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  • Pence (hamstring) aiming to return on Friday
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) is aiming to return to the Giants' lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Pence was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Brewers due to tightness in his left hamstring, though he did draw a walk as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning. Pence will also be on the bench for Wednesday's series finale, giving him a nice break leading into Thursday's scheduled team off day. San Francisco opens a three-game weekend set in Arizona on Friday night. Rotoworld.com 34 minutes ago
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  • Revere day-to-day with left knee contusion
    Ben Revere was removed from Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a left knee contusion.

    Advice: Revere fouled a ball off his knee a couple of innings before departing. It doesn't sound like a serious thing. The 29-year-old outfielder went 1-for-3 and stole his 20th base of the season in Tuesday's victory versus Texas, though he's still slashing just .255/.292/.327 in 87 games overall for Anaheim. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
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  • Howie Kendrick has two-run triple in victory
    Howie Kendrick delivered a two-run triple in the fourth inning on Tuesday as the Nationals defeated the Astros.

    Advice: Kendricks' two-run triple off of Charlie Morton tied the score at 2-2 in the third inning. It would be his only hit in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-4. The 34-year-old is hitting a terrific .340/.391/.519 with seven homers, 32 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
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    Howie Kendrick Was - 1B,2B,3B,OF
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  • Reddick collects three hits in loss Tuesday
    Josh Reddick went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the Astros fell to the Nationals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reddick opened the scoring in the game with an RBI single that plated George Springer in the first inning. He added another RBI knock in the third that briefly put the Astros ahead 3-2. Reddick has been a tremendous addition to the lineup this year, slashing .298/.345/.472 with 12 homers, 61 RBI and seven stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Eddie Rosario powers Twins past White Sox
    Eddie Rosario swatted a two-run homer on Tuesday, powering the Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: Rosario has been locked in at the plate in recent weeks and was elevated to the cleanup spot in the order on Tuesday. He responded by depositing a Lucas Giolito offering over the wall in center for a two-run shot in the sixth inning. Rosario finished the night 1-for-4 and is slashing a robust .300/.339/.510 with 18 homers and 53 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Whit Merrifield swipes 23rd base in victory
    Whit Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base as the Royals topped the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Merrifield manufactured a run by himself in the first inning. After a leadoff single, he stole second base, advanced to third on a ground ball then scampered home on a passed ball. He has been one of the biggest surprises in the league this season, slashing .282/.319/.458 with 14 homers, 56 RBI and 23 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Stephen Piscotty homers, reaches three times
    Stephen Piscotty reached base three times and smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Piscotty hit the second of back-to-back shot in the fourth inning, as he followed Jedd Gyorko's bomb with one of his own that tied the game at the time. He's started both games since his recall and has reached base six times. Piscotty will need to keep hitting in order to play over Randal Grichuk, but we'd rather have him out of the two down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Christian Yelich homers, knocks in four
    Christian Yelich had a three-run homer and a fourth RBI on a groundout as the Marlins topped the Phillies 7-4 to complete a doubleheader sweep Tuesday.

    Advice: Yelich also went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in the first game. He's batting .294 with six homers, 12 doubles and 24 RBI in 35 games during the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez homers, drives in five Tuesday
    Eduardo Nunez launched a three-run home run and a two-RBI double Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Nunez was hitless in his first three plate appearances of the night, but he saved his best for the later innings with a two-run double off of Carlos Carrasco and a three-run dinger off of Shawn Armstrong. The 30-year-old is now batting .330/.356/.557 across 21 games since joining the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:52 pm
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    Eduardo Núñez Bos - 2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Jason Heyward goes 3-for-5 against Reds
    Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with two RBI against the Reds on Tuesday.

    Advice: Heyward is still barely treading water offensively, coming in at .258/.320/.385 through 330 at-bats. He hasn't homered since July 29, and the multi-RBI game tonight was his first since July 15. At least his defense remains very, very good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • X-rays negative for Bryant; left hand bruise
    Kris Bryant suffered a left hand contusion when he was hit by a pitch in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative, but Bryant had his hand wrapped in the clubhouse after the game and could get the day off Wednesday. He drew a walk, scored a run, and tallied his 56th RBI of the season in Tuesday night's win over the Reds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 pm
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    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
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  • Chris Taylor tallies three hits, three RBI
    Chris Taylor went 3-for-5 with three RBI Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He had a double and a couple singles, plating two with a single in the second inning and another one with an infield single in the fourth. Taylor now has 12 three-hit games this season and is batting .356 since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 pm
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    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • J.D. Martinez hits three-run homer
    J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off the Mets' Tommy Milone in Tuesday's victory.

