other AL offense would have touched him up for more than four runs tonight. Today, 1:05 am
    L, 5-4 @LAA
  • Jesse Chavez takes loss in 13th
    Needed in relief, Jesse Chavez took a loss after giving up three runs in the 13th inning Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Chavez had been scheduled to start Sunday, but the Angels have the flexibility to pitch Ricky Nolasco on normal rest then. We're guessing Chavez will start Monday in the finale of the four-game series instead. Today, 1:01 am
  • Sean Manaea strikes out six in win
    Sean Manaea limited the Mariners to one run over six innings and struck out six in a victory Friday.

    Advice: It's Manaea's first win in four starts this year. He's up to 12 walks in 22 1/3 innings, which isn't exactly ideal. However, he's struck out 26. He'll get the Angels next time out. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
    W, 4-3 vs Sea
  • Peralta gives up six runs in loss
    Wily Peralta was knocked around for six runs in four innings Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Peralta came into Friday’s outing with a 2.65 ERA through three starts, but he just didn’t have it in this one. Adam Wainwright did most of the damage against him, connecting for a two-run homer in the third and a two-run single in a four-run fourth. Peralta didn’t strike out any of the 20 batters he faced and had just one strikeout in 23 batters faced last time out. Some skepticism is warranted in mixed leagues right now. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Hisashi Iwakuma gives up two homers in loss
    Hisashi Iwakuma gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the A's.

    Advice: Whether he's hurt or not, Iwakuma just isn't throwing hard enough to sneak his fastball past hitters this year. He's about as crafty as they come, so a return to adequacy is possible. Still, there's just not much fantasy upside here unless his velocity comes back. Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Trevor Cahill earns win over Marlins
    Trevor Cahill earned his first win Friday by holding the Marlins to one run over seven innings.

    Advice: Cahill did pick up a win as a spot starter for the Cubs last year, but this is his first win as a regular rotation member since Aug. 2014, when he was with the Diamondbacks. Cahill has a 21/7 K/BB ratio and a 3.44 ERA in 18 1/3 innings over his three starts. He'll probably keep walking too many to be of a lot of use in fantasy leagues, but it's nice to see him turning back into a decent starter. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    L, 6-3 vs Mia
  • David Phelps gives up four runs in loss
    David Phelps surrendered four runs in two innings to take a loss in relief Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: Phelps was a monster out of the pen last year, but he's already given up three homers in 10 innings this season after allowing just six in 86 2/3 innings in 2016. On the plus side, he's struck out 12 with no unintentional walks (two IBBs) to date. He still figures to be a valuable reliever for the Marlins. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Johnny Cueto yields first ever grand slam
    Johnny Cueto surrendered his first career grand slam while allowing six runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: Cueto had gone 261 starts without giving up a slam, which, while very impressive, is still well short of Jim Palmer's mark (he went 521 career starts without ever allowing one). Cueto also gave up a two-run homer tonight and took his first loss after three victories. He'll face the Dodgers next. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Kluber tosses three-hit shutout vs. ChiSox
    Corey Kluber tossed a three-hit shutout in Friday’s 3-0 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: He needed 110 pitches (73 of them strikes) to compete his fourth career shutout. Kluber was flat-out dominant, striking out nine batters while issuing only two walks. All three hits were singles. Kluber lowered his ERA from 6.38 to 4.28 with the brilliant outing and fantasy owners should expect continued improvements in the outings to come. He’ll square off against the Astros next time out. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Quintana gives up three runs in loss
    Jose Quintana fell to 0-4 after giving up three runs over six innings Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Quintana surrendered the first run on a wild pitch in the third inning before Brandon Guyer took him deep for a two-run shot in the fourth inning. It was an improvement over his last outing, but nobody was beating Corey Kluber on this night. Quintana struck out six and walked three in the loss and owns a bloated 6.17 ERA through four starts. His track record speaks for itself, so we expect him to get in a groove soon. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Nick Martinez to start for Rangers Saturday
    Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: He'll start for the Rangers on Saturday against the Royals in place of the injured A.J. Griffin. The 26-year-old right-hander posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over 38 2/3 innings for the Rangers in 2016. He should not be considered as a streaming option. Yesterday, 8:10 pm
    W, 2-1 vs KC
  • Blue Jays purchase contract of Mat Latos
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Mat Latos from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The Jays have been hit hard with injuries in their starting rotation, so the veteran right-hander will get a chance to pitch in the big leagues again. Despite his solid run with the White Sox to begin the 2016 season, he isn't a recommended fantasy option in any format. Yesterday, 4:18 pm
    L, 5-4 @LAA
  • MadBum injures shoulder in dirt bike accident
    Giants placed LHP Madison Bumgarner on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, with bruised ribs and a Grade 1-2 strain of his left shoulder AC joint.

