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|9/21/2014||Dexter Fowler, CF (Hou)||Fowler had three hits in a 10-1 win over Seattle on Saturday night.
Analysis: The Houston outfielder, now batting .273, is 7 for 14 in his last three games.
|9/21/2014||Chris Young, P (Sea)||Young got hit hard and the Mariners missed a chance to move up in the AL playoff race, yielding five home runs Saturday night in a 10-1 loss to the Houston Astros.
Analysis: Young (12-9, 3.65 ERA) was tagged for a season-high seven runs in three-plus innings. He had allowed four runs - two earned - in 11 innings in his prior two starts.
|9/21/2014||T.J. House, P (Cle)||House won in consecutive starts for the first time in his career with a 7-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Analysis: House (4-3, 3.43 ERA) is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his last four starts for Cleveland. He has 25 strikeouts and one walk in his last 26 innings.
|9/21/2014||Brian Dozier, 2B (Min)||Dozier finished a triple shy of the cycle in a 7-3 loss to Cleveland on Saturday night.
Analysis: Dozier, now batting .240, is 6 for 13 in his last three games after enduring a 3-for-32 slump.
|9/21/2014||Yan Gomes, C (Cle)||Gomes homered and tied a career high by driving in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.
Analysis: Gomes, who had three hits, has gone 9 for 26 (.346) with two homers and eight RBIs in his last six games, and raised his average to .288.
|9/21/2014||Jayson Werth, RF (Was)||Werth went 3 for 4 in Saturday's 3-2 win at Miami.
Analysis: Werth is batting .354 with three homers, 13 RBIs and 10 runs scored in 14 games against the Marlins this year.
|9/21/2014||Jordan Zimmermann, P (Was)||Zimmermann allowed two runs - one earned - over six innings to win 3-2 at Miami on Saturday.
Analysis: Zimmermann is 7-0 with a 2.06 ERA since the start of last month.
|9/21/2014||Tony Cruz, C (StL)||Cruz came through with a three-run homer in Saturday's 8-4 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: Cruz's long ball was his first of the year.
|9/21/2014||Kolten Wong, 2B (StL)||Wong went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-4 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: While Wong has been inconsistent at times, he's also come through with some monster games. He should be someone to keep in mind when next year rolls around.
|9/21/2014||Andrew Cashner, P (SD)||Cashner allowed two runs over eight innings to beat the Giants 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Cashner has now won three straight starts behind a 1.50 ERA. He would be a fantasy monster if he could find a way to stay healthy for a full season.
|9/21/2014||Freddy Galvis, 3B (Phi)||Galvis hit a two-run homer in Saturday's 3-0 win at Oakland.
Analysis: Galvis has hit safely in five straight, going 6 for 17 with two homers and six RBIs.
|9/21/2014||Jerome Williams, P (Phi)||Williams combined with two relievers on a four-hitter in Saturday's 3-0 win at Oakland.
Analysis: Williams (4-2) became the first player since at least 1900 to have at least one win against the same opponent with three different teams in the same season.
|9/21/2014||Chris Archer, P (TB)||Archer tossed 6 1-3 scoreless innings Saturday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Archer (10-8, 3.42 ERA) allowed two hits and walked four. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA in his last three starts.
|9/21/2014||Alex Avila, C (Det)||Avila has not played since Sept. 14 because of a concussion but could be available Monday if he feels fine and passes concussion clearance tests.
Analysis: Avila is hitting .223 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs.
|9/21/2014||Anibal Sanchez, P (Det)||Sanchez threw about 50 pitches in a simulated game Sunday and could be activated this week.
Analysis: The right-hander went on the disabled list Aug. 9 with a strained right chest muscle. The simulated game came before the before the Tigers played the Royals in Kansas City. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says if Sanchez feels good the next few days ''my guess is he'd be activated Wednesday or Thursday.'' Sanchez is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA in 21 starts, and Ausmus says he could be used in relief.
|9/21/2014||Marcus Stroman, P (Tor)||Stroman dropped his appeal of a six-game suspension from Major League Baseball, and the penalty was cut to five games.
Analysis: MLB penalized Stroman on Wednesday and fined the 23-year-old rookie for throwing a pitch two days earlier that sailed past the head of Baltimore's Caleb Joseph. Stroman's pitch came a half-inning after Joseph blocked the plate as Jose Reyes slid home. ¶ Stroman (11-6) started Saturday and beat the New York Yankees. He will be eligible to pitch in Friday's series opener against the Orioles.
|9/21/2014||Dilson Herrera, 2B (NYM)||Herrera left with a strained right quadriceps after he beat out an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday.
Analysis: Herrera was 2 for 3 with his third home run before going down. He had been 4 for 29 in his previous 10 games.
|9/21/2014||Aaron Hicks, CF (Min)||Hicks has not played since being scratched from Saturday's game against Cleveland due to back stiffness.
Analysis: Hicks isn't much of a fantasy option with a .209 average. He's day to day.
|9/21/2014||Devin Mesoraco, C (Cin)||Mesoraco was pulled in the sixth inning because of a stomach bug Saturday.
Analysis: Mesoraco could be back in the lineup as early as Sunday.
|9/21/2014||Mark Teixeira, 1B (NYY)||Teixeira had to leave Saturday's game with soreness in his right wrist.
Analysis: Teixeira could be out for the rest of the season with the Yankees needing a miracle to reach the playoffs.
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