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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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1Steve Pearce, BAL, 1B14
2Drew Storen, WAS, RP12
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5Xander Bogaerts, BOS, SS9
6A.J. Pollock, ARI, CF9
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Kevin Quackenbush picks up his fifth save Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:00 am ET) Padres closer Kevin Quackenbush saved his fifth game Saturday against the Giants.

Quackenbush entered with a two-run lead, and made things interesting before shutting the door. With two outs, he gave up a run-scoring single to Gregor Blanco. The run was charged to starter Andrew Cashner. Quackenbush managed to pick up a line out to finally close out the game. 


Drew Storen picks up ninth save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Nationals closer Drew Storen picked up his ninth save Saturday against the Marlins.

Storen entered with a one-run lead, and got himself in trouble before closing things out. With one out, Storen gave up two straight singles. With the tying run on second base, Storen managed a game-ending double play. 


Jenrry Mejia saves No. 27
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(9/20/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia managed his 27th save Saturday against the Braves.

Mejia entered with a two-run lead, and managed to close things out. After quickly getting his first out, Mejia gave up a single to Ramiro Pena. With a man on base, Mejia managed to make quick work of the next two hitters to finish the game. He did not record any walks or strikeouts during the outing. 


Marc Rzepczynski picks up four out save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Indians pitcher Marc Rzepczynski picked up a four out save Saturday against the Twins. 

Rzepczynski entered with a four-run lead, but two men on base. He was able to strike out Oswaldo Arcia to end the eighth inning. Rzepczynski would come out in the ninth, and got through the inning with no issues. He struck out the first two hitters he faced and forced a groundout against the final batter. It was his first save of the season. 


Jake McGee saves 18th game Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Rays closer Jake McGee saved his 18th game Saturday against the White Sox. 

McGee entered with a three-run lead, and had some trouble before closing it out. After a leadoff walk against Jose Abreu, McGee gave up a run-scoring single to Marcus Semien. McGee would walk the next batter, but proceeded to notch three outs against the next three hitters. He struck out one during the outing. 


Francisco Rodriguez saves No. 43 Saturday
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(9/20/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez saved his 43rd game Saturday against the Pirates.

Rodriguez entered with a one-run lead, and shut the door. He threw a perfect inning, getting a flyout and two groundouts to finish off the game. Rodriguez threw just six pitches during the outing. 


Andrew Cashner turns in exceptional start Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner turned in an excellent start Saturday against the Giants.

Cashner allowed two run on four hits over eight innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Cashner was exceptional early on, tossing eight scoreless frames to open the game. He came out to start the ninth, but immediately gave up a solo home run to Hunter Pence. After giving up a single to the next hitter, Cashner was pulled from the start. That runner would come around to score after Cashner left. He was charged with the run.

With the win, Cashner improved to 5-7. He’ll take on the Giants in his next start. 


Yusmeiro Petit drops one Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit turned in a a decent start Saturday against the Padres.

Petit allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked three during the outing. Petit gave up his first run in the third inning. After a leadoff double, Yangervis Solarte managed to reach on an error. The run scored on a play, but was unearned. He gave up his other two runs in the sixth inning. With two men on base, Rene Rivera doubled in both runs. 

With the loss, Petit dropped to 5-5. He’ll take on the Padres in his next start.


Trevor May knocked around Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Twins pitcher Trevor May got knocked around Saturday against the Indians.

May allowed seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. May opened the game with a scoreless inning, but quickly got himself in trouble in the second. With two outs, and two men on base, May gave up a two-run triple against Mike Aviles. Michael Bourn would plate Aviles on a single. May would give up another run in the third on another run-scoring single. The fifth proved to be problematic as well. With two outs, and two men on base, May gave up a three-run shot to Yan Gomes. He was pulled from the game at that point. 

With the loss, May dropped to 3-5. He’ll take on the Tigers in his next start.


T.J. House wins one Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Indians pitcher T.J. House picked up a win Saturday against the Twins.

House allowed two runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out five and issued one walk during the outing. House gave up both his runs fairly early. He got himself in trouble in the second inning, loading the bases with nobody out. He managed to escape the inning by giving up just one run. Another run came in during the third inning. After a leadoff double was moved to third, Kennys Vargas plated a run on a groundout. 

With the win, House improved to 4-3. He’ll take on the Rays in his next start. 


 
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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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