    Advice: It's almost disappointing that he only hit one; Martinez came into the night batting .411/.507/.929 with seven homers in 56 at-bats against lefties and Milone was making his first MLB appearance in three months. Martinez has 26 homers overall this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Starling Marte homers in Pirates' loss
    Starling Marte popped a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Marte's longball off of Brock Stewart in the third inning kicked off a five-run rally for the Pirates that erased the Dodgers' lead. Unfortunately for the Bucs, that was the only frame they scored in and the Dodgers eventually pulled away. Marte, though, has picked it up lately with a couple homers and a .389 average over his last eight contests. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • Judge's strikeout streak snapped at 37 games
    Aaron Judge's strikeout streak finally ended at 37 games after he singled and walked three times Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Judge was pulled from the rout in the seventh, costing him two more at-bats in which he could have extended his streak. The nice game eked his OPS back up to 1.011. An 0-for-4 tonight would have put him below 1.000 for the first time since April 27. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Pence scratched Tuesday with tight hammy
    Hunter Pence was scratched from the Giants' lineup Tuesday due to a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: It's a day-to-day thing for now, but a DL stint can't be ruled out given Pence's recent history with hamstring injuries. Gorkys Hernandez will start in right field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Matt Garza. Kelby Tomlinson is hitting second. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 pm
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  • Hoskins slugs sixth major league home run
    Rhys Hoskins slugged his sixth major league homer in the Phillies' loss to the Marlins on Tuesday evening.

    Advice: Hoskins went yard for a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning against Marlins starter Dan Straily before finishing the game 1-for-4. The 24-year-old has shown tremendous power since earning his first promotion to the majors on August 10 and he's looking like a real waiver-wire gem for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:22 pm
  • Padres activate outfielder Matt Szczur
    Padres activated OF Matt Szczur from the family leave list.

    Advice: Szczur missed several games while dealing with a private matter. The 28-year-old outfielder has slashed .209/.351/.353 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 88 games this season between the Cubs and Padres. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Royals activate, option OF Paulo Orlando
    Royals activated OF Paulo Orlando from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Orlando is recovered from his fractured shin, but he'll work in the minors a little while longer -- probably until MLB rosters expand on September 1. The 31-year-old outfielder is batting .345/.438/.455 through 16 rehab games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
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  • Santana (back) not in Indians lineup Tuesday
    Carlos Santana (back) is out of the Indians' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Santana left Monday's series opener after experiencing tightness in his lower back. Consider him day-to-day. Edwin Encarnacion is starting at first base and Jason Kipnis will DH on Tuesday versus Boston right-hander Doug Fister. Jose Ramirez is at second base with Giovanny Urshela playing third.Daily Slant: The Indians are right up there as a top overall stack on tonight's slate against Doug Fister, who is allowing a ton of hard contact to lefties while generating very little soft contact. Fister currently owns a putrid 31.4 Hd-Sft% against lefties with a 1.69 HR/9 rate, so there is plenty of appeal in targeting the Indians lefties. Four of the first five bats in the lineup can swing from the left side. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:00 pm
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  • Michael Conforto says thumb issue is minor
    Michael Conforto told reporters Tuesday that his right thumb issue is minor.

    Advice: It's just some inflammation from his heavy 2017 workload. Conforto won't start Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks, but it sounds like he could be ready to go Wednesday. The 24-year-old outfielder slugged his 27th homer of the year on Monday and boasts a .943 OPS in 2017 games this season. Matt Reynolds will draw a start in his place Tuesday versus Arizona. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:56 pm
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  • O'Malley suffers concussion at AAA Tacoma
    Shawn O'Malley suffered a concussion on Monday at Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The head injury could delay his return to the major leagues, which was likely to come September 1 after the expansion of MLB rosters. O'Malley was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day following an emergency appendectomy and then suffered a serious shoulder injury in April. The 29-year-old infielder has been limited to 31 minor league games in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:54 pm
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  • Conforto (thumb) scratched from lineup
    Michael Conforto has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup with some sort of thumb issue.

    Advice: The specifics of the injury aren't yet known. Matt Reynolds will replace him in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:47 pm
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  • Judge had shoulder iced heavily on Sunday
    Aaron Judge had his left shoulder iced heavily after Sunday's game.

