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  • Anibal Sanchez sharp in Saturday no-decision
    Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs - one earned - and two hits with no walks and four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision in San Diego on Saturday.

    Advice: Sanchez has posted a 2.45 ERA over 11 innings in two outings since being summoned from Triple-A Toledo on June 18. He has re-emerged as a useful fantasy option if you need help in the back end of your rotation in deeper AL play. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Indians at Comerica Park. Today, 12:26 am
  • Sam Gaviglio posts quality start in loss
    Sam Gaviglio allowed two earned runs, six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over six innings in a loss against the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: Gaviglio has managed a 3-2 record with a 3.38 ERA through nine appearances (eight starts). It's uncertain what his role will be once Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) is ready to return, but the right-hander certainly has proven he belongs at the big league level in some capacity. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Ramirez stifles Red Sox to earn seventh win
    J.C. Ramirez kept the Red Sox to one run over six innings Saturday, leading the Angels to a 6-3 victory.

    Advice: Ramirez gave up just four hits, one of which was a Mitch Moreland solo home run for the only Sox run against him. He also didn't walk a batter while striking out five. A lot of the shine has worn off the 28-year-old since his surprising start to the season, but he's still 7-5 with a passable 4.38 ERA in 17 appearances. Another tough test is on tap for Thursday, when the Angels travel "across town" to face the Dodgers in an interleague battle. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Dyson struggles again, takes loss versus Mets
    Sam Dyson allowed two runs while recording just one out in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

    Advice: Dyson entered in a tie game in the eighth inning and was tasked with keeping it that way. Instead, he gave up a leadoff triple to Curtis Granderson and then walked Asdrubal Cabrera. He was removed after striking out Yoenis Cespedes, and his bullpen mates didn't do him any favors but allowing both inherited runners to score, making it the first time in his last five appearances that he allowed a run. He's actually been better since joining the Giants in early June, but has an ugly 10.13 ERA this year between the Rangers and Giants. Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Kintzler notches 20th save vs Indians Sat.
    Brandon Kintzler allowed a double but no runs while recording a save against the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: He retired the first two batters of the ninth inning before giving up a double to Francisco Lindor. He was able to induce Jason Kipnis into lining out to end the threat and the game. It was Kintzler's 20th save in 23 chances. He has a 2.78 ERA with 21 strikeouts and seven walks in 32 1/3 innings. His grip on the closer role is rock solid. Yesterday, 6:41 pm
  • Allen gives up homer in eighth, takes loss
    Cody Allen gave up a home run to Brian Dozier in the eighth inning and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: Allen was recently removed from his closer role so that he could be used in high-leverage situations earlier in the game while Andrew Miller conserves some innings. Allen was brought in to pitch the eighth inning of a tie game today and served up the longball. He falls to 0-3 with a 2.25 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 28 innings. He has blown only one of his 16 save chances but will seemingly not get many more for at least the next few weeks. Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Davis fans two in ninth for save vs Marlins
    Wade Davis punched out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save versus the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: He was brought in to face the heart of the Marlins' lineup in the final frame. He struck out Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich before inducing a come-back grounder from Marcell Ozuna to end the game. Davis has notched 15 saves without blowing a single opportunity. He has a 1.37 ERA with 38 strikeouts and nine walks in 26 1/3 innings. Yesterday, 4:37 pm
  • Bundy strikes out eight in win over Rays
    Dylan Bundy struck out eight while allowing three runs over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Bundy has had highs and lows this season, and Saturday's start was no different. The good -- three earned runs, eight strikeouts over seven innings -- outweighted the not-so-good -- two homers allowed, and four walks as well -- to improve his record to 8-6 through 16 starts. He's got a 3.73 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in those 16 outings. He'll have a chance to make it two in a row against the Rays when the two clubs face off again Friday. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Nicolino allows three runs in four innings
    Justin Nicolino gave up three runs -- two earned -- in four innings against the Cubs on Saturday.

