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  • Gregory Polanco PIT RF
    Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Healed injury helping boost in power
    1m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gregory Polanco attributes part of his power surge to a June shoulder injury which led him to follow through his swing with both hands on the bat. "I'm getting good extension and the ball is carrying more," Polanco told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "A couple months ago, because my right shoulder was a little (sore), I couldn't finish with one hand. I liked it, so I stay with that."

    Eight of Polanco's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases, including three homers. He slid back into the cleanup spot Sunday after batting both second and fifth, respectively, in the team's last four games.

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  • John Jaso PIT 1B
    Pirates' John Jaso: Hits first home run since June
    19m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    John Jaso hit his fifth homer of the season Sunday against the Brewers.

    He started at first base for the first time since August 20. The left-handed hitter has adjusted well to his bench role with the arrival of Josh Bell, singling in each of three pinch-hitting opportunities prior to Sunday.

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  • Starling Marte PIT LF
    Pirates' Starling Marte: Homers for first time since July
    29m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Starling Marte 's homer Sunday marked just his second long ball in the last 241 plate appearances.

    He's already belted a career-high 32 doubles, but if the outfielder finds his power stroke -- he's hit only eight home runs after going deep 19 times in 2015 -- then fantasy owners could be in for a ride. Marte might have to wait until after Monday, however. Pittsburgh faces Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field. Marte has five singles in 23 career at-bats versus the righty, though he's swiped five bags.

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  • Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS
    Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Hits 22nd home run Sunday
    39m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    The blast was his 22nd of the season. Tulo's never going to put up the batting averages at sea level that he managed as a member of the Rockies, but he's proven this year that his power stroke wasn't just a product of Coors Field.

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  • Jose Bautista TOR RF
    Blue Jays' Jose Bautista: Three hits from leadoff spot Sunday
    41m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jose Bautista went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    it was his first three-hit game of the season but Bautista has been swinging a hot stick since coming off the DL four games ago, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with two walks, three doubles and five runs scored. Hitting in the leadoff spot will limit his RBI opportunities, but with Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion slugging behind him Bautista should continue to cross the plate frequently.

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  • Josh Donaldson TOR 3B
    Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Crushes three homers to lead Jays to victory Sunday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk, three home runs and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    It was his first career three home run game and the 10th multi-homer game of Donaldson's career. The reigning AL MVP has been overshadowed a little by teammate Edwin Encarnacion this season but Donaldson still has a fantastic .294/.407/.578 slash line with 33 homers, 91 RBI and 105 runs scored on the year with plenty of baseball left to play. He may not repeat as MVP, but his 2016 campaign may end up being just as valuable as last year's.

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  • Gary Sanchez NYY C
    Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Keeps raking Sunday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gary Sanchez got the start at DH and went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

    He didn't hit a homer for just the fourth time in his last 11 games, but Sanchez still banged out his 19th extra-base hit in August (11 home runs, eight doubles). His absurd run will come to an end eventually but expect the New York Yankees to continue getting his bat into the lineup as long as he keeps crushing the ball.

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  • Stephen Vogt OAK C
    Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Breaks six-game hitless streak Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Stephen Vogt went 1-for-3 with a homer and four RBI Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Vogt broke a six-game hitless streak when he blasted his 11th homer of the year, and he's now slashing .260/.306/.421 on the year. Unfortunately, each of his slash numbers are at their lowest point in the last three years.

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  • Austin Barnes LAD C
    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Will receive September call-up
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Austin Barnes would be recalled from the minors when rosters expand Sept. 1, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

    Barnes will serve as the Dodgers' No. 3 catcher behind Yasmani Grandal and Carlos Ruiz while also assuming a utility role around the infield. Everyday at-bats won't be in the offing for Barnes, who has slashed .292/.378/.435 over 377 plate appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but given how many injuries the Dodgers have suffered throughout this season, the quality depth he provides won't be taken for granted.

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  • Buster Posey SF C
    Giants' Buster Posey: Returns to lineup Sunday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Buster Posey is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News Group reports.

    Posey had a maintenance day Saturday, but will return to action for San Francisco's series finale against Atlanta. Posey has been going on a tear at the plate recently, having gone 8-for-17 (.471) over his last five games.

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  • Tucker Barnhart CIN C
    Reds' Tucker Barnhart: Remains out with sore hand
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tucker Barnhart (hand) is out of Sunday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Barnhart will remain out of the lineup with a sore hand, giving way to Ramon Cabrera behind the dish. Until further notice, consider Barnhart day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener versus the Angels.

