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    • Bo Bichette TOR SS
      Blue Jays' Bo Bichette: Laces trio of singles
      2h ago

      Bichette went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      All three hits were singles. Bichette scored the opening run of the game, scoring on Justin Smoak's infield single in the first inning. Bichette is hitting .333/.375/.648 with seven homers, 16 runs scored and 11 RBI in his first 24 major-league games.

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    • Derek Fisher TOR LF
      Blue Jays' Derek Fisher: Notches fifth steal
      2h ago

      Fisher went 1-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored and a walk in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      Fisher got aboard with a single in the first inning, then stole second and scored on a Teoscar Hernandez double to extend the Blue Jays' early lead to 2-0 at the time. The outfielder is up to five steals this year while batting to a .198/.289/.386 line in 105 at-bats between Toronto and Houston this season.

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    • Adam Eaton WAS RF
      Nationals' Adam Eaton: Goes deep again
      2h ago

      Eaton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 9-3 victory against the Cubs on Friday.

      The outfielder hit his long ball in the second at-bat of the game, and the Nationals were off and running. Eaton has smashed five homers in his last nine games, which accounts for almost half of his homer production this year. With the hot streak, he is just two homers shy of setting a new career best in the category. Eaton is batting .290 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 88 runs and 13 steals in 473 at-bats this season.

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    • Sam Gaviglio TOR RP
      Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Stuck with loss Friday
      2h ago

      Gaviglio (4-2) allowed three runs on a hit and three walks, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. He took the loss in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      Gaviglio got into trouble in the sixth inning as he loaded the bases and walked Kyle Seager, and then reliever Tim Mayza allowed a pair of runs to score that were credited to Gaviglio. The reliever now owns a 4.82 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 80.1 innings this year while working in low-leverage situations that keep him outside of most fantasy owners' interests.

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    • Juan Soto WAS LF
      Nationals' Juan Soto: Scores four more runs
      2h ago

      Soto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, walk and four runs in a 9-3 victory against the Cubs on Friday.

      The 20-year-old also scored four runs Monday against the Pirates. In his last 13 contests, Soto has crossed the plate 21 times. That's put him on pace to easily reach the 100-run plateau, which means just about the only thing that could keep Soto from finishing with 30 homers, 100 RBI, 100 runs and 15 steals is an injury. After Friday, he is batting .290 with 29 home runs, 84 RBI, 85 runs and 12 steals in 431 at-bats.

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    • Trent Thornton TOR SP
      Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Gives up four runs in no-decision
      3h ago

      Thornton allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over four-plus innings Friday, striking out four and taking a no-decision in the 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      Thornton was twice spotted leads, but he couldn't make either of them hold up. He was pulled in the fifth inning in favor of reliever Buddy Boshers after allowing a J.P. Crawford solo home run and a single to Austin Nola. The right-hander has a 5.34 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 117 strikeouts over 124.2 innings this season. The 25-year-old is expected to make his next start versus the Braves on Wednesday.

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    • Omar Narvaez SEA C
      Mariners' Omar Narvaez: Supplies 18th homer
      3h ago

      Narvaez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.

      Narvaez's blast came off Blue Jays starter Trent Thornton in the second inning to get the Mariners on the board. The catcher is hitting .286/.360/.466 with 18 homers, 44 RBI and 55 runs in 105 games this year.

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    • Gary Sanchez NYY C
      Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Cranks 29th homer
      3h ago

      Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk in Friday's 10-2 win over the Dodgers.

      Sanchez knocked a solo shot off Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning, and then added another run on Didi Gregorius' fifth inning grand slam. The catcher is up to 29 homers with 67 RBI and 51 runs scored across 89 games this season. He has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, going 12-for-33 with four homers, eight RBI and seven runs scored over that span.

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    • Tomas Nido NYM C
      Mets' Tomas Nido: Removed due to injury
      8h ago

      Nido left Friday's game against the Braves after taking a backswing to the head, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

      Nido was able to remain in the contest after being examined by team trainers, though he was ultimately lifted and is likely being evaluated for a concussion. Wilson Ramos replaced Nido behind the dish.

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    • Austin Allen SD C
      Padres' Austin Allen: Wielding hot bat in Triple-A
      11h ago

      Allen is hitting .488 (20-for-41) with four home runs during his current 10-game hitting streak with Triple-A El Paso.