    Advice: Bumgarner suffered the injuries during a dirk bike accident on Thursday. Seriously. He will be re-evaluated next week, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the left-hander is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. It's the first time in his career that Bumgarner has been placed on the disabled list. Ty Blach seems likely to take his spot in the Giants' rotation, although Tyler Beede and Chris Stratton are also options. Yesterday, 1:42 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-3 @Col
  • Jacob deGrom (neck) pushed back to Saturday
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jacob deGrom's next start has been pushed back a day to Saturday due to a stiff neck.

    Advice: It sounds like the Mets are just being cautious here and deGrom should be fine. Matt Harvey will move up a day to start on regular rest Friday against the Nationals and Tanner Roark, while deGrom will face the Nats and Gio Gonzalez on Saturday. Yesterday, 11:02 am
    L, 3-1 vs Was
  • Chris Tillman starting for Frederick Saturday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make another rehab start Saturday for High-A Frederick.

    Advice: Tillman allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings Monday in his first rehab start for Double-A Bowie. He admitted to being rusty in that outing and will probably need at least one more start in the minors after Saturday. Tillman led Baltimore with a career-high 16 wins last season. Thursday, 4:15 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs Bos
  • Madison Bumgarner gives up one run in loss
    Madison Bumgarner lost after holding the Royals to one run in six innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bumgarner is now 0-3, even though he has a 3.00 ERA and an even more impressive 1.518 OPS. Of course, he didn't get to hit in this one in Kansas City. Maybe he should have... the Giants had just four hits in the shutout loss. Wednesday, 8:00 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-3 @Col
  • Jays to start Latos this weekend vs. Angels
    Mat Latos will start for the Blue Jays this weekend against the Angels.

    Advice: Toronto needs two emergency starters with J.A. Happ (elbow) and Aaron Sanchez (blister) both hitting the disabled list this week. Casey Lawrence will get the other vacant rotation spot. Latos had allowed three runs -- one earned -- on six walks and seven hits through nine innings (two starts) this season with Triple-A Buffalo. He makes for a poor streaming option. Wednesday, 10:26 am
    L, 5-4 @LAA
  • Cody Reed to start for Reds on Saturday
    Cody Reed will start for the Reds on Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It'll be the first start of the season for Reed, who's yet to allow a run in eight innings of relief. The 24-year-old left-hander could stick in the rotation for a while if things go well on Saturday, but the defending champs obviously make for a tough opponent. Tuesday, 7:51 pm
    L, 12-8 vs ChC
  • Phillies place Buchholz (forearm) on DL
    Phillies placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, with a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm.

    Advice: Buchholz underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss 4-6 months. This essentially knocks him out for the remainder of the season. The Phillies acquired Buchholz in hopes of turning him into an interesting trade chip at the deadline, but he ended up making just two starts for the club. Zach Eflin will take his spot in the rotation. Tuesday, 10:07 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 4-3 vs Atl
  • Report: Buchholz to have surgery Tuesday
    Clay Buchholz will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the partial tear of his flexor pronator mass, reports Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports.

    Advice: Buchholz was diagnosed with the partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass in his right arm last week and was set to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Monday. He's not facing Tommy John surgery, but he's still expected to miss around 3-5 months. At this point, it's very possible, if not likely that he misses the remainder of the season. Tuesday, 5:39 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 4-3 vs Atl
  • Charlie Morton goes five scoreless in win
    Charlie Morton scattered five hits over five innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout of the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: All five hits were singles. Morton's win was his first as a member of the Astros. He has a 2.81 ERA after three starts. There isn't much mixed-league upside here, but he should remain quite solid if he can stay healthy. Monday, 8:47 pm
  • Jesse Chavez goes seven in loss
    Jesse Chavez yielded two runs in seven innings Monday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Angels starters aren't getting a lot of help at the moment. In fact, Chavez has the lone win from any of the team's starting pitchers this year; it came April 7 against the Mariners. He's 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Chase Anderson now 2-0 after win vs. Cubs
    Chase Anderson allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Monday in a win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Anderson wasn't exactly dominant, but he struck out five and issued only one walk while scattering seven hits to move to 2-0 on the year. He's rocking a 1.50 ERA through three starts with a decent matchup coming this weekend at home against the Cardinals. Mixed leaguers should be paying attention by now. Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Lynn works seven scoreless, Cards top Bucs
    Lance Lynn fired seven scoreless innings Monday in the Cardinals' 2-1 defeat of the Pirates.

