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  • Yadier Molina STL C
    Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Drives in four in banner effort Saturday
    1m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI single, two-run double and a run in Saturday's 10-4 victory over the Cubs.

    The veteran backstop opened the scoring in the first with a two-bagger that plated Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta, and then added a seventh-inning single to drive in Peralta and Tommy Pham. Molina's stellar September includes his current 10-game hitting streak, along with six multi-hit outings, four doubles, two homers and 12 RBI. The 34-year-old has thrived in the second half of the season and is now hitting .300 for the first time since back on May 24.

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  • Stephen Piscotty STL RF
    Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: Plates three in Saturday win
    7m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with an RBI single, double, solo homer and two runs in Saturday's 10-4 victory over the Cubs.

    The slugging outfielder blasted a 423-foot solo shot in the second off the embattled Jason Hammel and followed up with an RBI single in the eighth that closed out the scoring for the St. Louis Cardinals . It was a solid bounce-back effort for the 25-year-old, who'd struck out five times in eight at-bats over his previous two games. Piscotty is struggling some at the plate as the season winds down, but does have double-digit RBI (10) for the the third straight month.

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  • Noah Syndergaard NYM SP
    Mets' Noah Syndergaard: Will start Tuesday
    11m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Noah Syndergaard (illness) will start Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Having him start Tuesday lines him to make the final start of the season Sunday, but as DiComo adds, he'll only pitch that game if the New York Mets need that game to get into the playoffs.

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  • Tyler Duffey MIN SP
    Twins' Tyler Duffey: Helps Twins snap seven-game losing streak with quality start
    13m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler Duffey (9-11) held the Mariners to two runs on four hits, struck out four, and did not issue a walk in Saturday's home win.

    The second-year pitcher continues to have success inducing ground balls to generate outs -- he made the Mariners hit 12 of them in this game - but he still sports an ugly 6.18 ERA and 1.47 WHIP due mostly to the high amount of homers he's allowed; out of his 24 starts, only 8 have been without allowing a long ball. He only gave up one in this game, but it was an absolute moonshot by Nelson Cruz that landed in the third deck, estimated at 454 feet. The 25-year-old righty is set to make his last start of the season Friday at U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox, opposite starter Carlos Rodon.

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  • Craig Kimbrel BOS RP
    Red Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Notches 30th save in Saturday win
    15m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Craig Kimbrel tallied his 30th save in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Rays, giving up a solo homer but also striking out two over an inning.

    The closer saw Logan Forsythe take him deep to right field with two outs, but then bore down to get Kevin Kiermaier swinging to end the game. The earned run was the first Kimbrel had surrendered since Aug. 9 against the Yankees, breaking a string of 16 appearances where he'd seen his ERA progressively shrink. Kimbrel has now converted 18 consecutive save opportunities and has an 82:24 K:BB to go along with a 2.65 ERA.

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  • Matt Andriese TB SP
    Rays' Matt Andriese: Solid in Saturday no-decision
    21m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Andriese didn't factor into the decision Saturday versus the Red Sox, giving up two earned runs on four hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five.

    The 27-year-old righty actually pitched better than he had in notching victories in his two most recent starts, completing six full innings for the first time since Aug. 24. After a two-start stretch where he gave up a whopping 14 earned runs over nine innings, Andriese has bounced back to allow just five earned runs over the 16.1 innings covering his last three trips to the mound. He'll try to end the season on a winning note when he takes on the White Sox next Thursday.

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  • Buster Posey SF C
    Giants' Buster Posey: Knocks in team's only runs Friday
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Friday's loss to the Padres.

    Posey took a fastball that was out of the strike zone and hammered it to left center, narrowly missing a home run and driving in two in the process. You've heard this before, but that ball would have been a home run in almost any other ballpark. The cool San Diego night kept the ball in the park for what could have been Posey's 14th homer of the season. Such is life batting in the NL West. This wasn't the first, and will not be the last time a hitter is robbed of a home run by Petco Park, AT&T Park or Dodger Stadium. The two RBI brought Posey's total to 70 on the season, a mark he has reached in five straight years. With the San Francisco Giants ' playoff hopes on the line, look for the All-Star catcher to be the centerpiece of the lineup for the team's remaining eight games.

