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  • George Kontos over groin injury
    George Kontos was unavailable Sunday due to a tight groin, but he worked out pregame Monday and is ready to go.

    Advice: Kontos has allowed just one run while striking out seven over five innings since the Pirates claimed him off waivers. He'll continue to operate in middle relief. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
  • Bellinger (ankle) out through at least Tues.
    Cody Bellinger (ankle) won't return to the Dodgers' lineup until at least Wednesday.

    Advice: Bellinger's right ankle is still swollen after he sprained it Saturday, and he'll miss at least three games. The rookie will be re-evaluated Wednesday to see if he's ready to go then or needs more time. The Dodgers can obviously afford to proceed cautiously here given their 20-game lead in the National League West. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
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  • Rex Brothers optioned to Triple-A
    Braves optioned LHP Rex Brothers to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Brothers has struck out 22 across 15 1/3 innings with the Braves, but he's also walked nine and posted a 7.63 ERA. The former Rockies closer will be back in September. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:43 pm
  • Report: Matz could have arthritic left elbow
    Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are concerned that Steven Matz is dealing with an arthritic left elbow.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins didn't offer details Monday when announcing that Matz was headed to the disabled list, only saying that the lefty had an arm issue. However, it sounds like he might be dealing with arthritis in his pitching elbow. Given all the past elbow issues that Matz has had, it's not a terribly surprising diagnosis. The hope is that he'll feel better after the shot takes effect and he can rejoin the rotation, but a timetable isn't known at this point. Tommy Milone is taking Matz's spot in the Mets' rotation. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:40 pm
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  • Nelson Cruz not in Monday's lineup
    Nelson Cruz is not in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Cruz is expected to be limited to pinch-hitting duty for the club's three games in Atlanta, as the M's don't want to play him in the outfield. It's obviously a bummer for his fantasy owners this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:30 pm
  • Steven Matz headed to DL with arm problem
    The Mets are expected to place Steven Matz on the disabled list due to an arm injury.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins was vague when asked for details, saying only that "it has something to do with his arm" and that the left-hander "needs to shut it down for a little while." The skipper did add that Matz could've made his scheduled start Tuesday if he needed to, so it doesn't sound like an overly serious setback. However, given all of the southpaw's past physical issues, any arm-related problem is a concern. Tommy Milone will start Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks in Matz's place. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:10 pm
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  • Yu Darvish throws bullpen session
    Yu Darvish (back) got through a bullpen session without incident Monday and is tentatively scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Sunday.

    Advice: First, he'll throw once more on Thursday. If Darvish makes it back Sunday as planned, he'll have missed just one start. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:57 pm
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  • Drew Pomeranz set for Wednesday
    Drew Pomeranz (back) said he's ready to pitch Wednesday after throwing his regular between-outings bullpen session Monday.

    Advice: Barring some sort of setback, Pomeranz will face the Indians on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:50 pm
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  • Diamondbacks call up RHP Koch
    Diamondbacks recalled RHP Matt Koch from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Koch entered the year as the seventh or eighth starter on Arizona's depth chart, but he got hurt in his first very first Triple-A outing and he's struggled mightily since returning, giving up 37 runs over 33 innings for Reno. He's just up to serve as a fresh arm for the pen, and he'll probably head right back to Triple-A soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
  • Two-hit day for McMahon
    Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon went 2-for-4 with a double on Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: The double is the 39th of the year for McMahon, and 22nd in 61 games for the Isotopes. He certainly has power in his bat, but few prospects are doing a better job right now of putting the ball into the gaps. There's nowhere for him to play right now, but McMahon is ready to hit big-league pitching. He should be a key component on the bench when rosters expand. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:07 am
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  • Gonsalves lit up on Sunday
    Twins prospect Stephen Gonsalves gave up six runs in just three innings of work on Sunday for Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Gonsalves gave up eight hits, walked three, and struck out one. He also gave up three homers. It's a small sample size, but in his three starts since the promotion, he has given up 16 hits in 16 innings, and the ERA sits at 5.08. That's mostly due to this last outing, but it's still a bummer considering how good he was at Double-A Chattanooga. The upside is undeniable, but you probably won't see it in Minnesota until 2018. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:40 am
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  • Strong six innings for Puk
    Athletics prospect A.J. Puk gave up one run over six innings on Sunday for Double-A Midland.