    Advice: It was a badly needed showing of dominance and efficiency for the struggling Cardinals. Lynn yielded just three hits and one walk while fanning five, delivering 63 of his 95 pitches for strikes. The 29-year-old right-hander looks poised for a strong first season coming off Tommy John surgery, now with a 3.12 ERA and 1.10 WHIP through three starts covering 17 1/3 innings. A road matchup against the Brewers is next. Monday, 6:36 pm
  • Tillman (shoulder) feels good in rehab start
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) allowed one run on two hits and one walk over 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

    Advice: Tillman recorded three strikeouts. The right-hander said it took him a little longer than normal to get loose, but once that happened he felt good. Tillman admitted that it feels like he's at the beginning of spring training, so obviously it's going to be a while before he's an option for the Orioles' rotation. Early May is probably a best-case scenario. Monday, 5:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs Bos
  • Julio Urias not an option to start for Hill
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Julio Urias will not be an option to start for Rich Hill if the veteran southpaw is forced to miss his next start.

    Advice: Urias is still being slowly stretched out at Triple-A and won't be ready in time to start next weekend. Expect Alex Wood to get the ball again in the event that Hill's blister prevents him from making his next start. Sunday, 5:05 pm
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    L, 11-5 @Ari
  • Hisashi Iwakuma mashed for six runs vs. TEX
    Hisashi Iwakuma was destroyed in Sunday's no-decision against the Rangers, surrendering six runs on seven hits over three innings.

    Advice: Shin-Soo Choo rapped a three-run home run off Iwakuma in the second inning. The veteran right-hander would allow three more runs (two on a double by nemesis Choo) in the third inning before finally being relieved of duty. This showing was rough enough, but Iwakuma had pitched well in his two prior outings and will try to do likewise on the rebound when he brings his 5.40 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 6/6 K/BB ratio (15 innings) into a road start against the A's next time out. Sunday, 4:56 pm
  • Senzatela overcomes early troubles for win
    Anthony Senzatela surrendered three runs on seven hits over seven-plus innings in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Senzatela was gifted with a 3-0 lead when he took the mound in the bottom of the first inning, then squandered the entirety of that almost immediately, as the Giants tied matters up in the inning. It looked like it would probably be a short afternoon for the 22-year-old at that point, but he came back to pitch brilliantly over the next six-plus innings. He has now lasted at least seven innings in each of his last two starts. Senzatela will carry a 2.37 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 14/4 K/BB ratio (19 innings) into a home rematch with the Giants next time he toes the rubber. Sunday, 3:55 pm
  • Ian Kennedy cruises through eight vs. Angels
    Ian Kennedy was dominant over eight shutout innings Sunday in the Royals' 1-0 defeat of the Angels.

    Advice: He was left with a no-decision because the Royals didn't get on the board until Alcides Escobar's walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kennedy struck out 10 and gave up just two hits over his eight impressive frames, lowering his season ERA from 4.09 to 2.37. A road start against the Rangers is next. Sunday, 2:56 pm
  • Cahill yields four runs in loss to Braves
    Trevor Cahill yielded four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Cahill was looking sharp until the bottom of the fifth, when he gave up a walk and two singles and uncorked a couple of wild pitches. Atlanta plated two runs in that frame and another two in the bottom of the sixth. Cahill struck out eight and allowed only four total hits, but he fell to 0-2 on the year and watched his ERA jump to 4.76. A matchup at home with the Marlins is next. Sunday, 2:33 pm
    L, 6-3 vs Mia
  • Gio Gonzalez pitches into eighth versus Phils
    Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Washington didn't take the lead for good until the bottom of the ninth inning, when Bryce Harper slugged a three-run walkoff homer against Phillies closer Joaquin Benoit. Gonzalez walked three and gave up five hits, including a leadoff homer to Cesar Hernandez in the first inning, but he was otherwise pretty sharp and worked all the way into the top of the eighth. The left-hander will carry a shiny 1.33 ERA into his next start on the road against the Mets. Sunday, 2:25 pm
  • Carlos Carrasco pitches well in loss Sunday
    Carlos Carrasco pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, allowing two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Carrasco walked five and struck out five on the afternoon. He served up a two-run homer to Alex Avila in the second inning, but that was the extent of the damage against him. Now 1-1 on the season, he'll carry an impressive 2.33 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 19/6 K/BB ratio into Friday's matchup against the White Sox in Chicago. Sunday, 1:58 pm
  • Wily Peralta beats Reds to improve to 3-0
    Wily Peralta picked up his third victory of the young season on Sunday, limiting the Reds to two runs on three hits over his six innings of work.

