Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Friday for his eighth save of the season.
Chapman struck out two in the inning and worked around a one-out single from Bryce Harper to notch the save. While this is mostly about how bad the Reds have been recently, this was just his third save this month. The hard-throwing left-hander has a 1.69 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 11 walks over 21 1/3 innings of work this season.
Todd Frazier went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Friday against the Nationals.
Frazier now has 15 home runs on the season, which puts him three behind Washington's Bryce Harper for the National League lead. He's already more than halfway to the 29 home runs he hit all of last season. Frazier has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, giving him a .266/.357/.584 batting line on the year.
Joey Votto smacked a solo homer in Friday's win over the Nationals.
It was his eighth home run of the season and his first since since way back on April 28. After hitting .317 in April, the 31-year-old has hit just .236 this month.
Wilson Ramos went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a loss to the Reds on Friday.
Ramos came into Friday's action with just one hit (a home run) in 21 at-bats over his last six games. That was after hitting safely in 19 out of 20 games. Fantasy owners will have to hope that this is the start of another hot streak.
Steven Souza returned to the Rays lineup with a bang on Friday, blasting a solo home run in a losing effort against the Orioles.
Souza hadn't played since leaving Sunday's game with a sprained left wrist after a collision with Steven Vogt. The solo blast off Miguel Gonzalez was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night and he's now hitting .224/.322/.421 with eight homers and 18 RBI on the season.
Nate Karns delivered an excellent performance in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing just one hit over six shutout innings.
Karns punched out seven on the evening and walked two. He needed just 87 pitches to get through his six frames, so it's a bit of a surprise that manager Kevin Cash didn't let him begin the seventh inning. He has done a nice job in the Rays rotation, posting a 3.32 ERA and 53/24 K/BB ratio over 57 innings. He'll take on the Angels in Anaheim his next time out on Wednesday.
Diamondbacks released INF/OF Kevin Frandsen.
The 33-year-old was hitting .309/.352/.333 with seven RBI in 26 games at Triple-A Reno, but wasn't close to getting a call-up from the Diamondbacks. He'll look to latch on elsewhere to continue his playing career.
Troy Tulowitzki clobbered a pair of solo home runs off Cole Hamels on Friday, powering the Rockies to a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.
Tulo got the Rockies on the board with his solo blast in the first inning and repeated the feat in the third inning. He also collected a pair of singles, finishing the night 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI. The oft-injured shortstop is now hitting .285/.303/.456 with four long balls and 20 RBI on the season.