    Advice: Puk allowed five hits and two walks, and he struck out seven. His 4.91 ERA in Midland isn't ideal, but he's struck out 68 hitters in just over 51 innings, and that he's kept the ball in the park (3 homers in 112 1/3 innings all year). He's not a finished product, but he should be ready to pitch in the Athletic rotation by the middle of next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:16 am
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  • DL a possitility for Gallo
    The Rangers have Ryan Rua en route to Anaheim in case Joey Gallo needs to go on the disabled list because of his nasal fracture.

    Advice: Gallo was hurt in a collision with Matt Bush on Sunday. Rua would enter the DH mix with catchers Brett Nicholas and Robinson Chirinos if Gallo is forced to the DL. We'll probably know more later this afternoon. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:09 am
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  • Kingery picks up three hits, homers.
    Phillies prospect Scott Kingery went 3-for-4 with a homer on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: The homer is the eighth since Kingery was promoted to Triple-A, and his 26th overall. This was the 48th pick in the 2015 draft, so it's not like this came completely out of nowhere. Having said that, no one could have seen him becoming one of the best infield prospects in baseball. With the Phillies destined for a two-two pick, there's no reason to not see what Kingery can do at the highest level. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:08 am
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  • Twins demote, recall LHP Turley
    Twins optioned LHP Nik Turley to Triple-A Rochester; recalled him as the 26th man in Monday's doubleheader.

    Advice: The paper move gives the Twins more flexibility with their roster as they could down the days until the expansion on Sept. 1. Turley has given up 17 runs over 10 innings for the Twins this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:55 am
  • Cardinals send down first baseman Voit
    Cardinals optioned 1B Luke Voit to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: As suspected, Stephen Piscotty will stick around, giving the Cardinals three options to rotate in right field (Randal Grichuk and Jose Martinez being the other two). Voit started out on fire after getting the call in late June, but his production hadn't continued in limited playing time since the Cardinals got healthier and he had started just two games in August. He'll be back when MLB rosters expand on September 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:09 am
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  • Gallo suffers non-displaced nasal fracture
    Joey Gallo suffered a non-displaced nasal fracture during his collision with teammate Matt Bush on Sunday.

    Advice: He'll be re-examined on Monday before potentially joining the team in Los Angeles. In addition to the nose injury, he'll have to pass through the concussion protocol before he's cleared to rejoin the Rangers. It remains unclear if he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it seems likely he'll miss at least a couple of games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:44 pm
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  • Joey Gallo leaves game after collision Sunday
    Joey Gallo was removed from Sunday's game against the White Sox after colliding with teammate Matt Bush while converging on a pop fly in the eighth inning.

    Advice: Gallo was hit in the head during the exchange and suffered swelling in his nose and upper lip. He'll head for precautionary X-rays of his nose and cheek bone to rule out any structural damage. He'll also have to pass through the concussion protocol before being cleared to return to game action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:10 pm
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  • Cruz to sit during interleague series in ATL
    Mariners manager Scott Servais said Sunday that it's doubtful he'll start Nelson Cruz in right field for any of the club's three games in Atlanta this week.

    Advice: Cruz has been lobbying to play, but it appears that he'll be limited to pinch-hitting duty for a few days. The slugger has played only four games in the outfield this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Pomeranz (back) expected to start Wednesday
    Drew Pomeranz (back) is expected to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday in Cleveland.

