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Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored in Saturday’s 11-7 victory over the Rangers.

Pujols clubbed a solo shot against Martin Perez in the second inning, his 19th of the season and the 633rd of his career. He would go on to knock in two runs on a single in the third and one more with a go-ahead single in the seventh. This was his first multi-hit game of the month. In fact, Pujols had just one homer and three RBI for all of August coming into Saturday’s action. The 38-year-old is batting .256/.292/.431 on the year.
Aug 19 - 2:28 AM

Andrew Heaney was knocked around for six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Saturday.

Heaney gave up a season-high 10 hits while walking two batters and striking out five. The Angels were up 6-2 before Heaney gave up four runs in the fourth inning. The southpaw has allowed at least four earned runs in three out of his last four starts, which has brought his ERA above 4.00 (currently at 4.11) for the first time since early May.
Aug 19 - 2:27 AM

Martin Perez surrendered six runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.

Perez had allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of five starts since coming off the disabled list, but now he’s surrendered 13 runs over his last two starts. With a 6.93 ERA on the year, the southpaw has been far too hittable. He’s a pitcher to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Aug 19 - 2:27 AM

Taylor Ward went 2-for-5 with his first MLB homer and two runs scored Saturday against the Rangers.

After reaching on a single in the fourth inning, Ward took Eddie Butler deep for a solo shot in the seventh. The 24-year-old has swung the bat well since his recent call-up, hitting .333 (6-for-18) with four RBI. He qualifies at catcher in many fantasy formats and should be of interest in mixed leagues after his breakout season in the minors.
Aug 19 - 2:26 AM

Shohei Ohtani slugged a pinch-hit three-run homer in Saturday’s win over the Rangers.

The blast to straight-away center field was part of a five-run seventh inning for the Angels, which essentially put the game to bed. This was after he threw a light bullpen session earlier in the day. Not a bad day’s work. Ohtani boasts an .866 OPS with 13 homers through 70 games this season.
Aug 19 - 2:25 AM

Joey Gallo went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored in Saturday’s loss to the Angels.

Rougned Odor and Elvis Andrus also had three hits apiece for the Rangers. Gallo is still hitting just .208 on the year, but he’s having his best month of the season so far, hitting .333 (20-for-60) with six homers and 16 RBI through 15 games. He hasn’t finished a month with a batting average higher than .222 so far this season. With 32 homers, he's at least been a steady contributor on the power front.
Aug 19 - 2:25 AM

Erasmo Ramirez yielded just one run over five innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Ramirez gave up an RBI single to Cody Bellinger in the first inning, but he was able to hold the Dodgers scoreless after that. In fact, he didn’t give up a hit after the second inning. Unfortunately for him, the bullpen just couldn’t hold it. Ramirez struck out three and walked four in the no-decision and has now allowed just one run in 10 innings since returning from a shoulder issue. He’s capable of being a useful streaming option in fantasy leagues, depending on the matchup.
Aug 19 - 2:08 AM

Rich Hill yielded four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Saturday.

All four runs scored in the first inning, the big blow of which was a three-run homer off the bat of Kyle Seager. Hill struggled with his control, walking five batters while throwing first-pitch strikes to just 11 out of the 25 batters he faced. Hill hadn’t allowed more than two earned runs in a start since way back on July 10. He has a good chance to get back on track against the Padres next week.
Aug 19 - 2:07 AM

Edwin Diaz blew a save against the Dodgers on Saturday by giving up a solo homer to Max Muncy in the top of the ninth inning.

Diaz got Matt Kemp to fly out to center field to begin the frame before Muncy took him deep with a no-doubt shot. This was his fourth blown save this season, though just his first since way back on June 1. While he’s stuck on 47 saves for the time being, Diaz has now struck out multiple batters in each of his last eight appearances.
Aug 19 - 2:07 AM

Kyle Seager slugged a three-run homer and drew a pair of walks in Saturday’s extra-inning win over the Dodgers.

Seager took Rich Hill deep as part of a four-run first inning. The club wouldn’t score again until Dylan Floro balked in the winning run in the 10th. Seager has now reached 20 homers for the seventh straight season, but otherwise there’s not a lot to like with his season. He’s batting just .226/.277/.416 over 120 games.
Aug 19 - 2:06 AM

Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk, and two RBI against the Mariners on Saturday.

Bellinger knocked in a run with a single in the first inning before taking Alex Colome deep for a solo shot in the eighth. The 23-year-old continues to be locked in at the plate. He’s hitting .423 (22-for-52) so far this month and is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak. He hasn’t been able to duplicate his monster rookie season, but there’s still time for him to finish on a high note.
Aug 19 - 2:06 AM

Justin Turner slugged a solo homer and drew a walk Saturday against the Mariners.

Turner also stole his second base of the season. He’s now hit safely in 12 straight games and has pulled his batting average up from .257 to .294 along the way. He has scored at least one run in six straight games.
Aug 19 - 2:05 AM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Saturday's 3-1 triumph over the White Sox.

He tied the game in the sixth inning with his shot off starter Dylan Covey. The Royals are paying him $20 million this year for his paltry .238/.321/.343 triple-slash with eight homers and 31 RBI in 408 plate appearances. That is actually a lot better than his comical .208/.293/.315 line from last season. They will owe him another $20 million next year as well. Good times.
Aug 19 - 1:41 AM

Wily Peralta retired the side in order with one strikeout in the ninth inning to claim a save against the White Sox on Saturday.

The key factor for him is that he didn't walk anyone. He has suffered from an elevated walk rate the last two seasons, last year it led to a 7.85 ERA but this year he's managed to cut that in half. He has eight saves since taking over the closer's job from the traded Kelvin Herrera. Peralta has a 3.48 ERA with 21 strikeouts and 12 walks in 20 2/3 innings. He will probably hold on to the ninth-inning role for the rest of the season but he is a bottom-tier closer for fantasy purposes.
Aug 19 - 1:32 AM

Brad Keller gave up one run in five innings and took home a win against the White Sox on Saturday.

Nicky Delmonico got him for a solo bomb in the second inning and that was the extent of the damage against him tonight. He allowed seven total hits without issuing a walk and he struck out five. It took him 94 pitches to last barely long enough to qualify for the win. He improves to 6-5 on the season with a 3.32 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 14 starts and 21 relief appearances. He has just 67 strikeouts against 40 walks in 100 1/3 innings, so his fantasy owners should be ready for his ERA to climb as the season plays out. His next turn will come on Thursday against the Rays.
Aug 19 - 1:26 AM



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