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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Justin Verlander allowed just one run on five hits over nine dominant frames in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday versus the Yankees, striking out 13 and walking one en route to a 2-1 Astros win.

Fantasy Impact: The game was tied 1-1 before Houston walked-off on an RBI double by Carlos Correa. Verlander was dominant throughout the game, just as he has been ever since getting traded to the Astros. The ALCS resumes in New York on Monday.

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Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 in a 2-1 loss to the Astros in game two of the ALCS.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Hicks is hitting .235 during the last seven days and is hitting .276 in the postseason. It appears he is the clear cut starter in center field over Jacoby Ellsbury. Game three is on Monday with Charlie Morton pitching.

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Corey Seager (back) is not on the Dodgers' NLCS roster. (Source: Joe Trezza on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seager has missed workouts all week, but this news obviously comes as a surprise. The young shortstop tweaked his back on Monday against the Diamondbacks, and clearly the Dodgers don't think it will heal fully within the next week. It's a massive blow to the team's chances of advancing to the World Series. The NLCS begins on Saturday night, featuring Clayton Kershaw versus Jose Quintana.


Dallas Keuchel struck out 10 over seven shutout innings in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night, allowing just four hits while walking one.

Fantasy Impact: The Astros would go on to beat the Yankees 2-1. Keuchel has always pitched well against New York, and he continued that success to give Houston a 1-0 series lead. Keuchel has given up just one run in 12 2/3 post-season innings this October.

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Greg Bird homers in ALCS Game 1

Sat, Oct 14th 11:36am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

NYY

Greg Bird went 2-for-4 with a homer and two strikeouts as the Yankees fell to the Astros 2-1 in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: It was too little too late for Bird and the Yankees in this one. Bird's homer came with two outs in the ninth inning. The 24-year-old now has three homers in seven post-season games this October.

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Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs on four hits over six innings of work in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night. Tanaka also struck out three and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees would go on to lose to the Astros 2-1. Both runs Tanaka allowed came from RBI singles in the fourth inning. Overall, he was able to hold Houston's powerful lineup in check. Game 2 of this series will be played on Saturday evening.

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Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 in a 2-1 loss to the Astros in game one of the ALCS.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Judge has been struggling of late hitting only .125 during the last seven days and struggling overall this postseason hitting only .148. He faces Justin Verlander in game two of the ALCS on Saturday.

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Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, four RBIs, and a run scored as the Cubs beat the Nationals 9-8 in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: After most of the series featured low scoring games, this one was a slugfest. Russell was at the center of the Cubs' offense, collecting two of the team's five extra-base hits in Game 5. Russell had a disappointing regular season, hitting .239 to go along with 12 homers.

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Javier Baez went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts as the Cubs defeated the Nationals 9-8 in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Baez finishes the series 0-for-13 with a walk, but will likely still see significant playing time in the NLCS due to his defense. Baez hit 23 homers to go along with a .796 OPS in the regular season.

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Wade Davis recorded a seven-out save on Thursday night to close out the NLDS, sending the Cubs to their third straight championship series.

Fantasy Impact: Davis pitched 2 1/3 innings as the Cubs beat the Nationals 9-8. He ran into trouble in the eighth, but was able to get out of it. The save was easily the longest of his career. Manager Joe Maddon had already used six other pitchers by the time Davis came in. NLCS Game 1 against the Dodgers will be played on Saturday night.

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Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits in just an inning of work.

Fantasy Impact: Scherzer also walked one and struck out one as the Nationals fell to the Cubs 9-8. It was a disastrous inning for the two-time Cy Young winner that included a hit by pitch and a catcher's interference. Manager Dusty Baker clearly didn't want to go out without using his best pitcher, but that decision may have cost the team a trip to the NLCS. Scherzer had just pitched in Game 3 and was likely still dealing with his banged up hamstring. Regardless of the disappointing finish to his season Scherzer will be one of the first starting pitchers off the board in fantasy drafts next spring.

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI as the Nationals lost to the Cubs 9-8 in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Harper also struck out against Wade Davis to end the game. He hit just .211 in the series, but provided an extremely clutch two-run homer to get the Nationals back into the series in Game 2. Overall, Harper bounced back strongly from a disappointing 2016 campaign. In his age 24 season this year he posted a 1.008 OPS to go along with a .319 average and a .413 OBP. Harper will be a first round pick in all fantasy formats next spring.

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