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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, SS13
2Jake Marisnick, HOU, RF10
3Alexi Amarista, SD, SS8
4Derek Holland, TEX, SP7
5Norichika Aoki, KC, RF7
6Josh Collmenter, ARI, SP7
7Ricky Nolasco, MIN, SP7
8Wilin Rosario, COL, C6
9Chris Coghlan, CHC, LF6
10Logan Morrison, SEA, 1B6
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1Glen Perkins, MIN, RP-9
2Matt Shoemaker, LAA, SP-8
3Juan Lagares, NYM, CF-8
4Nolan Arenado, COL, 3B-7
5Martin Prado, NYY, 2B-7
6Roenis Elias, SEA, SP-6
7Tyson Ross, SD, SP-5
8Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, RF-5
9Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD, SP-5
10Mike Minor, ATL, SP-5
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Juan Nicasio picks up win Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:38 am ET) Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio earned a win Tuesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless seventh inning in his team's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

Despite surrendering a run in his previous outing, Nicasio (6-6) has performed well in September, allowing just the one run on five hits and one walk in 7 2/3 innings. He owns a 5.50 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 62:30 K:BB ratio in 91 2/3 innings.


Dale Thayer takes loss Tuesday vs. Rockies
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:35 am ET) Padres pitcher Dale Thayer was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up one earned run on one hit in one inning while striking out two in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Rockies.

Thayer (4-4) came into a 2-2 game and served up his ninth home run allowed this season. It's the first time he had allowed a run since surrendering another home run on Aug. 29. Thayer owns a 2.09 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 61:14 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings.


Robbie Erlin gives up two runs in no-decision vs. Rockies
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:35 am ET) Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on six hits and two walks in four innings while striking out two in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Rockies.

Erlin surrendered RBI singles in the third and fourth innings and didn't come out for the fifth after tossing 83 pitches in the first four frames. He owns a 4.53 ERA and 45:13 K:BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to close out the season against the Giants Sunday.


Jorge De La Rosa strikes out seven vs. Padres
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:34 am ET) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and four walks in six innings while striking out seven in his team's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

De La Rosa has managed to go two straight starts without giving up a home run after serving one up in nine straight outings while also turning in his third straight quality start, but he allowed two runs in his sixth and final inning to deny himself a win. De La Rosa owns a 4.10 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 139:67 K:BB ratio in 184 1/3 innings and isn't scheduled to make another start.


Huston Street delivers 40th save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:14 am ET) Angels closer Huston Street picked up his 40th save Tuesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to end his team's 2-0 win over the A's.

Street earned 24 saves before being traded to the Angels, where he's racked up 16 more saves while continuing to pitch well. He owns a 1.39 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 56:14 K:BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings.


Sonny Gray strikes out 12 in loss vs. Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:12 am ET) Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray took a loss Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks in seven innings while striking out 12 in his team's 2-0 defeat against the Angels.

Gray (13-10) struck out eight of the first 11 batters he faced, but an unearned run scored on a strike-'em-out, throw-'em-out double play in the second inning. He then surrendered a solo home run in the sixth while the Oakland offense couldn't break through against the Angels. Gray owns a 3.21 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 178:74 K:BB ratio in 210 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rangers in the regular-season finale Sunday.


Wade LeBlanc delivers scoreless start in win vs. A's
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:11 am ET) Angels pitcher Wade LeBlanc earned a win Tuesday, giving up five hits and one walk in 5 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out one in his team's 2-0 victory over the A's.

LeBlanc (1-1) was removed after 5 1/3 scoreless innings for the second straight start, and he's managed to string together 15 2/3 scoreless innings over his last six outings after struggling initially upon joining the Angels. He owns a 4.23 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 18:7 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings. LeBlanc isn't scheduled for another start.


Kenley Jansen racks up 44th save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:04 am ET) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded his 44th save Tuesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 victory over the Giants.

Jansen had turned in four straight two-strikeout performances before failing to record a strikeout Tuesday, but he needed only 11 pitches to get through the inning despite giving up a hit. He owns a 2.80 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 99:19 K:BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings.


Justin Turner slugs two home runs vs. Giants Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:02 am ET) Dodgers second baseman Justin Turner went 2 for 4 with two solo home runs in his team's 4-2 win over the Giants Tuesday.

Turner had just one home run in 35 September at-bats coming into Tuesday but put his team on the board with a first-inning blast and followed it up with another in the eighth. Turner has hit .333/.397/.482 with seven home runs, 41 RBI and six stolen bases in 282 at-bats.


Zack Greinke tosses eight two-run innings in win vs. Giants
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:01 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke earned a win Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on six hits in eight innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 4-2 victory over the Giants.

Greinke (16-8) pitched very well after being staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but his one blemish came against the opposing pitcher, with Madison Bumgarner slugging a two-run home run. He hadn't surrendered a home run in four straight starts before Bumgarner's blast. Greinke owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 201:42 K:BB ratio in 197 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies in the season finale, but the Dodgers could choose to save him for the playoffs depending on how the next few days go.


 
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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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