    Advice: Judge said twice that his shoulder "doesn't bother me at all," with Yankees manager Joe Girardi chalking his second-half struggles up to mechanics. Still, it's fair to wonder if there's at least a partial connection here. Judge is batting just .169/.329/.355 during the second half, but Girardi plans to keep him in the No. 3 spot for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:46 am
  • Werth (foot) singles in rehab debut Monday
    Jayson Werth (foot) went 1-for-3 with a single Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Werth, out since early June with a bone bruise in his left foot, also played five innings in left field. He appears on track for a return around the end of the month and should provide a boost to the banged up Nats' outfield. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:25 am
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  • Trea Turner (wrist) beings rehab assignment
    Trea Turner (wrist) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Turner also played five innings at shortstop in his first game action since late June. The dynamic shortstop will likely need a few more rehab games as he works his way back from a fractured right wrist. He could be a difference-maker down the stretch in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:22 am
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    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Trout plates run against Rangers
    Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: His run-scoring single in the ninth inning snapped an 0-for-11 hitless streak at the plate. He’s human, but that doesn’t happen very often with Trout. The stud outfielder is batting .332/.457/.682 with 26 homers, 60 RBI, 14 steals, and 62 runs scored over 80 games this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:04 pm
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  • Parker has two hits, SB in win over Brewers
    Jarrett Parker went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Monday’s win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Both of his hits were singles. While we haven’t seen much power, Parker has made up for lost time by batting .318 (21-for-66) over 17 games this month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:40 pm
  • Conforto cranks his 27th home run in loss
    Michael Conforto cranked his 27th homer of the year in the Mets' loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning off Arizona closer Fernando Rodney, and it brought New York to within one run. Conforto also singled and drew a walk in the 3-2 defeat at Citi Field, finishing 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. The 24-year-old outfielder boasts a .943 OPS in 107 games this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:11 pm
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  • Carlos Santana lifted with back tightness
    Carlos Santana exited Monday's game against the Red Sox with lower back tightness.

    Advice: Santana was hitless in three plate appearances before being pulled. It's unclear at this point if it might be more than a day-to-day type injury, but the Indians should have more on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:26 pm
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  • Starling Marte scores twice in win on Sunday
    Starling Marte went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs as the Pirates topped the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: Both of Marte's hits were singles and he was also hit by a pitch in the game. He has shown an alarming lack of power since returning from suspension, with just one home run and seven total extra-base hits in his 37 hits. For the season, Marte is hitting .278/.342/.372 with three homers, 15 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:09 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins goes deep in victory on Sunday
    Rhys Hoskins blasted his fifth home run of the season as the Phillies rallied to beat the Giants on Sunday afternoon.

    Advice: Hoskins swatted a solo homer in the ninth inning, increasing the Phillies' lead to 5-2. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. The 24-year-old is slashing .237/.383/.632 with five homers and nine RBI in his first 47 plate appearances at the big league level. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:36 pm
  • J.D. Martinez hits 25th homer of the season
    J.D. Martinez hit his 25th home run of the year in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: Martinez got the Diamondbacks on the board in the top of the fourth with a solo shot off Twins starter Bartolo Colon, though Arizona would go on to lose the game 12-5. Martinez has nine home runs and 21 RBI in 27 games since the Diamondbacks acquired him from the Tigers in mid-July. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:59 pm
  • Rosario powers Twins to win with grand slam
    Eddie Rosario went 2-for-5 with four RBI in the Twins' 12-5 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

    Advice: Rosario capped off the Twins' nine-run first inning with a grand slam off Diamondbacks right-hander Braden Shipley. The 25-year-old outfielder boasts a .303/.342/.511 batting line with 17 home runs, 50 RBI, five stolen bases, and 57 runs scored in 113 games this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:57 pm
  • Trea Turner (wrist) set for rehab assignment
    Trea Turner (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

