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  • Gregory Polanco goes deep in loss to Mets
    Gregory Polanco crushed his third home run of the season as the Pirates fell to the Mets on Sunday night.

    Advice: His solo shot in the second inning was the only offense that the Pirates could muster against Mets' starter Matt Harvey. He also singled and came around to score the club's other run in the eighth inning. With his 2-for-4 effort, Polanco is now slashing .265/.340/.417 with three homers and 11 RBI on the season. Today, 8:27 pm
  • Jay Bruce drives home two to beat Pirates
    Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI as the Mets beat the Pirates on Sunday.

    Advice: Bruce came through with a two-run double in the fifth inning, increasing the Mets' early lead to 5-1. With the three-hit attack, Bruce is now slashing .258/.333/.528 with 12 long balls and 34 RBI. Today, 8:27 pm
    W, 7-2 @Pit
  • Chase d'Arnaud plates two in win on Sunday
    Chase d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs on Sunday as the Padres topped the Nationals.

    Advice: Drawing a start at shortstop in this one, d'Arnaud delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning that increased the Padres' advantage to 5-2. He's now hitting .350/.409/.400 in his limited action this season. Today, 6:02 pm
    New Player Note
    Chase d'Arnaud SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 5-3 @Was
  • Dickerson picks up RBI single in 14th vs. MIN
    Corey Dickerson went 4-for-8 with an RBI single in Sunday's 15-inning win over the Twins.

    Advice: With runners on first and second with two outs in the top of the 14th inning, Dickerson lined a bullet single up the middle to send Michael Martinez around third. Byron Buxton's throw home was on line but low, hitting the mound and preventing a play at the plate as the Rays took a 6-5 lead. While Dickerson played momentary hero, the Twins would come back to tie it in the bottom of the frame to send the game to the 15th inning. Dickerson is now slashing a hearty .337/.380/.608 with 12 homers and 24 RBI over the course of 49 games played. Today, 5:48 pm
  • Souza hits game-tying RBI single in ninth
    Steven Souza went 3-for-7 with a game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning of Sunday's 15-inning win over the Twins.

    Advice: After Evan Longoria drew the Rays to within 5-4 with a ninth-inning RBI double, Souza hit a single to right off Brandon Kintzler with two outs to bring Longo to the plate. Jason Castro made a nice attempt at the swipe tag to force a replay review, but after five minutes or thereabouts, it was confirmed that Longoria was safe. The score would remain knotted at 5-5 until the 14th inning, when both teams scored solitary runs. The Rays would hit two solo homers in the next inning to finally put the Twins away by an 8-6 final score. Today, 5:46 pm
  • Enrique Hernandez mashes three-run homer
    Enrique Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Hernandez's three-run home run off Jon Lester in the third inning gave the Dodgers a 6-1 lead. He has been touching home plate quite a bit as of late, having scored six runs in his last four games. In that space, he has also collected two doubles (plus Sunday's home run). Overall, the versatile 25-year-old is slashing .253/.324/.535 with four homers and 16 RBI in 44 games played. Today, 4:46 pm
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Santana grand slam powers Brewers on Sunday
    Domingo Santana went 2-for-4 with a grand slam on Sunday, powering the Brewers to a 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: His game-changing blow came off of Patrick Corbin in the fourth inning. He also doubled and walked in the contest and scored three runs. He looks to be coming into his own this season, slashing .270/.371/.461 with seven homers, 27 RBI and four stolen bases. Today, 4:11 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez scores twice against Braves
    Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Nunez picked up an RBI single off R.A. Dickey in the second inning. The 29-year-old third baseman has been hot of late, collecting 20 hits in 55 at-bats in his last 14 games. For the season as a whole, he is slashing .283/.306/.370 with two homers, 17 RBI, 21 runs scored and 13 steals over the course of 48 games played. Today, 3:57 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Parra rocks three-run homer against STL
    Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Parra notched a three-run homer off Lance Lynn in the fourth inning to jump the Rockies out to a 4-0 lead. They would go on to win by a final score of 8-4. With this big performance under his belt, he now owns a .279/.301/.442 triple-slash with six homers and 23 RBI in 42 games played. Parra has not hit double-digit home runs since the 2013 season, but looks like he could be on that track this year. Today, 3:27 pm
    W, 8-4 vs StL
  • George Springer launches two-run homer in win
    George Springer went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Springer came through with a two-run home run off Alec Asher as part of a six-run second inning by the Astros. He has now gone yard in back-to-back contests to give him 11 long balls on the year, this after hitting just three in his past 31 games prior to this weekend's series against the Orioles. Pair those 11 dingers with 28 RBI and a .243/.322/.464 triple-slash. Today, 2:28 pm
  • Marwin Gonzalez notches two-run double in win
    Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: The Astros trailed 3-0 entering the bottom of the second inning before Gonzalez helped to jump start a six-run frame via a two-run double off Alec Asher. The two-bagger was his sixth of the season and he now boasts a smooth .299/.394/.632 triple-slash with 11 homers and 30 RBI over the course of 52 games played. His has been one of the most surprising offensive starts in all of baseball this season. Today, 2:27 pm
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 8-4 vs Bal
  • Duvall homers twice, drives in five vs. Phils
    Adam Duvall finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in the Reds' 8-4 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Duvall opened the game's scoring with an RBI single off Phillies starter Zach Eflin in the top of the first inning before tagging Eflin for two-run homers in both the third and fifth. The 28-year-old slugger is batting .274/.317/.548 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI in 48 games this season for Cincinnati. He's currently on pace for a whopping 142 runs batted in. Today, 1:48 pm
  • Khris Davis launches 15th home run in loss
    Khris Davis launched his 15th home run of the season Sunday in the A's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the top of the eighth inning off Yankees reliever Chad Green. Davis also reached on an error in the sixth inning and drew a walk, finishing 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in the afternoon loss in New York. The big slugger is on pace for 50 home runs and 102 RBI. Today, 1:34 pm
  • Ben Zobrist (wrist) hoping to return Monday
    Ben Zobrist (wrist) hopes to be back in the Cubs' lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Zobrist tweaked his left wrist during an at-bat Friday and is out of the lineup Sunday for the second straight day. The Cubs are going with Javier Baez at second base and in the leadoff spot and an outfield of Ian Happ, Albert Almora and Jason Heyward. Today, 11:28 am
    L, 9-4 @LAD
  • Joc Pederson still having concussion symptoms
    Joc Pederson is still experiencing mild concussion symptoms.