    Advice: The right-hander unexpectedly struck out only one batter on the afternoon while walking three. The only blemish on his day was a two-run blast off the bat of Eugenio Suarez in the fourth inning. Peralta was tremendous in the second half of 2016 and through Cactus League play, and he hasn't missed a beat in 2017, compiling a 2.65 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while winning each of his first three starts. At this point, he should at least be owned in most mixed leagues. Sunday, 1:23 pm
  • Trevor Cahill activated for Sunday start
    Padres activated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: It was a minimum stay on the DL for Cahill, who missed just one turn with a lower back issue. He'll start on Sunday against the Braves. Sunday, 7:54 am
    L, 6-3 vs Mia
  • Kluber yields six runs to Tigers, wins anyway
    Corey Kluber allowed six runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings but left with a victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

    Advice: Kluber was staked to a seven-run lead in the early innings, and while it's hard to say what kind of an effect a lopsided score can have on a pitcher, his day wasn't a walk in the park, either. Perhaps most alarming is that he served up another homer in Saturday's game, his fifth allowed in three starts. The win was his first this year, leaving him at 1-1 with a 6.38 ERA through three appearances. If he's going to have a dominant showing soon, Thursday at the Twins is a good bet to be it. Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Manaea effectively wild over five innings
    Sean Manaea had an unusual stat line in his start against the Astros on Saturday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- without yielding a hit over five innings in a no-decision.

    Advice: Manaea was unhittable, but he didn't seem to know where the ball was going, either, walking five while striking out six. He left with a comfortable lead but watched as his bullpen -- asked to cover the final four innings after he needed 98 pitches to get through five -- melted down, saddling him with a no-decision. The southpaw remains 0-1 with a 5.51 ERA through three starts. He'll keep searching for his first win Thursday against the Mariners. Saturday, 7:39 pm
    W, 4-3 vs Sea
  • Jacob deGrom whiffs 13 in no-decision
    Jacob deGrom allowed two earned runs, four hits and a walk with a career-high 13 strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday in Miami.

    Advice: DeGrom was sharp, but manager Terry Collins elected to lift the starter after 97 pitches in favor of his bullpen. Fernando Salas proceeded to cough up a three-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth to Christian Yelich, making the home run sculpture light up at Marlins Park. Collins cited the fact the team has three pitchers coming off surgery with his being careful with deGrom and not allowing him to go out for the eighth inning. Saturday, 7:26 pm
    L, 3-1 vs Was
  • Quintana gives up five runs in loss to Twins
    Jose Quintana continued his struggles by allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: All of the damage came in the first inning. He allowed two walks, three singles, two doubles and a triple in that one bad frame before settling down to toss a subsequent 4 2/3 scoreless innings. All told he gave up nine base hits and five walks while striking out five. He falls to 0-3 on the season with a 6.75 ERA in 17 1/3 innings. His trade value is taking a hit. He has a tough matchup with the Indians looming next on the schedule. Saturday, 3:11 pm
  • Rangers option Nick Martinez to Round Rock
    Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: The Rangers had to make room for Andrew Cashner, who was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. Martinez was called up from Round Rock on Wednesday but didn't appear in any games. Expect Martinez to make many trips between Arlington and Round Rock this year. Saturday, 2:49 pm
    W, 2-1 vs KC
  • Johnny Cueto pitches Giants past Rockies
    Johnny Cueto held the Rockies to two runs over seven innings to improve to 3-0 on Friday.

    Advice: Picking up right where he left off, Cueto is now 21-5 in 35 starts with the Giants. He'll face the Rockies again next time out, though it'll be at Coors Field rather than AT&T Park. Friday, 10:19 pm
  • Trevor Cahill (back) to return on Sunday
    Trevor Cahill (back) is on track to return on Sunday versus the Braves.

