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  • Rafael Devers hitless in major league debut
    Rafael Devers was hitless over four at-bats in Seattle on Tuesday in his major league debut.

    Advice: Devers also grounded into a double play, and that's the bad news. The good news is he drew a pair of walks, showing tremendous patience at the plate while seeing 23 pitches in his six plate appearances. It was a tough assignment facing the hard-throwing Felix Hernandez in his debut. Perhaps he'll fare better against Andrew Moore on Wednesday, a pitcher with a 5.70 ERA. Today, 2:06 am
  • David Freese has hit safely in seven straight
    David Freese posted a single, double and RBI across five at-bats in Tuesday's game in San Francisco.

    Advice: Freese has hit safely in a season-high seven consecutive outings, going 10-for-24 (.417) with three runs scored, a home run, five RBI, five walks and just five strikeouts. His previous long was a four-game hitting streak, accomplished on three different occasions, so this is uncharted territory in 2017 for the hot corner veteran. Today, 1:23 am
  • Chris Taylor continues to swing a hot bat
    Chris Taylor picked up a pair of doubles with three RBI in Tuesday's victory against Minnesota.

    Advice: Taylor has been on fire, posting four straight multi-hit games, while collecting two or more hits across nine of his past 11 outings. He is hitting an incredible .523 (23-for-44) with five doubles, three triples and two homers to increase his average from .285 to .321 just since July 9. Today, 1:07 am
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    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Eduardo Escobar drives in another run
    Eduardo Escobar finished 1-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's game in San Diego.

    Advice: While it isn't much, he has posted four RBI over the past six outings. That's newsworthy because he had managed just four RBI in a 23-game span from June 17-July 16. Slowly but surely he is coming alive at the plate again. Today, 12:54 am
  • Red Sox announce trade for Eduardo Nunez
    Red Sox acquired INF/OF Eduardo Nunez from the Giants for RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos.

    Advice: Nunez had a double, two RBI, and two runs scored for the Giants on Tuesday night against the Pirates before getting lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Shortly thereafter, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal broke word of the trade to Boston. Nunez has been hitting well lately and can play a variety of positions for the Red Sox, but look for top prospect Rafael Devers to continue getting most of the starts at third base. Nunez, a 30-year-old impending free agent, will work in more of a utility role. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Joey Gallo swats two homers to lead Texas
    Joey Gallo swatted a pair of solo home runs on Tuesday, leading the Rangers to a 10-4 rout over the Marlins.

    Advice: Gallo tagged Marlins' starter Dan Straily with a solo blast in the second inning that put the Rangers ahead 2-1. He increased that lead to 5-1 with another solo shot in the fourth. Gallo finished the night 2-for-3 plus a walk and scored three runs. He's hitting .199/.315/.535 with 25 homers and 45 RBI on the year. Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Travis Shaw smacks homer No. 23 vs. Nats
    Travis Shaw belted a three-run homer and reached base four times in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Shaw's blast came off of Edwin Jackson in the fourth inning and was one of three longballs that Jackson served up on the night. The Brewers' third baseman also had a single and drew a pair of walks. Shaw has been incredible in his first season in Milwaukee, as he's on pace for 37 homers, 116 RBI, 92 runs and 11 stolen bases. Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • X-rays negative on Miguel Sano's left hand
    X-rays turned up negative on Miguel Sano's left hand.

    Advice: Sano got hit on that hand by a pitch on Monday night and he was a late scratch from the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday, but this is nothing overly serious. The young slugger could be ready to play Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Yesterday, 7:36 pm
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    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
  • Marwin Gonzalez gets two hits, steals base
    Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Tuesday in Philadelphia.

    Advice: Gonzalez had a pair of singles on the night, with one of them plating a run in the Astros' four-run sixth inning. He also stole his fifth base of the season. Gonzalez will be the team's primary shortstop while Carlos Correa (thumb) is on the shelf. Yesterday, 7:15 pm
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    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Maikel Franco has another hitless night
    Maikel Franco went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday versus the Astros.

    Advice: Franco had been on a nice little run, but he's now compiled four straight hitless contests and has struck out seven times over that stretch. His batting line on the season is down to a lowly .224/.282/.390. Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Bregman leaves game with hamstring issue
    Alex Bregman was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Phillies with discomfort in his right hamstring.

    Advice: Bregman tripled and scored in the top of the third inning before getting lifted. The young third baseman entered play Tuesday with a red-hot .356/.457/.627 batting line in 70 plate appearances since July 4. He's listed as day-to-day for the time being. Yesterday, 5:11 pm
  • Baez strikes out five times, Cubs still win
    Javier Baez went 0-for-5 with a career-high five strikeouts on Tuesday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Cubs batters struck out a total of 17 times on the afternoon, but they still managed a 7-2 victory in the matinee game at Wrigley Field. Baez, 24, is slashing .267/.305/.466 with 12 home runs and 83 strikeouts in 88 games this year. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
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    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
  • Jedd Gyorko out of STL lineup Tuesday
    Jedd Gyorko is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Greg Garcia will start at third base and bat eighth versus Rockies right-hander Jon Gray. This appears to be a routine breather for Gyorko, who's fallen into a bit of a slump since the All-Star break. Yesterday, 1:23 pm
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    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Carpenter (quad) returns to Cardinals' lineup
    Matt Carpenter (quad) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Rockies.

    Advice: Carpenter missed Monday's series opener against Colorado after making an early exit Sunday night against the Cubs due to right quad tightness. He'll start at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus right-hander Jon Gray. Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Bryant ejected for arguing called strike
    Kris Bryant was ejected from Tuesday's game against the White Sox for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Bryant took issue with a questionable called third strike in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was the third strikeout of the game for the reigning National League MVP, who finished the day 0-for-3. This was his first career ejection. Yesterday, 12:54 pm
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    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
  • Angels call up INF Kaleb Cowart
    Angels recalled INF Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart, 25, was batting .311/.383/.482 batting line with 12 homers and 19 steals over 90 games this season in Triple-A. He could find himself with a share of second base duties and is worth watching in deeper fantasy formats. Yesterday, 12:44 pm
  • Gennett not in Tuesday's lineup
    Scooter Gennett is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Adam Duvall will serve as the designated hitter while Patrick Kivlehan will make another start in left. Yesterday, 12:09 pm
  • Healy (head) has RBI single in return
    Ryon Healy (head) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to action Monday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Healy was held out of the starting lineup on Saturday and Sunday against the Mets after he was hit in the head by a bad-hop grounder during Friday's game, but he was back in there as the DH under AL rules on Monday. He should be good to go moving forward. Yesterday, 5:28 am
  • Bartolo Colon holds his own vs. Dodgers
    Bartolo Colon allowed three earned runs, eight hits and no walks over five innings with two strikeouts in a no-decision Monday in a road start against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Colon threw 44 of his 64 pitches for strikes, pitching slightly better than his team debut against the Yankees last Tuesday. Still, he is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA over two starts since signing with Minnesota. Since the Twins are in contention, it's hard to see them giving him many more chances until he shows dramatic improvement soon. Yesterday, 1:12 am
  • Sean Rodriguez belts first homer of season
    Sean Rodriguez connected for a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning in Monday's game at Arizona.

    Advice: The veteran Rodriguez debuted in mid-July, as he needed time to recover from a severe shoulder injury suffered in a car accident during the offseason. The homer was just his second hit across 15 at-bats, but perhaps it will give the utility man a little confidence going forward. Monday, 10:31 pm
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    Sean Rodríguez Atl - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
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