    Advice: Any level of concussion symptoms are obviously not good, and it doesn't sound like Pederson is poised to resume baseball activities soon. Consider him out indefinitely. Today, 11:15 am
    7-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Eric Thames sitting out on Sunday
    Eric Thames is absent from the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Thames is in the midst of a 3-for-34 tailspin at the plate, so he'll get a day off against lefty Patrick Corbin. Jesus Aguilar is at first base. The Brewers also have Jonathan Villar down in the No. 7 spot and Keon Broxton hitting leadoff. Today, 9:22 am
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Kolten Wong (elbow) placed on disabled list
    Cardinals placed 2B Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 27, with a left elbow strain.

    Advice: Wong first injured his elbow a week ago and it apparently just hasn't healed as hoped. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday in St. Louis to determine the severity of the injury. Greg Garcia and Jhonny Peralta will get more playing time with Wong out, and call-up Paul DeJong is also an option. Today, 9:13 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Col
  • Avisail Garcia sitting out on Sunday
    Avisail Garcia is absent from the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather after starting both games of Saturday's doubleheader. Willy Garcia is in right field. Today, 8:47 am
  • Miguel Sano out of lineup again on Sunday
    Miguel Sano is absent from the Twins' lineup again Sunday.

    Advice: Manager Paul Molitor is giving the slumping Sano a second straight day off in hopes that it will "take mental stress off him for a couple of days." Eduardo Escobar is again at third base. Today, 8:44 am
    L, 8-6 vs TB
  • Billy Hamilton getting a day off Sunday
    Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day of rest for the speedster. Scott Schebler has moved over to center field, Patrick Kivlehan is in right and Jose Peraza has ascended to the leadoff spot. Today, 7:51 am
  • Tyler Collins designated for assignment
    Tigers designated OF Tyler Collins for assignment.

    Advice: Collins had plenty of opportunities between the Tigers' wide open center field job and J.D. Martinez missing the first six weeks of the season, but he put up an ugly .200/.288/.338 batting line. The 29-year-old might wind up clearing waivers. Today, 6:26 am
    Not Active
    L, 7-3 @CWS
  • Eduardo Nunez's hitting streak snapped
    Eduardo Nunez was hitless in three at-bats with a walk in Saturday's game against the Braves, snapping his hitting streak at 12 games.

