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Orlando Arcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Arcia got the scoring started for the Brewers with his second inning solo shot. He's batting .216 with 15 homers, 52 RBI, and 49 runs scored this season.

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Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Thames entered Sunday batting just .204 in September, but he broke out of his slump in a big way with two homers. Overall, he's batting .250 with 23 home runs, 59 RBI, 63 runs and three steals this season.

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Josh Hader picked up his 35th save of the season Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one hit and striking out three in 1.1 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Hader made quick work of the Pirates en route to his 35th save. Hader has been lights out lately, just when the Brewers need his lockdown stuff the most. He owns a 2.61 ERA and has recorded 133 strikeouts in 72.1 innings.

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Brandon Woodruff struck out three in two perfect innings to start Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Woodruff acted as the quasi-opener for this contest, as he's now done twice since being activated from the injured list. The Brewers may choose to continue deploying him in this fashion, or they may be building him out to a more typical start's workload.

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Gio Gonzalez (3-2) picked up the win in relief Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one hit and striking out three in 3.1 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Playing the 'piggyback' role once again, Gonzalez was sharp on Sunday. He now owns a 3.70 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 82.2 innings pitched. It's unclear how the Brewers will deploy him moving forward and in the playoffs, but he's performed well in these middle-inning relief outings.

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd pitched well in a 6-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday. Boyd allowed three runs over five innings while striking out six and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Boyd improved his record to 9-11 with a 4.57 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 234 strikeouts in 181 1/3 innings of work. He will see the White Sox again for his final start of the season.

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Jeimer Candelario goes deep

Mon, Sep 23rd 7:03am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers first baseman Jeimer Candelario went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 6-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Candelario has been a disappointment this season, hitting just .201 with eight homers, 33 runs, and 29 RBI in 324 at-bats.

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Gordon Beckham goes deep

Mon, Sep 23rd 7:01am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers second baseman Gordon Beckham went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Beckham went deep off Reynaldo Lopez in the second inning. The veteran infielder is hitting .215 with six homers and 15 RBI this year.

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Chicago White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez struggled in a 6-3 loss to the Tigers on Sunday. Lopez allowed five runs in four innings while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez gave up three homers in the loss. His record drops to 9-15 with a 5.57 ERA. He has turned in some excellent starts this season but he is giving up far too many homers.

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Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two RBI in a 6-3 loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez took Detroit starter Matthew Boyd deep in the first inning. The young slugger is hitting .269 with an .832 OPS, 30 homers, 66 runs, and 77 RBI.

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Adam Plutko allows one run

Mon, Sep 23rd 6:02am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians right-hander Adam Plutko held the Phillies to one run over 4 1/3 innings in a 10-1 win on Sunday. Plutko struck out three and walked two in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Plutko now has a 7-4 record, 4.25 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 75 strikeouts in 108 innings of work. He will make his final start of the season against Washington on Saturday.

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Cleveland Indians DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Reyes went deep in the seventh inning, giving him 36 bombs on the year. The young slugger is hitting .243 with 64 runs and 79 RBI this year.

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Oscar Mercado homers in win

Mon, Sep 23rd 5:57am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado went 1-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Mercado had a big game in the win and has homered in two straight games. The rookie outfielder is hitting .281 with 14 homers, 69 runs, 51 RBI, and 15 steals.

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Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs in a 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Santana enjoyed taking on his old team, going 6-for-10 with three runs and two RBI over the three-game series. He is hitting .288 with 30 doubles, 34 homers, 109 runs, 93 RBI, and four steals this season.

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Kansas City Royals right-hander Jorge Lopez struggled in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Sunday. Lopez gave up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings while walking one.

Fantasy Impact: It was not a good day for either team's starter as they combined to throw 4 2/3 innings. Lopez's record drops to 4-9 with a 6.35 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 106 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-1 with a steal in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Sunday. He had to exit early due to a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact: Mondesi's season is over, according to manager Ned Yost. The young shortstop finishes with a .263 average, nine homers, 58 runs, 62 RBI, and 43 steals in just 102 games.

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Kansas City Royals outfielder Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a run and a steal in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Merrifield ups his average to .302 with an .811 OPS with the three-hit day. The veteran has put up another solid all-around season, with 16 homers, 102 runs, 74 RBI, and 19 steals.

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Minnesota Twins left-hander Martin Perez struggled in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday. Perez allowed five runs on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings while striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Perez managed to escape with a no-decision despite the poor showing. The veteran left-hander now has a 10-7 record, 5.13 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 130 strikeouts in 159 2/3 innings of work. He has a 7.11 ERA over his past seven starts.

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Minnesota Twins first baseman Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is hitting .264 with 15 homers, 52 runs, 55 RBI, and a steal in his first season with the Twins. He is batting .283 with 12 RBI over his past 15 contests.

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Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks, four runs, and an RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Cruz went deep off reliever Gabe Speier in the fourth inning, giving him 40 homers on the year and 400 in his career. That marks the fourth time Cruz has hit at least 40 home runs in a season over his career. Cruz is hitting .303 with a 1.018 OPS, 79 runs, and 105 RBI in just 116 games.

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