    Advice: He will have missed the minimum amount of time on the disabled list with a lower back strain. Cahill pitched well against the Dodgers in his first outing of the year and isn't a bad streaming option Sunday. Friday, 7:22 am
    L, 6-3 vs Mia
  • Bumgarner takes loss despite 8 strikeouts
    Madison Bumgarner fanned eight while allowing three runs over six innings in Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Bumgarner was not quite at his sharpest in this one. He walked one and scattered six hits over his six innings of work. Trevor Story rocked a long two-run home run off the ace in the fourth inning and Mark Reynolds later dunked in an RBI single in the sixth to polish off the scoring on MadBum’s line. He will bring a 3.43 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 24/3 K/BB ratio across 21 innings (three starts) into his next scheduled outing, a road showdown with the Royals. Friday, 2:11 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-3 @Col
  • Daniel Wright optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake
    Angels optioned RHP Daniel Wright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The corresponding roster move will be made on Friday. The Angels will likely send up a fresh arm to replace Wright, who logged four innings in Thursday's loss to Texas. We'd expect Wright to be up and down quite a bit this year. Thursday, 4:13 pm
  • Reed or Stephenson could start Sunday
    Cody Reed and Robert Stephenson are candidates to start Sunday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Rookie Davis had been scheduled to start that day, but he was just placed on the disabled list with a bruised right forearm. Reed drew 10 starts for the Reds last season while Stephenson made eight. If the Reds prefer to keep Reed and Stephenson in the bullpen, they could call up right-hander Sal Romano from Triple-A Louisville. Thursday, 1:36 pm
    L, 12-8 vs ChC
  • Jesse Chavez loses to Rangers
    Jesse Chavez lost to the Rangers after surrendering five runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday.

    Advice: Chavez, who beat the Mariners last week in his Angels debut, gave up a pair of homers in this one. While he's likely to be a decent fifth starter for the Angels, at least for the first three or four months, there's little fantasy value to be had here. Wednesday, 10:26 pm
  • Chase Anderson goes seven shutout vs. Jays
    Chase Anderson tossed seven shutout innings to defeat the Blue Jays 2-0 on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Anderson racked up seven strikeouts while allowing just three hits and two walks. He was perfect through the first three innings until Jose Bautista singled to left with one out in the fourth. Anderson then walked two batters (one intentionally) to load the bases before fanning Russell Martin to end the threat. That was the only real challenge Anderson faced all night. He has given up just one run through his first two starts totaling 13 innings. He lines up for two starts next week, with the Cubs on Monday and the Cardinals on Saturday. Wednesday, 7:21 pm
  • Rangers call Nick Martinez back to the bigs
    Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Martinez will be available out of the bullpen on Wednesday and could potentially start on Saturday against the Mariners. In 38 2/3 innings with the big league club last season, the 26-year-old right-hander posted a 5.59 ERA. There is no fantasy intrigue here. Wednesday, 4:25 pm
    W, 2-1 vs KC
  • Angels call up Daniel Wright from Triple-A
    Angels recalled RHP Daniel Wright from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Wright offers a swing arm for the Angels, as he made seven starts and two relief appearances between the Halos and Reds a year ago. He posted a 6.13 ERA in those appearances. The 26-year-old right-hander holds no fantasy intrigue. Wednesday, 3:58 pm
  • Tillman (shoulder) set to make Double-A start
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start at Double-A Bowie on Monday.

    Advice: Tillman is expected to throw three innings max in that one. He has been working in extended spring training as he continues to creep toward a possible season-debut in early May. Expect the Orioles to treat him with kid gloves once he returns, as Tillman's shoulder injury largely prevented him from taking part in spring training and he figures to need an outing or two to shake off the rust. Wednesday, 3:29 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs Bos
  • MRI reveals a partial tear in Buchholz's arm
    Clay Buchholz's MRI revealed that he is suffering from a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass in his right arm.

    Advice: Not the best of signs for the Phillies here. Buchholz will pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Monday. After that examination, his future options figure to clarify some. Major surgery is a possibility. Buchholz sustained the forearm injury while throwing a pitch against the Marlins in the third inning Tuesday. Wednesday, 2:52 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 4-3 vs Atl
  • Clay Buchholz (shoulder) undergoing MRI
    Clay Buchholz is undergoing an MRI on his strained right forearm.

    Advice: Buchholz was lifted in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Marlins after he short-armed a changeup. Even before that wonky pitch, he had been hit around for six runs on eight hits. Wednesday's MRI should help to clarify the exact nature of Buchholz's injury and just how long he might be out for. A stint on the disabled list is very much in play for the veteran right-hander. Wednesday, 1:16 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 4-3 vs Atl
  • Peralta notches quality start versus Jays
    Wily Peralta was charged with three runs over six innings of work in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Peralta walked four batters, which elevated his pitch count to 112 over six frames, but he also struck out seven and gave up only five hits. It’s been a nice start to the season for the right-hander after he went five scoreless versus the Rockies in his first outing. Peralta takes on the Reds in Cincinnati on Sunday. Tuesday, 9:00 pm
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