    Advice: Nunez entered the day with the second-longest hitting streak in the majors, but just couldn't punch one past the defense. He is still hitting .353 (18-for-51) with eight runs scored, two homers and nine RBI over the past 13 games. Nunez remains a solid play in most fantasy formats and DFS play. Today, 12:33 am
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Danny Santana continues to struggle
    Danny Santana went 1-for-4 with a triple, RBI and a strikeout in Saturday's game in San Francisco.

    Advice: The triple was nice, and the veteran has hit safely in three of the past four games, but he is still hitting a paltry .115 with just three hits across 26 at-bats (.115) since being acquired from the Twins. Today, 12:14 am
  • Tommy Pham shines in Saturday's start
    Tommy Pham finished 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's win in Colorado.

    Advice: Pham was in the lineup with Stephen Piscotty tending to a personal matter, and he continues to produce. He has amassed six hits over his past 10 at-bats and is slashing .339/.411/.597 over 62 at-bats. However, once Piscotty is back you can expect Pham's playing time to dry up. Yesterday, 11:38 pm
  • John Jaso provides late heroics in win
    John Jaso finished 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI in Saturday's win against the Mets.

    Advice: Jaso came on as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and delivered an RBI single to force extra innings. He also singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to send the Steel City crowd home happy. Jaso has picked up the pace with six hits over his past 15 at-bats, raising his average from .176 to .210 just since May 21. Yesterday, 10:49 pm
    Player Note
    John Jaso Pit - 1B,OF
    L, 7-2 vs NYM
  • Andrew McCutchen ties season high in RBI
    Andrew McCutchen finished 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI in Saturday's win against the Mets.

    Advice: The three RBI tied a season best for McCutchen, who entered with just one RBI over his past eight outings. It has been a trying season for Cutch, who is still hitting just .212 with eight doubles, a triple, seven homers and 23 RBI over 179 at-bats. He'll look to keep it going against Matt Harvey and the Mets in Sunday's series finale. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
    L, 7-2 vs NYM
  • Jay Bruce belts his 12th home run
    Jay Bruce finished 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Bruce appears to be over the back issue which forced him out of the lineup mid-week. He has hit safely in five straight games, his longest streak since a season-high seven-game run from April 8-14. Bruce has driven in six runs over the past six games and continues to produce despite a rough May average. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    W, 7-2 @Pit
  • George Springer smacks 10th home run
    George Springer finished 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: Springer fired out of the chute with seven home runs through his first 14 games, but he has managed just three clouts over the past 31 outings dating back to April 18. The outfielder has posted back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time this season, raising his average from .231 to .242. Perhaps he is finally turning the corner after a dismal past several weeks. Yesterday, 8:23 pm
  • Kolten Wong scratched with elbow stiffness
    Updating an earlier report, Kolten Wong was scratched from Saturday's game against the Rockies with left elbow stiffness.

    Advice: It's the same injury that sidelined Wong earlier this week. Greg Garcia is starting at second base on Saturday and would likely draw another start there if Wong can't go on Sunday. Until we hear otherwise, consider Wong day-to-day. Yesterday, 7:20 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Col
  • Kolten Wong a late scratch against Colorado
    Kolten Wong was a late scratch Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: No reason was given for his absence, though it's possible Wong aggravated an elbow injury that was bothering him earlier in the week. Greg Garcia drew the start at second base. We'll let you know as soon as the Cardinals update his status. Yesterday, 6:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Col
  • Update: Ben Zobrist dealing with sore wrist
    Updating an earlier report, Ben Zobrist is out with a sore wrist.

    Advice: Zobrist said he felt "something" in his first at-bat on Friday night. Rookie Ian Happ is spelling him at second base Saturday against the Dodgers but Zobrist should be available off the bench. Consider him day-to-day. Yesterday, 3:09 pm
    L, 9-4 @LAD
  • Ben Zobrist not in Cubs lineup on Saturday
    Ben Zobrist is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Ian Happ is getting another start at second base while Jon Jay is starting in center field with Jason Heyward in right. The 36-year-old Zobrist is hitting .261/.352/.458 with six homers and 18 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 12:17 pm
    L, 9-4 @LAD
  • Miguel Sano not in Twins lineup on Saturday
    Miguel Sano is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against Jake Odorizzi and the Rays.

