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Josh Harrison finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Pirates' loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

Harrison did his part, swatting a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning off Dodgers starter Alex Wood and a run-scoring two-bagger in the bottom of the eighth against Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez. Harrison was the only Pirates batter to register multiple hits in the 12-inning defeat at PNC Park. He has a cool .281/.349/.440 slash line with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 62 runs scored in 118 games this year.
Aug 21 - 11:58 PM

Ross Stripling notched his second save of the season on Monday night against the Pirates.

Kenley Jansen worked the 10th inning in this one, so Stripling got the assignment in the bottom of the 12th. He gave up a one-out single to Andrew McCutchen and issued an intentional walk to Josh Bell but ultimately induced a game-ending lineout from Max Moroff. Stripling owns a decent 3.41 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 59/14 K/BB ratio in 58 innings this season out of the Los Angeles bullpen.
Aug 21 - 11:53 PM

Alex Wood yielded three earned runs over six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Wood left the game with the Dodgers trailing 3-0, but the never-say-die club pulled out yet another comeback victory -- this one in 12 innings. Wood gave up five hits, including three solo home runs, though he struck out five and issued zero walks. The left-hander stands 14-1 on the year with a 2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 127/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 frames. Up next for him is a start at home against the Brewers.
Aug 21 - 11:49 PM

Gerrit Cole was charged with five earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.

Cole hung zeros until the top of the seventh, when the first-place Dodgers exploded for five runs on three singles, a walk, and a big grand slam off the bat of Curtis Granderson. Cole left to a chorus of boos at PNC Park after spoiling a 3-0 lead and Pittsburgh eventually lost the game in extra innings. The right-hander has a disappointing 4.16 ERA in 26 starts this season. He'll face the Reds on the road next.
Aug 21 - 11:45 PM

A.J. Pollock hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning Monday as the Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 3-2.

It proved to be a huge home run for the Wild Card-hunting Diamondbacks after Michael Conforto answered with a solo shot off Fernando Rodney in the bottom of the 10th. Pollock isn't having a very good August overall and is up to just six home runs in 79 games this season, but the dynamic 29-year-old center fielder certainly possesses the goods to finish strong down the stretch.
Aug 21 - 11:30 PM

Andrew Albers gave up four runs (three earned) over five-plus innings in a 6-5 win over the Braves on Monday.

Albers allowed two runs over the first five innings before getting chased when the first two batters reached base in the sixth. They ultimately each came around to score. Albers fanned three and walked one in the victory. He has done a respectable job in back-to-back starts, but we wouldn’t bank on it continuing against the Yankees this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 21 - 11:24 PM

Fernando Rodney notched his 28th save of the year on Monday night against the Mets.

Rodney surrendered a solo homer to Michael Conforto in the bottom of the 10th but was ultimately able to ice a 3-2 extra-innings victory for the visiting Diamondbacks. The veteran closer is sporting a rough 4.91 ERA in 40 1/3 innings this season, but he technically hasn't blown a save since July 6.
Aug 21 - 11:23 PM

Mike Foltynewicz was knocked around for six runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Monday.

It wasn’t too long ago that Foltynewicz appeared on the verge of a breakout, but he has now allowed five earned runs or more in four out of his last five starts. His ERA has jumped from 3.82 to 4.95 in that time. He can’t be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right now.
Aug 21 - 11:23 PM
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