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  • Liam Hendriks CHW RP
    White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Picks up 34th save
    4h ago

    Hendriks walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Twins.

    Hendriks maintained a one-run lead to record his 34th save of the season. He's turned in seven consecutive scoreless appearances, and he's maintained a 9:2 K:BB across 6.2 innings in that span. While he hasn't replicated his dominant 2021 campaign, Hendriks still has a very solid 2.96 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across 54.2 frames on the campaign.

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  • Lucas Giolito CHW SP
    White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Six more punchouts
    4h ago

    Giolito allowed two earned runs on for hits and three walks while striking out six across five innings Thursday against the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.

    Giolito allowed four of the first six batters he faced to reach base, which accounted for both of the earned runs against him. However, he settled in from there -- with the exception of his control problems -- and he racked up 12 swinging strikes on 93 total pitches. Giolito has failed to meet expectations this season, though he has maintained a 3.71 ERA with a 31:11 K:BB across 26.2 innings and five starts in September.

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  • Louie Varland MIN SP
    Twins' Louie Varland: No decision against White Sox
    4h ago

    Varland allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three across five innings Thursday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

    Varland ran into trouble in the third inning, as he allowed all three of his hits and both of his earned runs in the frame. In three starts since entering the Twins' rotation on Sept. 17, Volland has a 5.17 ERA with a 9:5 K:BB across 15.2 frames. He showed more strikeout upside in the upper levels of the minors, though his six swinging strikes across 72 total pitches suggest that may not translate immediately in the majors.

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  • Kyle Stowers BAL LF
    Orioles' Kyle Stowers: Slugs third career homer
    4h ago

    Stowers went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Stowers took Matt Strahm yeard in the seventh inning to tie the game and tally his third career homer. He's gone deep twice in his last nine starts, and he's also chipped in a .360 batting average with six RBI and six runs scored in that span. Stowers has been fairly impressive across the first 79 plate appearances of his career by maintaining a 99 wRC+.

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  • Michael Baumann BAL RP
    Orioles' Mike Baumann: Works four innings
    4h ago

    Baumann allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two across four innings Thursday against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

    Baumann made his second consecutive turn through the rotation and was limited to 74 pitches as a result. Both of the earned runs against him came in the fourth inning, when he allowed two doubles and a single. Baumann will likely get a final start prior to the close of the regular season, and he's allowed a combined four earned runs with a 4:2 K:BB across his last two starts -- spanning eight innings.

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  • J.D. Martinez BOS DH
    Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Slugs 14th homer
    4h ago

    Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Orioles.

    Martinez took Dillon Tate deep in the eighth inning to provide the game-winning runs and his 14th homer of the season. He has a modest four-game hitting streak, though his production in that span is notable as he's smacked three doubles and two homers. Despite the recent hot stretch, Martinez has only a .169 ISO across 577 plate appearances this season -- his lowest mark since 2013.

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  • Sam Huff TEX C
    Rangers' Sam Huff: Knocks fourth homer
    5h ago

    Huff went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's 10-9 extra-innings loss to the Mariners.

    Huff has homered twice in his last three games, and he's up to four for the year. The 24-year-old has gone 8-for-35 (.229) since rejoining the Rangers on Sept. 5. He's slashing .250/.311/.384 with 10 RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base through 122 plate appearances this season.

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  • Will Smith LAD C
    Dodgers' Will Smith: Goes yard in win
    6h ago

    Smith went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Padres.

    Smith continues to see the ball well, as he's posted six multi-hit efforts in his last 11 games. The catcher supplied an insurance run with his solo shot in the eighth inning Thursday, which was his fifth homer in September. He's up to 24 on the year, one shy of his career high, while adding 86 RBI, 66 runs scored, a stolen base, 25 doubles, three triples and a .265/.349/.475 slash line through 133 contests.

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  • Max Stassi LAA C
    Angels' Max Stassi: Solo shot in win
    7h ago

    Stassi went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Athletics.