    Advice: It's unclear how many rehab games Turner will need, but he's missed nearly two months of action so he'll need to knock some rust off. Still, a return before the end of the month, or perhaps even before the end of the week, would seem to be doable. Turner still ranks as the No. 4 shortstop in fantasy this season even after all the missed time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:55 am
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    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Hunter Pence not in Sunday's lineup
    Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Pence has had a nice August, but he'll get some rest in this one. Carlos Moncrief is in right field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:33 am
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  • Kris Bryant sitting out on Sunday
    Kris Bryant is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a rare day off for the slugger. Tommy La Stella will handle third base. Jason Heyward is also getting a breather, as the Cubs have Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora and Jon Jay in the outfield. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:10 am
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    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
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  • Stephen Piscotty recalled from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled OF Stephen Piscotty from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Piscotty will be the team's 26th man for Sunday's game in Williamsport, PA, but he could potentially stick around after that. He hit four home runs and posted a 1.202 OPS over eight games for Memphis after being demoted earlier this month. Randal Grichuk is hitting .372/.400/.674 over his last 11 games, so the Cards seem unlikely to bench him right now even if Piscotty does stick with the big club. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:04 am
  • Jayson Werth (foot) set for rehab assignment
    Jayson Werth (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

    Advice: Werth has been on the disabled list since early June with a bad bone bruise in his left foot, but he appears to have finally turned a corner with his recovery and is ready for game action. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll require given that he's been out so long, but a return before the end of August is possible. The Nationals could use him given how banged up their outfield is. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:03 am
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  • Rhys Hoskins connects for three-run homer
    Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Hoskins smashed a three-run home run off Ty Blach in the third inning. The 24-year-old outfielder made his major league debut on August 10 and has jumped out of the gate with four home runs in his first 10 games in the bigs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:27 pm
  • Trout blasts two solo home runs vs Orioles
    Mike Trout went deep twice in five at-bats during a 5-1 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He did his damage early, blasting solo bombs off starter Kevin Gausman in each of his first two plate appearances. The young superstar's prowess at the plate this season is obscured because he missed six weeks with a thumb injury, but his 1.164 OPS would be the highest in the majors by more than a hundred points if he had enough at-bats to qualify. He is slashing .339/.464/.700 with 26 longballs, 59 RBI and 61 runs scored. He's stolen 13 bases and been caught three times. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:16 pm
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  • Santana has pair of runs scored versus Royals
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Santana has a modest seven-game hitting streak going during which time he's 12-for-26 with eight runs scored. He recently topped the 70-run plateau for the sixth time in seven full seasons in the bigs, and he's got a decent shot at making this his fourth year in a row with at least 80 RBI. The 31-year-old is hitting .251/.356/.450 in 117 games on the year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:57 pm
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  • Marte goes 3-for-5 with a bomb and two steals
    Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two stolen bases in a 6-4 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Advice: His second-inning shot off starter Michael Wacha was his first home run in 30 games since returning from his performance-enhancing drug suspension a month ago. Overall he wields a .271 batting average with three home runs, 15 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 43 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 pm
  • J.D. Martinez rejoins D'Backs lineup Saturday
    J.D. Martinez (illness) returned to the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Martinez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to illness. He's back in there and batting fifth against Jose Berrios and the Twins on Saturday night in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:59 pm
  • Hunter Pence homers, doubles in win
    Hunter Pence homered and doubled as the Giants crushed the Phillies 10-2 on Friday.

    Advice: It's alive! Pence is hitting .351 with four homers in 57 at-bats this month, raising his OPS from .637 to .699. It could be worth giving him another try in mixed leagues, though since he's in a bad lineup and he's not going to steal bases, his ceiling is pretty limited. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 pm
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  • Howie Kendrick homers in Nationals' win
    Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base as the Nationals beat the Padres 7-1 on Friday.

    Advice: Because it's not enough that Kendrick is hitting .345 with a .921 OPS, he's doing more running than ever before, going 10-for-14 stealing bases in just 56 games while healthy. His career high for steals is 14, which he's done four times (in seasons of 158, 140, 147 and 157 games). Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 pm
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    Howie Kendrick Was - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Whit Merrifield goes 0-for-5 in loss
    Whit Merrifield went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Friday and is hitless in 15 at-bats the last three days.

    Advice: Merrifield isn't going anywhere, but as nice of a job as he's done for the Royals this year, he's still not an ideal leadoff man; he's walked just 21 times in 452 plate appearances, giving him a .321 OBP to go along with his .284 average. Fortunately for him, the Royals lack any better alternatives. He'll probably snap out of this little slump soon enough. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:59 pm
  • Mike Trout goes deep in loss to Orioles
    Mike Trout swatted his 24th home run of the season as the Angels dropped a heart-breaker to the Orioles on Friday night in Baltimore.

