Houston Astros

AL West

George Springer went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Springer has belted eight homers and recorded 19 RBI in his last 15 games. He is slashing .291/.379/.577 with 35 home runs, 90 RBI, 88 runs scored and five stolen bases in 525 plate appearances this season.

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Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Gurriel has homered in back-to-back games and has eclipsed 30 long balls for the first time in his major league career. He is slashing .304/.349/.553 with 30 home runs, 102 RBI, 82 runs scored and four stolen bases in 585 plate appearances this season.

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Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve is one long ball shy from his first ever 30-homer campaign. He is slashing .301/.358/.553 with 29 home runs, 68 RBI, 87 runs scored and six stolen bases in 515 plate appearances this season.

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Roberto Osuna allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning to record his 35th save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Osuna became the youngest pitcher, at 24 years old, to reach 150 career saves. He owns a 2.80 ERA, 0.89 WHIP with 67 strikeouts in 61 innings this season.

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Gerrit Cole (18-5) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out 10 though eight innings in the Astros 3-2 win over the Rangers. He picked up his 18th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cole recorded his 300th strikeout of the season in the outing, making him the second-fastest to that mark. He has been of the top pitchers in fantasy, sporting a 2.56 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP with 302 strikeouts 200 1/3 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Tuesday, away against the Mariners.

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Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Brantley continues to struggle, hitting just .189 (10-for-53) with two homers, six RBI and six runs scored in his last 15 games. Despite the recent struggles, he is still having a terrific season, slashing .319/.378/.512 with 21 home runs, 86 RBI and 86 runs scored in 608 plate appearances this season.

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Carlos Correa went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Correa returned from the injured list Tuesday after being sidelined since August 20th due to a back issue. He has a couple of weeks to get right just before the MLB playoffs start. Correa is slashing .274/.354/.547 with 19 home runs, 56 RBI, and 39 runs scored in 72 games this season.

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Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Bregman now has career bests in home runs (37), RBI (105) and runs scored (115) this year. He is slashing .296/.420/.583 with 37 home runs, 105 RBI, 115 runs scored and five stolen bases in 647 plate appearances this season.

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Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Despite only playing in half the team's games, Alvarez is the favorite to win AL Rookie of the Year. He is slashing .316/.418/.674 with 26 homers, 76 RBI and 54 runs scored in 78 games.

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Justin Verlander (19-6) allowed four hits and two walks while striking out eight through six scoreless innings in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. He earned his 19th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Verlander has posted quality starts in 11 out of his last 13 outings and is one victory away from his first 20-win season since 2011. He is sporting a 2.50 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and an incredible 283:40 K:BB across 212 innings. His next start is Sunday, home against the Angels.

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Josh Reddick went 5-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Reddick collected a career high five hits and is hitting .429 (9-for-21) with a home run in his last seven games. He is slashing .275/.317/.407 with 13 home runs, 51 RBI, 56 runs scored and four stolen bases in 524 plate appearances this season.

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Kyle Tucker went 1-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Tucker is now slashing .325/.357/.550 with two home runs and eight RBI across 40 at-bats on the season. He has started the last three games for the Astros after only starting in five of his first 10 games as a major leaguer.

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Wade Miley (14-5) allowed two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four through six innings in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Royals. He picked up his 14th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Miley had a brutal start to the month of September as he gave up 12 earned runs in just 1/3 innings pitched. It was good to see him get back on track. Prior to those two starts, he sported a 2.54 ERA through July and August while posting a 54:23 K:BB across 60 1/3 innings. His next scheduled start will be Saturday, home against the Angels.

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Zack Greinke (16-5) allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven through six innings in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals. He picked up his 16th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Surprisingly this was Greinke's first ever win over the Royals, the team began his career with back in 2004. He is 6-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 39:8 K:BB through 49 1/3 innings in eight starts since joining the Astros. His next scheduled start is Friday, home against the Angels.

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Jose Urquidy allowed one run on one hit and a walk while striking out 10 through five innings in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Urquidy's only hit allowed was a solo home run to Marcus Semien in the fourth inning. Urquidy was brilliant in his spot start, but will presumably shift back to the bullpen. He owns a 4.78 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 34:6 K:BB in seven major-league outings this season.

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Martin Maldonado went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Maldonado is hitting .500 (4-for-8) with two home runs, three RBI and five runs scored in his last two games. He is slashing .219/.289/.386 with 11 home runs, 25 RBI and 43 runs scored in 345 plate appearances this season.

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Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Chirinos belted a two-run shot off of Mike Fiers in the first inning and proceeded to crush a three-run shot off Paul Blackburn in the seventh frame. He is slashing .236/.342/.445 17 home runs, 55 RBI and 53 runs scored in 403 plate appearances this season.

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Myles Straw went 3-for-3 with an RBI single and three runs scored in Sunday's 21-1 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Straw didn't even start Sunday's contest but entered as a pinch-runner for Alex Bregman and made the most of his three at-bats. He is slashing .258/.371/.315 with five RBI, 23 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 106 plate appearances this season.

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Jake Marisnick went 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 21-1 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Marisnick's 3-for-6 day snapped an 0-for-10 stretch. With the homer in Sunday's win, Marisnick now has 10 homers and 10 steals on the season. He is also slashing .241/.296/.429 with 28 extra-base hits, 33 RBI and 45 runs in 266 at-bats this season.

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Framber Valdez allowed three runs on two hits and six walks while striking out six through four innings in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Valdez has now walked 14 batters in 15 2/3 innings across three outings. He owns a 5.62 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with 64 strikeouts through 65 2/3 innings. His next scheduled start is Wednesday, home against the Athletics.

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