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  • Jett Bandy LAA C
    Angels' Jett Bandy: Back in lineup Saturday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jett Bandy (back) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

    Bandy caught the final inning of Friday's game and is now ready to return to the lineup after missing six straight starts. The 26-year-old has flashed solid contact skills and some power in 65 games with the Los Angeles Angels this season and will presumably handle primary catcher duties over the final week.

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  • Cameron Rupp PHI C
    Phillies' Cameron Rupp: Out of Saturday's lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Cameron Rupp is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

    He has continued to start five days a week since roster expansion, but will make way for Jorge Alfaro on Saturday.

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  • Jonathan Lucroy TEX C
    Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy: Out of Saturday's lineup
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jonathan Lucroy is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

    The Texas Rangers are resting most of their regulars after clinching the division Friday night. Robinson Chirinos will start at catcher and bat eighth Saturday.

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  • Jacob Stallings PIT C
    Pirates' Jacob Stallings: Smacks game-winning single in extras Friday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jacob Stallings had a game-winning RBI single as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Nationals.

    Recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sept. 13, Stallings came through with the game-winning hit in what was his first at-bat since returning to the big league club. The 22-year-old has slashed .222/.222/.333 in a scant nine major league at-bats in 2016 and is essentially on the roster to serve as the third catcher for the balance of the campaign.

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  • Wilson Ramos WAS C
    Nationals' Wilson Ramos: Launches 22nd homer in Friday loss
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Wilson Ramos went 2-for-6 with a solo homer in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Pirates.

    He continued the best offensive season of his career with a 433-foot solo shot to right in the sixth. Ramos now has hits in five straight, and his 22 homers, 80 RBI, .304 average and .496 slugging percentage in 2016 are all career bests.

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  • Mark Teixeira NYY 1B
    Yankees' Mark Teixeira: Out with sore neck
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mark Teixeira was held out of Saturday's lineup with neck soreness, LoHud.com reports.

    Teixeira also missed Friday's tilt with the lingering issue, but he was able to enter Saturday's game as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning. Heading into the final week of his major league career, the 36-year-old should get back into the lineup a few times before he hangs it up, but it's possible the New York Yankees will play it cautiously and give the soreness in Teixeira's neck an extra day or two to completely subside.

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  • Joe Mauer MIN 1B
    Twins' Joe Mauer: Out again Saturday
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joe Mauer (quads) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    It's been almost a week since Mauer last played and he's played in just eight games since Labor Day. He is battling soreness in his quads at this point in the season and manager Paul Molitor has suggested Mauer's playing time will remain limited the rest of the way, although Mauer will not be shut down entirely.

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  • Mitch Moreland TEX 1B
    Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Out of Saturday's lineup
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mitch Moreland is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

    The Texas Rangers are resting most of their regulars Saturday after clinching the division Friday night. Ryan Rua will start at first base and hit fifth Saturday.

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  • Sean Rodriguez PIT 1B
    Pirates' Sean Rodriguez: Hits game-tying RBI double in Friday win
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-6 with an RBI double in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning victory over the Nationals.

    Rodriguez came through with a two-out two-bagger in the ninth to plate Pedro Florimon and knot the score at 5-5. The 31-year-old is enjoying his best month of the season, with six homers, 16 RBI and a .333/.381/.684 line over 57 September at-bats.

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  • Wil Myers SD 1B
    Padres' Wil Myers: Hits 28th home run of season in win
    21h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Wil Myers finished 2-for-3 including a three-run home run in Friday night's 7-2 win over the Giants.

    After failing to reach base with a three-strikeout night on Thursday, snapping an eight-game hit streak, Myers started things off right for San Diego in the bottom of the first inning with a three-run shot to center -- his 28th homer of the season -- giving his club a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 25-year-old first baseman would also cross home in the San Diego Padres four-run fifth after reaching base on a single. Myers now sports a cool .261/.338/.473 line on the season.