    Advice: He surrendered seven base hits and struck out four batters without issuing a base-on-balls and did not earn a decision in the ballgame. He was making his second start after returning from a disabled list stint with a blood blister. The team seems to be babying him a bit in the hope the problem doesn't recur. He threw three innings in his last start and now just four frames on 64 pitches in this one. He has a 4.95 ERA and woeful 1.70 WHIP in five starts on the season. Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Diamondbacks call up Silvino Bracho from Reno
    Diamondbacks recalled RHP Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: He's taking the spot of Jeremy Hazelbaker, who was optioned to Triple-A after Friday night's game. This will be Bracho's fifth stint in the big leagues this year. He hasn't had much luck so far, compiling an 8.53 ERA in seven appearances for the D'Backs. Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Herrera fans one in a scoreless ninth on Sat.
    Kelvin Herrera notched a save against the Blue Jays on Saturday by firing a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead.

    Advice: He gave up a two-out single to Troy Tulowitzki but grounded out Kevin Pillar to slam the door. He struck out one batter in the inning. The Royals' flame-throwing closer has not been nearly as dominant as in past seasons but has gotten the job done nonetheless. He has 18 saves with a 4.50 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 31 innings. He has given up seven home runs already in 2017. Yesterday, 3:00 pm
  • Jordan Jankoski recalled from Fresno
    Astros recalled RHP Jordan Jankowski from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Joe Musgrove was optioned to Fresno in the corresponding move. Jankowski struggled in his first stint with the Astros this year, producing an ugly 16.20 ERA over 3 1/3 innings. He'll be used in middle relief. Yesterday, 2:50 pm
  • Bibens-Dirkx outstanding in win over Yankees
    Austin Bibens-Dirkx was outstanding in Saturday's victory over the Yankees, surrendering just one run on five hits over seven strong innings.

    Advice: The right-hander punched out three and issued one free pass on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day was a solo homer by Aaron Judge in the sixth inning. He has been incredibly inconsistent this season, but has shown flashes of brilliance while posting a 3.68 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the White Sox in Chicago on Friday. Yesterday, 1:17 pm
  • Luis Cessa fans eight in loss to Rangers
    Luis Cessa racked up eight strikeouts over five innings in a losing effort against the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: The right-hander surrendered three hits and a pair of walks on the day. The big blow against him in this one came on a two-run homer off the bat of Carlos Gomez in the fourth inning. With the loss, Cessa falls to 0-2 with a 6.57 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season. He'll try to get into the win column when he takes on the White Sox in Chicago on Thursday. Yesterday, 1:14 pm
    11:05 am vs Tex
  • Luis Castillo to remain in Reds rotation
    Reds manager Bryan Price confirmed Saturday that Luis Castillo will remain in the club's starting rotation.

    Advice: Even with the return of Homer Bailey and Brandon Finnegan, the Reds will leave their prized pitching prospect in the rotation after he pitched well in Friday's debut against the Nationals. Castillo should be able to carve out mixed league value the remainder of the season due to his strikeout ability. Yesterday, 11:51 am
  • Pirates outright Josh Lindblom to Triple-A
    Pirates sent RHP Josh Lindblom outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Lindblom had been rehabbing his injury at Triple-A already. This move removes him from the club's 40-man roster. Yesterday, 11:46 am
    Not Active
    5:08 pm @StL
  • Roberto Osuna dealing with mental illness
    Roberto Osuna said Saturday that he has been dealing with mental illness, claiming to feel "anxious and lost" for the past few days.

    Advice: That would explain why Jason Grilli has been given the ball in save chances recently instead of Osuna. It's unclear at the moment if he stands to miss any significant amount of time. Yesterday, 8:57 am
  • Seth Lugo gives up four runs to Giants
    Seth Lugo yielded four runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday in a win over the Giants.