    After getting a couple of nights off, Stassi got the start Thursday and capitalized with a solo home run in the eighth inning to extend the Angels' lead to 4-0. The long ball was Stassi's ninth on the season and first this month. He is slashing .182/.268/.307 through 100 games this season and should continue to be part of the Angels' catching rotation to close the season.

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  • Tucker Barnhart DET C
    Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Registers three hits in win
    9h ago

    Barnhart went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI in Thursday's 10-3 win over the Royals.

    Barnhart is batting just .221 this season, but he managed to provide a nice offensive boost Thursday. It was the catcher's fourth three-hit effort of the year and his second this month. Barnhart may see a few more starts in relief of Eric Haase before the season wraps up, and he's unlikely to provide much more fantasy value.

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  • Logan O'Hoppe LAA C
    Angels' Logan O'Hoppe: Heads to bench
    11h ago

    O'Hoppe will be on the bench Thursday against Oakland.

    O'Hoppe was called up for the first time Wednesday and went 1-for-3 in his MLB debut. He won't make back-to-back starts just yet, with Max Stassi taking over behind the plate.

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  • Joey Bart SF C
    Giants' Joey Bart: Heads to bench
    13h ago

    Bart will not start Thursday's game against the Rockies, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Bart has been the Giants' clear primary catcher down the stretch, starting eight of the last 12 games prior to Thursday's contest. He hasn't had much success at the plate over that stretch, however, going 3-for-25 with 14 strikeouts. Austin Wynns will start behind the plate Thursday.

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  • Nate Lowe TEX 1B
    Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe: Hits solo shot in loss
    6h ago

    Lowe went 1-for-6 with a solo home run in Thursday's 10-9 loss to the Mariners in extra innings.

    Lowe didn't have a great game, but he was able to get the Rangers within a run with his seventh-inning blast. He'd gone 10 games without a homer, batting .263 with just two RBI and three runs scored in that span. The first baseman is up to 26 long balls on the year while adding 74 RBI, 71 runs scored, two stolen bases, 26 doubles, three triples and a .304/.357/.496 slash line through 150 contests.

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  • Freddie Freeman LAD 1B
    Dodgers' Freddie Freeman: Adds steal Thursday
    6h ago

    Freeman went 1-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Padres.

    Freeman was on the back end of a double-steal that also saw Trea Turner swipe third in the sixth inning. The theft extended Freeman's career high to 13 stolen bases in 16 attempts this year. He's now gone seven games without a multi-hit effort -- he's only had four such stretches this year, which contributes to his lofty .327 batting average. He's added a .920 OPS, 20 home runs, 97 RBI, 113 runs scored, 46 doubles and two triples through 153 contests.

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  • Lewin Diaz MIA 1B
    Marlins' Lewin Diaz: Sits against southpaw
    13h ago

    Diaz isn't starting Thursday against Milwaukee.

    Diaz has started against just one left-handed pitcher this season, and he'll get a breather with southpaw Eric Lauer on the mound Thursday. Charles Leblanc is starting at first base and batting second.

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  • Rowdy Tellez MIL 1B
    Brewers' Rowdy Tellez: On bench against southpaw
    15h ago

    Tellez isn't in the lineup Thursday against Miami.

    Tellez started against a southpaw during Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals, but the left-handed hitter will take a seat with southpaw Braxton Garrett on the mound Thursday. Keston Hiura is starting at first base and batting seventh.

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  • Josh Naylor CLE 1B
    Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sits against southpaw
    17h ago

    Naylor isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

    Naylor will head to the bench for the second time in the last four games with left-hander Jeffrey Springs starting for Tampa Bay. Gabriel Arias is taking over at first base and batting seventh.

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  • Alec Burleson STL 1B
    Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Swipes bag in loss
    19h ago

    Burleson went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers.

    Burleson found himself in the lineup Wednesday after the Cardinals rested a handful of starters following their division-clinching win Tuesday. Playing time has been sporadic for Burleson since his Sept. 7 call-up, as he hasn't done enough to claim a larger role. The top prospect is slashing .194/.242/.290 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored through 33 plate appearances. Considering he recorded only four stolen bases across 109 games with Triple-A Memphis, Burleson shouldn't be counted on for speed contributions in the majors.

