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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, 1B13
2Drew Storen, WAS, RP12
3Adam Lind, TOR, DH10
4Xander Bogaerts, BOS, SS9
5Derek Holland, TEX, SP9
6A.J. Pollock, ARI, CF9
7Wilmer Flores, NYM, SS9
8Drew Hutchison, TOR, SP8
9Alejandro De Aza, BAL, LF8
10Juan Uribe, LAD, 3B8
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1Mat Latos, CIN, SP-10
2Chris Davis, BAL, 1B-9
3Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD, SP-8
4Dustin Pedroia, BOS, 2B-7
5Brock Holt, BOS, 3B-7
6Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, RF-6
7Martin Prado, NYY, 2B-6
8Michael Wacha, STL, SP-6
9David Wright, NYM, 3B-6
10Drew Smyly, TB, SP-6
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Yoenis Cespedes belts home run Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:29 am ET) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes belted his 22nd home run Friday against the Orioles. 

Cespedes struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Cespedes belted an 80 mph slider out to center for a solo shot. He finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


David Ortiz clubs two home runs Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:23 am ET) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz belted two home runs Friday against the Orioles.

Ortiz first struck at the start of the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Ortiz clubbed a 92 mph fastball out to right center for a solo shot. He would strike again in the top of the 10th inning. With a man on, Ortiz took an 88 mph fastball out to right for the two-run shot. He would also single earlier in the contest. He finished 3 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Kyle Seager hits three-run bomb Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:18 am ET) Mariners infielder Kyle Seager clubbed a three-run homer Friday against the Astros.

Seager struck in the fourth inning. With two men on, he belted an 88 mph sinker out to right center for the three-run shot. Seager also singled earlier in the contest. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and three RBI. 


Dustin Ackley belts two home runs Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:15 am ET) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley clubbed two home runs Friday against the Astros.

Ackley struck in the third inning. He worked a five-pitch at-bat against Brad Peacock, belting a 79 mph knuckle curve to left. He struck again in the eighth, hitting another solo shot on a 90 mph fastball. Ackley finished 2 for 4, with three runs scored and two RBI. 


Kevin Gausman leaves with blister Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:08 am ET) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman left with a blister Friday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Gausman said a blister developed during the first inning, and forced him out of the game after the fifth. He was pulled after throwing 91 pitches. Gausman said the injury didn't bother him while on the mound. 


Edward Mujica picks up a save Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Red Sox closer Edward Mujica picked up his seventh save Friday against the Orioles. 

Mujica entered with a two-run lead, and managed to shut the door. After quickly getting a groundout, Mujica allowed a single against the second batter he faced. That was quickly erased, as he picked up a game-ending double play. It was Mujica's seventh save of the year. 


Brad Peacock struggles Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Astros starter Brad Peacock had a rough start Friday against the Mariners.

Peacock allowed seven runs, two earned, on six hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked four during the outing. Peacock did well in his first two innings, but ran into trouble in the third. Dustin Ackley belted a solo shot off Peacock tying the game 1-1. Things really fell apart in the fourth, though. After two errors put two men on base, Peacock gave up a three-run homer to Mike Zunino. After two walks, he allowed an RBI single against Robinson Cano. Peacock was pulled from the game at that point. The next batter would club a three-run shot. Two of those runs were charged to Peacock, though they were unearned due to the errors.

With the loss, Peacock dropped to 4-9. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start. 


Taijuan Walker turns in strong start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker turned in a solid start Friday against the Astros. 

Walker allowed two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two during the outing. Walker gave up his first run early. After a double by Jose Altuve, Dexter Fowler singled in the run. Walker would settle in over the next three innings, before giving up his final run in the fifth. With two outs and a man on third, Fowler struck again, driving in another run on a single. Walker would get out of the inning without giving up any more runs. He was able to get two outs in the sixth inning before he was pulled.

Walker improved to 2-2 with the win. He’ll take on the Blue Jays in his next start.


Phil Hughes got off to a tough start Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Twins pitcher Phil Hughes had a tough start Friday against the Indians.

Hughes allowed four runs on 10 hits over seven innings. He struck out five and did not issue any walks during the outing. Hughes gave up two of his runs in the fourth inning. With two outs, Hughes allowed a double, followed by two run scoring singles. Michael Brantley added to the scoring in the sixth, by hitting a solo home run to lead things off. Hughes allowed his final run in the seventh. After a leadoff double, Michael Bourn was able to plate a run with a sac fly. 

The Twins managed a comeback, giving Hughes the no-decision. He’ll take on the Tigers in his next start. 


Trevor Bauer turns in a quality start Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer turned in a quality start Friday against the Twins.

Bauer allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out six and did not issue any walks during the outing. Home runs proved to be an issue for Bauer. Oswaldo Arcia took him deep to start the third inning, accounting for the first earned run. In the fourth, Kennys Vargas belted a solo shot as well. Bauer came out to start the seventh, but was pulled after giving up two singles. One run would score after he left the game. That run would be charged to Bauer.

The Twins managed a comeback, giving Bauer a no-decision. He’ll take on the Royals 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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