    Advice: Fortunately for him, Lugo didn't need to be at his best tonight, and he obviously wasn't in giving up seven hits and three walks to an awful Giants lineup that was minus Buster Posey. He has another somewhat advantageous matchup coming up against the Marlins, but he's still a risky play in NL-only leagues right now. Friday, 10:41 pm
    Player Note
    Seth Lugo NYM - SP,RP
    1:05 pm @SF
  • Ty Blach gives up seven runs to Mets
    Ty Blach was lit up for seven runs and 11 hits in three innings by the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: That's going to be a real Blach mark on his record. The lefty has given up 24 runs over 21 1/3 innings in his last four starts, taking his ERA from 3.24 to 4.86. His rotation spot is probably safe for the moment, but one more bad start should change that. Friday, 10:38 pm
    Player Note
    Ty Blach SF - SP,RP
    1:05 pm vs NYM
  • Luis Perdomo goes six scoreless
    Luis Perdomo blanked the Tigers for six innings Friday to win for the second time this season.

    Advice: Perdomo walked a season-high five, but he gave up just two hits, both of them singles. He's turned in three straight quality starts to lower his ERA from 5.30 to 4.56. There's no mixed-league value here, but he's been solid overall and definitely better than the 2-4 record in 13 starts suggests (he's amassed eight quality starts). Friday, 10:07 pm
    1:40 pm vs Det
  • Brandon Maurer records 14th save
    Brandon Maurer pitched a perfect ninth in a 1-0 game for his 14th save Friday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Maurer is still sporting that ugly 6.14 ERA, but he is 9-for-9 in save chances over the last month. Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Grilli charged with blown save Friday
    Jason Grilli was charged with a blown save after giving up a walk-off two-run double to Whit Merrifield on Friday.

    Advice: Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna apparently wasn’t feeling very well, so John Gibbons had to try to mix and match in the ninth inning with the club up by three. Ryan Tepera began the ninth inning after finishing off the eighth, but he was pulled after giving up an RBI single to Alcides Escobar. Aaron Loup took over from there and gave up an RBI single to Alex Gordon. Gibbons then turned to Grilli in hopes that he could record the final out, but Merrifield doubled to left to knock in two runs and give Kansas City the victory. The Blue Jays will have to hope that Osuna is back to normal soon. Friday, 10:03 pm
  • Mark Leiter goes six scoreless in win
    Mark Leiter notched a win in his first major league start by throwing six scoreless innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Leiter came into this one with a 4.74 ERA and a 12/14 K/BB ratio in 19 innings as a reliever. He did a great job tonight, but we're skeptical of his ability to make it through major league lineups three times in a night. Stay away. Friday, 9:55 pm
  • Patrick Corbin holds Phillies to one run
    Patrick Corbin took a tough loss after allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Corbin can't really complain about being 6-7, considering that his ERA stands at 4.89. Still, he's been better of late. After giving up 11 homers in a six-start span, Corbin has allowed only one in his last three starts (the previous two of which were wins). Friday, 9:53 pm
    1:10 pm vs Phi
  • Rivero notches win against Cardinals
    Felipe Rivero notched the win Friday against the Cardinals after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.

    Advice: Rivero was brought on in a tie game in the bottom of the eighth after Juan Nicasio walked Jedd Gyorko and gave up a single to Jose Martinez. The southpaw retired back-to-back batters to snuff out the threat before working around a walk in the ninth to finish off the victory. He’s the pitcher to own in this bullpen in fantasy leagues. Friday, 9:28 pm
  • Luis Castillo pitches well in MLB debut
    Luis Castillo pitched well against the Nationals in his big league debut on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits over his five innings.

    Advice: The rookie right-hander punched out five on the night but also issued five free passes. He hit triple digits with his fastball on numerous occasions and was able to generate a couple of double play balls to limit the damage against him. He'll draw an easier assignment his next time out when he takes on the Brewers at home on Wednesday. Friday, 8:04 pm
  • Mark Leiter recalled from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled RHP Mark Leiter from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Leiter will make his first major league start on Friday versus the Diamondbacks. He held a 5.40 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 11/11 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 relief innings earlier this season for the Phils and can be ignored for fantasy purposes. Friday, 1:11 pm
  • Luis Castillo recalled from Double-A
    Reds recalled RHP Luis Castillo from Double-A Pensacola.

