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Jose Fernandez played hero Friday by smacking a go-ahead, pinch-hit two-run double in the 12th inning as part of a 7-5 win over the Braves.

Never doubt the Marlins’ ace. Fernandez was asked to pinch-hit with two on and two out against Casey Kelly and he delivered by ripping a ball into the gap in left-center field. After doing damage with his bat on Friday, Fernandez will try to do his part on the mound Saturday.
Jul 2 - 12:13 AM

A.J. Ramos blew his first save of the season Friday against the Braves.

Asked to hold a one-run lead, Ramos gave up a game-tying leadoff homer to Tyler Flowers to begin the ninth inning. He managed to wiggle his way out of a jam and the Marlins went on to win the game in 12 innings. Ramos had converted 33 consecutive save chances dating back to last season and this wasn’t the best timing for him to break the streak. Fernando Rodney, who was acquired from the Padres on Thursday, pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his Marlins debut on Friday. One hiccup isn’t enough to change things, but the leash could be shorter for Ramos with Rodney in the fold.
Jul 2 - 12:12 AM

Fernando Rodney tossed a scoreless eighth inning in his Marlins’ debut Friday against the Braves.

Rodney, who was acquired from the Padres on Thursday, walked one and notched a pair of strikeouts in the frame. He was perfect as San Diego’s closer this season, but he’s set to serve as A.J. Ramos’ set-up man with his new team. Of course, Ramos blew his first save of the season on Friday, so this situation is worth watching.
Jul 2 - 12:11 AM

Justin Nicolino yielded four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

Nicolino was handed an early 3-0 lead, but he squandered it, eventually giving up a go-ahead homer to Chase d’Arnaud in the fifth. The southpaw struck out just one batter and hasn’t completed six innings in a start since way back on May 8. With a 5.34 ERA and his inability to miss bats, he’s not a fantasy option.
Jul 2 - 12:10 AM

Julio Teheran was charged with five runs in 6 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Teheran gave up a three-spot in the first inning, but settled down from there and saw his offense eventually take the lead back in the fifth. However, he gave up the tying run on a double from Christian Yelich in the seventh and Chris Withrow allowed an inherited runner to score to close the book on Teheran's night. Teheran gave up a season-high 11 hits and saw his ERA jump from 2.46 to 2.72. He’ll try to get back on track next week against the Phillies.
Jul 2 - 12:08 AM

Marcell Ozuna went 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in Friday’s extra-inning win over the Braves.

Ozuna clubbed a two-run homer off Julio Teheran in the first inning before putting the Marlins ahead with an RBI single in the seventh inning. The 25-year-old is now up to 17 homers and 47 RBI to go along with a .321/.372/.567 batting line. He’s deserving to represent the Marlins in this month’s All-Star Game in San Diego.
Jul 2 - 12:07 AM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

Flowers tied things up with a solo homer against Marlins closer A.J. Ramos in the ninth inning, but the Braves went on to lose the game in extra. The 30-year-old has three homers in his last nine games and six on the year. He’s batting .258/.344/.421 overall while sharing playing time behind the plate.
Jul 2 - 12:06 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Friday that Steven Souza (hip) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Taylor Motter has been optioned to Triple-A to create a spot on the roster. The Rays are in desperate need for help on offense, which Souza should provide. Before landing on the shelf with his hip injury, Souza was hitting .255/.315/.443 with 10 homers and 25 RBI.
Jul 2 - 12:05 AM

Rays optioned INF/OF Taylor Motter to Triple-A Durham.

Steven Souza will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, and someone had to be sent out to make room, with Motter being the odd-man out. The utility man should get another shot with the big league club later this summer.
Jul 2 - 12:03 AM

Ender Inciarte was forced to leave Friday's game against the Marlins due to a minor right groin injury.

He's listed as day-to-day and should return to the lineup before the end of the weekend. Fantasy owners should have an alternative option ready though if he isn't in Saturday's lineup.
Jul 2 - 12:01 AM

Ian Desmond clobbered a game-winning home run in the 10th inning on Friday, propelling the Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

The gargantuan shot off of Fernando Abad was his 15th long ball of the season. Desmond also singled and doubled in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-5. He has been one of the best hitters in the American League this season, slashing .323/.376/.535 with 15 homers, 52 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Jul 1 - 11:56 PM

Martin Perez logged a quality start in Friday's no-decision against the Twins, allowing two runs on five hits over his seven frames.

Perez walked three and struck out four on the night. All of the damage against him came on one mighty blow off the bat of Trevor Plouffe in the seventh inning, just after the Rangers had scored two runs to give him the lead. The left-hander now sports a 3.39 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he does battle against the Red Sox in Boston.
Jul 1 - 11:54 PM

Trevor Plouffe blasted his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday.

Plouffe's two-run blast in the seventh inning knotted the game at 2-2, but that would wind up being the extent of the Twins offense. He also contributed a pair of singles, finishing the night 3-for-4 to raise his season slash to .252/.283/.399 to go with seven long balls and 27 RBI.
Jul 1 - 11:52 PM

Ervin Santana pitched well in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Santana struck out five and walked three on the night. He kept the Rangers offense at bay through the first six innings, but surrendered a two-run single to Jurickson Profar in the seventh. He'll head into Wednesday's matchup against the Athletics with a 2-7 record, 4.50 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
Jul 1 - 11:50 PM

Ben Revere played the role of hero on Friday, smacking a walk-off RBI double in the 14th inning to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Reds.

The speedy outfielder finished the marathon evening 3-for-7 and also scored a run. He has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, but is still hitting just .225/.276/.283 with one homer, 14 RBI and 10 stolen bases on the season.
Jul 1 - 11:47 PM



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