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  • Matt Adams STL 1B
    Cardinals' Matt Adams: Extends hitting streak to four games Friday
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Adams went 1-for-2 with a walk in Friday's 5-0 loss to the Cubs.

    The 28-year-old extended his modest hitting streak to four games and was only one of two St. Louis Cardinals hitters to get on base twice in what was a dominating effort by Jake Arrieta. Adams has endured an injury-shortened second half of the season, but is just two homers short of equaling the career-best 17 he hit in 2013.

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  • Starlin Castro NYY 2B
    Yankees' Starlin Castro: Takes batting practice Saturday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Starlin Castro (hamstring) was able to take batting practice on the field prior to Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, LoHud.com reports.

    Manager Joe Girardi had previously indicated it was unlikely Castro would return during the weekend set, and while that outlook may still hold true, it's an encouraging sign that the second baseman was able to hit on the field after he was also able to take swings in a cage Friday. If he does indeed remain out for the remainder of the Toronto series, Castro's next chance to slot back into the lineup will come Monday against the Red Sox.

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  • DJ LeMahieu COL 2B
    Rockies' DJ LeMahieu: Not in Saturday's lineup
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    DJ LeMahieu is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

    It's not often one sees a healthy .349 hitter sit when they would have the platoon advantage, but LeMahieu hasn't had a day off in more than a month. Further, his 13-game hitting streak ended Friday and he's just 9-for-37 against Saturday's starter Clayton Kershaw. Patrick Valaika will get the nod at second base in LeMahieu's absence.

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  • Ryan Schimpf SD 2B
    Padres' Ryan Schimpf: Out of Saturday's lineup
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Schimpf is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

    Carlos Asuaje will get the start at the keystone Saturday, and could continue to get a fair share of the starts over the season's final nine days as the San Diego Padres look to evaluate all of their young players on the active roster.

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  • Tyler Saladino CHW 2B
    White Sox's Tyler Saladino: Out Saturday
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler Saladino (back) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Indians, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    A late scratch from Friday's lineup due to back discomfort, Saladino will remain on the bench Saturday as Carlos Sanchez starts again at second base. It's uncertain how long Saladino may be out.

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  • Rougned Odor TEX 2B
    Rangers' Rougned Odor: Out of Saturday's lineup
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Rougned Odor is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

    The Texas Rangers are resting most of their regulars Saturday after clinching the division Friday night. Jurickson Profar will start at second base and hit second Saturday.

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  • Robinson Cano SEA 2B
    Mariners' Robinson Cano: Totals four hits in win at Twins
    15h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Robinson Cano had four hits and two RBI in a win over the Twins on Friday.

    Cano has had a rocky couple weeks, but it looks like he's starting to find his groove again. He's reached base nine times in the last four games and driven in five in that span. He only has one extra-base hit in his last nine games, though. With 33 homers and 30 doubles, Cano reached 30/30 for the second time in his career. One more homer will give him a career high.

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  • Chase Headley NYY 3B
    Yankees' Chase Headley: Back issue resurfaces
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chase Headley was held out of Saturday's game with the back issue that cost him three games earlier in the week, LoHud.com reports.

    Headley's back had acted up earlier in the week, and though he was able to return and start the team's past two tilts, he went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in that span. Manager Joe Girardi indicated his third baseman didn't mention the back flaring up again, but the skipper suggested the 32-year-old didn't look 100 percent healthy in his two games back. After getting an extra day off, Headley will look to return to the lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Blue Jays.

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  • Yangervis Solarte SD 3B
    Padres' Yangervis Solarte: Rejoins team Saturday
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Yangervis Solarte (personal) rejoined the team Saturday, but is not in the lineup for the game against the Giants, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

    His wife tragically passed away earlier this month, so he was away from the team for several days. Adam Rosales will start at the keystone Saturday, but Solarte should be back in the mix in the coming days.

