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|9/21/2014||Dilson Herrera, 2B (NYM)||Herrera left with a strained right quadriceps after he beat out an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday.
Analysis: Herrera was 2 for 3 with his third home run before going down. He had been 4 for 29 in his previous 10 games.
|9/21/2014||Aaron Hicks, CF (Min)||Hicks was scratched from Saturday's game due to back stiffness.
Analysis: Hicks isn't much of a fantasy option with a .209 average. He's day to day.
|9/21/2014||Devin Mesoraco, C (Cin)||Mesoraco was pulled in the sixth inning because of a stomach bug Saturday.
Analysis: Mesoraco could be back in the lineup as early as Sunday.
|9/21/2014||Mark Teixeira, 1B (NYY)||Teixeira had to leave Saturday's game with soreness in his right wrist.
Analysis: Teixeira could be out for the rest of the season with the Yankees needing a miracle to reach the playoffs.
|9/20/2014||Chase Anderson, P (Ari)||Anderson came up well short in his attempt to become the fifth Diamondbacks rookie with at least 10 wins in a season Friday, taking the loss in a 15-3 drubbing at Colorado.
Analysis: Anderson (9-7, 4.01 ERA) was charged with six runs and nine hits in five innings. He was 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA in his prior three starts and began that stretch with a 6-2 home win over Colorado on Aug. 31. The right-hander gave up one run in six innings in his previous game in Denver, a 4-2 win June 3.
|9/20/2014||Jordan Lyles, P (Col)||Lyles didn't need too much run support while earning his first win in eight starts Friday but got plenty of it in a 15-3 rout of Arizona.
Analysis: Lyles (7-3, 4.15 ERA) gave up two runs and nine hits with one strikeout, consistently getting ground-ball outs in getting en route to his first win since Aug. 6. He was 0-2 with a 5.13 ERA in his prior seven outings.
|9/20/2014||Doug Fister, P (Was)||Fister won his third straight start Friday with a 3-2 victory over Miami.
Analysis: Fister (15-6, 2.55 ERA) gave up two runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings to the Marlins. He has a 1.83 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in his last three starts.
|9/20/2014||John Lackey, P (StL)||Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 2-3 dominant innings in St. Louis' 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Analysis: Lackey (3-2, 4.50 ERA) was passed over in the just-completed three-game series against Milwaukee after complaining of a dead arm. The 35-year-old right-hander arrived at the trade deadline with a big-game reputation but was 2-2 with a 5.05 ERA in his first eight starts.
|9/20/2014||Odrisamer Despaigne, P (SD)||Despaigne yielded two hits and walked one in seven innings Friday in a 5-0 win over San Francisco, his first in seven starts and second in 14 outings.
Analysis: Despaigne (4-7, 3.36 ERA) was 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA in his prior six starts.
|9/20/2014||Tim Hudson, P (SF)||Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the San Francisco Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.
Analysis: Hudson (9-12, 3.52 ERA) gave up five runs in 4 1-3 innings while dropping his third straight start, guaranteeing the first losing record in his 16-year big league career. The right-hander is 0-3 with a 9.92 ERA in his last four outings.
|9/20/2014||Wilin Rosario, C (Col)||Rosario had three hits and two RBIs in a 15-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Analysis: It was the fourth straight multihit game for Rosario, who is now batting .270. He's 12 for 17 (.706) with two homers and nine RBIs in those contests. Rosario is also batting .517 (15 for 29) with 10 RBIs in a seven-game hit streak.
|9/20/2014||Rafael Ynoa, SS (Col)||Ynoa had his first four-hit game and drove in a career-high three runs in a 15-3 rout of Arizona on Friday night.
Analysis: The rookie infielder is batting .417 (15 for 36) with five RBIs in his first 11 major league games. He's had three or more hits in three contests, including his debut Sept. 1 against San Francisco.
|9/20/2014||Julio Teheran, P (Atl)||Teheran lost his a career-worst fourth consecutive start with a 5-0 defeat to the New York Mets on Friday night.
Analysis: Teheran (13-13, 2.88 ERA) has a 2.67 ERA in his four starts this month and has received a combined two runs of support. He allowed two runs in seven innings Friday and has given up two earned runs in 15 innings in his last two starts.
|9/20/2014||Andrelton Simmons, SS (Atl)||Simmons had three hits in a 5-0 loss to the New York Mets on Friday night.
Analysis: The Atlanta Braves shortstop, now batting .247, is 11 for 27 (.407) with three doubles in his last eight games.
|9/20/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B (NYM)||Murphy had his second four-hit game of the season in a 5-0 win over Atlanta on Friday night.
Analysis: The New York Mets second baseman was batting .188 (6 for 32) in his first eight games since returning from the disabled list Sept. 9.
|9/20/2014||Zack Wheeler, P (NYM)||Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets past the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night.
Analysis: Wheeler (11-10, 3.49 ERA) allowed five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. The Georgia native improved to 6-1 with a 1.92 ERA in 13 road starts, dating to May 29.
|9/20/2014||Jose Reyes, SS (Tor)||Reyes doubled twice and singled Friday.
Analysis: Reyes has 12 hits in his last 26 at-bats.
|9/20/2014||Mark Buehrle, P (Tor)||Buehrle was beaten by the Yankees yet again, allowing five runs in six innings.
Analysis: Buehrle fell to 1-14 lifetime against the Yankees. "That is the way it goes, it is almost getting to the point where you want to laugh it off," he said.
|9/20/2014||Brett Gardner, LF (NYY)||Gardner went hitless in four at-bats, striking out twice Friday.
Analysis: Gardner is in a career-worst 0-for-27 slump. He's awful.
|9/20/2014||Dalton Pompey, CF (Tor)||Pompey got his first major league hit for Toronto in the second inning Friday.
Analysis: Even more thrilling for him was getting to meet legendary New York shortstop Derek Jeter. Pompey could not believe it. "I just talked to Derek Jeter," Pompey said. "Surreal, right?"
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