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Mitch Moreland hit his second homer since joining the Padres on Saturday as the team beat the Giants 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Moreland hasn't been the same hitter with the Padres that he was with the Red Sox earlier this season. Still, the 35-year-old helps fill out San Diego's lineup. He'll serve as the Padres' regular DH this postseason.

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Fernando Tatis Jr. belted his 17th homer of the season in the Padres' 6-2 win over the Giants on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was his only hit in three at-bats. Tatis is making one more push for National League MVP honors with homers in back-to-back games now. For the year he has 17 long balls to go along with 11 steals, 45 RBI, 50 runs scored, and a .943 OPS.

Category: Game Recaps


Zach Davies threw three scoreless innings in his final regular season tune-up against the Giants on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Davies was starting on short rest and only threw 51 pitches. He finishes the season with an excellent 2.73 ERA in 69 1/3 innings. Davies is currently lined up to start the Padres' second game of the Wild Card Round.

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Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The win brings his record to 5-4 to finish the season.

Fantasy Impact: Scherzer had an up-and-down year and finishes the season with a 3.74 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 92 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings.

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Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The loss drops him to to 4-2 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wheeler has lost his final two starts of the season after going 4-0 through his first nine starts of the year. He finishes a strong first season in Philadelphia with a 2.92 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 53 strikeouts over 71 innings.

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Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Boston Red Sox. The homer was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Swanson now has hits in six straight games and has homered in three of his last five games as he continues to finish the season strong.

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Will Smith went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, RBI single, and another run scored in Saturday's win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Smith continues to tear it up in September, a great sign heading into the playoffs. On the season, the backstop is batting an even .300 with eight homers, 25 RBI, and a 1.014 OPS in 110 at-bats.

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Padres manager Jayce Tingler remains optimistic that Dinelson Lamet (biceps) will be able to pitch the team's first postseason game on Wednesday. (Source: Annie Heilbrunn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tinger noted that there's still "a long ways to go" in terms of deciding whether or not Lamet will be able to start. He hasn't undergone an MRI just yet since he hasn't needed to. It's a tough situation for the Padres as Mike Clevinger is dealing with an injury as well. We should hear more about Lamet's chances of starting within the next 24 hours.

Category: Injury Updates


The A's aren't worried about a head injury that Tommy La Stella suffered on Saturday night. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: La Stella was hit in the head by an errant throw while running the bases. He's perfectly fine and returned to the lineup for the second game of Oakland's doubleheader on Saturday.

Category: Injury Updates


Willi Castro was removed from Saturday's game against the Royals due to right shoulder soreness. (Source: Chris McCosky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers are shutting him down for the year. It sounds as if his departure was precautionary, but there's no need to force the issue with Detroit eliminated from postseason play. Castro played in 36 games this season, hitting .349 with a .931 OPS.

Category: Injury Updates


Edwin Rios went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, solo home run in Saturday's win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Rios has gone deep in consecutive games, and is up to eight on the season. He's been useful for the Dodgers in a reserve role, batting .253 with 17 RBI and a .958 OPS in 75 at-bats.

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The Mets placed Andres Gimenez (oblique) on the 10-day injured list. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gimenez was dealing with some oblique tightness in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. The 22-year-old won't play on Sunday. He finishes a fantastic rookie year with a .263/.333/.398 slash line while showing the ability to play great defense at multiple positions. The Mets have a decision to make this offseason in regards to Gimenez, Amed Rosario, and the starting shortstop position.

Category: Injury Updates


Joc Pederson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Pederson went deep in the sixth inning to reclaim the lead for the Dodgers. In 42 games played this season, Pederson has seven homers, 16 RBI, 19 runs scored, and a .185 batting average.

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Tony Gonsolin (2-2) earned the start Saturday against the Angels, allowing four runs on seven hits and no walks in six innings. He struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Gonsolin was burned by a rough third inning, but was otherwise very effective on Saturday. The youngster finishes the regular season with a 2.31 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts in 46.2 innings. The Dodgers like to experiment with pitching in the postseason, so Gonsolin could be used as both a starter and reliever in October.

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Mookie Betts was removed from Saturday's game against the Angels after being hit by a pitch on the hip. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Betts was hit by a pitch in the first inning. It's a precautionary move by the Dodgers, who surely want their superstar outfielder to be healthy for the playoffs that begin on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates


Cole Sulser relieved Hunter Harvey in the seventh inning of Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, getting two outs and striking out one. The Orioles lost, 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Sulser had a very up-and-down season, and will likely finish 2020 with a 5.56 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts in 22 and 2/3 innings. He will likely not be relevant in fantasy circles next year.

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Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 on Saturday against the Blue Jays with two doubles. He scored a run and drove one in himself in the 5-2 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: Iglesias has been a solid piece of the otherwise decidedly average Orioles' lineup this year. After hitting .373 with a .956 OPS in 142 at-bats this year, he will be an interesting late-round depth piece in deeper leagues next year.

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Luke Weaver (1-9) allowed five runs (four earned) over five innings and took the loss against Colorado on Sunday. He struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Weaver picked up an MLB-high ninth loss, capping off a disappointing year. After an injury-shortened, yet solid season in 2019, Weaver was largely ineffective this year. He finishes the season with a 6.58 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 52 innings.

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The Angels placed Luis Rengifo on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain. (Source: Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old infielder suffered the injury during Friday's game. He finishes the 2020 campaign with a slash line of .156/.269/.200.

Category: Injury Updates


Austin Hays hit leadoff on Saturday and went 3-for-4 against the Blue Jays with three singles. He scored once in the 5-2 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: Hays is on his revenge tour in September, coming off the IL September 14th and hitting .388 with a 182 wRC+ since then. He will be a popular late-round draft pick next year.

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