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Yan Gomes went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and one run in the Athletics 8-3 win on Sunday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Gomes was acquired by Oakland at the deadline from Washington, hitting a two-run long ball with another RBI single in his debut with his new team. Gomes will be hitting free agency at the end of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, one run, one walk and one strikeout in the Athletics 8-3 win on Sunday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Olson put Oakland on the board with a three-run long ball in the third inning. It is his 28th home run on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with two runs and one walk in the Athletics 8-3 win on Sunday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: This was Marte's biggest game since he was aquired by Oakland, that also included two stolen bases. He scored on a home run hit by Matt Olson and a two-run single hit by Jed Lowrie.

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James Kaprielian was placed on the injured list on Saturday with a shoulder impingement. (Source: Jessica Kleinschmidt on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Kaprielian was originally slated to pitch on Sunday. His expected timetable remains unclear. Kaprielian has posted a 3.24 ERA over 72.1 innings with 79 strikeouts so far this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Mark Canha went 1-for-3 in the Athletics 1-0 loss on Saturday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Canha picked up one of Oakland's six hits in the game with a double in the third inning where he was left stranded. He has now picked up a hit in four of his last five games.

Category: Game Recaps


Cole Irvin took the loss on Saturday against the Angels, allowing one run on five hits over 6.1 innings with six strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Irvin was fantastic in this outing with the only run he allowed coming on an RBI double hit by Shohei Ohtani. The problem was the Athletics lineup gave him no help as they got shutout by Angels starter Jaime Barria and the rest of the bullpen. It was a successful start nontheless for Irvin as he lowered his ERA to 3.50 on the season.

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Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 2-0 win on Friday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman gave the Athletics some breathing room with a solo home run in the eighth inning. It was his 14th long ball on the season and he has now picked up a hit in four of his last five games, though he is still hitting .219 at the plate on the season.

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with one run and one walk in the Athletics 2-0 win against the Angels on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie was one of two Oakland hitters to record multiple hits with two singles. He scored the first run of the game on a bases loaded walk drawn by Mark Canha with two outs in the fourth inning.

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Lou Trivino earned the save on Friday against the Angels, working around a hit to toss a scoreless inning.

Fantasy Impact: Trivino found himself in trouble after Justin Upton led off the inning with a double, but he was able to escape the jam by retiring each of the next three hitters in order. It was his 17th save on the season.

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Chris Bassitt earned the win on Friday against the Angels, allowing six hits over seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Bassitt helped complete a second consecutive shutout for the Athletics pitching staff against the Angels. He has now tossed seven innings in three of his last four starts and lowered his ERA to 3.28 on the season in the process.

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Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-0 win on Thursday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Laureano capped off a three-run first inning for Oakland with a two-run double that scored Starling Marte and Matt Olson. He has now picked up a hit in nine of his last 10 games.

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Frankie Montas earned the win against the Angels on Thursday, allowing three hits over seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts and three walks.

Fantasy Impact: Montas has now recorded four straight starts throwing at least six innings. He recorded double digit strikeouts in three of those games. He did tie a season-high with three walks, but was completely dominant outside of that.

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Sean Manaea earned the win against San Diego on Wednesday, allowing one hit over six shutout innings with nine strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Manaea was near flawless against a dominant Padres lineup, holding them just one hit through six innings. He was perfect through 5.1 innings before allowing a hit and walk in the sixth inning. Manaea has tossed at least six innings in three of his last four starts.

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Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports the Marlins are acquiring Jesus Luzardo in exchange for Starling Marte (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Additionally, the Marlins are paying the entirety of Marte's remaining contract, so they're essentially paying to take on Luzardo. The southpaw was considered one of the best pitching prospects in baseball at this time last season, but he has struggled mightily in 2021. He was demoted to Triple-A earlier this year and has a 6.52 ERA in eight starts alongside a weak 26:15 K:BB ratio. Luzardo remains worth stashing in dynasty leagues. Miami has done a lot of great work with young pitchers in recent years, so perhaps they can help get him back on track.

Category: Transactions


Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-4 loss on Tuesday against San Diego.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy hit a double that scored Ramon Laureano to cap off a three-run third inning for Oakland before connecting on a late solo home run in the eighth inning. It was his first long ball since July 11.

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Tony Kemp went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run in the Athletics 5-4 loss against the Mariners on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp put Oakland on the board with an RBI single in the third inning that scored Elvis Andrus. He later scored on a two-run single hit by Jed Lowrie.

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Seth Brown went 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-2 loss Sunday against Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Brown launched his 11th long ball of the season in Oakland's losing effort Sunday afternoon. His batting average still stands at just .199 on the year.

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Mitch Moreland went 1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts in the Athletics 3-2 loss Saturday against Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Moreland drove in the first run of the game with a double that scored Matt Olson in the first inning. He has now picked up a hit in each of the two Athletics games following the All-Star break.

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Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5 with two runs and one strikeout in the Athletics 5-4 win Friday over Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus singled and scored the first run of the game on a double hit by Matt Olson in the third inning. He later singled in the ninth inning, scoring on a walk-off home run hit by Jed Lowrie. Andrus has picked up at least one hit in six of his last seven games.

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Jake Diekman earned the save Thursday against Houston, working around a hit to toss a scoreless inning.

Fantasy Impact: It was the seventh save on the season for Diekman. It had seemed like Lou Trivino had taken full control of the closer role, but Diekman got that opportunity Thursday afternoon. Trivino should still be viewed as the closer in Oakland's bullpen, but this is a situation worth monitoring.

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