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  • Melky Cabrera blasts three-run homer in win
    Melky Cabrera blasted a three-run homer on Friday, powering the White Sox to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Tigers.

    Advice: Cabrera's three-run shot in the eighth inning capped off the scoring in the ballgame. He also added an RBI single in the sixth inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI. For the season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .251/.301/.357 with four homers and 25 RBI. Yesterday, 11:58 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Avisail Garcia plates three to lead White Sox
    Avisail Garcia went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI as the White Sox topped the Tigers in their series-opener in Chicago on Friday.

    Advice: Garcia got the White Sox on the board, delivering a bases-clearing three-run double in the third inning. He's in the midst of an outstanding season, slashing a robust .341/.385/.576 with eight homers and 37 RBI. Yesterday, 11:55 pm
  • Matt Davidson clubs ninth homer in win Friday
    Matt Davidson clubbed his ninth home run of the season in Friday's victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Davidson blasted a solo homer off of Blaine Hardy in the sixth inning, increasing the White Sox' advantage to 4-2. He also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been a nice addition to the lineup this season, slashing .257/.305/.541 with nine homers and 24 RBI. Yesterday, 11:53 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Matt Boyd struggles again in loss to ChiSox
    Matt Boyd struggled again in Friday's loss to the White Sox, surrendering three runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The left-hander also walked two while striking out three on the night. All of the damage against him came in the third inning where Avisail Garcia delivered a three-run double. He now sits at 2-5 on the year with an uninspiring 5.40 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. The Tigers don't really have a better option to take the ball every fifth day though, so he'll remain in the rotation to work through his issues. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes despite a nice matchup against the Royals in Kansas City on Wednesday. Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Christian Arroyo continues to struggle
    Christian Arroyo was hitless in three at-bats in Friday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Arroyo's average slipped to just .186 and he is hitless over the past five games across 19 at-bats. After a hot start the prospect might be on the verge of a trip back to Triple-A Sacramento for more seasoning. Eduardo Nunez was able to play Friday and apparently is over a hamstring issue, so perhaps that might make the decision easier for the Giants to send Arroyo down. Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Matt Cain gets short end of the stick Friday
    Matt Cain allowed two runs - one earned - with seven hits and a walk over seven innings in a loss against the Braves on Friday.

    Advice: Cain threw 64 of his 92 pitches for strikes while recording three punchouts. After an impressive 2-0 record with a 2.30 ERA in five April starts he has stumbled to a 1-3 mark and 6.59 ERA in five outings in the month of May. Walks have done him in so far in May, as he has 15 walks with just 14 strikeouts across 27 1/3 innings. Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Addison Russell's terrible May continues
    Addison Russell finished hitless in two at-bats with a strikeout on Friday at L.A. Dodgers.

    Advice: Russell's average continues to plummet, down to just .211. He has collected just nine hits in 64 at-bats since flipping the calendar to May, and his average has slipped from .291 to .211 since April 25. After posting 21 homers and 95 RBI last season with 49 total extra-base hits, he has taken a major step backward in 2017. Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Alex Wood improves record to 6-0
    Alex Wood allowed two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings in a win against the Cubs on Friday.

    Advice: Wood struck out eight batters in the 91-pitch quality start, improving to 6-0 while lowering his ERA to 1.69. The southpaw also extended his career-high scoreless innings streak to 25 1/3, longest in the majors this season. Injuries have kept him from reaching his potential in the past, but he is 100 percent healthy this season and enjoying the best start of his career. Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Carlos Martinez strikes out nine in loss
    Carlos Martinez yielded three runs in 7 1/3 innings and struck out nine Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: That's a fine Coors Field outing for Martinez, but there was no run support to be had tonight. It was the second time this season that the Cardinals have been shut out in a Martinez start. They've averaged 3.6 runs per game in his start, which is why he has a 3-4 record to go along with his 3.32 ERA. Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Lamb homers, plates two runs in victory
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI as the Diamondbacks topped the Brewers 4-2 in 10 innings on Friday.