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  • Tyler Flowers ATL C
    Braves' Tyler Flowers: Sitting out Sunday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler Flowers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

    Anthony Recker will start behind the plate while Flowers receives a maintenance day. Flowers has increased his production at the plate recently and has posted a .368/.500/.526 line over the last seven games. He'll likely return to his normal spot in the lineup Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves face the Padres.

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  • John Jaso PIT 1B
    Pirates' John Jaso: Hits first home run since June
    19m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    John Jaso hit his fifth homer of the season Sunday against the Brewers.

    He started at first base for the first time since August 20. The left-handed hitter has adjusted well to his bench role with the arrival of Josh Bell, singling in each of three pinch-hitting opportunities prior to Sunday.

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  • Joe Mauer MIN 1B
    Twins' Joe Mauer: Reaches base four times in Sunday's loss
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    He went 0-for-5 in his return to the lineup Saturday after missing a few games with a minor quad strain, but Mauer was able to pad his OBP in a big way Sunday, boosting his slash line on the season to .275/.375/.401.

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  • Steve Pearce BAL 1B
    Orioles' Steve Pearce: Goes 3-for-4, exits early with forearm/elbow issue
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Steve Pearce was removed from Sunday's 5-0 win over the Yankees in the bottom of the seventh inning after tweaking a preexisting forearm/elbow injury, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Serving as the team's leadoff hitter for the afternoon, Pearce turned in one of his best games in an Oriole uniform, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBI. However, he was unable to escape the game unscathed as he felt a twinge in his elbow on the sixth-inning long ball and was pulled from the game an inning later as a precaution. It's not believed that Pearce is dealing with anything serious, but the fact that the elbow pain resurfaced after it bothered him earlier in the month is something the team will have to monitor closely.

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  • Brandon Belt SF 1B
    Giants' Brandon Belt: Back in action Sunday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brandon Belt (neck) is in Sunday's lineup against Atlanta, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News Group reports.

    Fortunately, Belt's neck stiffness wasn't anything too serious, as he's back in action Sunday. He'll hit fifth as the San Francisco Giants take on the struggling Aaron Blair and the Braves.

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  • Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B
    Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt: Sitting out Sunday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Paul Goldschmidt is out of Sunday's lineup versus the Reds, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

    Goldschmidt will get a rare day off for Arizona's series finale against Cincinnati as Phil Gosselin starts at first. Goldschmidt has continued his phenomenal season-long performance at the plate recently, having hit .353/.462/.549 with two home runs over the last 14 games.

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  • Mark Teixeira NYY 1B
    Yankees' Mark Teixeira: Making fifth straight start
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mark Teixeira will start at first base and bat in the cleanup spot Sunday against the Orioles.

    It appeared Teixeira would only be a part-time player following his announcement earlier in August that he would retire after the season, but the struggles of youngster Tyler Austin have opened up more at-bats of late for the veteran first baseman. With Austin off to a 4-for-29 start to his big-league career, Teixeira will enter the lineup for the fifth game in a row, and deservedly so. He's gone 6-for-18 with two doubles, a homer and five RBI in the preceding four contests, showing he still has some power left in the tank as he winds down in his time in the big leagues. For those in need of a boost in the home run or RBI categories, Teixeira might be worth a look if he's still sitting on the waiver wire.

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  • Jose Altuve HOU 2B
    Astros' Jose Altuve: Smacks two-run homer Sunday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Rays.

    Altuve has been on an RBI tear, as he's driven in 25 runs this month to give him 87 on the year. The superstar is enjoying a career-year, as he's slashing .355/.415/.565.

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  • Robinson Cano SEA 2B
    Mariners' Robinson Cano: Smashes 30th homer of 2016 on Sunday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the White Sox.

    Cano left the yard for the seventh time this month to give him 30 bombs on the season. This is the first time he's reached that milestone since doing so with the Yankees, when he blasted 33 homers in 2012.

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  • Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B
    Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Out of Sunday's lineup due to personal matter
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dustin Pedroia (personal) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

    As was reported earlier, Pedroia is away from the team Sunday to tend to a family matter, but he's expected to rejoin the Boston Red Sox during their upcoming series with the Rays and could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday. In the meantime, he'll be replaced by Brock Holt, who will bat leadoff and cover the keystone Sunday night.