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  • Marcus Semien TEX 2B
    Rangers' Marcus Semien: Pops pair of homers
    6h ago

    Semien went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in Thursday's 10-9 extra-innings loss to the Mariners.

    Semien accounted for two of the Rangers' five homers in the game, and he was one of three players across both teams to leave the yard twice. The infielder hit a two-run blast in the third inning, a solo shot in the seventh and a sacrifice fly in the 11th to account for his four RBI. He's up to 26 homers, 82 RBI, 99 runs scored, 24 stolen bases and a .255/.311/.444 slash line through 154 contests. Semien has hit safely in five straight games, going 7-for-20 (.350) with three homers in that span.

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  • Abraham Toro-Hernandez SEA 2B
    Mariners' Abraham Toro: Logs second steal
    6h ago

    Toro stole a base as a pinch runner in Thursday's 10-9 extra-innings win over the Rangers.

    Toro swiped third base in the 10th inning but was left aboard. It was just his second steal in 104 contests this season after he swiped six bags in 95 games in 2021. The 25-year-old infielder has added a .183/.238/.320 slash line, nine home runs, 30 RBI, 34 runs scored, 13 doubles and a triple while slipping into a reserve role since Eugenio Suarez returned from the injured list.

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  • Brendan Rodgers COL 2B
    Rockies' Brendan Rodgers: Empty line in return
    6h ago

    Rodgers (hamstring) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Giants.

    Rodgers had a minimal stay on the injured list, but he couldn't break out of his slump in his return. He's now stuck in an 0-for-15 skid that dates back to Sept. 13, and there's no guarantee he sees an everyday role over the last week of the season. He's down to a .259/.317/.393 slash line with 11 home runs, 61 RBI and 68 runs scored through 131 contests this year.

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  • Ford Proctor SF 2B
    Giants' Ford Proctor: Grand slam for first homer
    7h ago

    Proctor went 1-for-2 with a grand slam in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Rockies.

    Proctor made the start at second base Thursday. He hit a grand slam in his first at-bat, which counted as his first home run and second hit in the majors since his first call-up Sept. 24. He's hit 12 homers in each of his last two minor-league seasons. Proctor should continue to get some playing time as an infielder, as his natural position of catcher is occupied by Joey Bart and Austin Wynns.

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  • Luis Rengifo LAA 2B
    Angels' Luis Rengifo: Crushes 16th home run
    7h ago

    Rengifo went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Athletics.

    Rengifo led off the game with a bang, crushing a 1-0 fastball 418 feet to left field against Cole Irvin and put the Angels on the board. Rengifo also reached on an infield single in the second inning, giving him his seventh multi-hit game of September. In 107 at-bats this month, the 25-year-old is batting .290 (31-for-107) with five home runs.

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  • Jon Berti MIA 2B
    Marlins' Jon Berti: Breaks out of funk
    8h ago

    Berti went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over Milwaukee.

    After going 0-for-18 with seven strikeouts in his previous four games entering Thursday's contest, Berti returned to form with two base knocks. He showed off his speed as well, with one of his hits being an infield single, after which he swiped second base for his 38th steal of the season. He is batting .179 with one home run and five stolen bases in 84 at-bats this month, but perhaps the multi-hit effort is a sign that he will close the season on a high note.

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  • Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B
    Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Doubles twice Thursday
    9h ago

    Wisdom went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

    Wisdom had two of his team's seven hits, leading the Cubs to a 2-0 victory. The infielder is batting just .212 this season with a strikeout rate of 33.7 percent, though he's provided decent fantasy value with 25 home runs, 27 doubles and 66 RBI across 130 games.

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  • David Villar SF 3B
    Giants' David Villar: Heads to bench
    12h ago

    Villar will sit Thursday against Colorado, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Villar finds himself on the bench for the second time in three games. The 25-year-old has hit a passable .211/.315/.415 with seven homer in 47 games in his first taste of MLB action. Jason Vosler will be the third baseman Thursday, with J.D. Davis serving as the designated hitter.