    Advice: All of the Angels' offense in the game came via the long ball, with Trout, Albert Pujols, C.J. Cron, Kaleb Cowart and Kole Calhoun all taking Jeremy Hellickson deep. Trout's two-run blast increased the Angels' lead ot 7-4 in the fifth inning, but wound up being the extent of their offense. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .338/.465/.684 with 24 homers, 57 RBI and 13 swipes on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
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  • Chris Taylor leads Dodgers with four-hit game
    Chris Taylor went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a pair of RBI on Friday, leading the Dodgers to an 8-5 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Taylor delivered a game-tying RBI double in the second inning, then plated Joc Pederson with a two-bagger in the fourth that increased the Dodgers' advantage to 6-3. He also swiped his 14th base of the season in the contest. The 26-year-old is now hitting a mighty impressive .310/.379/.549 with 17 homers and 58 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:33 pm
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    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • J.D. Martinez scratched due to illness
    J.D. Martinez was scratched from the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Friday due to illness.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like anything too serious, so consider the hard-hitting outfielder day-to-day. Brandon Drury replaced him in the lineup and will bat seventh for the D'Backs against Ervin Santana and the Twins. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:46 pm
  • Jarrett Parker notches two-run double in win
    Jarrett Parker went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Parker gave the Giants a 4-1 lead with his two-run double off Aaron Nola in the fifth inning. With his pair of two-baggers, he has now collected seven doubles in 22 games played this season. He is working to a .268/.307/.437 triple slash in that space. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Matt Szczur placed on family leave list
    Padres placed OF Matt Szczur on the family leave list.

    Advice: He'll be away from the team for a few days while dealing with a family matter. Reliever Buddy Baumann was called up from Triple-A in the corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:41 pm
  • Reddick goes 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI
    Josh Reddick went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning, then walloped a two run blast in the eighth to put the game out of reach. The 20-year-old outfielder has gotten to play nearly every day this year and has delivered solid production. He has a .295 batting average with 12 home runs, 58 RBI, 65 runs and seven steals in 104 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • Martinez goes 2-for-4 with a solo homer Wed.
    J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 and whacked a solo home run against his former team the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: He came up through the Astros farm system and played his first three seasons in Houston before becoming a star with the Tigers. He came to Arizona in a mid-July trade. He is batting .285/.374/.620 with 24 home runs and 59 RBI in 81 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Judge goes 2-for-5 with a solo home run Wed.
    Aaron Judge hit a solo home run and went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in a 5-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went yard off starter Robert Gsellman to put his squad in front in the fourth inning. The young slugger has really struggled since the All Star break but seems to be snapping out of his funk this week. He has a mammoth stat line featuring a .291 batting average with 37 home runs, 91 runs scored, 80 RBI and seven stolen bases. Not bad for a rookie, eh? Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:44 pm
  • Jayson Werth (foot) nearing rehab assignment
    Jayson Werth (foot) is reporting to the Nationals' spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Advice: He'll work out there for the next couple of days before possibly embarking on a minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. Werth has been on the disabled list since early June with a bone bruise in his left foot. The veteran outfielder should be ready for activation around the final week of August or first week of September, assuming he can avoid setbacks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:33 am
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  • Nats transfer Trea Turner to 60-day DL
    Nationals transferred SS Trea Turner from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: This is nothing more than a paperwork move to clear a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Alejandro De Aza. Turner took on-field batting practice Tuesday for the first time since fracturing his right wrist in late June. He won't be ready for activation for at least another couple of weeks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 am
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    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Rhys Hoskins dials long distance in San Diego
    Rhys Hoskins belted a two-run home run in Tuesday's game in San Diego, his only hit across four at-bats.

    Advice: Hoskins, a Sacramento native, has enjoyed his first two major league games in his home state of California. He has belted three homers with four RBI in his first two career road games while posting at least one RBI in three straight outings. His power potential makes him a useful mixed-league option down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:23 am
  • Carlos Santana homers twice in win
    Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with two homers and two walks against the Twins in Tuesday's rout.

    Advice: The ninth-inning homer gave Jackson an .800 OPS for the first time since April 11. It's a nice little comeback, co0nsidering he fell as low as .688 in mid-June. He's batting .304 with nine homers, 10 doubles and 21 walks in 35 games since July 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:35 pm
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  • Howie Kendrick slugs two solo homers Tuesday
    Howie Kendrick smashed a pair of solo home runs Tuesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Kendrick took Tyler Skaggs deep in the third inning and again in the fifth. This is after he won the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants with a walk-off grand slam. Kendrick has been a phenomenal pick-up by the Nationals so far, as he's now batting .386 with four longballs over 14 games with his new team. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:57 pm
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    Howie Kendrick Was - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Trea Turner (wrist) takes live BP on Tuesday
    Trea Turner took on-field batting practice Tuesday for the first time since fracturing his right wrist in late June.