    Advice: Sano is in a bit of a funk at the plate, as he's 0-for-13 with 10 strikeouts in his last three games, so skipper Paul Molitor is giving him a day off to clear his head. Ehire Adrianza is starting at shortstop for the Twins while Eduardo Escobar draws the start at third base. Yesterday, 7:50 am
    L, 8-6 vs TB
  • 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. Friday, 11:55 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez has two hits in lineup return
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) was in the starting lineup Friday against the Braves and he finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

    Advice: He made it through the whole game and the stolen base was the best thing for fantasy owners to see, as he wouldn't have chanced stealing if his hamstring was giving him trouble. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues allowing daily moves. Friday, 11:48 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Miguel Sano fans four times
    Miguel Sano struck out all four times he was up Friday and is 0-for-13 with 10 strikeouts in his last three games.

    Advice: Well, it's not like Sano was really going to hit .300 this year. He's down to .292 now, and his OPS is under 1.000 for the first time in a month. Friday, 9:49 pm
    L, 8-6 vs TB
  • Polanco homers, singles vs. Mets on Friday
    In his first game action since returning from the disabled list, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Polanco, fresh off missing 10 days with a strained left hamstring, homered in the fourth inning and singled in the ninth. After going without a home run through his first 30 games this season, the 25-year-old has gone deep twice in his last five games. He’s batting .260/.341/.398 overall. Friday, 7:12 pm
  • Adam Duvall homers again as Reds win
    Adam Duvall homered for the second consecutive game as the Reds dispatched of the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday night.

    Advice: Duvall had gone 15 games without a long ball prior to Thursday's game and wasted no time hitting another one. He finished the evening 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and is now slashing .264/.309/.517 with 11 homers and 38 RBI. Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Billy Hamilton swipes two more bases in win
    Billy Hamilton went 0-for-3 and swiped another pair of bases in Friday's victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: Hamilton showed off how dangerous his speed can be in the first inning when he drew a leadoff walk. He then promptly swiped second and third base and came in to score on a ground ball off the bat of Joey Votto. He's now hitting .254/.310/.337 with one homer, 16 RBI and 25 stolen bases on the year. Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Andrew McCutchen batting sixth for Pirates
    Andrew McCutchen is batting sixth for the Pirates on Friday versus the Mets.

    Advice: It's the first time in his career that he's hit any lower than cleanup. McCutchen is in an 11-for-70 tailspin at the plate that's dropped his season line to .203/.274/.360. He faces the tall task of trying to snap out of his funk against Jacob deGrom. Friday, 11:55 am
    L, 7-2 vs NYM
  • Gonzalez launches 11th homer against Tigers
    Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run home run, his 11th of the season, in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: We keep waiting for Gonzalez to fall off, and he keeps defying everyone. On Thursday, he teed off against Tigers ace Justin Verlander, lifting a two-run shot over the right field wall for his only hit in three at-bats. To illustrate how out-of-character this is, Gonzalez's career high for homers is 13, set in 141 games last year. He's now at 11 dingers through 40 games this season. His durability will keep him on the field most days, and if he keeps hitting .282/.380/.627 he'll be in the lineup for a long, long time. Until he stops hitting, he's a fantasy asset for his position eligibility as much as his bat. Thursday, 9:49 pm
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 8-4 vs Bal
  • Thames' hitless night drops him below .300
    Eric Thames went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Thursday against the Diamondbacks, dropping his season average to .294.

    Advice: Plenty of guys would kill for a .294 average; that's not the shame. The problem is, he was hitting .333 on May 10. Since that time, Thames has gone 3-for-26 without an extra-base hit. The good news is he's still walking plenty to offset his propensity for striking out, but the shine has worn off a bit after he hit 11 homers in the season's first month. Like that hot stretch, this cold snap isn't his baseline, but the reality is somewhere in between. Thursday, 8:50 pm
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Nunez (hamstring) hopes to play Friday
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is hoping to return Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: He was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a left hamstring injury but received treatment throughout the game and thinks he'll be good to go on Friday. Nunez has played all over the diamond this year but has seen most of his action in left field recently. Thursday, 4:21 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Joc Pederson lands on 7-day concussion DL
    Dodgers placed Joc Pederson on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Pederson injured himself in a scary collision with Yasiel Puig on Wednesday night and will need some time to recover. The concussion is severe enough that Pederson has been advised not to use any electronics including watching television or using his cell phone. Brett Eibner, Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor are all candidates to fill in at center field during his absence. This is Pederson's second DL stint of the season. Thursday, 3:37 pm
    7-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Ben Zobrist hits sixth homer in Cubs' win
    Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 and hit his sixth homer as the Cubs topped the Giants 5-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Zobrist is 13-for-28 with three homers during his current eight-game hitting streak. He's raised his OPS from .686 to .822 over the stretch. Thursday, 2:43 pm
    L, 9-4 @LAD
  • Bruce (back) returns to Mets' lineup Thurs.
    Jay Bruce (back) is in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Padres.

