• Belts third homer
    Rodgers went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rodgers brought the Rockies to within 4-2 with his solo blast in the sixth inning, but that was the final run the team was able to muster. The long ball was his third of the campaign, all of which have come over his past seven games. Rodgers is slashing .310/.333/.690 over that stretch as he puts together a strong end to a mostly lost season -- he didn't play until late July due to a shoulder injury he suffered during spring training. Rotowire.com 48 minutes ago
  • Racks up three more hits
    Outman went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, a walk and two total runs against Colorado in an 8-2 win Wednesday.

    Advice: Following an 0-for-4 performance in Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday, Outman was batting just .171 with no multi-hit performances through 22 games in September. He's turned things around considerably since then, tallying seven hits over his past 10 at-bats to lift his season batting average back up to .252. The rookie outfielder has added 23 homers, 69 RBI, 85 runs and 15 stolen bases in a fine rookie campaign, nailing down a near-everyday role in center field in the process. Rotowire.com 53 minutes ago
  • Goes deep again Wednesday
    Freeman went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Freeman put the game out of reach for the Dodgers in the eighth inning with a 412-foot, three-run shot to right field. It was his second homer in as many days following a 23-game stretch during which he went deep just once. Freeman's three RBI in the win pushed his total to 101 on the campaign, marking his second straight triple-digit RBI season and the fourth of his big-league career. He's also tallied a career-high 23 thefts while belting 28 long balls, scoring 128 runs and posting a standout .333/.412/.368 slash line over 713 plate appearances. Rotowire.com 57 minutes ago
  • Takes loss against Los Angeles
    Davis (0-4) took the loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four batters over 4.1 innings.

    Advice: Davis made it through two scoreless frames before giving up a solo homer to James Outman in the third. The right-hander still entered the fifth inning in a tight 1-1 contest, but he allowed six of the seven batters he reached in that frame to reach base, with his only out coming on a sacrifice fly. All of that traffic led to three Los Angeles runs and the fourth defeat of the campaign for Davis. This was presumably his last appearance of the campaign, as he threw 86 pitches. If that's the case, Davis will finish with an 8.70 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 26:15 K:BB over 30 innings in his first extended look in the majors. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:52 pm
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  • Racks up career-high 10 punchouts
    Sheehan (4-1) earned the win over Colorado on Wednesday, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out 10 batters over six innings.

    Advice: Sheehan induced 20 swinging strikes in the outing, taming the Coors Field disadvantage by keeping the Rockies from making consistent contact. The rookie hurler did serve up two home runs, but they were both of the solo variety and accounted for the only runs of the game against him. Sheehan turned heads with 102 punchouts over 63 frames in the minors this season, but he struck out just 30 batters over his initial 38.1 frames in the big leagues. He appears to have turned a corner in that regard, fanning 34 batters over his past 22 innings with Los Angeles, including 19 in 10.2 frames across his past two starts. Sheehan's late-season improvement has made him a consideration for the Dodgers' postseason roster -- if he makes it, he could function either as a fourth starter or as a piggyback or long-relief option. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Knocks in three runs in victory
    Jeffers went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI against Oakland in a 6-4 win on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jeffers brought Minnesota even at 4-4 with his two-run blast to left field in the sixth inning and added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The backstop went 14 contests without a long ball between Aug. 25 and Sept. 17 but has now gone deep twice in his past four games. Jeffers already has a career-best 42 RBI this season, and he needs one more homer before the end of the campaign to tie his career-high mark of 14. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Takes loss Wednesday
    Barnes (0-1) allowed one run on one hit over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Barnes got the last two outs of the sixth inning with no trouble but put a runner on in the seventh, and Matthew Liberatore couldn't prevent the go-ahead run from scoring. Barnes has worked in a low-leverage role with the Cardinals, pitching to a 7.15 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB over 11.1 innings across 11 appearances this season after he was called up Aug. 22. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • Belts 15th homer
    Julien went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the A's in Wednesday's 6-4 victory.

    Advice: Julien began the Twins' half of the first inning with a bang, smacking a solo shot to right field. The long ball snapped an 0-for-11 stretch over his past four games and was his first extra-base hit since Sept. 17. Though he's somewhat faded down the stretch, Julien has still produced a solid .262/.380/.452 slash line with 15 homers, 33 RBI, 58 runs and three stolen bases through 393 plate appearances in his first season in the majors. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Perfect at plate Wednesday
    Kepler went 4-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's 6-4 victory versus Oakland.

    Advice: Kepler knocked four singles in the win, giving him his first four-hit performance of the season. He's been hitting well of late, collecting five multi-hit efforts over his past 13 games and batting .340 (17-for-50) with two homers, six RBI, 13 runs and a stolen base over that span. The late-season surge has lifted his batting average to .258 on the campaign, which is on pace to be a career-best mark. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:30 pm