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Aaron Civale allowed two runs on five hits over six innings in a 9-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday. Civale got the win while striking out nine and walking one in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Civale looked sharp in his final tuneup before the postseason begins. He notched an impressive 17 swinging strikes on just 84 pitches in the win. Civale finishes his 2022 campaign with a 5-6 record, 4.92 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 98 strikeouts over 97 innings of work.

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Emmanuel Clase allowed one unearned run in the ninth inning but still managed to save a 5-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday. Clase struck out two and allowed one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Clase earned his 42nd save of the season, with just four blown saves. Overall, he has a 3-4 record, 1.36 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 77 strikeouts over 72 1/3 innings of work this year.

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Cal Quantrill allowed one run on four hits over five innings in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday. Quantrill struck out four and walked none while picking up the win.

Fantasy Impact: Quantrill left after throwing 78 pitches, as Cleveland has pulled their starting pitchers early over the past few days as they look to get things lined up for the postseason. Quantrill finishes his 2022 regular season with a 15-5 record, 3.38 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 128 strikeouts over 186 1/3 innings of work.

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Andres Gimenez went 0-for-4 with a steal in a 5-2 loss to the Royals on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Gimenez stole his 20th base in 23 attempts in the loss. The infielder is putting the finishing touches on a breakout season, hitting .300 with 17 homers, 65 runs, and 68 RBI over 484 at-bats. He is batting .302 with a homer and two steals in his past 15 games.

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Triston McKenzie allowed one run on four hits over five innings in a 5-2 loss to the Royals on Monday. McKenzie took a no-decision while striking out four and walking none.

Fantasy Impact: McKenzie didn't throw a full workload in his final start of the regular season as he departed after throwing 73 pitches. He finished with 11 swinging strikes in the start. McKenzie wraps up his 2022 season with an 11-11 record, 2.96 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 190 strikeouts over 191 1/3 innings of work.

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Josh Naylor homers Sunday

Mon, Oct 3rd 5:40am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Josh Naylor went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in a 7-4 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Naylor's three-run shot came as part of a six-run second inning. The blast traveled 377 feet and had an exit velocity of 103.3 MPH. Naylor is hitting .254 with 20 homers, 46 runs, 76 RBI, and six steals in 2022.

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Shane Bieber allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits over five innings in a 7-5 win over the Royals on Sunday. Bieber earned the win while striking out three and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Bieber picked up eight swinging strikes on 80 pitches in his final start of the regular season. He heads into the postseason with a 13-8 record, 2.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 198 strikeouts over 200 innings of work.

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Zach Plesac allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings of work in a 7-1 loss to the Royals on Saturday. Plesac took the loss while striking out one and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Plesac was making his first start since August 27 after landing on the injured list with a fifth metacarpal fracture in his right hand. He struggled in the start, although a fielding error by Gabriel Arias in the fourth inning didn't help matters. The owner of a 3-12 record and 4.34 ERA in 24 starts this year, Plesac will likely join the bullpen for Cleveland once the postseason begins.

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Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 6-3 win over the Royals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez's three-run blast in the sixth inning gave Cleveland a 4-3 lead. The star infielder's blast went 404 feet and had an exit velocity of 104.4 MPH. Ramirez is hitting .274 with 29 homers, 87 runs, 122 RBI, and 18 steals in 584 at-bats in 2022.

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Trevor Stephan threw a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-1 win over the Rays on Thursday. Stephan struck out two and walked three in the frame.

Fantasy Impact: Stephan made things interesting by walking the bases loaded but was able to preserve the win with a strikeout and a pop out to end the Rays’ threat. He got the save chance with normal closer Emmanuel Clase unavailable after pitching in the previous two days. Stephan now has a 6-5 record, three saves, 2.74 ERA, and 1.20 WHIP on the season.

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Steven Kwan went 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs, five RBI, and two steals in a 10-4 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kwan hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to put the game out of reach. The blast traveled 375 feet and had a 101.5 exit velocity. The rookie now has the first grand slam of his career under his belt. He is hitting .298 with six homers, 49 RBI, and 19 steals on the season.

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Oscar Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with two solo homers in a 4-2 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez went deep in the fifth and ninth innings to help power Cleveland to the win. The rookie outfielder continues to produce, hitting .291 with 11 homers, 31 runs, 41 RBI, and a steal across 320 at-bats in 2022.

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Cody Morris allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over five innings in a 6-3 win over the Rangers on Friday. Morris earned his first MLB win while striking out five and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Morris allowed two runs in the second inning but kept the Rangers off the board other than that. He picked up nine swinging strikes on 80 pitches in the start. The rookie now has a 1-2 record, 2.18 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts over 20 2/3 innings of work. Morris will be back out there on Thursday against the Rays.

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Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, two RBI, and two steals in an 11-4 win over the Twins on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Rosario has been red-hot at the plate of late, hitting .412 with two homers, 12 RBI, and three steals in his past seven games. Rosario's homer on Monday had an exit velocity of 102.4 MPH and traveled 382 feet. On the year, he's hitting .283 with 11 homers, 79 runs, 67 RBI, and 16 steals across 583 at-bats. He's a must-start in fantasy going forward while he's on this hot streak.

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Konnor Pilkington threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 7-6 win over the Twins in 15 innings in Game 2 of a Saturday doubleheader. Pilkington took a no-decision while allowing one hit, striking out six, and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Pilkington turned in one of the best starts of his young career, notching 15 swinging strikes on just 81 pitches. The rookie hurler now has a 1-2 record, 3.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 50 strikeouts over 58 innings of work. He was added as an extra arm for the doubleheader, so he is likely headed back to Triple-A after the start.

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Hunter Gaddis allowed seven runs on eight hits over four innings in an 8-2 loss to the White Sox on Thursday. Gaddis took the loss while striking out three and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Gaddis allowed five homers in just his second MLB outing. On the bright side, the 24-year-old right-hander did do a decent job missing bats, notching 12 swinging strikes on 92 pitches. Triston McKenzie was Thursday's original starter but Gaddis was pressed into service when Cleveland decided to bump the former's start back to Friday. Gaddis is likely headed back to Triple-A after Thursday's loss.

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James Karinchak threw a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday. He struck out one and allowed one hit in the frame.

Fantasy Impact: Karinchak has been seeing the occasional save opportunity of late with Cleveland looking to get Emmanuel Clase some days off. Karinchak now has a 1-0 record, 1.47 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, three saves, and 49 strikeouts over 30 2/3 innings of work on the year.

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Xzavion Curry allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 4 1/3 innings in a 4-0 loss to Seattle on Saturday. Curry took the loss while striking out none and walking five.

Fantasy Impact: Curry really struggled with his command, throwing just 46 of 93 pitches for strikes. He notched just five swinging strikes in the outing. Curry has now made two starts for Cleveland, allowing six earned runs across 9 1/3 innings. He is scheduled to face the Twins on Friday for his next start.

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Yainer Diaz called up by Astros

Mon, Aug 29th 9:37pm EDT
By Chris Clegg

Yainer Diaz is being called up from Triple-A by the Astros for his MLB debut. (Source: Mark Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is one of the more underrated catching prospects in baseball. He has also played first base and left field this season, so it will be interesting to see how playing time in Houston shakes out. Diaz has 25 home runs and a .306/.356/.542 slash this season in 486 plate appearances between Double and Triple-A.

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Myles Straw went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and two steals in a 4-1 win over the Tigers in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Straw broke a six-game hitless streak with his single on Monday. The outfielder is one of the fastest players in the game but he’s struggled to get on base this season. Overall, Straw is hitting .207 with 56 runs, 22 RBI, and 15 steals in 2022.

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