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Jon Jay went 1-for-5 with a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He just keeps producing when they give him opportunities and is a solid fantasy option in daily for the days he starts.

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Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 with a walk. He would also score a run.

Fantasy Impact: Enjoy the peaceful feeling of security owning him can produce. His 32 HRs and 109 RBIs this season lead the Cubs in both categories.

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Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a walk. He hit his 29th HR of the season (a solo shot) as well as scoring another run.

Fantasy Impact: He has been hot in the second half. In a longer-term league, he is easily among the handful of players to be considered with the first few picks in the draft.

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Guillermo Heredia is not in the lineup Monday for Seattle's game against Cleveland. (Source: Bob Dutton of The News Tribune on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heredia has appeared in 38 straight games, slashing a miserable .175/.252/.219 with only five extra-base hits and three RBI. Jacob Hannemann will take his place in center field and bat ninth.

Jean Segura is not in the lineup Monday for Seattle's game against the Athletics. (Source: Bob Dutton of The News Tribune on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Segura sprained a finger in Saturday's contest against the Indians, sidelining him now for two consecutive games. The injury is not considered serious, but whether the 27-year-old shortstop will recover in time to finish the season is not known at this time. Taylor Motter will again take his place at shortstop.

CC Sabathia allowed three runs on six hits on Monday against the Royals. Sabathia walked one and struck out four, winning his 13th game of the season. He has a 3.84 ERA this season and will face the Blue Jays in New York on September 30.

Fantasy Impact: Sabathia has now allowed three runs or less in five of his last six starts and has four quality starts in that time span. He is 6-2 with a 3.88 ERA in the second half, winning his last two decisions. Sabathia is 1-2 with a 8.44 ERA in four starts against the Blue Jays and has a 4.54 ERA at Yankee Stadium this season.

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Clayton Kershaw improved to 18-4 on Sunday, allowing just one run on eight hits over six innings of work. Kershaw also struck out six and didn't walk anyone.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw was scoreless through seven in this one, before allowing a solo homer to Mac Williamson. The best pitcher alive is scheduled to make one more start this year, Friday against the Colorado Rockies. Kershaw will carry a 2.21 ERA into that outing.

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Francisco Lindor finished 1-for-4 in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Mariners behind Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber.

Fantasy Impact: Lindor has been raking along with the rest of his Tribe teammates. He his hitting .319 (36-for-113) with 10 homers and 24 RBI over his past 30 games. Lindor and the Indians look to continue their mission to secure the top record in the American League when they welcome the Minnesota Twins to Progressive Field starting on Tuesday.

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Jose Ramirez finished 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in Cleveland's 4-2 win over Seattle on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez continues his offensive onslaught. He is now hitting .424 (36-for-85) with 11 homers, 22 RBI along with an 1.423 OPS over his last 30 games. Ramirez and the Indians will look to continue their hot streak when they welcome the Minnesota Twins for a three-game series to Progressive Field.

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Craig Kimbrel struck out one in a clean inning of work to earn his 35th save of the season Sunday against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Kimbrel has had one of his best seasons as a closer in his career. The 29-year-old reliever has 35 saves, a 1.34 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 16.39 K/9 on the year.

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Buck Farmer (4-5) suffered the loss on Sunday allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out five Twins during the Tigers' 10-4 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Farmer has allowed four earned runs in each of his last three starts to balloon his season ERA up to 7.12 in 10 starts. He carries a good 9.63 K/9 rate but is allowing 3.35 BB/9 and 1.88 HR/9. He is scheduled to get one final start against the same Twins' team on Saturday in Minnesota. He is not worth fantasy consideration.

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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 on Sunday in a blow out loss to the Chicago White Sox. His lone hit of the game was a solo home run. Cain was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning by Paulo Orlando.

Fantasy Impact: Cain and the Royals couldn't do much on Sunday, but Cain was able to deliver fantasy owners with a solo home run before being replaced in the eighth. The former all-star is up to 15 home runs on the year while hitting a great .300 at the plate with 25 stolen bases. Cain has proven to be one of the better five tool fantasy players in all of fantasy.

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Logan Morrison went 2-for-3 on Sunday in a 9-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He hit a double, single, and drew a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Morrison started off Sunday's game hot at the plate as he reached base his first three at-bats. The slugger has failed to live up to his first half of the season production, but has been productive during his periodical hot streaks. With only a week left in the season Morrison should be left on the waiver wire unless a fantasy owner is in dire need of a first baseman/ utility player.

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Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 on Sunday in a come from behind win over the Cincinnati Reds. He hit a solo home run, a single, scored a run, and drove in two RBIs. Devers was defensively replaced by Deven Marrero in the bottom of the eighth.

Fantasy Impact: Devers has been the clutch hitter the Red Sox have needed to replace David Ortiz as the rookie has now had two go ahead hits in his last three games. On Sunday, Devers got the scoring started with a solo home run to right field, his tenth home run of the year. Then with the score tied in the bottom of the eighth he singled to score Mookie Betts to put the Red Sox up for good. The rookie has been very impressive this year and should continue to be to close out the season.

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Jonathan Schoop also scored two runs and hit his 35th double of the year.

Fantasy Impact: It was another solid day for Schoop in a season full of them. Schoop should be considered an elite fantasy player at second base for 2018 drafts. His 2017 slash line to date is .299/.343/.516.

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Hunter Pence batted fourth for the Giants on Sunday. Pence went 3-for-4 and fanned once at the dish.

Fantasy Impact: Pence is raising his average as of late and it's now at .259 on the year. It's a bit too late as all Pence owners would tell you. Keep him off all of your fantasy teams, unless your championship is this week and you need an extra bat.

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Jose Reyes batted second for the Mets on Sunday. Reyes went 2-for-4 and knocked in one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Reyes is hitting .246 this season and has raised it within the past few weeks. He has 56 RBIs, but should remain off all fantasy teams.

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Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs in a 9-5 loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Judge on the season is hitting .281 with 48 homers and 105 RBIs. He has been hot of late hitting .429 during the last seven days and .296 with 11 homers in the month of September.

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Cleveland Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and one RBI to help down the Mariners 4-2 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion is now batting .254 with 19 doubles, 37 homers, 93 runs, and 99 RBIs. He should lock down his fifth 100-RBI season in the past six years in the next few days.

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Cody Allen earns 29th save

Mon, Sep 25th 7:09am EDT
By Matthew Terelle


Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 29th save, preserving a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Allen struck out two in the frame, improving to 29-for-33 in save chances this season. He has a 2.81 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 68 innings of work this season. He should lock up his third consecutive 30-save season in the next few days.

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