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  • Wilmer Flores NYM 3B
    Mets' Wilmer Flores: Unlikely to return during regular season
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Wilmer Flores (wrist) is unlikely to return during the regular season, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

    He remains not close to swinging a bat after suffering a setback Wednesday. Flores first injured his right wrist in a plate collision in Atlanta two weeks ago and has been diagnosed with a bone bruise. He has since received two cortisone shots, and is unlikely to contribute to the New York Mets down the stretch. Look for T.J. Rivera and Kelly Johnson to continue to fill in at the keystone over the final nine days of the regular season.

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  • Pablo Sandoval BOS 3B
    Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval: Return this season not ruled out
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Manager John Farrell said Saturday that a return for Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) this season has not been ruled out, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

    This is certainly surprising, as it was announced back in May that Sandoval would be done for the year after undergoing surgery, but apparently he is well ahead of schedule in his recovery. That said, Sandoval has not yet played third base in the instructional league (only DH) and for fantasy purposes, this news is largely moot as it sounds like Sandoval only has a chance to be an option in October.

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  • Travis Shaw BOS 3B
    Red Sox's Travis Shaw: Out of lineup Saturday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Travis Shaw is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

    He will sit in favor of Brock Holt following an 0-for-4 showing in the series opener against Tampa Bay. Shaw has failed to capitalize on his regular playing time this month, posting an underwhelming .232/.274/.411 slash line in September. Manager John Farrell said earlier this week that third base is "a spot that can further be grabbed."

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  • Jake Lamb ARI 3B
    Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Out of Saturday's lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jake Lamb is out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

    The Arizona Diamondbacks will sit Lamb with southpaw Wade Miley on the hill for the O's. Brandon Drury will get the start at the keystone and hit sixth Saturday.

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  • Ozzie Albies ATL SS
    Braves' Ozzie Albies: Expected to be ready for spring training
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ozzie Albies (elbow) is expected to be fully recovered in time for spring training, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

    He underwent successful elbow surgery earlier this month, and should be set to compete for a spot on the 25-man roster at the outset of spring training. Albies is the Atlanta Braves ' clear second baseman of the future, and should spend the bulk of 2017 at the keystone for the big club, regardless of whether he makes the roster out of camp.

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  • Brandon Crawford SF SS
    Giants' Brandon Crawford: Remains out Saturday
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brandon Crawford (finger) remains out of the lineup Saturday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

    He was doubtful to play Saturday, so this comes as no surprise. It sounds as though he has been progressing with his recovery, so he should be expected back in the coming days. Ehire Adrianza will start at shortstop again and bat eighth Saturday.

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  • Asdrubal Cabrera NYM SS
    Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Playing through knee injury
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) is starting at shortstop and hitting second Saturday against the Phillies.

    He left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his right knee, but continues to demonstrate his toughness as the season winds to a close and the New York Mets keep chasing a postseason berth. Cabrera may not be 100 percent healthy, but he's been so hot at the plate lately (.342/.419/.645 in September) that he should be deployed as usual.

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  • Jordy Mercer PIT SS
    Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Out of Saturday's lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jordy Mercer (forearm) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

    Mercer has made two pinch-hitting appearances with the injury, but has yet to take the field. Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and hit sixth Saturday.

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  • Carlos Correa HOU SS
    Astros' Carlos Correa: In Saturday's lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carlos Correa (shoulder) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    An ill-fated diving attempt at shortstop Friday resulted in an injury to Correa's left shoulder, the same one that cost him time earlier this month, but the 22-year-old won't even miss a start. Correa has posted just a .677 OPS this month, but his second-half line still sits at .290/.371/.451.

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  • Jordy Mercer PIT SS
    Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Swings bat Friday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jordy Mercer (forearm) fouled out in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday.

    He's come off the bench two straight days, but hasn't played in the field. Mercer has already set career highs in a number of different categories, including hits (131) and RBI (59).

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  • Stephen Piscotty STL RF
    Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: Plates three in Saturday win
    7m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with an RBI single, double, solo homer and two runs in Saturday's 10-4 victory over the Cubs.

