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|9/13/2014||Buster Posey, C (SF)||Posey continued his tear Friday, going 2 for 4 with a double in a 9-0 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Posey is hitting a ridiculous .464 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in his last 20 games.
|9/13/2014||A.J. Pollock, CF (Ari)||Pollock had a big day Friday, going 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs in a 6-5 loss to San Diego.
Analysis: Pollock had been just 4 for 15 over his previous five contests.
|9/13/2014||Adam Wainwright, P (StL)||Wainwright won his 18th game Friday, allowing one run and six hits with eight strikeouts in a 5-1 win over the Rockies.
Analysis: Wainwright appears to be on his way to a strong final month, going 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA in three September starts.
|9/13/2014||Matt Holliday, LF (StL)||Holliday went 2 for 4 with a three-run home run in Friday's 5-1 win over Colorado.
Analysis: Holliday is 7 for 19 in his last five games, but it was his first home run this month.
|9/13/2014||Anthony Rendon, 3B (Was)||Rendon went 3 for 5 with his 20th home run and a double in Friday's 4-3 loss at Citi Field.
Analysis: Rendon is 6 for 10 with two homers and three RBIs in this series. He's also hitting .373 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last 13 contests.
|9/13/2014||Jordy Mercer, SS (Pit)||Mercer went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Friday's 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: Mercer has gone 12 for 29 (.414) with two homers and nine RBIs over his last seven games.
|9/13/2014||Josh Harrison, 3B (Pit)||Harrison continued his breakthrough season for the Pirates, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored in Friday's 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: Harrison is batting .387 with three homers, eight doubles and 11 RBIs over his last 17 games.
|9/13/2014||Cody Asche, 3B (Phi)||Asche stayed hot by going 2 for 3 with his 10th home run in Friday's 3-1, 10-inning win over Miami.
Analysis: Asche is hitting .370 over his last nine games.
|9/13/2014||Justin Morneau, 1B (Col)||Morneau was taken out before the bottom of the sixth with left intercostal soreness on Friday.
Analysis: Morneau is day to day.
|9/13/2014||Geovany Soto, C (Oak)||Soto left with back spasms Friday.
Analysis: Soto is day to day.
|9/13/2014||Hyun-jin Ryu, P (LAD)||Ryu has had a cortisone injection in his left shoulder and he won't throw for at least four days. The team said Monday that Ryu had an MRI with dye, which showed no changes from his previous MRI that was done in May.
Analysis: Ryu will rejoin the Dodgers in Chicago later this week to evaluate his response to the injection. At that time, the team says a schedule to start a throwing program will be made. Ryu left his start on Friday after one inning, complaining of tightness and pain in his shoulder. He said the injury felt similar to one that landed him on the disabled list in May.
|9/12/2014||Mike Napoli, 1B (Bos)||Napoli is not in Boston's starting lineup at Kansas City on Friday night.
Analysis: Napoli, second on the Red Sox with 17 home runs, had a dislocated left ring finger and a sore toe.
|9/12/2014||David Ortiz, DH (Bos)||Ortiz is not in Boston's starting lineup at Kansas City on Friday night.
Analysis: Ortiz, who has 32 home runs and 99 RBIs, is sidelined because of a bruised right foot that has been bothering him since he fouled a pitch of it on Aug. 24.
|9/12/2014||Daniel Corcino, P (Cin)||Corcino will start Friday night in place of Mat Latos, who is 5-5.
Analysis: Corcino is a September call-up who has no record and a 10.13 ERA in two appearances. This will be his first major league start.
|9/12/2014||Mat Latos, P (Cin)||Latos from his scheduled start at Milwaukee due to a bone bruise in his right elbow.
Analysis: Daniel Corcino will start Friday night in place of Latos, who is 5-5. Latos spent the first two-plus months of the season on the disabled list with right elbow and left knee injuries.
|9/12/2014||Mike Fiers, P (Mil)||Miami Marlins pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has received a three-game suspension and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Fiers has been fined for their actions after Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton got hit in the face by a pitch from Fiers on Thursday.
Analysis: Fiers received an undisclosed fine for what the league said were "his actions which contributed to the benches clearing."
|9/12/2014||Anthony DeSclafani, P (Mia)||DeSclafani has received a three-game suspension and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers has been fined for their actions after Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton got hit in the face by a pitch from Fiers on Thursday.
Analysis: The league said in a statement that DeSclafani's suspension and an undisclosed fine were for intentionally throwing a pitch at Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez with a warning in place in the sixth inning of Thursday's game.
|9/12/2014||Michael Wacha, P (StL)||The Cardinals have pushed back struggling Michael Wacha and plan to start rookie lefty Marco Gonzales instead on Sunday.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Wacha allowed five earned runs and walked three in four innings his last start. As a rookie he was the NL championship series MVP, and he's 5-6 this year with a 3.14 ERA in 17 starts.
|9/12/2014||Yunel Escobar, SS (TB)||Escobar hit two home runs in Thursday's loss to the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Escobar is 8 for 17 with six RBIs over his last five games.
|9/12/2014||Chris Sale, P (CWS)||Sale allowed two hits over eight innings in Thursday's 1-0 win over Oakland.
Analysis: He bettered Scott Kazmir to pick up his 12th win and saw his ERA dip to 1.99 while his opponents' average is down to .198.
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