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Adam Wainwright (R) Headshot

Wainwright (11-5) allowed two runs on four hits while striking out three over 7.2 innings, but received no decision Saturday against the Cubs.

Wainwright was at his best for seven innings as he held the Cubs scoreless, but he ran out of steam, giving up a pair of runs that cost him a shot at his 12th victory. He's held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in six of his last seven starts, and despite a 4.89 ERA, he's been a strong fantasy option during that time frame. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
6:43 pm (EST)
Brandon McCarthy (R) Headshot

McCarthy (finger) is expected to start Tuesday against the Twins, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

There had been talk of the Dodgers possibly giving McCarthy some time off after he suffered a recurrence of a blister on his finger during Thursday's start. However, it would seem McCarthy's finger has already shown signs of healing. Kenta Maeda will be on standby in case the blister resurfaces.
6:42 pm (EST)
Justin Turner (R) Headshot

Turner is under the weather but will be available off the bench Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Logan Forsythe is penciled in at third base with Turner feeling less than 100 percent, but Turner's availability off the bench offers hope that he could return for Sunday's matchup against lefty Sean Newcomb. Turner is batting a ridiculous .443/.523/.841 against left-handed pitching this season.
6:34 pm (EST)
Ryan Raburn (R) Headshot

Raburn will be placed on the bereavement list Sunday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Raburn was scratched from Saturday's lineup and manager Dusty Baker later revealed that Raburn is dealing with the loss of his grandfather.
6:28 pm (EST)
Cliff Pennington (B) Headshot

Pennington started at second and went 2-for-3 with a double in Friday's loss to Boston.

With back-to-back southpaws on the mound, Pennington has seen two consecutive starts and produced two separate two-hit performances. The Angels are facing another lefty on Saturday (David Price), which places the 33-year-old into the lineup for a third consecutive game. While he is on the short side of a platoon at second base with Nick Franklin, Pennington could force himself into a larger role if he can outplay his competition at second base.
6:23 pm (EST)
Brandon Phillips (R) Headshot

Phillips (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Hamstring tightness will keep Phillips on the bench for a second straight game, but he expects to return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Phillips suggested he could have started Saturday, if necessary. He went into the break on a 4-for-29 slide, but he's come out of the gates hot to begin the second half, going 11-for-23 with seven extra-base hits.
6:22 pm (EST)
Clint Frazier (R) Headshot

Manager Joe Girardi said that Frazier has leapfrogged Jacoby Ellsbury for playing time in the outfield, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Although the report is that Frazier is expected to return to the minors once Aaron Hicks (oblique) is back from the DL, the top prospect appears to be in line for plenty of playing time until then. The 22-year-old has been a solid producer for the Bronx Bombers during his first cup of coffee in the big leagues, as he's slashing .294/.302/.627 in 14 games in New York. This production, paired with Ellsbury's decline at the dish, have put Frazier in a position to act as the primary left fielder for the Yankees for the time being, moving Brett Gardner into center field.
6:04 pm (EST)
Yusmeiro Petit (R) Headshot

Petit tossed two perfect innings while striking out three batters in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

The veteran long reliever was asked to eat two frames after starter Ricky Nolasco was shelled for six runs through four innings. Petit owns a 2.85 ERA and a sparkling 4.7 K/BB in 53.2 innings this season. Manager Mike Scioscia must prefer to use the 32-year-old out of the 'pen, considering he hasn't given Petit a shot in the rotation despite the Angels having several starters go down to injury this season. If Petit were to earn a shot in the rotation at some point this season, he could become a sneaky option in deeper formats
6:01 pm (EST)
Matt Adams (L) Headshot

Adams is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

The Braves have faced four southpaws this week, and Adams has been on the bench for all four games. Adams is crushing right-handed pitching to the tune of a .318/.368/.589 line, but it looks like he will remain heavily shielded from lefties, especially with Sean Rodriguez back on the active roster.
5:54 pm (EST)
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