    Advice: Bruce sat out Wednesday after making an early exit Tuesday with stiffness in his back. It clearly wasn't anything serious. The veteran outfielder is hitting .250/.331/.513 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 41 games this season. Thursday, 12:58 pm
    W, 7-2 @Pit
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) scratched Thurs.
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) has been scratched from the Giants' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Nunez tweaked his left hamstring on Wednesday night and the Giants want to play it safe. It doesn't sound like something that will require a lengthy absence. Christian Arroyo is starting at third base now in the matinee game against the Cubs. Thursday, 9:13 am
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) playing Thursday
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll start at third base and bat sixth versus Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. Nunez tweaked his right hamstring Wednesday but it was obviously nothing serious. Thursday, 9:01 am
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Bucs activate Gregory Polanco from the DL
    Pirates activated OF Gregory Polanco from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Polanco was on the disabled list for exactly 10 days with a strained left hamstring. He is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Braves, but the 25-year-old outfielder should be available off the bench and he figures to start Friday's series opener versus the Mets. Polanco owns a disappointing .252/.336/.370 batting line with one home run and six stolen bases in 34 games this season. Thursday, 7:13 am
  • McCutchen absent from Pirates lineup Thurs
    Andrew McCutchen is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Adam Frazier will start in center field and Jose Osuna will start in right field in the Bucs' series finale against the Braves. McCutchen has posted a disappointing .203/.274/.360 batting line in 46 games this season for Pittsburgh. Thursday, 7:08 am
    L, 7-2 vs NYM
  • Polanco (hamstring) ran the bases Wed.
    Gregory Polanco (hamstring) ran the bases Wednesday at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

    Advice: Polanco will meet with manager Clint Hurdle and the Pirates' medical staff on Thursday to determine whether he is ready to be activated from the disabled list. "Early responses have been positive," head trainer Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday. "He feels really good right now." Polanco has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 17, retroactive to May 15, with a strained left hamstring. Thursday, 6:06 am
  • Duvall smacks two-run bomb vs Tribe Wed.
    Adam Duvall ripped a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: His blast in the fourth inning accounted for all the runs his team would muster against starter Trevor Bauer, but they added two more against closer Cody Allen to win in the ninth inning. Duvall finished 1-for-4 in the contest and is batting a swell .259/.305/.500 with 10 longballs and 37 RBI on the season. Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez tweaks hamstring in loss
    Eduardo Nunez suffered a minor left hamstring tweak in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Nunez did not have to leave the game (he finished 2-for-4) and expects to play on Thursday. He has stolen 12 bases this season, but might not be quite as active on the basepaths over the next few days. Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Souza Jr. smokes a pair of dingers vs Angels
    Steven Souza drove in three runs with a pair of homers in a 5-2 victory over the Angels on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hit a two-run jack in the second inning and teamed up with Colby Rasmus to hit back-to-back solo shots in the seventh frame. Both longballs were served up by starter Ricky Nolasco. Souza has turned himself into a useful fantasy outfielder this year by batting .255/.365/.458 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 182 plate appearances. Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Kolten Wong (elbow) returns to lineup
    Kolten Wong (elbow) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Wong was forced out of action on Saturday due to mild discomfort in his left elbow. After sitting out several games to start the week, he will be back at second second base and is hitting eighth in Wednesday's contest. Mike Leake will take the ball for the Cards in this one, to be opposed by Rich Hill. Wednesday, 5:59 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Col
  • Dodgers monitoring Pederson for concussion
    The Dodgers are monitoring Joc Pederson for a possible concussion.

    Advice: Pederson is not in the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday and would be available only in an emergency. He is nursing a sore neck and head after colliding with Yasiel Puig on Tuesday. If he shows no lingering signs of a concussion over the next 24 hours, he could potentially return to the lineup for Thursday evening's contest against the Cardinals. Wednesday, 4:30 pm
    7-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Joc Pederson (neck) sits against Cardinals
    Joc Pederson (neck) is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Pederson was involved in a nasty outfield collision with Yasiel Puig on Tuesday, with both players crumpling to the ground after running into each other chasing a fly ball. While Puig is in the lineup and hitting eighth on Wednesday, Pederson will rest, as he is still experiencing soreness in his neck. Chris Taylor is manning center in his place. Wednesday, 3:39 pm
    7-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Khris Davis cranks two-run homer in win
    Khris Davis went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Davis smacked a two-run home run off Edinson Volquez with two outs in the first inning. The dinger was his 14th of the season, putting him one behind Yankees phenom Aaron Judge (15) for the MLB lead. Davis' power output is marvelous. His .220 batting average less so. Wednesday, 3:32 pm
  • Santana slugs three-run homer vs. Jays
    Domingo Santana slugged a three-run homer in the Brewers' loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Santana's big fly in the bottom of the sixth inning drove Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman from the game, but the Brewers couldn't muster any more runs. Santana finished the game 1-for-3 with three RBI, a run scored, and a walk. He's slashing .268/.370/.449 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 43 games this season. Wednesday, 1:26 pm
  • Jay Bruce (back) out again Wednesday
    Jay Bruce (back) is absent from the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Padres.