    Advice: Pomeranz was lifted from his start last Friday due to back spasms, but he's responded well to treatment the last few days. He'll throw a bullpen session Monday before officially being cleared for Wednesday if all goes well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 am
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  • Cody Bellinger (ankle) not in Sunday's lineup
    Cody Bellinger (ankle) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Bellinger suffered a mild right ankle sprain Saturday and manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that he could hold the rookie out of action for 2-3 days to be safe. Adrian Gonzalez will handle first base and Chase Utley is serving as the designated hitter in Detroit. The Dodgers are also resting Chris Taylor and Yasmani Grandal, as they have Enrique Hernandez in center field and Austin Barnes at catcher. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:37 am
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  • Cruz goes 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Sat.
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a two-run dinger and two runs scored in a victory over the Rays on Saturday.

    Advice: His blast off starter Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning seemed like overkill at the time but was ultimately needed as the Rays mounted a late-inning comeback. The ageless wonder Cruz now has a .295 batting average with 31 home runs and an even 100 RBI. Only Nolan Arenado has driven in more runs this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:27 pm
  • Cody Bellinger leaves with mild ankle sprain
    Cody Bellinger left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a mild right ankle sprain.

    Advice: Bellinger stayed in briefly after coming down awkwardly on a catch but was soon replaced by Yasiel Puig in right field. No X-rays were required and Bellinger downplayed his injury when speaking to reporters after the game. Bellinger will be given the day off on Sunday, though it looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. The favorite for NL Rookie of the Year went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:00 pm
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  • Pomeranz (back) expects to make next start
    Drew Pomeranz (back) said Saturday that while he's sore, he fully expects to make his next start.

    Advice: Pomeranz was lifted from his start on Friday after just 3 1/3 innings due to back spasms. It appears to be just a minor issue though, so look for him to get the ball on Wednesday against the Indians in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:02 pm
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  • Dodgers place Yu Darvish (back) on 10-day DL
    Dodgers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with back tightness.

    Advice: The Dodgers aren't overly concerned with the issue, and Darvish is only expected to miss one start. He's slated to return to the rotation next Sunday against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:43 am
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  • Dodgers may skip Yu Darvish's next start
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that the club may skip Yu Darvish's next start as the right-hander is still experiencing tightness in his back.

    Advice: Darvish was lifted from Wednesday's start as a precaution due to the back tightness, but it looks as though it's more serious than they initially thought. The club will take every possible precaution here, so look for Brock Stewart to possibly start in his place against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:24 am
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  • Cruz powers three extra-base hits vs Rays
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored during a 7-1 thumping of the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: He smacked an RBI double in the first inning, doubled and scored in the fifth and drilled a solo homer in the final frame. For the season he has a .293 batting average with 30 home runs and is second in the majors with 98 RBI. The 37-year-old slugger is on pace to smash his career high of 108 RBI set in 2014 with the Orioles. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:01 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz left start due to back spasms
    Drew Pomeranz left Friday's start against the Yankees due to back spasms.

    Advice: Pomeranz was forced to exit after tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings. It doesn't sound overly serious, but more should be known about the status for his next start in a couple of days. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:25 pm
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  • Pomeranz leaves with injury in fourth inning
    Drew Pomeranz was forced to leave Friday's start against the Yankees in the fourth inning due to an apparent injury.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly what occurred, but it appeared to be some sort of leg issue that forced Pomeranz from the game. Prior to departing, he had scattered four hits and struck out four over 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Look for the Red Sox to provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:23 pm
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  • Ryan McMahon optioned to Triple-A
    Rockies optioned INF Ryan McMahon to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: McMahon went 2-for-9 in his brief time with the big club. He's a good young talent, but there's just not room for playing time for him right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:14 pm
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  • Matz struggles again in loss to Yankees
    Steven Matz allowed seven runs -- six earned -- over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.