      The hot streak has pushed Allen's season slash line to an impressive .331/.381/.658 through 66 games with El Paso. He has slugged 20 homers overall after hitting 22 during each of his last two seasons in the minors. The 25-year-old had two stints with the Padres earlier this season, registering a .250 average with no long balls in 44 at-bats.

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    • Danny Jansen TOR C
      Blue Jays' Danny Jansen: Retreats to bench
      11h ago

      Jansen isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

      Jansen is 0-for-9 at the dish over his last three contests, so he'll take a seat for Friday's series opener. Reese McGuire will handle the catching duties and hit ninth with Jansen out of the mix.

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    • Max Stassi LAA C
      Angels' Max Stassi: Heads to bench
      12h ago

      Stassi isn't starting Friday's game against the Astros.

      Stassi went 2-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday against the Rangers, but he'll take a seat for Friday's series opener. Anthony Bemboom will handle the catching duties and hit ninth in Stassi's absence.

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    • Neil Walker MIA 1B
      Marlins' Neil Walker: Registers three base knocks
      4h ago

      Walker went 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored Friday against Philadelphia.

      Walker knocked home a pair of runs in the fifth inning on a double to right field, giving his team an 11-9 lead. The 33-year-old has put together a modest three-game hitting streak and is slashing .269/.346/.392 with five homers, 26 RBI and two stolen bases over 88 games this year.

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    • Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
      Braves' Freddie Freeman: Comes through with another RBI
      5h ago

      Freeman went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a walk Friday night against the Mets.

      Freeman kicked off the scoring in this one with an RBI single to center field. He continues to produce at the dish this season for Atlanta, registering three home runs and six RBI over his last four matchups.

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    • Luke Voit NYY 1B
      Yankees' Luke Voit: Leading off in first rehab game
      10h ago

      Voit (abdomen) is playing first base and leading off for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Randy Miller of NJ.com reports.

      Voit is making his first appearance since going on the 10-day injured list with a sports hernia July 31. Barring any setbacks, he is likely to rejoin the big club when they begin their next homestand against Oakland on Aug. 30. The 28-year-old is hitting .278 with 19 homers and 54 RBI in 349 at-bats with the Yankees this season.

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    • Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B
      Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez: Riding pine Friday
      11h ago

      Tellez isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

      Tellez smacked his 15th home run of the season Thursday, but he'll take a seat for Friday night's clash. Justin Smoak is starting at first base and batting fifth with Tellez on the bench.

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    • Michael Chavis BOS 1B
      Red Sox's Michael Chavis: Embarking on rehab stint
      12h ago

      Chavis (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

      Chavis gained clearance to resume swinging earlier in the week, and the team feels confident that he's ready to return to game action. He's been sidelined since Aug. 12 due to a sprained AC joint, so he's unlikely to require more than a few games in the minors before being reinstated.

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    • Danny Santana TEX 1B
      Rangers' Danny Santana: Returns to lineup
      13h ago

      Santana (hamstring) is starting at first base and batting second Friday against the White Sox.

      He was expected to only miss one game with the sore hamstring and that will indeed be the case. Santana is hitting .229 with five home runs and one steal in 20 games this month.

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    • Dee Gordon SEA 2B
      Mariners' Dee Gordon: Posts three hits
      3h ago

      Gordon went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.

      Gordon came a home run short of a cycle, lining out as the leadoff hitter in the seventh inning. It would have been an unlikely long ball, as the 31-year-old has only gone yard three times this year. He is up to five triples and 10 doubles to go with 18 stolen bases, 32 runs scored and a .282 batting average in 89 games.

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    • Starlin Castro MIA 2B
      Marlins' Starlin Castro: Cracks two homers in slugfest
      5h ago

      Castro went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored Friday night against the Phillies.

      Castro didn't draw the start Friday, but he entered the matchup as a pinch hitter and then stayed in to play third base. He drove in a run during the fifth inning and then launched a two-run blast in the sixth followed by another two-run homer in the eighth, extending Miami's lead to nine. The 29-year-old is slashing .264/.287/.394 with 13 home runs and 65 RBI over 127 games this year.

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    • Greg Garcia SD 2B
      Padres' Greg Garcia: Not in Friday's lineup
      11h ago

      Garcia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

      Garcia started the last three games, but he will be held out Friday with the Padres employing a righty-heavy lineup against Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. Ty France will get the start at second base in Garcia's place.