    Advice: Lamb launched a solo homer in the fourth inning and plated another run with a double in the 10th as the Diamondbacks pulled away for good. The 26-year-old now has 14 home runs and 42 RBI to go along with a .284/.374/.591 batting line through 46 games. He has done next to nothing against southpaws, but that hasn’t stopped him from being arguably the top fantasy third baseman so far. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Knebel blows save Friday vs. Arizona
    Corey Knebel blew a save Friday against the Diamondbacks after giving up a game-tying solo homer to Chris Iannetta.

    Advice: Entering the top of the ninth inning with a 2-1 lead, Knebel retired the first two batters he faced before Iannetta took him deep. The Diamondbacks won the game in the 10th. This was Knebel’s second blown save of the season, but his first since officially taking over the closer job earlier this month. There’s no need for concern here. Knebel’s control can be shaky at times, but he continues to miss bats in bunches. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Guerra strong in return from DL
    Junior Guerra was strong in his return from the disabled list Friday, giving up one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Out since Opening Day with a calf strain, Guerra gave up three hits and three walks in his return, with the only run scoring when Jake Lamb took him deep in the third inning. He struck out five and induced 15 swinging strikes in his 98 pitches. The 32-year-old surprised with a 2.81 ERA in 20 starts last season and while we’re not expecting a repeat, he’s capable of being a factor in mixed leagues. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Ramos converts fifth save of season
    A.J. Ramos needed just one pitch to covert his fifth save of the season Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Kyle Barraclough began the ninth inning with a five-run lead, but he gave up two runs before Marlins manager Don Mattingly brought in Ramos to face Mike Trout with one on and two out. He got Trout to fly out deep to center field to end the ballgame. Ramos was coming off a couple of shaky appearances in non-save situations, but he has converted all five of his save chances this season. Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Yelich (hip) has three doubles in return
    Christian Yelich (hip) went 3-for-3 with three doubles, a walk, and two runs scored in his return to action Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Yelich didn’t play Wednesday after leaving Tuesday’s game with right hip flexor tightness, but he should be good to go moving forward. This was his first multi-hit game since May 12. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Bour slugs three-run homer vs. Angels
    Justin Bour had another big night at the plate Friday, finishing 2-for-3 with a three-run homer against the Angels.

    Advice: Bour extended the Marlins’ lead when he took lefty Jose Alvarez deep in the sixth inning. It’s worth noting that Angels manager Mike Scioscia elected to intentionally walk Marcell Ozuna to pitch to Bour in that situation. Ouch. The 28-year-old now has nine home runs over his last 14 games, including four homers off southpaws. He’s regularly been benched against lefties in the past, so he has the potential to be a lot more interesting in fantasy leagues if he has figured something out here. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Christian Yelich (hip) returns lineup Friday
    Christian Yelich (hip) is back in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Yelich hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game with right hip flexor tightness, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. He's in center field and batting third against Jesse Chavez and the Angels. Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • Junior Guerra activated for Friday's start
    Brewers activated RHP Junior Guerra from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Guerra will rejoin the Brewers' rotation on Friday versus the Diamondbacks after missing about seven weeks with a strained calf. The right-hander might be on a bit of a pitch count Friday and doesn't have a great matchup, so he's not the best streaming option. Yesterday, 11:00 am
  • Christian Arroyo could be sent back to minors
    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the Giants optioning Christian Arroyo back to Triple-A Sacramento "seems to be on the table."

    Advice: Arroyo is 6-for-49 with 12 strikeouts in his past 13 games, dropping his batting line with the Giants to .191/.242/.304 across 115 at-bats. The youngster has popped three homers and played well defensively, but the Giants have to make room for Aaron Hill (forearm) and Conor Gillaspie (back) soon and the move that might make the most sense is sending Arroyo back to the minors for more seasoning. The picture could change if Eduardo Nunez's hamstring injury is worse than expected, but right now the hope is that he'll be ready to play Friday. Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • Arroyo added to Giants' lineup Thursday
    Christian Arroyo has been added to the Giants' starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: Arroyo was to be benched initially, but he's needed at third base with Eduardo Nunez nursing a tweaked hamstring. Arroyo is going to have to start hitting or he could lose playing time, possibly even his roster spot. Thursday, 9:15 am
  • Arroyo out of Giants' lineup on Thursday
    Christian Arroyo is out of the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off, but with Eduardo Nunez in the starting lineup at third base there's some thought that Arroyo could be looking a longer timeout. The 21-year-old is batting .196/.248/.313 with 30 strikeouts through his first 29 major league games. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Jake Lamb stays hot with two-run homer
    Jake Lamb went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Lamb cranked a two-run home run off Jose Quintana with nobody out in the fifth inning. He has been launching the ball out at a torrid pace this month, having crushed six home runs in his last 10 games alone. The 26-year-old third baseman boasts a .287/.381/.587 triple-slash with 13 homers and 40 RBI through 44 games played. Wednesday, 4:09 pm
  • Yelich (hip) expects to avoid the 10-day DL
    Christian Yelich (hip) said Wednesday that he expects to avoid the disabled list.

