Pence went 3-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.
Pence entered Sunday's contest mired in an 0-for-10 slump at the plate, so his three-hit performance against the dominant Clayton Kershaw came out of left field -- or right field in his case. The 34-year-old has started five consecutive games since suffering a minor back ailment earlier this month. He should continue providing modest fantasy value while batting cleanup for the Giants down the stretch.
Williamson went 3-for-3 with his third home run of the season in a 3-1 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Williamson was unfazed by the tough task of facing Clayton Kershaw, delivering three of his team's eight hits off of the Cy Young contender. The 27-year-old has started two of the last three games, but they have all come against southpaws. Williamson and his .177 isolated power rating will likely retreat to the bench in favor of Jarrett Parker on Monday, but he could be a cheap source of power in daily leagues when the Giants face the left-handed Robbie Ray on Tuesday.
Stratton (3-4) lasted just four innings Sunday, surrendering three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two in a losing effort against the Dodgers.
Stratton struggled finishing off batters in this one, getting into deep counts and needing 84 pitches (50 strikes) to complete four frames. The rookie has produced mixed results as a starter, notching double-digit strikeouts in two outings while failing to top four in his remaining seven. Still, Stratton's 3.43 ERA in those nine starts should be enough to earn him a spot in the Giants' rotation next year. The 27-year-old's final start of 2017 will come in a favorable matchup against the Padres on Saturday, giving him streaming appeal for owners trying to make a final push in their fantasy playoffs.
Nunez (knee) ran the bases Sunday without incident and could return to the lineup Monday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.
Running the bases was an important hurdle for him to clear before manager John Farrell would consider using Nunez in games. If he responds well Monday, Nunez could rejoin his teammates as the designated hitter. If he's not up to par, then he'll likely take a few days before running the bases again. The goal is to get him back into action before the postseason kicks off next week.
Betts went 1-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Reds.
In the month of September, Betts is looking like the impact player he was during the entirety of 2016. His eighth-inning, bases-clearing double tied Sunday's game before he raced home from second base on an infield single to give Boston the lead. It was the second time on Boston's six-game road trip that he cleared the bases with a double -- he also did it Monday in Baltimore -- to cap comeback wins. He's hitting a modest .273 over the month of September, but has slugged .583 with five home runs, 14 extra-base hits and 21 RBI over 20 games.
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