    Advice: Castillo will make his major league debut Friday against the Nationals. The 24-year-old is a good prospect, having posted a 2.58 ERA and 81/13 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings this season. However, while he is worth scooping up in deep leagues, it would be wise to keep him benched for Friday's matchup. Friday, 12:47 pm
  • Cody Allen back from paternity leave
    Indians activated RHP Cody Allen from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Allen had been away for a couple days. He's working in a setup role for now, with Andrew Miller serving as the closer. Friday, 12:39 pm
  • Mark Leiter Jr. expected to start Friday
    Mark Leiter Jr. will travel with the Phillies to Arizona.

    Advice: The Phillies have yet to announce a starter for Friday's series opener against the Diamondbacks but all the signs point to Leiter. He's expected to fill in for Jerad Eickhoff, who was just placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain. This would be Leiter's first career start after making 12 relief appearances for the Phillies earlier this year. Thursday, 1:21 pm
  • Indians place Cody Allen on paternity leave
    Indians placed RHP Cody Allen on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Allen was excused from the club on Wednesday as his wife went into labor. Andrew Miller will continue to fill in as the Indians' ninth-inning man. Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Cody Allen away from team to be with wife
    Cody Allen is away from the team to be with his wife, who is due to give birth.

    Advice: Allen has not been placed on the paternity leave list, though that might be coming down the pike. The closer was recently moved to an eighth-inning role behind Andrew Miller, in what is an attempt to ease Miller's workload. Expect him to be away from the team for a few days. Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Kintzler shuts door on Chi-Sox for 19th save
    Brandon Kintzler allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to register his 19th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Jose Berrios probably could have come back out to try for the complete game, but Kintzler was given the opportunity to put in an inning's work and mostly succeeded with it. He entered with the Twins holding a 4-2 lead and recorded two outs before Avisal Garcia picked up a single. Garcia would stay put, though, as Kintzler induced a ground out from Matt Davidson to end the game. He is now 19-for-22 in save chances and owns a 2.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 21/7 K/BB ratio across 31 1/3 innings. Wednesday, 8:30 pm
  • Brandon Maurer notches 13th save
    Brandon Maurer retired both batters he faced in a one-run game to earn his 13th save Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Maurer has had two bad outings this month in which he gave up a total of six runs, but the Padres have stuck with him as a closer and it's worked out fine. He's converted each of his eight save chances over the last month, and while he did make things a bit more challenging when he gave up a two-run homer on Saturday, he hasn't been responsible for a loss since May 17. Wednesday, 3:34 pm
  • Sam Gaviglio scheduled to start Saturday
    Sam Gaviglio is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: The Mariners had been hoping that Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) would be ready to rejoin the rotation this weekend, but he will need at least one more rehab start, giving Gaviglio an additional opportunity. In eight appearances (seven starts) this season, the 27-year-old right-hander has posted a respectable 3.43 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 25/12 K/BB ratio across 39 1/3 innings. Wednesday, 2:35 pm
  • Reds' Castillo to make MLB debut on Friday
    Luis Castillo will be called up to make his major league debut Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Castillo earned the promotion by registering a 2.58 ERA and 81/13 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings this season at Double-A Pensacola. Acquired from the Marlins in the Dan Straily trade, the 24-year-old right-hander has posted excellent numbers throughout the minor leagues and could have some matchup-to-matchup fantasy streaming value for however long he is up. The first-place Nationals present a big challenge out of the gate. Wednesday, 6:48 am
  • Showalters says he'll find rest for Bundy
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that he will adjust Dylan Bundy's pitching schedule to get him some rest.

    Advice: Bundy was hammered for six runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Indians, ballooning his season ERA from 3.29 to 3.72. He's on pace to exceed 200 innings, after totaling only 109 2/3 innings last year between the bullpen and rotation. The young right-hander will stay on turn this week, but he'll get three extra days of rest before his next outing and the O's will use the All-Star break to further stunt his workload. Tuesday, 7:10 pm
  • Anibal Sanchez struggles in rotation return
    Anibal Sanchez allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Monday in Seattle.