    The slugging outfielder blasted a 423-foot solo shot in the second off the embattled Jason Hammel and followed up with an RBI single in the eighth that closed out the scoring for the St. Louis Cardinals . It was a solid bounce-back effort for the 25-year-old, who'd struck out five times in eight at-bats over his previous two games. Piscotty is struggling some at the plate as the season winds down, but does have double-digit RBI (10) for the the third straight month.

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  • David Dahl COL LF
    Rockies' David Dahl: Out again Saturday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    David Dahl is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

    Ryan Raburn will get the nod in left field against lefty Clayton Kershaw as Dahl sits for a second straight day. Dahl has cooled off considerably this month after a great initial run upon his callup, but that's not very surprising considering Dahl's age (22) and where we're at in the season. He hadn't played more than 119 games in a season prior to this year.

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  • Gerardo Parra COL LF
    Rockies' Gerardo Parra: Back in action Saturday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gerardo Parra (illness) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

    He missed two games due to illness, but will take over in right field Saturday with Carlos Gonzalez on the bench. Parra, a left-handed hitter, has fared surprisingly well in his career against Saturday's starter Clayton Kershaw, going 10-for-27 (.370 average) with two walks and seven strikeouts.

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  • Carlos Gonzalez COL RF
    Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez: Out Saturday against Dodgers
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carlos Gonzalez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

    Gerardo Parra will take over in right field as Gonzalez sits against lefty Clayton Kershaw, marking Gonzalez's first absence in September. Gonzalez has more than held his own against lefties this season (.795 OPS) but he's just 7-for-36 (.194 average) in his career against Kershaw.

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  • Adam Eaton CHW RF
    White Sox's Adam Eaton: Unlikely to play Sunday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Adam Eaton is not expected to play until Monday at the earliest, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

    A collision with the outfield wall Friday left Eaton pretty well banged up with hip, back and shoulder discomfort, and there is also some concern about a concussion. While Eaton reportedly passed his initial rounds of testing, it sounds like the team will wait a couple more days and be sure there are no delayed onset symptoms.

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  • Colby Rasmus HOU LF
    Astros' Colby Rasmus: Still unavailable
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Colby Rasmus (undisclosed) remains unavailable Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    The situation surrounding Rasmus remains clouded, but he'll be unavailable Saturday, marking his sixth consecutive absence. It's unclear when, or if, he'll return to the field this season, and the Houston Astros appear to be handling the situation on a game-to-game basis.

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  • Noah Syndergaard NYM SP
    Mets' Noah Syndergaard: Will start Tuesday
    11m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Noah Syndergaard (illness) will start Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Having him start Tuesday lines him to make the final start of the season Sunday, but as DiComo adds, he'll only pitch that game if the New York Mets need that game to get into the playoffs.

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  • Tyler Duffey MIN SP
    Twins' Tyler Duffey: Helps Twins snap seven-game losing streak with quality start
    13m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler Duffey (9-11) held the Mariners to two runs on four hits, struck out four, and did not issue a walk in Saturday's home win.

    The second-year pitcher continues to have success inducing ground balls to generate outs -- he made the Mariners hit 12 of them in this game - but he still sports an ugly 6.18 ERA and 1.47 WHIP due mostly to the high amount of homers he's allowed; out of his 24 starts, only 8 have been without allowing a long ball. He only gave up one in this game, but it was an absolute moonshot by Nelson Cruz that landed in the third deck, estimated at 454 feet. The 25-year-old righty is set to make his last start of the season Friday at U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox, opposite starter Carlos Rodon.

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  • Matt Andriese TB SP
    Rays' Matt Andriese: Solid in Saturday no-decision
    21m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Andriese didn't factor into the decision Saturday versus the Red Sox, giving up two earned runs on four hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five.

    The 27-year-old righty actually pitched better than he had in notching victories in his two most recent starts, completing six full innings for the first time since Aug. 24. After a two-start stretch where he gave up a whopping 14 earned runs over nine innings, Andriese has bounced back to allow just five earned runs over the 16.1 innings covering his last three trips to the mound. He'll try to end the season on a winning note when he takes on the White Sox next Thursday.

