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Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a solo home run to power the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Aug 17   11:08 PM

Donaldson launched a go-ahead solo homer -- his 29th round-tripper of the season -- off Dodgers’ ace Hyun-Jin Ryu and went back-to-back with teammate Adam Duvall in the sixth inning. He also doubled in the second inning. The 33-year-old slugger has left the yard three times in his last three games and is now on the precipice of eclipsing the 30-homer plateau for the fourth time in his career. He’s hitting .267/.384/.535 with 73 runs scored, 29 homers, 73 RBI and three stolen bases in 513 plate appearances.

Matt Beaty went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and a stolen base, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Dodgers past the Braves on Saturday.
Aug 17   11:08 PM

Beaty stuffed the stat sheet with a monster performance, swatting a line-drive solo homer to right field off Braves’ starter Mike Foltynewicz in the fourth inning. He also plated an additional run with an RBI single in the fifth inning and recorded his second steal of the season later in the frame. The versatile 26-year-old slugger has emerged as a viable fantasy option in deeper mixed leagues and NL-Only formats. He owns a .293/.332/.517 triple-slash line with 27 runs scored, seven home runs, 37 RBI and two steals in 184 plate appearances at the major-league level.

Ozzie Albies smacked a two-run double in the Braves’ win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Aug 17   11:08 PM

Albies put the Braves on the board with a two-run double off Dodgers’ southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats and also snapped a streak of five consecutive games without an extra-base hit. The 22-year-old second baseman has put together an impressive second half, hitting a robust .313 (45-for-144) with 22 runs scored, four home runs, 19 RBI and five steals in 34 games.

Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run scored in the Dodgers’ loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Aug 17   11:08 PM

Turner reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances in this one. He singled in the first inning, singled in the third, walked in the fifth, walked in the seventh, and singled in the ninth. The 34-year-old third baseman has recorded seven multi-hit performances in 13 games this month. He’s been one of the hottest batters in the game since the All-Star break, hitting .300 (36-for-120) with 26 runs scored, 12 home runs, 23 RBI and one steal in 33 games during that span.

Mark Melancon slammed the door on the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Saturday, preserving a one-run lead to earn his third save of the season.
Aug 17   11:08 PM


Mike Foltynewicz surrendered two runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Aug 17   11:08 PM

Foltynewicz gave up seven hits, including a solo homer to Matt Beatty in the fourth inning. He was also tagged for an additional run thanks to an RBI single by Beaty in the fifth inning. He struck out five batters and also issued three walks. The 27-year-old right-hander has struggled to keep the ball in the yard, giving up a staggering 19 home runs across 75 1/3 innings this season. He’ll carry a bloated 6.09 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 69/27 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Mets in New York on Friday. He’s simply too risky to trust in standard mixed leagues.

Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded four runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Aug 17   11:08 PM

Ryu struck out five batters and only issued one walk. He coughed up a two-run double to Ozzie Albies in the third inning and also served up back-to-back solo homers to Josh Donaldson and Adam Duval in the sixth. It was only the second time -- and first time outside of Coors Field -- in 23 starts that he allowed more than two earned runs. The 32-year-old southpaw isn’t a high-volume workhorse, but he’s an elite fantasy option on a per-start basis. He owns a major league-leading 1.64 ERA along with a sparkling 0.94 WHIP and 126/18 K/BB ratio across 144 2/3 innings (23 starts) this season. He’ll take on the Yankees at home in his next start on Friday.

Eric Sogard went 2-for-6 and scored the game's lone run in Saturday's extra-inning victory over the Rays.
Aug 17   10:52 PM

Sogard was the only player on either team to tally multiple hits in the contest. He slashed a two-out double off of Matt Hall in the home half of the 13th inning, then dashed around to score the game-winning run on Mike Brosseau's RBI single. Sogard is having a tremendous season, slashing .306/.373/.502 with 13 homers, 38 RBI and eight stolen bases in 88 games betweeen the Rays and Blue Jays.

Mike Brosseau came through with a pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning on Saturday, propelling the Rays to a walk-off 1-0 victory over the Tigers.
Aug 17   10:52 PM

The two teams had traded zeroes over the first 12 innings of this one until finally Brosseau broke through against Matt Hall in the 13th. He has done a nice job in his limited action this season, slashing .286/.324/.486 with five homers and 15 RBI in 112 plate appearances.