    Advice: His overall stat line wasn't terrible, but he struggled with his location. He managed to throw just 50 of his 89 pitches for strikes in his first start of the season. Sanchez had been a train wreck in a relief role, allowing 21 runs over 21 innings. Monday, 11:46 pm
  • Kelvin Herrera picks up 16th save
    Kelvin Herrera notched his 16th save with a scoreless ninth Monday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: It wasn't exactly a shutdown inning; after Andrew Benintendi tripled with one out, Xander Bogaerts scored a liner right at shortstop Alcides Escobar and Mitch Moreland flew out to the wall in left. Still, a save is a save. Herrera is 16-for-18 despite his 4.66 ERA. Monday, 9:54 pm
  • Justin Nicolino pulled after three innings
    Justin Nicolino lasted three innings and gave up six runs -- three earned -- Monday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: Nicolino's own error led to the unearned runs. Nicolino was making his first start since returning from the DL and fourth overall. He was off to a really strong beginning before getting hurt May 30, but just one of his other three starts has ended well. His hold on a rotation spot is pretty tenuous. Monday, 9:31 pm
  • Sam Gaviglio posts no-decision on Monday
    Sam Gaviglio allowed two earned runs, three hits and four walks with just one strikeout over five innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Gaviglio labored through this start, throwing just 46 of his 84 pitches for strikes. He still has a respectable 3.43 ERA overall, and he hasn't lost in five starts dating back to May 24 in Washington. Gaviglio was called up from Triple-A Tacoma in mid-May with several rotation members injured, but may have done enough to carve out a roll for himself in the Emerald City for the long haul. Monday, 9:28 pm
  • Bibens-Dirkx struggles in no-decision Monday
    Austin Bibens-Dirkx struggled in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Monday, allowing five runs on five hits across his five innings of work.

    Advice: The right-hander struck out five while walking one. He surrendered a pair of solo home runs to Justin Smoak and Jose Bautista, but the big blow came on a three-run double by Steve Pearce in the fourth inning. Even with this rough effort, he still sports a respectable 4.25 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the year. He draws a difficult matchup his next time out, taking on the Yankees in New York on Saturday. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Roberto Osuna locks down 18th save Monday
    Roberto Osuna locked down his 18th save on Monday, retiring all three hitters he faced to preserve a one-run lead against the Rangers.

    Advice: He has been extremely impressive in the ninth inning this season, converting 18 of his 21 save chances while compiling a 2.57 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 36/2 K/BB ratio across 28 innings. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Wade Davis slams door on Padres in ninth
    Wade Davis slammed the door on the Padres in the ninth inning on Monday, protecting a one-run lead to earn his 14th save of the season.

    Advice: Davis did walk the potential tying run, but was able to work around it and escape danger. He has done a terrific job this season, compiling a 1.48 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 34/9 K/BB ratio across his 24 1/3 innings. Monday, 8:58 pm
  • Dylan Bundy gets tagged for six runs
    Dylan Bundy was pounded for six runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Bundy maintained a sub-3.00 ERA for two months, but it was a high-wire act, given his flyball tendencies and too-modest strikeout rate. His luck seems to be turning now, as he's given up 10 earned runs over 9 1/3 innings in his last two starts. He doesn't figure to be a worthy mixed-league starter over the rest of the season. Monday, 8:32 pm
  • Cody Allen working in setup role for a bit
    Cody Allen is temporarily working in a setup role.

    Advice: Indians manager Terry Francona said he wants to ease Andrew Miller's workload by moving him into a more steady ninth-inning role, with Allen handling high-leverage spots between the seventh and eighth. "I've got zero issues with it," Allen said Sunday. He should eventually take back over as Cleveland's primary saves man. Monday, 12:30 pm
  • Marlins activate Nicolino (blister) from DL
    Marlins activated LHP Justin Nicolino from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Nicolino will return to the Marlins' rotation Monday night against the Braves after missing two weeks with a blood blister on his left index finger. The 25-year-old left-hander allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings in his one rehab start with High-A Jupiter. Monday, 11:40 am
  • Castillo strong again
    Reds prospect Luis Castillo gave up just one run on three hits on Sunday for Double-A Pensacola.