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  • Rick Porcello BOS SP
    Red Sox's Rick Porcello: Tallies 22nd victory versus Rays on Saturday
    27m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Rick Porcello (22-4) continued his storybook season in a 6-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday, striking out nine and giving up three earned runs and a walk on eight hits over 6.1 innings.

    The ace right-hander fired a robust 116 pitches, with 80 of them finding the strike zone. All of Porcello's troubles were in the third inning, when he surrendered a two-RBI double to Brad Miller and a run-scoring single to Corey Dickerson. The 27-year-old has rattled off victories in eight of his last nine decisions and given up no more than three earned runs in 11 straight outings. He'll look to close out his Cy Young-caliber campaign with another win next Friday versus the Blue Jays.

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  • Jarred Cosart SD SP
    Padres' Jarred Cosart: Leaves game with elbow injury
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jarred Cosart exited Saturday's start against the Giants after just one inning with right elbow inflammation.

    Further tests are likely on the way for Cosart after he only managed to record two outs before exiting. Before his departure, Cosart gave up three earned runs.

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  • Raul Alcantara OAK SP
    Athletics' Raul Alcantara: Done in by long ball in Saturday loss
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Raul Alcantara (1-2) gave up four earned runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings in Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Rangers. He struck out six.

    Elvis Andrus was the source of all of Alcantara's problems Saturday, with the veteran shortstop tagging him for a pair of two-run homers in the second and sixth innings. He's now given up at least one round-tripper in each of his first four appearances, but the six innings represented his longest stint on the mound to date. Alcantara will look to finish the season on a high note against the Mariners next Friday.

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  • Craig Kimbrel BOS RP
    Red Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Notches 30th save in Saturday win
    15m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Craig Kimbrel tallied his 30th save in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Rays, giving up a solo homer but also striking out two over an inning.

    The closer saw Logan Forsythe take him deep to right field with two outs, but then bore down to get Kevin Kiermaier swinging to end the game. The earned run was the first Kimbrel had surrendered since Aug. 9 against the Yankees, breaking a string of 16 appearances where he'd seen his ERA progressively shrink. Kimbrel has now converted 18 consecutive save opportunities and has an 82:24 K:BB to go along with a 2.65 ERA.

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  • Francisco Rodriguez DET RP
    Tigers' Francisco Rodriguez: Implodes in ninth inning Saturday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Francisco Rodriguez (3-4) uncharacteristically fell apart in the ninth inning Saturday against the Royals, giving up five earned runs on four hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. He also recorded a strikeout.

    The veteran closer blew his fifth save of the season by giving up five runs on a two-RBI double to Paulo Orlando and a go-ahead three-run homer to Eric Hosmer. Rodriguez had posted five straight scoreless outings and converted seven consecutive save opportunities before Saturday, and is now 44-for-49 in save chances on the season.

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  • Kelvin Herrera KC RP
    Royals' Kelvin Herrera: Tallies 12th save in Saturday win
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kelvin Herrera notched his 12th save in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Tigers, pitching a perfect ninth inning.

    He was particularly sharp while disposing of Erick Aybar, Andrew Romine and Jose Iglesias on just 10 pitches after the Kansas City Royals had made a spectacular five-run comeback in the ninth. Herrera did a solid job as the closer while Wade Davis endured a DL stint earlier in the summer, and has converted 12 of 15 save opportunities this season while also amassing 26 holds.

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  • Wade Davis KC RP
    Royals' Wade Davis: Notches second victory of season versus Tigers
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Wade Davis (2-1) gave up a hit over one scoreless inning in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Tigers.

    The veteran righty fired 10 of 17 pitches for strikes while posting his third straight scoreless effort. Davis is typically used in closing situations and has converted 25 of 28 save opportunities this season, including his last four. However, he toiled away in the eighth inning Saturday, earning the victory when the Kansas City Royals put together a spectacular five-run comeback in the ninth.

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  • Alex Reyes STL RP
    Cardinals' Alex Reyes: Mows down six in five-inning victory
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Alex Reyes (4-1) gave up three earned runs on six hits and three walks over five innings in Saturday's 10-4 walloping of the Cubs. He struck out six.