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  • Ryan McMahon COL 3B
    Rockies' Ryan McMahon: Retreats to bench Thursday
    13h ago

    McMahon isn't starting Thursday against the Giants, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.

    McMahon is getting a day off after he went 3-for-18 with two solo homers, three runs and nine strikeouts over the last four games. Alan Trejo will take over at the hot corner and bat second.

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  • Joey Wendle MIA 3B
    Marlins' Joey Wendle: Reinstated from injured list
    14h ago

    Wendle (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Wendle dealt with left hamstring tendinitis for the last week and a half but has been running for nearly a week and will return to game action after a minimal stay on the 10-day IL. He should reclaim his job as Miami's primary third baseman over the final week of the regular season.

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  • Justin Turner LAD 3B
    Dodgers' Justin Turner: Still sidelined Thursday
    14h ago

    Turner (lower leg) isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Turner continues to deal with swelling on his left shin after fouling a ball off his leg last week and making a rough slide Tuesday. He'll be sidelined for a second consecutive game while Max Muncy starts at the hot corner and bats fifth.

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  • Yandy Diaz TB 3B
    Rays' Yandy Diaz: Out again Thursday
    17h ago

    Diaz (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Diaz has missed the past eight games with the shoulder issue and will remain on the bench for Thursday's series finale in Cleveland. Isaac Paredes will receive another start at the hot corner for the Rays.

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  • Trea Turner LAD SS
    Dodgers' Trea Turner: Posts steal in win
    6h ago

    Turner went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Padres.

    Turner and Freddie Freeman completed a double-steal in the sixth inning. The theft was Turner's first in 13 games and his 26th of the year. The shortstop is up to a .300/.345/.471 slash line while adding 20 home runs, 97 RBI, 98 runs scored, four triples and 39 doubles through 154 games this year.

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  • Javier Baez DET SS
    Tigers' Javier Baez: Goes deep Thursday
    9h ago

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 10-3 win over the Royals.

    Baez played a big role in the blowout win with his 16th home run of the season leading the way. He's still just over half of the way to the 31 long balls he hit in 2021, as his production has dipped across the board in his first year with the Tigers. Baez is still capable of breaking out in 2023, and he figures to come at a discount in fantasy drafts.

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  • Jose Iglesias COL SS
    Rockies' Jose Iglesias: Not in Thursday's lineup
    13h ago

    Iglesias isn't starting Thursday against the Giants, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Iglesias returned from the injured list for Wednesday's game against San Francisco and went 0-for-4. He'll head to the bench a day later while Elehuris Montero serves as the designated hitter and bats seventh.

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  • Miguel Rojas MIA SS
    Marlins' Miguel Rojas: Still out of lineup
    13h ago

    Rojas isn't starting Thursday against the Brewers.

    Rojas has gone just 2-for-18 with two doubles, a run, an RBI and a strikeout over his last five matchups, and he'll be excluded from the lineup for a second consecutive game. Joey Wendle is starting at shortstop and batting seventh.

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  • Corey Seager TEX SS
    Rangers' Corey Seager: Remains out of lineup
    14h ago

    Seager (forearm) isn't starting Thursday against the Mariners.

    Seager has been dealing with a bruised left forearm since Tuesday and underwent X-rays that came back negative, but he'll be held out of the lineup for a second consecutive game. Josh Smith will take over at shortstop and bat ninth.

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  • Taylor Walls TB SS
    Rays' Taylor Walls: Takes seat Thursday
    17h ago

    Walls is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Walls has a .561 OPS through 21 games in September and will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale. Jonathan Aranda will step in at the keystone and bat leadoff.

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  • Kyle Stowers BAL LF
    Orioles' Kyle Stowers: Slugs third career homer
    4h ago

    Stowers went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Stowers took Matt Strahm yeard in the seventh inning to tie the game and tally his third career homer. He's gone deep twice in his last nine starts, and he's also chipped in a .360 batting average with six RBI and six runs scored in that span. Stowers has been fairly impressive across the first 79 plate appearances of his career by maintaining a 99 wRC+.