    Advice: Bruce made an early exit Tuesday night after experiencing stiffness in his back. He told reporters Wednesday that it's nothing serious. Wednesday, 12:34 pm
    W, 7-2 @Pit
  • 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
  • Pederson suffered neck strain in OF collision
    Joc Pederson was diagnosed with a neck strain following Tuesday night's outfield collision with Yasiel Puig.

    Advice: Pederson also suffered some minor cuts on his forehead when he stumbled head-first into the right-center field wall, but he cleared MLB's concussion protocol and is expected to avoid the disabled list. That's excellent news given the violence of the collision. Pederson and Puig were both laughing in the clubhouse after the Dodgers' 13th-inning walkoff win over the Cardinals. Wednesday, 6:03 am
    7-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Thames (legs) steals base in return Tuesday
    Eric Thames (legs) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Thames has been bothered lately by soreness in both of his legs, but it's something he plans to continue playing through. The 30-year-old slugger is batting .309/.437/.662 with 13 home runs, 26 RBI, two stolen bases, and 39 runs scored in 40 games this season for Milwaukee. Wednesday, 5:37 am
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Pederson leaves game after outfield collision
    Joc Pederson left Tuesday's game in the Cardinals after an outfield collision with Yasiel Puig.

    Advice: Pederson took an elbow to the face from Puig before crashing head-first into the outfield wall. Both players were running full-speed on a liner to right-center that Puig actually managed to haul in. Pederson laid sprawled on the ground in obvious pain for a couple of minutes before eventually walking off slowly alongside team trainers. Enrique Hernandez took over in center field. Tuesday, 10:06 pm
    7-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Polanco (hamstring) takes on-field BP
    Gregory Polanco (hamstring) took on-field batting practice Tuesday evening.

    Advice: He also took additional hacks in an indoor cage and did some light running. "I feel so good," Polanco said after the workout. "I'm going to get back in the lineup soon." It sounds like the 25-year-old outfielder could be activated from the disabled list this weekend, forgoing a minor league rehab assignment. Tuesday, 7:33 pm
  • Jay Bruce exits game due to back tightness
    Jay Bruce left Tuesday's game against the Padres due to back tightness.

    Advice: Bruce was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two strikeouts before getting replaced in the sixth inning by Juan Lagares. It's probably going to be a day-to-day thing. Tuesday, 6:09 pm
    W, 7-2 @Pit
  • 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
  • Wong (elbow) out of Cardinals lineup Tuesday
    Kolten Wong (elbow) remains out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Wong remains day-to-day with mild discomfort in his left elbow. He was probably going to sit anyway with the Dodgers throwing left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Jedd Gyorko is starting at second base and batting cleanup. Jhonny Peralta is at third base and batting sixth. Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Col
  • 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
  • Miguel Sano hits 12th homer in win over O's
    Miguel Sano went 4-for-6 with a homer and three RBI as the Twins topped the Orioles 14-7 on Monday.