    The 22-year-old continued his string of impressive performances, although the three earned runs he gave up Saturday were the most he'd yielded in a start to date. Staked to a 4-0 lead entering the home half of the first, Reyes allowed a two-RBI triple to Ben Zobrist that cut his advantage in half. Dexter Fowler blasted a run-scoring double in the second for the third run against Reyes, but he settled in after that point to make it through five full frames. The rookie fired a career-high 115 pitches overall in the process of winning his third consecutive decision. Reyes will look to finish off the season on a winning note against the Reds next Thursday.

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  • Ty Blach SF RP
    Giants' Ty Blach: Named Sunday's starter
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ty Blach will start Sunday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

    With Johnny Cueto (groin) unable to go, Blach will step in for his first career start at the major league level. He's fared well in two appearances out of the bullpen so far, tossing six scoreless frames with just one hit allowed, albeit with only one strikeout. The 25-year-old Blach averaged just over six strikeouts per nine innings with Triple-A Sacramento prior to his callup.

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  • Pedro Alvarez BAL DH
    Orioles' Pedro Alvarez: Launches 22nd homer in Friday win
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over Arizona.

    The veteran slugger broke the ice on a dismal offensive performance up to that point by taking reliever Enrique Burgos deep with a 407-foot shot to right in the eighth, kickstarting the Baltimore Orioles ' comeback. Despite the homer Friday and some modest success making hard contact during the month, Alvarez is struggling overall in September, as evidenced by his .195 average over 41 at-bats.

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  • Nelson Cruz SEA DH
    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Blasts 38th homer in win at Twins
    15h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz doubled, homered and drove in four runs Friday in a win in Minnesota.

    Cruz hit a two-run shot for his 38th home run this season. He has nine games left to get to 40 homers for the third consecutive year, and he also four RBI away from his second 100-RBI season.

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  • Edwin Encarnacion TOR DH
    Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion: On base three times in Friday blowout
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with an RBI walk, another base-on-balls and two runs in Friday's 9-0 victory over the Yankees.

    The menacing slugger was pitched around in the second with the based jammed, which resulted in Kevin Pillar coming home on the bases-loaded walk. Encarnacion has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games, with three homers and eight RBI over that span.

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  • Carlos Santana CLE DH
    Indians' Carlos Santana: Churns out four-RBI effort Thursday
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and an RBI double in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Royals.

    Santana's been enjoying the diluted pitching of September baseball, as he's having his best month, posting a .310/.451/.634 line with six homers and 17 RBI over 20 games. That's about as much average as you'll ever see him hit for, as Santana tends to hover in the .250 range (or worse), but he's still been plenty productive for fantasy owners. The 30-year-old has a career-high 34 homers already, and he's just two short of his career-high 85 RBI and one short of his career-high 84 runs.

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  • Albert Pujols LAA DH
    Angels' Albert Pujols: Blasts 31st homer against Astros
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a strikeout Thursday in a 2-0 win over Houston.

    The Los Angeles Angels are closing out an awful season, but that doesn't mean Albert Pujols is sitting around sulking. His two-run shot in the first inning was home run number 31 on the season and 591 for his career. It's proof that even at 36-years-old, the future Hall-of-Famer still has a lot of juice left in the tank and he remains a formidable fantasy asset. Since the All-Star break, he has topped his first half home run total with 16 and he is quickly closing in on matching the 60 runs he knocked in from April to June.

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  • Victor Martinez DET DH
    Tigers' Victor Martinez: Homers as pinch hitter in Game 1 Thursday
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Victor Martinez hit a three-run home run as a pinch hitter in Game 1 of the Detroit Tigers ' doubleheader Thursday.

    The blast off Michael Tonkin was V-Mart's 25th of the year. Concerns about his right knee, which had been plunked twice in three days as of Sunday, look to be alleviated. He's in the lineup as designated hitter for Game 2 of the twin bill Thursday night. Martinez boasts a .288/.347/.472 triple slash for 2016.

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