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  • Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B
    Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Set to miss Sunday's game for family matter
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Royals to attend to a family matter, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

    Pedroia may also miss Monday's series opener against the Rays, but since the Boston Red Sox don't expect him to sit out any games beyond that, the team won't make a roster move to add infield depth in his stead. The brief break is a bit unfortunate for Pedroia's fantasy owners, as the second baseman has been among the hottest hitters in baseball of late, reaching base in 12 straight plate appearances and batting .461 since Aug. 9.

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  • Chase Utley LAD 2B
    Dodgers' Chase Utley: Has Sunday off
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chase Utley is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Cubs.

    The 37-year-old will sit out of Sunday's series finale versus Chicago as Charlie Culberson heads out to second base. Utley is hitting just .258 for the season, but has posted a .294/.321/.529 line with three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 14 games.

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  • Jean Segura ARI 2B
    Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Out again with illness
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jean Segura (illness) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

    For the second day in a row, Segura is out of Arizona's lineup with an illness. Brandon Drury will start at second and hit seventh Sunday when the Arizona Diamondbacks take on Homer Bailey and the Reds. The club has Monday off, so consider Segura day-to-day heading into Tuesday's game against the Giants.

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  • Josh Donaldson TOR 3B
    Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Crushes three homers to lead Jays to victory Sunday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk, three home runs and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    It was his first career three home run game and the 10th multi-homer game of Donaldson's career. The reigning AL MVP has been overshadowed a little by teammate Edwin Encarnacion this season but Donaldson still has a fantastic .294/.407/.578 slash line with 33 homers, 91 RBI and 105 runs scored on the year with plenty of baseball left to play. He may not repeat as MVP, but his 2016 campaign may end up being just as valuable as last year's.

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  • Manny Machado BAL 3B
    Orioles' Manny Machado: Three hits in Sunday's win
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Manny Machado went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

    He's racked up four multi-hit performances in his last five games with three home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored, pushing Machado's slash line on the season to .309/.360/.564. Expect him to once again be a big part of the conversation when it comes to the AL MVP at the end of the year.

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  • Matt Carpenter STL 3B
    Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Crushes 17th homer of year Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a solo homer and three runs Sunday against the Athletics.

    Carpenter has struggled to produce runs for the St. Louis Cardinals lately, as he's only posted three RBI since August 9. Despite the recent struggles, his 17th homer of the year raised his slugging percentage to .540, which is easily the best number of his six-year career.

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  • Aaron Hill BOS 3B
    Red Sox's Aaron Hill: Available off bench Sunday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Aaron Hill exited Saturday's game after injuring his ankle but is available off the bench Sunday if needed, Scott Lauber of ESPN reports.

    Despite the tweak of the ankle, there's nothing to suggest the issue is anything to worry about. Given that the veteran infielder splits time anyway, it shouldn't be of concern whether or not he's in the lineup. Unless something further surfaces, consider him good to go moving forward.

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  • Jurickson Profar TEX 3B
    Rangers' Jurickson Profar: Reenters lineup for first time in a week
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jurickson Profar will start at third base and bat third in the order Sunday against the Indians, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

    Profar had served in a bench role over the past six days while he's remained in an extended swoon in August, batting just .148 with a .220 on-base percentage in 59 plate appearances this month. While the 23-year-old's versatility has allowed him to see opportunities all over the diamond and in the outfield this season, the Texas Rangers ' wealth of hitting options might make it hard for Profar to see everyday playing time until his bat heats up again.

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  • Chase Headley NYY 3B
    Yankees' Chase Headley: Playing time on the decline
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chase Headley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

    Much like Alex Rodriguez before him, Headley is another underperfoming veteran who has seen his at-bats trend downward with the New York Yankees looking to open up more playing time for some of their younger bats over the final two months. Headley will hit the bench Sunday for the sixth time in nine games, paving the way for 23-year-old Ronald Torreyes to take over as the club's primary third baseman. It doesn't look as though Torreyes will surrender those duties back to Headley anytime soon, as the youngster has gone an impressive 12-for-23 with six extra-base knocks in his past seven games.

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  • Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS
    Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Hits 22nd home run Sunday
    39m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    The blast was his 22nd of the season. Tulo's never going to put up the batting averages at sea level that he managed as a member of the Rockies, but he's proven this year that his power stroke wasn't just a product of Coors Field.

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  • Jonathan Villar MIL SS
    Brewers' Jonathan Villar: Smacks 10th homer of year Sunday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Pirates.

