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Game Recaps

Kyle Hendrick took the loss in Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday night, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits in five innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Hendricks also struck out five and walked one. He had a 1-0 lead after one, but allowed solo homers in each of the next two frames. The Cubs would go on to lose 6-1 to fall down 3-0 in the series. Game 4 will be played on Wednesday night.


Kyle Schwarzer went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Cubs fell to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Schwarber's homer was a solo shot in the first inning. That's all the Cubs offense could muster in this one as Chicago would go on to lose 6-1. Game 4 of this series will be played on Wednesday night.


Yu Darvish struck out seven Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday night, allowing just one run, one walk, and six hits over 6 1/3 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Darvish also drew an RBI walk at the plate to help the Dodgers win and take a 3-0 series lead. His lone mistake was a first-inning solo homer hit by Kyle Schwarber. Aside from that, Darvish was everything Los Angeles hoped he would be when they acquired him back in July.


Brett Gardner went 0-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-4 win over the Astros in game four of the ALCS.

Fantasy Impact: Brett Gardner is hitting .263 during the last seven days and .256 during the postseason. Game five is on Wednesday with Dallas Keuchel pitching for the Astros.


Lance McCullers allowed just one run on two hits in six innings as the Astros lost to the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS, tying the series at two games apiece.

Fantasy Impact: McCullers also struck out three and walked two. He had made it through six scoreless before allowing an Aaron Judge homer to start the seventh. That was it for him. Unfortunately, the bullpen wasn't able to hold his 4-1 lead. The Astros would go on to lose 6-4. Game 5 will be played on Wednesday.


Ken Giles recorded just one out on Wednesday night, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk as the Astros fell to the Yankees 6-4 in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Fantasy Impact: Giles was charged with both a blown save and a loss. He was summoned in the eighth inning with runners on, but was unable to escape without giving up the lead. This series is now tied at two games piece.


Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs as the Yankees defeated the Astros 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The win ties the series up at two games apiece. Sanchez has been struggling mightily in this series, but he came through with a huge opposite field double in a four-run eighth inning rally. He's now hitting .071 for the series heading into Wednesday's Game 5.


Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, a walk, two RBIs, and two runs scored as the Yankees beat the Astros 6-4 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Judge got the Yankees on the board with a seventh inning solo shot to trim the Houston lead to 4-1. An inning later he doubled, driving in another run in a huge spot as the Yankees wound up taking a 6-4 lead. Judge is certainly glad to be back in Yankee Stadium. He has now homered in back-to-back games in the ALCS.


Sonny Gray allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit over five innings of work in Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday night. Gray also struck out four and walked two.

Fantasy Impact: Gray came out to start the sixth, but got in a bit of trouble and left after throwing 85 pitches. Houston took a 4-0 lead, but the Baby Bombers were able to come back and wind up winning 6-4. Gray likely won't get another start this series, but could be available out of the bullpen in a do-or-die scenario. Game 5 will be played on Wednesday.


Todd Frazier went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Yankees defeated the Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Frazier's homer was a three-run shot off Charlie Morton in the second inning that barely cleared the fence. New York would then score five more runs in the fourth, knocking Morton from the game and taking a lead they would not vanquish. Game 4 of the series will be played on Tuesday night with the Astros holding a 2-1 advantage.


CC Sabathia fired six shutout innings in Game 3 of the ALCS against Houston, allowing three hits while striking out five and walking four.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees would go on to win 8-1. Sabathia has now allowed four runs in 15 2/3 post-season innings this October. Incredibly, he has struck out 19 during this stretch. The big lefty is in line to start Game 7 of the ALCS should New York make it that far.


Charlie Morton took the loss on Monday night in New York, allowing seven runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: The Astros would go on to lose 8-1. Morton actually didn't pitch as poorly as his stat line suggests, however. He gave up a three-run homer to Todd Frazier that somehow left the park, even though it looked like Frazier barely swung. Morton was then hurt by Cameron Maybin badly misplaying a ball in left field. Either way, the Astros now head into Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead.


Jon Lester allowed one run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Lester walked five and struck out two. He struggled with his command, needing 103 pitches just to get through his 4 2/3 innings. The veteran was able to limit the damage and allow just one run, but the Dodgers would go on to win on a walk-off homer in the ninth. Game 3 of this series will be played on Tuesday.


Rich Hill allowed one run on three hits in five innings of work against the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hill also struck out eight and walked one. He allowed a solo homer to Addison Russell and left with the game tied at 1. The Dodgers would go on to win via a Justin Turner walk-off homer in the ninth inning, giving Los Angeles a 2-0 series lead.


Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, four RBIs, and a run scored as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-3 in Game 2 of the NLCS.

Fantasy Impact: Turner's homer was a walk-off three-run shot in the ninth inning off John Lackey. The hit gave Los Angeles a 2-0 series lead as the teams now head to Wrigley Field. Turner is hitting .429 with a pair of homers so far this post-season.


Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a homer and an RBI double as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 5-2 in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Puig's RBI double, which he bat-flipped, started the scoring for the Dodgers in the fifth. He later hit a solo homer off Mike Montgomery in the seventh, which gave Los Angeles a 4-2 lead at the time. Puig is a sizzling 7-for-14 this post-season.


Jose Quintana allowed two runs on two hits over five innings of work on Saturday in Game 1 of the NLCS, striking out four and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs would go on to lose to the Dodgers 5-2 in the series opener. Quintana continued to pitch well in his first time pitching in October, but the Cubs bullpen was unable to come through. Jon Lester will take the ball for Chicago in Game 2 of this series on Sunday.


Kenley Jansen struck out all four batters he faced in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Saturday, closing out a 5-2 Dodgers victory.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen was dominant as usual tonight. He needed just 17 pitches to record the four-out save. Game 2 of the NLCS resumes on Sunday and pits Jon Lester against Rich Hill.


Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on four hits over five innings of work on Saturday in Game 1 of the NLCS versus the Cubs, striking out four and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw was at just 87 pitches when manager Dave Roberts elected to pinch hit for him in the fifth inning. At that time the score was tied 2-2. It was an interesting decision, but one that paid off as the Dodgers bullpen put up zeroes over four innings of work. Kershaw's only runs came off an Albert Almora two-run shot. The NLCS continues on Sunday.


Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, a walk, two RBIs, and a run scored as the Astros beat the Yankees 2-1 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Correa homered off Luis Severino in the fourth inning to give Houston a 1-0 lead. Then, with the game tied at 1 in the bottom of the ninth, he drilled an RBI double off Aroldis Chapman to send Astros fan home with a walk-off win. Correa is now 3-for-7 through two ALCS games.