    Advice: Sano had gone eight straight games without a homer, but even during that stretch, he hit .300 with a .382 OBP. He's been an awesome force since day one this year, and we see no reason to expect that to change. Monday, 8:19 pm
    L, 8-6 vs TB
  • Khris Davis whiffs twice in loss to Red Sox
    Khris Davis went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Nothing doing here for Davis, who had homered in two of the first three games in the four-game weekend set. Overall, he is slashing .218/.303/.494 with 13 homers and 25 RBI across 156 at-bats. The power is fantastic, though his bat comes with its fair share of holes on the average front. Sunday, 4:40 pm
  • Pederson cranks solo home run in win over MIA
    Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Pederson took Vance Worley deep for a solo shot to lead off the fourth inning. After swatting 26 and 25 long balls in 2015 and 2016, respectively, Pederson has struggled with the power stroke this season. Sunday's homer was just his second of the year and he currently owns a cringe-worthy .324 slugging percentage. Sunday, 4:30 pm
    7-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs ChC
  • Ben Zobrist socks solo home run in victory
    Ben Zobrist went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Zobrist has largely struggled this season, entering this contest holding a .244/.342/.402 triple-slash. He came through with homer No. 4 on the year in the first inning on Sunday, leading off with a solo shot against Chase Anderson. That was his first dinger since April 29. Sunday, 3:04 pm
    L, 9-4 @LAD
  • Miguel Sano drives in three in loss to Royals
    Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Sano picked up his first RBI on an infield single in the fifth inning. He would come through once more with a two-run double in the seventh. The 24-year-old third baseman is blossoming into a true star this season and is slashing a lovely .305/.431/.626 with 10 homers and 33 RBI across 131 at-bats. Sunday, 2:42 pm
    L, 8-6 vs TB
  • Billy Hamilton swipes two more bases Sun.
    Billy Hamilton stole two more bases Sunday in the Reds' loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: He swiped second and third base in the bottom of the first inning after reaching on a fielding error. Hamilton officially went 0-for-5 at the plate and is batting just .258/.311/.348 on the season, but the 26-year-old speedster has racked up 23 stolen bases in 40 games. He's on pace for 87 steals. Sunday, 1:34 pm
  • Eric Thames leaves game with leg cramps
    Eric Thames was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs due to cramping in his legs.

    Advice: Thames has been battling hamstring and calf injuries, which seems consistent with what was acting up here. It still doesn't sound as though he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it's the type of nagging injury that could continue to crop up on occasion. Sunday, 1:29 pm
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Padres claim Chase d'Arnaud off waivers
    Padres claimed INF/OF Chase d'Arnaud off waivers from the Red Sox.

    Advice: D'Arnaud was designated for assignment a few days ago. He'll be a utility player in San Diego. Sunday, 11:26 am
    New Player Note
    Chase d'Arnaud SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 5-3 @Was
  • Kolten Wong (elbow) sitting out Sunday
    Kolten Wong (elbow) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Wong tweaked his left (non-throwing) elbow on a swing Saturday. He's day-to-day. Greg Garcia is filling in at second base. The Cards are also giving Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty days off, as Jhonny Peralta is at third base and Tommy Pham and Randal Grichuk are occupying the corner outfield spots. Sunday, 8:13 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Col
  • 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
  • Dickerson swats two home runs against Yankees
    Corey Dickerson went deep twice, drove in four runs and scored three times to lead his club to a 9-5 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: He led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot, and followed that up with a three-run blast in the fourth frame. Both homers came off Masahiro Tanaka. He also drew a walk in the ballgame. Dickerson is having a breakout season at the plate, rocking a .343 batting average with 11 home runs, 29 runs scored and 22 RBI through 42 games. Saturday, 6:18 pm
  • Duvall has two RBI, two runs against Rockies
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Duvall had an RBI single in the Reds' six-run sixth inning, and he also plated a run with a groundout in the seventh. The steal was also his third of the year, after he stole six in 2016. Duvall has just one homer since May 1, but he's found other ways to contribute at the plate, compiling a .259/.306/.500 line overall. Saturday, 5:40 pm
  • Davis goes 2-for-5 with a two-run bomb Sat.
    Khris Davis went 2-for-5 and drilled a two-run homer in a win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: Davis' tater off Ben Taylor was one of three the Athletics hit in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach. He has struggled to hit for average this season but has hit for power in spades. He is batting .224/.310/.507 with 13 longballs, 22 runs and 25 RBI. He hit 42 homers last year and is well on his way to repeating that feat in 2017. Saturday, 5:30 pm
  • Kolten Wong leaves with left elbow discomfort
    Kolten Wong left Saturday's game against the Giants with left elbow discomfort.

    Advice: Greg Garcia replaced Wong at second base to begin the fourth inning. Wong lined out to left field in his only at-bat of the night. Consider him day-to-day. Saturday, 5:03 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Col
  • Zobrist hitting leadoff for Cubs on Saturday
    Ben Zobrist is hitting out of the leadoff spot for the Cubs on Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Manager Joe Maddon loves to shake things up, and a move to the top of the order could be just the thing to get Zobrist going. Kyle Schwarber, who has spent the entire season in the leadoff role, is batting second on Saturday. Saturday, 8:29 am
    L, 9-4 @LAD
  • Domingo Santana not in Brewers lineup
    Domingo Santana is not in the Brewers' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Cubs.