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  • Kole Calhoun TEX RF
    Rangers' Kole Calhoun: Makes contribution off bench
    5h ago

    Calhoun hit an RBI single and stole a base in Thursday's 10-9 extra-innings loss to the Mariners.

    Calhoun pinch hit for Mark Mathias in the 10th inning and briefly put the Rangers ahead 8-7. The RBI single was Calhoun's first hit since Sept. 12, a slump which has seen him lose hold of an everyday role on a team far out of contention. The outfielder now has a .201/.261/.338 slash line with 12 home runs, three steals, 48 RBI and 36 runs scored through 120 contests in 2022.

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  • Adolis Garcia TEX RF
    Rangers' Adolis Garcia: Ends homer drought
    5h ago

    Garcia went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's 10-9 extra-innings loss to the Mariners.

    Garcia hit just .211 (8-for-38) with a triple, two doubles, four RBI, five runs and a stolen base in 11 games since his last homer. The outfielder has enjoyed a productive 2022 campaign with 26 homers, 25 stolen bases, 97 RBI, 86 runs scored, 31 doubles and five triples in 149 contests. He's also slashed a respectable .250/.301/.454 across 632 plate appearances.

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  • Jesse Winker SEA LF
    Mariners' Jesse Winker: Scores once in return
    6h ago

    Winker went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday's 10-9 extra-innings win over the Rangers.

    Winker drew a walk in the fourth inning and scored on a Jarred Kelenic home run. Later in the contest, Carlos Santana pinch hit for Winker. It's been a rough September for the 29-year-old, as he's gone just 8-for-47 (.170) with a solid 12:13 BB:K through 18 contests. He's at a .218/.343/.339 slash line with 13 homers, 50 RBI, 49 runs scored and 15 doubles through 134 games overall.

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  • Dylan Moore SEA RF
    Mariners' Dylan Moore: Reaches 20-steal plateau
    6h ago

    Moore went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 10-9 extra-innings win over the Rangers.

    Moore hit a leadoff single in the 11th inning, then later stole third and scored the winning run on a J.P. Crawford single. In 10 games since he returned from an oblique injury, Moore has racked up five steals to get to 20 for the year. He's one away from his career high set in 2021, though it's taken him just 99 contests this year compared to 126 last season. The utility man has added a .219/.363/.385 slash line, six home runs, 21 RBI and 37 runs scored through 238 plate appearances.

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  • Jarred Kelenic SEA RF
    Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Homers twice in win
    6h ago

    Kelenic went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Thursday's 10-9 win over the Rangers in extra innings.

    Kelenic has made the most of his last week, going 8-for-27 (.296) with three long balls, five RBI and seven runs scored across seven games. He went deep in the fourth and sixth innings to establish a three-run lead for the Mariners, though it didn't hold up in the end. Kelenic's season line is still at .157/.222/.357 with seven homers, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and five stolen bases through 153 plate appearances, but the recent returns are encouraging. His run as the Mariners' everyday center fielder will likely end when Julio Rodriguez (back) is activated from the injured list, but the hot bat could help Kelenic force his way into the lineup in left field or at designated hitter.

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  • Lucas Giolito CHW SP
    White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Six more punchouts
    4h ago

    Giolito allowed two earned runs on for hits and three walks while striking out six across five innings Thursday against the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.

    Giolito allowed four of the first six batters he faced to reach base, which accounted for both of the earned runs against him. However, he settled in from there -- with the exception of his control problems -- and he racked up 12 swinging strikes on 93 total pitches. Giolito has failed to meet expectations this season, though he has maintained a 3.71 ERA with a 31:11 K:BB across 26.2 innings and five starts in September.

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  • Louie Varland MIN SP
    Twins' Louie Varland: No decision against White Sox
    4h ago

    Varland allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three across five innings Thursday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

    Varland ran into trouble in the third inning, as he allowed all three of his hits and both of his earned runs in the frame. In three starts since entering the Twins' rotation on Sept. 17, Volland has a 5.17 ERA with a 9:5 K:BB across 15.2 frames. He showed more strikeout upside in the upper levels of the minors, though his six swinging strikes across 72 total pitches suggest that may not translate immediately in the majors.