    Advice: Yelich exited Tuesday's game with right hip flexor tightness and he is not in the Marlins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon in Oakland, but the issue is not believed to be serious. Marlins president Michael Hill echoed Yelich's optimism. Consider the center fielder day-to-day. Wednesday, 11:02 am
  • Avisail Garcia (flu) back in lineup Wednesday
    Avisail Garcia (flu) is back in the White Sox starting lineup Wednesday afternoon in Arizona.

    Advice: He'll start in right field and bat fifth against Diamondbacks right-hander Randall Delgado after missing Tuesday's game with a mild case of the flu. Garcia boasts a .971 OPS with eight home runs and 34 RBI over 43 games this season for Chicago. Wednesday, 10:40 am
  • Yelich (hip) out of Marlins lineup Wednesday
    Christian Yelich (hip) is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Athletics.

    Advice: No surprise after he left Tuesday night's game with a right hip flexor injury. Yelich is considered day-to-day for now. Marcell Ozuna is in center field, Tyler Moore is in left field, and Ichiro Suzuki is in right field on Wednesday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum. Giancarlo Stanton is serving as the Marlins' designated hitter and will bat second against A's right-hander Sonny Gray. Wednesday, 10:13 am
  • Justin Bour records four hits in road win
    Justin Bour finished 4-for-5 with a double, solo home run, four runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win in Oakland.

    Advice: Bour has hit safely in a season-high six consecutive games, raising his average to his highest mark of the season at .280. He has also driven in at least one run in five straight outings to make him a must-start in deeper mixed leagues while also serving as a mid-tier value in DFS play. Wednesday, 12:02 am
  • Jake Lamb continues to provide souvenirs
    Jake Lamb finished 1-for-4 with his 12th home run and a pair of RBI in Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Lamb blasted five homers with 21 RBI in the month of April and he has cracked seven home runs with 17 RBI through 19 games in May. He posted 29 clouts with 91 RBI in 523 at-bats across 151 games last season and he is proving this year that was no fluke. Over the past two seasons Lamb has emerged as an outstanding power source across the board in all fantasy formats. Tuesday, 11:11 pm
  • Yelich day-to-day with right hip flexor issue
    Christian Yelich exited Tuesday's game versus the Athletics with a right hip flexor injury.

    Advice: It's unclear when Yelich suffered the injury, and it seems like he was lifted for precautionary reasons. The Marlins are listing him as day-to-day. Yelich had a single and scored a run in five plate appearances Tuesday before departing. Tuesday, 11:10 pm
  • Avisail Garcia out Tuesday night due to flu
    Avisail Garcia is out of the White Sox starting lineup Tuesday due to the flu.

    Advice: It could be a multi-day absence for Garcia, who's off to a tremendous start in 2017. Willy Garcia is starting in right field and batting seventh Tuesday night against Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin. Tuesday, 3:22 pm
  • Avisail Garcia scratched from ChiSox lineup
    Avisail Garcia has been scratched from the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: No word yet on the reason for the sudden change. Willy Garcia is now starting in right field and batting seventh versus Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin. Tuesday, 2:36 pm
  • Junior Guerra (calf) preparing to return Fri.
    Junior Guerra (calf) told reporters that he is preparing to start Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Guerra allowed nine runs -- five earned -- on 17 hits and five walks over 11 1/3 innings on his two-game minor league rehab assignment between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was very good for the Brewers in 2016, but the jury is still out on what kind of long-term major league starter he can be. Guerra strained his right calf on Opening Day this season and has been on the disabled list since. Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Melky Cabrera goes 0-for-4 in loss Monday
    Melky Cabrera went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday as the White Sox lost to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The 32-year-old outfielder is now batting just .234/.285/.310 in 40 games this season for Chicago. Melky batted .296/.345/.455 in 151 games last season. Monday, 9:21 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Guerra (calf) to return from DL this week
    Junior Guerra (calf) is expected to be activated from the disabled list this week.

