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  • Jung Ho Kang 3B | PIT

    Pirates' Jung Ho Kang: Continues resurgence Sunday versus Nationals

    Kang finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Nationals.

    Kang busted out of a recent slump with a three-hit performance Saturday, and he kept it going Saturday with an RBI single in the first inning before sending a 432-foot, two-run homer to left in the seventh. The long ball extended Kang's career-high to 20, and the RBI gave him a new personal best of 59, despite having played 29 fewer games than he did a season ago.

  • Reds' Raisel Iglesias: Earns fourth save Sunday versus Brewers

    Iglesias struck out the side en route to his fourth save of the season Sunday versus the Brewers.

    Iglesias had not worked in a save situation in nearly two weeks, but he was sharp on Sunday, throwing 10 of 15 pitches for strikes to finish off the game. Iglesias seems to have found a home in the bullpen after being considered for starting duty at the beginning of the season, and he could open 2017 as the Reds' top option at closer.

  • Johnny Cueto SP | SF

    Giants' Johnny Cueto: Could start Thursday

    Cueto will test his strained left groin muscle in a throwing session Tuesday and could start Thursday against Colorado, Chris Haft of Big News Network reports. "As soon as we can get him out there, he'll be out there," said manager Bruce Bochy.

    Cueto suffered a strained groin muscle in his last start Tuesday and missed Sunday's scheduled start. It sounds like he'll make one more start at some point the final week if healthy.

  • Wily Peralta SP | MIL

    Brewers' Wily Peralta: Tough-luck loser Sunday versus Reds

    Peralta allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out five across six innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

    Peralta was a tough-luck loser Sunday, as he took the loss despite allowing just two extra-base hits and inducing nine ground ball outs. Peralta has been solid over his last five starts, going at least six innings in each and allowing more than three runs just once. He will face a tough test in his final start of the season Sunday at Coors Field.

  • Reds' Brandon Finnegan: Five shutout innings against Brewers Sunday

    Finnegan fired five shutout innings against the Brewers on Sunday, allowing just three hits while striking out four with no walks en route to his 10th win of the season.

    Finnegan was superb Sunday, throwing 11 of 17 first pitch strikes and pounding the zone at an impressive 72 percent clip, but he was removed after just 54 pitches as the Reds continue to monitor his workload. While he hasn't really shown signs of wearing down despite throwing a career-high 172 innings this season, Finnegan will likely be on a similarly tight leash in his last start of the season Friday versus the Cubs.

  • Tyler Glasnow SP | PIT

    Pirates' Tyler Glasnow: Lasts three innings Sunday versus Nationals

    Glasnow allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out five across three innings in Sunday's start versus the Nationals.

    Glasnow allowed three runs in the first inning, thanks in part to an error from Josh Bell, and he was removed after allowing another run in the third as his pitch count became strenuous. The rookie had only allowed two runs in seven innings since returning from a long stint on the disabled list, but he was unable to match that form Sunday against a tough lineup. Glasnow is slated to make his final start of the regular season Friday on the road versus the Cardinals.

  • Rob Zastryzny RP | CHC

    Cubs' Rob Zastryzny: Set to start Thursday

    Zastryzny will start Thursday against Pittsburgh, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The Cubs are calling it a "bullpen" start, so he may only go a few innings as Chicago rests starters ahead of the playoffs.

  • A.J. Cole SP | WAS

    Nationals' A.J. Cole: Pulled in third inning Sunday versus Pirates

    Cole allowed three runs on a hit and three walks across just 2.2 innings Sunday versus the Pirates. He struck out three.

    Cole dug himself an early hole Sunday, loading the bases and allowing three runs in the first inning. He didn't allow a baserunner the rest of the way, but Cole had already thrown 56 pitches and was removed from the game before he could get the final out in the third. Cole has regressed after impressing in his first handful of outings, and his 6.48 ERA over his last four outings has elevated his seasonal mark to 5.09. He will look to get back on track Friday versus the Marlins in his final start of the regular season.

  • Cubs' Mike Montgomery: Staying in bullpen

    Montgomery will not make a start the final week of the season as he'll stay in the bullpen, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Montgomery was penciled in to start Thursday. Instead, Rob Zastryzny will start Thursday but the Cubs plan to use several relievers.

  • Braves' Mike Foltynewicz: Set to start Wednesday

    Foltynewicz (calf) will start Wednesday against Philadelphia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Foltynewicz has been running on the injured calf without any reported issues and sounds healthy enough to make at least one more start this season.