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  • Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP
    Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi: Throws 72 pitches in return
    5h ago

    Eovaldi allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out three across 4.2 innings Thursday against Baltimore. He did not factor into the decision.

    Eovaldi was activated from the injured list Thursday to make his first start since Aug. 12. He was limited to 72 pitches as a result and was largely effective, though he had only six swinging strikes. Eovaldi is projected to draw one more start this season, and he's maintained a 4.05 ERA with a 99:18 K:BB across 104.1 frames on the campaign.

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  • Jon Heasley KC SP
    Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Takes ninth loss
    5h ago

    Heasley (4-9) allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out one across 4.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against Detroit.

    Heasley was hit hard throughout his start, as he allowed five extra-base hits -- including two homers. He entered the game having tallied a quality start in three of his last four appearances, though he also allowed seven earned runs in the other start in that span. Heasley should take one more turn through the rotation this season, and he'll enter with a 5.00 ERA and 66:45 K:BB across 99 innings.

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  • Jon Gray TEX SP
    Rangers' Jon Gray: Tagged for six runs
    6h ago

    Gray allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Thursday.

    Gray was back to struggling Thursday after throwing five one-hit innings in his previous start. The 30-year-old gave up two home runs to Mitch Haniger and another long ball to Jarred Kelenic, all of which plated two runs. Gray's ERA spiked to 3.93 with a 1.15 WHIP and 131:39 K:BB through 121.1 innings across 23 starts this year. The right-hander is expected to end his season with a home start versus the Yankees next week.

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  • Marco Gonzales SEA SP
    Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Hit hard in no-decision
    6h ago

    Gonzales allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision versus the Rangers on Thursday.

    Gonzales gave up loud contact in the third inning, as Sam Huff, Marcus Semien and Adolis Garcia all tagged him for home runs. This was the third time in five September starts Gonzales has yielded multiple homers. He didn't pick up a win this month and saw his ERA rise from 3.99 to 4.14 for the year. He's added a 98:48 K:BB and 1.33 WHIP through 176 innings spanning 31 starts. Gonzales is projected for one more regular-season start, a favorable matchup versus the Tigers, but it's unclear if he'll work as a starter in the playoffs.

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  • Liam Hendriks CHW RP
    White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Picks up 34th save
    4h ago

    Hendriks walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Twins.

    Hendriks maintained a one-run lead to record his 34th save of the season. He's turned in seven consecutive scoreless appearances, and he's maintained a 9:2 K:BB across 6.2 innings in that span. While he hasn't replicated his dominant 2021 campaign, Hendriks still has a very solid 2.96 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across 54.2 frames on the campaign.

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  • Michael Baumann BAL RP
    Orioles' Mike Baumann: Works four innings
    4h ago

    Baumann allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two across four innings Thursday against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

    Baumann made his second consecutive turn through the rotation and was limited to 74 pitches as a result. Both of the earned runs against him came in the fourth inning, when he allowed two doubles and a single. Baumann will likely get a final start prior to the close of the regular season, and he's allowed a combined four earned runs with a 4:2 K:BB across his last two starts -- spanning eight innings.

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  • Kaleb Ort BOS RP
    Red Sox's Kaleb Ort: Earns first career save
    4h ago

    Ort allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against Baltimore.

    Ort successfully worked around a two-out single to maintain a two-run lead and tally his first career save. He's had a few stints with the Red Sox this season, with his most recent beginning Aug 29. In 12.1 innings since, Ort has maintained a 2.92 ERA with a 14:8 K:BB. It's unclear whether he will get more save chances prior to the close of the campaign, but it is worth noting that Matt Barnes was likely unavailable after throwing in Boston's previous two games.

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  • Michael King NYY RP
    Yankees' Michael King: Doesn't need Tommy John surgery
    6h ago

    King (elbow) learned Thursday that he doesn't need Tommy John surgery, Gary Phillips of SI.com reports.

