St. Louis Cardinals

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Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and four RBI in Monday's win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Ozuna went deep in the first inning off Stephen Strasburg for his 28th home run of the season, then contributed a game-winning double in the bottom of the seventh. This season, Ozuna is batting .252 with 86 RBI and 76 runs scored.

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Carlos Martinez recorded one out to earn his 20th save Monday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals deployed Martinez to get the final out, and he quickly forced a line-out to end the game. He has a 4-2 record with a 3.00 ERA and 47 strikeouts through 41 appearances.

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Dakota Hudson (16-7) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one through seven innings to secure the win Monday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Hudson looked good in the quality start. This season, he has generated 57 percent of his outs with ground balls. He owns a 3.35 ERA and 124 strikeouts through 30 starts this season. He'll take on the Cubs next at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

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Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Edman's homer in the ninth brought the Cardinals within one run, but the offense could not push another run across. Edman is batting .282, and has now homered in consecutive games.

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Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: DeJong's homer in the seventh gave the Cardinals the lead, but the bullpen would later give up the lead. DeJong is batting .241 with 27 home runs, 74 RBI, and 92 runs scored.

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Harrison Bader went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Bader launched homers in the third and seventh innings, bringing his season total to 10. Outside of a few nice performances, Bader has been largely disappointing this year, batting .210 with 35 RBI and 10 steals.

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Michael Wacha did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Brewers, allowing five hits and no walks in five scoreless innings. He struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Wacha kept things quiet through five innings, limiting the Brewers to five hits and not allowing a run to score. The Cardinals' bullpen would eventually cough up the lead. Wacha has a 4.76 ERA through 116 innings. He'll take on the Cubs next on Friday, which will be a pivotal series for the two teams.

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Jack Flaherty (10-8) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out 10.

Fantasy Impact: Flaherty reached double-digit strikeouts for the second consecutive start, but wasn't able to secure the win Saturday. The three earned runs he allowed is his highest mark since July 2. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, which will come Thursday against the Cubs.

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Kolten Wong went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Wong was a tough out Friday, as he has been for some stretches this year. On the season, Wong is batting .287 with 11 home runs, 59 RBI, and 22 steals.

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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt has been up-and-down this season with the Cardinals, but he showcased his capabilities Friday. In September, he is slashing .324/.479/.676 with 16 RBI. Overall, he has 31 home runs and 89 RBI on the season.

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Adam Wainwright (12-9) picked up the win Friday against the Brewers, giving up two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright has now won three straight decisions, and is 5-2 since the beginning of August with a 2.89 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 38:17 K:BB in that stretch. He'll take on the Nationals next on Wednesday.

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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and a run scored in Wednesday’s 2-2 loss to the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has hit safely in six of his last seven games, but Wednesday’s performance was his first multi-hit effort of the month. He is slashing .249/.347/.420 with 16 home runs, 60 RBI, 60 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 496 plate appearances this season.

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Miles Mikolas allowed one run on three hits with four walks across five innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday. He struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Mikolas set a season high with four walks on Friday. Still, he struck out seven and yielded just one run. He owns a 2.65 ERA in his last three outings. On the season, he's 8-13 with a 4.25 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 131 strikeouts in 165.1 innings. He'll take on the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday next.

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Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with two walks, two singles, an RBI, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Carpenter has struggled to string things together in a 2019 that's been marred by injury and inconsistency. He's batting .221 with 12 homers and 37 RBI in 367 at-bats this year.

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Rangel Ravelo went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Ravelo entered the game for Paul Goldschmidt in the eighth when the Cardinals had a sizable lead, and he delivered with his first major league homer. The bench player is batting .250 with three RBI in 24 at-bats this season.

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Andrew Knizner went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Knizner was recalled from Triple-A just before the game, and he flexed his power by smashing a home run in the third. He's batting just .196 this season, but has fared well in the minors, batting .276 with 12 homers at that level.

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Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-2) took the loss Sunday against the Reds, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and one walk across four innings. He struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Ponce de Leon was called up from Triple-A prior to the spot start, and completed four innings before being removed in the fifth without retiring a batter. Over 44.2 major league innings this season, Ponce de Leon has a 4.03 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 46:22 K:BB. He'll likely move to the bullpen moving forward.

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Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Saturday's game one win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Molina took Trevor Bauer deep in the third inning after doubling off of him in the first. Molina is batting .274 this season, but has batted an eye-popping .474 over his last seven games with three homers and seven RBI.

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Lane Thomas went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was deployed as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, and he homered in his only at-bat. He is batting .324 with four home runs in 37 at-bats this season.

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Andrew Miller issued one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday, striking out a batter earning his fifth save against the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Miller was sharp on Monday, only allowing a baserunner via an intentional walk. He's 5-for-7 on save opportunities, and has 19 holds on the year.

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