    Advice: Castillo didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning. With all due respect to Dan Straily, this is a trade the Marlins could really regret making. Castillo has been outstanding so far, and his 81/13 strikeout-to-walk ratio is one of the best in all of minor-league baseball. He looks ready for a chance to face Triple-A hitters, and he should be pitching for the Reds by this point in 2018. Monday, 10:59 am
  • Luis Cessa surrenders four runs in defeat
    Luis Cessa allowed four runs on five hits over four innings in Sunday's loss to the A's.

    Advice: Cessa was making his first start of the season. He struck out four and walked one in the outing. All four of the runs on his line came in the third inning via a two-run double by Chad Pinder and a two-run home run by Khris Davis. While he ended up on the wrong side of the win-loss ledger in this one, he will get a home start against the Rangers next time to try for better results, assuming the Yankees offer him another turn through the rotation as they look to piece things together with the loss of CC Sabathia to a hamstring strain. Sunday, 4:43 pm
    11:05 am vs Tex
  • J.C. Ramirez flattened for five runs by KC
    J.C. Ramirez yielded five runs on five hits over three-plus innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Control proved to be Ramirez's bugaboo in this one, as he walked four and threw just 52 of his 89 pitches for strikes. As for the run-scoring damage on his watch, Ramirez allowed a bases-clearing RBI double to Mike Moustakas in the third inning, then put the first two runners on in the fourth before being relieved of duty. Both of those runners would come home to score courtesy of the bullpen. Ramirez will carry an unimpressive 4.59 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a road start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber. Sunday, 4:14 pm
  • Ty Blach surrenders three runs in loss to COL
    Ty Blach allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Nice rebound outing for Blach, who was rocked for seven earned runs by the Royals in his last outing. In Sunday's affair, he struck out five and walked two on the afternoon. He held the Rockies off the scoreboard until the sixth inning, when Nolan Arrenado burned him for an RBI double. The score would flip from a 2-1 Giants advantage to a 3-2 Rockies lead when Trevor Story and Pat Valaika socked solo homers off the right-hander in the seventh inning. He will try to shake off those critical dingers when he brings a 4.23 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into a home start against the Mets next time out. Sunday, 3:29 pm
    Player Note
    Ty Blach SF - SP,RP
    1:05 pm vs NYM
  • Tigers recall Anibal Sanchez from Triple-A
    Tigers recalled RHP Anibal Sanchez from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander will rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Monday against the Mariners. He posted a 4.60 ERA and 20/5 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings over four starts at Triple-A while getting stretched out. He still isn't a recommended fantasy option. Sunday, 2:19 pm
  • Luis Perdomo allows two runs in six frames
    Luis Perdomo yielded two runs on eight hits over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Perdomo ran into trouble with baserunners on-and-off throughout the first five innings, but he kept the Brewers off the scoreboard until the sixth inning, when a pair of solo homers off the bats of Hernan Perez and Manny Pina erased what had been a 1-0 advantage for the road team. The right-hander will carry a disappointing 5.10 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into a home start against the Tigers next time he toes the rubber. Sunday, 1:49 pm
    1:40 pm vs Det
  • Osuna fans two in scoreless ninth inning
    Roberto Osuna struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday in a non-save situation against the White Sox.

    Advice: Osuna retried all three batters he faced on 13 pitches to seal a 7-3 victory for Toronto. The young closer owns a 2.67 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 36/2 K/BB ratio in 27 innings this season. He's sitting on 17 saves. Sunday, 1:22 pm
  • Anibal Sanchez to start for Tigers on Monday
    Anibal Sanchez will start for the Tigers on Monday in Seattle.

    Advice: The Tigers will utilize a six-man rotation for at least one turn through the rotation. Sanchez was sent down last month to be stretched out as a starter and posted a 4.60 ERA and 20/5 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings across four starts for Triple-A Toledo. Sunday, 7:35 am
  • Felipe Rivero nails down third save vs. Cubs
    Felipe Rivero worked around a walk in 1 2/3 scoreless innings Saturday against the Cubs for his third save of the season.

