Derek Dietrich hit a solo home run Saturday in the Marlins' loss to the White Sox.
Dietrich's solo shot in the top of the ninth inning gave the Fish their only run of the evening. Jake Peavy largely dominated the rest of the Marlins lineup. Dietrich, 23, has three home runs in 14 major leagues games and is worth a roster spot right now in NL-only leagues. He was raking at Double-A before his early-May callup.
Ricky Nolasco held the White Sox to one run in 7 2/3 innings Saturday but the Marlins lost.
Miami scored just one run all night on a ninth-inning solo home run from Derek Dietrich. Nolasco was great, yielding eight hits but no walks and fanning six. The right-hander has a cool 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 56/14 K/BB ratio in 69 innings this season, and will try to keep it going next week against the Rays.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said after Saturday's blown save that he's still confident in closer Fernando Rodney.
The blown save was Rodney's fifth of the year and his second in two games after blowing just two all of last season. The right-hander now has a 6.05 ERA, and while votes of confidence are nice, they fade quickly when results don't follow. Rodney remains the closer for now, but the leash is likely very short. Joel Peralta is a must-add.
Lyle Overbay cranked a go-ahead homer in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Yankees past the Rays by a score of 4-3 on Saturday night at Tropicana Field.
Overbay also scored a crucial run in the top of the ninth inning that helped extend the game to extras. His solo shot in the 11th then put the Yankees ahead for good. Overbay, 36, has eight home runs and 28 RBI in 46 games this season. He has been a nice surprise.
Fernando Rodney blew his fifth save of the season Saturday in the Rays' loss to the Yankees.
Rodney entered the game with Tampa Bay leading by two. He got Ichiro Suzuki to fly out and fanned Jayson Nix, but Lyle Overbay drew a walk, Brennan Boesch doubled and Brett Gardner singled. That all netted the Bombers two runs and they broke through to win it in the 11th. Rodney is a mess right now. Joel Peralta needs to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues.
Mariano Rivera earned his 18th save of the season in the Yankees' win over the Rays on Saturday.
Rivera has been nearly perfect this year, boasting a 1.40 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 16/2 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings. The veteran righty is 18-for-18 in save opportunities.
Vidal Nuno held the Rays to two earned runs in six frames Saturday as the Yankees won in extra innings.
Nuno was again solid, yielding only five hits and one walk in what was his second career major league start. He's been steady in spot duty this year for the Yankees but seems due for a blowup. We probably wouldn't trust him outside of AL-only fantasy leagues.
Matt Moore took a no-decision despite allowing only one run in six innings Saturday against the Yankees.
The Rays lost in extra innings after closer Fernando Rodney blew yet another save in the ninth. Moore did his part, limiting the Yankees to five hits and two walks. The 23-year-old left-hander is 8-0 with a 2.21 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 56/28 K/BB ratio in 61 innings this season. He should keep rolling next week against the Marlins.