Nick Senzel belted his 10th home run of the season as the Reds defeated the Cardinals on Saturday evening in Cincinnati.
Aug 17   10:36 PM

Senzel opened the scoring in the ballgame with a solo shot off of Miles Mikolas in the opening inning. He finished the night 1-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts. The 24-year-old is now hitting .268/.321/.446 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 10 stolen bases in what has been a solid all-around rookie campaign.

Jordan Zimmermann was terrific in his return from the injured list on Saturday, allowing just one hit over five scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Rays.
Aug 17   10:36 PM

The veteran right-hander punched out five on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. The only batter to reach against him came on a one-out double by Tommy Pham in the fourth inning. Zimmermann threw 63 total pitches in the contest, 39 of them for strikes. He'll try to build off of this start and further improve upon his 6.66 ERA and 1.51 WHIP when he does battle against the Astros in Houston on Thursday.

Jake Rogers had a night to forget at the plate in Saturday's loss to the Rays, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Aug 17   10:36 PM

As a team, the Tigers' level of offensive ineptitude was high in this one, mustering a grand total of three hits and striking out a remarkable 24 times over 13 scoreless innings. While Rogers has flashed some pop in the early going, he's now hitting just .152/.278/.413 with four homers, seven RBI and a 21/8 K/BB ratio in his first 55 plate appearances in the big leagues.

Miles Mikolas wasn't at his best in Saturday's loss to the Reds, surrendering five runs on seven hits over his five innings of work.
Aug 17   10:20 PM

Mikolas punched out five and walked two on the night. The big blow against him came on a three-run blast off the bat of Aristides Aquino in the fifth inning. He also served up a solo shot to Nick Senzel in the opening inning. Mikolas will try to put this one behind him and improve upon his 4.30 ERA and 1.25 WHIP when he does battle against the Rockies at home on Thursday.

Matt Carpenter crushed a solo home run on Saturday, accounting for the entirety of the Cardinals' offense in a losing effort against the Reds.
Aug 17   10:20 PM

Carpenter tagged Reds' starter Anthony DeSclafani for the solo shot in the second inning, tying the game at 1-1. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, that would be the extent of their scoring. It was Carpenter's first home run since June 17. He finished the night 1-for-2 plus a pair of walks and is now slashing .216/.325/.371 with 11 homers and 33 RBI.

Anthony DeSclafani pitched well in Saturday's victory over the Cardinals, allowing just one run on five hits over his five frames.
Aug 17   10:20 PM

The right-hander whiffed four on the night while issuing three free passes. The only blemish on his night came on a solo shot off the bat of Matt Carpenter in the second inning. Now 8-7 on the season, DeSclafani will carry a 4.40 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

Josh VanMeter had a nice night at the plate in Saturday's victory over the Cardinals, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.
Aug 17   10:20 PM

The 24-year-old reached base safely in each of his four plate appearances in the contest. He also rode home on Aristides Aquino's three-run blast in the fifth inning. VanMeter has impressed in his limited action with the Reds, slashing .293/.383/.472 with four homers, 13 RBI and four stolen bases.

Stephen Piscotty was removed from Saturday's game against the Astros due to a right ankle injury.
Aug 17   8:12 PM

Piscotty sustained the injury while sliding into second base during the seventh inning. He'll presumably head for further evaluation to make sure there's nothing wrong structurally. Expect the Athletics to provide an update on his status as soon as more information becomes available.

JT Riddle (forearm) began his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Saturday.
Aug 17   8:12 PM

Riddle has been sidelined since the middle of July due to a forearm strain. Prior to landing on the shelf, he was hitting a putrid .189/.230/.371 in 139 plate appearances with the Marlins.

Chris Bassitt picked up his ninth victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Astros to three runs on eight hits over his six frames.
Aug 17   7:56 PM

The right-hander punched out four on the afternoon while issuing a pair of free passes. The Astros scratched out a pair of runs against him in the third inning, then Yordan Alvarez tagged him for a solo shot in the fifth inning. Bassitt will carry a respectable 3.61 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Giants.

Matt Olson went 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Saturday as the Athletics triumphed over the Astros.
Aug 17   7:56 PM

Olsen contributed an RBI single as part of a five-run uprising in the third inning, then tacked on another RBI single in the fifth to increase the A's lead to 6-3. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .259/.344/.530 with 25 long balls and 60 RBI on the season.

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