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    • Aledmys Diaz HOU 2B
      Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Headed for rehab stint
      12h ago

      Diaz (head) will play with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday and Sunday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

      Diaz was given the green light to take batting practice and participate in some fielding work Wednesday, and the Astros will send him to Round Rock over the weekend. He was placed on the injured list Sunday after experiencing lightheadedness and dizziness and will be eligible to be reinstated beginning Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

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    • Eric Sogard TB 2B
      Rays' Eric Sogard: Out against southpaw
      13h ago

      Sogard is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

      Sogard went 1-for-5 with a strikeout in Thursday's series opener but he'll hit the bench Friday with lefty Ty Blach taking the mound for Baltimore. Michael Brosseau will start at the keystone in his place.

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    • Starlin Castro MIA 2B
      Marlins' Starlin Castro: Heads to bench Friday
      14h ago

      Castro is not in Friday's lineup against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

      Castro is hitting .325 with three home runs in 20 games this month. Neil Walker will start at third base while hitting second.

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    • Brian Anderson MIA 3B
      Marlins' Brian Anderson: Diagnosed with broken finger
      6h ago

      Anderson suffered a broken finger in his left hand after being hit by a pitch during Friday's game agianst the Phillies, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.

      The Marlins initially announced that Anderson was dealing with a bruised hand, though X-rays revealed a fracture. After the game Anderson stated "that will probably be it for the season for me," per Mish.

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    • Hunter Dozier KC 3B
      Royals' Hunter Dozier: Responsible for team's lone run
      7h ago

      Dozier went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Friday's loss to Cleveland.

      Dozier tripled home a run in the sixth inning, but it would be the only run his team would score all night. The 28-year-old is hitting .286 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI over 106 games this season with Kansas City.

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    • Brian Anderson MIA 3B
      Marlins' Brian Anderson: Day-to-day with hand bruise
      8h ago

      Anderson has been diagnosed with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch during Friday's game against Philadelphia, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

      Anderson will likely be evaluated upon his arrival at the ballpark Saturday, and it's certainly possible for him to return to the starting nine Saturday if he checks out OK.

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    • Brian Anderson MIA 3B
      Marlins' Brian Anderson: Exits early
      8h ago

      Anderson was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch on his left hand, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

      Anderson was able to remain in the game immediately after getting drilled, but he was replaced in the field by Harold Ramirez. Anderson is likely headed for X-rays to determine the extent of the injury.

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    • Dawel Lugo DET 3B
      Tigers' Dawel Lugo: Out of Friday's lineup
      13h ago

      Lugo is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Twins, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

      Lugo started the last 17 games for the Tigers, but he'll head to the bench Friday after posting a .457 OPS in that stretch. Ronny Rodriguez enters the lineup at the hot corner in his absence, batting seventh.

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    • Todd Frazier NYM 3B
      Mets' Todd Frazier: Out of Friday's lineup
      14h ago

      Frazier is not in Friday's lineup against the Braves.

      He is hitting .173 with two home runs in 75 at-bats this month. Luis Guillorme will start at third base while hitting sixth.

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    • Bo Bichette TOR SS
      Blue Jays' Bo Bichette: Laces trio of singles
      2h ago

      Bichette went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      All three hits were singles. Bichette scored the opening run of the game, scoring on Justin Smoak's infield single in the first inning. Bichette is hitting .333/.375/.648 with seven homers, 16 runs scored and 11 RBI in his first 24 major-league games.

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    • J.P. Crawford SEA SS
      Mariners' J.P. Crawford: Launches solo shot
      3h ago

      Crawford went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a pair of runs scored and a walk in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.

      Crawford's only hit of the game gave the Mariners a 4-3 advantage in the fifth inning, their first lead of the game. Crawford had previous scored a tying run on a Kyle Seager double in the third inning. The shortstop is 11-for-36 with two homer, nine runs scored and four RBI over his last nine games. For the year, the 24-year-old is hitting .250/.336/.418 with six homers, 40 RBI, 35 runs scored and five steals in 72 games.

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    • Gleyber Torres NYY SS
      Yankees' Gleyber Torres: Belts 32nd homer
      3h ago

      Torres went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-2 win over the Dodgers.

      Torres took Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia deep in the sixth inning for his only hit of the night. He also struck out twice, reaching 100 whiffs this season. Torres remains hot, having gone 13-for-40 with six homers, seven RBI and 10 runs scored across his last 10 games. For the year, the second baseman is hitting .287/.350/.551 with 32 homers, 76 RBI and 84 runs scored in 118 games.

