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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, SP11
3Jake Marisnick, HOU, RF9
4Alexi Amarista, SD, SS9
5Norichika Aoki, KC, RF8
6Ricky Nolasco, MIN, SP8
7Josh Collmenter, ARI, SP7
8Wilin Rosario, COL, C6
9Drew Storen, WAS, RP6
10David Freese, LAA, 3B6
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1Martin Prado, NYY, 2B-12
2Glen Perkins, MIN, RP-10
3Juan Lagares, NYM, CF-10
4Matt Shoemaker, LAA, SP-9
5Nolan Arenado, COL, 3B-8
6Roenis Elias, SEA, SP-7
7Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD, SP-6
8Mike Minor, ATL, SP-6
9Tyson Ross, SD, SP-5
10Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, RF-5
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Nick Tropeano gets hit hard in loss to Texas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:31 pm ET) 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
(11:19 pm ET) 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
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(11:15 pm ET) 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.

Francisco Liriano posts another dominant effort Monday
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(11:12 pm ET) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano remained dominant Monday night against Atlanta, improving to 7-10 on the year. He allowed three hits and four walks while striking out seven over six scoreless innings, leading his team to a 1-0 victory. 

Over his last four starts covering 26 innings, Liriano has allowed only one earned run. He owns a 3.32 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 28 starts (157 1/3 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Saturday at Cincinnati.


Greg Holland slams door shut on Cleveland
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(10:57 pm ET) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out one and needed only 10 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-0 victory over the Indians in Cleveland. He has converted 44 of 46 save chances, with a 1.49 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 60 1/3 innings of relief.

Carlos Carrasco goes seven strong in losing effort
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(10:54 pm ET) Indians starter Carlos Carrasco twirled a gem in a losing effort Monday night against Kansas City, dropping to 8-6 on the year. He allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out nine over 7 1/3 innings of a 2-0 defeat.

Carrasco owns a 2.64 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 126 1/3 innings of work. He will make his final start of the regular season Sunday at home against Tampa Bay.


Danny Duffy goes six scoreless in first game back from injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:45 pm ET) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy turned in an impressive performance Monday night against the Indians in Cleveland, improving to 9-11 on the year. Making his first start back from a left shoulder injury, he allowed six hits and two walks while striking out five over six scoreless innings.

Duffy owns a 2.32 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 147 1/3 innings of work. He will make his final start of the regular season on Saturday against the White Sox.


Michael Pineda spins 7 1/3 innings of one-hit ball
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:37 pm ET) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda got back on track with a gem Monday night at home against Baltimore, improving to 4-5 on the year. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out eight over 7 1/3 scoreless innings of a 5-0 victory.

Pineda owns a 1.93 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP over 12 starts (70 innings). He will look to end the season at .500 on Sunday against the Red Sox in Boston.


Wei-Yin Chen suffers fifth loss of the season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:33 pm ET) Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen took the loss Monday night against the Yankees in New York, dropping to 16-5 on the year. He allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings of a 5-0 defeat.

Chen owns a 3.56 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 30 starts (179 2/3 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Sunday in Toronto.


J.A. Happ gets back on track Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:31 pm ET) Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ got back on track with a dominant outing Monday night at home against Seattle, improving to 11-10 on the year. He allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings of a 14-4 victory.

Happ owns a 4.27 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 151 2/3 innings of work. He will look to end the year two games over .500 on Sunday at home against Baltimore.


 
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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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