    Advice: Good news for the first-place Brewers. Guerra, who went down on Opening Day with a right calf strain, allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and two walks in his second rehab start Saturday with Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Brewers haven't pinpointed a specific day, but he should return during the team's four-game series against the Diamondbacks later this week. Guerra was the team's best starter last season, putting up a 2.81 ERA over 20 starts. Monday, 8:54 am
  • Matt Boyd struggles in loss to Rangers Sunday
    Matt Boyd struggled in a losing effort against the Rangers on Sunday night in Motown, surrendering four runs on 12 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Boyd struck out three on the night and didn't issue a walk. He played with fire through the first four innings, allowing nine hits, but only a pair of runs. The Rangers added on solo homers by Mike Napoli in the fifth and Pete Kozma in the sixth to complete the damage. Boyd now sits at 2-4 on the season with a disappointing 5.36 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. He'll hope for better results when he takes on the White Sox in Chicago on Friday. Sunday, 8:47 pm
  • Jake Lamb fans twice as D-Backs fall to SDP
    Jake Lamb went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Lamb was not alone in his struggles on Sunday, as the Diamondbacks finished with just five hits on the afternoon. Only one of those (a Chris Iannetta solo homer) went for extra bases. Sunday's dire results aside, Lamb has been red hot of late, having picked up five multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. He had a stretch earlier this week in which he connected for four home runs in three games. Sunday, 5:05 pm
  • Justin Bour socks late homer in loss to LAD
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bour hit a leadoff home run against Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning to draw the Marlins to within 6-3. While that kept matters at least vaguely interesting, Bour's squad was unable to creep any closer, as that score held as the final. The 27-year-old first baseman is as locked in as any hitter in the game right now, having swatted six home runs in his last 10 games. He has cracked 11 homers and driven in 28 runs for the season as a whole. Sunday, 4:27 pm
  • Davidson picks up pair of RBI singles in win
    Matt Davidson went 2-for-4 with two RBI singles in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Davidson worked an RBI single as part of a five-run first inning and later came through with another RBI base knock in the fifth. The Mariners figure to be happy enough to see him leaving Seattle -- during this weekend's four-game set, Davidson wrecked the M's with six hits in 16 at-bats, including two home runs and six RBI. Sunday, 4:11 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Cain shelled for seven runs in loss to Cards
    Matt Cain was shelled for seven earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cain gave up four runs in the bottom of the second on two singles, a double, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. He walked three and surrendered nine total hits, including a two-run homer to Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.91 ERA into his next start at home versus the Braves. Sunday, 3:14 pm
  • Matt Davidson belts his eighth home run
    Matt Davidson finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Davidson has stumbled to a .184 (9-for-49) average in the month of May, but he has belted three homers with six RBI over the past nine outings. He has hit safely in each of his past four outings so he is showing signs of pulling out of his weeks-long slump. Sunday, 12:06 am
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Melky Cabrera drives in pair of runs in win
    Melky Cabrera finished 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 16-1 victory in Seattle.

    Advice: The switch-hitting veteran has hit safely in seven of the past eight games while driving in nine runs over his past 10 outings. Cabrera remains a helpful fantasy option in most AL-only and deeper mixed formats despite a mediocre .238 overall average. Sunday, 12:03 am
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Avisail Garcia tallies six RBI on Saturday
    Avisail Garcia finished 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI in Saturday's 16-1 win in Seattle.

    Advice: Garcia has been on fire lately, posting four multi-hit games over his past five outings. He is 11-for-23 (.478) with four doubles, a triple, two homers and nine RBI across the past five games to raise his average from .336 to .357 just since May 15. Saturday, 11:43 pm
  • Carlos Martinez superb in no-decision
    Carlos Martinez allowed just two hits and a walk over nine scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Martinez matched scoreless frames with Jeff Samardzija in a pitcher's duel which didn't see the first runs until the 13th inning. The St. Louis right-hander has recorded five consecutive quality starts and he hasn't lost since April 20. Martinez has recorded 62 strikeouts over 57 2/3 innings this season and he has yielded just 19 hits over his past 26 frames. Saturday, 10:33 pm
  • Christian Arroyo delivers big hit in victory
    Christian Arroyo broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 13th inning in Saturday's game at St. Louis with a two-run double.