    Villar has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, and he's now slashing .296/.377/.438. The fourth-year veteran is currently posting career-highs in each of the categories in his slash line, and his 10th homer represents the first time he's hit double digits in his career.

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  • Asdrubal Cabrera NYM SS
    Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Diagnosed with knee injury after collision Sunday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Updating a previous report, Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to exit Sunday's game with a sore left knee injury rather than an arm injury, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

    It's not encouraging news for Cabrera, who was previously forced to the DL earlier this month with a strained patellar tendon in the same knee. The shortstop had been on fire since coming back from the DL, going 15-for-33 (.455 average), so an absence of any length due to this latest knee setback would obviously be costly for the playoff-hopeful New York Mets . Wilmer Flores ended up replacing Cabrera on Sunday and slotted in at third base, while Jose Reyes moved over from the hot corner to cover Cabrera's normal spot at shortstop. Flores would be the primary beneficiary if Cabrera's injury would require another DL stint.

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  • Asdrubal Cabrera NYM SS
    Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Leaves game with arm injury
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Asdrubal Cabrera was pulled out of Sunday's game against the Phillies after injuring his arm in a play at first base, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

    Cabrera was running to first base, but an errant throw forced the Phillies' Tommy Joseph to come off the bag and make contact with Cabrera. More information regarding the severity of Cabrera's injury should be known in the near future after his arm is further examined. Upon Cabrera's departure, Wilmer Flores entered the game as his replacement.

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  • Luis Sardinas SD SS
    Padres' Luis Sardinas: Seeing regular duties at shortstop
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Luis Sardinas will start at shortstop and bat eighth in the order Sunday against the Marlins.

    Although veteran Alexei Ramirez lingers on the roster as a far more experienced option at shortstop, the non-contending San Diego Padres are content to give the 23-year-old Sardinas a chance at showcasing his abilities in a full-time role. He'll be making his sixth consecutive start at shortstop Sunday, and the early returns have been somewhat encouraging. Over 14 at-bats to date with the Padres, Sardinas has recorded four hits (including a home run) while driving in four, scoring three runs and walking three times.

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  • Dansby Swanson ATL SS
    Braves' Dansby Swanson: Out of lineup Sunday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dansby Swanson is out of Sunday's lineup against the Giants.

    The Atlanta Braves are continuing to give their prized rookie regular days off, as they opt to start Chase d'Arnaud at shortstop for Sunday's series finale against San Francisco. After playing in 10 MLB games, Swanson owns a .278 batting average and .308 on-base percentage.

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  • Gregory Polanco PIT RF
    Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Healed injury helping boost in power
    1m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gregory Polanco attributes part of his power surge to a June shoulder injury which led him to follow through his swing with both hands on the bat. "I'm getting good extension and the ball is carrying more," Polanco told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "A couple months ago, because my right shoulder was a little (sore), I couldn't finish with one hand. I liked it, so I stay with that."

    Eight of Polanco's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases, including three homers. He slid back into the cleanup spot Sunday after batting both second and fifth, respectively, in the team's last four games.

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  • Starling Marte PIT LF
    Pirates' Starling Marte: Homers for first time since July
    29m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Starling Marte 's homer Sunday marked just his second long ball in the last 241 plate appearances.

    He's already belted a career-high 32 doubles, but if the outfielder finds his power stroke -- he's hit only eight home runs after going deep 19 times in 2015 -- then fantasy owners could be in for a ride. Marte might have to wait until after Monday, however. Pittsburgh faces Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field. Marte has five singles in 23 career at-bats versus the righty, though he's swiped five bags.

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  • Jose Bautista TOR RF
    Blue Jays' Jose Bautista: Three hits from leadoff spot Sunday
    41m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jose Bautista went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    it was his first three-hit game of the season but Bautista has been swinging a hot stick since coming off the DL four games ago, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with two walks, three doubles and five runs scored. Hitting in the leadoff spot will limit his RBI opportunities, but with Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion slugging behind him Bautista should continue to cross the plate frequently.

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  • Miguel Sano MIN RF
    Twins' Miguel Sano: Two RBI in Sunday's loss
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    He's started to make better contact again, hitting .318 (7-for-22) over his last five games, but Sano has also struck out nine times without drawing a walk during that stretch. Until he begins to tame his plate discipline issues, consistent production will be tough to come by for the 23-year-old.