    Advice: Matz was in a 3-0 hole after four batters, and while he managed to hold the Yanks at bay in the second and third innings, they struck again for four more runs in the fourth. Matz gave up a homer among his seven hits allowed, also walking two while striking out four. The loss was the sixth in a row for the 26-year-old, who hasn't won since June 28. Matz will carry a 2-7 record and 6.08 ERA into Tuesday's matchup with a dangerous Diamondbacks team. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:26 pm
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  • Ryan McMahon knocks in run
    Ryan McMahon doubled in a run and scored Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: Even though Mark Reynolds had a fine game Wednesday, McMahon got the nod at first base today. He later moved to third after Nolan Arenado got hurt again. If Arenado is forced to the DL this time, McMahon could have some value in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
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  • Twins call up Nik Turley from Rochester
    Twins recalled LHP Nik Turley from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Buddy Boshers was optioned to Rochester in the corresponding move. The Twins wanted a fresh bullpen arm for the second game of their day/night doubleheader against the Indians. The left-hander will fill a long/middle relief role for Minnesota. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:52 pm
  • Yu Darvish exits start with back tightness
    The Dodgers said after Wednesday's game that Yu Darvish left as a precaution because of back tightness.

    Advice: Darvish had thrown 90 pitches while giving up three runs (all on solo homers) in six innings, so there's no guarantee that he was going to get through the seventh anyway. The hope is that this will cause no further issue. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:42 pm
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  • Cody Bellinger getting a breather Wednesday
    Cody Bellinger is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: The Rookie of the Year frontrunner will get a rare day off on Wednesday. Rob Segedin will man first base in his absence while batting eighth against Pale Hose left-hander Carlos Rodon. The 22-year-old has cruised to a .333 average with six homers this month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:12 pm
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  • Gallo hits ninth homer of month, 34th of year
    Joey Gallo hit his ninth homer of the month and 34th of the year Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: He also walked and scored a second run. That run is notable; he'd been driven in just once in his previous 17 games. The Rangers have slowly moved him up in the lineup, but they still won't go any higher than fifth with him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 pm
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  • Gallo hits 33rd homer as Rangers top Tigers
    Joey Gallo slugged his 33rd home run of the year Monday in the Rangers' 6-2 defeat of the Tigers.

    Advice: It was a towering shot to center field in the bottom of the third inning off Tigers starter Michael Fulmer. Gallo entered the night in a bit of an offensive rut and he's batting just .207 with a .322 OBP in 107 total games this season, but the young slugger is currently on pace for 46 home runs and 86 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:23 pm
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  • Nelson Cruz picks up double in loss to Halos
    Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Cruz picked up an RBI with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. He would double later in the contest, his 22nd two-bagger of the campaign. For the season as a whole, the veteran slugger is working to a .288/.369/.549 triple-slash with 28 homers and 94 RBI in 113 games. He is well on his way to setting a career high in terms of RBI. His current best mark came when he drove in 108 back in 2014, his final season with the Orioles. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 4:31 pm
  • Joey Gallo strikes out twice in hit-less game
    Joey Gallo went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: The bottom five batters in the Rangers lineup on Saturday went just 1-for-15, with Gallo taking up four hit-less at-bats among them. He has now struck out 143 times in 326 at-bats, which works out to a strikeout in just shy of 44% of his at-bats on the year. When he does connect, though, look out. Gallo has socked 32 homers and driven in 61 runs this season and boasts a .552 slugging percentage. Also a .206 batting average. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 3:19 pm
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  • Ryan McMahon reaches twice in first start
    Ryan McMahon went 1-for-3 with a walk Sunday against the Marlins in his first start for the Rockies.

    Advice: McMahon, called up as a role player Friday, had gone 0-for-1 in his first two games on the roster. He gave Mark Reynolds a breather at first base today. He can also play some third and second, but he probably won't get much time at either spot (assuming Nolan Arenado is OK). Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 2:56 pm
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  • Cody Bellinger has perfect night at dish
    Cody Bellinger finished with a pair of singles, a solo homerun, a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's victory against the Padres.