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    • Didi Gregorius NYY SS
      Yankees' Didi Gregorius: Two homers Friday
      4h ago

      Gregorius went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and a solo home run in Friday's 10-2 win over the Dodgers.

      Gregorius provided the biggest hit of the night off Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu in the fifth inning, and then tacked on an insurance run with a ninth-inning solo shot off reliever Casey Sadler. The shortstop is up to 13 homers, 44 RBI and 37 runs scored with a .267/.295./487 line across 232 at-bats this season.

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    • Niko Goodrum DET SS
      Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Lands on IL
      5h ago

      Goodrum was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday night due to a left groin strain.

      Goodrum was pulled from Friday's matchup due to a groin issue, and after dealing with a similar issue earlier in the week, the Tigers will place him on the injured list. He'll be eligible to return beginning Sept. 2. Detroit will announce a corresponding move prior to Saturday's matchup.

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    • Francisco Lindor CLE SS
      Indians' Francisco Lindor: Delivers two-run blast
      7h ago

      Lindor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over Kansas City.

      Lindor left the yard in the second inning, extending his team's lead to four. Following Friday's performance, the 25-year-old has hit safely in six straight contests. He's slashing .297/.351/.517 over 110 matchups in 2019.

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    • Derek Fisher TOR LF
      Blue Jays' Derek Fisher: Notches fifth steal
      2h ago

      Fisher went 1-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored and a walk in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      Fisher got aboard with a single in the first inning, then stole second and scored on a Teoscar Hernandez double to extend the Blue Jays' early lead to 2-0 at the time. The outfielder is up to five steals this year while batting to a .198/.289/.386 line in 105 at-bats between Toronto and Houston this season.

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    • Adam Eaton WAS RF
      Nationals' Adam Eaton: Goes deep again
      2h ago

      Eaton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 9-3 victory against the Cubs on Friday.

      The outfielder hit his long ball in the second at-bat of the game, and the Nationals were off and running. Eaton has smashed five homers in his last nine games, which accounts for almost half of his homer production this year. With the hot streak, he is just two homers shy of setting a new career best in the category. Eaton is batting .290 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 88 runs and 13 steals in 473 at-bats this season.

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    • Juan Soto WAS LF
      Nationals' Juan Soto: Scores four more runs
      2h ago

      Soto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, walk and four runs in a 9-3 victory against the Cubs on Friday.

      The 20-year-old also scored four runs Monday against the Pirates. In his last 13 contests, Soto has crossed the plate 21 times. That's put him on pace to easily reach the 100-run plateau, which means just about the only thing that could keep Soto from finishing with 30 homers, 100 RBI, 100 runs and 15 steals is an injury. After Friday, he is batting .290 with 29 home runs, 84 RBI, 85 runs and 12 steals in 431 at-bats.

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    • Aristides Aquino CIN RF
      Reds' Aristides Aquino: Smashes another home run
      3h ago

      Aquino went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and RBI-double in a 3-2 loss against the Pirates on Friday.

      The 25-year-old hadn't homered for four games, and at his current pace, he was due for another Friday. In all seriousness, though, Aquino is on quite a run to begin his career. He has 12 home runs in just 71 at-bats, giving him an insane .873 slugging percentage. This is obviously just a small sample, but Aquino appears to be the real deal. He is also batting .338 with 25 RBI and 17 runs in 21 games.

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    • Mallex Smith SEA CF
      Mariners' Mallex Smith: Swipes pair of bags
      3h ago

      Smith went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases, a run scored and a walk in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.

      The speedy outfielder did his baserunning in the first and seventh innings, bringing him up to 36 stolen bases on the year. Smith also got aboard with a bunt in the sixth inning and came around to score his run on a wild pitch. For the year, the 26-year-old is hitting .235/.302/.353 with five homers, eight triples, and 57 runs scored in 107 games.

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    • Austin Meadows TB RF
      Rays' Austin Meadows: Belts grand slam
      3h ago

      Meadows went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 7-1 victory against the Orioles on Friday.

      The 24-year-old is on a five-game hitting streak, and during that stretch, he's smashed three homers and posted nine RBI. His average has slipped during the second half, but owners still have to love his 21 doubles, seven triples and 23 homers. He is batting .278 with 67 RBI, 56 runs and nine steals as well.