    King underwent surgery to repair a fractured right elbow in late July and had since been waiting for word on whether he'd need the Tommy John procedure. A recent MRI revealed that his UCL is in fact intact, meaning that the additional surgery is not needed. King indicated that he plans to resume throwing as soon as late October. That puts him in line to have a relatively normal offseason and to be ready to return to the mound by spring training next year.

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    Dodgers' David Price: Earns second save
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    Price walked one in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Padres.

    Price didn't face much of a challenge to earn his third career save and his second of the season. This was his first appearance in a month after he missed time with wrist inflammation. The southpaw should continue to see high-leverage work as part of the late-inning mix in the Dodgers' bullpen. He has a 2.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 37:9 K:BB while adding four holds and two wins through 39.1 innings this season.

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  • Camilo Doval SF RP
    Giants' Camilo Doval: Records final out for save
    7h ago

    Doval retired the only batter he faced to earn the save in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Rockies.

    Jharel Cotton and John Brebbia both struggled in the ninth inning, but Doval was able to escape with a save when he got Ezequiel Tovar to ground out. Considering Doval had allowed a run in each of his last two outings, this was a positive showing. He's up to 27 saves in 30 attempts while maintaining a 2.57 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 80:30 K:BB through 66.2 innings this year.

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    Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Slugs 14th homer
    4h ago

    Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Orioles.

    Martinez took Dillon Tate deep in the eighth inning to provide the game-winning runs and his 14th homer of the season. He has a modest four-game hitting streak, though his production in that span is notable as he's smacked three doubles and two homers. Despite the recent hot stretch, Martinez has only a .169 ISO across 577 plate appearances this season -- his lowest mark since 2013.

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  • Shohei Ohtani LAA DH
    Angels' Shohei Ohtani: Flirts with no-no
    7h ago

    Ohtani (15-8) earned the win Thursday against the Athletics with eight shutout innings. He recorded 10 strikeouts while surrendering two hits and one walk.

    Ohtani was masterful Thursday and came four outs away from recording his first career no-hitter before a base hit from Conner Capel spoiled the bid. His 10 strikeouts on the night were the highest he's recorded since July 28, and the win gives him five in his last six starts. He has a 2.35 ERA and 213 strikeouts with 15 wins on the season, and when considering his strong offensive season, he should challenge Aaron Judge for the AL MVP.

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  • Michael Brantley HOU DH
    Astros' Michael Brantley: Aiming to be ready for spring
    14h ago

    Brantley (shoulder) said Wednesday that he should be ready to resume full baseball activities by spring training, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Though Brantley is set to become a free agent this winter, is turning 36 years old in May and is working back from August surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, he isn't yet ready to retire. Brantley's power production has trended down in recent seasons and he's probably a better fit at designated hitter than in the corner outfield at this stage of his career, but his elite contact skills should be enough for him to secure a one-year deal on the open market.

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  • Josh Bell SD DH
    Padres' Josh Bell: Remains out of lineup Thursday
    14h ago

    Bell isn't starting Thursday against the Dodgers, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Bell has gone 0-for-15 with two runs, an RBI, four walks and a strikeout over his last six games, and he'll take a seat for the third time in the last four matchups. Brandon Dixon is serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh.

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  • Carlos Santana SEA DH
    Mariners' Carlos Santana: Heads to bench Thursday
    15h ago

    Santana is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

    Santana started the past 17 games and posted an .804 OPS with seven home runs and 15 RBI during that stretch, though he's 2-for-25 over Seattle's last seven contests. Jesse Winker will serve as the designated hitter Thursday after sitting out a couple games with a wrist issue.

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  • Yainer Diaz HOU DH
    Astros' Yainer Diaz: Optioned to Triple-A
    15h ago

    Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Diaz was subsequently placed on the Astros' taxi squad, so he will still hang around the team in case he's needed in the near future. The young backstop has one hit and a walk over just nine plate appearances this season. He will be replaced on the major-league roster by Jake Meyers, who was called up Thursday as a corresponding move.

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