    Advice: Rivero threw 11 of his 17 pitches for strikes while lowering his ERA to a microscopic 0.72. He and Juan Nicasio will split the closer duties going forward, at least for the time being. So far, so good for the left-handed Rivero. Sunday, 12:56 am
  • Maurer gives up homer in extra innings
    Brandon Maurer gave up a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: He pitched a perfect ninth inning to protect a tie game and was then sent back out for the 10th frame. He drilled the first batter with a pitch before serving up a bomb to Keon Broxton. Maurer got one more out before being relieved. His team would win the game in the 11th. Since the game was tied when he entered he was not charged with a blown save. His hold on the closer role gets weaker by the day. Maurer owns a 6.51 ERA with 12 saves, two blown saves and 28 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings. Saturday, 6:17 pm
  • Lugo yields four runs in loss to Nationals
    Seth Lugo allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Lugo gave up a pair of homers among his seven hits allowed, and he also walked two on the day. The start was less impressive than his season debut his last time out, in which he held the Braves to a lone run over seven innings. Lugo will have another tough test up next, when he and the Mets take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Thursday. Saturday, 5:26 pm
    Player Note
    Seth Lugo NYM - SP,RP
    1:05 pm @SF
  • Kelvin Herrera secures his 14th save
    Kelvin Herrera worked a perfect ninth inning in Friday's game at L.A. Angels for his 14th save of the season.

    Advice: It was a tidy 11-pitch effort, throwing nine times for strikes. After a rough patch to start the month, he hasn't allowed an earned run over his past three innings. He has converted six consecutive save chances since his last blown opportunity back on May 19 in Minnesota. Saturday, 12:56 am
  • Patrick Corbin fans five in win over Phillies
    Patrick Corbin earned his sixth victory of the season on Friday, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits across six innings against the Phillies.

    Advice: Corbin punched out five on the night and didn't walk a batter. After three scoreless innings to start the game, the Phillies scratched out single runs in the fourth and fifth innings and added a pair of unearned runs in the sixth. Now 6-6 on the year, Corbin will look to further improve upon his 5.19 ERA and 1.55 WHIP when he squares off against the Rockies at Coors Field on Thursday. Friday, 7:32 pm
    1:10 pm vs Phi
  • Austin Bibens-Dirkx to start Monday vs. TOR
    Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get another start Monday night against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: That will allow Andrew Cashner an extra day of rest. Bibens-Dirkx worked seven innings of one-run ball in his last start June 11 against the Nationals, but the 32-year-old rookie is not a recommended fantasy streamer versus Toronto. Friday, 2:55 pm
  • Cessa recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
    Yankees recalled RHP Luis Cessa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: The Yankees made room for him by optioning Ronald Herrera back to Trenton. Cessa made one appearance for the Yankees earlier this year, yielding two runs over 3 1/3 innings against Toronto on May 1. He's a candidate to fill in for CC Sabathia, who was just placed on the DL with a strained hamstring. Thursday, 4:56 pm
    11:05 am vs Tex
  • Bundy wins despite allowing five runs Wed.
    Dylan Bundy snared a win despite allowing five runs -- four earned -- in five innings against the White Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up all five runs in the first two innings but was able to stick around long enough for his teammates to pile on 10 runs of support to "earn" him the win. Bundy allowed six hits and three walks while fanning four. He improves to 7-5 with a 3.29 ERA through 14 starts. He lines up for starts against the Indians and Rays next week. Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Sam Gaviglio gives up three homers in win
    Sam Gaviglio yielded four runs and three homers in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a win over the Twins.

    Advice: Gaviglio is the eighth pitcher this year to give up three homers and win anyway. He's now surrendered nine homers in 34 1/3 innings for Seattle, yet he has a fine 3.41 ERA anyway. He remains a weak bet going forward. Wednesday, 9:31 pm
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