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Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Mariners beat the A's 11-8 on Friday.

Seager has give homers in nine games, upping his season total to 22. He also delivered his 30th double in this one. He's basically hitting just as well as he did last year, with the caveat that much of his production has come with the bases empty. He has just 59 RBI in 134 games after driving in 96 runs last season.
Sep 5 - 2:13 AM

Edgar Olmos surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in 1 1/3 innings Friday in his start against the A's.

It's anyone's guess why the Mariners are giving starts to Olmos. He made just two in Triple-A this year after making none in the minors for the Marlins in 2013 and 2014. He's not going to be anything more than a reliever going forward, and it sure seems like the Mariners have better options to start in his place now.
Sep 5 - 2:10 AM

Aaron Brooks was pulled after giving up six runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Mariners on Friday.

Brooks allowed six hits, walked two and struck out two. If he's not better next time out, he could be pulled from the A's rotation for the second time in a month.
Sep 5 - 2:08 AM

Stefen Romero went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI after replacing an injured Franklin Gutierrez on Friday.

It was just the second appearance of the season for Romero, who played in 72 games for the Mariners a year ago. He'll get some starts versus lefties down the stretch, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll have much AL-only fantasy value.
Sep 5 - 2:07 AM

Franklin Gutierrez left Friday's game because of right groin tightness.

The Mariners haven't been able to resist overusing Gutierrez of late, so it was only a matter of time until something like this happened. Fortunately, this is probably a day-to-day injury, rather than something that will sideline him for weeks.
Sep 5 - 2:05 AM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-5 with a grand slam off Edgar Olmos in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

The homer extended Valencia's hitting streak to nine games and gave him eight RBI in the last four games. It's too bad the A's can't face mediocre left-handed relievers masquerading as starters every game.
Sep 5 - 2:03 AM

Mike Bolsinger won Friday after allowing three runs and two hits in five innings against the Padres.

Unfortunately, both hits were homers, coming off the bats of Matt Kemp and Jedd Gyorko. Bolsinger was strong otherwise, though, and the Dodgers pen had a good night after taking over, limiting the Padres to one run over four innings in the 8-4 win. Bolsinger is a spot starter for now, but it's possible he'll claim Mat Latos' place in the rotation.
Sep 5 - 1:59 AM

Scott Schebler went 2-for-5 with his first career homer and two steals Friday against the Padres.

It was Schlber's second career start and first since his recall Wednesday. It doesn't seem likely that he'll get many more opportunities over Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford against righties, but he certainly took advantage tonight.
Sep 5 - 1:57 AM

Garrett Richards pitched six innings of two-run ball Friday as the Angels topped the Rangers 5-2.

Richards won despite walking five and throwing just 48 of his 91 pitches for strikes. He's been entirely mediocre of late, but apart from the disastrous Aug. 23 outing against the Jays, he's managed to keep the Angels in games in spite of his struggles. He's 13-10 with a 3.77 ERA for the season.
Sep 5 - 1:25 AM

C.J. Cron drove in five runs with a single, a triple and a double in Friday's win over the Rangers.

Cron was supposed to see a reduced role after the Angels picked up two left-handed hitters before the deadline, but he kept hitting and David Dejesus didn't, allowing him to return to regular duty. He's at least a fringe mixed leaguer at the moment.
Sep 5 - 1:21 AM

Joey Gallo went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk against the Angels on Friday.

As mediocre as Gallo was in Triple-A, it's hard to see why the Rangers would play him over Will Venable, a superior defensive left fielder. Gallo also struck out all three times up in his first start back in the majors Wednesday. He'll be a bit player in September unless he can get hot in a hurry.
Sep 5 - 1:19 AM

Nolan Arenado went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win over the Giants.

Immediately after Carlos Gonzalez hit homer No. 36 in the first inning, Arenado hit No. 35 of his own against Chris Heston. The modern day Bash Brothers both have a shot at 40 taters, which is more or less the only reason to watch the 56-78 Rockies at this point. The 24-year-old Arenado has now homered in five straight games. He maintains a beautiful .288/.324/.576 triple-slash with the 35 homers and 103 RBI.
Sep 5 - 1:13 AM

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Giants.

Gonzalez homered off Giants starter Chris Heston in the first inning. Nolan Arenado would follow with a solo shot of his own and Jorge De La Rosa would take that 2-0 lead and spin it into a victory. Gonzalez's power turnaround has been absolutely remarkable. In 82 games prior to the All-Star Break, he hit just 13 bombs. He's cracked 23 and driven in 50 over 44 post-break contests. For the season, he's slashing .276/.322/.567 with 36 homers and 85 RBI.
Sep 5 - 1:04 AM

Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a double in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

The double was Posey's 23rd of the season. It extended his current hitting streak to six games and the catcher has picked up knocks in nine out of his last 10 games. With the hot streak, he's now hitting a superb .324/.381/.475 with 16 homers and 80 RBI.
Sep 5 - 12:57 AM

Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Pagan drew the Giants to within 2-1 via his RBI single in the sixth inning, but neither team would score again in the game. A right knee injury sidelined him in the middle of August, but he was activated from the disabled list on September 1. Given his .261/.293/.309 batting line, his return offers no fantasy impact.
Sep 5 - 12:52 AM



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