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  • Mark Trumbo BAL RF
    Orioles' Mark Trumbo: Cranks MLB-leading 40th homer Sunday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mark Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a two-run shot, his MLB-leading 40th home run of the season, in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

    The blasts have been coming in bunches for Trumbo lately, as he's hit homers in back-to-back games four times in August en route to 10 total home runs on the month along with 21 RBI. He's hitting just .197 (17-for-87) during August though, so it's been feast or famine for Trumbo at the plate.

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  • Khris Davis OAK LF
    Athletics' Khris Davis: Blasts 34th homer of 2016 on Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Khris Davis went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Davis has now homered seven times over his last fifteen games to give him 34 bombs on the year. Despite moving from homer-friendly Miller Park, he's easily set his career-high in homers in his first year with the Oakland Athletics . In addition, his .258 average is high highest number since seeing full-time work in 2014.

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  • R.A. Dickey TOR SP
    Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey: Barely qualifies for quality start Sunday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    R.A. Dickey (9-13) came away with a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Twins, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks over six innings while striking out five.

    A Josh Donaldson throwing error led to two unearned runs and helped salvage a quality start from what was otherwise a rough outing for the knuckleballer. Dickey's managed to keep the ball in the park in August, surrendering just one home run in 29 innings over five starts leading to a solid 3.41 ERA, but given his 1.57 HR/9 rate on the season there's no guarantee he'll be able to maintain that level of success in September.

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  • Homer Bailey CIN SP
    Reds' Homer Bailey: Dealing with bicep tenderness
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Homer Bailey is suffering from some bicep tenderness, however his elbow is fine, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Before leaving the game, Bailey struggled in the first inning Sunday, giving up four runs to an Arizona lineup that didn't have Paul Goldschmidt. He hit in the top of the second inning, but didn't return to pitch the bottom of the inning.

    Bailey's next start may be skipped, however the Cincinnati Reds will re-evaluate his injury before then. Look for more updates on the status of his arm in the near future.

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  • Kyle Gibson MIN SP
    Twins' Kyle Gibson: Serves up two homers in Sunday's no-decision
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kyle Gibson (5-8) gave up four runs on eight hits, including two home runs, and three walks over 5.1 innings while striking out one but escaped with a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    His control his completely deserted him in August and Gibson now has a putrid 19:17 K:BB in 34 innings over six starts on the month en route to a 6.62 ERA. He'll next take the mound Friday at home against the White Sox.

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  • CC Sabathia NYY SP
    Yankees' CC Sabathia: Takes loss Sunday despite quality start
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    CC Sabathia (8-11) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings while striking out eight in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

    He's now got three quality starts in his last four trips to the mound with a strong 34:7 K:BB in 25.2 innings over that stretch, but a seven-run clunker against the Jays in the fourth start leaves Sabathia with a 5.35 ERA for August. He'll try to get back in the win column Saturday in a rematch with the O's in Baltimore.

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  • Kevin Gausman BAL SP
    Orioles' Kevin Gausman: Seven scoreless innings in rare road win Sunday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kevin Gausman (6-10) blanked the Yankees for seven innings Sunday, scattering seven hits while striking out nine, to pick up his first road win of the season.

    Incredibly Gausman had been 0-16 in his last 25 starts away from Camden Yards, last winning a road start just over two years ago in Cleveland. He's now thrown 13 scoreless frames over his last two outings and has four quality starts in six August trips to the mound, giving him a 2.45 ERA and strong 41:12 K:BB in 36.2 innings on the month. Gausman may finally be developing into the ace he was projected to be when he was coming up through the Baltimore Orioles ' system. He'll try to keep his scoreless streak going Saturday in a rematch back in Baltimore against the Yankees.

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  • Danny Salazar CLE SP
    Indians' Danny Salazar: Fans 10 in Sunday loss
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Danny Salazar (11-6) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 5.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Rangers.

    Salazar allowed his fewest runs in an outing since June 29, and during that time, he's seen his ERA go from 2.22 to 3.88 while watching his record fall from 10-3 to 11-6. He now has 146 strikeouts on the year, but he'll be hard-pressed to reach last year's total of 195. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Marlins.

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  • Sam Dyson TEX RP
    Rangers' Sam Dyson: Registers 29th save of season Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sam Dyson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit and two walks while striking out two to register his 29th save Sunday against the Indians.

    Dyson has only held opponents scoreless in four of his last 10 outings, and his ERA has gone from 2.42 to 2.78 this month. He currently has his highest ERA since seeing regular work in 2014.

