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Week 26 pitching options
Gerrit Cole ((USATSI))
Gerrit Cole is on a roll and should be trusted in the important final scoring period. Al Melchior provides the best options in Week 26 Fantasy First Pitch. Full story
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Most Added Players
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1Wilmer Flores, NYM, SS16
2Derek Holland, TEX, SP10
3Jake Marisnick, HOU, RF9
4Alexi Amarista, SD, SS9
5Norichika Aoki, KC, RF7
6Ricky Nolasco, MIN, SP7
7Josh Collmenter, ARI, SP6
8David Freese, LAA, 3B6
9Chris Coghlan, CHC, LF6
10Logan Morrison, SEA, 1B6
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1Glen Perkins, MIN, RP-10
2Juan Lagares, NYM, CF-10
3Martin Prado, NYY, 2B-9
4Nolan Arenado, COL, 3B-8
5Matt Shoemaker, LAA, SP-8
6Roenis Elias, SEA, SP-7
7Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, RF-5
8Tyson Ross, SD, SP-5
9Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD, SP-5
10Mat Latos, CIN, SP-5
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Jason Hammel scheduled to return Thursday against Texas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:33 am ET) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel will return to the starting rotation on Thursday against the Rangers, MLB.com reports. Hammel missed his previous turn to attend the birth of his child. He owns a 3.54 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 170 1/3 innings of work.

Ricky Nolasco gets roughed up by Twins
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(12:20 am ET) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco took another step back Monday night at home against the Diamondbacks, dropping to 5-12 on the year. He was shelled for five runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over 4 2/3 innings of a 6-2 defeat.

Nolasco owns a 5.47 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 26 starts (153 innings). He will make his final start of the season Saturday at Detroit.


Josh Collmenter gets back on track in win over Twins
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(12:12 am ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter got back on track with a quality start in his penultimate start of the season Monday night against Minnesota, improving to 11-8 on the year. he allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings of a 6-2 victory.

Collmenter owns a 3.57 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 171 1/3 innings of work. He will make his final start of the season Sunday at home against St. Louis.


Travis Wood takes step back in final start of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:07 am ET) Cubs starter Travis Wood took another step back in his final start of the season Monday night at home against the Cardinals, dropping to 8-13 on the year. He was charged with seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight over five innings of an 8-0 defeat.

Wood ends his 2014 campaign with a 5.03 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 31 starts (173 2/3 innings). He struck out 146 and walked 76 over that span.


Adam Wainwright dazzles in win over Cubs
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(12:01 am ET) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright dominated the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday, hurling seven scoreless innings to improve to 20-9 on the year. He allowed three hits and one walk while striking out eight in an 8-0 victory.

Wainwright has won 20 games for the second time in his career. He owns a 2.38 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 32 starts (227 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Sunday in Arizona.


Neftali Feliz slams door shut on Astros
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(9/22/2014) Rangers closer Neftali Feliz worked a scoreless ninth inning for the save Monday night at home against the Astros. Feliz permitted one hit and needed 19 pitches to close out a 4-3 victory. He has converted 12 of 13 save chances, with a 2.12 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over 29 2/3 innings of relief.

Derek Holland picks up second win of the season
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(9/22/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland improved to 2-0 with a solid outing Monday night at home against Houston. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over seven innings of a 4-3 victory.

Holland owns a 1.31 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over five starts (34 1/3 innings). His final start of the season will come Saturday at home against Oakland.


Nick Tropeano gets hit hard in loss to Texas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Astros pitcher Nick Tropeano was hit hard in a loss to the Rangers in Arlington on Monday, dropping to 1-2 on the year. He allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 6 2/3 innings of a 4-3 defeat.

Tropeano owns a 3.78 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over three starts (16 2/3 innings). His final start of the season will come Sunday in New York against the Mets.


Aaron Harang pegged with tough-luck loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Braves pitcher Aaron Harang pitched well but wasn't backed by any run support Monday night against the Pirates, dropping to 11-12 on the year. He allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 21 innings, Harang has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 3.60 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 32 starts (197 2/3 innings). His final start of the season will come Saturday in Philadelphia.

Mark Melancon fans two, converts save No. 32
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Pirates closer Mark Melancon struck out two and needed 20 pitches to complete a 1-2-3 ninth inning to secure a 1-0 victory over Atlanta on Monday. He has converted 32 of 36 save chances, with a 1.93 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 70 innings of relief.

 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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