    Advice: It looks to be just a regular day of rest for the dynamic young outfielder. The hot-hitting Eric Sogard is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Crew against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs. Saturday, 8:17 am
  • Eduardo Nunez delivers in Giants' win
    Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the ninth to lead the Giants past the Cardinals 6-5 on Friday.

    Advice: Nunez isn't known as an RBI guy, but he's driven in eight runs in his last five games after totaling seven in 35 games to open the year (even though he spent most of that time hitting sixth and seventh). He needs to be hitting at his absolute peak in order to help a team as a starting left fielder, but the Giants feel that they don't have any better options at the moment. He'll keep playing regularly and stealing bases at a pretty good clip. Friday, 11:05 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Atl
  • Thames reaches three times in win Friday
    Eric Thames didn't show any signs of rust in his return to the lineup on Friday, going 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks in a win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Thames also scored a pair of runs on the afternoon. He hadn't started since Sunday due to a bout of strep throat but looks fully recovered and good to go now. He's now hitting .313/.438/.679 with 13 homers and 25 RBI on the season. Friday, 5:07 pm
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Eric Thames (illness) back in lineup Friday
    Eric Thames (illness) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's his first start since Sunday, as Thames has been battling strep throat and also some soreness and tightness in his legs. The red-hot Eric Sogard is in left field and batting leadoff for the Brewers for the third straight game. Friday, 8:27 am
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Eric Thames (strep throat) to start on Friday
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell confirmed Eric Thames (illness) will be back in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Thames missed most of Milwaukee's series with strep throat but returned as a pinch-hitter on Thursday. Jesus Aguilar had been subbing for him at first base. Thames boasts an impressive .313/.432/.688 slash line over 128 at-bats this season. Thursday, 6:03 pm
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Eric Thames (illness) returns as pinch-hitter
    Eric Thames (illness) flew out to center field in a pinch-hitting appearance Thursday in the Brewers’ win over the Padres.

    Advice: He pinch-hit for pitcher Zach Davies with two on and nobody out in the seventh inning. Thames didn’t start Thursday’s game due to strep throat but he should be back in there Friday at Wrigley Field. Despite missing a handful of games, Thames is still tied for third in the majors with 13 homers. Thursday, 4:26 pm
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Red Sox waive OF Chase d'Arnaud
    Red Sox designated INF/OF Chase d'Arnaud for assignment.

    Advice: The Red Sox already moved Steven Wright to the 60-day DL to accommodate tonight's starter Hector Velazquez, so this gives them an extra spot on their 40-man roster. D'Arnaud made just two appearances for the Red Sox after being claimed off waivers from Atlanta last month. The Red Sox can assign him to Triple-A if he clears waivers. Thursday, 4:18 pm
    New Player Note
    Chase d'Arnaud SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 5-3 @Was
  • Billy Hamilton scores twice in loss
    Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: No stolen bases for Hamilton, even with Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs. Hamilton, though, is having a great time at the plate this month, having hit .324/.368/.493 with 19 runs scored, 11 RBI and 10 steals. Thursday, 2:45 pm
  • Thames (strep) remains out Thursday in SD
    Eric Thames (strep throat) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Thames was able to take batting practice on Wednesday and reportedly hit several bombs, but he'll sit out of Thursday afternoon's series finale at Petco Park. Jesus Aguilar is starting at first base and batting third versus Padres right-hander Jarred Cosart. Thursday, 9:50 am
    W, 9-5 vs Ari
  • Khris Davis goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Khris Davis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Advice: Davis's slump is getting uglier; he's 7-for-58 with one homer and a 20/3 K/BB ratio this month. He has a .140 average in 26 games dating back to April 17. The homers will be there in the end, but he'll have a lot more fantasy value hitting .250 than he will at .200-.220. Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Zobrist goes 2-for-3 with a run scored Wed.
    Ben Zobrist went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a win over the Reds Wednesday.

    Advice: He doubled and scored in the third inning. The aging veteran turns 36 years old next week and has not played up to his normal standards so far in 2017. He has a .235 batting average with three homers and 13 RBI. He has battled back spasms and a neck injury while manager Joe Maddon has given him extra time off to keep him fresh. He is likely to heat up at some point but fantasy owners are unlikely to get the 18 homers, 94 runs and .272 batting average they got from him last year. Wednesday, 9:54 pm
    L, 9-4 @LAD
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