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    • Trent Thornton TOR SP
      Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Gives up four runs in no-decision
      3h ago

      Thornton allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over four-plus innings Friday, striking out four and taking a no-decision in the 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      Thornton was twice spotted leads, but he couldn't make either of them hold up. He was pulled in the fifth inning in favor of reliever Buddy Boshers after allowing a J.P. Crawford solo home run and a single to Austin Nola. The right-hander has a 5.34 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 117 strikeouts over 124.2 innings this season. The 25-year-old is expected to make his next start versus the Braves on Wednesday.

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    • Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP
      Reds' Anthony DeSclafani: Yields one run in no-decision
      3h ago

      DeSclafani allowed one run on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday.

      Like last season, DeSclafani has experienced some difficulty keeping the ball in the park, but he did that Friday and yielded just one run for the second straight start. DeSclafani came into the night having alternated wins and losses in his last six outings, but that came to an end with a no-decision because of little run support. He remains 8-7 with a 4.27 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 131 strikeouts in 128.2 innings this season. DeSclafani will pitch next at the Marlins on Wednesday.

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    • Mitch Keller PIT SP
      Pirates' Mitch Keller: Punches out nine in no-decision
      3h ago

      Keller struck out nine while allowing one run on six hits and a walk across six innings during a no-decision against the Reds on Friday.

      While Keller wasn't able to capture his second victory, he is again on the right track early in his career. He's allowed six runs three times in his first six starts, so he has some ugly numbers, but Keller's ERA is a respectable 4.43 in his last four outings. Overall, he is 1-2 with a 7.24 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 27.1 innings through six starts. Keller will look to build upon this outing at the Phillies on Wednesday.

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    • Matt Wisler SEA SP
      Mariners' Matt Wisler: Picks up first win
      3h ago

      Wisler (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning, earning in the win in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.

      Wisler did allow an inherited runner to score, which tied the game, but the right-hander became the pitcher of record as the Mariners rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning. He's pitched to a 1.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with 18 strikeouts in 15 innings in 14 appearances -- seven as an opener -- with the Mariners.

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    • Trevor Richards TB SP
      Rays' Trevor Richards: Throws six scoreless frames
      3h ago

      Richards (4-12) tossed six shutout innings while allowing two hits and one walk with five strikeouts, earning a victory against the Orioles on Friday.

      The 26-year-old is off to a strong start with his new team. In two starts with the Rays since joining the team from the Marlins, Richards has allowed two runs in 9.1 innings. Dating back to July 26, he's given up just two runs in his last 12.1 frames. Overall, Richards is 4-12 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 114 strikeouts in 121.1 innings with the Rays and Marlins this season.

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    • Anibal Sanchez WAS SP
      Nationals' Anibal Sanchez: Nearly throws complete game
      3h ago

      Sanchez (8-6) allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit with two walks and six strikeouts across 8.1 innings while earning a victory against the Cubs on Friday.

      The 35-year-old couldn't quite finish the job in the ninth, but this was still his longest outing of the year and quite a way to rebound from yielding five runs in his last start. Since starting the year 0-6 with a 5.10 ERA, Sanchez is 8-0 with a 3.03 ERA. That's brought his overall numbers to a very respectable level -- 3.81 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 130 innings this year. Sanchez will look to continue this hot stretch against the Marlins at home next Friday.

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    • Sam Gaviglio TOR RP
      Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Stuck with loss Friday
      2h ago

      Gaviglio (4-2) allowed three runs on a hit and three walks, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. He took the loss in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

      Gaviglio got into trouble in the sixth inning as he loaded the bases and walked Kyle Seager, and then reliever Tim Mayza allowed a pair of runs to score that were credited to Gaviglio. The reliever now owns a 4.82 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 80.1 innings this year while working in low-leverage situations that keep him outside of most fantasy owners' interests.

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    • Felipe Vazquez PIT RP
      Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Picks up another win
      3h ago

      Vazquez (4-1) pitched a perfect ninth and earned a victory in the Pirates 3-2 comeback win against the Reds on Friday.

      He didn't post a strikeout, but Vazquez also didn't allow a baserunner, keeping the Pirates within a run, and they won in the bottom of the ninth with four singles. Pittsburgh hasn't won many games lately, and as a result, Vazquez has just two saves since the All-Star break, but strangely, he does have two wins in the last week. Vazquez has 22 saves, a 1.62 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 74 strikeouts in 50 innings this season.

