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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Cain now has two home runs this week, bringing him to 10 on the season. In his age 33 season, Cain has been hobbled by consistent injuries, and his statistics have suffered as a result. He's batting .251 with 45 RBI and 17 steals.

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Josh Hader converted his 34th save of the season Thursday against the Padres, striking out one in a clean ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Just another day at the office for Hader, who needed just eight pitches to set down the side in order. He owns a 2.66 ERA and 0.77 WHIP across 71 innings this season, and has punched out 130.

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Jordan Lyles did not factor into the decision in Thursday's win over the Padres, allowing one run on three hits and three walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out nine.

Fantasy Impact: Lyles was pretty inefficient, but he recorded a high number of strikeouts. Still, he labored through 4.2 innings and failed to qualify for the win. He owns a 4.17 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across 136 innings for the Pirates and Brewers this season. His final start of the regular season is next, and it'll come Wednesday at Cincinnati.

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Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Hiura has been slow to get going after being activated from the injured list last week. Still, he's put together an impressive rookie season, batting .302 with 17 home runs, 44 RBI, 45 runs scored, and nine steals.

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Adrian Houser (6-7) took the loss Wednesday against the Padres, allowing two runs on three hits over five innings while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Houser was efficient through his five innings, making only one glaring mistake when Padres rookie Seth Mejias-Brean launched a two-run homer in the third inning. Houser will carry a 3.83 ERA and 109:36 K:BB into his next start Tuesday in Cincinnati.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas broke the 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with a solo blast. The Brewers will hope that he can keep up his impressive statistical season, and carry them into the playoffs and beyond. He's batting .262 with 35 home runs and 85 RBI.

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Drew Pomeranz picked up the save Tuesday, tossing two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: This was Pomeranz's second save of the season, and also the second of his career. He's been pretty effective in September so far, posting a 2.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 6.1 innings.

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Gio Gonzalez tossed three scoreless innings Tuesday against the Padres, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez acted as the bulk reliever behind a newly reinstated Brandon Woodruff, and he delivered a solid outing. Gonzalez has posted a 3.86 ERA in 79.1 innings this season. It's unclear if the Brewers will utilize Gonzalez as a starter, reliever, or some combination of both going forward.

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Brandon Woodruff was activated ahead of Tuesday's game against the Padres. He started the contest and tossed two scoreless innings while walking one and striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Sidelined since July 21 with an oblique injury, Woodruff looked to be in great shape on Tuesday, striking out four batters in two innings. He'll look to continue his stellar season in which he's posted a 3.69 ERA 140 strikeouts in 119.2 innings. It's unclear when he'll take the mound next, as he seems to be stretching out to a fuller workload.

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Travis Shaw went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: This was Shaw's seventh home run in what has been a simply dreadful season. He doesn't seem to have a clear path to playing time moving forward, with Mike Moustakas manning third base, and Keston Hiura making a splash at second.

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Cory Spangenberg went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI in Monday's win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Spangenberg follows up his home run yesterday with another solid performance on Monday. Filling in for the hobbled Keston Hiura, Spangenberg is batting .271 with two home runs in 70 at-bats this season.

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Zach Davies (10-7) earned the win Monday against the Padres, allowing one run on two hits and two walks across five innings. He struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: Davies was fairly effective Monday night, only allowing a string of hits in the fourth inning that led to a run. As a starter, Davies still hasn't surpassed five innings since July 18. Overall, he has a 3.70 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 150.2 innings this season. He lines up to face the Pirates at home next Saturday.

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Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a game winning grand slam in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Braun was held hitless until the ninth inning, when he swatted a go-ahead grand slam with the Brewers down to their last out. He's batting .133 in September, so the Brewers will hope that he catches fire leading into the playoffs.

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Chase Anderson did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on one hit and two walks across four innings. He struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson was burned by a Harrison Bader solo homer in the third, but otherwise he was pretty effective. Anderson hasn't pitched more than four innings in four straight games. He now owns a 4.50 ERA in 118 innings this season. He'll take on the Pirates at home in his next start on Friday.

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Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal went deep in the eighth inning to extend the Brewers' lead to three runs. He's batting .311 in September with six home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats.

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Brewers outfielder Trent Grisham went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Grisham will be an important piece for the Brewers now that Christian Yelich is done for the season, and his place atop the Milwaukee lineup could make him an intriguing option down the stretch in many deeper leagues.

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Hernan Perez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Perez went deep in the second inning, and his RBI proved to be decisive, as the Brewers would win by just one run. Perez is batting .239 with seven home runs, 17 RBI, 27 runs scored, and five steals in 2019.

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Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yelich fouled a ball off his knee and immediately looked seriously injured, and the worst is now confirmed. It's a devastating blow to the Brewers as they try to chase down a playoff spot, to fantasy owners, and to Yelich himself. Yelich's dynasty league value should take a small hit, as a lengthy recovery from the injury may impact his availability for the start of next season. As for his replacement, Ben Gamel, Trent Grisham, and Hernan Perez are likely to see the majority of the time in the outfield.

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Tyler Austin hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Austin broke a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning with his three-run shot. He has nine homers this season, but a lowly .196 batting average.

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Eric Thames went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Thames's homer was his 21st of the season, and came off Jon Lester. Notably, Thames drew the start against Lester, after being situated on the bench regularly against southpaws. Thames owns a .258 batting average with 55 RBI on the season.

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