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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a run scored on Wednesday. When he scored his run, it put the Padres up 3-2 but they blew the lead late and lost 4-3 in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is a very good fantasy OF who should be owned in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Kemp went 0-for-4 but drew a walk which lead to him scoring a run later in the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is a good fantasy OF so far this year.

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Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a run scored in the 4-3 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: He has eligibility in several positions in some leagues including shortstop so he has value that flows from the lower standards for that position. His multiple position eligibility also gives him flexibility which is desirable.

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Barmes went 1-for-4 and drove in the only three runs the Padres scored in their 4-3 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: It was the second rare productive game for Barmes in the last few days but there are a lot of leagues where he shouldn't even be rostered. If you are in a league where you started him, then congratulations on the production you received in this game.

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Sam Dyson tossed two innings of hitless relief and earned his fifth win of the year in the Rangers 4-3 win over San Diego tonight. Dyson came on in the ninth inning with the score knotted up at 3-3. He walked one Padre batter and struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers scored in the top of the 10th, so the logical move would have been to put closer Shawn Tolleson in for the save. But after his struggles last night, manager Jeff Bannister stuck with Dyson and the results were good for Rangers fans.

Category: Game Recaps

Quality start for Cole Hamels

Thu, Sep 3rd 1:49am EDT
By Mitch Cox


Cole Hamels allowed eight hits and three runs over seven innings in the Rangers 4-3 extra-inning victory over San Diego tonight. Hamels walked one and struck out eight, but did not figure in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: The win keeps the Rangers ahead of Minnesota for the second wild card spot in a race that is destined to go down to the wire.

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Kennedy went seven innings giving up two runs. He allowed five hits and walking two while striking out 12. He brought his ERA down to 3.88 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid pitcher with very good stuff. He is not a consistent play for shallow leagues but he is a good medium league pitcher.

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Olivera went 1-3 on Wednesday, hitting a 2 RBI single and reaching base on a walk.

Fantasy Impact: The Atlanta Braves now have their 3B of the future. MLB scouts rave about Olivera's potential at the plate and now he has a chance to show it at the big league level. Olivera could provide fantasy value down the stretch.

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Castillo went 2-for-5 with a run scored. The two hits are hopefully a sign that he will break out of the slump he had been in since August 24th when he drove in five runs.

Fantasy Impact: He is batting .287 on the season and has a lot of talent. I would prefer a long-term league if I had the chance to own him but he also has the potential to contribute in non-shallow leagues in September.

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Frankie Montas pitched a clean eighth inning in his major league debut. He also recorded his first strike out.

Fantasy Impact: Frankie Montas is ranked as the third best prospect in the White Sox system per Baseball America. Montas features a plus fastball, that can touch a 100 MPH. Montas is one to keep a eye on for 2016.

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Betts went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a RBI before being lifted in the 13-8 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: Betts is not an elite play but he bats leadoff for a Red Sox offense that scores runs so he has value.

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Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in the 13-8 victory.

Fantasy Impact: The two RBI bring his season total to 73 on the season. He is not the elite bat he used to be but he still has value in fantasy leagues.

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Clayton Kershaw was masterful Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants. He allowed one earned run, six hits, walked one, and struck out 15 for the complete game. 95-of-132 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: With closer Kenley Jansen having pitched two straight days, manager Don Mattingly let Kershaw go a season-high 132 pitches for the victory. September is winning time so he wasn't taking any chances. With tonight's performance, Kershaw has now set a career high with 251 strikeouts, the most by a Dodger pitcher since Sandy Koufax in 1966 (courtesy of @DodgerInsider).

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Brad Boxberger gave up a game tying two run HR to the Orioles Jonathan Schoop in the 9th inning of Wednesday's game. The Rays went on to lose the game in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Boxberger had been pitching better as of late and leads the AL in saves, but is prone to these types of games, as evidenced by his nine losses and four blown saves.

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Morales went 2-for-5 with a three-run HR. He scored another run earlier to round out his day. The HR was his 17th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Morales has been an elite RBI producer as he is now up to 94 on the season. He also carries a strong batting average at .288. Morales produces well enough to earn a spot on many fantasy rosters.

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The Phillies managed 10 hits on Wednesday, but lost to the Mets by the score of 9-4. Freddy Galvis got one of the hits,in four at-bats. He also scored a run and struck out and is now batting .265 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Galvis has been relatively solid in terms of batting average, but his on-base percentage is only .304 and his OPS is .658. Galvis is not a great option at shortstop and should only be considered for the stretch run in NL only leagues.

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The Phillies fell to the New York Mets on Wednesday by the score of 9-4. Although the Phillies got 10 hits, Ryan Howard was shut down, going 0-for-4. Howard only saw eight pitches i those four at-bats and his average dropped to .237 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Howard is just 2-for-17 over his last six games with no extra-base hits. He's on pace to hit 25 home runs, but his walk total is way down, contributing to an anemic .288 on-base percentage. The are better fantasy options down the stretch for those struggling at first base.

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J.D. Martinez is hitting .289 with 34 HR and 87 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: He did not have the name recognition with the casual fan coming into the season that some other OF had but he is producing a fantasy season that is at an elite level.

Marcus Stroman made his first rehab appearance since receiving ACL surgery from a freak injury during Spring Training. Stroman went 4 2/3 innings without allowing a run or a hit, while striking out seven for Class-A Lansing on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Stroman will throw a bullpen session on Friday before making his final rehab appearance for Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. If all goes well, Stroman could be starting for the Jays for their playoff push.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

R.A. Dickey gave the bullpen a break Wednesday, registering the complete game to record his 10th win of the season. Dickey was in control allowing just one run on four hits while striking out six on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey is now 7-0 in his last nine starts, and 10-10 on the season. Dickey's ERA sits at 4.09, however much of that can be attributed to his slow start to the season. Continue rolling Dickey out in your lineups.

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