    Advice: The rookie is starting to heat up again, posting back-to-back three-hit games. He has raised his average from .262 to .274 just since July 28, going 18-for-53 (.340) with two doubles, six home runs and 12 RBI. Bellinger's homer total in August has already surpassed the four he hit in all of July. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 1:37 am
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  • Matz allows two runs in 5 2/3 in loss Sat.
    Steven Matz took a loss to the Phillies on Saturday despite allowing just two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: He made it through four innings without allowing any hits or runs, but then surrendered four singles and let in two runs in the fifth. It was an encouraging outing for the beleaguered left-hander, who is now 2-6 with a 5.54 ERA in 12 starts. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 8:28 pm
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  • Pomeranz runs unbeaten streak to 11 starts
    Drew Pomeranz scattered seven hits and three runs over 7 2/3 innings Saturday in the Red Sox’s win over the Yankees.

    Advice: He walked two and struck out five while throwing 76 of his 111 pitches for strikes. Pomeranz got off to a sluggish start by serving up a two-run jack to Gary Sanchez in the first inning. He settled down after that, not allowing another run until the fourth. Pomeranz has come up huge this year, providing a stellar 3.39 ERA over 23 starts. The left-hander is now tied with Minnesota’s Ervin Santana for third in the AL with 12 victories. Pomeranz will toe the rubber again Friday night at Fenway against the same Yankees he just beat. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 5:19 pm
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  • Cody Bellinger drives in two more runs
    Cody Bellinger picked up three singles with a run scored and two RBI across five at-bats in Friday's loss against San Diego.

    Advice: After tailing off a bit in July with just four homers and 13 RBI, he has managed five homers with nine RBI in just 10 games so far in August. He has driven in at least two runs in thee of his past six outings. Bellinger has quickly emerged as one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 1:05 am
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  • Nelson Cruz homers in third straight game
    Nelson Cruz finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's game against the Angels.

    Advice: Cruz has connected for at least one homer (four total) with seven RBI over his past three outings. He also has at least one RBI in four in a row, while posting seven homers with 13 RBI over nine outings in the month of August. He'll look to keep it cooking against JC Ramirez on Saturday. He launched a solo home run Sept. 4, 2016 against Ramirez in one of his three career at-bats against the right-hander. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 12:41 am
  • Rockies call up top prospect McMahon
    Rockies purchased the contract of infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: After a very disappointing 2016, McMahon bounced back in a big way this season, hitting .326/.390/.536 in 181 at-bats Double-A and .375/.409/.625 in 248 at-bats in Triple-A. He now seems like he has a much better chance of making it as a starting first baseman than he did a year ago. The Rockies, though, will be content with Mark Reynolds for the rest of this year, assuming that Reynolds' wrist injury doesn't turn into a more significant problem. McMahon's fantasy value is likely to be limited to deep NL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 11, 12:50 pm
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  • Nelson Cruz blasts game-tying two-run homer
    Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Cruz smashed a dramatic game-tying two-run home run to straightaway center off Bud Norris with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Angels would retake the lead in the top of the ninth courtesy of Mike Trout's bases-clearing double. Veteran slugger Cruz has gone deep five times in his last five games and is slashing .284/.368/.537 with 27 homers and 90 RBI over the course of 395 at-bats for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Aug 10, 10:56 pm
  • Yu Darvish fans 10 over five frames vs. ARI
    Yu Darvish struck out 10 while allowing two runs on five hits over five innings in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Darvish needed 106 pitches to make it through five innings, but despite the lack of efficiency, his stuff was electric while he was on the mound. The trade-deadline acquisition has punched out 10 in each of his first two starts as a Dodger. He has allowed just two runs in the space of 12 frames since joining the team. A home start against the White Sox shows next on the ace's schedule. Rotoworld.com Aug 10, 10:25 pm
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