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TJ Friedl went 2-for-2 with his first major league home run Sunday against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Friedl went yard off Tony Gonsolin for his first major league homer. He doesn't have a shiny prospect pedigree, but he may continue to see playing time while Jesse Winker (back) nurses an injury.

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Wade Miley (12-7) took the loss Sunday against the Dodgers, allowing six runs on nine hits in three innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Miley was totally ineffective Sunday against a monstrous Dodgers lineup. He allowed three homers and nine total hits in three innings. Overall, Miley has had a nice season, but he has a 4.62 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in his last seven starts (37 innings).

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Hoy Park went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run Sunday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Park delivered a clutch two-run homer in the ninth to take the lead. Park is batting a measly .184 in 103 at-bats this season with three homers and 10 RBI.

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Max Kranick did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Marlins, allowing three runs on four hits across five innings. He walked four and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Kranick was pretty inefficient on Sunday, issuing four walks and needing 82 pitches to get through five frames. He may be a candidate to lose his spot in the rotation, as he has a 7.28 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in 29.2 innings with 25 strikeouts.

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Eric Lauer did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Cubs, allowing one run on one hit across 5.1 innings. He walked three and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Lauer was solid, despite a solo home run by Trayce Thompson in the fifth. Lauer has enjoyed a quasi-decent season as Milwaukee's fifth starter, registering a 3.03 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 107 innings with 105 strikeouts.

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Brandon Lowe went 0-for-3 with a stolen base on Sunday in the Rays' shutout loss to the Tigers by a 2-0 score.

Fantasy Impact: Lowe is hitting just .235 on the season but has put up some strong counting stats for fantasy owners with 34 home runs, 85 RBI, 88 runs scored, and seven stolen bases. The 27-year-old second baseman should be rostered in most fantasy formats.

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Shane McClanahan allowed one run on two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over five innings on Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: McClanahan was activated off the 10-day injured list to start Sunday after dealing with back issues. The 24-year-old rookie left-hander is now 9-6 on the season with a 3.51 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 135/36 K/BB ratio across 115 1/3 innings (23 starts).

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Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout on Sunday, protecting a two-run lead against the Twins to pick up his 19th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Romano has secured the closer role for the Blue Jays and is 19-for-20 in save opportunities for the season. The 28-year-old reliever is also 7-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 1.03 WHIP and should be rostered in all fantasy leagues that count saves as a category.

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José Berríos allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six batters and only issued one walk over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday in a win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Berrios had to leave his previous start with left abdominal tightness but came into the game on Sunday with no restrictions and looked good on the mound. In 10 starts since being acquired by Toronto, the 27-year-old has a 3.39 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 55/10 K/BB ratio across 58 1/3 innings.

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Josh Bell singled and walked twice on Sunday. Bell went 2-for-2 with one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Bell extended his three-game hit streak on Sunday. He raised his batting average to .300 with a 1.021 OPS this month.

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Juan Soto crushed his 26th home run of the season after going 1-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI. Soto's home run had an exit velocity of 111.9 mph - the hardest-hit batted ball of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Soto extends his five-game hit streak on Sunday to show he's one of the best hitters in all of baseball with a .426 batting average and 1.250 OPS this month.

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Kyle Finnegan got back on track with his 10th save of the season. Finnegan tossed a scoreless 9th inning with one walk and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: After six earned runs in two straight appearances, Finnegan got back on track. The Nationals keep rolling out Finnegan in the closer role so fantasy managers should do the same.

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Paolo Espino threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies. Espino allowed three hits and three walks with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Espino finished off his two-start week with two solid starts. He was one out away from back-to-back quality starts. Stream Espino in 12-15 team leagues down the stretch.

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Catcher Curt Casali went 1-for-4 with a two-run single as the Giants took down the Braves 2-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Casali was responsible for the only two runs scored in the ball game with a two-run single off Charlie Morton in the bottom of the fourth inning. The veteran backstop is now batting .214 with a .673 OPS, five home runs, and 26 RBI over 192 at-bats for the year.

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LHP Alex Wood didn't factor into the decision on Saturday when he worked three scoreless innings while striking out four in the Giants' 2-0 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Wood was making his first since August 26 after missing nearly a month on the COVID-19 list. He looked sharp in this one, holding down the powerful Braves offense over his three innings. He'll take another start or two to get stretched out before the postseason. He now owns a 3.99 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 139:39 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings. He'll face the Rockies on the road in his next start.

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RHP Tyler Clippard earned the save on Saturday when he allowed one unearned run on one hit with a walk in the D-backs extra-innings victory over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Clippard came out to pitch the bottom of the 10th inning with the D-Backs holding a 6-3 lead. He promptly served up an RBI single to Jason Castro, scoring the ghost runner on second. He also walked Alex Bregman but was able to hold the Astros down from there. It was the veteran reliever's sixth save of the year. He pairs that with a 2.79 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 19 1/3 innings.

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Catcher Daulton Varsho went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI as the Diamondbacks took down the Astros 6-4 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Varsho had a big day at the plate, swatting a double and a two-run home run in extra innings to give Arizona a commanding 6-3 lead. It was his second homer in the last seven games. He's now slashing .240/.320/.454 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and five stolen bases over 229 at-bats for the year.

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RHP Humberto Castellanos took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk over five innings as the D-Backs beat the Astros 6-4.

Fantasy Impact: This wasn't a very flashy start but Castellanos got the job done and kept the D-Backs in the contest. He served up a two-run homer to Yordan Alvarez in the first inning but held the Astros scoreless over the next four innings. He came back out for the sixth but was yanked without recording an out. The 23-year-old hurler now owns a 4.11 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 24:12 K/BB ratio over 35 innings (12 appearances, five starts). He'll get the Dodgers at home in his next turn.

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Third baseman Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Dodgers defeated the Reds 5-1 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Turner was one of two Dodgers to collect an extra-base hit on Saturday--Gavin Lux was the other--with his 21st double of the year. He also collected a single and scored a run in the contest. The veteran third baseman is now slashing .279/.365/.475 with 25 home runs, 81 RBI, and two stolen bases across 491 at-bats this year.

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Second baseman Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles, a stolen base, and a strikeout as the Dodgers beat the Reds 5-1 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Turner just continues to rake for the Dodgers and now has a six-game hitting streak. He's also stolen four bases over that same span. The 28-year-old speedster is now slashing a healthy .317/.365/.506 with 22home runs, 62 RBI, and 30 stolen bases across 542 at-bats between the Nationals and the Dodgers.

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