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    • Raisel Iglesias CIN RP
      Reds' Raisel Iglesias: Blows save in loss
      3h ago

      Iglesias (2-9) allowed two runs on four hits while recording just one out during the ninth in a blown save and loss against the Pirates on Friday.

      He didn't give up any extra-base hits, but against five batters, the only out Iglesias recorded was on a sacrifice bunt. The other four hitters all singled, which was enough to score two runs and blow the game. The blown save snapped his streak of nine straight successful save conversions and pushed his ERA back above 4.00. Iglesias has 26 saves with four blown opportunities, a 4.17 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 54 innings this season.

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    • Matt Magill SEA RP
      Mariners' Matt Magill: Converts third save
      3h ago

      Magill pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one batter to earn his third save of the year in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.

      It was a vast improvement from his last outing, when he allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record an out versus the Rays on Wednesday. Magill has converted three of four save chances since joining the Mariners, and he owns a 4.43 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 40 appearances between them and the Twins this year.

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    • Justus Sheffield SEA RP
      Mariners' Justus Sheffield: No-decision versus Jays
      3h ago

      Sheffield allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks, striking out three over four innings. He did not factor in the decision as the Mariners won 7-4 over the Blue Jays on Friday.

      Sheffield was making his first major-league appearance in four months, but he didn't pitch long enough to be eligible for the win in a back-and-forth contest. Through seven innings this year, Sheffield has allowed five runs on a combined nine hits and seven walks while striking out six. If he gets another turn in the rotation, it would come at home versus the Yankees on Wednesday.

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    • Mark Melancon ATL RP
      Braves' Mark Melancon: Records fifth save
      5h ago

      Melancon picked up the save by striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Mets.

      Melancon entered the contest in the bottom of the 14th inning, and he retired the first three batters he faced without issue. He's now registered a save in four of his last six appearances, and he continues to make a strong case to remain a candidate for save chances moving forward.

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    • J.D. Martinez BOS DH
      Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Homers twice, drives in seven
      4h ago

      Martinez went 3-for-4 with a pair of three-run home runs and another RBI in Friday's 11-0 rout of the Padres.

      Martinez socked a three-run home run in the first inning off Chris Paddack, then cranked another three-run shot in the sixth off Eric Yardley to make it an 11-0 game. He also hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning en route to his career-high seven RBI night. Through 117 games this season, the 32-year-old is slashing .308/.384/.557 with 78 runs scored, 75 RBI and a team-leading 30 home runs.

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    • Hunter Pence TEX DH
      Rangers' Hunter Pence: Scratched with back tightness
      10h ago

      Pence was a late scratch Friday due to lower back tightness.

      Pence was expected to slot in as the designated hitter and bat fifth Friday night, but it's Nick Solak who will replace Pence. The veteran outfielder will be considered day-to-day until further notice.

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    • Yordan Alvarez HOU DH
      Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Sitting Friday
      12h ago

      Alvarez is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Alvarez will take a seat for the series opener after starting the last 23 contests and posting a 1.149 OPS with eight homers, 22 RBI and 18 walks. George Springer will serve as the designed hitter Friday while Jake Marisnick starts in center field.

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    • Shin-Soo Choo TEX DH
      Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Sits against southpaw
      2d ago

      Choo is out of the starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

      Nick Solak will start as the designated hitter and bat sixth against left-hander Ross Detwiler. Choo is 7-for-23 with a home run, three RBI and four walks during his past five starts. The veteran outfielder is slashing only .207/.297/.364 in 138 plate appearances against southpaws, though.

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    • Daniel Vogelbach SEA DH
      Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach: Slugs homer in loss
      2d ago

      Vogelbach went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

      Vogelbach's 362-foot shot to right in the ninth brought the Mariners to within 5-4 at the time. The slugger has left the yard on a modest three occasions over his first 16 games in August and is hitting just .154 for the month, but at least five of his eight hits have gone for extra bases.

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    • Hunter Pence TEX DH
      Rangers' Hunter Pence: Plates game-winning run
      2d ago

      Pence went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a stolen base Wednesday in the Rangers' 8-7 win over the Angels.

      Pence brought in three of the Rangers' final four runs on the day, with his ninth-inning base knock scoring Elvis Andrus and ending the game. The 36-year-old has come through with multi-hit efforts in three of his last four starts and is batting .315/.378/.449 since returning in mid-July from a month-long absence due to a groin injury, which once looked like it would derail his surprising All-Star season.

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