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Cole Hamels improved to 9-1 after allowing two runs over seven innings against the Angels on Monday.

Hamels gave up just three hits on the night, one of them an RBI single from Martin Maldonado in the second inning. The veteran southpaw struck out three batters and walked a pair en route to his first loss since July 20. Hamels has had good results recently, but he’s struck out just 65 batters through 105 1/3 innings this season. His fantasy upside isn’t what it once was.
Aug 22 - 2:08 AM

Tyler Skaggs was handed the loss after giving up five runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Rangers.

Most of his issues were in the third inning, as Skaggs gave up an RBI double to Shin-Soo Choo and a three-run homer to Adrian Beltre. The southpaw fanned four and walked one in the loss. Skaggs has had two good starts and two shaky ones since coming off the disabled list earlier this month. He’ll try again for his first victory since April 22 when he squares off against the Astros in a tough matchup this weekend.
Aug 22 - 2:07 AM

Alex Claudio allowed one run while converting a four-out save Monday against the Angels.

Claudio entered the game in the eighth after Jose Leclerc walked the bases loaded, but he was able to induce a grounder from Jefry Marte to escape the jam. The southpaw then allowed the first two batters to reach in the bottom of the ninth. Mike Trout brought one of them home on a single, but Claudio was able to get Albert Pujols on a ground out to end the ballgame. The southpaw is an unlikely choice for a closer, but he’s 7-for-9 in save chances to go along with a 2.55 ERA and 48/14 K/BB ratio over 67 innings.
Aug 22 - 2:06 AM

Adrian Beltre homered and drove in four runs in Monday’s 5-3 win over the Angels.

Beltre drove in a run with a ground out in the first inning before slugging a three-run blast in his next at-bat in the third. The veteran third baseman hasn’t slowed down since reaching 3,000 career hits on July 30. He’s batting .311 (23-for-74) with five homers and 21 RBI over 20 games in that time.
Aug 22 - 2:05 AM

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base Monday against the Rangers.

His run-scoring single in the ninth inning snapped an 0-for-11 hitless streak at the plate. He’s human, but that doesn’t happen very often with Trout. The stud outfielder is batting .332/.457/.682 with 26 homers, 60 RBI, 14 steals, and 62 runs scored over 80 games this season.
Aug 22 - 2:04 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-2 with two walks and stolen base Monday versus the Rangers.

Simmons just keeps on keeping on. He now has 13 homers and 18 steals to go along with a strong .293/.348/.451 batting line. Throw in his excellent defense at shortstop and you have someone with a sneaky case for AL MVP consideration.
Aug 22 - 2:03 AM

Chris Stratton fired six scoreless frames in Monday’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers.

Stratton limited the Brewers to four hits (all of them singles) while walking two batters and striking out one. He now owns a 12 2/3 innings scoreless streak, the longest by a Giants rookie pitcher since Chris Heston in 2015. While he’s one a nice roll, his upcoming schedule could be a challenge. He gets the Diamondbacks in Arizona next before a home start against the Cardinals, but then he takes on the Rockies in Coors Field. Be careful in fantasy leagues.
Aug 22 - 1:42 AM

Zach Davies yielded two runs over six innings in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

Davies struck out five and walked a pair in the loss. Both runs scored in the fourth inning, first with an RBI double from Brandon Crawford and a run-scoring ground out from Nick Hundley. Usually Davies is the beneficiary of generous run support, but he didn’t get anything on this night. He’ll try to get back in the win column with a tough assignment against the Dodgers next time out.
Aug 22 - 1:41 AM

Sam Dyson notched his 11th save with a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Brewers.

Dyson issued a one-out walk to Domingo Santana, but he induced a double play grounder from Stephen Vogt to end the ballgame. Meanwhile, Mark Melancon threw a scoreless eighth inning and struck out two batters along the way. Dyson has been great in the closer role and the Giants are being careful with Melancon, so they might not change things down the stretch.
Aug 22 - 1:40 AM

Jarrett Parker went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Monday’s win over the Brewers.

Both of his hits were singles. While we haven’t seen much power, Parker has made up for lost time by batting .318 (21-for-66) over 17 games this month.
Aug 22 - 1:40 AM

Brandon Crawford delivered an RBI double in Monday’s victory over the Brewers.

Crawford, who went 1-for-4 on the day, got the Giants on the board in the fourth inning. It was more than enough for rookie Chris Stratton and the Giants’ bullpen. Crawford has compiled a disappointing .233/.283/.371 batting line through 109 games, but he leads the team with 61 RBI. Of course, that probably says more about the kind of year the Giants are having than anything else.
Aug 22 - 1:39 AM

Neil Walker went 1-for-3 with a walk in Monday’s shutout loss to the Giants.

The Brewers managed just four hits on the day, all of them singles. Walker has been red-hot since being acquired from the Mets earlier this month, batting .435 (10-for-23) over seven games. Recently hitting second in the Brewers’ lineup, Walker should be owned in mixed fantasy leagues.
Aug 22 - 1:31 AM

White Sox optioned RHP Brad Goldberg to Triple-A Charlotte.

He's clearing out for the arrival of Lucas Giolito, who will officially be recalled Tuesday to make his first start for the White Sox. Goldberg holds an 8.25 ERA and hideous 3/14 K/BB ratio over 12 relief innings with the big club this season.
Aug 22 - 12:16 AM

White Sox optioned RHP Carson Fulmer to Triple-A Charlotte.

Fulmer was the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader versus the Twins and he was rocked for six runs over 1 2/3 innings in his first major league start. The 23-year-old will return to a 5.61 ERA at Charlotte.
Aug 22 - 12:14 AM

Yasiel Puig cracked a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the 12th inning Monday as the Dodgers rallied to beat the Pirates 6-5.

Another clutch moment for Puig, who also caught the final out on Max Moroff's liner to right field in the bottom of the 12th. Puig drew a walk in his first plate appearance of the night, doubled in his fourth plate appearance of the night, and went deep off Pirates reliever Dovydas Neverauskas in his sixth plate appearance of the 12-inning affair. The rejuvenated 26-year-old outfielder owns an .803 OPS with 22 home runs and 58 RBI in 117 games this season for a Dodgers team that sits 53 games above .500.
Aug 22 - 12:13 AM



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