    Advice: It was a big hit for the rookie, but the double was his first extra-base hit in nine outings dating back to May 10. His average remains rather low at .221, but he is showing more of a discerning eye at the plate lately. The rookie has managed just six strikeouts in 40 at-bats after recording 17 punchouts over his first 57 at-bats. Saturday, 10:10 pm
  • Alex Wood goes 7 1/3 scoreless in win
    Alex Wood blanked the Marlins for 7 1/3 innings Friday in the Dodgers' 7-2 win.

    Advice: A strikeout machine his last two times out, Wood didn't need to be one tonight; he fanned just four of the 29 hitters he faced. He's now 5-0 with a 1.88 ERA in seven starts and two relief appearances. Most likely, he'll remain a quality starter if he can stay healthy. However, given his injury history, he'll soon make sense as a sell-high candidate in fantasy leagues. Friday, 11:46 pm
  • Jake Lamb homers twice in Arizona's win
    Jake Lamb hit two homers and drove in five runs in the Diamondbacks' 10-1 rout of the Padres on Friday.

    Advice: Lamb homered off Jered Weaver in the first and a tired Craig Stammen in the sixth. He has four homers in his last three games, pushing his season total up to 11. He had been in a slump over the second half of April and the first half of May, but that's over now. Friday, 11:23 pm
  • Justin Bour styles solo homer in loss to LAD
    Justin Bour went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bour clobbered a solo home run off Hyun-Jin Ryu with two outs in the second inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season. He has been on a power tear of late, crushing five home runs in his last eight games while working to a .265/.359/.508 triple-slash for the season as a whole. Thursday, 10:43 pm
  • Marlins fall despite solo homer by Yelich
    Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Yelich uncoiled for a solo home run off Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning. He is working to a pedestrian .273/.327/.409 triple-slash through 154 at-bats, though his counting stats (six homers, 21 RBI, 27 runs scored) are respectable enough. Thursday, 10:42 pm
  • Matt Davidson rocks two-run homer in defeat
    Matt Davidson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Davidson got the White Sox on the board with his two-run home run in the seventh inning. The 26-year-old has shown some pop in his bat this season, socking seven homers across 90 at-bats, but that power comes with a meager .222 batting average. Thursday, 10:19 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Corey Knebel picks up third save Thursday
    Corey Knebel slammed the door for his third save Thursday in the Brewers’ win over the Padres.

    Advice: It wasn’t the smoothest outing he's ever had, but Knebel got the job done. Knebel labored through a 27-pitch ninth inning, yielding two walks but also registering three strikeouts. The 25-year-old carries an impressive 0.82 ERA with a 15.5 K/9 over 22 appearances this year. He needs to be owned in all formats. Thursday, 4:27 pm
  • Corey Knebel records second save
    Corey Knebel notched his second save with a hitless ninth Wednesday against the Padres.

    Advice: He struck out two and walked one. Neftali Feliz's removal from the closer's role was supposed to be temporary, but it's entirely possible Knebel will run away with the job these next few weeks. Wednesday, 10:46 pm
  • Jake Lamb cranks two-run homer in victory
    Jake Lamb went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 11-inning win over the Mets.

    Advice: Lamb cracked a two-run homer off Matt Harvey with one out in the third inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 29. He has now homered in back-to-back games and picked up hits in six of his last 12 at-bats. For the season as a whole, Lamb owns a .283/.375/.524 triple-slash over the course of 38 games played. Wednesday, 4:27 pm
  • Boyd hammered for seven earned runs
    Matt Boyd was hammered for seven earned runs over just 2 1/3 innings Tuesday in the Tigers' loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Boyd carried some fantasy hype into the 2017 regular season after an impressive showing in the Grapefruit League, but he's sitting on a 5.18 ERA and 1.61 WHIP through eight starts. The 26-year-old left-hander will face a hot Rangers team next time out. Tuesday, 9:39 pm
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