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Royals | James Shields dynamite

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:06:41 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP James Shields allowed a run on four singles and struck out 12 in eight innings to beat the Houston Astros Thursday, April 17.

Red Sox | Koji Uehara returns

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:02:53 -0700

Boston Red Sox CL Koji Uehara (shoulder) returned Thursday, April 17, to nail down his third save of the season.

FANTASY TIP: Edward Mujica will still probably see spot save chances as the team will likely be cautious with the 39-year-old Uehara.

Yankees | CC Sabathia using changeup

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:02:05 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia has started to use his changeup more often, which is something he has gotten away from over the years. During his Cy Young season in 2007, he used it 18.5 percent of the time, and just 15.3 percent of the time last year. He used it 17.8 percent of the time during his first three starts this year. "I'm throwing it as much as I did when I first got here," Sabathia said. "That's something I wanted to get back to. Not overthrow it, but just keep it in the mix. And it has been a good pitch for us."

Pirates | Andrew McCutchen hits first homer

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:54:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the year Thursday, April 17.

Nationals | Ian Desmond struggling in the field

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:33:01 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has made seven errors on the young season.

FANTASY TIP: He also made a play deep in the hole Thursday, April 17, and failed to throw the ball to first after his blunders. While this doesn't mean a lot in fantasy, it could earn him a place in the doghouse and time on the pine. 2B/SS Danny Espinosa could be the benefactor.

Cardinals | Adam Wainwright throws shutout

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:16:35 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed two hits and three walks while fanning eight in a complete-game shutout Thursday, April 17.

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen toes the edge

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:14:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers CL Kenley Jansen allowed a run and had two runners on before nailing down the 2-1 victory Thursday, April 17. He took the loss earlier in the week, and his ERA sits at 5.00.

FANTASY TIP: We wouldn't say he's in danger of losing his job at all. However, the plights of a closer can take a toll. Jansen has never really failed at this level. It could be mechanical or poor luck.

Rangers | Matt Harrison update

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:01:12 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will make a rehab start at Double-A Frisco Saturday, April 19.

Blue Jays | Anthony Gose called up

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:36:21 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled OF Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo for the doubleheader Thursday, April 17.

Twins | Kyle Gibson rolling

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:21:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson threw a career-high eight scoreless innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, April 17. He is now 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA on the season.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall on fire

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:20:14 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall had four hits Thursday, April 17, and is hitting .522 on the season.

Tigers | Ian Kinsler with solid day

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:19:57 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs Thursday, April 17.

Blue Jays | Issue eight walks in an inning

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:43:28 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RPs Steve Delabar, Sergio Santos and J.A. Happ issued eight walks combined in the eighth inning of a 9-5 win by the Minnesota Twins. The last time a team walked eight batters in an inning was April 19, 1996, when the Texas Rangers walked eight times against the Baltimore Orioles.

Twins | Chris Colabello has hot doubleheader

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:40:06 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Colabello went 5-for-7 with three doubles and four runs batted in, and he raised his batting average to .357 during a doubleheader sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Phillies | Cole Hamels may have made final rehab start

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:23:01 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels (biceps) pitched what was likely his final rehab start on Thursday, April 17, as he threw seven strong innings for Class A Clearwater. Hamels allowed one run on three hits while walking one and striking out two. Hamels, making his third start for the Threshers, threw 57 of his 81 pitches for strikes. Hamels will likely be activated off the disabled list early next week, when the Phillies play four games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Hamels could return as early as Tuesday, April 22.

Brewers | Khris Davis enjoys the road

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:02:37 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis is 0-for-20 with nine strikeouts in games played at Miller Park, but he is 13-for-32 with a .406 average in road contests.

Pirates | Edinson Volquez earns first win

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:59:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez earned his first win with his new team Thursday, April 17, in an 11-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Volquez is in the top 10 in the National League in ERA (1.71) and WHIP (0.95).

Pirates | Andrew Lambo off to good start in minors

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:56:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Andrew Lambo, a candidate to make the active roster who was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis after a rough spring, has started well in the minors this season. Through his first 10 games, Lambo hit .324 with three doubles and more walks than strikeouts.

Pirates | Jose Tabata passes concussion tests

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:54:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (head) passed all concussion protocols Thursday, April 17, a day after leaving a game in Cincinnati in the fourth inning when he ran into the scoreboard while making a catch. Tabata pinch-hit in the eighth inning and doubled against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Brewers | Rob Wooten, Wei-Chung Wang part of bullpen meltdown

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:51:47 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RPs Rob Wooten and Wei-Chung Wang were part of a bullpen crash during their team's 11-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, April 17. Wooten allowed three runs while getting only one out and Wang was hammered for six runs in 2-3 of an inning as the Brewers bullpen's ERA rose from a major league-best 1.33 to 3.16.