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  • Ryan Madson OAK RP
    Athletics' Ryan Madson: Notches 27th save Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Madson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on two hits while striking out one to record his 27th save of the year Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Madson hasn't allowed a run in nine August outings to lower his ERA from 3.89 to 3.13. Despite posting solid numbers, his ERA is over a full run higher than it was with the Royals in 2015, but he only needs five more saves the rest of the year to match his career high.

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    Athletics' Andrew Triggs: Earns first major-league win Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andrew Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits while striking out eight over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Since moving from the bullpen to the starting rotation on August 11, Triggs has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his four outings while firing quality starts in each of his last two appearances. In addition, he's fanned 20 batters over 21.2 innings in those four starts, and his 4.39 ERA and 1.23 WHIP could see improvement going forward. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Red Sox.

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    Rays' Steve Geltz: Optioned to Triple-A
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Steven Geltz was sent back to Triple-A Durham following Sunday's game against the Astros, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

    The move opens up room on the 25-man roster for the anticipated return of Alex Cobb (elbow) from the disabled list Monday. The 28-year-old reliever allowed a run on three hits in Sunday's contest, but should still be a candidate to rejoin the club when rosters expand in September.

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  • Tony Watson PIT RP
    Pirates' Tony Watson: Notches 10th save of season Sunday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tony Watson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit while striking out two to earn his 10th save of the season Sunday against the Brewers.

    Watson has successfully closed out 10 of his 11 chances this month since taking over the closing duties for the Pittsburgh Pirates , and he now has a 2.57 ERA. The fifth year reliever has kept his WHIP at or under his current number of 1.07 in each of the last four seasons.

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  • David Robertson CHW RP
    White Sox's David Robertson: Collects 33rd save of season Sunday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on two hits while striking out one to earn his 33rd save of the season Sunday against the Mariners.

    Robertson has collected six saves and a win in his last seven outings since blowing his sixth save of the campaign earlier in the month, and he lowered his ERA to 3.67 in the process. Despite posting his worst ERA since 2010, he has a very realistic chance of matching his career-high in saves, which is 39.

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    Rays' Corey Dickerson: Launches three-run homer Sunday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run homer, a walk and two runs Sunday against the Astros.

    Despite a .235 batting average, Dickerson has 18 homers on the year, and he's now slugging .459. However, the four-year veteran is currently posting career-low numbers in each of the slash columns.

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    Astros' Evan Gattis: Out of Sunday's lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Evan Gattis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

    With the Houston Astros adding Yulieski Gurriel to the roster a week ago, Gattis has seen his opportunities at DH take a hit, but he's made up for it by logging more starts at catcher. Expect that trend to continue the rest of the way, as Gattis makes up for his defensive deficiencies behind the plate by providing rare power at the position. Meanwhile, Jason Castro figures to see his at-bats decline as a result of Gattis taking on more catching duties, though Castro will serve as the backstop in Sunday's series finale.

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  • Yulieski Gurriel HOU DH
    Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Should see action in field soon
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Yulieski Gurriel is expected to log starts in the field within the next few games, MLB.com's Jordan Ray reports.

    The Cuban import made his big-league debut last week and has seemingly locked himself in as a lineup regular. He's in the lineup at DH on Sunday, marking the third straight game he's assumed those duties, but Gurriel's ability to play third base and left field could result in fewer opportunities for Alex Bregman, Tony Kemp and Marwin Gonzalez in the games to come.

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    Orioles' Pedro Alvarez: Not in Sunday's lineup
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

    Alvarez will take a seat for a regular day off Sunday, as left-hander CC Sabathia is set to take the mound for the opposing Yankees. Mark Trumbo will take over as the designated hitter for the afternoon matchup.

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  • Avisail Garcia CHW DH
    White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Records three extra-base hits versus Mariners on Saturday
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Avisail Garcia went 3-for-4 with a two doubles and a two-run homer in a 9-3 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

    This was Garcia's first three-hit game since May 15, and it was the first time this year he had three extra-base hits in the same contest. Garcia is slashing .251/.316/.401 with 10 home runs, 40 RBI and 44 runs this season.

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  • Evan Gattis HOU DH
    Astros' Evan Gattis: Has RBI double in Saturday victory
    16h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Evan Gattis went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and walk in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Rays.

    The veteran backstop opened the scoring with an RBI double in the second that drove in Carlos Correa, his fifth RBI over the last three games. Gattis has also hit safely in six of his last eight contests and is enjoying his best month of the season, slashing .308/.365/.526 with five doubles, four homers and 11 RBI over 78 at-bats in August.

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