    Advice: Turner has already been fielding, throwing, and running, so hitting was his last rehab activity to check off the list. "Feels great," he said after Tuesday's workout. The shortstop should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment before the end of the week and he is on track to return to the Nationals' active roster in late August. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:10 pm
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    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
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  • Rhys Hoskins hits first two homers
    Rhys Hoskins hit his first two major league homers Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Hoskins hit one off Travis Wood in the fourth and another off Craig Stammen in the seventh. The monkey would seem to be off his back now after he went 1-for-13 in his first four big-league games. He projects as a useful mixed-leaguer the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:17 pm
  • Bryant stays hot with double and two-run HR
    Kris Bryant stayed hot with a double and a homer in the Cubs' 15-5 rout of the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Bryant doubled and scored in the bottom of the first inning and belted a two-run shot in the Cubs' five-run fourth inning, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. He also drew a walk. The star third baseman is 26-for-59 (.441) with 11 RBI and 12 runs scored over his last 15 games. There aren't many other players you'd prefer on your fantasy roster for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 pm
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    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Aaron Judge hits 36th homer on Monday
    Aaron Judge belted home run No. 36 on Monday night against the Mets.

    Advice: It was a game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning. Judge also drew a walk in the bottom of the fourth, finishing the 4-2 victory 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. He has slowed considerably since the All-Star break, but the rookie slugger still boasts a .289/.420/.608 overall season slash line with 88 runs scored and 87 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez goes 3-for-5 vs. Indians
    Eduardo Nunez had three singles in five at-bats Monday against the Indians.

    Advice: Nunez is now 26-for-68 (.382) since joining the Red Sox in a late-July trade from the Giants. He has also appeared at four different positions for Boston: second base, third base, shortstop, and DH. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:42 pm
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  • Howie Kendrick blasts walk-off grand slam
    Howie Kendrick blasted a walk-off grand slam in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Nationals to a 6-2 victory over the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader.

    Advice: Daniel Murphy led off the 11th inning with a single and advanced to third on a single by Ryan Zimmerman. Anthony Rendon was then walked intentionally to load the bases, setting the stage for Kendrick's dramatics. After fouling off a two-strike offering from Albert Suarez, he crushed a no-doubter to left center field. Kendrick finished the night 2-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .348/.399/.486 with four homers and 25 RBI. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 7:48 pm
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    Howie Kendrick Was - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Kris Bryant homers, doubles against D-Backs
    Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Fine overall performance from Bryant, who is now working on a 10-game hitting streak. He homered in the ninth inning for cosmetic effect in what ended as a 7-2 Cubs win. For the campaign as a whole, the reigning NL MVP is slashing .294/.405/.530 with 21 homers, 52 RBI and seven steals in 109 games played. He has collected multiple hits in five of his last six games, including three straight three-hit showings. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 5:08 pm
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    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Rhys Hoskins gets first major league hit
    Rhys Hoskins picked up his first big-league hit Sunday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

    Advice: The RBI came on a groundout in the first. He went on pick up a clean single in the fifth. Hoskins' start today was his first at first base since he was called up Thursday. He played left field his previous three games. Most likely, he'll play a lot more first base in September after Aaron Altherr returns. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 3:42 pm
  • Whit Merrifield plates five to lead Royals
    Whit Merrifield went 3-for-6 with a homer, triple and five RBI on Sunday, leading the Royals to a 14-6 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: Merrifield blasted a three-run homer in the third inning that increased the Royals' lead to 8-0, then tacked on a two-run triple later in the game for good measure. He has been one of the biggest surprises in the American League this season, emerging as a terrific leadoff hitter for the Royals. He's slashing .296/.333/.486 with 14 homers, 56 RBI and 19 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 2:59 pm
  • Kris Bryant pushes hit streak to nine games
    Kris Bryant posted a pair of singles, a double and a walk with two RBI in Saturday's loss in Arizona.

    Advice: Bryant has hit safely in nine straight games, going 15-for-35 (.429) with two doubles, four RBI and four runs scored to raise his average from .275 to .289 just since Aug. 2. He'll look to reach double digits with his hit streak Sunday against RHP Zack Godley in the series finale. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 9:07 pm
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    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
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